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DRAGON (2011)

DRAGON <span>(2011)</span> artwork

DRAGON (2011)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 98

Release dates 03/05/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong violence

Genre(s) Martial Arts, Drama

Director(s) Peter Ho-sun Chan,Peter Chan

Cast includes Kara Hui, Wu Jiang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Yu Kang

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/04/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DRAGON - (WU XIA) is a Hong Kong Chinese martial arts drama in Mandarin with English subtitles. It is set in 1917 in a village in Yunnan where a notorious martial artist and killer is secretly living a new life until a detective discovers him. It is rated 15 for strong violence.

The film contains various martial arts fight scenes, including some stronger moments such as a man's ear being sliced off in slow motion with a sword. An unexpected moment shows the main character suddenly grabbing a sword and slicing off his own arm. The arm flies to one side and we see some blood as another man tries to help him. Elsewhere in the film, an elderly male villager has his throat slashed by a woman in order to make the main character reveal his identity. There are also some aftermath shots of a murdered family in a butcher's shop, with a man talking about the flesh having been fed to people in buns. There are shots of blood on a man's front after he has been stabbed in the stomach, and sight of a man's stiff blackened feet after he has been struck by lightning.

At one point a buffalo appears to fall down a waterfall. However, the shot was achieved with the use of a prop animal and no real animal was harmed.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.

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Details

Title
DRAGON
Also known as
DRAGON - WU XIA,DRAGON (WU XIA)
Year
2011
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Metrodome Distribution Ltd,Metrodome Distribution
Classified date(s)
26/06/2013
Main language
Mandarin
BBFC reference
AZF299038

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