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The Forbidden Kingdom (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy)

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Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano. A 21st century kung fu movie fan is transported back in time. There he joins forces with two ancient Chinese warriors who must defeat the sinister Jade Warlord and end a centuries-old mission to free the Monkey King. 2008/color/104 min/PG-13/widescreen.

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Getting martial-arts superstars Jet Li and Jackie Chan together in the same action film is like a fantasy come true, even if The Forbidden Kingdom is more of a children's movie than an instant kung-fu classic. Yes, Li and Chan square off in a lengthy, acrobatic fight scene that is a lot of fun, though it can't be what such a scene might have been even a decade ago: careful editing now compensates for the 54-year-old Chan's slower moves and reflexes. Still, Chan doesn't disappoint as Lu Yan, a drunken immortal in ancient China who mentors a modern-day American kid, Jason (Michael Angarano), the latter having slipped into the past while in possession of a magical staff that belongs to the imprisoned Monkey King (Li). In order to get back to his own time and help an old friend (also Chan) wounded by thugs, Jason accompanies Lu Yan and a lovely warrior, Golden Sparrow (Liu Yifei), on a journey to return the staff. Along the way, a (mostly) silent monk (Li, again), who has spent his life in search of the staff, joins their mission. He helps Lu Yan train Jason in fighting and adding more muscle to the party as it comes under siege from a violent witch (Li Bing Bing) and pathological warlord (Collin Chou). Screenwriter John Fusco (Hidalgo) and director Rob Minkoff (The Haunted Mansion) have made a slightly chintzy, Western version of a Chinese swords-and-sorcery tale. The gravity-defying, flying-through-the-air-while-fighting choreography looks pretty choppy and graceless compared to, say, the martial arts films of Zhang Yimou. But The Forbidden Kingdom is really aimed at kids, not aficionados of epic fight movies. On that score, the movie aims to please and does so for the right audience. -- Tom Keogh

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Special Features

  • 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

Product Details

  • Actors: Jet Li
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, Digital_copy
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: September 9, 2008
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (388 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013FZUQK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,234 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Forbidden Kingdom (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy)" on IMDb

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So the commercials all promote Jackie Chan and Jet Li. What they neglect to do is mention, I dunno, the **main character** of the film, a young Boston kid named Jason Tripitikas (played by Michael Anganaro).

So the movie's basically a kid film. You have a reluctant hero who gets sent to a fantasy version of China, and along the way he learns martial arts and Eastern philosophy.

What did I like about it? The fight scenes are, for the most part, fantastic. They start off a little weak, get better over time, and then get absolutely fantastic when you have both Jet Li and Jackie Chan in the film. The fight scenes are weakest when there's too much CGI in them -- but most of them are purely physical, and quite good.

The Chinese fantasy aspects are authentic, if not accurate (much in the same way the HBO series Rome is not a completely accurate recounting of events, but an authentic recreation of the tone of ancient Rome). They throw in things like The Monkey King and his golden staff, soldier monks, drunken immortals and even The Bride With White Hair. And the Chinese philosophy, for those familiar with it, is spot on.

Jackie Chan and Jet Li are fantastic not only as fighters, but comedically as well. (There's a scene involving rain that had absolutely everyone in the theater laughing hard.) Anganaro puts in a surprising turn physically -- he looks like he got a lot of martial training. Yifei Liu is heartbreakingly lovely.

It's probably a little scary for young kids -- there is some intense violence in the beginning, for instance. And there are sappy moments, as you would expect for a kid's film. But it means well. I have to say that I had a bit of trouble making out the English of some of the Chinese actors sometimes, tho -- and I'm Chinese-American! I worry others might have even worse problems.

Still, overall, I liked it.
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My husband and I love this movie! It is full of wonderful martial arts action and comedy! Who'd have thought that with both Jackie Chan and Jet KI? :-) It would have rated 5+ stars from us! However, the second 'digital copy' disk is not a movie disk! I wish I'd known what 'digital copy' meant before I bought it. We got caught, but never again... I hope this review will protect future customers from our mistaken belief we were getting two forms of the movie...

Lionsgate sells this movie with a 'digital copy' through Windows Media & Itunes'. THE DIGITAL COPY DISK IS NOT A MOVIE DISK. 'Special Two Disk Edition' doesn't mean two movie disks. Here is what Wikipedia defines a 'digital copy' as: [...]
THE DIGITAL COPY DISK IS A DISK WITH A PROGRAM TO DOWNLOAD A MOVIE. THROUGH LIONSGATE, IT CAN BE EXPIRED WHEN YOU BUY IT! It was expired when we bought it!

You can only use this 'Lionsgate Digital Copy' through the Windows Media program on your computer or and Itunes on your Itunes player (that's IF it hasn't expired). You cannot just stick in this disk and play it. THERE IS NO MOVIE ON THE 'DIGITAL COPY' DISK! The information telling you this is in very, very tiny print on the back of the movie (and supposed to be on attached stickers according to Lionsgate customer support. The advertisements saying you can always have it and play it any time don't tell you this 'little' detail! Here is our response from Lionsgate customer support (because we could not download our 'brand new' digital copy):

"Hello,

Unfortunately, we cannot assist you.
Because the Digital Copy authorization period for this title has expired,
the authorization web page is no longer active and digital copies are no
longer available.
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Jet Li and Jackie Chan: two of Hong Kong's most renowned superstars. Who would win in a fight? Who's faster and more agile? This question has been in every Martial Arts fans' mind and this project has been a long time in the making, Asian film fans have all but given up on the idea after the little melee in 1995 called "High Risk" wherein Li would play a bodyguard to Chan. It was said that Chan turned down the project because of his character's lack of creative depth, while someone I know who worked with him said it was Li who didn't want to work with Chan. Chan attempted to break into the Hollywood fold via "The Big Brawl" but it wasn`t really until "Rumble in the Bronx" and "Rush Hour" did he really get noticed. Jet Li stole the show in "Lethal Weapon 4" and enjoyed "Kiss of the Dragon`s" box-office success. Those projects were about ten years ago. "FORBIDDEN KINGDOM" may not be the best film to have them show their stuff and the two may have their best roles behind them, but hey, they can still duke it out like no one else.

Jason is a young man who is very obsessed with Asian Martial arts films. Most of the time, he spends his time in a pawnshop owned by a kindly old man in the hunt for rare Asian Films. One day, he crosses paths with a gang of bullies who intend to rob the old man. The old man asks Jason to take the staff away from all the chaos and as if by some stroke of fate, Jason find himself in another world, another time. A mystical world ruled by the evil Jade warlord (Collin Chou) who wants the very staff given him by the old man in the pawnshop. Supposedly the staff is the key to power in the kingdom and must be returned to its rightful owner; the Monkey King.
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