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Warlords, The

original title: Tau Ming Chong

Comparison:

  • International Version
  • HK Version (Part 3)
Release: Dec 07, 2010 - Author: azog - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
The story:

General Pang Qing Yun is the only survivor of an army being beaten by the Taiping Rebels. Lian, a woman who gave off heat to him at night and vanished into thin air the following morning, crosses his path on his way back. In the morning, he meets a group of bandits (one of them is Jiang Wu Yang) and joins them. Having arrived at the bandits' village, he meets Lian again. She's the wife of the leader Zhao Er Hu. After the village was being attacked by the army, Pang can persuade the bandits to join the imperial army. Before that, Qing Yun, Er Hu and Wu Yang swear a blood oath.

The movie was being announced as a remake of The Blood Brothers by Chang Cheh and is also based on the same story (The Assassination of Ma). It's no surprise that the movie only have the basics of the story in common because an eastern couldn't be expected.
The Warlords is quite sinister and lives from the two leading actors Jet Li und Andy Lau. In opposite to that, Takeshi Kaneshiro as third blood brother and Xu Jing Lei are colorless.


International Version:

Due to the fact that an Asian 2-hour-production is hard to promote on the international market, Producer Andre Morgan decided to modify the movie.

Director Peter Chan Ho Sun wasn't amused about that, but he wasn't able to change Morgan's mind.

"I've always understood that there might be an international cut of the film, as with 'Hero' and many other Asian blockbusters. It's a market reality,"
...
"I can't say I'm comfortable with how things have turned out, but I'm open-minded. Buyers in each territory will be able to choose the cut they want or make a new one themselves."

(Peter Chan, www.variety.com)


Compared to the Hong Kong Version, the new version contains almost 500 differences. Sounds like a desaster at first, but it sounds worse than it actually is. The new version is still watchable. It focuses more on the conflict between Pang Qing Yun and Zhao Er Hu.

Most of the modifications are smaller cuts oder extensions of the beginning / ends of the scenes in both versions.

The most noticeable difference is the changed order of some scenes, e.g. the attack of the Taiping Rebels happens right after the meeting of Jiang Wu Yang and Pang Qing Yun in the Hong Kong Version, whereas it happens before the first appearance of the war council in the International Version. As a result of that, the reason for the attack is different (HK: groceries / IV: accession gift for the war council). The way Pang and Zhao Er Hu meet for the first time is different as well. Another difference is the becoming aware of Pang's motives because the conviction of the rapists takes directly place after the battle of Shu in the International Version.

Furthermore there are smaller differences in the order of the scenes, different image details and besides the translated text, some new text has been added as well.

The usage of the color filter, which is supposed to make it look "filthier", has been reduced.

International Version:
HK Version:



Comparison:

Compared are the German DVD (International Version) by NEW KSM and the HK Special Edition by Mega Star.

To make it clearer, the comparison has been split up. There aren't screens for any small difference and the uncountable mini cuts are being presented in smaller letters.

The parts with the lovely edging could have been split up as well, but it didn't seem appropiate to me.

The time index refers to the International Version.

The text has been taken from the current subs, that's why there are tiny differences (e.g. Nanking – Nanjing).

Here an example for the different texts:

International Version:
HK Version:



Running time:

Running time NEW KSM = 01:48:53 (01:46:10 credits excluded)
Running time Mega Star = 02:05:39 (02:02:15 credits excluded)

Used abbreviations in this comparison:

HKV = HK Version
IV = International Version

Finally two more things: the in Hong Kong released Director's Edition does not contain the Director' Cut. Moreover I can't promise that all differences have been found. Maybe a frame here or there is missing.

Please note that a very few comments have been retranslated from German into English. That's why a slight difference in the choice of words is possible. Thanks for understanding.
Just for orientation: the city Suzhou was captured by the Shan army and the massacre at the rebels is going to happen nowish. The three blood brothers are on the wall, looking at the captives in the yard.


01:10:33

Extended shot of the blood brothers looking at the yard.

0.29 sec


01:10:34

Zhao turns the head slightly more around.

IV: +0.96 sec



01:10:37

The clamoring captives (rebels) demand more bread, Pang looks more grimly in the IV plus missing shots of Wu Yang, Zhao and Jin Biao.

IV:
1.88 sec
HKV:
5.55 sec




01:10:41

IV: Jin Biao longer.
HKV: Zhao earlier.

IV: 0.6 sec
HKV: 0.25 sec



01:10:43

Now the beforehand-removed shot of Wu Yang after Zhao turns his head.
The HKV contains a shot of Pang instead.

IV:
5.12 sec
HKV:
1.13 sec




01:10:51

Pang lowers the arm.

IV: +0.24 sec


01:10:52

IV: The captives and Jin Biao earlier.
HKV: Er Hu longer sideways.

IV: 0.2 sec
HKV: 0.25 sec


01:10:55

Pang gets directly hit by Jin Biao's bread here, happens later in the IV.

1.17 sec



01:10:58

Now Pang gets also hit by Jin Biao's bread in the IV after the rebels threw their bread. Moreover the IV contains further footage of Zhao and Jin Biao.

IV:
12.52 sec
HKV:
5.46 sec




01:11:15

Shot of Pang's front when he tears the second bread apart. The HKV contains the shot of the blood brothers on the wall instead.

IV: 1.44 sec
HKV: 1.38 sec


01:11:20

IV: Wu Yang longer sideways.
HKV: Pang earlier.

IV: 0.4 sec
HKV: 3.38 sec


01:11:26

IV: Zhao earlier before he whips the bread out of Pang's hand.
HKV: Additional shot of Zhao at the beginning plus Pang longer.

IV: 0.16 sec
HKV: 4.55 sec


01:11:30

More Wu Yang.

0.63 sec


01:11:31

More of leaving Pang.

0.63 sec


01:11:32

Same here.

0.17 sec


01:11:36

IV: Zhao longer.
HKV: Pang earlier.

IV: 0.32 sec
HKV: 1.5 sec


01:11:39

Zhao earlier.

0.5 sec


01:11:43

Pang longer.

0.63 sec


01:11:53

Zhao looks at Wu Yang.

0.33 sec


01:11:57

Extended shot of Wu Yang's face.

0.88 sec


01:12:00

Zhao looks at Wu Yang in an outraged way.

0.67 sec


01:12:19

Earlier beginning of the shot of Wu Yang's back.

1.63 sec



01:12:30

Extended shot of Pang on the wall plus a shot of the yard full of rebels.

3.34 sec




01:12:34

The aiming bowmen.

0.54 sec


01:12:35

IV: 2 more frames of Jin Biao.
HKV: The soldiers step back later.

IV: 0.08 sec
HKV: 0.46 sec



01:12:36

IV: The bowmen bending their bows.
HKV: Additional shot of the bowmen (also in the IV, see the following cut).

IV: 0.36 sec
HKV: 1.21 sec



01:12:37

Here the IV contains the before-mentioned footage from the HKV before Jin Biao calls for silence. The shot of Jin Biao is different when he screams.

IV:
12.52 sec
HKV:
5.46 sec




01:13:02

Different order of the scene during the rebel massacre.
  • Shot of the yard at the beginning of the IV.

  • Wu Yang yells "Kill them!" in the IV while he's entirely silent in the HKV.

  • Zhao earlier in the HKV (and longer).

  • The scenes with Pang have been much more spread in the IV.

  • Different order of the bowmen.


IV:
104.16 sec
HKV:
110.61 sec




01:14:46

Missing shot of the soldiers picking up Zhao and passing by Wu Yang silently. In the meantime Wu's voice.

"From that day on Er Hu never said another word to me. It hurts, but big brother was right."

Earlier shot of the yard gate in the IV.

IV: 2 sec
HKV: 32.32 sec




01:15:47

IV: Extended shot of Zhao kneeling down plus Wu Yang deep in thought (here the above-mentioned sentence has been reinsert).
HKV: The soldiers start tossing the bodies into the ditch.

IV:
8.96 sec
HKV:
6.59 sec




01:16:14

Zhao and the former bandits look at the soldiers while they are burying the rebels.

16.64 sec




01:16:19

Zhao gets up.

0.29 sec


01:16:28

IV: Zhao walks down the dune earlier.
HKV: Zhao's back longer.
Both after he asked who wanted to go home with him.

IV: 1.24 sec
HKV: 1.5 sec


01:16:30

Er Hu keeps on walking.

0.67 sec


01:16:32

While going down, the HKV contains a close-up of Zhao. The IV sticks with the shot before.

IV: 0.32 sec
HKV: 2.29 sec



01:16:52

Missing shot of Wu Yang after Pang's arrival.

IV: 0.04 sec
HKV: 2 sec




01:17:14

IV: Zhao earlier.
HKV: Wu Yang longer.

IV: 0.28 sec
HKV: 1 sec


01:17:27

Again Wu Yang longer.

0.46 sec


01:17:30

Now Zhao longer.

0.38 sec


01:17:31

IV: Zhao earlier and longer.
HKV: Pang longer before the cut to Zhao.

IV: 1.6 sec
HKV: 0.29 sec


01:17:35

Er Hu more thoughtful.

1.29 sec


01:18:00

Lu Da-Shan pulls the sword out way further.

0.17 sec



01:18:01

Different shots are being used at the moment Wu Yang gets in front of Er Hu.



IV:
1.32 sec
HKV:
0.5 sec




01:18:04

Extended shot of Wu Yang's face in the IV. Lu Da-Shan puts the blade away plus the shot of nodding Pang is only in the IV.

IV:
3.28 sec
HKV:
1.21 sec




01:18:12

IV: Wu Yang looks earlier at Zhao.
HKV: Pang looks at both of them longer.

IV: 0.12 sec
HKV: 0.13 sec


01:18:14

IV: Wu Yang looks longer at Zhao.
HKV: The following scene starts earlier.

IV: 0.88 sec
HKV: 0.92 sec


01:18:18

Extended shot of the three blood brothers.

IV: +0.44 sec


01:18:19

Again Er Hu and Wu Yang looking at each other.

IV: +0.16 sec


01:18:24

Extended distance shot of the men kneeling down.

0.96 sec


01:19:05

Pang looking up.

IV: +0.36 sec



01:19:13

Missing opera actors from the IV when Nanjings is being conquered plus the footage has been replaced. No further combat actions in the IV, Shan's army marches in immediately.

Missing text due to the vanished actors:

"We...Zhao Er Hu...Pang Qing-Yun...Jiang Wu Yang...three brothers as one...Attack!"

OSD instead of the text in the IV: (Nanking, 3 Days Later).

IV:
20.04 sec
HKV:
34.16 sec




01:19:35

More firework.

0.17 sec


01:19:36

2 more frames of the firework.

0.08 sec


01:19:38

The firework ends differently. The IV leaves the castle and shows the night sky with the rockets one more time.

IV: 1.08 sec
HKV: 1.13 sec


01:19:42

Extended shot of the horses' legs plus an OSD from that point: (One month after the capture of Nanking).

0.13 sec



01:19:43

Further soldiers in the streets after the shot of the soldiers' backs. The HKV contains a shot of working people instead.

IV:
2.4 sec
HKV:
1.5 sec




01:19:47

More wiping.

IV: +0.12 sec


01:19:49

1 more frame of the hint.

0.04 sec



01:19:50

Missing impressions of the city before the haircut. The IV contains an extended shot of the man with the umbrella passing by.

IV: 0.28 sec
HKV: 3.17 sec




01:19:54

Different footage during the memory to the deceased.
Close-up of the head getting shaved in the IV, then Pang and Wu Yang. Not until then Er Hu.
The HKV lacks the close-up of the head, instead Zhao after the haircut. Not until then the two others (including the soldiers from 01:19:43 in the IV).
The shots of the rice bowls are different, too.

IV:
18.6 sec
HKV:
21.81 sec




01:20:19

Er Hu drinks up.

IV: +0.24 sec

01:21:18

The soldiers lower their arms.

IV: +0.64 sec



01:21:20

Er Hu claims the Shan army to thank General Pang. In the IV, they are jist looking at each other.

IV:
2.4 sec
HKV:
6.59 sec




01:21:24

Zhao earlier (before he brings the bowl to his mouth).

0.75 sec



01:21:29

Er hu looks after Pang, noises of the payment in the background.

IV: +5.12 sec




01:21:35

The horseman's arrival at Kuei is missing.

3.17 sec




01:22:11

The main part of the performance is missing in the IV. Moreover Er Hu starts weeping after Lian left the table. On the other hand an extended shot of Lian leaving the locality.

Due to the nonexistent translation of the actors' text in the IV, here the statement:

"Zhao Er Hu...Pang Qing-Yun...Jiang Wu Yang...three brothers as one. Heaven and earth be our witnesses. We take a blood oath, pledge our lives. We were born apart but die as one. Loyalty through good times...and bad."

IV:
50.68 sec
HKV:
85.67 sec




01:23:13

Ho Kuei puts down the bowl at the beginning of the conversation i the HKV. He brings the bowl to his mouth in the IV.

IV:
3.28 sec
HKV:
3.42 sec




01:23:30

The further shots of the opera actors are missing after Kuei refered to the content (brotherhood).

IV:
12.2 sec
HKV:
21.27 sec




01:23:58

Er Hu hits Kuei's vassals one more time.

0.54 sec


01:24:00

And another hit.

0.79 sec



01:24:33

Additional shot of Wu Yang following before Lian reaches the ship in the IV.

IV:
20.64 sec
HKV:
2.42 sec




01:25:19

Wu Yang moves on.

0.21 sec


01:25:24

Extended shot of Wu Yang looking in the direction of the ship (Pang).

0.5 sec


01:25:26

Both longer.

0.79 sec


01:25:27

The ship earlier.

IV: +0.24 sec


01:25:29

Pang and the ship longer.

1.42 sec


01:25:30

More footage of the stairs.

IV: +0.6 sec


01:25:33

The continuation of the ship is longer.

2.84 sec


01:25:37

Wu Yang looks at Pang and the other way around.

1.38 sec



01:25:42

Cut to Beijing (including the shot of Wu Yang) in the IV after Pang closed the window.
Extended shot of Wu Yang in the HKV plus an additional shot of the emperor's palace.

IV:
2.32 sec
HKV:
7.63 sec




01:27:30

IV: Pang longer.
HKV: Lord Di earlier.

IV: 0.24 sec
HKV: 0.21 sec


01:28:48

Cut to the following scene (Pang on ice) in the IV after the conversation between Lord Chen and Lord Di.

no difference


01:28:51

Pang's feet on ice earlier.

0.33 sec



01:29:12

Wu Yang's nightmare, where he finally holds Er Hu's head in his hands, is missing.

22.02 sec




01:29:14

Different image section of Zhao when he watches Lian.

IV:
2.88 sec
HKV:
4.55 sec




01:29:28

Sitting Zhao longer.

0.33 sec


01:29:31

Same here.

1.71 sec


01:29:41

Zhao sideways earlier.

1.67 sec


01:29:47

Er Hu goes in Lian's direction.

IV: +0.44 sec


01:29:49

Lian's face longer.

0.46 sec


01:31:19

During the conversation between the Pang's servant and Wu Yang, the question ("Why have they replaced all the guards?") is missing plus the shot of them is longer.

6.26 sec


01:31:23

Extended shot of arriving Lu Da-Shan in the IV, followed by different image sections of Er Hu.

IV: 2 sec
HKV: 1.46 sec


01:31:27

Er Hu earlier.

IV: +0.24 sec


01:31:29

Er Hu longer.

0.25 sec


01:32:14

Wu Yang in the hallway of Pang's appartment.

2.56 sec


01:32:15

IV: Wu Yang looks around after the opening of the door.
HKV: Shot of Wu Yang's back after the door was opened.

IV: 1.84 sec
HKV: 1.46 sec



01:32:43

Extended shot of them looking at each other before Wu Yang opens the door of Pang's hideout.

IV:
1.76 sec
HKV:
7.51 sec




01:32:48

Shot of the door being opened.

0.08 sec


01:32:55

Extended shots of Wu Yang and Pang.

2.09 sec


01:32:59

Still Wu Yang.

0.29 sec


01:33:04

Ditto.

0.5 sec


01:33:14

2 more frames of Wu Yang.

0.08 sec



01:33:19

Little differences in the order of the scenes when Wu Yang is on his way to Er Hu's and Lian's house. Furthermore the shot of Lian cleaning up has been removed.

IV:
19.44 sec
HKV:
28.19 sec




01:33:41

Extended shot of Wu Yang looking in Lian's direction after she recognized him (slightly different image section here as well).

IV: 1.72 sec
HKV: 3 sec


01:33:45

Some more frames of Lian and Wu Yang.

0.58 sec



01:33:51

Slightly different image sections plus two missing sentences of the conversation between Lian and Wu Yang.

The following sentence is missing when Lian talks about the different colors:
"I asked Er Hu what to do. He said green for this year and red for the next."

Before Wu Yang grabs her, she says twice:
"I still have to hang the red curtain for next year."

IV:
55.52 sec
HKV:
74.16 sec




01:34:49

Lian's murder is slightly different (since the moment when Wu Yang looks at the cross).
Missing footage during the entire scene (the IV is slightly longer twice).

IV:
24.4 sec
HKV:
42.58 sec




01:35:19

The IV cuts earlier to the following scene after the murder plus the beginning of the following scene is a couple frames longer.

No color filter in the following scene when Er Hu is on the horse.

IV:
18.28 sec
HKV:
21.02 sec




01:35:51

The camera remains in front of the door, then Pang at the table.

4.42 sec


01:36:07

Zhao keeps on riding.

0.79 sec


01:36:18

Er Hu looking around.

2.21 sec



01:36:23

Missing shot of Er Hu before Pang says he wanted to report to Er Hu any year.

3.25 sec




01:36:37

2 more frames of Zhao falling.

0.08 sec


01:36:38

The following shot starts slightly earlier.

0.17 sec


01:36:43

Pang earlier.

0.96 sec


01:36:46

Extended shot of Pang plus an earlier beginning of the following shot.

1.13 sec



01:36:55

Missing shot of Er Hu getting up again after he got hit (only the beginning in the IV) plus Pang's text is sligthly different. In the IV, he only talks about the massacre in Suzhou and the two rapists aren't being mentioned.

IV: "Sooner or later you'll realize the 4000 soldiers didn't die for nothing."
HKV: "You'll understand eventually that Xiao-Qi and Gouzi didn't die in vain and the massacre of the 4000 captives was necessary."

8.47 sec




01:37:00

More of Pang.

0.96 sec


01:37:04

Extended shot of crumpling Er Hu.

2.67 sec


01:37:07

Er Hu's attempt to get up.

0.75 sec


01:37:09

Still Er Hu and the beginning of the following scene is longer.

1.38 sec


01:37:20

Slightly extended shot of Zhao at the beginning.

0.21 sec


01:37:22

Pang struggles for words before he continues to speak.

2.04 sec



01:37:25

Different image sections when Zhao calls for General Ho. No shot of the arrow in the IV.

IV:
2.76 sec
HKV:
2.88 sec




01:37:30

Another shortened beginning (Zhao challenges the General to come out).

0.96 sec


01:37:33

Missing beginning of the shot (Pang starts weeping).

0.63 sec



01:37:42

The IV lacks Er Hu's rising up again.

IV:
5.84 sec
HKV:
13.85 sec




01:37:53

Pang a couple of frames earlier.

0.13 sec

01:37:57

And now Pang a little longer.

0,79 sec



01:37:59

The part in which Wu Yang knocks at the gate and tells Pang that he did not have to kill Er Hu anymore was shortened.
At the beginning, Pang looking across the table and holding the cloth in front of his eyes is missing and at the end he is crying longer.

IV:
19,04 sec
HKV:
37,87 sec




01:38:52

Wu Yang is kneeling a tiny bit longer in front of Er Hu. Then he slides on his knees forward and back again. The IV only shows him going backwards.

6,67 sec




01:39:00

The side view of the huddled Wu-Jangs starts earlier.

1,54 sec


01:39:25

The soldiers march continue to through the streets.

IV: +0,24 sec


01:39:28

Shortened beginning of the scene.

0,42 sec


01:39:37

The IV shows the view of the marching soldiers whereas the HKV shows the warriors' shoes.

IV: 1,44 sec
HKV: 4,34 sec


01:39:43

The group walks on.

IV: +0,68 sec



01:39:45

On the way to the inauguration there are pictures of the people at the side of the street missing.

8,3 sec




01:39:51

Pang gets off his horse. (The end of the scene is included in the IV enthalten).

0,88 sec



01:39:57

During the return of Lord Jiang to the tea table the order of the shown persons has been altered and the soldiers standing in line are missing.

IV:
20,16 sec
HKV:
29,28 sec




01:40:39

The close up of the knife is missing.

0,46 sec




01:40:42

Wu Yang continues to look to Pang.

1,04 sec


01:40:43

He now tries to hit Pang once again. In the IV he ducks more at the end.

IV: 0,28 sec
HKV: 0,96 sec


01:40:45

Pang kicks earlier.

0,17 sec


01:40:46

The falling Wu Yang can be seen earlier.

0,29 sec



01:40:59

More shots of Wu Yang attacking Pang with the knife.

3,46 sec




01:41:06

The knife can be seen longer in front of Pang's face.

0,63 sec


01:41:08

Missing beginning of the scene.

0,08 sec


01:41:15

Before Wu Yang hits Pang's arm, a short shot of Pang's face was removed.
The knife is moving towards the arm 2 frames longer and can be seen 1 frame longer in the IV.

IV: 0,24 sec
HKV: 0,54 sec



01:41:16

The HKV shows Wu Yang slashing at Pang again after the close up of the arm being hit.

0,17 sec



01:41:23

Wu Yang jumps towards Pang again.
The IV contains a short part of this scene (with a different part of the picture).

IV:
0,44 sec
HKV:
1,84 sec




01:41:24

Two frames are missing at the beginning of the scene.

0,08 sec


01:41:25

Around the moment when Pang is being stabbed with the knife in the leg, there are six longer scene beginnings or endings and a tiny scene lengthening in the IV.

IV: 5,28 sec
HKV: 6,97 sec



01:41:42

Additional shot of Pang approaching Wu Yang.

0,75 sec


01:41:45

Wu Yang is stumbling backwards longer and there are a few frames of Pang missing at the beginning of the next scene.

0,71 sec



01:41:46

After the kick to the leg the two version run in unison again. For the IV, the scene with Pang was removed and the picture changed towards the end.

IV:
11,36 sec
HKV:
18,27 sec




01:42:07

The scene runs longer and the enxt one starts earlier (Wu Yang gets up/Pang's face).

0,88 sec


01:42:10

Additional shot of Wu Yang before he attacks Pang again.

1,88 sec


01:42:12

At this moment of the fight (Wu Yang's headbutt and Pang's knee as a response) the HKV shows longer scene endings and earlier beginnings, 4 in total.

IV: 1,48 sec
HKV: 2,34 sec



01:42:18

The bleeding Wu Yang can be seen longer and the next scene starts earlier.

3,96 sec




01:42:26

Pang can be seen slightly longer.

0,46 sec



01:42:39

Wu Yang gets up again.

6,13 sec




01:42:45

Two more pictures of Wu Yang stabbing.

0,08 sec


01:42:47

Takeshi Kaneshiro is shown longer.

0,71 sec


01:42:48

Pang looks down to Wu Yang.

0,46 sec


01:42:56

Jiang hits Pang more often.

3,17 sec


01:42:58

Before Wu Yang's arm is being broken, the IV only shows Pang's face whereas the HKV contains an additional hit by Wu Yang and another shot of Pang.

IV: 1,68 sec
HKV: 3,75 sec


01:43:07

Longer scene endinge. (Pang goes away)

0,29 sec


01:43:12

The scene starts earlier. (Pang from behind).

1,58 sec



01:43:23

After Pang turns around to face Wu Yang (who called), there are a few changes in the order of the scenes. The raising of the gun is missing as well as some frames of Wu Yang walking forwards.

IV:
27,56 sec
HKV:
50,26 sec




01:44:00

The bullet wound in Pang's back can be seen earlier.

0,17 sec


01:44:02

The beginning of the next scene is longer (Wu's face).

1,84 sec


01:44:05

The scene starts earlier (Wu Yang takes his knife).

0,17 sec



01:44:10

During the second salute, the picture has been mirrored and there is a small rearrangement afterwards. The IV contains an additional shot.

IV:
1,28 sec
HKV:
1,79 sec




01:44:14

The scene has been lengthened (Wu Yang's face).

0,33 sec



01:44:15

As soon as Wu Yang has stabbed Pang a second time, the HKV shows Pang's back and after that the cannons. For the IV this has been switched. The cannons are mirrored again.

IV:
1,6 sec
HKV:
2,67 sec




01:44:38

Pang pushes himself up again.

3,75 sec




01:44:40

Wu Yang looks longer to Pang.

1 sec


01:44:42

The scene in which Pang dies has been lengthened.

1,42 sec


01:44:43

When Wu Yang turns his head aside, there are different shots used in the different versions (IV: longer scene ending/ HKV: beginning of the next scene).

IV: 0,12 sec
HKV: 0,21 sec


01:44:47

Jiang looks longer to Pang again.

1,84 sec


01:44:51

Another shot of the dying Pang is longer.

1,92 sec



01:45:52

The IV ends with another sentence by Wu Yang and shows the text overlay instantly.

Wu Yang: „He was right. In this time it was easy to die and had to survive.”

At the end of the HKV, Wu Yang remembers the day of the blood oath, it can be seen before the last text overlay.

Wu Yang: „At that moment, my mind went back to the day we took the blood oath. We are born apart but we shall die as one.”

The oath: „Our origins are diffferent but our hearts act as one. In good times and bad...in lIVe and in death. We honor our pledge, with Heaven and earth as our witness. We shall live and die as blood brothers…”

The final texts are different as well. The day of death is different in the two versions (IV: 8 April/HKV: 26 Juli) and the execution of Wu Yang is not mentione in the IV. However, it was expanded by a sentence.

Text IV:
„On April 8th 1870, General Pang Qing-Yun was assassinated on the way to his inauguration as Governor of Nanking. General Pang’s murder remains one of the unsolved crimes of the Ching Dynasty.”

Text HKV:
„Governor of Jiangsu, Pang Qing-Yun was assassinated on the 26th of July, 1870. His assassin Jiang Wu Yang was executed 2 month later.”

IV:
15,76 sec
HKV:
44,46 sec




01:46:10

Different ending credits.

IV:
163 sec
HKV:
201 sec



Ende.
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