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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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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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Tsui Hark favours special effects over character and plot again See more (18 total) »

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
Chenglin Zhang ... West Bureau Soldier
Xiao Rui ... West Bureau Soldier
Wu Fei ... West Bureau Soldier
Shi Zhenglin ... West Bureau Soldier

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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Also Known As:
"Long men fei jia" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
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122 min
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Referenced in Badges of Fury (2013)See more »

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26 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Tsui Hark favours special effects over character and plot again, 21 April 2012
Author: Simon Booth from UK

Tsui Hark goes back to the well to draw fresh inspiration, returning once more to King Hu's classic Dragon Gate Inn - which he already remade rather wonderfully in 1992. The story is given a fresh set of details to flesh it out, but the basic skeleton remains the same - evil eunuchs, patriotic rebels and independent forces of uncertain allegiance all converge on the eponymous inn, where identities are masked and secrets concealed until a game of wits allows the various parties to ascertain where they all stand - and exactly whose ass they need to kick.

This is not the first time that Tsui Hark has convinced himself that what one of his classic films really needed was an update with loads of CGI - witness Legend of Zu in 2001, an exercise which failed to convince anybody else of that viewpoint. This time he has an extra decade of Chinese experience in CGI to draw on though, and what's more... now he can do it in 3D! Well, I will have to take the internet's word for that, 'cause I watched in boring old 2D (albeit HD). Can he convince us this time that computer graphics are the tool he's been waiting for all along to truly unleash his imagination? No, he can't. Aside from a few impressive moments, the CGI still looks rather fake, and fails to impress or engage as well as the low-budget special effects (wires, clever camera work) that made the 1992 film such an impressive spectacle. Furthermore, he seems to have failed to note the main factor that caused Legend of Zu to rank so much lower in fans' hearts than its 1983 predecessor... all the special effects in the world won't engage an audience if they don't get involved in the story. Well-defined, likable (or hateable, where appropriate) characters whose fates we actually care about will encourage us to forgive any weaknesses in the special effects, but the converse is rarely true. Flying Swords of Dragon Gate fails to deliver on characters, and fails to develop the plot. The film begins by introducing the political intrigues of the court and the rival factions of the Eunuchs, then fails to provide any particular relevance to this detail. Jet Li plays a rebel who we assume to be patriotic, but doesn't actually offer any explanation whatsoever as to as his motivations, his particular plights, or much of a character at all (though he gets more than most). Various groups are introduced, and brought together at the inn, then the film sort of flounders for a little bit before everybody just sort of decides its time to start fighting. The sense of intrigue, the subtle details, the game of wits as these master fighters out-smart and out-guess each other... the actual meat of King Hu's original film, in other words... pretty much replaced by 'hey, one of the good guys happens to look exactly like the chief bad guy!'.

Oh well, Jet Li's on hand, so at least there must be some spectacular action, right? Oh yeah, I forgot... he got old. There are some nicely choreographed action scenes in places, but with too much reliance on CGI of mixed effectiveness.

Maybe I'm viewing the older films with a touch of rose-tinting, or maybe I'm just getting old and tHe KidZ will see the many virtues of the latest attempt to improve a classic that I'm missing. It probably did look quite spectacular in 3D-capable cinemas... but I am yet to be convinced that that can ever take the place of a well written script, or a director who still remembers that he has human actors on set somewhere, and that getting a great performance out of them is probably the most important of his job.

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