Butterfly & Sword

Date Released:  1/1993
A.K.A.:  Comet, Butterfly, and Sword
Language:  Cantonese and Mandarin (song)
Production Company:  Chang Hong Channel Film & Video
Producers:  Woo Tan, Hui Pooi-Yung, Kevin Chu
Director:  Michael Mak
Action Director:  Ching Siu-Tung
Cinematographer:  Chan Wing-Shu
Music:  Chin Yung Shing, Lee Zong-Sheng
Screenplay:  Chong Ching
Category:  Martial Arts/Adventure/Romance/Fantasy
Country:  Hong Kong
Cast:  (in credit order)
Ko .... Michelle Yeoh
Sing .... Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Butterfly .... Joey Wong
Yip Cheung .... Donnie Yen
Prince Cha .... Jimmy Lin
Lui Heung-Chuen .... Tou Chung-Wah
Lord Suen Yuk-Pa .... Tsui Kam-Kong
Ho Ching .... Yip Chuen Chan
The Film:
Michelle stars in this swordplay fantasy drama as Sister Ko, the leader of a group of martial artists (named Happy Forest), who directs her men to destroy their rival.

Ko is beautiful, capable, and determined. She dominates everything and everyone in the Happy Forest except for one person: the man she's in love with, who loves someone else. Loving and being loved, Ko seems strong on the surface but is in fact unhappy deep down inside. At one point in the film, she reveals that: 'I've never laughed since the day I was born'. This overwhelming emotion makes hers a tragic character.

Impressive action scenes. See beautiful Michelle using scarf as weapon and effectively turning into a human bow... Don't miss the end title song -- it's performed by Princess Michelle herself! (Is there anything she can't do?)

** The story is an adaptation of a martial arts novel by Gu Long (1936-1985).

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