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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

Di Renjie: Shen du long wang (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 27 September 2013 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Hark Tsui

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Chia-Lu Chang (as Chia-lu Chang), Kuo-Fu Chen | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carina Lau ... Wu Zetian
Chien Sheng ... The Emperor (as Sheng Chien)
Mark Chao ... Dee Renjie
Angelababy ... Yin Ruiji
Feng Shao Feng ... Yuchi Zhenjin (as Shaofeng Feng)
Kenny Lin ... Shatuo Zhong (as Gengxin Lin)
Bum Kim ... Yuan Zhen (as Ian Kim)
Dong Hu Dong Hu ... Huo Yi
Kun Chen ... Doctor Wang Pu (as Chen Kun)
Shan Zhang Shan Zhang ... Chusui Liang (as Zhang Shan)
Guoyi Chen Guoyi Chen ... Admiral (as Chen Guoyi)
Nan Tie Nan Tie ... Bo Qianzhang (as Tie Nan)
Jie Yan Jie Yan ... Kuang Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Yachao Wang Yachao Wang ... Zhou Qian (as Wang Yachao)
Jingjing Ma Jingjing Ma ... Touba Lie (as Ma Jingjing)
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

27 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective Dee und der Fluch des Seeungeheuers See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,795, 29 September 2013

Gross USA:

$87,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,287,783
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

By the 1700s, "gong'an" detective novels were a well known genre in China, with "Di Gong'an" being one of the most popular. In 1949 an English translation, 'The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee', was published. See more »

Crazy Credits

Contains two sequences during credits - The Queen honours Dee, Shatuo and Yuchi with Birds Tongue Tea - then forces them to take the medicine they had prescribed themselves. Then the Doctor has a comic scene in which he questions whether it was the right medicine. See more »

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Follows Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010) See more »

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Night Breeze
Music by William Wu
Lyrics by Lin Ping
Performed by Li Shuo
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Elementary
4 October 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Young Detective Dee is the adventures of a youthful Sherlock in Medieval China with state of the art CGI and a sea monster.

The film starts with warships sent by Empress Wu destroyed by an unseen monster. Young Dee arrives in the capital city intending to become a detective with the Da Lisi police force. He already has a rival in Yuchi.

However there is another monster attacking the city linked with a courtesan. Dee links up with a medic to find answers and gets the attention of the Empress.

The film is fragmented with many plot lines, its a while before we see Yee's ability in detective work. What we do get is a sprawling adventure with gargantuan set pieces mixed with impressive CGI and some sly humour.

At times the action overpowers the film which could had done been with being more concise. In some sense Young Dee is overshadowed in his own movie.

It is still an impressive introduction of recent Chinese action- adventure cinema.


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