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      The Blade

      1995 1 hr. 45 min. Action List
      Reviews 87% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Driven by revenge, a one-armed swordsman (Wing Zhao) with a sawed-off blade and a martial arts manual pursues villains. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Some great action sequences but have to wait for it. The sword fights in the latter part are real good. Overall good fun though the beginning can be a bit slow and melodramatic Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The film has a fast pace in part due to its quick edits and cuts throughout. Worthy, but has a style that has to be tolerated. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Tsui Hark's re-imagining of One Armed Swordsman that itself was an unofficial adaptation of a tiny bit of Louis Cha's second Condor Heroes novel. This one done either as a parody or maybe an acknowledgement of Wong Kar Wai (Ashes Of Time). It does become its own thing, and is unlike anything Tsui had done, before or since. It meanders a bit, but I like it much more now than I did about twenty years ago. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The one armed swordsman makes a return with the final fight scene a breathtaking one take sequence. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A solid revenge tale from Director Tsui Hark.The editing and the direction of Director Tsui Hark is strong which made the sword-play's scenes more exciting and compelling,it has a nice battle field too.Good background musics for the amazing sword battle.The Blade is another Hong Kong movies that you can't miss,see it if you are fans of weapon combat movies.:) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Hark's One Armed Swordsman reprise is brutish, animalistic, feverish, rich of steel tempered, rather than aerial, fights, more akin to the straight, uncompromised violence of 7'0 gongfu and spaghetti western flicks than traditional swashbuckling or revisionis Wuxia. Like "Mad Max in Peking". A big win. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Driven by revenge, a one-armed swordsman (Wing Zhao) with a sawed-off blade and a martial arts manual pursues villains.
      Director
      Hark Tsui
      Executive Producer
      Hark Tsui
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      Chinese