True Legend/Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]
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Overview

Special Features

  • True Legend features:
  • Five behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Storyboard-to-scene
  • Music video
  • International trailer
  • Exclusive QR code for additional bonus materials and song download
  • Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame features:
  • The making of Detective Dee
  • Weapons, stunts and action
  • Creating the characters
  • The world of Dee
  • Stills and poster gallery
  • Exclusive QR code for additional bonus materials

Synopsis

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
China's first master detective is looking for answers to some burning questions in this blend of historical drama and mystery from acclaimed director Tsui Hark. Di Renjie (Andy Lau), nicknamed Detective Dee, is a law officer of the Tang Dynasty who is legendary for his powers of deductive reasoning. Di Renjie finds himself on the wrong side of prison bars when he dares to publicly criticize Wu Zetian (Carina Lau), who has become China's first female emperor. While Wu Zetian doesn't care for Di Renjie's opinions, she can't dispute his skills as a detective, and after eight years in jail she has him released so he can get to the bottom of a mystery. Two members of Wu Zetian's court have died under bizarre circumstances -- after stepping outside, they suddenly exploded into flames. Are the gods angry with Wu Zetian and her underlings, or is a clever saboteur at work? Di Renjie Zhi Tong Tian Di Guo (aka Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame) was inspired by the exploits of the real-life Di Renjie, who is credited with pioneering modern detective techniques during the Tang Dynasty (618 A.D. to 907 A.D.). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

True Legend
Legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo Ping returned to the director's chair for the first time in nearly a decade and a half with this lavish historical action-drama. Su Can (Vincent Zhao) is a fearless warrior in the late days of the Quin Dynasty, and after serving his time in the military he's eager to return home to his beautiful wife, Yuan Ying (Zhou Xun), and start a family. Six years later, his half-brother, Yuang (Andy On), shatters Su Can's idyllic life; filled with hatred for his kin, Yuang has developed a deadly martial arts technique, "The Five Venom Fist," and after using it to vanquish his foes on the battlefield, he's come to get revenge against Su Can. While Su Can can hold his own against Yuang and saves the life of Yuan Ying, Yuang steals their young son and takes him away. After the loss of his son, Su Can falls into a deep depression that grows far worse when his wife dies while searching for their missing child. Su Can becomes a reclusive alcoholic and seems destined to stay that way until he learns his son is alive and needs his help. With the guidance of Lord Wushu (Jay Chou), Su Can trains to win back his fighting skills, mastering "The Drunken Fist," and sets out to rescue his son. Featuring supporting performances from David Carradine, Michelle Yeoh, and Gordon Liu, Su Qi Er (aka True Legend) was an official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Andy Lau
    Andy Lau - Detective Dee (Di Renjie)
  • Carina Lau
    Carina Lau - Wu Zetian (The Empress)
  • Tony Leung Kar-Fai
    Tony Leung Kar-Fai - Shatuo Zhong
  • Deng Chao
    Deng Chao - Pei Donglai
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    Jean-Michel Casanova - General Aspar
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