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Xue di zi (2012)

R | | Action, Drama | 14 June 2013 (USA)
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An elite crime-fighting unit in the court of the Chinese emperor relies on flying swords to defeat their enemies.

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(as Andrew Lau)

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Bai Lan (as Vivien Li)
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Wan Jiang (as Jin Shijie)
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Yongzheng
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During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor Qian Long ascends to the throne and adopts Western ideas and technology. To consolidate his power under a new regime, the Emperor continues to use the Guillotines to persecute the conquered Han Chinese in a reign of terror and oppression. Written by Anynomous

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for strong violent content | See all certifications »
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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,296, 14 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,290, 14 June 2013
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In one scene where soldiers are firing muskets, bullets can be seen flying through the air, with and without a 'tracer' effect. As well as the fact that tracer bullets were not invented until the 20th Century, a bullet cannot be perceived in flight if fired from a gun at lethal velocity. See more »

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Youqing suiyue
Performed by Shawn Yue, Xiaoming Huang', Ethan Juan
Composed by Kwong Wing Chan
Lyrics by Coek-Fai Lau
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Terrible...do not watch!
28 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

As the summary states, this movie was terrible. It's almost as bad as Choy Lee Fut (2011) but at least this one has some action. But make no mistake, it's bad. The CG is laughable. Dialogue is terrible. None of the characters make you feel for them, which only makes it worse when certain characters are crying for the whole movie. Crybaby assassins?? Almost believable. Seriously, more tears shed than Twilight 2.

Most of the scenes are just ridiculously acted out and shot. They tried to be artistic and emotional but it just comes off as campy. Seemed like it had a decent budget, but a lot went wrong during the production. Who knows.

Anyway, this was just meant to be a warning for those of you who thought to look up a review before spending your hard-earned cash (and time) on a movie. Watch something else. I rarely write these things, mostly as a service to other unsuspecting viewers. This ranks up there with the previously mentioned Choy Lee Fut and Skyline.


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