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Film

The Blade

 
 
Fri, Jun 13, 2014
  • 2PM
  • 4:30PM
  • 9:30PM
 
 
LOCATION:
 
RUN TIME: 105min
FORMAT: Digital
LANGUAGE: In Cantonese with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
+  Intro by Grady Hendrix
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Tsui Hark | 1995

With Vincent Zhao, Moses Chan, Hung Yan-yan

"Has enough action and ooh-ahh moments to stimulate even the most jaded palates."
—Variety

A longtime favorite of Quentin Tarantino, and widely considered one of Tsui Hark’s greatest and most audacious films, this brutal homage to the macho Hong Kong action films of the 1960s follows the tale of an orphan raised by the owner of a sword factory and his quest to avenge the death of his father. Reimagining the Chang Cheh martial arts classic The One-Armed Swordsman, The Blade also incorporates visual homages to the films of King Hu, who served as Tsui’s most important mentor and whom he eventually replaced as director on the legendary wuxia film Swordsman. Praising its show-stopping montage sequences, scholar Stephen Teo compares Tsui’s work to “the incredible technical effect King Hu achieved in The Valiant Ones.”

Please note: due to a problem with the 35mm print, The Blade will screen in a digital format. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 
Talks 
Introduction 
 

by Grady Hendrix

The 9:30pm screening will feature an introduction by Grady Hendrix, co-founder of the New York Asian Film Festival.