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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 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:

$30,346, 6 September 2015

Gross USA:

$74,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,606,884
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Cusack's first Chinese movie. See more »

Goofs

In real history, Crassus invaded Parthia, and most of his army was destroyed. The film builds on the unproven notion that some Roman prisoners managed to reach China. See more »

Quotes

Parthian Queen: Power is a conceit which reveals our limitations.
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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

THE LIGHT OF ROME
Performed by Jakub Konarek
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Awesomely Bad
4 September 2015 | by chasydmarich-647-882191See all my reviews

Read a review claiming Dragon Blade achieved "so bad it's good" status. Wow, did it ever! Imagine if Sharknado (the dethroned champion of "so bad it's good) had a $65 million budget.

This movie had a lot of good going for it. Jackie Chan is an amazing action star, made famous by his "stunt fighting" which he excels at in this movie. The production value was really top notch - sets, costumes, cinematography, special effects, all of it was quite impressive.

Where this movie fails on every level is the writing and the acting. I could go into great detail but I think the best comparison is the cheesy, campy entertainment that is the SyFy original movie.

Adrien Brody and John Cusack must have signed onto this movie like all the A-list celebrities back in the 80s making Japanese commercials for a quick buck, certain that no one in America would ever see them.


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