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An Empress and the Warriors/Legend of the Black Scorpion [3 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Legend Of The Black Scorpion
  • Disc 1 - Feature length Audio Commentary by Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan
  • Disc 2 Legend of the Black Scorpion
  • Master Of Ceremonies: An exclusive Interview with Director Feng Xiaogang
  • Warrior Prince: An exclusive Interview with Leading Man Daniel Wu
  • The Making Of Legend Of The Black Scorpion
  • A Dynasty Uncovered: Behind the Scenes on Legend of The Black Scorpion
  • Trailer Gallery
  • An Empress And The Warriors
  • The Making of An Empress and The Warriors
  • Feature Commentary by Hong Kong Cinema expert Bey Logan

Synopsis

An Empress and the Warriors
Two very different men vie for the affection of a beautiful and powerful woman in this historical epic from Hong Kong. During the Era of the Warring States, two rival kingdoms are fighting for control of China, the Yan and the Zhao. Muyong Xuehu (Donnie Yen) is leader of the Yan armies and guides his forces to victory, but not before the Yan emperor is murdered. Muyong is declared the new emperor of the Yan territories, angering Wu Ba (Guo Xiaodong), the late leader's nephew who killed his uncle in hopes of taking the throne. There is much public discord over Muyong's appointment, so he names as his second in command Yan Fei'er (Kelly Chen), the late king's beautiful daughter and only child. Muyong is in love with Yan Fei'er and wants to protect her, but she's a brave and headstrong woman, unafraid to put herself in the heat of battle. When a would-be killer attempts to murder Yan Fei'er, she's rescued by an unlikely benefactor, Duan Lanquan (Leon Lai), an aspiring inventor who loves in the woods. Yan Fei'er falls for the clever Duan, who has invented a machine that can fly, and when she learns that the Yan kingdom is once again under attack, she must choose between her two lovers as she returns to her people's battle for freedom. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Banquet
A World Without Thieves director Feng Xiaogang shifts his focus from modern-day con artists to tenth century intrigue with this tale of internal turmoil in the age of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms starring Zhang Ziyi, Daniel Wu, and Ge You. Her empire on the verge of a massive revolution as storms begin to brew both within the royal court as well as in the outlying kingdoms, the entrancing Empress Wan (Zhang) gazes upon her stepson, Prince Wu Luan (Wu), with the eyes of a forbidden lover rather than a caring mother. When the emperor dies an unexpected death and his younger brother Li (Ge) ascends to the throne, Empress Wan marries the newly appointed sovereign as a means of both protecting her beloved Wu Luan and cementing her position within the royal court. When assassins dispatched by Emperor Li fail in their attempt to silence Wu Luan and his majesty subsequently announces a lavish banquet, Empress Wan and Wu Luan realize that the time has finally come for them to take action against the murderous despot. The film demonstrates tremendous influence by Shakespearean plays, specifically Hamlet and Macbeth. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Donnie Yen
    Donnie Yen - Muyong Xuehu
  • Kelly Chen
    Kelly Chen - Princess Fei-Er
  • Leon Lai
    Leon Lai - Don Lanquan
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