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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 »

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Raymond Lee, Siu-Tung Ching (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

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Tan Cheung, Xiaohe Lü (as Xiao He) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maggie Cheung ... Gam Seung Yuk
Brigitte Lin ... Yau Mok Sau
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Gwok Waai On
Donnie Yen ... Eunuch Tsao Siu Yan
Shi-Kwan Yen ... Ho Fu (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Iron
Lawrence Ng ... Siu-Chuen
Xin Xin Xiong ... Ngai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Fai Chan
Ngai Chung-Wai Ngai Chung-Wai
Choi Ho Choi Ho
Shun Lau ... Cha
Cheng Lit-King Cheng Lit-King
Elvis Tsui ... The General
Wai Shun Wong Wai Shun Wong
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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 in his quest to rule China. An extravagant climax features dizzying acrobatics and masterful fight sequences. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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In the desert, only the strong survive. See more »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

27 August 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

New Dragon Gate Inn See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Uneven, but great fun all the same.
22 August 2002 | by kurtisrothSee all my reviews

DRAGON INN exibits the same great production values of every Tsui Hark film. It's a good movie all around, with some truly enjoyable performances by a stellar cast.

What both makes and breaks it is the shaky balance between the bulk of the film and its climax. The first 95% is rock solid. The last 5% goes off the deep end, in a crazy, supernatural gorefest fight between Donnie Yen and the varied protagonists. Film school diehards will want their money back. HK film fanatics will sit there in astonishment for a few moments -- then start laughing and cheering. It's truly insane, and I love it.

My only knock: not enough Donnie Yen.

But there are other films for that.


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