The Promise

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Love and war conspire to create a romantic triangle in this lavish historical epic from director Chen Kaige. A young girl who has lost her parents to the violence of war bravely refuses to obey the orders of a warrior's son, and is approached by a spirit who offers her a life of wealth and power as a reward, but with a catch -- she will never know the love of a man unless she learns how to bring the dead back to life by turning back time. Two decades later, the orphaned girl has become Qingcheng Cecilia Cheung, ...
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Overview

Love and war conspire to create a romantic triangle in this lavish historical epic from director Chen Kaige. A young girl who has lost her parents to the violence of war bravely refuses to obey the orders of a warrior's son, and is approached by a spirit who offers her a life of wealth and power as a reward, but with a catch -- she will never know the love of a man unless she learns how to bring the dead back to life by turning back time. Two decades later, the orphaned girl has become Qingcheng Cecilia Cheung, the adopted daughter of The King Cheng Qian, and her nation is yet again in the grip of war. During a long and bloody battle, Kunlun Jang Dong-gun, a slave who has been ordered to fight, proves his skill and bravery in combat, and his commander, General Guangming Hiroyuki Sanada, rewards him by making him his personal assistant. When Guangming learns that the King is in danger, he and Kunlun set out to rescue him. Kunlun is disguised as Guangming as they prepare to fight the enemy leader Wuhuan Nicholas Tse, who is out to assassinate the King, but when they arrive, they find that the strong-willed Qingcheng is in greater danger than the potentate as her father and his soldiers struggle to verbally and physically cut her down to size. Kunlun and Guangming impulsively rescue Qingcheng instead of the King, and as they look for a safe haven for the princess, both men fall in love with her, while both the King's forces and Wuhuan are determined to find them. Budgeted at 30 million dollars, Mo Gik aka The Promise, Master of the Crimson Armor, and Wu Ji was a major box-office success in China before receiving an international release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2009
  • EAN: 4717415860094
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Deltamac
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 97,580

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hiroyuki Sanada General Guangming
Jang Dong-gun Kunlun
Cecilia Cheung Qingcheng
Nicholas Tse Wuhuan
Liu Ye Snow Wolf
Chen Hong Goddess Manshen
Quian Bo One-Eye
Yu Xiaowei Yeli
Cheng Qian King
Jing Lili Kunlun's Mother
Lei Shi Young Wuhuan
Guan Xiaotong Young Quincheng
Quian Bo One-eye
Technical Credits
Chen Kaige Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Klaus Badelt Score Composer
Yang Baigui Art Director
Yang Buting Executive Producer
Show East Company Associate Producer
Wang Danrong Sound/Sound Designer
Shi Dong-Ming Co-producer
Zhang Fu Associate Producer
Yang Gang Art Director
Zhao Haicheng Associate Producer
Chen Hong Executive Producer, Producer
Xu Jainhai Associate Producer
Kui Jun Makeup
D.J. Kim Associate Producer
Hu Lan Executive Producer
Shiu Lei Asst. Director
Kimiya Masago Costumes/Costume Designer
Deng Meng Associate Producer
Peter Pau Cinematographer
Chen Rao Co-producer
Han Sanping Producer
Yang Shudong Makeup
Etchie Stroh Executive Producer, Producer
Zhang Tan Screenwriter
Jing Tao Co-producer
Yang Pu Ting Executive Producer
Ji Weihua Makeup
Wang Weiming Asst. Director
Yang Xiaohai Makeup
Zhou Ying Editor
Tim Yip Costumes/Costume Designer, Production Designer
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