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Iceman (2014)

Gap tung kei hap (original title)
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An imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later passes and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.

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Wing-Cheong Law

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Fung Lam, Mark Wu
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Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Ho Ying
Baoqiang Wang ... Sao
Shengyi Huang ... May
Kang Yu Kang Yu ... San Ko
Simon Yam
Suet Lam
Singh Hartihan Bitto Singh Hartihan Bitto ... Pakistani Gangster
Mark Wu Mark Wu
Hoi-Pang Lo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Chan
Ho-Man Chan Ho-Man Chan
Siu Wah Chan Siu Wah Chan ... Police officer
Jacqueline Chong Jacqueline Chong ... (as Jacquelin Ch'ng)
Andrew Dasz Andrew Dasz ... Taoyuanian
Jeana Ho Jeana Ho
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During the Ming Dynasty four orphans; Ying, Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu are raised in Taoyuan Village and become close to being brothers. Their exceptional martial arts skills allows them to reach the highest rank within the imperial guards. After a successful attempt to kill a Japanese troop leader, the Emperor orders Ying to escort the Golden Wheel of Time from Sindu back to the capital, which is said to have the power of time travel and foresee into the future. From the correspondence between Japanese and Ming officials seized from the mission, Mr. Tu - the Chief of National Defence - reveals that he can identify the traitor by the handwritings. On the way of escorting the Golden Wheel of Time in the snow, Ying is surprisingly confronted by Sao, Yuanlong and Niehu. They inform Ying the news of the murder of Tu's family with Ying as the killer. The Emperor believes that Ying killed Tu in order to conceal his identity as the traitor, and orders to have Ying and his clan killed. With the ... Written by DOK

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Rated R for some violence, language and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English | Hindi

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iceman See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD 200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,280,000 (China), 21 April 2014

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,698, 19 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,679, 28 September 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,033,917, 31 December 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lead actor and action director Donnie Yen said that a seven-minute fight scene took ten days to shoot. See more »

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Remake of The Iceman Cometh (1989) See more »

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Frozen heroes and time traveling, what's not to like?...
4 October 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Normally I am not overly keen on remakes or re-visiting of old movies. I mean, why meddle with something that had already been made? But I will say that this 2014 version of "Iceman" (aka "Bing feng: Chong sheng zhi men") was actually an entertaining and enjoyable remake and one well worthy of the older movie.

And it is because of the good special effects and CGI effects in the movie. Plus the dazzling martial arts performance from Donnie Yen, which always spices up a movie. Those two things put together make for a very enjoyable remake.

The story in "Iceman" is about an Imperial guard in the Ming Dynasty who was frozen solid during an epic battle. Then 400 years later he and his nemesis are brought back to life in modern day Hong Kong, which makes for a clash of cultures, traditions and customs.

"Iceman" is a very fast paced movie, as most Donnie Yen movies tend to be. And it is enjoyable from start to end.

The cast in "Iceman" was good, and people were doing good jobs with their respective roles and characters. Donnie Yen did, of course, steal the scene with his performances. But it was also nice to see Simon Yam and Wang Bao-Qiang in the movie.

There is also elements of comedy thrown into the movie, making it a combination of action and comedy. However, it is not done to the extend where the comedy is too much. This is, of course, a matter of preference if you enjoy a mix of comedy and action. I did enjoy it, especially because the comedy was done with moderation.

This is not a movie which challenges the audience in any way. You can essentially just sit back and enjoy the ride. The story is very self-explanatory and there are no plot twists along the way. So just sit back and watch the movie.

If you enjoy Asian cinema, then "Iceman" is definitely worth a watch.


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