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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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1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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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
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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 
 
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
 

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They made a Poor Drama out of a Historically Exciting Story, 6 September 2013
Author: ebiros2 from United States

This is a movie about an event that actually happened in Chinese history, but it takes artistic license and changes what happened in reality. The result is an almost unrecognizable story to what happened with Liu Bang and Xiang Yu during the war of Chu-Han contention.

The story is about one of the most famous war in Chinese history between the two rivals Liu Bang and Xiang Yu for the control of entire China. History is clear about who the winner is and Liu Bang becomes the first emperor of the Han dynasty. But this is one of the most exciting story in Chinese history next to "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms".

Whatever they changed from the historical story actually made the story worse. I have no idea why the producers chose to make the story into the drama that is this movie. The plot of the original story is far better than this story. There is no build up to the conflict that happens in the real story of Liu Bang and Xiang Yu. It also doesn't show why Xiang Yu who was clearly winning at the start, ended up losing his force, and eventually gets surrounded by Liu Bang's army. Feast at the Hong gate was one of the turning point of this war, and Xiang Yu had a once in a life time opportunity to kill Liu Bang, but failed to cash in on this opportunity. He never recovered from this mistake, and his tactics meanders after this meeting until his eventual demise.

There is so much highlight scenes in this war, and the characters were all so interesting, but this movie screwed all of this up. All the good details of the story never made it into this movie. The two hour long movie could easily have been an hour and a half if the useless drama the script writer inserted into the story were edited out.

Failure of script writing is the ultimate downfall of this movie. Compared to "The Red Cliff I and II" where director John Woo carefully inserted his interpretation to the story, which made that story so good, this movie had no such story telling behind it.

Too bad, for the money they put into this movie, it could have been another "Assassin" level production. A better movie about Liu Bang and Xiang Yu is awaited with more spot light on the interesting characters, and build up to the story.

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