The Blade, Tsui Hark’s nihilistic 1995 wuxia movie, may be the director’s least appreciated martial arts masterpiece

//The Blade, Tsui Hark’s nihilistic 1995 wuxia movie, may be the director’s least appreciated martial arts masterpiece

The Blade, Tsui Hark’s nihilistic 1995 wuxia movie, may be the director’s least appreciated martial arts masterpiece

Tsui Hark’s misanthropic and nihilistic 1995 film The Blade didn’t so much signal the end of the wuxia movie boom of the early 1990s as underscore how bored viewers had become with the genre. Wuxia films had peaked in 1993, and audiences stayed away from The Blade when it opened in cinemas in Hong Kong, condemning the film to relative obscurity.In spite of its poor performance at the box office – it only took HK$3.3 million – the film is a martial arts masterpiece which stands as Tsui’s most…

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