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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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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

GreenCine Member Reviews

Dragon Inn by dennylab August 18, 2006 - 11:00 AM PDT
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
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
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!

GreenCine Member Rating

(Average 6.96)
104 Votes
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