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Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate (2011/Vivendi/Indomina DVD)


Picture: B     Sound: B     Extras: C     Film: B-



In a time of darkness, greedy officials and espionage, Zhao (Jet Li), a master swordsman has vowed stop the corrupt in the imperial court and bring justice, but when the evil eunuchs sets their sights on a long lost palace of gold, Zhao must stop them from getting an unlimited source of money.  They aren't the only ones seeking the treasure, along with various bandits, treasure hunters, assassins, one pregnant woman and one tough swords woman... everyone heads toward Dragon Inn for a showdown between good and evil in Hark Tsui’s Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate.


Set in ancient China, various martial arts masters are after a legendary treasure, but when most corrupt official, Yu decides to claim all the treasure for himself, Zhao and the others must combine their forces to stop Yu's evil army of minions.  The secret of the treasure lies hidden underneath the sands of Dragon Inn.


This was a martial arts battle royal, with tons of special effects and CG, from flying in mid air to fighting in a sandstorm in a lost palace of gold, it was sorta like martial arts meets The Matrix.  It a takes a lot of favorite martial arts action and moves and puts them all into one film.  The plot was fairly simple; the good guys must stop the bad guys from getting the treasure.  This looks and sounds really good for DVD, but it is also available on Blu-ray and we bet it plays better that way.   Extra include making of the film, interviews with cast and crew, and behind the scenes.



-   Ricky Chiang


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