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Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011) More at IMDbPro »Long men fei jia (original title)

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Flying Swords of Dragon Gate -- Set three years after the events of Dragon Inn, where innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a massive fire consumed the Inn. Though a new Dragon Inn has risen from the ashes, it is staffed by a band of marauders who masquerade as law-abiding citizens. For legend says that the Dragon Inn is the site of a lost city buried in the desert -- and a treasure that spans dynasties hidden deep within.
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Director:
Writer:
Hark Tsui (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 December 2011 (China) See more »
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Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jet Li ... Zhao Huai'an

Xun Zhou ... Ling Yanqiu

Kun Chen ... Yu Huatian / Pu Cangzhou / Blade in the Wind
Lun Mei Gwei ... Chang Xiaowen / Bu Ludu

Yuchun Li ... Gu Shaotang
Mavis Fan ... Su Huirong

Siu-Wong Fan ... Ma Jinliang

Chia-Hui Liu ... Wan Yulou
Jiankui Sun ... Liang Cai / Lao Chai
Chien Sheng ... Tan Luzi
Yiheng Du ... Ji Xueyong
Shuangbao Wang ... Zhao Pingan
Jian Xue ... Lei Chongcheng
Feixing Han ... H'Gantga
Bingyuan Li ... Ling Guozhou
Zhuo Li ... Xiao Xin
Di Wu ... Zhao Tong
Junru Li ... Dong Dan
Sibo Li ... Gang Zi
Zhai Gang ... Fang Jianzong
Lu Dliang ... Yu Zheng
Dai Ming ... Can Qianzhi
Zhou Daqing ... Tan Zixin
Xinyu Zhang ... Wan Gulfei
Baisi Guleng ... Tartar
Zhang Dong ... Tartar
An Qi'er ... Tartar
Jack Kao ... Tartar
Gangte Mu'er ... Tartar
Zhang Quifeng ... Tartar
Cshi Zhanjie ... West Bureau Soldier
Shi Kai ... West Bureau Soldier
Zhang Zhaoyu ... West Bureau Soldier
Sha Xuezhou ... West Bureau Soldier
Wei Bo ... West Bureau Soldier
Zhang Chenglin ... West Bureau Soldier
Xiao Rui ... West Bureau Soldier
Wu Fei ... West Bureau Soldier
Shi Zhenglin ... West Bureau Soldier
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Directed by
Hark Tsui 
 
Writing credits
Hark Tsui (screenplay)

Produced by
Jeffrey Chan .... executive producer
Jeffrey Chan .... producer
Sanping Han .... executive producer
Xiaoli Han .... co-producer
Rui Gang Li .... executive producer
Dong-ming Shi .... co-producer
Nansun Shi .... producer
Hark Tsui .... producer
Wenhong Yang .... co-producer
Edward Chi-yun Yi .... post production producer
Dong Yu .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Xin Gu 
Han Chiang Li 
Wai Lap Wu 
 
Cinematography by
Sung Fai Choi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chi Wai Yau 
 
Production Design by
Chung Man Yee 
 
Art Direction by
Ben Lau 
 
Costume Design by
Hsuan-wu Lai 
Chung Man Yee 
 
Production Management
Yong-gi Lee .... stereoscopic post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Suk-won Kim .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Enrique Caballero .... technical director
Frankie Chung .... visual effects
Josh Cole .... visual effects
Brian Dowrick .... animation director: Tornado Sequence
Chang Min Han .... lighting td
Kumsoon Hwang .... digital matte painter: DIGITALIDEA
Daehwan Jang .... matchmove artist
Kiyoung Jung .... pipeline technical director
Sang Hyun Jung .... digital compositor (2012)
Sam Khorshid .... cg supervisor
Wook Kim .... visual effects
Jeanny Lee .... visual effects coordinator
Hideyuki Mako .... visual effects producer
Il Hwan Na .... digital matte painting
Han Niu .... post-production coordinator
Youngbin Park .... digital compositor: DIGITALIDEA
Jason Pomerantz .... production supervisor (IMAX Version)
Sam Wang .... visual effects producer
Tiffany Wu .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Lan Hai Han .... martial arts choreographer
Bun Yuen .... martial arts choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Comisky .... supervising stereographer
Saba Mazloum .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ian Wee .... stereography producer (as Ian Wee Woon Hui)
Kee Wing Yau .... gaffer
Stego Zhang .... stereography producer
 
Other crew
Alfred Hsing .... assistant: Jet Li
Steven Hui .... production coordinator
Kevin Lau .... stereographer
Gigo Lee .... stereographer
Jannie Wai .... production coordinator
Bun Yuen .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Long men fei jia" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
Runtime:
122 min
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Chinese film industry repeats the mistakes of Hollywood, 12 January 2013
Author: kluseba from Chicoutimi, Canada

This movie is directed by the legendary Tsui Hark, features one of my favourite actors with Jet Li and is about Chinese legends and myths. This sounds quite promising but the final result is only of an average quality and therefor rather disappointing.

The main problem is that Tsui Hark and Jet Li have become older but especially the director forgot to progress. He still does his movies the same way he did it in the late eighties or in the early nineties when they became international blockbusters. This style simply fails to impress nowadays. The choreographies are still bombastic and detailed but they feel even more exaggerated and artificial than usual because this movie is completely overloaded with special CGI effects. Jet Li has also become older and doesn't do the impressive fighting scenes he did in the past. He is quite underused in this flick.

All these things wouldn't be so bad if Jet Li incarnated a good character. In movies such as "Fearless", he proved that he is not only an excellent fighter but also a credible actor. If Tsui Hark had created an intriguing story, the high amount of effects wouldn't have harmed this movie. That's what the main problem is. The movie includes no interesting story line and is rather confusing. The story is very tough to follow because there are many impostors and conspiracies going on which would normally be interesting but as the amount of intrigues is too elevated, the formula simply doesn't work and one gets quite mixed up in the end. A few potentially interesting characters play only minor roles such as the Tartars while I feel almost no empathy with the main actors. Jet Li's acting remains faceless and if there are a few good actors in this film, then these are the female ones such as Xun Zhou and especially Gwei Lun-Mei.

Both Tsui Hark and Jet Li must though change their styles and skills to still create stunning movies these years. Both deliver a rather lukewarm performance and can't convince. The movie kicks off with a few interesting scenes and special effects but as soon as the story takes places in the desert tavern, the movie gets worse. The effects in the final third of the film are overwhelming and unnecessary and make the whole thing rather hard to sit through as it feels like a cheesy Walt Disney production. Any fan of both the main actor and the director should go for the original movies and ignore this one. The People's Republic of China seems to do the same mistakes as Hollywood these days and invests in useless remakes and sequels instead of focusing on fresh stories which I simply can't support as the originals were way better and innovating for their time. This here is for true fans only.

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