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29 November 2011 (China) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shaofeng Feng ... Xiang Yu

Leon Lai ... Liu Bang

Hanyu Zhang ... Zhang Liang

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... 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
Zhi-Hui Chen ... 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
Wu Ma ... Grand Tutor
John Do ... Assassin
Zhao Wen Hao ... Student Bofu

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 
 
Makeup Department
Hong Cao .... assistant makeup artist: Mainland China (as Cao Hong)
Cong Chen .... assistant hair stylist: Mainland China (as Chen Cong)
Kun Chen .... assistant makeup artist: Mainland China (as Chen Kun)
Shao Qin Chen .... assistant hair stylist: Mainland China (as Chen Shao Qin)
Sho Long Ding .... assistant hair stylist: Mainland China (as Ding Sho Long)
Ting Ting Jing .... assistant makeup artist: Mainland China (as Jing Ting Ting)
Jin Dan Li .... assistant hair stylist: Mainland China (as Li Jin Dan)
Peng Li .... assistant makeup artist: Mainland China (as Li Peng)
Yan Ping Li .... hair stylist: Mainland China (as Li Yan Ping)
Yan Ping Li .... makeup artist: Mainland China (as Li Yan Ping)
Ze Shun Liu .... assistant hair stylist: Mainland China (as Liu Ze Shun)
Meng Jun Ma .... assistant makeup artist: Mainland China (as Ma Meng Jun)
Wei Shi .... assistant makeup artist: Mainland China (as Shi Wei)
Ye Qing Tan .... assistant hair stylist: Mainland China (as Tan Ye Qing)
Wei Tong .... assistant makeup artist: Mainland China (as Tong Wei)
Xiang Dong Wang .... assistant makeup artist: Mainland China (as Wang Xiang Dong)
Jian Heng Yuan .... assistant hair stylist: Mainland China (as Yuan Jian Heng)
Le Zhang .... assistant hair stylist: Mainland China (as Zhang Le)
Yue Zhang .... assistant hair stylist: Mainland China (as Zhang Yue)
 
Production Management
Xiao Dan Liu .... assistant production manager: Mainland China (as Liu Xiao Dan)
Feng Na .... unit production manager: Mainland China (as Na Feng)
Xiu Feng Sun .... assistant production manager: Mainland China (as Sun Xiu Feng)
Bing Hai Wang .... assistant unit manager: Mainland China (as Wang Bing Hai)
Jing-Hua Wang .... production manager: Mainland China (as Wang Jing Hua)
Zhong-jun Wang .... unit production manager: Mainland China (as Wang Zhong Jun)
Zheng Zhang .... unit manager: Mainland China (as Zhang Zheng)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chi-leung Chan .... executive director
Wen Wing Chu .... assistant director: Mainland China (as Chu Wen Wing)
Zhi Wing Du .... assistant director: Mainland China (as Du Zhi Wing)
Qing Liu .... assistant director: Mainland China (as Liu Qing)
Fei Fei Xu .... assistant director: Mainland China (as Xu Fei Fei)
Jie Zhang .... assistant director: Mainland China (as Zhang Jie)
Kai Cai Zheng .... assistant director: Mainland China (as Zheng Kai Cai)
 
Art Department
Jun Ling Cao .... propsman: Mainland China (as Cao Jun Ling)
Ji Shen Cheng .... propsman: Mainland China (as Cheng Ji Shen)
Li Shen Cheng .... propsman: Mainland China (as Cheng Li Shen)
Hai Long Cui .... propsman: Mainland China (as Cui Hai Long)
Jun Dong Cui .... propsman: Mainland China (as Cui Jun Dong)
Rui Cheng Cui .... propsman: Mainland China (as Cui Rui Cheng)
Zhong Liang Du .... propsman: Mainland China (as Du Zhong Liang)
Qing Tao Fan .... artist assistant: Mainland China (as Fan Qing Tao)
Gao Peng Fei .... propsman: Mainland China (as Gao Peng Fei)
Henry Fong .... concept artist
Xiu Bin Fu .... propsman: Mainland China (as Fu Xiu Bin)
Shu Zhen Gao .... propsman: Mainland China (as Gao Shu Zhen)
De Yun Ge .... propsman: Mainland China (as Ge De Yun)
Zhi Wei Gu .... artist assistant: Mainland China (as Gu Zhi Wei)
Xiao He .... propsman: Mainland China (as He Xiao)
Ping Hua .... propsman: Mainland China (as Hua Ping)
Chun Wing Huang .... propsman: Mainland China (as Huang Chun Wing)
Yong Tian Huang .... propsman: Mainland China (as Huang Yong Tian)
Zhang Fu Jiang .... propsman: Mainland China (as Jiang Zhang Fu)
Bing Jian Jin .... propsman: Mainland China (as Jin Bing Jian)
Feng Zhen Jin .... propsman: Mainland China (as Jin Feng Zhen)
Lei Xing Li .... propsman: Mainland China (as Li Lei Xing)
Yong Qiang Li .... propsman: Mainland China (as Li Yong Qiang)
Shu Ping Liu .... propsman: Mainland China (as Liu Shu Ping)
Biao Yun Lou .... propsman: Mainland China (as Lou Biao Yun)
Jian Jun Lu .... propsman: Mainland China (as Lu Jian Jun)
Ming Luo .... propsman: Mainland China (as Luo Ming)
Xing Chao Luo .... propsman: Mainland China (as Luo Xing Chao)
Ming Yi Ma .... propsman: Mainland China (as Ma Ming Yi)
Yi Qian .... storyboard: Mainland China (as Qian Yi)
Hu Qin .... propsman: Mainland China (as Qin Hu)
Shi Feng Qing .... propsman: Mainland China (as Shi Feng Qing)
Shuai Sheng .... artist assistant: Mainland China (as Sheng Shuai)
Qing Ming Sun .... propsman: Mainland China (as Sun Qing Ming)
Wei Feng Sun .... propsman: Mainland China (as Sun Wei Feng)
Shu Lin Tong .... propsman: Mainland China (as Tong Shu Lin)
Feng Wang .... propsman: Mainland China (as Wang Feng)
Jin Shan Wang .... associate artist: Mainland China (as Wang Jin Shan)
Lian Qing Wang .... propsman: Mainland China (as Wang Lian Qing)
Zhi Qiang Wang .... propsman: Mainland China (as Wang Zhi Qiang)
Chang Xiao Wei .... propsman: Mainland China (as Wei Chang Xiao)
Qi Qiu Wei .... propsman: Mainland China (as Wei Qi Qiu)
Ying Chao Wu .... propsman: Mainland China (as Wu Ying Chao)
Bao Shan Xu .... propsman: Mainland China (as Xu Bao Shan)
Bao Zhong Xu .... propsman: Mainland China (as Xu Bao Zhong)
Yan Sen Xu .... propsman: Mainland China (as Xu Yan Sen)
Shi Yuan Yang .... propsman: Mainland China (as Yang Shi Yuan)
Liang Cheng Ying .... propsman: Mainland China (as Ying Liang Cheng)
Xun Xun Ying .... propsman: Mainland China (as Ying Xun Xun)
He Hua Zhang .... propsman: Mainland China (as Zhang He Hua)
Shui Ping Zhang .... propsman: Mainland China (as Zhang Shui Ping)
Xiao Ming Zhang .... associate artist: Mainland China (as Zhang Xiao Ming)
Li Hai Zhao .... propsman: Mainland China (as Zhao Li Hai)
Zheng Li Zhao .... propsman: Mainland China (as Zhao Zheng Li)
Bin Zhou .... propsman: Mainland China (as Zhu Bin)
Yan Qiao Zhou .... artist assistant: Mainland China (as Zhou Yan Qiao)
Wen Long Zhu .... artist assistant: Mainland China (as Zhu Wen Long)
 
Sound Department
Phyllis Cheng .... re-recording mixer
Phyllis Cheng .... sound designer
Siu Yu Lam .... sound designer
Ricky Yip .... sfx editor
 
Visual Effects by
Dongho Han .... fx supervisor
Tae-hun Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Yongwoo Kim .... compositing supervisor: NEXT (as Yong-Woo Kim)
Hee Jung Ryu .... visual effects executive producer
 
Stunts
Siu-Hung Leung .... action choreographer (as Tony Leung Siu-hung)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hua Chen .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Chen Hua)
Shuang Yan Chen .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Chen Shuang Yan)
Xiao Li Chen .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Chen Xiao Li)
Xin Jun Chen .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Chen Xin Jun)
Dao Ran Cheng .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Cheng Dao Ran)
Kai Li Fan .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Fan Kai Li)
Man Gao .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Gao Man)
Peng Fei Guan .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Guan Peng Fei)
Li Feng Guo .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Guo Li Feng)
Yan Hua Guo .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Guo Yan Hua)
Xiu Ping Hua .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Hua Xiu Ping)
Yun Huang .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Huang Yun)
Zhong Yuan Jiao .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Jiao Zhong Yuan)
Li Wei Kang .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Kang Li Wei)
Ji-qing Li .... costume design: Mainland China (as Li Ji Qing)
Peng Li .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Li Peng)
Yong Fei Liu .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Liu Yong Fei)
Jing Jing Sha .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Sha Jing Jing)
Ying Shen .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Shen Ying)
Yong Jian Shen .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Shen Yong Jian)
Gui Wei Sun .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Sun Gui Wei)
Kai Ge Sun .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Sun Kai Ge)
Xin Xiang Wang .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Wang Xin Xiang)
Rong Hua Wei .... costume designer: Mainland China (as Wei Rong Hua)
Hui Fu Wu .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Wu Hui Fu)
Yun Sheng Wu .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Wu Yun Sheng)
Cai Ge Yan .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Yan Cai Ge)
Zong Qian Zhang .... assistant costume designer: Mainland China (as Zhang Zong Qian)
 
Location Management
Xin He .... location manager: Dunhuang, Mainland China (as He Xin)
Jun Huang .... location manager: Mainland China (as Huang Jun)
Wei Wang .... location manager: Mainland China (as Wang Wei)
 
Music Department
Mark Lui .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Qing Ning Kong .... unit continuity: Mainland China (as Kong Qing Ning)
Xin Jing Lin .... accountant: Mainland China (as Lin Xin Jing)
Deng Jun Lu .... assistant accountant: Mainland China (as Lu Deng Jun)
Di Pan .... secretary: Mainland China (as Pan Di)
Guo Qing Sun .... assistant traffic control: Mainland China (as Sun Guo Qing)
Mai Wang .... director assistant: Mainland China (as Wang Mai)
Xi Le Wang .... director assistant: Mainland China (as Wang Xi Le)
Hong Fa Xue .... unit continuity: Mainland China (as Xue Hong Fa)
Li Hua Yuan .... unit continuity: Mainland China (as Yuan Li Hua)
Le Er Zhai .... unit continuity: Mainland China (as Zhai Le Er)
Peng Zhang .... traffic control: Mainland China (as Zhang Peng)
 

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Also Known As:
"Hong men yan chuan qi" - China (original title)
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135 min
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The lesser of two evils, 20 December 2011
Author: dvc5159 from Penang, Malaysia / Chicago, USA

Here's a swordplay film that takes its time developing its story and characters. "White Vengeance" is an elaborate, sumptuous, and often lavish epic film, ambitiously crafted by Daniel Lee ("Black Mask"). In the heart of the frantic battle sequences lies a thriller that thrills by its characters planning and trying to outwit, manipulate, and defeat one another.

Leon Lai and Feng Shao-Feng portray the two scheming leads, in an absorbing character study of the two. I was at a loss as to who was actually tyrannical or valiant. While both actors are good in their roles, Lai dominates the show with his subtle and effective performance, showing calm and reserve even at dangerous times. Zhang Hanyu and veteran Anthony Wong portray advisers to the two leads, with Hanyu showing a sombre aura despite looking wise; Wong borders on over-acting during the Banquet scene but improves greatly in his scenes after that.

From the mysterious opening to its melancholic ending, its characters that are full of wit and brains, this film never lets up on the complexity of the plot. I love films which take their time developing their key characters (bonus points if said characters are elaborate schemers) so I was pleasantly surprised that this film had done so, in a length of just under two and a half hours. Slow-paced? Maybe. Boring? Absolutely not. It is the characterization and elaborate scheming that makes it so exciting to watch; as time progresses the characters' motives become more and more entangled, and morals are questioned during the melancholic final 30 minutes of the movie, which elevate this epic film from good to near-great. Readers of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" may want to give this one a watch, here is a film which blends strategy with motive very effectively, to an extent where those traits are blurred.

However, like many swordplay films before, this one features the usual - elaborate and colorful costumes and production design, crisp cinematography, and an atmospheric music score to bring it home. "White Vengeance" somewhat strays from the music score part; it doesn't sound like the typical Chinese swordplay film, it sounds much more haunting than melodramatic. The cinematography, however is superb and will remind film buffs of similar shots in previous English epic films such as "Braveheart" or "The Lord of the Rings".

For all the stuff it got right, I am willing pass over the fact that some of the CG effects look awful and unnecessary, and that some of the stunts (including the battle at the Banquet) are too elaborate for its kind (but not reaching Yuen Woo-Ping levels).

All is well with the Chinese swordplay film. Lee has proudly claimed this film as the best movie he's made in his career. Not having seen all of his other films, I can't say, but he certainly has made a very good one.

Overall rating: 78/100

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