The forbidden kingdom [videorecording] / Lionsgate and Casey Silver present a Casey Silver Production in association with Relativity Media, a film by Rob Minkoff
Blu-rays | Lionsgate | c2008 | [Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Feature Film (Call number: BLU-RAY F ACTION/ADVENTURE)
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, c2008.
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby DTS-HD 7.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX surround, 1080p high definition.
Blu-ray disc. Will not play in standard DVD players.
In English, with optional subtitles in English, English (SDH), or Spanish.
Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Collin Chou, Liu Yifei, Li Bing Bing, Michael Angarano.
Producer, Casey Silver ; writer, John Fusco ; director, Rob Minkoff ; director of photography, Peter Pau ; editor, Eric Strand ; music, David Buckley ; production designer, Bill Brzeski ; action choreographer, Woo-Ping Yuen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of martial arts action and some violence.
Jason is an American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics. He makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, Jason unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China. He meets the drunken kungfu master, Lu Yan; an enigmatic and skillful Silent Monk; and the vengeance-bent Golden Sparrow. Jason is lead on a quest to return the staff to its rightful owner, the Monkey King, who has been imprisoned in stone by the evil Jade Warlord for five hundred years. Along the way, while attempting to outmaneuver scores of killers, Jason learns about honor, loyalty and friendship and the true meaning of kungfu.
Special features: Disc 1: "The kung fu dream team" featurette; "Dangerous beauty" featurette; "Discovering China" featurette; "Filming in Chinawood" featurette; "Monkey King and the Eight Immortals" featurette; 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; bonus view Picture-in-oicture exploration into the film's casting, locations and other filmmaking secrets with interviews by director Rob Minkoff, writer John Fusco, producer Casey Silver, Jackie Chan and Jet Li ; Disc 2: Digital copy of the film.