Mask: Mystery of the Dragon Seal
with the legend of the Great
Dragon, who chose a people in China
to protect and fell foul of the evil Black
Wizards, a highly funny and compelling
period adventure owing little to real
historical events unfolds in the movie
The Iron Mask: Mystery of the Dragon
CHINA, HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO, the Great Dragon chose a race of people to protect
and gave them the gift of a healing tea that eased the minds and bodies of those
However, some were greedy; and by the 18th Century the Black Wizards, led by
the two-faced witch (Ma Li), took over the kingdom and the dragon fell into
a deep sleep.
The White Wizards fought back but lost. The two-faced witch took over the land,
imprisoning those who went against her on opposite sides of the world, and began
searching for the missing dragon seal, believing that with it she could take
over the entire world.
the Tower of London, England, three men are chained together. One, a Chinaman
(Jackie Chan: Rush Hour), never allows anything to pass his lips, claiming
he is nourished by the sun that rises in the East. Another is Peter the First
of Russia (Yuriy Kolokolnikov), who has been forced into an iron mask and replaced
in Moscow by an impostor.
great story with
a highly talented cast,
The Iron Mask: Mystery
of the Dragon Seal
is a very funny comedy
a swashbuckling raft of
laughter to lift your
spirits as high as the
slapstick with beautifully
In Russia, gifted English cartographer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng: Layer
Cake) becomes aware that the man claiming to be Peter is not the real Tsar
and is determined to free him.
Jonathan is in love with a young woman (Ana Churina), whose father, Lord Dudley
(Charles Dance: Game of Thrones), disapproves of him. When Jonathan leaves
to bring his pioneering mapping abilities to the world, he understands that
his journey may be filled with dark and dangerous experiences, but has no idea
exactly what he will face or the part he will play in rescuing the dragon and
the dragon's chosen people.
While in Russia, Jonathan acquires two new friends a cute little flying
monster and a young Chinese boy he has rescued who, unbeknown to him, is actually
a girl, Cheng Lan (Xingtong Yao).
Jonathan contacts his fiancée telling her that Peter the First is held in the
Tower and she goes there to see James Hook (Arnold Schwarzenegger: Total
Recall), a collector of historical artefacts who runs the prison, to aid
the Tsar's escape.
Meanwhile, Jonathan and his new friends have reached China, where the people
are being treated harshly, beaten, heavily taxed and threatened by strange and
It seems as though the dragon has forsaken his people for the two-faced witch
and Cheng Lan's love has betrayed her. Jonathan is fooled by the witch, believing
she is the true princess, but will he see through her before it is too late
to right a terrible wrong?
With his fiancée having tricked her way on board a Russian ship and the Black
Wizards employing seemingly unstoppable measures to keep control of the people,
Jonathan is prepared to risk his life to free the dragon and help Cheng Lan
A great story with a highly talented cast including the late (great) Rutger
Hauer (Blade Runner) as The Ambassador, The Iron Mask: Mystery of
the Dragon Seal is a very funny fantasy comedy adventure. A sequel to the
2014 cinema hit loosely based on the Nikolai Gogol story Viy, the film
featured Rutger Hauer in sadly one of his last films before his death aged 75
on 19 July 2019.
A swashbuckling raft of laughter to lift your spirits as high as the dragon
soars. And to those who criticise the film? This is slapstick with beautifully
choreographed fights, especially between Jackie Chan and Arnold Swarzenegger.
It's what Jackie Chan does best and Arnie proves he's more than just a great
action man. Superb!
Filmed in Russia, the Czech Republic and China, The Iron Mask: Mystery of
the Dragon Seal also features: Li Yu as The Treasurer; Christopher Fairbank
as Grey; Martin Klebba as The Captain; and Alexey A Petrukhin as Khoma.
Music is by Aleksandra Maghakyan and Zhang Yunshan; Cinematography by Ivan Gudkov
and Man-Ching Ng; Produced by Peikang La, Jackie Chan, Yingchun Fang, Gleb Fetisov,
Sergei Bespalov, Aleksey Petrukhin, Sergey Selyanov and Maofei Zhou; Executive
Producers include Arnold Schwarzenegger; Screenplay is by Oleg Stepchenko, Dmitriy
Paltsey and Aleksey Petrukhin; Directed by Oleg Stepchenko.
From the producers of Warcraft: The Beginning comes the Russian-Chinese
high-concept fantasy epic comedy set in the 18th Century, The Iron Mask:
Mystery of the Dragon Seal with action legends Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger
and presented by Signature Entertainment on Digital HD from 10 April 2020.
"A great story with a highly talented cast, The Iron Mask: Mystery of the
Dragon Seal is a very funny comedy adventure... a swashbuckling raft of
laughter to lift your spirits as high as the dragon soars… slapstick with beautifully
choreographed fights" ****
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"Breath-taking fights and stunning visuals. Terrific" ****
World of Martial Arts