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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon -- Based on "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" by Luo Guangzhong. It ranks as one of China's four most important pieces of literature.
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Guanzhong Luo (novel)
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Release Date:
3 April 2008 (China) See more »
His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Epic story is reduced to showing big battles and simply using dialog to link them See more (29 total) »


  (in credits order)

Andy Lau ... Zhao Zilong

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Luo Ping-An

Maggie Q ... Cao Ying
Cunxin Pu ... Zhuge Liang

Andy On ... Deng Zhi

Rongguang Yu ... Han De
Hua Yueh ... Liu Bei
Lung Ti ... Guan Yu
Zhi-Hui Chen ... Zhang Fei

Vanness Wu ... Guan Xing
Damian Lau ... Cao Cao
Haifeng Ding ... Zhang Bao
Hongbo Jiang ... Ruan
Hongtao Wang ... Huang Zhong
Menghe Wu Liji ... Ma Chao
Yujin Liang ... Liu's wife
Jing Bai ... Liu's wife
Zhao Erkang ... Ruan's father
Chun Hua Ji ... Vanguard of Cao's Army
Timmy Hung ... Han Ying
Yang Jian ... Han Yao
Cheng Guohui ... Han Jing
Zhang Mang ... Han Qi
Zhiwei Zhang ... Cao's Deputy
Du Zhi Ming ... Vanguard Deputy
Yuan Shilong ... Zhao's Deputy
Deng Wei ... Zhao's Deputy
Yongda Zhang ... Zhao's Deputy
Zhang Bohua ... Changshan Unit
Li Shuaitong ... Changshan Unit
Chengqi Gong ... Changshan Unit
Bin Yu ... Changshan Unit
Huang Zhi ... Changshan Unit
Cheng Junnian ... Changshan Unit
Hu Jingbo ... Liu Shan
Feng Xiaoxiao ... Young Liu Shan
Zhang Yujiao ... Young Cao Ying
Wang Yao ... Xi Liang soldier
Qi Qi ... Xi Liang soldier
Chuang Juan ... Xi Liang soldier
Dong Bo ... Xi Liang soldier
Kou Jun ... Xi Liang soldier
Guan Jiayue ... Xi Liang soldier
Wang Xiaodong ... Puppet Show Performer
Li Yunlei ... Puppet Show Performer
Li Heng ... Puppet Show Performer
Chen Jiefeng ... Puppet Show Performer
Cao Yu ... Puppet Show Performer
Mang Tianwei ... Puppet Show Performer
Wang Yanjun ... Puppet Show Performer
Zhao Aibing ... Puppet Show Performer
Shao Yi Min ... Puppet Show Performer
Xin Kui ... Puppet Show Performer
Zhang Ruceng ... Puppet Show Performer
Xingyu Shao ... Puppet Show Performer
Fenglin Shao ... Puppet Show Performer
Han Qingren ... Puppet Show Performer
Li Chihuai ... Puppet Show Performer
Man Jizhong ... Puppet Show Performer
Shao Songfei ... Puppet Show Performer
Man Zhongxue ... Puppet Show Performer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Mallow ... Luo Ping-An (English version)
Jian Yang ... Han Yao

Directed by
Daniel Lee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ho Leung Lau  writer
Daniel Lee  writer
Guanzhong Luo  novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms"

Produced by
Chung Taewon .... producer
Susanna Tsang .... executive producer
Susanna Tsang .... producer
Dong Yu .... producer
Original Music by
Henry Lai 
Cinematography by
Tony Cheung (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
Man To Tang 
Production Design by
Daniel Lee 
Costume Design by
Thomas Chong 
Makeup Department
Yu Lai Cheng .... makeup artist
Mark Garbarino .... special age makeup
Pingjie Peng .... makeup artist
Missy R. Russell .... special makeup effects coordinator
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chi-leung Chan .... executive director
Sound Department
Chris Goodes .... sound editor
Chris Goodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Glenn Newnham .... sound editor
Blair Slater .... foley recordist/editor
Terry Tu .... sound effects editor
Terry Tu .... sound premixer
Terry Tu .... sound re-recording mixer
Sam Wang .... sound editor
Sam Wang .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Sunghun Cha .... visual effects
Yuseop Ham .... visual effects
Tae-hun Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Yong-Woo Kim .... compositing supervisor: visual effects
Eui Dong Park .... compositing director
Hee Jung Ryu .... visual effects head of production
Richard Widgery .... motion capture supervisor (uncredited)
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... stunt coordinator
Chi Kit Lee .... assistant stunt coordinator
Jian Yang .... assistant stunt coordinator
Zhiwei Zhang .... assistant stunt coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ming-ha Wong .... costume & makeup department
Editorial Department
Steven Squillante .... supervising editorial consultant
Music Department
Petr Pololanik .... choral contractor
Petr Pololanik .... conductor
Petr Pololanik .... orchestra contractor
Other crew
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung .... action director
Jeff Lee .... international business department
Jeff Lee .... translation coordinator: english subtitles
Tak Yuen .... action director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"San guo zhi jian long xie jia" - China (original title)
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Rated R for bloody battle sequences
102 min
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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Epic story is reduced to showing big battles and simply using dialog to link them, 27 April 2008
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Andy Lau stars as a general who started as a foot soldier and worked his way up through the ranks after several acts of heroism.Thirty years on he's forced to fight one last battle against the daughter of an old enemy.

Apparently based on the same source material (The Romance of the Three Kingdoms) that John Woo is using for his 5 hour Red Cliffs (due for release later this year) Here the "epic" story is reduced to around 100 minutes of marching armies and battles. Any sense of plot is cast aside for the fighting and deep pronouncements. To be fair the DVD I watched had barely coherent subtitles, but at the same time they were coherent enough to know that they really didn't have a great deal to translate. The plot lurches from thing to thing with very little explanation- or rather only explanation to carry the emotion. We're told things rather than shown things. The performances of Lau and Sammo Hung provide a great deal of emotion that isn't in the script. The bond between the two men and the emotion that they impart are the reason you watch the film, not for anything else...

...okay maybe the action. As a film of epic action scenes its quite good. its not great but it is is good in a retro old school style. Its pretty pictures of armies fighting and it is entertaining, if rarely engaging (something the films scant dialog and character building prevents from ever happening). Never mind that coming as it does on the heels of the Jet Li masterpiece Warlords the film has a great deal to live up to since that earlier film had real characters and real action, two things this film never manages to achieve. Add to the mix the over use of slow motion and the film really isn't worth the trouble.

Actually its worth looking at if you want to see the fighting and a couple of good performances.

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