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Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk.

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Zeng Jing
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Jiang Ah-sheng
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Cao Feng, The Wheel King
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Ye Zhanqing (Turquoise)
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Lei Bin
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Zhang Renfeng
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Xi Yu
Yiyan Jiang ...
Tian Qingtong
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Lian Sheng, the Magician
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Mrs. Cai
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Killer Bear (as Matt Wu)
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Doctor Li
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Qing Jian (Kongdong Teal Sword)
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Lu Zhu (Wisdom) (as Calvin Li)
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Eater Bear
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Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger because a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which holds an ancient power-wielding secret. Written by rojak88

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martial arts | sword fight | wuxia | See All (3) »

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From John Woo - Director of 'Red Cliff' and the Star of 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 September 2010 (China)  »

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Reign of Assassins  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Terence Chang applied for a Taiwanese government subsidy as the writer-director Chao-Bin Su, as well as two investors, four executive producers and six major actors in the film are Taiwanese. Post-production was also done in Taiwan. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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Composed by Dingding Sa & Peng Bo
Lyrics by Salad Li & Dingding Sa
Performed by Dingding Sa & Wu Tsing-Fong
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Classic Chinese Wushu Movie
16 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

This review does not contain any spoilers.

As a born and bred Chinese, I have seen my share of Chinese Martial arts movies. The Reign of Assassins gave me the feeling of watching one of the great classics. It's story is not the most original, but it gives a nice background for the viewer to see the beautiful acting and action scenes. At times it's a love story at others a suspense flick with all the intrigue. The actors do a good job in conveying their emotions to the audience. Most of the characters get fleshed out, so your not only interested in the main characters. Story wise I have to say that some of the things were a bit confusing, but if you paid attention it all made sense.

The action scenes are plenty and well choreographed. The fighting was made believable, nothing was over the top. I especially liked how the action sometimes slows down just to show the viewer how things are done. This brings the action more to life and you actually notice all the small gestures the actors need to make in order to sway or dodge an attack.

Overall I liked the movie and I highly recommend fans of the genre to watch it. I surely enjoyed it.


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