Indomina Releasing has sent us two cool clips from their upcoming martial arts film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. This movie looks super cool, and is from legendary director Tsui Hark. The clips below have him talking about the fight scenes and the history of Detective Dee!
Check out the clips below:
Here is an excerpt of Venkman's review of the film:
"Director Hark Tsui has created one hell of a visually stunning movie with massive settings. In terms of the films tone, it actually reminded me a little bit of The Lord of the Rings. The film also has a good amount of humor to help lighten up the mood. The fight choreography was simply amazing, most of the stuff in the film really blew me away. I love when martial arts films get inventive with kicking ass, and this movie excels at that. The fight sequences are beautifully breathtaking." Click here to read my full review of the film.
Here's the synopsis for the film:
A period epic from genre master Tsui Hark (Seven Swords), DETECTIVE DEE 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, 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, 2046), 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,Infernal Affairs, House Of Flying Daggers): 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.
The film opens today in LA and NY!