A Warrior's Tragedy (1993)
Reviewed by: RLM on 2002-05-18
Summary: Has what you want and hope to get in a film...
This period fantasy/kungfu/swordsplay epic is visually scrumptious from beginning to end. I saw the 2 VHS English dubbed version.
The major cast members put in jawbreaking and humorus performances and we finally do care who they are, why they are there and what will happen to them.
The chemistry between actors and actresses is a joy to watch.
The martial arts fighting is superb with wires not getting in the way of performance or esthetics.
It does have the very traditional revenge element so often found in Chinese films, but luckily the plot is sufficiently developed in other places to make it much more than that.
Makes a person believe that a crippled swordsman can defeat an army!
Highly recommended -