The Great Magician

Director:Tung-Shing Yee
Cast:Tony Leung Chiu Wai | Ching Wan Lau | Xun Zhou

Northern China, early Republican Era. Ambitious warlord Lei Daniu (Lau Ching-wan) uses magic shows by his personal adjutant Liu Kunshan (Wu Gang) to convince people to sign up to his private army. In less than three months he’s gained 5,000 new recruits, even though he doesn’t have enough money to pay for them. Operating like a de facto emperor, Lei also maintains seven concubines, including pushy No. 3 (Yan Ni) and his latest acquisition, feisty No. 7, acrobat Liu Yin (Zhou Xun). Liu Yin refuses to sleep with him until she can see her father, Liu Wanyao (Paul Chun), who is held prisoner in the old city’s jail and is being tortured by Wu Gang to hand over a secret ancient document, the Seven Sacred Methods , by which one can control people’s wills. Meanwhile, magician Zhang Xian (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) returns from making his name in Europe and buys a share of a teahouse from impoverished owner Li Fengren (Lam Suet) and his younger sister Li Jiao (Fiona Wang) where he sets up Chang’s Magic Theatre. His spectacular combination of western and eastern skills trounces the competition from other magicians, like Chen Guo (Alex Fong Chung-sun), and attracts the attention of magic fan Lei. The plan of Zhang Xian, who is working with a cell of revolutionaries led by Li Yi (Wang Ziyi), is to kidnap Lei during a magic trick, but he’s forced several times to abort the operation at the last moment. During one performance, however, he smuggles a message to Liu Yin – to whom he was engaged three years earlier but whom he left stranded when he suddenly went to Europe. Zhang Xian tells her he wants to help her rescue her father. Meanwhile, the revolutionaries want to kidnap Lei as he is seen as colluding with the Japanese, from whom he plans to buy some tanks to lead a military alliance with seven other warlords. As the undercover Japanese, led by “film director” Mite Sentaro (Sawada Kenya), play Lei along for their own ends, Zhang Xian starts a cat-and-mouse game of friendship with Lei to win his confidence.


Code Information Price
BLU-RAY (25GB) EBD0123
Code : A
Language :? Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Putonghua Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Subtitle :? Chinese(Traditional/Simplified)/English
Special Feature : Trailer, Making-Of,?Stills Gallery

2 Disc DVD-9

Code : 3
Language : Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1
Cantonese DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Putonghua Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitle : Chinese(Traditional/Simplified)/English
Disc 2
Special Feature : Trailer, Making-Of, Stills Gallery
Audio : Stereo
Language : Cantonese / Putonghua
Subtitle : Chinese(Traditional)/English

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Update Date: 01/09/2013

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