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An Empress and the Warriors (2008)

Jiang shan mei ren (original title)
After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.


(as Tony Ching Siu Tung)


(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Cheung Tan) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
Yen Feier
Duan Lan Quan
Xiaodong Guo ...
Wu Ba (as Guo Xiao Dong)
Zhenhai Kou ...
Teng Bochang (as Kou Zhen Hai)
Weihua Liu ...
King Yan (as Liu Wei Hua)
Shan Zhang ...
King Zhao (as Zhang Shan)
Zhi-Hui Chen ...
Diao Erbao
Jie Yan ...
Prince Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Bo Zhou ...
Ao Jia (as Zhou Bo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bing Bo ...
Unnamed character (as Bo Bing)
Guoyi Chen ...
Yan's official (as Chen Guo Yi)
Kang Chen ...
Assassin (as Chen Kang)
Liang Chen ...
Unnamed character (as Chen Liang)
Limin Deng ...
Yan's deputy (as Deng Li Min)


Can a kingdom change its nature? Yan, one of the Ten Kingdoms, is constantly at war. Yan's emperor dies from a battle wound and a general's treachery. His successor is unclear: his daughter Feier, who would be the kingdom's first empress; his favorite, Xuehu, a warrior of noble heart but not noble blood; and, Hu Ba, the ambitious traitor. Xuehu is Feier's protector and teaches her how to be a warrior queen. Hu's followers plot her failure, first in a kidnapping plot, then in a coup. Feier is saved from the kidnap attempt by Duan Lanquan, an ingenious hermit with a shrouded past. He treats her wound and gives her a vision of a different kind of kingdom. Can his dream become hers? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some battle violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 March 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

A yan királysága  »

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2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Yi Pao Er Hong (2011) See more »


Flying With Dreams
Music by Mark Lui
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Kelly Chen & Leon Lai
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Feels more like a TV series
2 June 2008 | by (San Jose) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you can tell is trying to be good but ends up being mediocre. There is a love story that is way out of place during a war between the Yan and the Zhao, a love triangle between Donnie Yen, and an ambitious Nephew who will seem to do anything to take over the throne. All of these stories could be well off on their own, but the director doesn't explore either to a satisfaction. Martial arts fans will see a duel between Leon Lai and Donnie Yen, but it feels like it was just placed there just for the sake of having them fight each other.

There is good stuff here, but it is rushed and clichéd to the point where it feels like you are buying one of those TV drama DVD sets.

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