Flying Dagger (HK 1993)

Rating: *
Cast: Tony Leung (Ka Fai), Cheung Man, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Gloria Yip, cameo by Pauline Chan

Another amazingly stupid period action piece from scriptwriter Wong Jing. Nearly as bad as "Holy Weapon" (1993) with many of the same cast members. It's always a treat to see Cheung Man swinging a sword around, and her young assistant (Gloria Yip) is adorably inviting. Maggie Cheung is also seductively cute, but her fighting is just plain silly. Both Jacky Cheung and Tony Leung are painfully goofy, but their fighting is pretty good. There are, however, some nice effects, including a self motivated severed hand (a la "Thing" from "The Addams Family" (1991) ) that saves the day.