How Tsui Hark refreshed wuxia films with supernatural detective mystery The Butterfly Murders, his 1979 debut

//How Tsui Hark refreshed wuxia films with supernatural detective mystery The Butterfly Murders, his 1979 debut

How Tsui Hark refreshed wuxia films with supernatural detective mystery The Butterfly Murders, his 1979 debut

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. The Butterfly Murders is a strangely exotic film which mixes martial arts, history, horror and…

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