How Tsui Hark refreshed wuxia film with The Butterfly Murders (1979)

“Hong Kong director Tsui Hark’s debut film, The Butterfly Murders, didn’t make much of a dent on the box office when it was released in July 1979, but it did garner some good reviews. Today it is regarded as a minor masterpiece for its creative and unique approach to the wuxia genre, and for the way it foreshadows the stylistic, technical and thematic ideas that Tsui would refine in the years to come.” More at the South China Morning Post.

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