Butterfly Swords

July 5, 2012

Based loosely on the novel Liuxing Hudie Jian by Gu Long, Butterfly Swords a.k.a. Butterfly and Sword (1993) is a prime example of wuxia, a heroic martial arts genre best known in North America from the Ang Lee film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).... 


June 18, 2005

Known more for his period dramas, Raise the Red Lantern (1991) and The Story of Qiu Ju (1992), director Zhang Yimou decided to fulfill a life-long ambition of making a swordsmen epic with Hero (2002). Despite garnering huge box office returns all over...