Director Tsui Hark in person!

A rare screening of Tsui Hark’s martial arts masterpiece, considered one of the towering achievements of Chinese cinema. Missing out on seeing The Blade on the big screen would be like going to the carnival and not going on the gnarliest, biggest and wildest ride. A masterpiece by anyone’s standards, The Blade was Tsui Hark’s last truly great film before he began 15 years of wandering in the artistic wilderness. It’s a reimagining of Chang Cheh’s landmark, 1967 martial arts film, The One-Armed Swordsmen, as a psychotronic phantasmagoria full of scars and tattoos, mutilation, amputation, sexual frustration, and sharp, heavy chunks of steel splitting muscle and breaking bones.

Part of The Wu Xia Focus.