A WARRIOR'S TRAGEDY, with Ti Lung, Frankie Chan Fun-kei, Fennie Yuen Kit-ying and Anita Yuen Wing-yi. Directed, produced and scripted by Frankie Chan. Category II. Showing at Empire, President, UA Whampoa, Chinachem, Dynasty Theatre Circuit. BASED on a novel by famed swordplay writer Koo Lung, A Warrior's Tragedy is a Chinese ''western'' featuring non-stop action and vast Chinese landscapes. Although veteran actor Ti Lung gets top billing, versatile film-maker Frankie Chan again steals the limelight. He regularly produces, directs, scripts, acts in and even scores his films - and Tragedy is no exception. It is a solid swordplay film with a whodunit sub-plot. There are some impressive set pieces, even if a gladiatorial horse chase drags on and the finale is weak. Chan roped in a strong cast, including two young actresses with potential, Fennie Yuen (School on Fire ) and Anita Yuen (Tom, Dick and Hairy ). It is the story of swordsman Fu Suet-hung (Ti Lung), who has vowed to avenge the murder of his parents and the destruction of their clan 25 years before. He tracks the killer to a border town, but finds himself stalked by assassins. Fu gets regular help from Yip Hoi (Chan) and his companion, Ting Ling-lam (Anita Yuen), but doesn't know their true identity. With the Hong Kong film industry at a low ebb, there are a few positive signs with Temptation of a Monk, Project S, and Remains of a Woman. A Warrior's Tragedy may not be in the same league, but it represents solid entertainment and value for money.