Cast and Crew: Tsui Hark (Director, Co-Writer, Producer); Raymond Chow (Executive Producer)
What It’s About: On (Wenzhuo Zhao) departs the Sharp Manufacturer sword factory and embarks on a quest to avenge the death of his father, armed with the sword that was cut in half by his father’s killer.
Why Watch it Today?: The American Disabilities Act was signed into law today in 1990. In the course of the movie On loses his arm, and we learn that a one-armed man with half a sword and half a martial arts instruction book can become a force to be reckoned with.
Other Choices: Crippled Avengers; The Penalty; The Tale of Zatoichi; Zatoichithe Fugitive