The Forbidden Kingdom (Blu-ray, 2-Disc Set, Includes Digital Copy)

Starring: Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano & Jet Li Director: Rob Minkoff  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
The battle for eternity is the fantasy of a lifetime.
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Blu-ray Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Lions Gate
2-Disc Set
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Audio:
  • 7.1 DTS HD Master - English
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 EX - English
  • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Disc 1: FORBIDDEN KINGDOM Feature Presentation

  • Audio Commentary - Rob Minkoff - Director, John Fusco - Writer
  • Bloopers
  • Bonus View Picture-in-Picture Exploration
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes:
    1. Dangerous Beauty
    2. Discovering China
    3. Filming in Chinawood
    4. Monkey King and the Eight Immortals
    5. Previsualization

Disc 2: FORBIDDEN KINGDOM - Digital Copy

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 04/18/2008
"FORBIDDEN KINGDOM is a faithful and disarmingly earnest attempt to honor some venerable and popular Chinese cinematic traditions....[With] a lot of wildly inventive fighting."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2008
"For genre fans there's a feast of sly references..."
Empire - 08/01/2008
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he two stars don't disappoint, either when sparring together or in taking on hordes of enemies under the direction of legendary fight choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping.

Product Description:

East meets West and kung-fu legends collide as Jackie Chan and Jet Li square off in the fists-a-flying, family-friendly FORBIDDEN KINGDOM. Based on the classical Chinese novel JOURNEY TO THE WEST, the film begins in modern-day Boston. There, while teenage kung-fu flick enthusiast Jason (Michael Angarano) is buying bootleg DVDs from his favorite shopkeeper, Old Hop (Chan, aged by prosthetic makeup), he is drawn to an ancient golden staff. When a local bully forces weakling Jason to help rob Old Hop, Jason escapes with the staff and is magically transported to ancient China. He is soon rescued from the forces of the Jade Warlord by Lu Yan (Chan), a raggedy wanderer whose wine-guzzling ways conceal his kung-fu mastery. Yan reveals the truth of the staff, and that Jason is the fabled Seeker who must return it to the Monkey King (Li) to prevent the warlord's evil plans. The two are joined in their quest by a kung-fu master, Silent Monk (Li), and a beautiful orphan (Liu Yifei) who harbors her own personal vendetta. Despite their differences, the two masters teach Jason the ways of the kung-fu warrior. And when Lu Yan is gravely wounded by the warlord's sexy assassin, Jason must bring his newfound skills and courage to bear if he is to save one world and return to his own. Choreographed by action impresario Woo-ping Yuen (THE MATRIX, KILL BILL) and shot on location in China, FORBIDDEN KINGDOM is an appealing family adventure about the importance of working together and the value of believing in one's abilities.

Plot Keywords:

Action | China | Kung Fu | Martial Arts | Teenage Fantasy Adventure | Teenagers | Theatrical Release

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 127,157
  • UPC: 031398101147
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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