|Dragon Tiger Gate - A Wilson Yip
aka Long Hu Men / Lung Fu Mun
|Director : Wilson Yip
Producer : Raymond Wong Pak Ming
Production Company : Mandarin Films Ltd
Cast : Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Shawn Yue
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Teaser Trailer |
Behind The Scenes #1 |
Behind The Scenes #2 |
Press Conference in HK |
Music Video |
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The Gate of
Dragon and Tiger, created by media magnate Tony Wong Yuk-long in the
1970s, was a milestone in the history of Hong Kong comics. More than
one generation of Chinese youngsters have been mesmerized by its
tales of heroism and heart-pounding martial arts scenes. Inspired by
the basic human values that the series upholds, the film revisits a
bygone era, where back street boys can fight for justice in the
community. While the spectacular action will appeal to Chinese and
international audiences, the film is also an attempt to rekindle the
passion and vitality lost in a mercenary and morally ambiguous
Synopsis (might contain spoilers)
Tiger Wong is an exceptionally skilled martial artist with a strong
sense of justice and benevolence. While dining at a floating
restaurant, he chances upon a high level triad meeting and notices a
family being bullied. Enraged by the sight he defeats the bullies
using his special kick – Eighteen Dragon Slaying Kick. At the same
time, he unwittingly takes a gold medal which is a precious trophy
of the triad gangs.
It turns out that the gold medal is the Lousha Death Plaque granted
by Shibumi, the leader of Lousha Gate. ‘Gate’ is a word describing a
martial arts sect or organization and Lousha Gate is a major Asian
criminal organization. The receiver of the Lousha Death Plaque has
the power to demand the full cooperation of Lousha Gate. During his
celebrations the gang ambushes Tiger, who is unaware of the plague’s
powers. As fate has it Dragon Wong, the bodyguard of one of the
gangsters, who is also sent to retrieve the plaque, saves him. A
blonde, nun-chakus wielding youth, Turbo Shek, also joins in to help
them. Dragon retrieves the medal from Tiger. Tiger is shocked when
he notices a jade pendant worn by Dragon and realizes that he is his
Although Dragon is part of Jiang Hu - the complicated society of the
martial arts world involving different Gates of evil and good - and
working for a criminal gang, he has kept himself away from any
criminal activities. After Dragon’s gangster boss Ma Kun returns the
plaque to Shibumi he announces his retirement from Jiang Hu. Shibumi
is angry upon hearing this news and sends his adopted daughter
Lousha to destroy Ma.
In the meantime, Tiger has asked Ma Kun’s daughter Ma Xiaoling, to
help him inform Dragon that they are brothers. Xiaoling, who has
already taken a liking to Tiger, agrees to help him. Dragon actually
recognised Tiger from the beginning but refuses to accept him.
Lousha kills Ma Kun and massacres his family, but fortunately Dragon
manages to fight his way out and escapes to Dragon Tiger Gate with
Ma Xiaoling. Dragon hands Xiaoling over to Tiger and leaves, as he
is unable to forget the past and so is unable to enter Dragon Tiger
Gate. Tiger and Shek are incensed by the massacre and pledge to take
revenge for Xiaoling.
Excited by the appearance of worthy opponents at Dragon Tiger Gate,
Shibumi appears itching for a fight and kills their master Wong
Jianglong. Tiger and Shek are devastated. They try to fight back but
are no match for Shibumi. Shibumi wipes out Dragon Tiger Gate and
leave the two heroes for dead.
Xiaoling escapes with the badly wounded heroes to Bai Yun Mountain
in China to seek help from Master Qi, an enigmatic recluse who lives
there. Qi is famed for his expert skills in martial arts and
healing, but is also know for his eccentricity and unpredictability.
Xiaoling uses everything she has to persuade him to help Tiger and
Shek. She finally wins him over with her sincerity. Upon being
cured, the heroes beg Master Qi to teach them his unique fighting
skills and they vow to revenge the death of their master Wong
Jianglong. Meanwhile, Dragon almost dies from internal injuries but
is saved by Lousha, as all along Lousha and Dragon have been lovers.
She betrays Shibumi and steals a medicinal pill from Lousha Gate to
Our three heroes practise hard at their new found fighting skills in
the hope of increasing their capabilities in order to take revenge
on Shibumi, clearing their debts once and for all.
Back at Lousha Gate, the invincible Shibumi is unafraid of the
trio’s attack. He has set the trap and waits at the scene of their
Detailed Plot (might contain spoilers)
Dragon Tiger Gate is a martial arts academy established by three
youngsters, Tiger Huang , Little Dragon Huang and Black Dragon Shi.
Adopted as children by kung fu master Huang Jianglong, they aspire
to impart the spirit of Chinese martial arts to the world. The
traditional ‘bun mountain' contest on Cheung Chau island. Every
year, athletes and martial arts experts scramble to get to the top
of a bamboo tower covered with lucky buns. The three heroes join the
contest, but each is spurred by a different motive.
One girl presides over the contest. She is Luosha, daughter of
Shibumi, lord of the notorious and legendary Japanese underground
empire Luosha Gate. A master of the Shaolin school of “Muscle-bone
Strengthening Classics,” the ruthless, sadistic Shibumi wants to
rule the world.
The sight of contestants cheating to defeat their opponents enrages
Tiger, who defeats everyone to win the gold medal hidden at the top.
This upsets Shibumi's plan to rig the game and reserve the medal for
one of his Chinese gangsters. He orders the Hong Kong gangs to
recover it in three days. When one of his senior gang leaders Mao
Kun disobeys his orders, Shibumi has his whole family wiped out. The
only survivor is Mao Xiaoling, who is rescued by Black Tiger, and
brought to Dragon Tiger Gate.
Luosha mobilizes all her forces to attack Dragon Tiger Gate, but
they are no match for the heroes. Luosha has a chance to kill Little
Dragon, but she couldn't bring herself to do so.
Fascinated by the appearance of a worthy opponent, Shibumi
challenges the heroes to a duel and even tries to recruit them into
the underworld. To help his three disciples escape, Master Huang
stands up to Shibumi, but is killed. Tiger's legs are broken.
Xiaoling disguises herself as a man and takes the heroes to Shaolin
Temple in China. She entreats an enigmatic monk to treat their
injuries. At first, he refuses, but relents after Xialing attempts
to hurt herself. He cures the heroes, then teaches each of them a
unique fighting skill.
Meanwhile, Luosha ventures alone to Shaolin Temple to track down
Little Dragon, but when she finds him, she falls in love with him
and ends up teaching him Shibumi's “Muscle-bone Strengthening”
techniques. The other heroes master the arts learned from the
Shaolin monk, and the three return to Hong Kong to avenge their
master's death. Luosha realizes that Little Dragon will use the
skills she taught him against her own father, but she fails to stop
The final showdown between good and evil is a spectacular battle
that makes the walls of Dragon Tiger Gate quake…
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