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All the King's Men (1983)

Tian xia di yi (original title)
| Action, Drama | 1983 (USA)
It's the 10th century BC, the emperor is not well, and the medicines he is receiving from con artist "Immortal Li" are in reality only making him worse.

Director:

King Hu

Writers:

Hsiao-Yeh, King Hu | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fu-chuang Chang Fu-chuang Chang
Jen-Chieh Chang ... (as Chieh Chang)
Chiu-Ming Chen Chiu-Ming Chen
Hui Lou Chen
Pei-Pei Cheng
Meng-ling Chiang Meng-ling Chiang
Ben-Ko Chu
Chiang Han
Han Hsieh
Ping-Nan Hsieh Ping-Nan Hsieh
Hsuan-Hsuan Hua Hsuan-Hsuan Hua
Ming Kao
Ming Lei
Chang-An Li Chang-An Li
Kun Li
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It's the 10th century BC, the emperor is not well, and the medicines he is receiving from con artist "Immortal Li" are in reality only making him worse.

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The ultimate kung fu--only 1 fighter will live!

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Action | Drama

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One of his most underrated works
3 May 2019 | by gtretanSee all my reviews

Imagine mincing the subtle comedy of Dragon Inn with the sprawling epic of his late 70s films. Add a small dose of extremely distinct choreography, and that is Tian Xia Di Yi or All the King's Men in English. There are a lot of familiar faces in the film such as Golden Swallow or Cheng Pei-pei from Come Drink With Me as well as Tian Feng who plays the ill emperor.

If you follow King Hu's films, you will easily see a lot of hidden themes, usually meant to be criticisms on the mainland government, which can be seen in this magnificent epic written by no other than Wu Nien-Jen, who wrote some of the greatest screenplays including A City of Sadness and Yi Yi for some of the most famous Taiwanese directors. This film is another indicator of why King Hu is truly the master of martial art films, and there would never be another one like it again.


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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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