Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Director: Tsui Hark Cast: Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Li Bingbing

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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.).

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/2011
UPC: 0883476061399
Original Release: 2010
Rating: PG-13
Source: Indomina
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:02:00
Sales rank: 38,254

Special Features

The Making of Detective Dee; Weapons, Stunts and Action; Stills and poster gallery; International trailer; Creating the characters; The World of Dee; Exclusive QR code for additional bonus materials

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andy Lau Detective Dee (Di Renjie)
Carina Lau Wu Zetian (The Empress)
Li Bingbing Shangguan Jing'er
Tony Leung Kar-Fai Shatuo Zhong
Deng Chao Pei Donglai
Jean-Michel Casanova General Aspar
Teddy Robin Kwan Wang Lu (after face-lift)
Richard Ng Wang Lu (before face-lift)
Yao Lu Li Xiao (The Duke)
Liu Jinshan Xue Yong (Crime Inspector)
Michel Umayyad Ambassador
Sos Haroyan Asst. to Umayyad Ambassador
Zhao Jialin Interpreter
Qin Yan Jia Yi (Construction Inspector)
Wang Deshun Xiazi Ling (Blind Prisoner)
He Shenming Prison Officer
Jiang Yanming Undertaker
Huang Yonggang Zhang Xun
Chen Xiao Lu Li
Veronica Faye Foo Wife of Jia Yi
Xu Nan Chamberlain
Chai Jin Qiu Shenji
Ka Ling Actor
Lee Bing Bing Actor

Technical Credits
Tsui Hark Director,Producer
Parkie Chan Cinematographer
Chan Chor Keung Cinematographer
Yau Chi-Wai Editor
Chang Chia-lu Screenwriter
James Chiu Production Designer
James Choo Art Director
Wang Danrong Sound/Sound Designer
Zhang Jialu Screenwriter
Peter Kam Score Composer
Chen Kuo-fu Executive Producer
Peggy Lee Executive Producer
Zhao Nan Sound/Sound Designer
Sammo Hung Action Director
Nansun Shi Executive Producer
Bernard Yang Co-producer
Chan Chi Ying Cinematographer
Bruce Yu Costumes/Costume Designer
Wang Zhongjun Producer
Wang Zhonglei Producer

Scene Index

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]

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