- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 12, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Music Video: "X Gon' Give It To Ya" by DMX
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- DESCENDER OF THE RIG
- ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONS
- CHOREOGRAPHY OF THE CAMERA
- Rear Projection on Subway
- Time Lapse Montage
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 02/08/2003
"...Beneath its hip-hop flash, CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE works the kung-fu version of the David-and-Goliath myth..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/07/2003
"...[DMX is] shaping himself into a genuinely appealing screen presence, a sort of gangsta-preneur samurai..."
Variety - 03/03/2003
"...[Li's] precision foot- and fist-work remain superlative....[DMX] registers with a cool, commanding presence..."
Total Film - 05/01/2003
"...[A] mixture of Hong Kong chop-sockery and urban hip-hop chic..."
Jet Li once again joins up with a musical costar in Andrzej Bartkowiak's thrill-a-minute CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE. Li was introduced to American audiences as the villain in Richard Donner's LETHAL WEAPON 4, which featured former Crystals lead singer Darlene Love. Li got his first English-language starring role in Bartkowiak's ROMEO MUST DIE, with the late Aaliyah and rapper DMX. The director has reteamed Li and DMX as men on opposite sides of the law who are forced to work together in CRADLE. DMX plays Fait, a powerful man with a deep love for black diamonds but a deeper love for his daughter (who gets kidnapped). Li is Su, a Taiwanese agent--Fait calls him the Kung Fu James Bond--who has come to Los Angeles to find the stones and capture his former partner, Ling (Mark Dacascos), who is after the gems as well. The action is fast and furious as Su sides with Fait to battle helicopters, trains, fancy cars, motorcycles, tanks, and flying ATVs in rings of fire and pouring rain. High-tech heists and heavy heat send the action quotient soaring while Tom Arnold supplies comic relief and karate hottie Kelly Hu adds mystery and romance (along with awesome martial arts stunts).
Kidnapping And Missing Persons |
Martial Arts |
Rap Music |
- Theatrical Release Date: February 28, 2003