The Legend Of The Black Scorpion / The Banquet

Production year: 2006

Action R   Running time: 2:11 

IMDB rating:   6.4     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: Mandarin;  Subtitles: English, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional;  Audio: DD 5.1

A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Legend Of The Black Scorpion" (Also known as "The Banquet") is set in an empire in chaos. In 907 AD, the Tang Dynasty is in tatters; infighting snarls the imperial family. Crown Prince Wu Luan loves Little Wan, but his father takes her as his Empress. Wu Luan goes into exile, studying dance and music. His uncle murders his father, taking throne and Empress; uncle sends assassins to kill Wu Luan. The Crown Prince eludes death and comes to court. The Emperor arranges for Little Wan's coronation and dispatches Wu Luan to a distant land; he then calls for a midnight banquet on the 100th day of his rule. Poison, treachery, Wu Luan's return, and the love of the innocent Qing for Wu Luan set up the final entanglements.



Audio commentary
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

Making Of
Audio Commentary By Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan
Master Of Ceremonies: An Exclusive Interview With Director Feng Xiaogang
Warrior Prince: An Exclusive Interview with leading man Daniel Wu
The Making Of Legend Of The Black Scorpion
A Dynasty Uncovered: Behind The Scenes On Legend Of The Black Scorpion
The Legend Of The Black Scorpion / The Banquet