Legendary Amazons

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Legendary Amazons
Legendary Amazons 2011 film.jpg
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Traditional 楊門女將之軍令如山
Simplified 杨门女将之军令如山
Mandarin Yáng Mén Nǚ Jiàng Zhī Jūn Lìng Rú Shān
Cantonese Joeng4 Mun4 Neoi5 Zoeng3 Zi1 Gwan1 Ling6 Jyu4 Saan1
Directed by Frankie Chan
Produced by Jackie Chan
Wang Tianyun
Written by Frankie Chan
Liu Heng
Ma Honglu
Starring Richie Jen
Cecilia Cheung
Cheng Pei-pei
Liu Xiaoqing
Kathy Chow
Music by Roc Chen
Cinematography Wu Rongjie
Chen Youliang
Zhang Wenjie
Shanghai Film Group Corporation
Feng Huang Motion Picture Co.
Beijing Century Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
Distributed by 上海东方影视发行公司
Release date
  • 18 November 2011 (2011-11-18)
Running time
108 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin

Legendary Amazons is a 2011 Chinese film based on the stories of the Yang Clan Generals. The film was directed by Frankie Chan[1] and starred Richie Jen, Cecilia Cheung, Cheng Pei-pei, Liu Xiaoqing and Kathy Chow. The film is based on the same source material as the 1972 Hong Kong film The 14 Amazons.


The film is set in early 11th century China during the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Song dynasty. The emperor neglects state affairs and indulges in personal pleasures, while the government sinks into corruption and war continues to rage on at the borders of the Song dynasty. The Song dynasty is being invaded by the armies of the rival state of Western Xia.

Yang Zongbao is the last man standing in the Yang clan, a family of generals who have dedicated their lives to defending the Song dynasty from foreign invaders. He apparently dies in battle tragically when the treacherous Imperial Grand Tutor (minister) Pang refuses to send reinforcements to aid him. Yang Zongbao's widowed wife, Mu Guiying, leads the other widows of the Yang clan into battle to continue the legacy of their husbands.


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  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 132. ISBN 978-1908215017. 

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