the early 11th century of China, the Song Dynasty suffers invasion from
the vicious army of a rival state, Western Xia. When General Yang -
the last of the Song generals - is killed on the battlefield, his widowed
wife Mu takes leadership and organizes the desperate women in a fight
for their dynasty.
Jackie Chan-produced film, directed by veteran Frankie Chan, is a wildly
entertaining slice of style over substance. There's no history lesson
here. It isn't deep. It's not particularly original. But it is FUN.
Here is an action movie - pure and simple - beautiful to look at and
thrill with. Lots of well orchestrated battle scenes featuring delirious
The cast is quite impressive, with China's #1 boxofice draw Cecilia
Cheung in the lead role, plus the welcomed return of Kathy Chow and
veteran Cheng Pei-Pei. This is also Yukari Oshima's official final film
in the supporting role of Zou Langing.
A Chinese film with
optional English subtitles or English language dub; widescreen format,
fully uncut 107 minutes), DVD encoded for REGION ONE NTSC (AMERICAN)
Extras include Behind the Scenes and Theatrical Trailer.