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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 ... Lord Suen's henchman
Ben Ko Chu ... Bald fighter
Gwong-Chun Lam Gwong-Chun Lam
Ka Ting Lee ... Lui Chung Yuen
Lee Wai Lee Wai
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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Alternate Versions

Hong Kong version lacks original Taiwan version ending. See more »

Connections

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

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I don't need no stinking plot
20 January 2004 | by merricatnycSee all my reviews

I own this movie on DVD, have watched it several times, and still wouldn't even attempt to give a more in depth plot summary than "There are political factions. They seem to want something. They kill lots of people."

Who knows what this flick is about.

But with the glorious Michelle Yeoh looking especially radiantly beautiful and ripping heads out at the root through the unadulterated power of her fabulous costumes, who cares? Add in the always charming, greatly lamented Tony Leung as her innocuous-secret-identity-guy brother, a plot would almost get in the way.

If you can embrace the sacrifice of story in favor of pure action and character development in favor of raw screen power, you will have a great time watching this movie.


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