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29 November 2011 (China) See more »
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White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Shaofeng Feng ... Xiang Yu

Leon Lai ... Liu Bang

Hanyu Zhang ... Zhang Liang

Anthony Wong Chau-Sang ... Fan Zeng

Yifei Liu ... Yu Ji
Jordan Chan ... Fan Kuai

Andy On ... Han Xin
Qing Xiu ... Xiao He
Haifeng Ding ... Xiang Zhuang
Xiang Dong Xu ... Xiang Bo
Chen Zhi Hui ... Xiahou Ying
Kuan Tai Chen ... Bearded warrior
Huinan Zhao ... King Huai II of Chu
Qing Jia ... Female assassin
Wen-Ting Sun ... One of the Nangong Sisters
Tong-di Meng ... One of the Nangong Sisters
Zi-qi Huang ... One of the Nangong Sisters
Ma Wu ... Grand Tutor
John Do ... Assassin
Zhao Wen Hao ... Student Bofu
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Directed by
Daniel Lee 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel Lee 

Produced by
Susanna Tsang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Lai 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Cheung (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Man To Tang 
 
Production Design by
Daniel Lee 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Fong 
 
Costume Design by
Kwan Kit Mok 
Ming-ha Wong 
 
Production Management
Xiao Dan Liu .... assistant production manager (as Liu Xiao Dan)
Feng Na .... unit production manager (as Na Feng)
Xiu Feng Sun .... assistant production manager (as Sun Xiu Feng)
Bing Hai Wang .... assistant unit manager (as Wang Bing Hai)
Jing-Hua Wang .... production manager (as Wang Jing Hua)
Zheng Zhang .... unit manager (as Zhang Zheng)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chi-leung Chan .... executive director
 
Art Department
Henry Fong .... concept artist
 
Sound Department
Phyllis Cheng .... sound designer
Siu Yu Lam .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Tae-hun Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Hee Jung Ryu .... visual effects executive producer
 
Stunts
Siu-Hung Leung .... action choreographer (as Tony Leung Siu-hung)
 
Music Department
Mark Lui .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Xin He .... location manager: Dunhuang (as He Xin)
Wei Wang .... location manager (as Wang Wei)
 

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable battle of wits, 26 April 2012
Author: Simon Booth from UK

Tells the story of The Banquet at Hongmen, an event that marked the transition from the Qin Dynasty to the Han Dynasty in Chinese history.

Liu Bang and Xiang Yu are leaders of insurgent forces who work together to defeat the last remnants of Qin forces, but then each set their eyes on becoming emperor of the new dynasty. They both turn to their respective strategists, Zhang Liang and Fan Zeng, for advice. The advisors each formulate plans in an attempt to ensure their sponsor's success over the other, and engage in a battle of wits and cunning to achieve victory over their opponent. The opposing forces both put their plans into action starting at a banquet at the Hongmen Gate. Whose cunning will prove to be greater, whose foresight will be longer? Who will emerge victorious in the end? White Vengeance is a gorgeous production of suitably epic proportions, built around a well written script that succeeds in bringing these historical events and characters to life. The battle of wits, cunning and bravado makes for a great story, and the cast have been well chosen to fill their roles. Anthony Wong is particularly good as the aging, blind strategist, but the show is nearly stolen by Jordan Chan in a supporting role that gives the film two of its most memorable scenes. The presence of Liu Yi-Fei, whose face is surely the strongest argument for the existence of God that man has conceived, is of course most welcome.

The film has a number of battle scenes, which are generally very well executed. CGI is obviously used to make the massive armies seem truly massive, but is mostly eschewed for any close-up combat situations, with good old-fashioned people and the occasional wire, and just the occasional bit of CGI when somebody needs a sword, arrow or spear to go through them without alarming the film's insurance company unduly. This makes for some highly satisfying scenes of combat and carnage.

It's the dialogue and the characters that make the film though. Unfortunately, things do get a bit derailed towards the end with some scenes that are simply overcooked, and performances that lose their subtlety and break the illusion that we really are witnessing events as they unfurled. It's a shame, but the flaws aren't sufficient to undo the good work that comes before them.

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