The Butterfly Murders

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The Butterfly Murders
The Butterfly Murders.jpg
Film poster
Traditional蝶變
Simplified蝶变
MandarinDié Biàn
Directed byTsui Hark
Produced byNg See-yuen
Written byLam Chi-ming
Lam Fan
StarringLau Siu-ming
Michelle Yim
CinematographyFan Gam-yuk
Production
company
Release date
  • 20 July 1979 (1979-07-20)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese

The Butterfly Murders is a 1979 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Tsui Hark. It has elements of history and a murder mystery. The film is not widely available on tape or DVD in the West (there is a German and a French DVD release), though there was a Hong Kong release.[1]

Plot[edit]

Butterflies have apparently become a lethal weapon. Several rivals contend for a mysterious prize, using a variety of unusual weapons.

Cast[edit]

  • Lau Siu-ming as Scholar Fong
  • Michelle Yim as Green Shadow
  • Jojo Chan as Madam Shum
  • Chang Kuo-chu as Master Shum (he wears black knight armor that conceals his identity.)
  • Wong Shu-tong as Tien Lung clan leader
  • Ha Kwong-li as No. 10, Red Flag squad leader
  • Tsui Siu-ling as Chee
  • Eddy Ko as Kwok Lik
  • Tino Wong as Li Kim
  • Danny Chow as No. 3, White Flag squad leader
  • Lau Jun-fai as Mr Tsui

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