Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
China's first master detective is looking for answers to some burning questions in this blend of historical drama and mystery from acclaimed director Tsui Hark. Di Renjie (Andy Lau), nicknamed Detective Dee, is a law officer of the Tang Dynasty who is legendary for his powers of deductive reasoning. Di Renjie finds himself on the wrong side of prison bars when he dares to publicly criticize Wu Zetian (Carina Lau), who has become China's first female emperor. While Wu Zetian doesn't care for Di Renjie's opinions, she can't dispute his skills as a detective, and after eight years in jail she has him released so he can get to the bottom of a mystery. Two members of Wu Zetian's court have died under bizarre circumstances -- after stepping outside, they suddenly exploded into flames. Are the gods angry with Wu Zetian and her underlings, or is a clever saboteur at work? Di Renjie Zhi Tong Tian Di Guo (aka Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame) was inspired by the exploits of the real-life Di Renjie, who is credited with pioneering modern detective techniques during the Tang Dynasty (618 A.D. to 907 A.D.).
Disc #1 -- Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame 1. First Victim [8:07] 2. Burned from the Inside [6:12] 3. Summoning Detective Dee [3:48] 4. Assigned to the Case [8:46] 5. Intention to Revolt [8:16] 6. Fire Beetles [13:21] 7. Phantom Bazaar [13:13] 8. Royal Connections [6:19] 9. One Less Suspect [7:35] 10. True Identities [11:11] 11. Prices to Pay [8:55] 12. Coronation Eve [10:37] 13. Against the Sun [5:25] 14. Saving the Empress [5:21] 15. Underground Again [1:31] 16. Credits [4:33]
Disc #1 -- Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Play Movie Chapters Special Features Featurettes The Making of Detective Dee Creating the Characters Weapons, Stunts and Action The World of Dee Galleries Cast Behind the Scenes Posters International Trailer Set-Up Audio Mandarin 5.1 English Stereo Subtitles English French Subtitles: Off Play Movie