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The Magic Crane    (1993)

 
 
 
Director :
Benny Chan Muk Sing

Producer :
Tsui Hark

 
Other titles : 新仙鹤神针 (HK Title)
Xin Xian Hao Shen Zhen (HK Title)
Country : Hong Kong
Film Company : Film Workshop, Long Shong Pictures H.K.
Genre : Fairy / Wu xia pian
HK Category : I I
Runtime : 96 min.
Video : Colour
Audio : Speaking (Cantonese)
HK Gross : 8.1 M. HK$
 
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 Cast :  
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Anita Mui Yim Fong
Rosamund Kwan Chi Lam
Damian Lau Chung Yun
Kelvin Wong Siu
Lawrence Ng Kai Wah
Norman Chu Siu Keung
Jay Lau Kam Ling
Vindy Chan Wai Yee
     
  
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Plot

On his way to a congress of kung fu masters, an initiate falls from a high cliff, only to be rescued by the lovely Tien Lam (Anita Mui), who rides a huge crane. When Tien Lam learns of the growing discord between the kung fu masters, she must intervene to prevent an all-out war between rival martial arts clans.
 
  Review  

This movie uses the successful formula established by the Swordsman saga. The magical aspect is, however, increased. The main ingredients of this movie are a magic crane, flying beings, giant turtles, music instruments used as weapons. All this makes it look like a fantasy tale rather than a Wu Xia Pian (Chinese chivalry movie). The film plot is from one of Tsui Hark favourite ideas: two women fight each other and soon the one incarnating the good turns bad, and the evil-ish one...
 
 
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Director :
Benny Chan Muk Sing

Producer :
Tsui Hark
 
 Cast : (when available)  (Hide) (full cast & crew)

Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Anita Mui Yim Fong

Rosamund Kwan Chi Lam

Damian Lau Chung Yun

Kelvin Wong Siu

Lawrence Ng Kai Wah

Norman Chu Siu Keung

Jay Lau Kam Ling

Vindy Chan Wai Yee
 
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