The Conqueror's Story - 楚漢驕雄
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At the end of the Qin Dynasty, many rivals are fighting for the throne. Among them, two good friends LAU BONG (CHENG SIU CHOW, ADAM) and HONG YUE (KWONG WA) are the most renowned.
YUE’s only ambition is to overthrow Qin. But, he ends up committing suicide at the Wujiang River. In contrast, BONG is from the lower class and has no political ambition at all. Ironically, he conquers the country. Their different endings suggest that personality determines one’s success, rather than the times or fate. Although YUE has many good helpers, including FAN TSANG (LAW LOK LAM), YING PO (WONG CHUN TONG), his uncle HONG LEUNG and cousin HONG CHONG (WONG CHAK FUNG), his arrogance drives them away one by one. On the other hand, BONG makes good use of his human resources. Many good warriors and intelligent politicians, like HON SHUN (LAI YIU CHEUNG, WAYNE), CHEUNG LEUNG (TSEUNG CHI KWONG, RAM), CHAN PING (LAM WAI SHUN, GILBERT), SIU HO (LO CHUN SHUN) and FAN FAI (AL WAI), devote their life to him. 
There is always a beauty behind a hero. BONG’s wife LUI CHI (CHEUNG HO YEE, MAGGIE) helps him immensely. She has a desire for fame. Therefore, when she meets BONG, she rests all her hope on him. Similarly, YUE has a beautiful woman Lady YUE (NG MEI HENG, MELISSA). TSANG warns him that she is a jinx and advises him to kill her to forestall future trouble, but he refuses.

公元前221年,秦始皇滅六國,一統天下,為壓制六國遺民,以法家治國,實行嚴刑峻法,並苛捐重稅,廣徵民伕,築長城,建阿房宮、改馳道,修驪山皇陵,至令民不聊生。
沛縣人氏劉邦,為泗水亭亭長,雖然也飽受苛政之苦,但天生樂觀豁達,總可以苦中作樂,加上交遊廣闊,在市井內廣結人緣。劉邦從無想過會改變其貪酒好色的悠閒生活,直至他遇上一個人─項羽。
項羽乃楚國名將項燕之後,胸有以一敵萬人的胸襟,更立志要英雄造時勢,拯萬民於水火為己任。項羽目睹秦朝苛政越烈,反秦之心越強,遂到沛縣附近山嶺,以氣慨收服飛虎寨主英布為手下,共抗暴秦。
劉邦誤打誤撞下悉破其事,項羽唯恐劉邦會揭發其謀反秦之心,有礙其抗秦大業,欲殺劉邦滅口。劉邦雖是市井之徒,內心卻是熱血朝天,對苛政敢怒不敢言,不但未有揭發項羽謀反,且代為隱瞞,並以一片.摯熱誠相待,令項羽深受感動,終結成好友。邦更視項羽為不世大英雄,二人更許下諾言,他日項羽高舉義旗起事,劉邦誓死相隨。
事隔兩載,秦始皇病逝沙丘,中車府令趙高篡改遺詔,殺太子扶蘇,改立胡亥為秦二世。秦二世耽於逸樂,趙高弄權,朝政日非,綱紀敗壞,民生更苦,盜賊叢生,亂民四起,天下大亂,劉邦因緣際會而舉起義旗,與此同時,項羽亦高舉項家旗正式起義。
邦見聚眾日多,出兵起事必兵禍結,生靈炭塗,遂出計以「無糧不聚兵」欲遣散各人回鄉,劉邦的仁義之心反感動更多人留下,劉邦也終明白誓必滅暴秦始能救萬民於水火,開戰已是無可避免。劉邦日漸壯大,惹來秦朝注視,派秦兵來剿,邦卒同義軍被困山上,幸得項羽以奇兵救出,劉邦甚為感激,宣稱項羽才是真正的赤帝子,是天命所歸的滅秦大英雄。
秦二世胡亥派三軍領帥章邯卒領大軍圍剿楚軍,項梁領兵出戰,於定陶一役為章邯所殺,羽大為悲慟,劉邦傷心不在羽下,二人遂結為異姓兄弟,奉懷王之命,兵分兩路攻向關中咸陽,並立「先入關中為王」盟約,先入者即被賜封為關中王。劉邦向無爭雄之心,聲言只為項羽先鋒,就算先入關中也恭候羽入咸陽。
項羽在進軍途中,項羽不聽范增規勸,竟決定先北上鉅鹿,大戰章邯為叔父報仇,但上將軍宋義為私利,堅拒出兵,項羽怒殺宋義,奪其帥印,下令軍士打破釜鍋、鑿沉渡舟,只准帶備三日糧草,要活命就要奮勇殺敵,在哀兵必勝下,以弱勝強,大敗秦軍,打出中國歷史上有名的「破釜沉舟」戰役,名動天下,亦令項羽的自負性格推向極端,誓要英雄造時勢!
咸陽宮內,秦二世胡亥為趙高欺瞞,仍未知天下大亂,繼續荒淫逸樂。虞姬於戰亂間為秦兵所擒,獻予胡亥,虞力陳天下已盡歸楚軍,胡亥大夢初覺,已為趙高所殺,另立子嬰為帝,子嬰雖年少而賢明,在虞姬相助下,詐病誘殺趟高,昔為時已晚,楚軍已兵臨城下,子嬰為免更多生靈塗炭,決開城降楚。劉邦本無意先進咸陽城,蕭何等人力勸劉邦先入咸陽稱王。項羽接報劉邦先進咸陽,大怒誓斬劉邦。
劉邦西入蜀中,即依張良錦囊妙計,燒去棧道,讓項羽認定劉邦再無東歸之心,而疏於防範。漢軍被困蜀中不毛之地,民生困逼,但雉以堅毅不屈的性格,與戚姬聯手輔助劉邦,在此地休養生息,建立學堂,開墾荒地,積極練兵,重整旗鼓,兩女合力激勵劉邦勵精圖治,靜候良機再起。
在咸陽的張良設局,令項羽深信「富貴不還鄉,如錦衣夜行」,加上虞姬思鄉情切,不聽范增勸諫,決還都無天險可守的楚地彭城,更派英布暗殺不肯遷都的義帝,盡失民心。劉邦乘勢為義帝發喪,指項羽弒君,起兵討伐。張良到處遊說各地諸候抗楚歸漢,陳平也因項羽日漸自負而暗中投漢。劉邦突然得到各方諸候來附,聚六十萬大軍,聲勢驟然壯大,劉邦不禁好大喜功起來,因不甘長期屈居項羽之下,欲籍此仗名垂千古,不聽韓信忠言,奪其帥印,親自領兵出征項羽據地彭城。
時項羽正出兵攻齊,彭城空虛,劉邦得以長驅直進,正洋洋自得,以為已得天下之際,豈料項羽只帶同三萬精銳回師,竟打敗劉邦六十萬大軍,於睢水一役,劉邦全軍盡墨,死傷枕藉,令睢水為之不流,劉邦落荒而逃。劉邦敗走縈陽,深悔不聽張良、韓信之言,韓信更借病匿居咸陽,不肯出兵助邦。張良遂用激將法,引韓信出咸陽,劉邦親向信致歉,信終助邦重整軍隊,伺機反攻。
項羽自知眾叛親離,劉邦反得韓信,項劉雙雄兵力相若,又因至愛虞姬厭戰,不欲更多生靈塗固,遂送還劉邦家小議和。以鴻溝為界,以西為漢,以東歸楚,兩分天下,永不相犯。項羽、劉邦征戰連年,因爭天下而紛爭結怨,今得以重拾兄弟誼情,策馬共遊,俱感慨良多。虞姬隨項羽出征八年,今終得休戰,重歸故里過太平日子,更是滿懷喜悅,希望為項羽養兒育女,對末來充滿無限憧憬。
項羽撤軍回彭城之際,呂雉、韓信竟向邦進言,乘項羽徹軍,從後追擊,殺楚軍一個措手不及。劉邦認為已經議和定下盟約,此舉是為「出爾反爾」,會失信於天下,亦有失兄弟之情而嚴拒。韓信既是軍事天才,認為能打敗大英雄項羽,是他一生最大成就,足以名垂千古,執意出戰項羽,否則不惜反漢,也要帶兵出擊。呂雉及蕭何等人也認定良機勿失,打敗項羽即得天下,開創千世萬代基業。
劉邦最後問計於智者張良,良指韓信出兵已是勢在必行,要得天下,定必非你死便是我亡,並無仁義可言。今日劉邦放生項羽,他日被滅者必為劉邦,並禍及家小妻兒、並一眾跟隨他的兄弟摯友。這已是一條至死方休的不歸血路,劉邦這才驚覺戰爭的殘酷,已不容他有選揀餘地,劉邦再不甘願,也只好忍痛交出帥印,讓韓信出兵追擊項羽大軍。
項羽兵敗如山倒,知已是英雄未路,虞姬素知項羽英雄氣慨,到絕路亦欲一戰,為免項羽有所牽掛,遂上演一幕歷史上有名的「霸王別姬」,凄然惜別,自刎身亡。項羽自姬別後,鼓其餘勇,率二十八騎弟子兵殺出重圍,逃至烏江旁,看著滔滔江水,羽應可渡江東去,圖個「東山再起」,惟百戰未嘗一敗的西楚霸王,難以面對失敗,以當日帶同八千子弟兵渡江,如今無一生還,再無面目見江東父老,長嘆「此乃非戰之罪,實天亡我也!」,一代英雄,就此於烏江自刎,結朿其短暫而璀燦的一生。
劉邦面對項羽人頭,這個他一生最大敵人,也是他情義最重的兄弟,他打敗了項羽,取得了天下,得登帝位。


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