The Sword Stained with Royal Blood, also known as Xin Bi Xue Jian and 新碧血劍, is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia film based on Louis Cha's novel Sword Stained with Royal Blood. The film was written, produced and directed by Cheung Hoi-ching and stars Yuen Biao, Sharla Cheung, Danny Lee, Ng Man-tat and Anita Yuen.
(Synopsis): Directed very differently by Cheung Hoi-Ching, Yuen Biao plays a chief constable on the tail of the mysterious Golden Snake Man who who also appears to be a killer, (played very impressively by Danny Lee). Unlike most one-dimensional 'bad guys' who are in most movies, director Cheung Hoi-Ching masterfully weaves a complicated back-story of the Golden Snake man's (Danny Lee) past. While Danny Lee's immaculate acting gives his character a three dimensional shape. Also, director Cheung Hoi-Ching surrounds Yuen Biao with a dynamic cast filled with wonderfully varied characters played brilliantly by the cast (which includes Ng Man-Tat, Anita Mui and the impressive Man Cheung).
Starring: Yuen Biao, Sharla Cheung Man, Danny Lee Sau Yin, Anita Yuen Wing Yee Ng Man Tat, Elizabeth Lee Mei Fung, Elvis Tsui Kam Kong, Wu Ma, Yip Chuen Chan
Director: Cheung Hoi Ching, Action Director: Hsu Hsia, Austin Wai Tin Chi, Brandy Yuen Jan Yeung, Production company: Production Line Films, Distributed by: Regal Films Distribution, Release date: 25 November 1993, Running time: 96 minutes, Country: Hong Kong, Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese subtitles, Format: NTSC All, Features Aspect Ratio: 2:35.1 Widescreen.