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Chinese war drama based on the stories of the Yang Clan Generals, in which the widows to a slaughtered family takes arms and enter a war brought on by a negligent emperor. Set in early 11th Century China during the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Northern Song Dynasty. When the emperor neglects state affairs, the Dynasty's borders become vulnerable to invasions from the rival state of Western Xia. After Yang Zongbao, the last man standing in a family of generals dedicated to protecting the Song Dynasty, dies in battle, his wife Mu Guiying leads a gang of widows into battle...

Starring:
Xiaqing Liu, Ma Wu
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 44 minutes
Starring Xiaqing Liu, Ma Wu, Wai Lam, Chun-Yan Ge, Kathy Chow, Pei-pei Cheng, Qiao-Qiao Jin, Cecilia Cheung, Richie Ren
Director Frankie Chan
Genres Drama
Studio SHOWBOX MEDIA GROUP
Rental release 14 May 2012
Main languages Chinese
Dubbing English
Subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 44 minutes
Starring Xiaqing Liu, Ma Wu, Wai Lam, Chun-Yan Ge, Kathy Chow, Pei-pei Cheng, Qiao-Qiao Jin, Cecilia Cheung, Richie Ren
Director Frankie Chan
Genres Drama
Studio SHOWBOX MEDIA GROUP
Rental release 14 May 2012
Main languages Chinese
Dubbing English
Subtitles English

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Adam Stiles on 7 Oct 2012
Format: DVD
I have to say it wasn't as bad as everyone says it was, if you have ever seen any other Frankie Chan films like Outlaw Brothers, Oh Yes Sir and Burning Ambition you know what to expect, I think the action was rather good and it was great to see the great Cheng Pei Pei and Yukari Oshima back on screen I just wish they had more to do in the film. The behind the scenes footage was great, and you get another great informative commentary by Hong Kong movie expert Bey Logan, so if you are expecting an all time classic you might be dissaopinted but take it just as a kind of popcorn martial arts movie like the heyday in the late 80s early 90s, you will enjoy it.Legendary Amazons [DVD]
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 July 2013
Format: DVD
If you have ever seen a Chinese action film you know they have several things in common. First is that they love bright colors. The martial art fighting special effects include slow motion and sped up sequences which feature indifference to the laws of gravity and physics in general. The English translation sounds like an old Japanese Godzilla film. Fighters are the Chinese version of our old western movies. They can shoot 2 spears from one bow and get two kills. A sword can go through 3 people with one thrust.

When word reaches the Emperor that General Yang has died defending the western border, he commands his son to lead an army to protect the land in what appears to be a suicide mission. The son's fighting sisters join him in order to afford him protection. There is also a dragon staff somehow involved in the tale, and like most Chinese films, there is something I lose in the cultural exchange.

The story does have a plot you can follow. I found the fight scenes to be inane. The ending credits included outtakes. The reason why I watch Chinese pop culture films is for the themes, i.e. what is the message they are sending? In this one the message is China can defeat the overwhelming evil armies of the west. Family is important, but the people of China are also family and of greater importance. Women have their place in society as equals with men (i.e. stop killing girl babies).

No sex or nudity. There was something that sound like the F-word.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 17 Jun 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
this film is corny colourful and very Jacky Chan. I didn't like much about this film to be honest. funny clips at the end are good but would deffo not recommend this film to martial arts fans.
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By MR D F HILL on 2 Oct 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I wasnt impressed with this, acting ok, action ok, price ok Meh
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