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.


Ronny Yu


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


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 <>

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


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The love song at the end of the film was performed by Leslie Cheung, and as a gimmick, the song was not released to buy in any way so people who enjoyed the song would have to to re watch the movie in theaters. See more »

Crazy Credits

The original release had a montage of scenes recapping the movie playing over the credits set to the song "Red Cheeks, White Hair" sung by star Leslie Cheung. Current releases keep the montage but it now plays with an instrumental score. See more »


Remade as The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (2014) See more »

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19 May 2002 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

Wow. I can remember watching this film with my mouth hung in amazement.

It's amazing how the story really drew me into the film. Greatly choreographed swordplay and action, typical standard of Hong Kong cinema. Interesting death scenes include impalement & slicing up of people. The romantic part of this film really adds to the atmosphere (the tendersweet waterfall scene) and Brigitte's performance as Lien Ni Chang really helped her character shine. I've never felt myself cringe as much I did during the "leaving the cult" ceremony.

Whether it's for the action or romance, the Bride with White Hair is really entertaining & highly recommended for viewing pleasure.

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26 August 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

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