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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)

Di Renjie zhi Sidatianwang (original title)
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Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree.

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writer:

Chia-Lu Chang (as Chia-lu Chang)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Chao ... Dee
Carina Lau ... Wu Zetian
Kenny Lin ... Shatuo Zhong (as Gengxin Lin)
Shaofeng Feng ... Yuchi Zhenjin
Ethan Juan ... Master Yuan Ce
Sichun Ma ... Shui Yue
Xian Gao Xian Gao ... San Zang
Chien Sheng ... Emperor Gaozong
Yiwei Yang Yiwei Yang ... Ding Xun
Aoyue Zhang Aoyue Zhang ... Huan Tian Zhenren
Bing Lei Li Bing Lei Li ... Huo Geng
Minghu Xu Minghu Xu ... Yi An
Xichao Wang Xichao Wang ... Flying Smoke
Wei Jia Wei Jia ... Head of Wind Warriors / Faceless Monster
Jiaolong Sun Jiaolong Sun ... Spectral Blades
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Storyline

Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree.

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective Dee 3 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$126,929, 29 July 2018

Gross USA:

$262,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,040,771
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Production Co:

Huayi Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First of the series to be presented in 1.85 rather than 2.35. Because it was shown in China in IMAX, Tsui opted to go for the "flat" format to give the image added height on the larger screen. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are in Chinese only, requiring English subtitles for North America. The end credits are the traditional Chinese and English. See more »

Connections

Follows Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013) See more »

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My Last FantAsia Film This Year, Quite Fittingly So
3 August 2018 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Detective Dee (Mark Chao) heads the Bureau of Investigation in Tang Dynasty China; as a result of his protection of the kingdom earlier (in "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame," 2010) the Emperor entrusts to him the Dragon Taming Mace, a weapon so powerful that it will serve to save the nation if needed. Unfortunately, the Empress (Carina Lau) doesn't trust Dee and, really, wants to assume complete power for herself, so she instructs one of the royal guard, Yuchi (Feng Shaofeng), to steal the Mace from Dee, knowing that Yuchi and Dee are long-time close friends and relying upon that friendship to turn to betrayal. Meanwhile, there are a number of clans of wizards who use illusion and sometimes magic to further their own ends, in particular to overthrow the Tang Dynasty....The above description only covers the relatively "normal" part of the story; throw in a bunch of seriously ugly monsters, a heavy dose of wuxia martial arts (fighters climbing the air as if it was a staircase, etc.), an extremely serene Buddhist, a totally unhinged Empress and, well, a love story between a doctor and an assassin, plus tons of sword fights and action all over the place, and you have the latest Detective Dee tale. By the way, the Four Heavenly Kings of the title feature in exactly one scene as statues, some of which are destroyed in the scene, and are never mentioned again. Go figure. I liked it all, a fitting end for 2018's Montreal FantAsia Film Festival for me!


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