Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon [Blu-ray]
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.
"The Sherlock Holmes of 7th-Century China" --The Washington Post
"A gargantuan feast of spectacle, martial arts, and sleuthing" --Variety
"Impressive...exhilarating" --The Washington Post
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 5.3 x 0.45 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : WGUS1499BR
- Director : Tsui Hark
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, THX, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours and 14 minutes
- Release date : February 11, 2014
- Actors : Mark Chao, William Feng, Angelababy, Carina Lau, Lin Gengxin
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : Mandarin Chinese (Stereo), Mandarin Chinese (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
- Studio : Well Go Usa
- ASIN : B00G3HOLV8
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #92,640 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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There is suspense and mystery here as Dee finds his way as a new member of the local justice department, he is aided by a somewhat humorous sidekick (medical assistant) who he meets in the infirmary and convinces to go along with him. There is a beautiful lady in distress of course, played by "Angelababy." Then there is the monster, actually two monsters, a man sized one and the sea creature, where did they come from and what will they do? One of the mysteries in the first part of the film is differentiating between the good guys and the bad guys. Carina Lau reprises her role as The Empress.
There are many awesome computer effects and some fall short of the mark, but the sheer scale of this movie makes small errors forgivable. If you liked the earlier Dee movie then you'll probably enjoy this one too, a Tsui Hark movie is usually full of action with an interesting cast, I haven't enjoyed all his films as I find them a bit too much but this one is one I'll watch over and over.
The story is great. Detective Dee is like the James Bond of China with his cool and smarts, the difference being he is always an honorable character and doesn't indulge in tongue in cheek humor or always chasing after the women.
Detective Dee is such an unflappable hero and an admirable, respectable symbol of goodness and ethics. Because he is true to his principles and to himself, he prevails for the good of all concerned. Highly recommend both "Rise of the Sea Dragon" and "Mystery of the Phantom Flame," in which the martial arts are especially amazing.
I've looked all over for more Detective Dee movies but can't find anything but these two. If anyone knows of more, can you please post in the "Comments" section?
Thanks, and I hope you and your children enjoy these movies as much as I did.
The acting, storyline, CGI, action sequence, music, and even the camera angles were just bad.
The only thing this film has going is the central actress Angela Yeung Wing. She does her best to rescue this movie from oblivion, but she fails to do so.
I totally lost interest in this movie after 15 minutes. I regret that I even finished watching this movie.
1)Angela Yeung Wing...maybe.
2)One notably good fight sequence.
1)Horrible acting that nobody believes.
2)Horrible story that makes zero sense.
3)Horrible action sequences (not even worthy of a video game CGI).
4)The movie twists into even deeper horribleness in the 2nd half. It is as if everyone just gave up rescuing this film.
p.s. Be sure to watch the credits, there are three little funny extras clips to finish off the film, lol
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I HAVE BEEN A DEE FAN EVER SINCE I SAW THE OTHER DEE FILM WHERE HE IS OLDER (OBVIOUSLY!), AND I ENJOYED THIS OFFERING JUST AS MUCH AS THE FIRST FILM.
SUBTITLES OF COURSE, BUT YOU GET USED TO THEM.
WELL WORTH A GO.
Aber vorab: Dieser Film, vor allem im Steelbook, ist ein Juwel in meiner Sammlung!
Wäre die Hauptrolle wieder mit dem selben Schauspieler besetzt worden wie im ersten Film (seinen Namen hab ich verlegt), hätte ich bestenfalls 3 Sterne geben können. Auch der erste Detective Dee ist gut aber leider wurde Dee dort recht flach und emotionslos gespielt.
Es ist übrigens nicht nötig den ersten Film zu kennen um alles zu verstehen.
Was den Film für mich sehr interessant macht ist die frische und lustige Art in der Mark Chao, Sherlock Holmes'artig, an alles herangeht.
Ja bei den vielen, sehr guten, Kampfszenen wird recht viel "herumgeflogen" wie das leider bei vielen Eastern der Fall ist, aber es hällt sich noch in Grenzen. Dafür bietet dieser Streifen aber einige neue Ideen die ich so noch in keinem Film zu sehen bekam und wartet mit imposanten Bildern auf.
Natürlich kann man hier und da eine KLEINE Logikschwäche erkennen aber selbst die ganz großen Filme haben ihre Fehler.
Wer etwas herumfliegen beim Kämpfen ertragen kann oder dieses Genre sogar mag, und einen fast schon witzigen und definitiv sympathischen Protagonisten zu schätzen weiß, wird seine wahre Freude an diesem Film haben.