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.

On the eve of her coronation as Empress (Carina Lau), China's most powerful woman is haunted by a chilling murder mystery: seven men under her command have burst into flames, leaving behind only black ash and skeletal bones. Recognizing this threat to her power, she turns to the infamous Dee Renjie (Andy Lau): a man whose unparalleled wisdom is matched only by his martial arts skills. As he battles a series of bizarre dangers, he unveils a chilling truth that places his life, and the future of an entire dynasty, in peril.

Special Features

  • "The Making of Detective Dee"
  • "Creating the Characters"
  • "Weapons, Stunts and Action"
  • "The World of Dee"
  • Production Stills Gallery
  • Behind-the-Scenes Stills Gallery
  • Poster Gallery
  • English-Language Dub
  • English Subtitles
  • French Subtitles

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame leaps to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and Video on Demand, this December 13th.

B. Alan Orange