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Dragon Inn (1992)

Cast: Maggie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, more...
Director: Raymond Lee, Raymond Lee
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Tai Seng
Genre: Foreign, Costume Drama/Period Piece, Hong Kong, Adventure
Running Time: 103 min.
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Raymond Lee Wai-man remakes King Hu's 1966 masterpiece about revenge and intrigue between imperial eunuchs during the Ming Dynasty. At the film's outset, the villainous Eunuch Tsao (Donnie Yen Chi-tan) has assassinated one of his primary court rivals and is looking to take out his former rival's right-hand man Chow Wai-on (Tony Leung Kar-fai). Tsao orders that his rival's children be exiled, hoping that Chow will try to rescue them. Instead, Chow's lover Yau Mo-yin (Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia), along with her small band of fighters, saves the children and takes to a desolate tavern called the Dragon Inn, run by the sexy, but wily, Jade (Maggie Cheung man-yuk). Chow soon catches up with Yau at the Inn, catching the eye of Jade. Before the two can move the children to a more secure location, Tsao's henchman pay them an unwelcome visit. While the two sides maneuver, Jade plays both sides of the fence. ~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide

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Dragon Inn by dennylab August 18, 2006 - 11:00 AM PDT
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0 out of 3 members found this review helpful
These types of films have come a long way since the 70's. I only wish it were dubbed in English rather having to read from sub-titles.

my arm! by everythingisnothing September 10, 2004 - 12:09 AM PDT
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0 out of 2 members found this review helpful
definetly a movie for the martial arts fan! i can't say enough about the action scenes, they're phenomonal! the reason i gave this a six is because it was a good epic effort but the martial arts are honestly the reason to rent this movie alone.

Looking for modern kung-fu story by MrBunBun July 8, 2004 - 10:48 PM PDT
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2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
I love this movie, I've seen it about 3 times and only 1x with English subtitles on DVD. This is a recently made film that follows in the 'classic' kung fu drama story vein -- that's right, this is a *story* where relationships between characters not only matter, they develop and interact with the plot. The story line is on that grand 'army of bad asses chasing down 4 good guys' level, however, the characters of the film are all stuck in the middle of the desert. The feel of this film is opera to me and I love the look of the movie, the colors are all shades of brown and red like the desert. There is a love triangle, angst, and lots of fighting. There is a fight sequence with a butcher knife that I have not seen replicated in a martial arts flick. The action sequences are overall EXCELLENT.

Did I mention Brigitte Lin is a main androgynous character? Forget Maggie Cheung, though if you are fan of hers then you will likewise want to watch this film.

Wonderful martial arts film!




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