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Brotherhood of Blades (2014)

Xiu chun dao (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | 7 August 2014 (China)
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This is a movie set in the late Ming Dynasty. The 3 main characters are all elite guards for the palace. One of their fellow guardsmen goes bad. His former companions must now forget their ... See full summary »

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Yang Lu

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Shu Chen, Yang Lu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chen Chang ... Shen Lian
Shih-Chieh King ... Wei Zhongxian
Dong-xue Li ... Jin Yichuan
Shi Shi Liu ... Zhou Miaotong (as Shishi Liu)
Yuan Nie ... Zhao Jingzhong
Qianyuan Wang ... Lu Jianxing
Xiaobo Yang ... Chen Jiamo
Qing Ye ... Zhang Yan
Xiangming Ye ... Emperor Chongzhen
Lixin Zhao ... Han Kuang
Yiwei Zhou ... Ding Xiu (as Yi Wei Zhou)
Dan Zhu ... Wei Ting (as Zhu Dan)
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This is a movie set in the late Ming Dynasty. The 3 main characters are all elite guards for the palace. One of their fellow guardsmen goes bad. His former companions must now forget their bond and apprehend him. But are they being lured into a larger conspiracy against their emperor? Written by Jeff Latawiec

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Action

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Official Sites:

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | Mongolian

Release Date:

7 August 2014 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Brotherhood of Blades See more »

Filming Locations:

Inner Mongolia, China

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,257,523
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Running Man: Dong chang da zhan jin yi wei (2015) See more »

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Brotherhood of Blades
17 December 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The international title is very fitting, though I can't tell you what the original title means. If you like Eastern movies, and especially the ones with swords involved in the action, you will like this too. The action is amazing and you can tell it's never easy to shoot and make those fights as believable as we see them here.

The story is pretty decent and easy to follow (maybe to easy for some, but you can't always have complex stories). It's about Honor, love and betrayal, so some might call it overly dramatic in its structure, but you have to have some pillars to build your story around. And then have the fighting mean something: Great stunts and good enough acting overall


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