| The Bride With White Hair (2001)
Director: Ronny Yu
Lin, Leslie Cheung
The Bride With White Hair tells the story, in
flashback, of swordsmaster Yi-hang (Leslie Cheung). Raised from an early
age to assume leadership of the Chung Yuan, a coalition of eight martial
arts clans, Yi-hang displays little interest in fulfilling this role.
Despite this, he is called upon to lead the forces
of the eight clans against the depredations of a murderous death cult.
In doing so, he crosses paths with a beautiful, nameless assassin
swathed in white (Brigitte Lin) who wields a deadly whip in the service
of the cult. Despite their opposing backgrounds, the two fall in love,
and Yi-hang gives her the name of Lien Ni-chang.
Sadly, this happiness cannot last, for the
monstrous Chi Wu-shuang, leader of the death cult, also lusts after
Ni-Chang. Her attempt to leave the cult sets a series of events in
motion that climaxes in tragedy, bloodshed, and madness.
List Price: US $18.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
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