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Dragon Wars - D-War [Blu-ray] (2007)

Jason Behr , Amanda Brooks , Hyung-rae Shim  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Craig Robinson, Aimee Garcia
  • Directors: Hyung-rae Shim
  • Writers: Hyung-rae Shim
  • Producers: Hyung-rae Shim, James B. Kang, Sascha Schneider, Woo-Taek Kim
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 8, 2008
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000YDOOFA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,532 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dragon Wars - D-War [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Featurette: "5000 Years in the Making"
  • Conceptual Art Gallery
  • Dragon Wars Animatics: From Storyboard to Screen

Editorial Reviews

Meet Buraki, the vicious, 200-meter long Imoogi serpent from ancient Korea. His army includes giant lizards with missile launchers, flying dragons, soldiers bred for evil and mega-intelligent dinosaurs. Together, they will destroy Los Angeles and possibly the world unless reincarnated warriors Ethan and Sarah can outrun them and resurrect the Good Imoogi, Buraki's ancient nemesis. Dragon Wars reveals every last detail of Earth's greatest battle - a war you'll only believe when you see it for yourself.

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89 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Satire or Monumental Disaster? January 14, 2008
Format:DVD
I am a 56-year-old movie buff and right off let me confess, I love this movie.

In my opinion this movie was never intended to be taken seriously at all. Consider that in the first exposition scenes you have not one, but 2 entirely different characters in different scenes say directly to the narrator in the middle of his attempted explanation of this nonsensical tale "what are you talking about?" I don't believe this was accidental folks, this is called comedy.

One thing to be aware of when you're watching this movie is that the director is the most popular comedian in the entire country of Korea. He gained his fame and fortune as comedic actor. In other words his entire professional career has been based on making people laugh.

I think most people who are reviewing this movie are completely missing the comedy. Frankly I found the movie to be hilarious.

How anyone could possibly take this movie seriously after seeing the Darth Vader character stupidly get run over by a car 2 times in a row is beyond me. That was obviously comedy (and very funny).

Yes it is entirely overblown. Layers of complete absurdity are piled with additional layers of even more absurdity. Which makes it a perfect satire of the Star Wars, Lord of the rings, Harry Potter and all of the rest of the overly pompous mega-movies. If there is a big overblown scene in one of those movies you're going to see a similar scene in this one.

A few examples. The Gungan Army scene from Star Wars episode 4 -- only this time the Army with the cute, smiling dinosaur critters with the weapons on their backs are the bad guys. And these smiling dinosaurs are wreaking total havoc on Los Angeles fighting the LAPD.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon sized Fun March 20, 2008
Format:DVD
Dont listen to the fan-boys and convention geeks!
They were convinced that they would hate this movie before they even saw it. This movie is alot of fun. Sure, it's silly and dumb but so what, it's about dragons fighting in Los Angeles for pete's sake!
This reminds m of alot of the Sci-Fi flicks that came out in the early eighties such as "Beastmaster" and "Sword and the Sorcerer" the special effects are great and the action scenes are awesome. Grab a 12 pack and a box of popcorn and just enjoy this cute little action packed flick. It's not going to change your life but it will give you a 90 minute smile!
This would make a great double feature with "The Host"- enjoy!!
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit Sweet and Sour January 9, 2008
Format:DVD
Ok, I gave it four stars cuz no one else had rated it 4 stars yet.

Honestly, I didn't think this was that bad a movie (given what others posted) - I enjoyed it - least most of it (bought & watched the DVD). I think this would a been a great movie if it wasn't for a few things. Number one problem (IMO) was the lead male character - I don't know if it was the actor (Jason Behr, I think) or just the character he was playing, but he just seemed to suck the life out of every scene he was in. I think if his character had a bit more personality, the movie would have been a lot better. The editor could have done a bit more with the pacing of the movie - it is a bit uneven in places. Felt like you were hitting speed bumps during some parts.

What I did like: The special effects were great! Reminded me of the CGI from the latest Star Wars movies (wouldn't be surprised if some of the same people worked on this movie). Could a used a bit of gore though - the creatures were a bit too "clean". I also liked the ending - especially the type of dragon that the Imoogi turns into - wasn't expecting that.

Would have liked to seen a "behind-the-scenes" documentry on the making of the special effects.
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34 of 47 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Attack of the Mythical Reptiles! November 1, 2007
Here's a piece of advice: if you have a movie called "Dragon Wars," it's probably not a good idea to save the dragon footage for the last five minutes. The rest of the film does showcase a number of other creatures, such as winged dinosaur-hybrids and things that vaguely resemble rhinos. We even get to see gigantic snakes that have the potential to become dragons. But where are the actual dragons? Why keep us waiting until the end? This is but one example of how hopelessly incompetent this film is; "Dragon Wars"--or "D-War," or whatever it's called--is an attempt but not an actual end result, an absolute mess filled with unconvincing special effects, horrendous performances, and a plot I neither understood nor cared about.

The film opens with a Los Angeles news reporter named Ethan Kendrick (Jason Behr) trying to get the latest scoop on an explosion. Not much is known about what happened; all anyone can determine is that a gigantic, odd-looking animal scale is found under the soil. From what animal, no one knows. But whatever it comes from, seeing it triggers a number of flashback sequences, the first of which takes place fifteen years ago, when Ethan was only a boy. He and his father enter a local antique shop and meet Jack (Robert Forester), the elusive owner. He notices a strange sight; as Ethan approaches a wooden chest, it opens and reveals a brilliant white light. This signals to Jack that Ethan a destined young boy.

With me so far? Because it only gets worse from here. After sending the father away (by faking a heart attack and begging for help), Jack tells Ethan of an ancient myth that dates back to sixteenth-century Korea. Apparently, titanic serpents called Inoogi are destined to become dragons.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Wars Has Some Great CGI Effects
I liked this movie a lot more than I had expected. Sure, it's Korean. Sure, it's hokey. And sure the acting/actors are NOT "A" Listers. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Happy Camper
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good story line . kids love this movie
Published 20 days ago by sandra mathis
5.0 out of 5 stars good moive
The movie was as describe and I would and buy this seller again :-)
Published 3 months ago by James T.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like monsters, dragons, ect. get this
i like this movie! i think its really good except for a couple moments but other then that, not bad!
Published 4 months ago by MasterSnorunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn good Movie,
My son watched it last weekend and isn't really into love stories but, "Pure Country" with George Straight. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cathy S. Tachera
3.0 out of 5 stars decent movie for young kids (7 and up)
Silly movie for older teens and adults but my 7yr old loved it. I will add it had too many subtitles for him to read, so I had to read them to him.
Published 5 months ago by Amy Cary
5.0 out of 5 stars movie
I have always loved dragons. I love this movie because it kicks butt. i enjoyed watching it very much and i loved the storyline
Published 9 months ago by sam
5.0 out of 5 stars dragon wars
i have seen this movie many times enjoyed it each and every time it is an oldie but a goodie i like dragons and these aren't as cheesy as some i have seen
Published 10 months ago by nonie
3.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Wars- D-War (So so)
Not Jason Behr's best work as an actor, but that might have something more to do with the script. Overall it is an imaginative piece of creation. The graphics were not cheesy. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Surprised
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Wars
Although the Plot is not all that great, the CGI were "excellent". The "Imoogi" were especially good, and I think that most of the CGI's were as good as any of the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Roger
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This movie was terrible.
the only reason i'd ever buy this movie is to show people how to tell a good movie from a really really bad one. this is THE WORST movie i have ever had the displesure of seeing. and to think i spent $7 to do so. dumb me.
Jan 13, 2008 by Jonathan "Jimmy Dean" Lane:... |  See all 3 posts
Worst movie ever?
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. It puts Dragon Wars to shame.
Feb 13, 2008 by Andrew Martin |  See all 2 posts
Can I Play This In The UK??
don't waste your money!!!!
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