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The Storm Warriors (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Ekin Cheng (Actor) | Aaron Kwok (Actor) | Pang Brothers (Producer, Director) | Nicholas Tse (Actor)
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Based on Ma Wing Shing's best-selling comic, blockbuster action fantasy The Storm Riders opened a new page in Hong Kong Cinema when it was released in 1998. Boasting the best special effects ever seen in a Hong Kong film at the time, the big-budget all-star production broke box office records with its fusion of comic book adventure, wuxia mythology, wirework action, and pure cinematic spectacle. A decade later, The Storm Riders returns with the highly anticipated sequel, The Storm Warriors, directed by the Pang Brothers! Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok reprise their iconic roles as eponymous heroes Wind and Cloud, this time taking on Simon Yam and Nicholas Tse as the villains. Kenny Ho makes a rare movie appearance as Nameless, the top swordsman of the land, while Charlene Choi and Mainland Chinese actress Tang Yan (Chinese Paladin III) play the romantic interests. Other supporting cast members include Lam Suet, Patrick Tam, and Wong Tak Bun. Just as the first film did ten years ago, Storm Warriors sets the new bar in Hong Kong Cinema with incredible special effects that bring the fantastical action, adventure, and comic book aesthetic to the silver screen like never before.

Lord Godless (Simon Yam) and his son Heart (Nicholas Tse) are out to take over the martial arts world and the Middle Kingdom. Even Nameless (Kenny Ho), Wind (Ekin Cheng), and Cloud (Aaron Kwok) combined cannot defeat Godless and his impenetrable body armor. Injured from battle, they seek the help of reclusive master Lord Wicked (Wong Tak Bun), who guides Wind into harnessing the powers of the dark side. Godless, meanwhile, is forcing the Emperor (Patrick Tam) to reveal the location of the powerful "Dragon Bone" relic. Unable to control his newfound powers, Wind loses himself to the dark side, and sets out to destroy Godless... and Cloud.

This edition comes with 86 minutes of English-subtitled special features including making of, interviews with directors and cast, theme song music video, and trailer. First Press comes with special cover; only while supplies last.

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Product Title: The Storm Warriors (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 風雲II (DVD) (香港版) 风云II (DVD) (香港版) 風雲II (香港版) The Storm Warriors (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: Storm Riders 2 Storm Riders 2 Storm Riders 2 Storm Riders 2 Storm Riders 2
Artist Name(s): Ekin Cheng (Actor) | Aaron Kwok (Actor) | Pang Brothers | Nicholas Tse (Actor) | Charlene Choi (Actor) | Patrick Tam Yiu Man | Simon Yam (Actor) | Kenny Ho | Ma Wing Shing | Kenny Wong | Hung Tin Chiu (Actor) | Yee Chung Man | Tiffany Tang (Actor) | Lam Suet | Anson Leung (Actor) 鄭伊健 (Actor) | 郭富城 (Actor) | 彭氏兄弟 | 謝 霆鋒 (Actor) | 蔡卓妍 (Actor) | 譚耀文 | 任達華 (Actor) | 何家勁 | 馬榮成 | 黃德斌 | 洪天照 (Actor) | 奚仲文 | 唐嫣 (Actor) | 林雪 | 梁俊一 (Actor) 郑伊健 (Actor) | 郭富城 (Actor) | Pang Brothers | 谢 霆锋 (Actor) | 蔡卓妍 (Actor) | 谭耀文 | 任达华 (Actor) | 何家劲 | 马荣成 | 黄德斌 | 洪天照 (Actor) | 奚仲文 | 唐嫣 (Actor) | 林雪 | 梁俊一 (Actor) 鄭伊健(イーキン・チェン) (Actor) | 郭富城 (アーロン・コック) (Actor) | 彭氏兄弟 (パン・ブラザーズ) | 謝霆鋒(ニコラス・ツェー)  (Actor) | 蔡卓妍(シャーリーン・チョイ) (Actor) | 譚耀文(パトリック・タム) | 任達華 (サイモン・ヤム) (Actor) | 何家勁(ホー・カーキン) | Ma Wing Shing | 黄徳斌(ケニー・ウォン) | 洪天照(サミー・ハン) (Actor) | Yee Chung Man | 唐嫣(タン・ヤン/ティファニー・タン) (Actor) | 林雪 (ラム・シュー) | 梁俊一(リョン・チョンヤッ) (Actor) Ekin Cheng (Actor) | 곽부성 (Actor) | Pang Brothers | 사 정봉 (Actor) | Charlene Choi (Actor) | 담 요문 | 임 달화 (Actor) | Kenny Ho | Ma Wing Shing | Kenny Wong | Hung Tin Chiu (Actor) | Yee Chung Man | Tiffany Tang (Actor) | Lam Suet | Anson Leung (Actor)
Director: Pang Brothers 彭氏兄弟 Pang Brothers 彭氏兄弟 (パン・ブラザーズ) Pang Brothers
Producer: Pang Brothers 彭氏兄弟 Pang Brothers 彭氏兄弟 (パン・ブラザーズ) Pang Brothers
Release Date: 2010-02-04
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: United States, Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Sound Information: Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM), 6.1, DTS Extended Surround(TM) / DTS-ES(TM)
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 111 (mins)
Other Information: 2DVDs
Package Weight: 150 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1021973254

Product Information

* Disc A Special Featues:
- Trailers
- Characters
- The Storm Warriors Theme Song MV
- Photo Gallery
* Disc B Special Features (English & Chinese Subtitled):
- Interviews With Directors & Casts
- Reunion of Wind and Cloud
- Montage
- The Origin of All Swords
- Special Effects Production
- The Production Lineup
- Cloud's "Ba" Style
- Wind Turned Evil
- The Fatal Battle On Cliff
- Composition Of Special Effects

Director: Pang Brothers

The Heaven cave, an ancient tomb, was buried with the Royal family's secret of the sovereign. Evil warlord Lord Godless (Samon Yam) conspired to conquer China. He imprisoned the Emperor together with a large number of martial artists and tried to make them subjugate. Trained by Nameless (Kenny Ho) and Lord Wicked (Kenny Wong) repectively, Cloud (Aaron Kwok) and Wid (Ekin Cheng) quickly boosted up their martial arts skills. They allied to save the country, an ultimate battle was about to begin....
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Awards

This film has won 1 award(s) and received 5 award nomination(s).
  • Asian Film Awards 2010
    • Best Visual Effects Nomination
  • Hong Kong Films Awards 2010
    • Best Art Direction Nomination
    • Best Costume & Make Up Design Nomination
    • Best Action Choreography Nomination
    • Best Sound Design Nomination
    • Best Visual Effects Winner
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Professional Review of "The Storm Warriors (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

March 17, 2010

With The Storm Riders having been a huge blockbuster hit back in 1998, taking the fantasy wuxia genre to a new level with its amazing special effects, it is perhaps surprising that it took over a decade for a sequel to emerge. Finally, a follow up arrives in the form of The Storm Warriors, again inspired by Ma Wing Shing's best-selling comic, and this time directed by the acclaimed Pang Brothers. The film reunites the two stars of the original, Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok in their popular roles as glowering swordsmen Wind and Cloud, backed by an illustrious supporting cast that includes Simon Yam, Nicholas Tse, Kenny Ho, Charlene Choi and Mainland actress Tang Yan (Chinese Paladin III). The results are nothing short of spectacular, though as with other films by the Pangs, the incredible style and visuals do come at the cost of story and substance.

This time the plot finds Wind and Cloud coming up against the evil Lord Godless (Simon Yam) and his equally nasty son Heart (Nicholas Tse), who, as is usually the case, is out to take over the martial arts world and conquer the kingdom. After their combined powers, along with those of their mentor Nameless (Kenny Ho), prove ineffectual in the face of Godless' skills, Wind and Cloud head off in search of the mysterious hermit Lord Wicked (Wong Tak Bun). Found living in a cave, Lord Wicked advises that the only way to defeat Godless is for Wind to train in the ways of the dark side. Unfortunately, Wind finds himself unable to control his newfound strength and is consumed by evil, not only attempting to defeat the villains, but poor Cloud as well.

Chinese costume epics have been getting a bit po-faced of late, especially since the success of gritty films like The Warlords, and so The Storm Warriors comes as somewhat of a welcome throwback, being filled with over the top characters with amusingly descriptive and literal names. Unsurprisingly, the plot takes a very distant back seat to the visuals, and is a vaguely convoluted affair for what is essentially a very simple story that basically revolves around a series of high-powered duels. These are padded out with plenty of overwrought emotions and daft, strained conversations, not to mention an abundance of moody staring, all of which is entertaining and inadvertently amusing. The cast of big name stars seem to be having a good time, with Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok just about successfully turning back the years and slipping comfortably back into their iconic roles.

Obviously, the main talking point is the film’s visuals, which are indeed spectacular, and feature some of the best special effects seen from Hong Kong to date. The Pangs show their usual stunning imagination and creativity, with some truly amazing scenes that go some way to creating a surreal fantasy world. The downside to this is that the film frequently feels overly influenced by recent Hollywood hit 300, taking place almost entirely against CGI landscapes. As a result, the film has an odd feel to it, and is never particularly convincing. The visuals are incredibly stylised, with the Pangs throwing in all of their usual fast editing and technical trickery, making things quite exhausting and confusing at times.

Although this does make for some enjoyable eye candy, the film features an inexplicable overuse of slow motion, with a high proportion of its scenes running at half speed. This needlessly drags out many sequences, offsets any notion of coherent pacing, and actually detracts from the impact of its action. This is a shame, as the film does feature a pleasing number of duels and battles. Though most of these would have benefited from being more visceral rather than just revolving around characters hurling special effects at each other, it still delivers some excitement. To be fair, there are still a lot of more honest martial arts and swordplay, with some decent choreography, and it’s these scenes that stand out more than the constant avalanche of fancy magic.

Whilst the criticisms which have been leveled at The Storm Warriors are to an extent justified, with the film certainly representing substance being thoughtlessly trampled by style, it is first and foremost an event film, and one which certainly succeeds as big budget spectacle. It undeniably has its flaws, but with adjusted expectations it is still perfectly enjoyable, and makes for a nice change from all the recent would-be grounded and gritty historical costume epics, harking back to the wild, wacky and incoherent days of Hong Kong fantasy cinema.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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Customer Review of "The Storm Warriors (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4.7 out of 10 (12)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 3 - 3.9 out of 10 (17)

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August 29, 2010

Ok movie Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
This movie is ok, in my opinion. Just because the 1st part was so successful and many people put much hope into it, so that's why many people get upset with this following sequel. Howver, don't compare it to avatar. This is an Asian movie - Asian style. The filmakers tried their best to entertain the moviegoers, and of course, this movie came out before Avatar. The CGI isn't compared to Avatar. Yes, but the movie itself still has some good points, at least, compared to those crap Hollywood movies nowadays just depend on too much visual effects so that sometimes make people feel so faked.
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June 11, 2010

This customer review refers to The Storm Warriors (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
!????????????? Customer Review Rated Bad 0 - 0 out of 10
This movie is exceptionally ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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April 30, 2010

Exceptional Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This movie far exceeded my expectation. The graphics( I have not seen in the states or anywhere else before), the acting, the storyline all top notch. I will say if you have not seen the first one you may not understand the characters.
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April 30, 2010

Exceptional Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I was not disappointed in Part II. The first one was exciting, this one is exceptional, the graphics, storyline, acting was all top notch and beyond what I expected.
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April 17, 2010

This customer review refers to The Storm Warriors (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
This is Bad! Customer Review Rated Bad 0 - 0 out of 10
The CGI r so 3rd world country style, I just thought I was watching a low budget comedy, after all Pang brothers r a joke. Not worth the bucks to buy this movie, unfortunately I bought the blu-ray version, what a shame!
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