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  (in credits order)

Carina Lau ... Wu Zetian

Chien Sheng ... The Emperor (as Sheng Chien)

Mark Chao ... Dee Renjie

Angelababy ... Yin Ruiji

Shaofeng Feng ... Yuchi Zhenjin

Kenny Lin ... Shatuo Zhong (as Gengxin Lin)

Bum Kim ... Yuan Zhen (as Ian Kim)
Dong Hu ... Huo Yi

Kun Chen ... Doctor Wang Pu (as Chen Kun)
Shan Zhang ... Chusui Liang (as Zhang Shan)
Guoyi Chen ... Admiral (as Chen Guoyi)
Nan Tie ... Bo Qianzhang (as Tie Nan)
Jie Yan ... Kuang Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Yachao Wang ... Zhou Qian (as Wang Yachao)
Jingjing Ma ... Touba Lie (as Ma Jingjing)
Chao Hsu Lin ... Cheng An (as Lin Chao Hsu)
Hao Zhang ... Taoist Priest Rui Yun (as Zhang Hao)

Limin Deng ... Master Wang (as Deng Limin)
Guoyin Jiang ... Eunuch Lao (as Jiang Guoyin)
Yulin Gao ... Ding Yuanda (as Gao Yulin)
Jiatong Lai ... Vice-Admiral (as Lai Jaitong)
Jaihui Yan ... Vice-Admiral (as Yan Jaihui)
Hangyu Tian ... Vice-Admiral (as Tian Hangyu)
Nuo A. ... Tuoba Lie's Man (as A Nuo)
Tuli Guer ... Tuoba Lie's Man
Qingjian Wu ... Tuoba Lie's Man (as Wu Qingjian)
Peng Zhou ... Tuoba Lie's Man (as Zhou Peng)
Yuanfeng Gao ... Tuoba Lie's Man (as Gao Yuanfeng)
Fucheng Zhang ... Tuoba Lie's Man (as Zhang Fucheng)
Meihui Chen ... Ruiji's Maid (as Chen Meihui)
Wenxue Sun ... Ruiji's Maid (as Sun Wenxue)
Junzhu Zhang ... Ruiji's Maid (as Zhang Junzhu)
Hui Guo ... Da Lisi Guard (as Guo Hui)
Xiaoluo Mo ... Da Lisi Guard (as Mo Xiaoluo)
Gangqiang Yang ... Da Lisi Guard (as Yang Gangqiang)
Guoqiang Wu ... Da Lisi Guard (as Wu Guoqiang)
Chao Xu ... Da Lisi Guard (as Xu Chao)
Junjie Guan ... Da Lisi Guard (as Guan Junjie)
Mingzhe Song ... Da Lisi Guard (as Song Mingzhe)
Tanwei Pang ... Da Lisi Guard (as Pang Tanwei)
Qiankun Ma ... Da Lisi Guard (as Ma Qiankun)
Teng Zhou ... Da Lisi Guard (as Zhou Teng)
Yuzhan Gao ... Da Lisi Guard (as Gao Yuzhan)
Chen Song ... Huoyi's Man (as Song Chen)
Fanjie Meng ... Huoyi's Man (as Meng Fanjie)
Jianfeng Chen ... Huoyi's Man (as Chen Jianfeng)
You Zhang ... Huoyi's Man (as Zhang You)
Rongjian Yang ... Huoyi's Man (as Yang Rongjian)
Guangchao Liu ... Huoyi's Man (as Liu Guangchao)
Maoping Zhan ... Apprentice to Wang Pu (as Zhan Maoping)
Yongyong Yang ... Apprentice to Wang Pu (as Yang Yongyong)
Guangwen Bao ... Apprentice to Wang Pu (as Bao Guangwen)
Xiao Xiao ... Court Lady
Hanyi Zhang ... Court Lady (as Zhang Hanyi)
Weiping Liang ... Court Lady (as Liang Weiping)
Lili Wang (as Wang Lili)
Xiaoqin Xu (as Xu Xiaoqin)
Xinling Zhang (as Zhang Xinling)
Yan Zhao (as Zhao Yan)
Panpan Zeng (as Zeng Panpan)
Jiao Wang (as Wang Jiao)
Han Zhang (as Zhang Han)
Zhongjuan Zhao (as Zhao Zhongjuan)
Jianghang Wang
Xiaomin Ye (as Ye Xiaomin)
Jinjun Zhao (as Zhao Jinjun)
Baofeng Gu (as Gu Baofeng)
Gonglei Yang (as Yang Gonglei)
Geng Cai (as Cai Geng)
Haiying Li (as Li Haiying)
Fei Xu (as Xu Fei)
Chunlei Fan (as Fan Chunlei)
Xuewei Shen (as Shen Xuewei)
Chunrui Yang (as Yang Chunrui)
Jiacheng Yang (as Yang Jiacheng)
Jiawang Yang (as Yang Jiawang)
Weihua Gao (as Gao Weihua)
He Zhengfeng (as He Zhengfeng)
Xianfa Meng (as Meng Xianfa)
Shaowei Zhang (as Zhang Shaowei)
Xinghua Zhu (as Zhou Xinghua)
Jinghui Ban (as Ban Jinghui)
Xushi Fang (as Fang Xushi)
Kai Shen (as Shen Kai)
Yuehui Liu (as Liu Yuehui)
Shukui Zhang (as Zhang Shukui)
Quansheng Zhang (as Zhang Quansheng)
Ting Zhou (as Zhou Ting)
Weixia Zhao (as Zhao Weixia)
Xuhui Dai (as Dai Xuhui)
Yalei Zhang (as Zhang Yali)
Wen Nie (as Nie Wen)
Dan Zhang (as Zhang Dan)
Yue Dai (as Dai Yue)
Gao Zhang (as Zhang Gao)
Jingcheng Yang (as Yang Jingcheng)
Yong Lin (as Lin Yong)
Jinliang Zhu (as Zhu Jinliang)
Rubin Niu (as Niu Rubin)
Xiaolun Chen (as Chen Xiaolun)
Shihui Tan (as Tan Shihui)
Hongfei Cheng (as Cheng Hongfei)
Zhongwei Xu (as Xu Zhongwei)
Junling Yue (as Yue Junling)
Qin Li (as Li Qin)
Liang Wang (as Wang Liang)
Hongge Zhang (as Zhang Hongge)
Anqi Ma (as Ma Anqi)
Borun Chen (as Chen Borun)
Guoying Li (as Li Guoying)
Guocan Li (as Li Guocan)
Gwoping Yang (as Yang Guoping)
Shengkui Li (as Li Shengkui)
Dongxing Liu (as Liu Dongxing)
Qiang Wang (as Wang Qiang)
Aimin Xu (as Xu Aimin)
Su Hua (as Su Hua)
Junxiang Chen (as Chen Junxiang)
Xiangwu Cheng (as Cheng Xiangwu)
Fu Wang (as Wang Fu)
Yiming Zhou (as Zhou Yiming)
Tao Ren (as Ren Tao)
Jianwei Zhong (as Zhong Jianwei)
Ao Peng (as Peng Ao)
Jianliang Shao (as Shao Jianliang)
Cheng Lin (as Lin Cheng)
Tieling Wang (as Wang Tieling)
Xilai Zhang (as Zhang Xilai)
Yakai Li (as Li Yakai)
Mingming Wang (as Wang Mingming)
Chengjia Li (as Li Chengjia)
Fangfang Rao (as Rao Fangfang)
Xiao-dong Wu (as Wu Xiaodong)
Tu'ersunbake Tu'ersuntuoheti
Maimaitili Abulaiti
Maimaitituoheit Abudula
Akitai Bake
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zhaoxu Lin

Directed by
Hark Tsui 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chia-lu Chang 
Kuo-Fu Chen 
Hark Tsui 

Produced by
Kuo-Fu Chen .... producer
Nansun Shi .... producer
James Tsim .... co-producer
Hark Tsui .... producer
Zhongjun Wang .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
Cinematography by
Sung Fai Choi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Boyang Yu 
Casting by
Mo Lan 
Production Design by
Kenneth Mak 
Art Direction by
Kenneth Mak 
Costume Design by
Pik Kwan Lee 
Bruce Yu 
Makeup Department
William Alvin .... makeup effects lab technician
J.D. Bowers .... creature effects sculptor
Weicheng Cai .... hair styling assistant (as Cai Weicheng)
Sau-Han Chan .... chief makeup artist (as Chan Sau Han)
Zhang Qing Chen .... makeup artist (as Chen Zhangqing)
Xiufang Cui .... hair styling assistant (as Cui Xiufang)
Glen Eisner .... creature effects sculptor
Jack Firman .... makeup effects lab technician
Mark Garbarino .... creature special makeup effects creator
Haiying Gong .... makeup assistant (as Gong Haiying)
Fengwei Han .... makeup assistant (as Han Fengwei)
Ziwei Hu .... hair styling assistant (as Hu Ziwei)
Marina Huang .... special makeup effects artist
Qingmei Jiang .... hairdresser (as Jiang Qingmei)
Mark Jurinko .... makeup effects lab technician
Ralis Kahn .... special makeup effects artist
Hiroshi Katagiri .... creature effects sculptor
Hee Eun Lee .... prosthetic technician
Lin Tai Lee .... chief hair stylist (as Lee Lin Tai)
Qiaoyu Li .... hair styling assistant (as Li Qiaoyu)
Eddie Liu .... special makeup effects artist
Xiangfang Liu .... makeup assistant (as Liu Xiangfang)
Aimee Macabeo .... creature effects lab technician
Morigenbuhe .... makeup assistant
Wei Nie .... hairdresser (as Nie Wei)
Joseph Pepe .... creature conceptual designer
Huimin Qu .... hair styling assistant (as Qu Huimin)
Reggie Rizzo .... makeup effects lab technician
Lili Shi .... makeup assistant (as Shi Lili)
A.J. Venuto .... makeup effects lab technician
Mark Viniello .... makeup effects lab technician
Yuling Wang .... hair styling assistant (as Wang Yuling)
Zhiqin Wang .... makeup assistant (as Wang Zhiqin)
Denggao Xia .... hair styling assistant (as Xia Denggao)
Yamin Yan .... makeup assistant (as Yan Yamin)
Li Yu .... makeup assistant (as Yu Li)
Lina Zhao .... makeup assistant (as Zhao Lina)
Production Management
Kenny Chan .... chief production manager
Yin Chunshu .... chief production manager (as Yin Chunshu)
Yaping Liu .... assistant unit manager (as Liu Yaping)
Jason Pomerantz .... production manager: IMAX Version
Yingchun Tan .... production manager (as Tan Yingchun)
Tom Tang .... assistant unit manager
Xu Tian .... on-set production manager (as Tian Xu)
Gehui Wang .... unit manager (as Wang Gehui)
Man-Piu Wu .... production manager (as Wu Man Piu)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yaocong Su .... second assistant director (as Su Yaocong)
Xiaojuan Wang .... assistant director: action unit
Sound Department
Ning Chan .... supervising sound editor
Marconi de Morais .... dubbing editor
Visual Effects by
Virender Dass .... creative director
Younguck Ha .... digital compositor
Donghoon Han .... compositor
Donghoon Han .... visual effects artist
Jay Seung Jaegal .... visual effects supervisor
Hyun-gi Jeon .... fx td
Sung-jin Jung .... visual effects supervisor
Jong Ik Kang .... visual effects supervisor
Yun Geuk Kang .... CG supervisor
Junhoi Kim .... visual effects artist
Sunghwan Kim .... compositor
Wook Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Daniel Chunghwan Lee .... compositor (as Chunghwan Lee)
Minwon Lee .... lead lighting and compositing td
Yu Lei .... compositor
Bongkyu Lim .... compositor
Soo-young Park .... visual effects
Felix Xu .... visual effects supervisor
Sinae Yi .... lighting technical director
Junshik-Raul Yun .... visual effects consultant: Dexter Studios
Wenjia Zhang .... visual effects coordinator
Mingliang Li .... assistant stunt coordinator
Feng Lin .... stunt coordinator
Bun Yuen .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Benson Chae .... dit unit (opening credits underwater shooting)
Sooeung Chae .... stereography producer (opening credits underwater shooting)
Jin-Taek Choe .... stereo camera operator (opening credits underwater shooting)
Cameron Crowley .... Underwater Camera Assistant/Focus Puller
Dae-hwan Go .... stereo camera unit (opening credits underwater shooting)
Do-hun Jang .... stereo camera operator (opening credits underwater shooting)
Dae-seong Jeon .... director of photography (opening credits underwater shooting)
Dong-joo Kim .... stereo camera unit (opening credits underwater shooting)
Jae-ho Kim .... stereography supervisor (opening credits underwater shooting)
Kevin Lau .... lead stereographer
Joo-yeon Lee .... stereo camera unit (opening credits underwater shooting)
Su-jin Lee .... dit unit (opening credits underwater shooting)
Saba Mazloum .... camera operator
Byeong-joo Oh .... dit unit (opening credits underwater shooting)
Keum-Jeong Ryu .... stereo camera unit (opening credits underwater shooting)
Markus Stone .... underwater stereographer
Casting Department
Wei Guo .... assistant to casting director (as Guo Wei)
Fanjie Meng .... assistant to casting director (as Meng Fanjie)
Xiaoluo Mo .... assistant to casting director (as Mo Xiaoluo)
Fei Xu .... assistant to casting director (as Xu Fei)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jiong Chen .... wardrobe assistant (as Chen Jiong)
Man Kit Chow .... assistant costume designer (as Chow Man Kit)
Yufang Feng .... wardrobe assistant (as Feng Yufang)
Mei Gao .... wardrobe assistant (as Gao Mei)
Chengkui Gong .... wardrobe assistant (as Gong Chengkui)
Jin-Hua Gu .... wardrobe supervisor (as Gu Jinhua)
Yong Biao Hu .... tailor (as Hu Yongbiao)
Jin Shui Liu .... wardrobe assistant (as Liu Jinshui)
Lianyu Shi .... wardrobe assistant (as Shi Lianyu)
Cuiling Sun .... wardrobe assistant (as Sun Cuiling)
Linzeng Wang .... wardrobe assistant (as Wang Linzeng)
Liuhuan Xu .... tailor (as Xu Liuhuan)
Lulu Yu .... assistant costume designer (as Yu Lulu)
Lingxue Zhang .... assistant costume designer (as Zhang Lingxue)
Dayuan Zheng .... wardrobe assistant (as Zheng Dayuan)
Editorial Department
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist
Yong-gi Lee .... supervising colorist
Location Management
Yingxian Ji .... location manager (as Ji Yingxian)
Yanchang Liu .... location manager (as Liu Yanchang)
Transportation Department
Xiaofeng Huang .... transportation coordinator (as Huang Xiaofeng)
Ying Ji .... transportation coordinator (as Ji Ying)
Ji Guang Zhou .... transportation captain (as Zhou Jiguang)
Other crew
Sung Eun An .... translator (as An Sung Eun)
Jun Feng .... production assistant (as Feng Jun)
Shan Gao .... zether tutor (as Gao Shan)
Yunfei Guo .... production assistant (as Guo Yunfei)
Tian Huang .... script supervisor: action unit
Guoyin Jiang .... etiquette tutor (as Jiang Guoyin)
Mai Jin .... insurance: TUI Insurance Consultants Ltd (as Jin Mai)
Fan-Nei Lee .... script supervisor (as Fanny Lee)
Fang Liu .... assistant: Mr Tsui Hark (as Liu Fang)
Yamaco Lv .... assistant: Mr Tsui Hark
Yu Shen .... production coordinator (as Shen Yu)
Changmeng Sun .... production accountant (as Sun Changmeng)
Rong Wang .... production assistant (as Wang Rong)
Yanjie Wang .... production accountant (as Wang Yanjie)
Chunyu Xia .... dancing choreographer (as Xia Chunyu)

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Also Known As:
"Di Renjie: Shen du long wang" - China (original title)
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134 min (dvd)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIA | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Great, awesome, see it!, 12 February 2014
Author: jimlacy2003 from United States

I watch a fair amount of Asian cinema so I've seen a lot. This movie really stands out!

First of all the quality and quantity of special effects are very good. The interaction between the main characters, the mix of dark story lines, and the humor suburb. Overall the underlying story is interesting and compelling.

It's great fantasy fun!

I'm surprised this movie doesn't have a higher rating and appears to have had not much of a presence here in America. It's too bad there is no English dubbed version (not that I know off), and, or, they just didn't market it enough for a Western audience. A lot of people will probably just bump into this movie late at night at one time or another and be pleasantly surprised.

If you like action movies, epic fantasy stories, etc., you are probably going to love this movie.

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