DVD Review - Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Directed by Tsui Hark, this is very much a Chinese Sherlock Holmes, only there is an air of magic. At one point, Detective Dee has a conversation with a talking deer. It has interesting special effects and martial arts obviously. It doesn't measure up to Lau's previous films. It's all convoluted, but it's entertaining. I'd recommend 13 Assassins over it, but Detective Dee is still intriguing.
Three Stars out of Five.
Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and some sexuality.
Running Time: 1 hr. and 59 mins.