Flying Dagger (1993)

If he's too busy directing or producing a film, prolific Wong Jing will give you a solid screenplay for a popular wuxia comedy. Planted firmly in the same cinematic world as Kung Fu Cult Master, Holy Weapon, and Last Hero in China, this wildly entertaining film is directed by Chu Yen-Ping, the man who gave us Fantasy Mission Force.

Producer Jessica Hsu assembled a great cast that Mr. Chu uses to achieve a winning result. Exquisitely beautiful Sharla Cheung Man stars as a kung fu master named Lady Fung who competes with a rival bounty hunter named Flying Dagger, played by "Big" Tony Leung Ka-Fai.

Frenetic martial arts choreography fills the screen as designed by the super-trio of action directors that is Tony Ching Siu-Tung, Ma Yuk-Sing, and Dion Lam Dik-On. These three worked together on four films in 1993 including The East is Red, Holy Weapon, and the sci-fi action film, Future Cops.

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