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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

Di Renjie: Shen du long wang (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 27 September 2013 (USA)
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From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in ... See full summary »

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writers:

Chia-Lu Chang (as Chia-lu Chang), Kuo-Fu Chen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carina Lau ... Wu Zetian
Chien Sheng ... The Emperor (as Sheng Chien)
Mark Chao ... Dee Renjie
Angelababy ... Yin Ruiji
Feng Shao Feng ... Yuchi Zhenjin (as Shaofeng Feng)
Kenny Lin ... Shatuo Zhong (as Gengxin Lin)
Bum Kim ... Yuan Zhen (as Ian Kim)
Dong Hu Dong Hu ... Huo Yi
Kun Chen ... Doctor Wang Pu (as Chen Kun)
Shan Zhang Shan Zhang ... Chusui Liang (as Zhang Shan)
Guoyi Chen Guoyi Chen ... Admiral (as Chen Guoyi)
Nan Tie Nan Tie ... Bo Qianzhang (as Tie Nan)
Jie Yan Jie Yan ... Kuang Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Yachao Wang Yachao Wang ... Zhou Qian (as Wang Yachao)
Jingjing Ma Jingjing Ma ... Touba Lie (as Ma Jingjing)
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Storyline

From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

27 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective Dee und der Fluch des Seeungeheuers See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,795, 29 September 2013

Gross USA:

$87,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,287,783
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(dvd)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

By the 1700s, "gong'an" detective novels were a well known genre in China, with "Di Gong'an" being one of the most popular. In 1949 an English translation, 'The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee', was published. See more »

Crazy Credits

Contains two sequences during credits - The Queen honours Dee, Shatuo and Yuchi with Birds Tongue Tea - then forces them to take the medicine they had prescribed themselves. Then the Doctor has a comic scene in which he questions whether it was the right medicine. See more »

Connections

Followed by Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Night Breeze
Music by William Wu
Lyrics by Lin Ping
Performed by Li Shuo
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Great, awesome, see it!
12 February 2014 | by jimlacy2003See all my reviews

I watch a fair amount of Asian cinema so I've seen a lot. This movie really stands out!

First of all the quality and quantity of special effects are very good. The interaction between the main characters, the mix of dark story lines, and the humor suburb. Overall the underlying story is interesting and compelling.

It's great fantasy fun!

I'm surprised this movie doesn't have a higher rating and appears to have had not much of a presence here in America. It's too bad there is no English dubbed version (not that I know off), and, or, they just didn't market it enough for a Western audience. A lot of people will probably just bump into this movie late at night at one time or another and be pleasantly surprised.

If you like action movies, epic fantasy stories, etc., you are probably going to love this movie.


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