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Blade
Blade
Genres: Westerns, Indie & Art House
Tsui Hark is the definitive moviemaker of the Hong Kong New Wave, and it could be argued that The Blade (1995) is his best film to date, a visually dense and morally muscular martial arts epic that just about reinvents the...  more »

     

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Genres: Westerns, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Westerns, Indie & Art House
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
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Movie Reviews

It's the Hong Kong movie not the Wesley Snipes one!
08/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Just to set the record straight. Some reviewers confused this movie with the Hollywood movie "Blade." This is one of Tsui Hark's masterpieces. An extremely brutal yet beautiful film. It resembles Wong Kar-Wai's "Ashes of Time" in style. But Tsui eschewes all the sentimentality (not that it's a bad thing)of the latter. The plot summary would not do much good here. The movie is not about the story, but how the story is presented. If you want an "action" movie that will make you think, try this one."
THE BLADE
mar_white81@hotmail.com | England | 04/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Blade is a classic Hong Kong movie. It's full of the ingredients that make Hong Kong action movies so cool - excellent martial arts, fantastic swordplay and an underlying theme of friendship and honour. If i have any criticism to make about the movie it's because sometimes it's just that little bit too hyper-kinetic. But who cares when the action this eye-bleedingly good. Now if only Tsui Hark would stop using Van Damme in his Hollywood movies and get Mark Dacascos or Jet Li instead."
A Favourite
phyed-rautha | 03/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't remember exactly but someone told me that the show was bad, but then as always I take their words with a grain of salt and decided to watch the show myself. WHAT a SHOCKER! For those people out there that do not really like martial arts flicks where the actors fly back and forth across the screen in a most unrealistic manner this is the film for you! And imagine recognising this show as a sort of prelude to the old flick One armed Swordsman! Wonderful! It's a must watch people either buy the video or go Rent it!"
Excellent drama ,acting and shooting
phyed-rautha | 08/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is not about martial-arts. You wont see Jet Li or Jackie Chan flip in the air twice before a kick ,or wonderfully choreographed fighting scenes. It is the best HK drama I've ever seen.About feelings ,and what they can make us do ,or achive. Ofcourse ,there are fights ,the protagonist must avenge his father ,but it's more about the revenge itself ,the drive ,than about how it's done. A story of human beings in a time and place so extreme ,that they are driven to the extreme themselves. great tale ,shot with more sensativity (and brutality) than any other film I saw."