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The Bride with White Hair (1993)

Bak fat moh lui zyun (original title)
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Cho Yat-Hang, the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against an evil cult, falls in forbidden love with Lien Ni-Chang, a killer for the evil cult.

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Ronny Yu

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Kee-To Lam (as Kei To Lam), Yusheng Liang (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brigitte Lin ... Lien Ni-Chang
Leslie Cheung ... Cho Yat-Hang
Francis Ng ... Male Gei Mou-Seung
Elaine Lui ... Female Gei Mou-Seung
Kit Ying Lam ... Ho Lu Hua
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
King-Kei Cheng ... Hsin Cheng
Choi-Chow Hoh Choi-Chow Hoh
Eddy Ko ... General Wu San-Kuei
Jeffrey Lau
Lok-Lam Law Lok-Lam Law ... (as Le-Lin Lo)
Fong Pau ... Master Tzu Yang
Leila Tong ... Young Cho Yat-Hang
Kin-Ming Tsang Kin-Ming Tsang
Kwan-Hong Wong Kwan-Hong Wong
Richard Yuen Richard Yuen
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Storyline

The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign tribes and an evil cult. One day, he meets the beautiful Lien, a killer for the evil cult who is equally unsatisfied with her situation, but their love angers both the Wu-Tang clan and the evil cult. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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A Classic Chinese Tale Of Swords And Sorcery Of Honor And Of Love


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

25 September 1993 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bride with White Hair See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Lian Nichang (Brigitte Lin) was Rob Tapert's inspiration for the character of Xena, the title protagonist of the hit TV series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995). See more »

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The Bride With White Hair (Ronny Yu, 1993) **1/2
20 February 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Colorful Asian fantasy with the emphasis on romance and fanciful action; enjoyable enough in itself but not particularly compelling. The plot and look of the film reminded me of the "Chinese Ghost Story" Trilogy (1987-91), which I watched – and loved – only a few years back, while the gravity-defying stunts looked forward to Ang Lee's (obviously more accomplished) CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2000). As is the norm for this sort of film, the characters are all stock types (the nasty Siamese-twin villains being a particular liability) – which means that, for all the pseudo-philosophy which gets spouted (usually by elders) from time to time, the tale follows a rigid, rather simplistic and all-too-familiar path which doesn't allow for much depth or surprise…though "The Bride With White HaIr" herself (when she belatedly appears) is a memorable creation – and I wouldn't mind catching up eventually with this film's sequel (from the same year and director).


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