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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)

Di Renjie zhi Sidatianwang (original title)
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Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree.


Hark Tsui


Chia-Lu Chang (as Chia-lu Chang)
1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Mark Chao ... Dee
Carina Lau ... Wu Zetian
Shaofeng Feng ... Yuchi Zhenjin
Sichun Ma ... Shui Yue
Kenny Lin ... Shatuo Zhong (as Gengxin Lin)
Ethan Juan ... Master Yuan Ce
Jiaolong Sun ... Spectral Blades
Xian Gao Xian Gao ... San Zang
Minghu Xu Minghu Xu ... Yi An
Yiwei Yang Yiwei Yang ... Ding Xun
Chien Sheng ... Emperor Gaozong
Aoyue Zhang ... Huan Tian Zhenren
Tangad Borkhuu Tangad Borkhuu ... Night Ghost
Bing Lei Li Bing Lei Li ... Huo Geng
Lufei Huang Lufei Huang ... Dancer


Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree.

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Did You Know?


First of the series to be presented in 1.85 rather than 2.35. Because it was shown in China in IMAX, Tsui opted to go for the "flat" format to give the image added height on the larger screen. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are in Chinese only, requiring English subtitles for North America. The end credits are the traditional Chinese and English. See more »


Spun-off from Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010) See more »

User Reviews

Part 3 aus good as Part 1 and 2
21 October 2018 | by BeGermanSee all my reviews

Beside Chinese Ghost Stories and Wu Ji - originally chines version - the Detective Dee Trilogie are my favourite Chinese fantasy movies. Maybe some people have a problem if the Asian story telling - not always the classic western act driven - or with the stayle of acting and homie, but that is exactly the charming side of that movies. They a well done craft work and released with a wonderful style of love to the story. A fresh experience "out side of the box". I can't wait to see part 4 whenever they will make a bother one. OhI forgot, you can see also again that are good actresses and actors, storyteller and director, movie artist behind and in front of the camera. are exaist without an English native language.

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China | Hong Kong



Release Date:

27 July 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$126,929, 29 July 2018

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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