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Liu Xiao Qing (Actor) | Eva Huang (Actor) | Vincent Jiao (Actor) | Ma Xiao Wei (Actor)
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Maybe Liu Xiaoqing was born to play Wu Zetian. The legendary Chinese actress/producer/tycoon/ex-convict portrayed the Tang Dynasty Empress in a 1995 television series, and recently reprised the role in the new CCTV production The Shadow of Empress Wu, a role tailor-made for her.

This time, the story centers on Wu's later years of her life, from her forties (when she was still the Queen) until her death at 82. The drama attempts to vindicate the controversial Empress who has often been condemned as an ambitious woman who usurped power from her husband, the Emperor. Here, Wu's rise to power is depicted as driven by responsibility and love. Her friendship with a Sichuan female official played by Eva Huang (Kung Fu Hustle) gives the story forward momentum.

Apart from starring, Liu doubles as art director, leaving her fingerprints all over this epic, expensive and extravagant period production. Other significant cast members include Taiwan actor Vincent Jiao, Mainland actor Yang Zi, and famous actor/director Jiang Wen, who was a former boyfriend of Liu's, and makes a cameo appearance here.

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Product Title: The Shadow of Empress Wu (DVD) (End) (CCTV Drama) (Multi-audio) (English Subtitled) (US Version) 日月凌空 (DVD) (完) (CCTV劇集) (國/粵語配音) (中英文字幕) (美國版) 日月凌空 (DVD) (完) (CCTV剧集) (国/粤语配音) (中英文字幕) (美国版) 日月凌空 (CCTVドラマ) (英語字幕版) (US版) The Shadow of Empress Wu (DVD) (End) (CCTV Drama) (Multi-audio) (English Subtitled) (US Version)
Artist Name(s): Liu Xiao Qing (Actor) | Eva Huang (Actor) | Vincent Jiao (Actor) | Ma Xiao Wei (Actor) 劉 曉慶 (Actor) | 黃聖依 (Actor) | 焦恩俊 (Actor) | 馬曉偉 (Actor) 刘 晓庆 (Actor) | 黄圣依 (Actor) | 焦恩俊 (Actor) | 马晓伟 (Actor) 劉暁慶(リウ・シャオチン) (Actor) | 黄聖依 (ホアン・シェンイー、エヴァ・ホアン) (Actor) | 焦恩俊(ジァオ・エンジュン) (Actor) | Ma Xiao Wei (Actor) Liu Xiao Qing (Actor) | Eva Huang (Actor) | Vincent Jiao (Actor) | Ma Xiao Wei (Actor)
Release Date: 2009-06-29
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: Letterboxed
Sound Information: Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-9
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 2,790 (mins)
Publisher: Tai Seng Video (US)
Other Information: 8DVDs (Ep.1-62)
Package Weight: 430 (g)
Shipment Unit: 3 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1020257665

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Director: Lo Qi

Tender but thorny, she took the throne
to become the most powerful woman ever in China!

CCTV has marked another milestone for Chinese historical television drama production with The Shadow of Em press Wu. China's top actress Liu Xiaoqing makes a triumphant return as Wu Zetian, the very role that cemented her superstardom years earlier. Based on historical accounts, while also referencing colorful folklore, this spectacular series gives the definitive portrayal of the life and legend of the controversial figure, from her intimate love affairs to the bitter struggles she went through that sealed her rise to absolute power. At the center of the story is the touching friendship between the Empress and a civilian - a female scholar played by Eva Huang Shengyi (Kung Fu Hustle). Besides an all-star cast, the epic drama also boasts lavish sets and costumes re-creating the splendor of ancient Chinese civilization at the peak of the Tang Dynasty.
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