La principessa e la magia del drago
(Son of the dragon)
2006, regia di David Wu
Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: RHI Entertainment, Reunion Pictures, Xi An Mei Ah Culture Communication, China Film Co-Production Corporation, MEA Film & Company - Distribuzione: RHI Entertainment - Soggetto: Dominic Minghella - Sceneggiatura: Jacqueline Feather, David Seidler - Fotografia: Thomas Burstyn - Montaggio: David Wu - Art Direction: Wei Min Huang, Yong Jiang Li, Wen Xun Wang, Guang Lei Yi - Costumi: Thomas Chong - Musiche: Lawrence Shragge - Effetti speciali: Anthem Visual Effects - Formato: Color, miniserie tv - Durata: 176'.
Cast:David Carradine, John Reardon, Desiree Ann Siahaan, Rupert Graves, Theresa Lee, Kay Tong Lim, Eddy Ko, Nitin Ganatra, Michael Chow Man-Kin, Paul Rapovski, Anna Guo, Krystal Huang, Feng Ku, Joe Yang, Chan Yi, Christian Lee, Jia Dong Liu, Alan Ng, Oliver Huang, Jamie Luk, Charlie Tsai, David Zhang, Wee Hong Thomas.
Trama e commenti: film.spettacolo.alice.it - film.tv.it: «Si fa chiamare Devil Boy ed è un astuto ladro che ama l'avventura e ruba per sfamare i bambini di strada di Shangai. La nuova eccitante impresa che si prefigge, insieme al suo fido compagno Bird, è rubare il tesoro della famiglia reale. Per riuscire nel suo intento, si presenta a corte fingendo di essere un principe venuto a chiedere la mano di Li Wei, figlia del governatore. Ma conquistare la bella principessa non sarà facile, perché dovrà affrontare delle dure prove in competizione con un pretendente d'alto rango, il principe del Nord, che non esita ad utilizzare dei trabocchetti per sbarazzarsi del suo rivale...».
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - chud.com - thefutoncritic.com - dvdverdict.com - movies.yahoo.com - lovefilm.se - zelluloid.de - hkflix.com - dvdasian.com - allmovie.com: «A small time con artist and his loyal companion must fight to prove their innocent when they are accused of attempting to poison a princess in this adventure mini-series directed by David Wu (The Bride with White Hair) and starring David Carradine. D.B. (John Reardon) was abandoned at birth on the docks of Shanghai, but while most children never would have survived that traumatic start David was rescued from certain death and soon forged a close bond with the resourceful Bird (Carradine). As D.B. grew into a young man, Bird became his constant companion. It always seemed like there was no jam that D.B. and Bird couldn't eventually work their way out of, and when it came to swindling this cunning pair were always at the top of their game. Neither D.B. nor Bird would have ever imagined that one of their brash schemes that would ultimately change the course of their entire lives, yet a daring mission to steal the royal court's jewels did precisely that. Upon carrying out the potentially profitable but highly dangerous mission, D.B. fell desperately in love with the stunning princess Li Wei (Desiree Siahaan). Though his affections were indeed reciprocated, it began to look like their love was doomed as the princess' father attempted to find her a more suitable husband. The princess, however, thwarted this plan by challenging her suitors to a series of arduous and impossible tests ostensibly staged to prove their love for her. When the nefarious Prince of the North (Rupert Graves) frames D.B. and Bird for attempting to murder the princess and sentences them to death, the wily companions rightly begin to surmise that they may have finally gotten themselves into a jam from which there is no escape» (Jason Buchanan).
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