Blade of Kings Bluray/DVD Combo
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24th Hong Kong Film Awards
Nomination - Best New Artist (Jaycee Chan)
Nomination - Best Costume Design and Make-up (Lei Bik-Kwan)
Nomination - Best Action Design (Corey Yuen Kwai)
Nomination - Best Visual Effects (Wong Won-Tak, Wong Won-Hin, Yu Kwok-Leung)
English Subtitle & English Dub
Top Customer Reviews
All of the characters are endearing, funny (except for the evil ones!), and played with abandon to the spirit of this film which is good clean fun, and pure fantasy. Okay so it's also silly, but it's a lot of fun. Donny Yen looks great for his age (born 1963, full hair dye job) and so does Jackie Chan who I normally can stand, but his appearance is thankfully brief and restricted to a singlw spectacular fight scene.
The men are all handsome, the women are all very beautiful, direction by the famed Patrick Leung competent, and, yes, the story-line stinks, but is made whole in this wonderful little nursery tale brought to life.
The acting is awful. The script demands than everyone in the cast act like an idiot and make stupid faces. There's ridiculous scenes such as when a group of men grow breasts or when Donnie Yen (Who plays a character NAMED "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Why?) is struck with a love potion.
People may flock to this because Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen have a fight scene, but it's a waste. It is such a derivative copy of Donnie's fight with Jet Li in Hero, that it's face-palmingly stupid. Key scenes from that fight are copied shot for shot because the film makers couldn't be bothered to be more creative. The rest of it is choppily edited and shot too close.
There are much better Chinese films that deserve an unaltered US release like Wu Xia, Woman Knight of Mirror Lake, and the underrated Wind Blast. Releases like this one just continue to give the false impression that Asian films aren't worth the trouble of bringing to the US.