Friday, February 1, 2013

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Genre - Action-Adventure/Martial-Arts/Foreign
Chinese Title: 'Long men fai jia'
Year Released - 2011
Running Time - 122 minutes
Directed by Tsui Hark
Written by Tsui Hark
Cast Includes: Jet Li, Kun Chen, Xun Zhou, and Siu-Wong Fan

Rating: 4 Skulls

Plot Summary:
As the Ming Dynasty ends, ruthless warlord Yu tightens his grip on China, and Zhao Huai'an and his men meet at the Dragon Gate Inn to plan a rebellion...


I know that this isn't a low-budget/independent film, however I have no idea how I missed this one (in IMAX 3D no less!) so I figured I would bring it to your attention, in case you missed it as well...

Pretty much a re-make/"re-imagining" of the original 1966 Dragon Gate Inn and its subsequent 1992 re-make 'New' Dragon Gate Inn (starring Donnie Yen) 'Flying Swords' is an above-average Wuxia/Wushu Kung-Fu flick.

Tsui Hark ('Once Upon a Time in China') who also directed Jet Li in 'The Master' (and Jackie Chan in 'Twin Dragons') does not disappoint with this film. There is more than enough high-flying, acrobatic martial arts action to appease even die-hard fans of this genre!

And the best part is, it's currently available on Netflix Instant 
(I know that is nowhere near the same as seeing it in IMAX 3D, but it is still sufficient)


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