When the mysterious deaths of a series of loyal subjects threaten to delay the 690 A.D. inauguration of Empress Wu, China's only female leader, she calls the infamous Detective Dee (Lau) back from an exile into which she cast him eight years earlier.
Dee accepts the challenge and partners with gung-ho Commander Bei and the Ghost Doctor, a master of disguise, to solve the crimes.
Master genre director Hark Tsui's critically acclaimed action adventure masterpiece, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, staring legendary Hong Kong actor, Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung Ka Fai, leaps on to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and Video on Demand, this December 13 from Indomina Releasing. We have an exclusive first look at the Blu-ray trailer, which you can check out below.
A period epic from genre master Hark Tsui, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, is an action-packed, visually breathtaking Sherlock Holmes-style mystery starring some of China's top acting talent: Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung Ka Fai. Nominated for Best Special Effects at the 2011 Asian Film Awards and stunningly choreographed by master Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, this intricately plotted whodunit is set in an exquisitely realized steampunk version of ancient China.Read More
Director Hark Tsui discsusses his new movie Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, assembling this amazing cast, and much more.
Western audiences may not know Hark Tsui, but he has proven himself as an innovative director over the past 30 years. With films such as Once Upon A Time In China, The Blade, and the fantastic 2005 period drama Seven Swords, Hark Tsui has established a reputation for quality work in China. Hopefully American audiences will feel the same way when his latest movie, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles on September 2.Read More