A further collaboration between the director of A Chinese Ghost Story and producer Tsui Hark, Swordsman II resembles a super-hero comic book brought to life. Set in a mythical past at a time of internecine power struggles within competing clans and sects, the film finds Ling and his siblings taking a stand against the ruthless ‘Master Asia’, who has sacrificed his manhood to attain magical powers, and who anonymously flirts with Ling as a woman. A playful attitude to sexuality permeates the movie; more to the point, however, are countless spectacularly realised supernatural confrontations which would have Albert Einstein’s head spinning. Camp it may be, and messy, but mundane it ain’t.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Tang Pik Yin, Tsui Hark, Peter Chan|
Lin Ching Hsia