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The Dragon Gate (1994)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Adventure | December 1994 (USA)
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Enter The Dragon Gate and prepare for a pulse pounding journey into the nether regions of the mind and soul. When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a sword wielding warrior, Ken, willingly ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Marvin (as Michael Oliver)

Writer:

Dan Coplan (as Daniel J. Coplan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Coplan ... Ken
Geoffrey Lewis ... Shin'ichi
Courtney Taylor Courtney Taylor ... Helen
Haing S. Ngor ... Sensei
Robert F. Lyons ... Jack the Drunk
Gretchen Stockdale Gretchen Stockdale ... The Archer
Delia Sheppard ... The Cloistered Woman
Ai Wan ... The Swordwoman
Eddi Wilde Eddi Wilde ... The Shadow (as Eddie Wilde)
Glen Ishii Glen Ishii ... Ishii
Paula Mead Paula Mead ... Shadow Warrior
Jill Tompkins Jill Tompkins ... Cocktail Waitress
Alberto Dyer Alberto Dyer ... The Bowman
Steve Eoff ... Bartender
James Hunter ... Shadow Warrior
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Enter The Dragon Gate and prepare for a pulse pounding journey into the nether regions of the mind and soul. When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a sword wielding warrior, Ken, willingly thrusts himself into an alternate dimension to rescue her. The action is fast and furious as our hero battles legions of blood-thirsty assassins. Seduced by an evil temptress, redeemed by the Sword Goddess of the lake. Ken can escape only if he can answer the riddle of 23 questions! Written by Anonymous

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Lifetime after lifetime the adventure continues! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sárkánykapu See more »

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Written by Dan Coplan (as Daniel J. Coplan)
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I APPLAUD THIS FILM!
15 June 1999 | by Dan-106See all my reviews

I applaud this film because it dares to be different. I'm tired of the high-concept low IQ drivel that Hollywood churns out. Who wants to go to a movie where you know the whole story and how its going to end after the first five minutes! The Dragon Gate with all its imperfections is still an engrossing cinematic ko'an. With each scene you're never sure what's going to happen next. Each obstacle that the hero encounters is symbolic of our modern life. In this sense the film resonates Joseph Campbell's mono-myth.

For those of you who found The Empire Strikes Back to have more meaning than Star Wars, The Return Of The Jedi, or The Phantom Menace, you will find much to enjoy about The Dragon Gate.

The photography is gorgeous. In fact the images are very imaginative, the film has a strong after-life, you just keep thinking about it!

If you're looking for a film that challenges you, I would recommend The Dragon Gate.


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