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Duke of Mount Deer PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2008 05:02

Duke of Mount Deer Drama Series (2008)


Duke of Mount Deer is the last Jin Yong's novel, and completes his writing cycle from the most formidable heroes to an unlikely hero with very little wuxia skill. It completes the cycle from the man with the most upright moral sexual value (rejecting a princess, for goodness sake) to the man who is the ultimate male fantasy (not one or two, but seven pretty wives).

Duke of Mount Deer tells the story about Kang Xi Emperor and his "soul" underling Wei XiaoBo. They almost grew up together, and their destiniesgot interlocked very tightly until at the end, the eventual hard separation has to happen. A similar interlocking of emperor/right-hand-man interaction is explored in Xiang ShaoLong's adventure in "A Step into the Past" by Huang Yi.

Duke of Mount Deer drama series is also directed by Zhang JiZhong (like Bi Xue Jian, and some other series before). He picks good sceneries and pretty actresses. Huang XiaoMing is not too shabby either (right girls?)



Huang XiaoMing and the 7 girls who play the wives


Wei XiaoBo (Huang XiaoMing)
Zhong HanLiang (KangXi)
Shu Chang (Princess Jian Ning)


Ying CaiEr (A Ke)
Li Fei (Ceng Rou)
He ZhuoYan (Shuang Er)


Liu Zi (Fang Yi)
Liu Yun (Mu JianBing)
Hu Ke (Shu Quan)


I heard that the series was cut heavily by sensorship. Hopefully, the unedited version will show up at some point in the future. If you want to watch the series, head out to the usual websites, like Veoh or Crunchy Roll.

Bi Xue Jian Trailer PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008 09:29

Bi Xue Jian (Sword Stained with the Royal Blood) is a relatively new release by Zhang JiZhong (made in 2005-6, released in 2006-7). One of the best thing that ZJZ as a director who transfers Jin Yong's story to film media is that he emphasizes well on cinematography. He stays relatively close to the novel. He picks pretty actresses. And the camera tricks are all well executed.

The novel is itself is a relatively straightforward wuxia story, so some people rank it on a lower level, less than the condor trilogy, Smiling Proud Wanderer, or Tian Long Ba Bu (see how mixed up these titles can be? One is a nickname, one is an English title, and one is the original pinyin title).

Anyway, here are the list of the characters:



Bobby Dou Zhi Kong - Yuan Sing Chi (left)
Eva Huang Sheng Yi - Wen Qing Qing (middle)
Sun Fei Fei - Princess Chang Ping/ Ah Gau (right)
Vincent Jiao - Jin She Lang Jun
He Qing - Wan Yee
Tiêu Thục Thận - He Tieshou
Guo Kim - He Hong Yao
Ma Su - An Tiểu Tuệ
Vương Lộ Dao - An Đại Nương

Here is the trailer:

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The discussion thread at spcnet.

People interested in watching the series with English subtitles, look for hard-subbed series by Jiang Hu fan translations. Veoh and other websites might have them. 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 August 2008 05:38 )