“Young Detective Dee: Rise of The Sea Dragon” on Blu-ray & DVD February 11, 2014


Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon – Trailer Eng Subbed

Young Detective Dee: Rise of The Sea Dragon is the prequel to the highly regarded 2010 film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. Tsui Hark is once again at the helm of the phantasy epic. The street date is set for February 11th, 2014 on Blu-ray & DVD from Well Go USA.

The young Dee Renjie arrives in the Imperial Capital, intent to become an officer of the law. Empress Wu, who is at the start of her reign, has sent the fiery-haired Detective Yuchi to investigate a sea monster that stalks the city at night. By chance, both Dee and Yuchi fight off the creature when it attacks a ceremonial procession carrying the beautiful courtesan Yin to be sacrificed at a temple to appease the Gods. Suspicious of the stranger, Yuchi has Dee imprisoned. Dee escapes with the help of visiting doctor Shatuo and together they discover that the upper reaches of society, including the Emperor himself, are addicted to a poisonous tea produced by Yuan’s famous teahouse. Yuan, who was romantically attached to Yin, has been missing for months. Dee shadows the courtesan, who is under Yuchun’s protection, until the sea monster reappears. Just as the two men are about to kill it, Yin reveals that the monster is her lover, Yuan. Yuan has been poisoned by a foreign Prince whose kingdom was overthrown by the Emperor. As the Prince’s army readies itself on a nearby island to attack the capital, a real sea dragon rises from the deep.

Young Detective Dee: Rise of The Sea Dragon has a run time of approximately 134 minutes and is not rated.

Staring Mark Chao, Angela Baby, William Feng, Kenny Lin, Carina Lau, Kim Bum, Hu Dong, Chen Kun, Andy Lau, Directed By Tsui Hark

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