Brigitte Lin in a still from Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993), produced by Tsui Hark.Brigitte Lin in a still from Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993), produced by Tsui Hark.
Brigitte Lin in a still from Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993), produced by Tsui Hark.

How Tsui Hark, Brigitte Lin revived the Swordsman series with The East Is Red, a chaotic gem of a martial arts film

  • The unplanned final part of Tsui’s successful Swordsman trilogy saw Lin return as evil villainess Asia the Invincible, despite being killed off in part two
  • The chaos of the shoot heralded the future decline of the Hong Kong film industry, Tsui said, referring to the film as the industry’s ‘doomsday toll’
Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Brigitte Lin in a still from Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993), produced by Tsui Hark.Brigitte Lin in a still from Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993), produced by Tsui Hark.
Brigitte Lin in a still from Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993), produced by Tsui Hark.
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