7.5/10
982
7 user 26 critic

Dragon Inn (1967)

Long men kezhan (original title)
The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection. The commander's family was was murdered to cut off his bloodline, but his ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Feng Hsu, Chun Shih, Ying Bai
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Hung Lieh Chen
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An esquire and a General eyes a priceless handwritten scroll by Tripitaka, held in a Temple library. The Abbot of the Temple selects his successor.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Feng Hsu, Yueh Sun, Chun Shih
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A scholar, tasked to copy a sutra, meets with a mysterious old lady and her daughter in the mountains.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Chun Shih, Feng Hsu, Sylvia Chang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: King Hu
Stars: Li Hua Li, Roy Chiao, Feng Hsu
Dragon Inn (1992)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect ... See full summary »

Directors: Raymond Lee, Siu-Tung Ching, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Chung-Hsin Huang
The Swordsman (1990)
Action | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. Blademaster, a young martial arts expert, accidentally ends up ... See full summary »

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, King Hu, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Samuel Hui, Cecilia Yip, Jacky Cheung
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: King Hu
Stars: Li-hua Chang, Adam Cheng, Ting Chou
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ah-Ching and his friends have just finished school in their island fishing village, and now spend most of their time drinking and fighting. Three of them decide to go to the port city of ... See full summary »

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Stars: Chun-fang Chang, Shih Chang, Doze Niu
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Yuka Mizuno, Yasuaki Kurata
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer, but circumstances causes him to come out of retirement and take on The Eight ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Chia Essie Lin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lingfeng Shangguan
Chun Shih ...
Xiao Shaozi
Ying Bai ...
(as Pai Ying)
Feng Hsu
Chien Tsao
Han Hsieh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ah-Tsai
Ying-Chieh Han
Simon Hsu ...
(as Hsu Yao-kuang)
Fei Kao
Ming Kao
Hsiao Pao Ko
Chieh Li
Chu Liu
Shih Lu
Edit

Storyline

The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection. The commander's family was was murdered to cut off his bloodline, but his two youngest, a son and a daughter, were expelled from the empire to the outlands in an attempt to draw out the commanders confidant and adviser. In order to complete the plan, the Eunuch sent his ultra-secret Black Arrow Troop to assassinate the two remaining children and the advisor. The ambush: to be carried out at the Inn Of Dragon's Gate at the border. The plans fail as journeymen of great swordsmanship turn up at the inn. From that point until the end of the flic many battles take place. This film is a masterpiece of martial arts swords-play and speaks the tune of "The Swordsman" and the "Zatoichi" films. A must see for fans of classic Asian cinema. Written by LostInLodos

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 October 1967 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Dragon Gate Inn  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

No. 7 in the Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures See more »

Connections

Remade as Dragon Inn (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A bloody dynastic struggle in ancient China comes to vivid life on the screen.
17 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this during its initial run under the title "Dragon Inn."

This is no ordinary swordplay movie. It is a visual treat of ancient Chinese costumes and weaponry. The traditional Chinese instruments used for the background music added an otherwordly flavor. I left the theatre wondering if the movie was truly historical.

The head of the Yu clan has been condemned to death by the evil prime minister who has usurped imperial power. A palace eunuch who managed to claw his way to power, he is also reputed to be China's greatest swordsman. He plots to eliminate the entire Yu family but is opposed by a master swordsman and swordswoman.

A memorable scene that has nothing to do with fighting is the dinner at Dragon Inn which introduced me to the Mongolian Fire Pot (shabu-shabu) style of eating. To the uninitiated, there is a fire pot in the middle of the table decked out with all sorts of raw food which you put into the boiling water of the firepot and eat them as they are cooked. The cooking water is sipped as soup.

I took my little sister to see it and from then on she got hooked on Chinese swordplay movies. She began reading up on ancient China and in college she majored in history and archaeology -- all because I took her to see Dragon Inn.

I am gratified to learn recently that the female supporting actress Feng Hsu moved on to become a producer-director herself with a number of critically acclaimed films to her credit. I look forward to seeing them soon.


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Available on DVD? veganflimgeek
Ennio Morricone wataru-7
blu ray is out strpyw
Rumored Criterion release? bcamphome
Discuss Dragon Inn (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?