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Epic drama about China's first emperor (221 BC) who struggles to make his childhood best friend, now China's greatest composer, succumb to his will and compose a grand anthem to his ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Ying Zheng
... Gao Jianli
... Ying Yueyang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung Chang
Zhijun Ge
Baojiang Hou
Mengyong Li
Yu Liang
Kang Ma
Wen Mei
Guoqiang Qiu
Ming Tien
Peng Tien
Ke-Wen Tsui
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Epic drama about China's first emperor (221 BC) who struggles to make his childhood best friend, now China's greatest composer, succumb to his will and compose a grand anthem to his exploits. Written by <fromhell@netwiz.net>

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31 October 1996 (Hong Kong)  »

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The Emperor's Shadow  »

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$5,129, 20 December 1998, Limited Release

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$71,906, 20 December 1998
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Utterly The BEST Chinese Film I Ever Saw!!!!
12 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I cannot say enough about this film. The production value was TOPS. The locations, story, acting, music, and everything else involved in it was extraordinary. I watched it 10 times (Each time forcing others to watch, which they all agreed with me). It should have won an Oscar, but since there are probably big politics with Mainland China vs Hong Kong, it never got a mention. I am not Chinese, but do appreciate a fine film. WATCH IT!!! TRUST ME. You will agree. The music writer scored many other Top Chinese films like Farewell My Concubine, Ju Duo, and Raise The Red Lantern, just to name a few! WoW! The acting was superb. Natural and realistic. I cried each and every time I watched it. What can I say? I definitely think it was one of the best made films I've seen in many years. I am an actor and have produced a few action films (nothing that compares to this, or even gets close...PLEASE! I wish!). This has every emotion and is to be considered an EPIC of Extraordinary Proportions!


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