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Xin liu xing hu die jian (1993)

Dynamo Michelle Yeoh stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

Director:

Michael Mak

Writers:

John Chong, Lung Ku (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Meng Sing-Wan (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Michelle Yeoh ... Lady Ko
Joey Wang ... Butterfly
Elvis Tsui ... Lord Suen Yuk Pa
Donnie Yen ... Yip Cheung
Tsung-Hua To ... Lui Heung-Chuen
Jimmy Lin ... Prince Cha
Chung Kui Wong Chung Kui Wong
Chuan-Chen Yeh ... Ho Ching
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kuo-Chu Chang ... Eunuch Tsao
Hin-Cheung Choi Hin-Cheung Choi ... Lord Suen's henchman
Ben Ko Chu Ben Ko Chu ... Bald fighter
Gwong-Chun Lam Gwong-Chun Lam
Ka Ting Lee Ka Ting Lee ... Lui Chung Yuen
Lee Wai Lee Wai
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Dynamo Michelle Yeoh stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

16 January 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterfly Sword See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michelle Yeoh is dubbed by other actresses in the Cantonese and Mandarin versions of the film but that is her singing the theme song heard under the end credits of each. See more »

Quotes

Meng Sing-Wan: I didn't come to rob your bounty. Because your head is worth even more!
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Connections

Remake of Liu xing hu die jian (1976) See more »

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Must see for "wuxia" fans
28 January 2004 | by Dan StarkeySee all my reviews

Emphatically not for kids, "Butterfly and Sword" is a strange amalgam of brutal and unusually bloody kung-fu, and a complex love triangle... make that parallelogram. Michelle Yeoh, Tony Leung, and Donnie Yen are at their best, and Joey Wong is, as always, nice to look at. This film is infamous for the abruptly truncated ending in the version that was distributed in Hong Kong and on HK DVDs. For the original, which includes the end of the film that is apparently too shocking for HK audiences, look for the Taiwanese version, called "Comet Butterfly Sword."


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