Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon [Blu-ray] [2013]

  • SKU: 3122006
  • Release Date: 02/11/2014
  • Rating: NR
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
77% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 17)

Synopsis


Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
Dee Renjie sets out to solve his very first case in director Tsui Hark's prequel to the 2010 hit Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. The bustling capital city of Luoyang has come under attack from a powerful force from the depths of the ocean, threatening the entire Celestial Empire. Dispatched by Minister Yan to investigate for the Da Lisi, Detective Dee (Mark Chao) quickly learns that two dragons have appeared in the capital. Meanwhile, the newly crowned Empress Wu (Carina Lau) has ordered Detective Luchi to investigate as well. Later, the sea monster attacks a ceremonial procession, spreading a wave of chaos throughout the city. When Dee uncovers evidence of a conspiracy implicating the most prominent members of the Imperial Family, he is imprisoned for treason. Now Dee's only hope for exposing the truth behind the bizarre events unfolding in Luoyang is to investigate the radiant courtesan Yin (Angelababy), but in order to do that he'll first need to escape prison with a little help from Shatuo Zhong ($Lin Gengxin}). Once Dee is free, the race is on to save the city, and expose the treachery that threatens to topple the empire. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Mark Chao
    Mark Chao
  • Feng Shaofeng
    Feng Shaofeng
  • Image coming soon
    Ian Kim
  • Carina Lau
    Carina Lau - Empress Wu
  • Chen Kun
    Chen Kun



Overall customer rating

3.6
77%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as Phantom Flame

    Posted
    crit
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    In previous film, Detective Dee is caught in unreal circumstances but the film manage to present solutions in a realistic fashion. In this follow up prequel, the scenarios are even more unreal but sadly, it stays that way, there is no real explanation for some of the events plus the story, writing, and action scenes in general are not as good. This is an inferior film in every way, imo. Would recommend skipping, or renting this one first.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great action prequel to the Detective Dee series

    Posted
    Smartshopr
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    I am a fan of the Chinese Martial Arts Genre and this movie does not disappoint. That said the only regret is that they didn't offer an English dubbed audio track like the first movie did . You still understand what is going on ( if you can read the subtitles fast enough) but if you need to catch the action before trying to read the dialog (like me) then you can always pause and read.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dee is back! Well....sort of

    Posted
    Mikey289
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    Detective Dee is back in an all new prequel directed by legendary director Tsui Hark. It's an action packed epic, that has everything the original film offered and more. The films only weak point, is obviously the absence of Andy Lau. But then again, this is a prequel so Dee is much younger here. Other than that small grip, fans of the orignal film are sure to find plenty more to cheer about here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

    Posted
    LuvMyAcer
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    This movie is awesome. The story is engaging and the characters are intelligent. There are some very cool hand-to-hand fight scenes, as well as an insane warship disaster sequence. The monster is also very different from what you might expect. Outstanding set designs and colorful visuals round out this crowd-pleasing blockbuster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It's all in Chinese

    Posted
    GAllen
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    I thought movie would have been in English and the start of a series that would be good for kids like the Percy Jackson ones. It's not and my kids don't like reading the subtitles. My fault, I should have checked the boa better it clearly states Mandarin as the language.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great effects, Asian Sherlock Holmes storyline

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    warriorwoman
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    The adventure and effects are great. I love that it is an Asian Sherlock Holmes story. I enjoyed it enough that I found and purchased the first story about the Young Detective Dee.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A detective series with twists.

    Posted
    Tuahjmh
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    I like series like this, where there is more going on then the normal who done it. I like the first one, which motivated me to buy the second one and hopefully the next one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    JMRMovies
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    If you like any martial arts movies then you will like this. The detective Dee character is very entertaining. This has a good story and appeals to a large audience.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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