7.5/10
1,612
10 user 36 critic

Dragon Inn (1967)

Long men kezhan (original title)
Trailer
1:58 | Trailer
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 »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Feng Hsu, Chun Shih, Ying Bai
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A scholar, tasked to copy a sutra, meets with a mysterious old lady and her daughter in the mountains.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Chun Shih, Feng Hsu, Sylvia Chang
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect ... See full summary »

Directors: Raymond Lee, Siu-Tung Ching, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung
Da zui xia (1966)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Chih-Ching Yang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An esquire and a General eyes a priceless handwritten scroll by Tripitaka, held in a Temple library. The Abbot of the Temple selects his successor.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Feng Hsu, Yueh Sun, Chun Shih
Zhong lie tu (1975)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The emperor dispatches an officer and a small band of men to deal with pirates.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Feng Hsu, Ying Bai, Roy Chiao
Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it. Blademaster, a young martial arts expert, accidentally ends up ... See full summary »

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, King Hu, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Samuel Hui, Cecilia Yip, Jacky Cheung
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lee Khan, a high official under Mongolian Emperor Yuan of the Yuan dynasty (year 1366) procures the battle map of the Chinese rebel Chu Yuan-Chang's army. Rebel spies, aided by treachery within Khan's ranks, strive to corner him in an inn.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Li Hua Li, Roy Chiao, Feng Hsu
Hsi nou ai le (1970)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This movie contains four separate stories, each by a different director. They are all ghost stories, including themes such as death wishes, prison, and alcoholism. Good and evil women play prominent roles in the various tales.

Directors: King Hu, Hsing Lee, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Cheng Chang, Fu-Kan Chang, Mei-Yao Chang
Du bei dao (1967)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off, returns to his former teacher to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Chung-Hsin Huang
Yu tang chun (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: King Hu
Stars: Betty Loh Ti, Lei Zhao, Yin Fang
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn."

Director: Ming-liang Tsai
Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lingfeng Shangguan
Chun Shih ... Xiao Shaozi
Ying Bai ... (as Pai Ying)
Feng Hsu
Chien Tsao Chien Tsao
Han Hsieh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ah-Tsai Ah-Tsai
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
Shih Lu Shih Lu
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director King Hu encouraged his martial arts choreographers to draw from the alternately fluid and rhythmic movements of Chinese opera. Rather than resorting to fast or slow motion, footage printed backward, animation, or other early special-effects techniques, the filmmaker relied as much as possible on the actual skills of his performers and on the magic of editing. See more »

Connections

Featured in Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Classic Chinese Swords Movie
23 February 2008 | by wataru-7See all my reviews

There are some movies that stick by you over the years and this Chinese swords movie from the middle sixties is one of them.

King Hu's Dragon Gate Inn has all the ingredients in it to make this movie a classic. Not only does it have good swords fights and combines these with an excellent story and plot but on a more subtle level the background music adds a really good atmosphere to it that draws you even more into the movie and story.

I can recommend this movie for anyone who is interested in Chinese film in general and anyone who is interested in Chinese swords movies with a good story and plot.

10 out of 10 points from me.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed