To save the only child of the Zhao Family, whose entire clan was massacred at the hands of a nefarious minister, a doctor sacrifices his own son; after the Zhao child grows up, the doctor becomes intent on seeking his vengeance.
In 1937, Japan began their invasion of China by murdering over 300,000 people in the capital of Nanjing. The atrocities committed against women and their daughters are especially barbaric. ... See full summary »
Peng Zhang Li
Jeremy Marr Williams,
Zhang Ming Fang,
Li Zhong He
A 17 year old boy from a village in the Sechuan province leaves for the big city looking for his father, who left 6 years before and has not been heard of since. The fact that his mother ... See full summary »
Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year ... See full summary »
I watched it on CCTV-6 around 1994. I was absolutely happy with it. Before that, I was bored by various Shaolin/Hero titled stories. The sword play in this movie is the closest match to the real : bottom line is that when one has a sword in his hand, you do not jump around and kick him. I believe it's the most practical sword play of Chinese sword. Here, I am not talking about various long knifes : Japanese swords, Chinese long knifes. They probably more practical and more powerful for real fights.
I remembered Yu forever because of that movie.
Besides fights involving swords, it have some colorful fight with long stuffs (long wide knifes like the one used by Guan Yu). The story line is fairly modern. Yu as a hero is cheated and utilized by a looking-nice king to conquer and kill, but how he wanted was peace to people. Eventually, he killed the king and hidden in "Jiang Hu".
On last word, Yu was not a champaign, he was a coach and before that he was a factory worker. Master from people. :)
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