Brotherhood of Blades (Xiu chun dao) is a 2014 China action film by Yang Lu.
Starring Chen Chang, Shih-Chieh Chin and Dong-xue Li. UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence after 5s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
- 2017 Second Sight Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th April 2017
- 2017 Second Sight Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th April 2017
The BBFC commented:
- Compulsory cut required to remove a scene of animal cruelty (a horse being tripped) in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy.
Described as one of the best martial arts films of the last 30 years (Blood Brothers). Brotherhood of Blades tells an epic tale of power struggles, betrayal and conspiracies during the final years of the Ming Dynasty. When three elite Assassins are tasked by the Emperor to eliminate a powerful enemy and his loyal followers, they find themselves pulled into in a treacherous conspiracy which can only lead to a bloody battle for the Empire.