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Hong Kong director Wilson Yip had made his first foray into costume movies with kung-fu action romance The White Dragon, starring Cecilia Cheung, Francis Ng and Andy On.

A remake of Wong Fung' s 1968 classic of the same name, the film tells the story of Phoenix Black (Cheung) a talented student singer who falls in love with a prince (Andy On). One day, a legendary swordswoman, the White Dragon, comes crashing into Phoenix' s life and, believing that she' s about to die, transfers all her powers to the young student. These new skills soon come in handy when blind assassin Chicken Feathers (Francis Ng) threatens the prince' s life.

The story eventually develops into a love triangle when Phoenix is forced to spend time with Chicken Feathers and the two adversaries start to understand each other a little better.



Yip has given the film a more comedic twist than the original and also attempted to bring the classic story up to date for modern-day audiences. Despite its Ming Dynasty setting, the film is peppered with pop culture references. However, the action sequences, overseen by Ma Yuk-sing (Enter The Phoenix, Big Bullet), recall the old school martial arts of the 1980s rather than the special effects-heavy style of today.
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CastFrancis Ng, Cecilia Cheung, Andy On
Genre:  Action, Adventure
Release Date:  January 1, 2003
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Runtime:  1hr 33min
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review by . September 09, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
GOTTA LOVE CHICKEN FEATHERS
      THE WHITE DRAGON   Despite what others may think this is not the 1968 version at all, in fact that one had a male White Dragon. In the case of this film the Dragon title goes to the lovely Cecilia Cheung, so as you can see this is a different film. Now with that said I can tell you that this is a very fun film and you should know that going in. I have been around some people expecting this to be some epic because of the cover art. Needless to say they were surprised …
Quick Tip by . September 22, 2010
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   “The White Dragon” or "Fei hap siu baak lung" is an enjoyable movie that non fans should find the humor in. of course it could just be I like silly flicks like this, I don’t know.
Quick Tip by . September 23, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
Cecilia Cheung makes good for the film's many flaws. Still a fun flick.
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