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The Twins Effect II -- In the mythical land of Huadu, Charcoal Head, a humble boy born to rule an empire must undertake his journey to claim his throne.
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12 August 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »
In the mythical land of Huadu, Charcoal Head, a humble boy born to rule an empire must undertake his journey to claim his throne. It is an epic action adventure combining romance, fantasy, comedy and cutting edge Hong Kong style martial artistry. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Charlene Choi ... 13th Master
Gillian Chung ... Blue Bird
Ying Qu ... Empress Ya Ge

Jaycee Chan ... Charcoal Head

Bo-lin Chen ... Blockhead (as Wilson Chen)

Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Master Blackwood

Edison Chen ... Peachy
Yueyun Liang ... Slave buyer

Donnie Yen ... General Lone

Jackie Chan ... Lord of Armour Wei Cheng
Mou Kit ... Slave

Bingbing Fan ... Red Vulture

Daniel Wu ... High Priest Wei Liao
Sam Yu-Sum Chan ... Slave
Xie Jing-Jing ... Marshall Edo Bowman
Steven Cheung ... Slave
Kenny Kwan ... Slave
Siu-Wai Kam ... Slave
Sui-man Chim ... Palupa
Nga Lee ... Commander of palace guards

Directed by
Patrick Leung 
Corey Yuen  (as Cory Yuen)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kin Chung Chan 
Suet Lam 
Roy Szeto 
Peter Tsi 
Michelle Tsui 

Produced by
Albert Lee .... producer
Adai Ng .... line producer
Le Qun Song .... executive producer
Eva Wong Yee-Fan .... line producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Jian Guo Zhao .... producer
Original Music by
Tommy Wai 
Cinematography by
Chi Ying Chan 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
Art Direction by
Bill Lui 
Costume Design by
Pik Kwan Lee 
Makeup Department
Maggie Choy .... makeup artist
Heidy Chun Sau Ha .... makeup artist
Wai Hing Lau .... hair stylist
Samuel Wong .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ringo Chen .... assistant production manager
Carly Wong .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ka-kit Cheung .... second assistant director
Janet Chun .... first assistant director
Jeng Wai-Guen .... second assistant director
Art Department
Wai Yin Ching .... property master
Ka-Hing Chiu .... property assistant
Wing Hung Tam .... property assistant
Sound Department
Siu Yu Lam .... sound effects editor
Wai Kei Poon .... sound effects editor
Shiang-Chu Tang .... sound mixer
Stan Yau .... sound re-recording mixer (as Kwok Leung Yau)
Visual Effects by
Po Yan Chan .... computer animator
Jesse Ho .... computer animator
Mark Joey Tang .... computer animator (as Joey Tang)
Eddy Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Kwok-Leung Yu .... digital effects supervisor
Jian Yong Guo .... stunt director
Chun-Liang Liu .... assistant stunt director
Gang Wu .... stunt performer
Peng Zhang .... assistant stunt director
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Peng Zhang .... stunt double: Donnie Yen (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kwok Hung Chan .... camera operator: second unit
Siu Kong Tsui .... gaffer
Kaiyou Zhao .... camera operator
Music Department
Zheng-Di Zhang .... recording engineer
Other crew
Joe Chan .... continuity
Julia Chu .... production controller
Lam Kwok Tao .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"Chin gei bin 2: Fa tou tai kam" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Blade of Kings" - UK (imdb display title), USA (DVD title)
"The Twins Effect 2" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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106 min
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This film marks the acting debut of Jaycee Chan, 'Jackie Chan''s son.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Vampire Effect (2003)See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not so bad, really--, 25 November 2005
Author: chalyss from United States

Okay, so it wasn't the best thing ever saved to celluloid, but it is not so terrible as some reviewers may claim. I was interested in seeing this film for two reasons: 1) Jaycee made his acting debut and I was quite curious as to what he could do and 2) Donnie Yen vs. Jackie Chan. Now, Jaycee has a ways to go yet, certainly... he had, I think, all of one expression for most of the movie, but he's riding in on dad's coattails (he's Jackie Chan's son) and it's his debut. I think he may have potential, he just needs some refining. There were also some problems within the set itself, i.e., Jackie nearly bowed out because his son starred in the film and he didn't want to cast any shadows on his boy's beginning. I'm glad that didn't happen, personally, but I do admit the anxiously awaited Yen vs. Chan fight was a bit of a disappointment; it had no real relevance to the movie at all and looks like the moral struggle Jackie faced (the 'should I even be in this movie?' problem) reflected here. Jaycee and Jackie are not in the same scenes and the guest appearance by Jackie ends up seeming more like a hand out than anything.

The Twins are the Twins- what did you expect? Despite that, I find myself actually liking these girls, against my better judgment. Daniel Wu plays the most interesting and tragic character in his usual style. The premise of the movie? A woman has her heart broken because she finds her boyfriend and identical twin sister cheating on her. Of course, the man (played by Wu) had been lied to by the twin and didn't know he was cheating (think they were just caught kissing, actually), but that means nothing. The broken-hearted woman magically imprisons her sister and has the man castrated. They both end up serving her and aid her rise to power. She becomes ruler of her own city where the men are enslaved and sold as beasts of burden. Loving relationships between the sexes are outlawed and it is up to Jaycee's character to free the city and restore balance and natural relations, where all are equal and no one sex is subjugated by another. I think he was a 'Chosen One' type, who's coming had been foretold or some such.

Lots of action, and it's not BAD, just noticeably CGI, which is distracting. We're used to being 'above' that kind of amateur special effects works by now. Makes me think the budget was used up by the starring cast. The movie had its moments, it's worth a rental at least, but it's not so terrible that it needs to be avoided upon pain of death as some might have you believe. If nothing else, it's colorful and lively; just don't expect an epic blockbuster, take the movie with a grain of salt (it is supposed to be a spoof), and you'll come out all right.

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