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Jiang shan mei ren (2008)

After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.


(as Tony Ching Siu Tung)


(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Cheung Tan) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
... Yen Feier
... Muyong Xuehu
... Duan Lan Quan
Xiaodong Guo ... Wu Ba (as Guo Xiao Dong)
... Teng Bochang (as Kou Zhen Hai)
Weihua Liu ... King Yan (as Liu Wei Hua)
Shan Zhang ... King Zhao (as Zhang Shan)
Zhi-Hui Chen ... Diao Erbao
Jie Yan ... Prince Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Bo Zhou ... Ao Jia (as Zhou Bo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bing Bo ... Unnamed character (as Bo Bing)
Guoyi Chen ... Yan's official (as Chen Guo Yi)
Kang Chen ... Assassin (as Chen Kang)
Liang Chen ... Unnamed character (as Chen Liang)
... Yan's deputy (as Deng Li Min)


Can a kingdom change its nature? Yan, one of the Ten Kingdoms, is constantly at war. Yan's emperor dies from a battle wound and a general's treachery. His successor is unclear: his daughter Feier, who would be the kingdom's first empress; his favorite, Xuehu, a warrior of noble heart but not noble blood; and, Hu Ba, the ambitious traitor. Xuehu is Feier's protector and teaches her how to be a warrior queen. Hu's followers plot her failure, first in a kidnapping plot, then in a coup. Feier is saved from the kidnap attempt by Duan Lanquan, an ingenious hermit with a shrouded past. He treats her wound and gives her a vision of a different kind of kingdom. Can his dream become hers? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some battle violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 March 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

A yan királysága  »

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2.35 : 1
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Teng Bochang: There'll be no fighting in the hall of swords!
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Referenced in Yi Pao Er Hong (2011) See more »


Flying With Dreams
Music by Mark Lui
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Kelly Chen & Leon Lai
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Not even close to expectations, truly bad editing and text lines...Really wasted disappointing movie, if not, one of the worst movies I ever watched.
10 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Costume design is top-notch, but that is also it!!! Even thought they used great casts in it; like Donnie Yen, Leon Lai and Kelly Chen.

The feeling of awfulness came when I watched this movie right from the start.

The pace of the movie is really really annoying to watch, surely in the first 10 minutes of the movie I felt it. This movie is SO B GRADE.

Yep, u can feel that this movie was made with a high intensive schedule and again with a Hong Kong movie feeling. Due to the fact the movie is putted together like it is crammed into a microwave. Fast and sleazy in 99 minutes!!! I hate the director or editor really now after I watched this movie. There is nothing that captures my interest , fight scenes nor even got the attitude to be memorable in my head. I don't even think I would watch this one ever again.

The story: itself, oh man, very unappealing to watch it without thinking "BOOOoring!!!" Even thou the movie has got some "magic" or romantic time, but that is quickly wasted by the fight scenes and lousy text lines with no-nonsense-combating-filling-up-the-movie-fight-sequences. (yep ,feels like chewing gum after a long time in your mouth, u want to spit it out because it starts to nerving u)

The music: no memorable lines or even attractive interesting soundtracks, very fast to forget about. The editing and also some non-aunthentic computer made scenes makes this movie stinks so hard so that the music would not live up the whole picture anymore. I think that the music is only there because it has to fill up some gap.

The characters: OK, I would watch how the cast did in this movie, but that would be also it! There is very little to satisfy when u watched it...

The dialogs's: Truly hilarious, some not-logical sentences that comes with emotions are really put in a wrong way, even the timing for some sentences is not used correctly to get an emphasized feeling!!! Not even good to watch this movie I must say, only disappointed, annoyed and sleepy...

Only one nomination is granted and that's for the costume design, but they over do it in the film like its kind of 'Lord of The Rings'and '300' which they almost hard copy it with no originality. So don't bother, go watch another director and/or movie!

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