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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (DVD) (2-Disc Special Edition) (US Version) DVD Region 1

Jackie Chan (Actor) | Jet Li (Actor) | Li Bing Bing (Actor) | Crystal Liu (Actor)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.5 out of 10 (8)

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Who wouldn't want to see Jackie Chan fight Jet Li? That fanboy dream has been realized in The Forbidden Kingdom, a fantasy martial arts adventure starring the two action legends. Chan dusts off his Drunken Master moves to play "Drunken Immortal" Lu Yan, a perpetually drunk martial arts master who locks horns with the Silent Monk (Jet Li) for an entertaining mano-a-mano martial arts duel choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Their duel is just the tip of the iceberg in this Hollywood-produced pinata of HK film love. The filmmakers clearly have done their Hong Kong Cinema homework, working in references to Journey to the West, old Shaw Brothers films, and even new wave classics like The Bride with White Hair! But it all hinges on Jackie and Jet, and the long-awaited teaming of these two legends doesn't disappoint.

Boston teen Jason Tripitikas (Michael Angrarano) loves old Hong Kong films - and soon, he finds himself in one! After discovering an ancient staff in a pawn shop, Jason is thrown into the past, and sent on a quest to return the staff to its rightful owner, the Monkey King (Jet Li). A captive of the Jade Warlord (Collin Chou of Flashpoint), the Monkey King has other allies looking out for him, including the Silent Monk (Jet Li again) and the mysterious Golden Swallow (Liu Yi Fei). The two warriors team up with Jason and drunken martial arts master Lu Yan (Jackie Chan) to save the Monkey King and end the Jade Warlord's evil reign, but the group faces numerous obstacles, including the pursuit of the deadly White-Haired Assassin (Li Bing Bing of World Without Thieves). Meanwhile, Lu Yan and the Silent Monk begin training Jason in martial arts, in hopes that he can help them in their final battle against the Jade Warlord. Boston teen Jason Tripitikas (Michael Angrarano) loves old Hong Kong films - and soon, he finds himself in one! After discovering an ancient staff in a pawn shop, Jason is thrown into the past, and sent on a quest to return the staff to its rightful owner, the Monkey King (Jet Li). A captive of the Jade Warlord (Collin Chou of Flashpoint), the Monkey King has other allies looking out for him, including the Silent Monk (Jet Li again) and the mysterious Golden Swallow (Liu Yi Fei). The two warriors team up with Jason and drunken martial arts master Lu Yan (Jackie Chan) to save the Monkey King and end the Jade Warlord's evil reign, but the group faces numerous obstacles, including the pursuit of the deadly White-Haired Assassin (Li Bing Bing of World Without Thieves). Meanwhile, Lu Yan and the Silent Monk begin training Jason in martial arts, in hopes that he can help them in their final battle against the Jade Warlord.

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Product Title: The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (DVD) (2-Disc Special Edition) (US Version) 功夫之王 (2008) (DVD) (雙碟特別版) (美國版) 功夫之王 (2008) (DVD) (双碟特别版) (美国版) ドラゴン・キングダム (The Forbidden Kingdom : 功夫之王)(2-Discスペシャル・エディション) (US版) The Forbidden Kingdom (DVD) (2-Disc Special Edition) (US Version)
Artist Name(s): Jackie Chan (Actor) | Jet Li (Actor) | Li Bing Bing (Actor) | Crystal Liu (Actor) | Collin Chou (Actor) 成龍 (Actor) | 李 連杰 (Actor) | 李冰冰 (Actor) | 劉亦菲 (Actor) | 鄒 兆龍 (Actor) 成龙 (Actor) | 李 连杰 (Actor) | 李冰冰 (Actor) | 刘亦菲 (Actor) | 邹 兆龙 (Actor) 成龍(ジャッキー・チェン) (Actor) | 李連杰(ジェット・リー) (Actor) | 李冰冰(リー・ビンビン) (Actor) | 劉亦菲(リウ・イーフェイ) (Actor) | 鄒兆龍(コリン・チョウ) (Actor) | マイケル・アンガラノ (Actor) 성룡 (Actor) | 이연걸 (Actor) | Li Bing Bing (Actor) | Crystal Liu (Actor) | Collin Chou (Actor)
Director: Rob Minkoff 洛文高夫 Rob 洛文高夫 ロブ・ミンコフ Rob Minkoff
Producer: Yuen Woo Ping 袁和平 袁和平 袁和平(ユエン・ウーピン) Yuen Woo Ping
Release Date: 2008-09-09
UPC Code: 031398101109
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Country of Origin: United States, China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1, Widescreen
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Closed Captioning: Yes
Color Information: Color
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 1 - USA, Canada, U.S. Territories What is it?
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Duration: 104 (mins)
Publisher: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Package Weight: 150 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1023195478

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* Features:
  • Disc 1:
    - The Kung Fu Dream Team
    - Dangerous Beauty
    - Discovering China
    - Filming in Chinawood
    - Monkey King and the Eight Immortals
    - Blooper Reel
    - Deleted Scenes With Commentary by Rob Minkoff and John Fusco
    - Feature Commentary with Rob Minkoff and John Fusco
    - Previsualization Featurette with Commentary by Rob Minkoff

  • Disc 2:
    - Digital Copy of The Forbidden Kingdom Feature Film

    Director: Rob Minkoff

    Individually, they're starred in the most adrenaline-pumping martial-arts adventures ever. Together for the first time, Jet Li and Jackie Chan join forces to create the greatest epic of them all - The Forgotten Kingdom. As ancient Chinese warriors, they must train and mentor a 21st century kung-fu fanatic who's been summoned to fight a centuries-old battle and free the imprisoned Monkey King. If you're a fighting fan, the wait is over. The team is ready. The Kingdom has arrived.
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    Customer Review of "The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (DVD) (2-Disc Special Edition) (US Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.5 out of 10 (8)

    Yasar
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    October 18, 2009

    This customer review refers to The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
    Not so Good Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
    The Forbidden Kingdom is a dissapointing movie for me.I am a huge fan of Jackie Chan,Jet Li and Yuen Wo Ping and this film is not one their best work.The film is a little bit similer to the classic ' Never Ending Story' but in a martial arts kind of way and the whole feel of the story is just dull.I also should havelisten to my friends saying that do not watch it if you are a die hard fan of Jackie Chan and Jet Li.The only audience I think who are really going to enjoy it are kids and people who are not maga fans of Jet Li and Jackie Chan.

    Also I am not saying that the film is one of the worst but there are few good moments in it and there are when the film starts,the fight between Chan and Li is breathtaking and there are few good fantasies moments.

    Beautiful to look at.
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    Axel
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    September 7, 2008

    This customer review refers to The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
    1 people found this review helpful

    Watch it for the double-J team-up Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    Okay, so it ain't the best movie ever. But you obviously didn't watch it for the story: you watched it to see the once-in-a-life-time collaboration between two of the world's greatest martial artists! ....and damn it was worth it.

    Just watch it.......because you'll prob never get to see anything else like it!

    ....oh, and Li Bingbing was really hot in this.....
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    Nice Tambourine
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    August 11, 2008

    This customer review refers to The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
    Jackie + Jet = 100 Years of Age Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    If you add up Jackie and Jet's ages, you'll get a number pretty close to 100. That's the biggest problem with The Forbidden Kingdom. The two kung-fu kings are clearly past their prime, so this long-awaited teaming is a bit of a let down. That said, the film could have been a lot worse, especially since it's a Hollywood production produced by our heroes at The Weinstein Company. The guys who made this film have some obvious love for Hong Kong movies, and even though we have the lame American hero (Michael Arganganonano, or whatever his name is), he's not as offensive as he could have been. Jackie and Jet are okay, too. Not bad for a kid's film, which it pretty much is.
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    Skybanana
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    July 27, 2008

    This customer review refers to The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
    Great movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    i love this movie, i am fan of jackie and jet li for years, finaly they made movie together, can't wait to buy the bluray version of it.
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    Jen
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    July 23, 2008

    This customer review refers to The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
    Good but not Great Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    This movie is a good movie if your pretty much only in it for the action and well Sun WuKung. I have been a Monkey King fan for a long time now it seems.... The movie starts out kind of corny and not that great.. If You get pass the start of the movie and the kid, the movie is great. Its not so much that the kid is American that gets me.. its just the way that its done, is a bit.. well tacky.

    Getting to see WuKung fight and do his thing with newer type graphic effects is worth getting the movie on its own. All in all this movie has its flaws but is still fun to watch. I give this movie an 8 because its good but it could use a bit more spice.
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