DVD 110 mins
Suitable for 15 years and over
Warriors Of Heaven And Earth [2003]
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Jiang Wen
Kiichi Nakai

Anybody hungering for a good old-fashioned Western needs to check out Warriors of Heaven and Earth, which--although it's set in 7th-century China--has all the valor and spectacle of a John Ford picture. It also has a goofy supernatural streak, for the chopsocky crowd. The opening 10 minutes or so offer an alarmingly convoluted plot, but it swiftly settles down. What's going on is that a long-exiled Japanese hit man (Kiichi Nakai), hired to kill a renegade Chinese warrior (Jiang Wen), temporarily teams up with his quarry in order to escort a camel caravan along the Spice Road. Of course, they are menaced by a brutal warlord, and beautiful Zhao Wei (So Close) is mixed in there too. Director He Ping (Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker) captures some magnificent vistas in the Gobi Desert, but more importantly he sketches the codes or honor and behavior essential to any such tale. --Robert Horton

Edition Details
Barcode 5035822302839
Region 2
Release Date 13/12/2004
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
Subtitles Arabic; Bulgarian; Czech; Danish; English; Finnish; Greek; Hindi; Hungarian; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish; Swedish; Turkish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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Purchase Price £10.00
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