Young detective Dee

Young detective Dee

rise of the sea dragon

DVD - 2014 | Chinese
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From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit, Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family.
Publisher: [Plano, Texas] : Huayi Brothers Media : Distributed by Well Go USA, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,Dolby
1 videodisc (134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Rise of the sea dragon

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JackamoJames
Mar 09, 2016

for the record...anyone who truly follows foreign cinema understands that dubbed versions of foreign actors robs the viewer of some of the best acting moments in any cinema world.

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marx_bro
Jul 22, 2015

I really, really liked this movie! One thing I can't understand is that, with all the great production value, special effects, and plot lines, why the producers couldn't cough-up another $70k / 90k to English-dub the dialogue. If they had, this could have been a great N. America commercial success (in the vein of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").

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Sanrin
Nov 02, 2014

Fun kung-fu action drama. Mark Chao as Detective Dee is charming and humorous. Feng Shaofeng as the driven Justice Dept. Chief Minister Yuchi has many aerial fighting scenes and brings a deadline urgency (he has to solve the case in 10 days or face execution) that Detective Dee lacks. Shantuo is a humorous sidekick doctor, perhaps suggesting a Dr. Watson to Detective Dee's Holmes.
The case is more incredible than the original Detective Dee & The Phantom Flame, but still enjoyable. It was nice to see the sea monster based on a different marine animal than usual.

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booksbooks1
Aug 12, 2014

Don't look for plot but not a disappointment because of the cinematography, the beautiful fight scenes and the Empress (who belongs in "Star Wars"...)

aaa5756 Jun 12, 2014

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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aaa5756 Jun 12, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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