Butterfly And Sword details
|Starring:||Tony Leung, Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh|
|Director:||Chu Yen Ping|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, World Cinema|
Butterfly And Sword
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Sep 2002|
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Mmmmmmmm......By Hurdlemagurdle (79 reviews) from Scotland , 13 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I thought with Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung that this would be reasonably good. Not the case I'm afraid.
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Chopped upBy a customer , 22 Aug 2013This is probably a fairly good film but, like another reviewer mentions, it has the feeling of having been hacked about alot with very abrupt cuts. The disc actually contains 2 versions: go to set-up then select either the original Hong Kong or International versions. I tried watching the Hong Kong version as I thought that might be the more 'un-hacked' one, but it didn't feel like it. Another thing worth bearing in miind with these films is the subtitling of course: alot definitely does get lost in translation, especially so with this release I feel. I couldn't recommend watching the current DVD edition, unless you're a bit drunk on a Saturday night with a bunch of mates, half watching it in the background.
classic kung-fu!By a customer from Liskeard , 23 Jan 2009The Butterfly and the Sword is definitely one to be included in the line-up for a cheesy kung-fu film day!
Chopped to hellBy a customer from Epsom, England , 16 Jan 2007This seemed like a good piece with a couple of good plot twists, but it looks like large sections have been cut out, including a lot of the ending, making sections of the film seem seriously disjointed.
BAD!!!By Jacqueline Atkins from Ramsgate, England , 31 Jul 2006i love martial arts movies but this was dire. i mean i had no idea what was going on. the cuts to other scenes were so bad i couldn't tell where one scene ended and another began. the fighting didn't look spetacular. i expected alot more from micelle yeoh. very dissapointed.
Butterfly and SwordBy a customer from London, England , 19 Jul 2006Good film definitely worth seeing.
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