Iceman ()

Gap tung kei hap (original title)
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An imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later passes and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.


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Ho Ying
Kang Yu ...
San Ko
Pakistani Gangster
Mark Wu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benny Chan ...
(as Ho-Man Chan)
Police officer
Jacqueline Chong ...
(as Jacquelin Ch'ng)
Jeana Ho
Ava Liu ...
(as Ava Yu Kiu)
Man-Wai Luk ...
SDU member
SDU member
Wing-Lei Shek
Tai-Wo Tang ...
Truck driver
Chris Tsui ...
SDU member
Gregory Wong ...
(as Wong Chung Yiu)
Police officer
Man-Wai Wong ...
May's mother
Hua Yan ...
SDU member
King-Man Yip
Shi Yongli
Seth Leslie ...
Joe Snyder (uncredited)

Directed by

Wing-Cheong Law

Written by

Fung Lam ... ()
Mark Wu ... ()

Produced by

Rexal Ford ... executive producer
Jianxin Huang ... producer
Albert Wing-Ho Lee ... producer
Peggy Lee ... executive producer
Christopher Sun ... producer
Donnie Yen ... producer

Music by

Christof Unterberger ... (original score)
Ying-Wah Wong

Cinematography by

Yuen-Man Fung ... director of photography
Kenny Tse ... director of photography

Editing by

Matthew Hui
David M. Richardson

Editorial Department

Alan Wai-Lun Cheng ... on-set editor (as Alan Cheng)
Dhirendra Chhatpar ... stereoscopic editor
Jordan Dieselberg ... first assistant editor
Priyal Mahadik ... stereoscopic editor
Neelkanth Mapara ... on-line editor
Vaibhav Marathe ... stereoscopic editor
Sachin Patidar ... on-line editor
Girish Takle ... dailies editor
Vincent Zhai ... additional editor (as Vincent Bin)

Costume Design by

Stanley Cheung
Chan Wan Man Jenn
Kui Zhao

Production Management

Kenny Ka-Lai Chan ... production manager
Yindy Leung ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Niro Chung-Pan Suen ... assistant director

Art Department

Chi-Pui Lui ... props

Sound Department

Steve Burgess ... sound editor
Chris Goodes ... sound editor
Xuehong Shi ... boom operator

Visual Effects by

Dong Guo ... stereoscopic supervisor: stereoscopic conversion
Sujeet Patil ... paint artist: Prime Focus
Nitin Singh ... stereo conversion production manager
Ka Wai Tse ... visual effects artist


Bradley James Allan ... assistant car stunt coordinator
Rhye Copeman ... stunts
Bruce Law ... car stunt coordinator
Yee Man Law ... assistant car stunt coordinator
Masafumi Oishi ... utility stunts: Japan unit
John Salvitti ... action choreographer
Kensuke Sonomura ... Action Director: Japan unit
Chris Tsui ... action choreographer
Hua Yan ... action choreographer
Donnie Yen ... action director
Kang Yu ... action choreographer

Camera and Electrical Department

Hoi-Yan Chan ... gaffer
Man Lung Choi ... camera operator
Sui Hung Chow ... gaffer
Ray Hannisian ... Stereographer
Ming Keung Lai ... assistant camera & grip
Markus Lanxinger ... stereographer
Sean Pompantakorn ... 3D Rig Technician
Stuart Sharpless ... aerial cinematography / drone camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Wing-Sze Chan ... costume assistant
Yin-Chun Ho ... costume supervisor (as Ada Ho)
Chan Wan Man Jenn ... costume executive
Pui Sho Law ... costume assistant
Bernice Mak ... costume assistant (as Sin-Tung Mak)
Yu Ho Tang ... costume assistant
Suk-Yan Wan ... costume assistant

Music Department

Florian Linckus ... composer: additional music

Script and Continuity Department

Shadow Hung ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

Crystal Decker Orren ... localization: us - Well Go USA Entertainment

Production Companies




Special Effects


Other Companies



Plot Summary

During the Ming Dynasty four orphans; Ying, Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu are raised in Taoyuan Village and become close to being brothers. Their exceptional martial arts skills allows them to reach the highest rank within the imperial guards. After a successful attempt to kill a Japanese troop leader, the Emperor orders Ying to escort the Golden Wheel of Time from Sindu back to the capital, which is said to have the power of time travel and foresee into the future. From the correspondence between Japanese and Ming officials seized from the mission, Mr. Tu - the Chief of National Defence - reveals that he can identify the traitor by the handwritings. On the way of escorting the Golden Wheel of Time in the snow, Ying is surprisingly confronted by Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu. They inform Ying the news of the murder of Tu's family with Ying as the killer. The Emperor believes that Ying killed Tu in order to conceal his identity as the traitor, and orders to have Ying and his clan killed. With the Trio sent out to catch Ying, a separate troop is sent to Taoyuan to kill the villagers. From the evidence presented to Ying, he comes to the conclusion that the traitor has to be one of the trio and also the one behind the ruthless killing. Desperate to save the Taoyuan villagers, Ying chooses to fight his way out. The intensity of the duel has shaken the earth causing an avalanche that buries the four during the heat of battle. Now in 2013, Squire Tang, funded by a mysterious financer, digs up Ying, Sao and Niehu. As he is transferring the icemen to Hong Kong for further studies, the vehicle is involved in a traffic accident which, unexpectedly, defrosts Ying. Frozen for 400 years arriving to modern day Hong Kong, Ying accidentally meets an intoxicated woman named May on Halloween evening, who later gives him shelter. With his intelligence and hard-work, Ying soon becomes more familiar with the idea of modern society with the help of the internet. While adapting to his new life, Ying and May also gradually starts to fall for each other. Ying still never forgets about the injustice that framed him. He comes across a historical record on the internet stating that he plotted a revolt which branded him with the reputation of a traitor in history. However, there is no information regarding the fate of the villagers. For Ying to correct history, he must use the Golden Wheel of Time. However, Sao and Niehu are now also reanimated at present time. They continue to take up the chase they left behind in the past, eventually leading to several showdowns around Hong Kong. Written by DOK

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Also Known As
  • Bing feng xia: Qi shen si qian nian (China, Mandarin title)
  • 冰封:永恒之门 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Bing feng xia (China, Mandarin title)
  • Ji Dong Qi Xia (Hong Kong, Cantonese title)
  • Frozen: Rebirth of the Gate (Hong Kong, English title)
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  • 104 min
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Budget HKD200,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend China $11,280,000, 21 Apr 2014

Did You Know?

Trivia Lead actor and action director Donnie Yen said that a seven-minute fight scene took ten days to shoot. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Iceman: The Time Traveller (2018). See more »

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