Flying Swords of Dragon Gate details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Zhou Xun, Mavis Fan, Yuchun Li, Chia Hui Liu, Jet Li, Kun Chen, Siu-Wong Fan, Chien Sheng, Lunmei Kwai|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, World Cinema|
|Original title||Long Men Fei Jia|
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
|Run time:||2 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||29 Oct 2012|
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I only rented cause of Jet LiBy h20bomb (94 reviews) from London , 02 Jan 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Because of Jet Li, this went on my list, what a mistake, this is nothing like the great movies from China in recent years hero, etc, the special effects, direction, acting, dubbing, story were of a time 10 years ago when things were bad, looks like thats were they have returned
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Flying swords flopBy IrmscherMatt (29 reviews) , 19 Oct 2013Think this one should have been dubbed - found the subtitles distracting - there was far too much to compete with. The fight scenes are now overdone and this was too close to 'monkey' of the late 70's. Not one of the best
Making an old school movie with modern tech - Fyi doesnt workBy Freelancer (59 reviews) from Birmingham , 08 Jun 2013I loved New Dragon Gate Inn (1992), and was looking forward to this one. Finally watched it and i have to say i hated it. The fights were mainly CGI'd or green screened. What happened to good old fashioned wires and martial artists or at least stunt people. Just takes me straight out of the film and cant enjoy the action which is large part of why i watch this film and probably most people. If you like wire work, creative camera skills, and actually fight scenes, rent something else.
Very Disappointing film.By ObsidianPhoenix (1 review) , 01 Jun 2013I like subtitled chinese martial art films (Hero and House of Flying daggers was brilliant), but I found this film to be a complete disappointment. I found the fight scenes to be.... odd. They were ok, but the wire-work just seemed overdone. Plotwise, it didn't start particularly well, and just kept getting worse. There wasn't a particularly solid thread of plot throughout the film, and it kept skipping and changing. Coupled with the introduction of new characters throughout, it just made the whole film confusing. A telling sign, I suppose, is that for the last half hour of the film, I kept wondering if it was just going to end so that I could move on. Its no Kung Fu Hustle (That film was dire), but it's certainly no Hero of House of Flying Daggers. I watched the Raid the same weekend, and would recommend that far above this film.
Ludicrous - Kung Fu on strings.....By Ilovefilmstoo (132 reviews) from Cumbria , 30 Apr 2013Well - i thought it was worth a try. I am getting used to subtitles now and have quite enjoyed some of the foreign-language films I have seen...but this one!!! Talking to Chinese friends I am told you watch it for the Kung Fu..not the plot!!! It was bizarre - could not work out who was fighting who - who was friends with who- who loved who...and why......and the Kung Fu was way over-the-top but not funny...just silly...Not very impressed - but watched it almost to the end before I fell asleep ...and frustrated that I missed the sandstorm which I wanted to watch!! but not so much that I would spin the film back to watch it!!!! Not a film I enjoyed or appreciated.
It does what it says on the tinBy papatez (330 reviews) from folkestone , 06 Mar 2013Let's face it, you wouldn't be renting this film if you weren't into martial arts movies. It's true the CGI goes a bit overboard but the rest of the movie isn't bad and there is actually a story line in there somewhere. It isn't art, it isn't a classic but it is a good watch for an hour or so.