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Wu ji (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 5 May 2006 (USA)
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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Kunlun
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General Guangming
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Princess Qingcheng
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Wuhuan
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Snow Wolf
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Goddess Manshen (as Hong Chen)
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Ye Li (as Xiao Wei Yu)
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Princess Qingcheng (voice)
Xiaotong Guan ...
Young Qingcheng
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Young Wuhuan
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General in red
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Wuhan (voice)
Qian Po ...
One-Eye
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for stylized violence and martial arts action, and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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5 May 2006 (USA)  »

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Master of the Crimson Armor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD 60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$272,838, 7 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,186,236, 12 May 2017
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Trivia

This is the most expensive film in Chinese history with a budget of 282,572,490 Yuan ($35 Million). See more »

Goofs

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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Oh my god
26 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Man, this was just terrible...Asian movie makers these days think they can just throw together a cast of famous Asian actors, create some nice costumes and film some pretty scenery and people (especially Westerners) will call it "art" and flock to see it.

Honestly, it was plain awful. The special effects were pretty poor by today's standards (eg buffaloes and architecture). Characters did and said things that would have made little sense in any culture, language or time period in the history of mankind. When everyone in the cinema starts laughing out loud at the scenes that are supposed to be the most moving and touching, you know it must be crap! Asian films don't have to be like this to sell in Western markets. I did think the Japanese actor did a good job of speaking Mandarin. But overall, this was crap in anyone's language.


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