R | | Action, Drama, Romance
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
The plot is based on Yu Cao's 1934 play Thunderstorm, but is set in the Imperial court in ancient China.
It has been 25 years. I thought that I would never see you again.
Emperor Ping: And you married the Imperial Doctor!
Mrs. Jiang: At the time, you were only a lowly captain plotting day and night to become Emperor. You flattered the King of Liang into letting you marry his ...
When the Empress is dressing for the Chrysanthemum festival. Bobby pins and hair pins are visible in her hair. They were not produced until 1916. Chinese are noted with other decorative adornments to hold their hair in place such as combs and other trinkets seen in the movie.
The UK version had to have 4 seconds removed from it to remove illegal horse falls that contravened that country's Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937.
$184,000 24 December 2006