Tuesday, June 3, 2008

225 SB DRAMA : ‘ The Empress Dowager ‘

‘ The Empress Dowager ‘

Cast : Ti Lung , David Chiang , Lisa Lu , Hsiao Yao
Director : Li Han-hsiang


During the reign of Emperor Kwan Hsu, the 20-year-old emperor attempted to reform for more efficient government. However, his mother, Empress Dowager who controlled the fate of the country behind the scence, oppressed him….

Rating : 3 1/2 stars of 5


terence said...

Bought this DVD for Ivy Ling Po. David Chiang is exceptionally effective as a young eunuch. Too bad I have to endure Lisa Lu's bitchy interpretation of the Empress Dowager. My wicked friend says she comes off as someone's wicked mother-in-law instead of someone imperious and regal. For that,you have to watch Li Li-hua in The Boxer Rebellion.

lawrence said...

Hi Terence,

Yes, David Chiang excels in his 'eunuch ' role especially in the finale.

Lisa Lu ... hmmm .... She won a 'Best Actress ' award with her 'Empress Dowager' role in the 12th Golden Horse Film Fest...