I believe it was a series or maybe a film set in present or near future.
I remember that one character invented a true 3d holographic TV. At the demonstration he was seemingly murdered by a (samurai?/ninja?) assassin, who was later revealed as a hologram.
Another thing I remember, is that a (I think blind) character gouges the eyes of another character (possibly one who blinded him).
I most definitely saw it in the 1990s.
Wikipedia's list of holograms in fiction returns nothing, tvtropes likewise (including the eyescream subpage)
this has been bugging me for ages...