Blade Girls (2019) Imperial Swordswomen of the Ming Dynasty
original Chinese title DI JIAN SHAONU
directed by Wang Bin
starring: Xu Zilu · Zhang Dake · Zhu Mei-xuan · Hau Meng · Yu Xue-jiao
· Zheng Shu-xiun
year 1402, Minister Yunwen declares war against Zhu Di, the new Emperor
of the Ming Dynasty. Zhu Di organizes a female spy unit, led by Qinglian,
to eliminate key threats to his empire. But once once Qinglian mingles
with the enemy, she begins to have empathy for their cause.
is based loosely on Chinese history detailing the inception of Zhu Di's
Ming Dynasty. He rose to power after a precarious war against the army
of reigning Yunwen, but the climate remained uncertain. For security,
Zhu Di formed a female spy ring known as the Jin Yi Wei and ordered
them to massacre senior statesmen who had been friendly with the Yunwen
regime, resulting in legendary slaughter. The story was also the subject
matter for Donnie Yen's 14
Chinese film with Chinese and English subtitles; 73
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected theatrical trailers.
Recommended for Mature Audiences