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Plot: Dragon Tiger Gate is a 2006 Hong Kong martial arts-action film directed by Wilson Yip and featuring fight choreography by Donnie Yen, who also stars in the film. The film is based on the popular Hong Kong manhua, Oriental Heroes, which bears the same Chinese name as the movie.
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If you like flashy then it’s for you
I had been looking forward to Dragon Tiger Gate since even before its Asian theatrical release. Same director (Wilson Yip) and action choreographer (Donnie Yen) as Sha Po Lang (aka Killzone on your videostore walls), and also once again co-starring Donnie Yen. It also stars Shawn Yue (who I don’t know) and Nicholas Tse, who I’ve been assured many times by my friend Kim is a uber-hottie. This one was definitely just a straight-up action movie with visual effects to emphasize the coolness factor. I enjoy the occasional flashy action movie, and actually really got into this one, characters and all. Instead of saying much about plot, let’s just say that 2 of the 3 leads are brothers who hadn’t seen each other in a long time, and they team up with a new friend to kick some bad guy ass. Not for those of you who hate unrealistic action. Though I always enjoy seeing Donnie Yen kick a guy so hard he flies 20 feet back and through a wall.
Dragon Tiger Gate had nominations at this year’s Hong Kong film awards for action choreography and visual effects.
Donnie Yen At His Best
First of all, forget the story plot. This is a popcorn movie and there is really no seriousness to it. The summary on the back of the DVD said it was about two bothers who separate when young, but rejoin to enter a contest where they have to battle to top of a pyramid to get a valuable plaque. Huh, no, that wasn’t the plot at all. There are two brothers Dragon Wong (Donnie Yen) & Tiger Wong (Nicholas Tse). They were taken in by Wong Jianglong (Wah Yuen from Kung Fu Hustle) when their mother died in a fire. Wong J. has a school called Dragon Tiger Gate, where he teachers young kids martial arts and discipline. After a few years Dragon Wong rebels and leaves the school. The next time Tiger Wong meets his brother it’s years later. The chance meeting occurs when two gang leaders meet at a restaurant to discuss the ownership of a plague called Losorous (something like that).
Meantime Tiger Wong and his friends are having lunch at the same Asian restaurant right below the gang members on the 1st fl. When a fight breaks out above them between the gang members, the floor breaks open and the plague fall through the floor onto Tiger Wong’s table. What follows is some of the best action in a restaurant not seen since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Tiger Wong is kicking butt until a bodyguard steps in and teaches him a lesson. That bodyguard ends up being Tiger’s brother, Dragon Wong. Tiger escapes with the plague and eventually Dragon Wong is sent to retrieve it. There are other smaller plots between Tiger and a girl he met on the street. Dragon also has a love interest from his past that meshes with the story. I won’t give away anymore of the plot. The plot really isn’t that important.
It’s the action that true martial arts fans will want to see. There are 3 major action scenes in this movie. The first is in the restaurant which is breathtaking. The director uses several unique camera angles, one being above the action, that looks awesome. The 2nd battle is on a baseball field which is good, but nothing we haven’t already seen. The final battle between the 3 heroes and Shibumi take place at Shibumi’s lair which is dark and has wide stairs and huge columns. The action is fast and furious except for a few slow motion moments of bodies flying through the air. Dragon’s 18 Palm technique is a blur of fast hand motions that will have you running the film in slow motions just to catch a glimpse.
If you’re looking for a great script, deep plot or romance story in this film, you’re watching the wrong movie. The movie is based off a comic book, so you really can’t expect to much from it. It’s a must see for martial arts fans who like hard hitting action. Just don’t take this film too seriously and you’ll have a great time.
Original Language cn
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Director Wilson Yip
Writer Yuk Long Wong, Edmond Wong
Actors Yuk Long Wong, Louis Koo, Isabella Leong
Country Hong Kong, China
Awards 1 win & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435 Advanced, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses
Laboratory Mandarin Laboratory (International) Ltd., Hong Kong
Film Length 2,612 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)