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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.

Director:

Daniel Lee

Writer:

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 empires collide...legends are born. 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, Limited Release

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

Principal photography started on April 15, 2014 in Hengdian, China, with some battle scenes. The cast and crew encountered difficult filming conditions due to the heat, sandstorms, their heavy costumes, and long filming hours. 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 »


Soundtracks

DESERT HERO
Performed by Jackie Chan
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Good Choreography, side jokes. Horrible script, story development
21 February 2015 | by joshuaxie1993See all my reviews

While the main message of the movie was about multi-cultural peace (probably what the world needs now), choreography was good (nothing less than expected from a J.C. movie), side jokes to make you giggle from this otherwise boring plot, nothing else about the movie was able to redeem it from it's cliché story progression and bad script.

1) The message about multicultural peace was smacked right in audience faces left, right, up, down from the beginning of the show. To make things worst, coupled with cheesy lines, it made a profound and wise motif seem plain cheesy, overly-simplified and lacked the depth it should have had.

2) Despite the strong development of major characters, minor/side characters were not grounded enough. Fickle change in beliefs by side characters (people of the Wild Geese Gate), once again, made the story look superficial and badly developed.

Unfortunately, great choreography, scene shots and strong casts could not save it from its draggy, underdeveloped plot and horrible script.


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