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Dragon Inn (1992)

San lung moon hak chan (original title)
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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 »

Directors:

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

Writers:

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 Yin
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Chow Wai On
Donnie Yen ... Eunuch Cho Siu Hing
Shun Lau ... Cha
Shi-Kwan Yen ... Ho Fu (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Iron
Lawrence Ng ... Siu-Chuen
Xin Xin Xiong ... Ngai
Elvis Tsui ... The General
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Fai Chan
Ngai Chung-Wai Ngai Chung-Wai
Choi Ho Choi Ho
Cheng Lit-King Cheng Lit-King
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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Fans of Jet Li's 'Swordsman 2' will love it! See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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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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| (International Cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Greatest Martial Arts Movie Ever Made
19 February 2003 | by lu9603See all my reviews

Everybody loves "Crouching Tiger", but this movie made more than 10 years ago is a much better martial arts movie. Instead of trying to be everything like "Crouching Tiger" did, it was just designed and implemented as a martial arts movie, and nothing else. This focus made it great to begin with.

In addition to a stellar cast, great action scenes, its plot is solid and intriguing. The final fight is one of the greatest martial arts scenes ever made, especially to those who grew up reading Chinese martial arts novels.

It is interesting that those who have a problem with the imagination of Chinese martial arts movies do not have any issue with that of "Matrix". In fact, the logic is very similar. "Matrix": with hi-tech, everything is possible, including dodging bullets; Chinese martial arts movies: with kongfu, everything is possible, including running on the roof.

Having said that, I understand that those who have never read Chinese martial arts novels may have trouble with some of the scenes, especially if you are trying to find medical evidence to verify the possibility of some moves. However, this is just a movie based on a novel, so why don't you just relax and enjoy?


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