Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, The ( Long men fei jia ) Full Movie Reviews

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"Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 06/09/2016

A gang of treasure hunters, a trio of warriors rebelling against a corrupt establishment, a pregnant imperial maid threatened with execution and the agents sent to kill her all converge on the time and place where a great storm is prophesied to reveal the location of a legendary palace. Tsui Hark is a veteran of the chop-socky martial arts film and the opening act has quite a refreshingly old school feel to it. The heroes zip around the screen in a flurry of gravity-defying derring-do, the villains are of the moustache-twirling, irredeemable variety and the brightly coloured costumes, bombastic soundtrack and corny dialogue all add to a real sense of pantomime. Once the characters reach the Dragon Gate Inn however, it all starts to get a little messy; there are so many characters …

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