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The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines -- In 120 AD, a warrior and descendant of Alexander the Great named Merong is tasked with accompanying a Roman prince through the dangerous regions of Asia ruled by the expanding Han Dynasty. Their destination: a beautiful princess whose kidnapping sets them on a course that will alter the fate of the entire world.
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Yusry Abd Halim (screenplay)
Amir Hafizi (screenplay)
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10 March 2011 (Malaysia) See more »
The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines (released in Malaysia as "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa") is an adventure... See more » | Full synopsis »
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Please can I see the Kindy movie? See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order)

Stephen Rahman Hughes ... Merong Mahawangsa

Gavin Stenhouse ... Marcus Carpenius

Jing Lusi ... Princess Meng Li Hua
Rahim Razali ... Kesum (as Dato' Rahim Razali)
Ummi Nazeera ... Embok
Khir Rahman ... Kamawas
Craig Fong ... Admiral Liu Yun
Wan Hanafi Su ... Taji (as W. Hanafi W. Su)
Jehan Miskin ... Embi
Ahmad Muhariam ... Pilus
Nell Ng ... Ying Ying (as Nellie Ng Suet Lin)

Henrik Norman ... Lycius
Manogaran Maniam ... Goan 1
Umie Aida ... Lang
Acong ... Native 1
Faiz Aizuddin Azmi ... Native 2
Hafidzuddin Fazil ... Phra Ong
Kure Croker ... Hadrain
Grechville Mills ... Scroll Reader
Keith Chong ... Emperor Han
Deborah Priya Henry ... Yesodhra
Reveetheran Sunderlingam ... Sunder
Maya Karin ... Goan Villager
Archie Nasution ... Narrator (voice)

John Lucas ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Yusry Abd Halim  (as Yusry Kru)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amir Hafizi  screenplay
Yusry Abd Halim  screenplay (as Yusry Kru)

Produced by
Hairul Salleh Askor .... line producer
Edry Abd Halim .... executive producer
Norman Abdul Halim .... executive producer
Yusry Abd Halim .... executive producer
Razif Kasmar .... line producer
Johan Lucas .... line producer
Archie Nasution .... line producer
Original Music by
Edry Abdul Halim 
Cinematography by
Mohd Noor Mohd Kassim 
Film Editing by
Faizal Bakhtiar 
Wan Mohd Hafiz Husain 
Production Design by
Ting Lam Kek 
Anuar Paharudin 
Art Direction by
Anuar Paharudin 
Costume Design by
Rosada Abdul Hamid 
Production Management
Reimi Ghazali .... assistant production manager
Arie Zahari Shari .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hairul Salleh Askor .... first assistant director
Andre Chiew .... second assistant director
Raj Rajnee .... third assistant director
Art Department
Ong Chee Kong .... property master
Rustam Rahman .... property master
Visual Effects by
Yusry Abd Halim .... visual effects director (as Yusry Kru)
Vardhika Iriawan .... visual effects artist
Wiryandi Widjaya .... visual effects supervisor
Man-Ching Chan .... action choreographer
Music Department
Yudi Ashady .... composer: music editor (as Yudi Ashardy)
Edry Abdul Halim .... musical director
Archie Nasution .... music supervisor
Reza Ramsey .... composer: music editor
Other crew
Natalia Ko .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Clash of Empires: The Battle for Asia" - International (English title) (complete title)
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Rated R for bloody violence and battle sequences
109 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This movie is known as "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa" in its origin country, Malaysia. And also known as "The Malay Chronicles: Bloodliness" in international release. But in UK release, its title is changed to "Clash of Empires: Battle for Asia"See more »


Who was Merong Mahawangsa?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Please can I see the Kindy movie?, 21 July 2013
Author: David Holt (rawiri42) from Australia

Reviewer Raoul Hostettler thinks his local kindergarten could make a better movie that Clash of Empires and so I would like to please book a seat for the opening night. But then, if Hostettler's local kindy is as good at making movies as he is at writing English, I fear that might be a wasted evening!

Yet again (if you've read some of my other reviews), we have illiterate people writing desultory reviews about low-budget movies as though they expected them to be block-busters. Yes, I have written a few pretty scathing reviews myself but you've got to admit, those were for the absolute pits of the film industry. This movie is NOT the pits! No way! That isn't to say it's a blockbuster either but come on people, how many blockbuster movies are released each year? How many does Leonard Maltin give five stars to? But how many does he watch? Get the point? (Probably not! It's most likely too complicated for you!)

Let me ask you negative reviewers (and those readers who are contemplating watching Clash of Empires but check the reviews first), why do you watch movies? Is it to be entertained or is to avidly look for bloopers like trees not waving in the background? Is it to get all picky about English spoken with an accent? When it isn't, by the way - as in the case of the narrator in this movie who speaks absolutely beautiful English with just the right timbre for the role - the whiners complain about THAT too! There seems to be no pleasing some folk!

OK, I've got my frustration at negative-thinkers off my chest - now to the movie. Firstly, it was made in Malaysia by a Malaysin production company so one would assume that the prime target audience was Malays. However, if it had been all made in the Malay language, the box office would probably never have covered costs (because it definitely wouldn't have been cheap to make). So, very cleverly, the main language used was English which some of the Malaysian actors spoke with a slight accent. Nothing wrong with that (they weren't wearing Saville Row suits!!) I though it a nicely integrated touch for Mandarin and Malay languages to be used with subtitles where appropriate as this preserved the international flavour of the film. The action was good and the CG was OK (if not brilliant). The princess's handmaid added a little comedic interlude a few times and was well-played. Stephen Rahman Hughes as the lead was quite good (I'd like to know what the ladies thought of him). Pity there is no info about him on IMDb. I suspect that, if he ventured to Hollywood and had some good direction, he could become a big star.

I was entertained (which is why I watched the movie). I probably won't watch it again (but then I can think of some much larger-budget movies I won't watch again either!) So, if you're one of those picky twits who loves to look for things to complain about, watch Clash Of Empires. You will be rewarded - but PLEASE don't write a review because everyone else doesn't want to know how clever you are! On the other hand, if you enjoy a bit of action entertainment for what it is, then watch it too - and write a review (preferably in coherent English) telling everyone what you enjoyed! Its definitely worth more than 3.7! I gave it 6.

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