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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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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'

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Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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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

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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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Great plot, great acting, great action sequence.
23 October 2010 | by jenniferthetottySee all my reviews

I was dragged to watch this film, because I've never enjoyed Michelle Yeoh's works. It doesn't help that when the first dialog was spoken, it was in mandarin. I was like "OMG! How am i to last 2 hours in a mandarin movie? But this movie really surprised me... in a pleasant way :) The action sequence is one of the best I've seen since the 90s (!) The story build up is easy to follow, even though I hardly understand mandarin. The character development is very good, and this is rarely seen in Chinese sword-fighting flicks. Most sword-fighting flicks involved a hero, a villain, a goal, and loads of sword-fights between good and evil. In Reign of Assassins, viewers are treated with plenty of reasonable twists throughout the movie, enough depth into the lead characters for viewers to empathize with them, And of course, excellent choreography to make it into the action flick that it is meant to be.

To try to summarize the story without giving away the twists in the movie, will only serve to make the movie sound uninteresting. All i can say is, for those who is uncertain whether to watch this movie, should go ahead and watch it. I watched it on the big screen 9 times already... broke my personal record. That, i think, says a lot about how interesting this movie can be.


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