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Yang jia jiang (2013)

Not Rated | | Adventure, History | 10 May 2013 (USA)
Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to ... See full summary »

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Madame She (as Xu Fan)
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Yang Ye
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Yang Yan Ping
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Yang Yan Ding (as Yu Bo)
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Yang Yan Ang
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Yang Yan Hui (as Li Chen)
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Yang Yan De
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Yang Yan Zhao
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Yang Yan Sing (as Fu Xin Bo)
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Bayan (as Shao Bing)
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Princess Chai (as An Yi Xuan)
Vivi Lee ...
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Dong Zhang ...
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Cici Chen ...
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Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him - and fall into their deadly trap. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven - two of whom have never seen combat - set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and find the way back alive - all to bring their father home.

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Among 3000 Warriors, a Father and his 7 Sons, none but 1 shall live.

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Despite shooting multiple arrows the archer brother always has the same number of arrows in his quivers. In the final duel he shoots far more than he has, and first one then the second quiver disappears without opportunity/time to drop them. See more »

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Another martial art and historical war movie
18 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I have watched this movie just out of curiosity to find out if there was any "connection" with "Saving Private Ryan" and to some extent there was. The plot is quite obvious with a resemblance of old fairy tales about seven warriors. There are all movie elements you expect to see in recent Chinese movies like love, brotherhood, master and student relations, political intrigues, wisdom, betrayal, revenge, etc. Everything is the way it should be, the good guys remain good ones till they die and bad guys are either punished or learn their lesson. As a person who has been watching martial art movies for many years, I could appreciate the quality of fighting scenes choreography. I can hardly imagine how warriors of the past could fight for hours using their weapons when one gets tired after fencing for just an hour. Of course there are special effects, but most of the stunts are done with minimal "wire use" that has been heavily exploited by Jet Li in his last movies. I cannot say this is one of the best martial art movies, but I did not have a feeling of wasted time after watching it. The main thing that kept me watching this movie till the end was a prophesy written by a wise master. Intrigued? Then watch it yourself.


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