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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.

Directors:

Chao-Bin Su, John Woo (co-director)

Writer:

Chao-Bin Su
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Yeoh ... Zeng Jing
Woo-sung Jung ... Jiang Ah-sheng
Xueqi Wang ... Cao Feng, The Wheel King
Barbie Hsu ... Ye Zhanqing (Turquoise)
Shawn Yue ... Lei Bin
Xiaodong Guo Xiaodong Guo ... Zhang Renfeng
Kelly Lin ... Xi Yu
Yiyan Jiang Yiyan Jiang ... Tian Qingtong
Leon Dai ... Lian Sheng, the Magician
Hee Ching Paw ... Mrs. Cai
Matt Chung-tien Wu ... Killer Bear (as Matt Wu)
Shih-Chieh King ... Doctor Li
Pace Wu ... Qing Jian (Kongdong Teal Sword)
Zonghan Li ... Lu Zhu (Wisdom) (as Calvin Li)
Angeles Woo ... Eater Bear
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [China]

Country:

China | Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

28 September 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Reign of Assassins See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Heavy rains made production go over-schedule and a huge outdoor temple set had to be moved indoors to avoid further delays. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hua
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 chungwahmanSee 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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