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Qiaofei (Jay Chou) is a relic expert with a gritty past. When his mentor’s daughter is held hostage over a map with a deadly history, the rugged warrior whips into action! Chaos erupts as he swoops in to the rescue and scours the sands for legendary riches buried deep in China’s northwest desert. Chased down by the shadowy Sandstorm Legion and challenged by countless greedy, bloodthirsty foes, Qiaofei faces danger at every turn to find the tomb—but some treasures aren’t meant to be found.
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The first thing I noticed when watching this Blu-Ray is that the picture was outstanding. Sharp, clean and the colors are great.
It opens with crazy martial arts action and special effects, which immediately hooked me. The stunts in the movie were great, and like other reviewers have stated it definitely has more than a hint of The Mummy trilogy. But, I didn't feel that is was ripping it off. Action and adventure flicks will always be compared to Indiana Jones and The Mummy because for this generation, those films really set the bar for blockbuster adventure. I didn't feel that this movie stole anything from either movie, just gave off the same fun vibe.
Yeah, the story was a teensy bit rocky, and I never felt "stressed" over the possible fate of any character (except Lan's father, he seemed nice!). Sometimes that is a bummer, but I don't like letting my sappy emotions take over in this kind of film. I just want fun!
The dialogue could have been a little better, but when translating Mandarin to English there is always the chance that some words will get muddled in the process. I take it with a grain of salt; I understood what was going on and that was good enough for me.
Basically - I can more than deal with minor plot and dialogue imperfections when it comes to watching a fun movie like this.
I also appreciate the fact that this isn't your typical Indy/Mummy type of adventure. It adds in the silliness that I love about Asian cinema and anime and mixes it well with the allure of treasure!Read more ›
Known in America for his role as Kato in the 2011 film "The Green Hornet", most of Jay Chou's previous films were films that I guess many people can call them "growth" films. A musician turned actor who grows with each film. Beginning with his starring role in "Initial D", starring with two powerhouse talent in "Curse of the Golden Flower" with Chow Yun Fat and Gong Li but to create more "growth" films with "Kung Fu Dunk" (2008), followed by "The Treasure Hunter" (2009).
And now, "The Treasure Hunter" receives its Blu-ray and DVD release in America courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment.
"The Treasure Hunter" is presented in 1080p High Definition (2:35:1). The picture quality is quite warm and sports plenty of detail during the daytime, cooler colors during the night time. Detail is very well-done as we can see the detail around the treasure relics, to the detail of the cool special effects featured in the film. Black levels are deep and overall, picture quality for the film is very good.
AUDIO & SUBTITLES:
"The Treasure Hunter" is presented in Dolby TrueHD 2.0 Mandarin and English. I was surprised that this film was only a 2.0 mix but for the most part, the front channels definitely get a lot of work in showcasing the many sound effects during the intense action sequences of the film. From windstorms, to shrieks by possessed characters and more!
It's important to note that I did not listen to the English dub track as I prefer to watch Asian films in their original language.Read more ›
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Absolutely one of the worst, dumbest, stupidest, nonsensical films ever made in the entire galaxy (Milky Way). Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by Chief Thunder-Thud, of the Ojito Tribe
I'm a fan of Jay Chou & I like watching his movies. This is a great action adventure to watch. The chases are good & the fights are even better. I really liked this movie.Published on September 3, 2013 by Kerry Ryan Maloney