DIRECTOR: TSUI HARK
CAST: WENZHUO ZHAO, XIN XIN XIONG, SONNY SU
The Blade is Tsui Hark’s masterful tribute to the martial arts films he grew up with. A reimagining of director Chang Cheh’s 1967 wuxia landmark The One-Armed Swordsman, this phantasmagoric action film moves like an out-of-control freight train. Featuring rapid-fire edits, berserk camera movement, frenetic choreography, and compositions bursting with busy detail, The Blade shows one of the world’s best directors doing it all and making it look easy.