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The Lost Bladesman (2011)

Guan yun chang (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 28 April 2011 (China)
The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.

Directors:

Felix Chong, Alan Mak

Writers:

Felix Chong, Alan Mak
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Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Guan Yu
Wen Jiang ... Cao Cao
Li Sun ... Qi Lan (as Betty Sun)
Bing Shao Bing Shao ... General Zhang Liao
Edison Wang ... Emperor Liu Xie (as Bo-Chieh Wang)
Yong Dong Yong Dong ... Xuyou
Andy On ... General Kong Xiu
Yuan Nie ... Han Fu
Xuebing Wang ... Wang Zhi
Zonghan Li ... General Qin Qi
Ailei Yu Ailei Yu ... General Bian Xi
Alex Fong ... Liu Bei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hong Chen ... Lady Gan / Liu Bei's first wife
Siu-Ho Chin ... Yan Liang
Xiang Gao Xiang Gao
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This historical martial arts film adapted from the story of Guan Yu crossing five passes and slaying six generals in Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. In AD 200 during the late Eastern Han Dynasty, Cao Cao eliminates his political opponents Dong Cheng and others, before turning his attention towards rival warlords Liu Bei and Yuan Shao. To avoid fighting a war on two fronts, Cao Cao decides to attack Liu Bei first. Liu Bei flees north to join Yuan Shao, while his family is captured by the enemy. Liu Bei's sworn brother Guan Yu (Donnie Yen), surrenders to Cao Cao to uphold his oath of brotherhood and preserve his honor. Cao Cao knows he's a great warrior & hopes that Guan Yu will continue serving him. Meanwhile, Guan Yu is secretly in love with his sworn brother's concubine Qilan, but is afraid to express his feelings to her. Qilan reproaches Guan Yu for serving Cao Cao. By then, Guan Yu has also received news of Liu Bei's whereabouts, so he prepares to ... Written by BronzeKeilani26

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Very disappointing
29 October 2014 | by skizzokatySee all my reviews

--This is the only thing I don't like about foreign films, is the cruelty to animals that some of them have, at At 44:49 they clearly bust the legs of a horse. This disappointed me as I was trying to get into it, finally found a martial arts movie with out people flying around. --I wish I could post something good, but the horse thing blinds me to any merits the movie may or may not have.

The subtitles are done well, costumes look good, the gals are youngish.

I just wish movies like these with killing animals in this fashion were censored or something, its not the first time i've seen modern foreign films with this kind of footage, my take is its a lot cheaper for movie makers in other countries to implement this kind of thing, instead of a lot of CGI.


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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 April 2011 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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$5,398,324
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX (Dolby Surround 7.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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