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Dragon Blade (2015)

Tian jiang xiong shi (original title)
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When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An teams up his army with an elite Legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to protect his country and his new friends.

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Daniel Lee

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Daniel Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Chan ... Huo An
John Cusack ... Lucius
Adrien Brody ... Tiberius
Si Won Choi ... Yin Po
Peng Lin ... Cold Moon
Mika Wang ... Xiu Qing
Yang Xiao Yang Xiao ... Captain
Taili Wang Taili Wang ... Rat
Tin Chiu Hung ... Red Sun (as Sammy Hung)
Shaofeng Feng ... General Huo Qubing (as William Feng)
Sharni Vinson ... Lady Crassus
Lorie Pester Lorie Pester ... Parthian Queen
Xiangdong Xu Xiangdong Xu ... Secretary (as Xiang Dong Xu)
Qing Xiu Qing Xiu ... Wolf
Sung-jun Yoo Sung-jun Yoo ... Cougar (as Steve Yoo)
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Storyline

When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An and his group of trained warriors teams up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible epic battle. Written by Lionsgate

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Taglines:

When the Eagle meets the Dragon. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | English | Latin

Release Date:

4 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Blade See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,102, 11 September 2015

Gross USA:

$74,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,928,485
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (USA cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby (Dolby Surround 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Seventh movie with the word "Dragon" in the title for Jackie Chan. The others being Dragon Fist (1979), Dragon Lord (1982), Heart of a Dragon (1985), Dragons Forever (1988), The Twin Dragons (1992), and Traces of a Dragon (2003). See more »

Goofs

The opening titles state that the events occur in 50 BC. Lucius introduces himself to Huo An as a representative of the Roman Empire. The founding of the Empire is generally set as 27 BC, when Octavian became Augustus Caesar. See more »

Quotes

Huo An: General Huo once said, "A person who only laments the past is a coward, whereas a person who can change the future is a true hero."
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Alternate Versions

International version is 24 minutes shorter. Among the cuts are a 4 minute scene at the start of the film about modern day archaeologists visiting the ruins of the city. Many scenes featuring Huo's wife Xiu Qing are also cut. See more »


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DESERT HERO
Performed by Jackie Chan
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Absolutely wonderful and refreshing film about War, Peace, Philosophy, Morals and so much more.
12 March 2015 | by angirisSee all my reviews

This kind of film truly reminds me why I enjoy Asian cinema. This take here...the mix of martial arts and Jackie Chan, Jet Li kind of sword play (typical Chinese which as awesome), mixed cast from various nations to throw in so many nations and trifles in just 2 hours and actually not make it feel rushed nor boring at ANY time whatsoever. Now that is something I find truly impressive and extremely refreshing.

Jackie Chan as this peaceful and helpful man who seeks to create peace and assist others. "Turn foes into friends" as the movie so eloquently states in the end. John Cusack as the Roman General on the run with the young brother of another roman general (adrien Brody who's the bad guy here which he does a wonderful job portraying) Various other people ending up to join the fray of power, greed, jealousy and so much more. It's all great, people! It's great entertainment and it keeps you interested and captivated through each step of the film. It makes you pumped up during the fight sequences which are very well done, effects, costumes and basically the visuals of this are astounding. Its a beautiful and yet raw looking film. Gritty...which really allows you to immersive yourself into this epic...and I stress that word...EPIC film.

I personally see this as a definitive 8 out of 10. Its more than good. Its more than great. It's in my opinion flat out fantastic and most of all so because it has GREAT replay value. Its entertaining, captivating, got great action, ambitious and passionate story, great cast and it is filmed very very well.

Definitely worth a watch AT LEAST once. Wonderful film. I'm very happy I decided to watch this one. There are so many big budget films nowadays that simply are so heavy and dragged out in their story telling and basically you'll watch it once...walk away without air in your lungs not because you're blown away...but because you are literally exhausted just watching the same...old...boring...cliché story.

THIS... strays from all of that! And thus I'm rating it 8. Damn good film, people. Another thing is also you never get the weird feeling that Jackie Chan who's quite the comedy actor is here as the action hero. Quite the contrary he makes it work extremely well. Sure he has some funny scenes and he makes the action super good like you'd expect. But overall...he's doing damn good in this kind of film.

Daniel Lee. Thank you so much for making this film. And thanks to all who helped and participated.


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