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Saving General Yang (2013)

Yang jia jiang (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, History, War | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to ... See full summary »

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Ronny Yu

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Katherine Lo (translation) (as Kat Lo), Edmond Wong | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fan Xu ... Madame She (as Xu Fan)
Adam Cheng ... Yang Ye
Ekin Cheng ... Yang Yan Ping
Bo Yu ... Yang Yan Ding (as Yu Bo)
Vic Chou ... Yang Yan Ang
Chen Li ... Yang Yan Hui (as Li Chen)
Raymond Lam ... Yang Yan De
Chun Wu ... Yang Yan Zhao
Xinbo Fu ... Yang Yan Sing (as Fu Xin Bo)
Bing Shao Bing Shao ... Bayan (as Shao Bing)
Ady An ... Princess Chai (as An Yi Xuan)
Vivi Lee Vivi Lee ... 1st Lady
Apple Wang Apple Wang ... 2nd Lady (as Wang Xi Zhi)
Dong Zhang Dong Zhang ... 3rd Lady / Tu Ah Lang (as Zhang Dong)
Cici Chen Cici Chen ... 4th Lady
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Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him - and fall into their deadly trap. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven - two of whom have never seen combat - set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and find the way back alive - all to bring their father home.

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Among 3000 Warriors, a Father and his 7 Sons, none but 1 shall live.

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Adventure | History | War

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,756,500
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Despite shooting multiple arrows the archer brother always has the same number of arrows in his quivers. In the final duel he shoots far more than he has, and first one then the second quiver disappears without opportunity/time to drop them. See more »

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Great period war epic from director Ronny Yu
6 January 2014 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

Saving General Yang is an excellent Chinese period war movie in the same vein as Red Cliff and Warlords. Of course, the three of these films differ greatly. SGY takes place in Northeast China, early Song dynasty where the righteous General Yang is trapped behind enemy lines and his seven sons rush to the battlefield to rescue him. Directed by Ronny Yu, who directed some of my favorite Chinese language movies such as Fearless and The Bride With White Hair. As usual for Ronny Yu, SGY is real sharp looking with exceptional camera-work. Yu did well with this period epic with top notch cinematography, great action, nice sets/costumes, good storytelling and solid performances from the cast. As this is a war movie, I felt the film needed more blood. Even so, that is a minor complaint as SGY is a very solid and well made movie.


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