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Dragon Inn (1967)

Long men kezhan (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 21 October 1967 (Taiwan)
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When the children of an executed General are pursued in 1457 China, some heroic martial arts swordsmen intervene.

Director:

King Hu

Writer:

King Hu
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lingfeng Shangguan
Chun Shih ... Xiao Shaozi
Ying Bai ... (as Pai Ying)
Feng Hsu
Chien Tsao Chien Tsao
Han Hsieh Han Hsieh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ah-Tsai Ah-Tsai
Ying-Chieh Han Ying-Chieh Han
Simon Hsu Simon Hsu ... (as Hsu Yao-kuang)
Fei Kao Fei Kao
Ming Kao
Hsiao Pao Ko
Chieh Li Chieh Li
Chu Liu Chu Liu
Shih Lu Shih Lu
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Storyline

The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection. The commander's family was was murdered to cut off his bloodline, but his two youngest, a son and a daughter, were expelled from the empire to the outlands in an attempt to draw out the commanders confidant and adviser. In order to complete the plan, the Eunuch sent his ultra-secret Black Arrow Troop to assassinate the two remaining children and the advisor. The ambush: to be carried out at the Inn Of Dragon's Gate at the border. The plans fail as journeymen of great swordsmanship turn up at the inn. From that point until the end of the flic many battles take place. This film is a masterpiece of martial arts swords-play and speaks the tune of "The Swordsman" and the "Zatoichi" films. A must see for fans of classic Asian cinema. Written by LostInLodos

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Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 October 1967 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Inn See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Union Film Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director King Hu was a talented calligrapher, and he painted Dragon Inn's opening credits himself. See more »

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Remade as Long men fei jia (2011) See more »

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An absolute masterpiece!!
13 March 2001 | by Phil-302See all my reviews

A must see swordplay film, probably the best of its kind ever made. The director, King Hu, is the master of tension and suspense and holds the viewer's attention throughout. I cannot rate this fim highly enough. If only it were more readily available.


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