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Legend of the Black Scorpion (aka The Banquet) (Ye yan) (2006)

Legend of the Black Scorpion (aka The Banquet)
6.1 Rating
(57 ratings)
6.5 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Ziyi Zhang

Ziyi Zhang

Empress Wan
You Ge

You Ge

Emperor Li
Daniel Wu

Daniel Wu

Prince Wu Luan
Xun Zhou

Xun Zhou

Qing Nu
Jingwu Ma

Jingwu Ma

Minister Yin Taichang
Xiaoming Huang

Xiaoming Huang

General Yin Sun
Zhonghe Zhou

Zhonghe Zhou

Chamberlain
Zeng Qiusheng

Zeng Qiusheng

Governor Pei Hong


Written by (View all)
Gangjian Qiu

Gangjian Qiu

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

play Hamlet


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Published 4 years, 3 months ago

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I enjoyed it

5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 9 17:54
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This film is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, using the play as a basic framework with enough big changes to make it its own whilst still holding familiarity to the original idea. The main characters are almost all there, apart from the ghost and Horatio, the latter working out fine especially as he could have easily turned into a sidekick figure in the scheme of things.

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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.
Release date: 14 September 2006
Action (7), Drama (6), China (5), Martial Arts (5), Historical (4), Chinese (4), Revenge (3), War (3), Royalty (3), Murder (2), Mandarin (2), 2000s (2), 2008 (1), Shakespeare Adaptation (1), Dragon Dynasty (1), Adaptation (1), (1), FE (1), Foreign (1), Foreign Language (1)
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"Aika perinteinen kiinalainen historiallinen elokuva, jonka tarinan puiteet on otettu William Shakespearen näytelmästä. On tämä visuaalisesti ihan kivaa katseltavaa, eikä näyttelyssäkään mitään valittamista ole. Mutta elokuvaa rassaavat vaisusti toteutetut taistelukohtaukset ja hieman etäisiksi jäävät hahmot. Varsin keskikertaiseksi jää."


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2010 katsottua (262 movies items)

"Jooh, visuaalisen nälkään hyllystä tarttu katseluun tällä kertaa Ziyi Zhangin tähdittämä The Empress. Filkka on jonkinlainen kiinan versio Shakespearen kuuluisasta Hamletista. Aasialaiset ovat aina osanneet elokuvien visuaalisen puolen täydellisesti ja tälläkin kertaa elokuva on erittäin näyttävä. Taistelukohtaukset ovat erittäin näyttäviä ja taiteellinen vivahde on jälleen mukana. Ziyi Zhang loistaa pääosassa, jättäen muut näyttelijät varjoonsa, mutta yhtään huonoa "


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tartan_skirt posted a review 5 years, 9 months ago

I enjoyed it

“This film is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, using the play as a basic framework with enough big changes to make it its own whilst still holding familiarity to the original idea. The main characters are almost all there, apart from the ghost and Horatio, the latter working out fine especially as he could have easily turned into a sidekick figure in the scheme of things.

Moving away from the origins of the story, the cinematics were rather impressive. The fight and dance scenes were very well choreographed and articulated throughout, adding an artistic touch to a brutal story. The sets successfully helped provide the film with an aesthetic aspect also, especially seen in not only the physical scenery (just take a look at the cityscape at the coronation ceremony) but the ” read more

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