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The Promise (2005)
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Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision.

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Credited cast:
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Kunlun
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General Guangming
Cecilia Cheung ...
Princess Qingcheng
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Wuhuan
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Snow Wolf
Hong Chen ...
Goddess Manshen
Qian Cheng ...
The Emperor
Xiao Wei Yu ...
Ye Li
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Chun-Xiao ...
Princess Qingcheng (voice)
Xiaotong Guan ...
Young Qingcheng
Shi Lei ...
Young Wuhuan
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Wuhan (voice) (as Toby Leonard Moore)
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(voice) (as Anthony Wong)
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Storyline

When the world was young, laid a Kingdom between the Land of Snow and the Barbarian Territory where gods and men lived side by side and promises were lies. When the poor and starving orphaned girl Qingcheng meets the Goddess Manshen, she accepts to become the wealthy beauty of beauties with the curse that she would lose every man she loves, unless three things happen: snow falls in the spring, time moves backwards and the dead comes back to life. Years later, the slave Kunlun helps the Great General Master of the Crimson Armor Guangming to defeat a barbarian army with almost seven times more warriors, and Kunlun becomes his slave. When Guangming is wounded, he asks Kunlun to wear his armor and save the king from the cruel Duke of the North Wuhuan that put the Imperial City under siege with his army. However, Kunlun kills the king to save Princess Qingcheng and promises her to never let her die. Princess Qingcheng falls in love for the man of the crimson armor that she believes is ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for stylized violence and martial arts action, and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

15 December 2005 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Master of the Crimson Armor  »

Box Office

Budget:

HKD 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$272,838 (USA) (5 May 2006)

Gross:

$668,171 (USA) (9 June 2006)
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It is China's official choice for the 2005 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »

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As Kunlun enters Qingcheng's birdcage, the wire to lower him is visible. See more »

Quotes

Goddess Manshen: Once you have accepted your destiny, nothing can alter it unless time flows backwards, snow falls in the spring, and the dead come back to life.
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Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

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Version in Theatres is not real movie
9 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I was excited about seeing this movie in the theater on the big screen. I couldn't understand why I movie I thought was interesting, entertaining and beautiful with great acting performances was only receiving mediocre reviews. Then, I saw the movie. They totally re-edited the movie from the version I have on DVD! There were parts that were cut out that were important to the storyline. Like the part where the goddess shows General Guangming the King being killed my the master of the master of the Crimson armor. It wasn't in there at all. So when Kunlun went to save the King it didn't make sense because it wasn't established that the King was even in danger. And we were supposed to have seen the King killed and known Kunlun was going to do it as part of the theme of destiny being impossible to change. The entire movie's overall plot was based on destiny and that whole scene was a major part of establishing Kunlun's destiny to be with Qingcheung and the General's destiny to lose the armor and his status. There were more edits and changes made also. All of them important to the storyline. It wasn't even the same movie anymore! I'm extremely angry with the Director Chen Kaige for doing this to his work (or allowing it to be done). The China Version on DVD is way better and I'm sticking to that. The only thing that save it for me was the acting performances. I recommend seeing More Nic Tse Movies like Jade Goddess of Mercy or Moving Targets or New Police Story with Jakie Chan. And Everyone should see Tae Guk Gi, One of the best war movie I think, it's starring Jang Dong-goon.


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