A Warrior's Tragedy (1993)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Martial Arts, Period Film  |   Release Date - May 31, 1993 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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Though theatrically released as a single movie, this odd period kung-fu yarn -- directed by Frankie Chan -- was released in video as two separate films. The movie centers on the relationship between two vastly different wandering swordsmen: one, Yip Hoi (Chan), is a lighthearted scoundrel, while the other, Fu Hung-suet (Ti Lung), is a crippled, epileptic warrior whose mother taught him from a tender age to seek single-minded revenge against those who murdered their family. The two run into each other in a small bucolic village, where Fu immediately falls in love with a beautiful prostitute with a heart of gold. At the end of Part One, Fu fails to kill the nefarious Ma Hung-kwan. As Part Two unfolds, Fu continues on his quest of vengeance. Later, he learns from his mother that he and Yip Hoi are in fact related.

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swordsman, epilepsy, quest, scoundrel, prostitute/prostitution