Special features include a commentary track by Director Rob Minkoff and Writer John Fusco; the following featurettes: The Kung-Fu Dream Team (11 minutes), Dangerous Beauty (six minutes), Discovering China (eight minutes), Filming In Chinawood (eight minutes), and Monkey King And The Eight Immortals (nine minutes); a complete storyboard; eight minutes of bloopers; six deleted scenes; previews; and a digital copy of the film to download to your Mac or PC.
DVD General Information
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Sequences of martial arts action and some violence.
Teenage martial art film enthusiast Jason Tripitkas (Angarano) has just purchased the latest bootlegged kung-fu film at Old Hop's (Chan) pawn shop, when he is confronted by bullies who force him to help rob the old shopkeeper. Jason escapes the thugs with one of Old Hop's mysterious weapons, a golden staff, which inexplicably transports the American teenager back in time to ancient China. Once in China, Jason is aided by a drunken traveler, Lu Yan (Chan), who aids Jason on his quest to find The Forbidden Kingdom and return the golden staff to its righful owner, the immortal Monkey King (Li). (Stacey Pendry)
With sharp resolution and nicely saturated colors, the anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD can look very impressive. Black levels are slightly elevated, though, but shadow detail is captured well. Fleshtones appear natural, and source element artifacts are not problematic. Edge enhancement is rather minor, but can be recognized on occasion. (Danny Richelieu)
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