This film follows Mei an exotic, beautiful blind dancer, associated with a dangerous revolutionary gang, known as the House of Flying Daggers. Captured by officers of the decadent Tang Dynasty, Mei finds herself both threatened - and attracted - to the most unusual circumstances.
In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2003 Academy Awards.
Emperor Ping returns unexpectedly to the Imperial palace with his second son, Prince Jai. The Emperor's pretext is to celebrate a holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison.
A sweeping epic, Mongol delves into the dramatic early years of Genghis Khan, who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows him from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of legend, but as an inspiring and visionary leader. Nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Set in eighth century China, a Japanese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier before he is allowed to return to Japan. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure are threatened by thieves, the two warriors must unite to protect the travellers.
In 1899, Lord Kang must decide which of his three sons will take over his family's Chinese banking empire. When circumstances dictate that he appoint his unreliable youngest son, family bonds are pushed to the limit as father and son clash in a climate of political turmoil.
This sweeping cinematic spectacle follows the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, the last Chinese emperor, from his elite origins in the Forbidden City - where a new English tutor opens the boy's mind to the outside world - to his forced abdication in 1912 and his return to the throne under Japanese rule. Inextricably intertwined with the history of modern-day China, the story ends with the once-privilege emperor living a working-class life under communist rule.
When the country is threatened, the Emperor issues a decree that all families must defend their homeland against the invaders. Mulan, a young girl from a family without a male heir, disguises herself as a man to save her ageing father from the horrors of the battlefield. Her remarkable courage in an all-male army made her a true leader, playing a critical role in defending the nation in a time of war. Original title: Hua Mulan. Alternative title: Mulan: Legendary Warrior. In Mandarin.
Set in ancient China, a mercenary travels east in search of gunpowder and discovers the mighty Great Wall and the terrible secret behind why it was built. This savage tale of man versus nature will leverage the world class visual effects of Weta to create an entire ecosystem of creatures hell-bent on our destruction.
The final chapter of legendary director John Woo's two-part action epic, centring on politics and war in third century China. Scheming and manipulative Prime Minister Cao Cao attempts to unify the country, and in doing so overthrows the authority of a young and politically impotent Emperor. In Mandarin.
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