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Sun lung moon hak chan (1992)

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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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Tour de force
4 July 2001 | by CoolLeatherSee all my reviews

This is definitely the DVD to own...(being completely disappointed and disgusted with "Ashes of Time" by Kar-wai Wong), "Dragon Inn" a film credited to Hark Tsui has restored my faith in action/martial arts fantasy films. Stunning cinematography, interesting and engaging storyline, and something that most other movies seem to lack and that is a general depth and interest for the characters. In "Dragon Inn" we actually feel and care about the protagonist and his love, and the third pawn, the beautiful owner of the Dragon Inn.

The sword fighting scene is spectacular. Every movement is "balletic" in the sense of being graceful and streaming. The inclusion of "traditional period-piece music" in the scenes was euphonic. The special effects were dazzling. The cast is indeed talented, how many people out there can actually do both acting and being athletic. The triangular aura between Brigitte, Maggie and Tony ignites a spark all on its own whether its Brigitte and Tony or Maggie and Tony or even Brigitte with Maggie...its almost Freudian. Lots of action films lose their audience because the ending becomes all too predictable. The action in Dragon Inn does not disappoint and doesn't lose any integrity with the audience from the beginning to the finale. Furthermore, the power of the Dragon Inn is that suddenly we realize that we are connected...Wow...


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