When the mysterious deaths of a series of loyal subjects threaten to delay the 690 A.D. inauguration of Empress Wu, China’s only female leader, she calls the infamous Detective Dee (Lau) back from an exile into which she cast him eight years earlier.
Dee accepts the challenge and partners with gung-ho Commander Bei and the Ghost Doctor, a master of disguise, to solve the crimes.
- Starring : Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Li Bingbing, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Lau Ching-Wan
- Directed by : Tsui Hark
- Produced by : Tsui Hark, Nansun Shi, Peggy Lee
- Written by : Lin Qianyu (novel), Chen Kuofu
- Release date : 1 October 2010 (Hong Kong), 23 September 2010 (China)
- Country : China, Hong Kong
- Language : Mandarin, Cantonese
- Budget : $13 million