LEGEND OF THE BLACK SCORPION

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DIRECTED BY

Feng Xiaogang


FEATURING

Ziyi Zhang
Daniel Wu


USER RATING

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4.6


International star Ziyi Zhang of Hero, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha dazzles in this breathtaking action epic inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet. Renowned action choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping (The Matrix and Kill Bill films) and the Academy Award-winning art director and composer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon create "an extravagant spectacle of sin, balletic violence and bloodthirsty politics" (New York Asian Film Festival). Nominated for seven 2007 Hong Kong Film Awards, Legend of the Black Scorpion (known internationally as The Banquet) is filled with astonishing action sequences like none you've ever seen.


ORIGINAL RELEASE

China, 2006

RUNNING TIME

126 mins

SPECIAL FEATURES

Feature Length Audio Commentary By Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan
Master Of Ceremonies: An Exclusive Interview With Director Feng Xiaogang
Warrior Prince: An Exclusive Interview With Leading Man Daniel Wu
The Making Of Legend Of The Black Scorpion A Dynasty Uncovered: Behind The Scenes On Legend Of The Black Scorpion
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Release Date
2008-02-26

Studio
Golden Harvest

Rating
NR

FORMAT

NTSC Region 1
2 Discs
DVD

PICTURE

Enhanced for 16x9 Television

OPTIONAL SUBTITLES

English
Spanish

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.6

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excellent story

watched it 3 times in a week

- C.L., Colorado | February 02, 2008
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This movie's cool, but what's up with the title change?

an interesting William Shakespeare adaptation, shot well, great score, and good performances from the cast ensemble.

- noise64, new york city | February 05, 2008
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Excellent Movie, the best of the New Wave of Martial Arts Films.

Stunning cinematography, martial arts & acting with a really good plot for a change. Lets hope the Dragon Dynasty version improves on the shoddy image quality of the Hong Kong release because this film deserves the full treatment. On the downside Dragon Dynastys new title is ridiculous & leaves me wondering what else they've changed. The Banquet is fantastic hopefully new title aside Dragon Dynastys Legend of the Black Scorpion will be too.....fingers crossed

- Ron Jones, London, England | February 12, 2008
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i thought it was really good.

I loved the action in the movie and the fact that a women was taking over the empire instead of a man.

- Angel D Thomas, upstate newyork | February 23, 2008
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Excellent Movie. Loved it.

Excellent movie. In the line of "Grouching Tiger..., Hero, Fearless, House of Flying Daggers, and The Curse of the Golden Flower"...Watched it many times since I bought it, and still watch it too...Bought 2 copies, an Asian copy and this one. Although the Asian copy has a different title. Must have for Any Fan.

- Zatoichi, Parma, Ohio | February 23, 2008
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A Grounded Piece of Work

A very controlled piece of work. Much better than ZYM's Curse of the Golden Flower & the horrible Chen Kaige's The Promise. Seriously, the title change is BAD!! The Banquet is better.

- Patrick Lim, Malaysia | February 24, 2008
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phenomenal stuff

Amazing picture that would have been even better if it was called The Banquet. Next up, The Legend of the Legendary Legend. Come on, guys, please keep the original titles, they'll sell.

- jerry, pittsburgh | February 24, 2008
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Great adaptation of Hamlet! Beautiful! Better than Hamlet!

This is a wonderful film! It is better than Hamlet ever thought of being! Great cast! It was a very colorful movie, with a great musical score. It has plenty of action & betrayal to keep it very interesting. A must have film if you collect great Asian movies. This is right up there at the top with The Curse Of The Golden Flower! I loved every minute of it, and can't wait to view again with the commentary on.

- J.W.S., Independence, Missouri | March 02, 2008
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exelent

all movies from DD are exelent nice work.. i have all dvds

- a mexican, san diego | March 09, 2008
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By far one of the best. Excellent fight scenes.

I try to watch all the dragon dynasty films and this one is tops.

- crazy grandma, Brooklyn, New York | March 11, 2008
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Excellent and well done!

It really keeps you entertained and thinking throughout the entire movie.Will watch it over and over because of the solid storyline.

- Play, Dallas,TX | March 17, 2008
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Great

love Ziyi - I am looking for the soundtrack and can not find one- How could I get the music details fom this show?

- kirt linington, usa | March 23, 2008
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No words can explain, though I will attempt at it.

This is a brilliant adaptation of Hamlet and Willian Shakespeare. Simply incredible mold, into China's rich heritage. The Production Company could not have picked a better Cast! I am very moved by this, or other pictures of similarity, to this picture. Its time America appreciated what Chinese People have done for America, by appreciating the Chinese People and thier Arts for giving so much, please express my heart to the cast Xhang Xiyi, Daniel Wu(&crew) of this picture and H. Brothers as well. 4.5 is too low, but it will not let me click higher.

- K.Campbell, Maui, Hawaii | March 27, 2008
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great

i love evrytghing about the movie especially that fact that everyone had their own story or plot or eevn part and they played it veryw ell

- Daniel Williams, Bronx NY | March 28, 2008
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One of THE best movies I've ever seen!

I've seen it twice at my brother-in-law's house and now I want it for myself. The story and action keeps your attention from start to finish....

- Ross Pho3nix, Indianapolis, IN | March 31, 2008
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Magnificent!

An all-around excellent film; beautifully shot, well-cast; the costumes and set design were stellar. Most importantly, the story is not just a Hamlet clone; this has a life of its own.

- auntmissjenni, south carolina | April 01, 2008
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VERY TIGHT! TRULY GRATE!

I AM A MARTIAL ARTIS ,LOVE CLASSIC AND TRADITIONAL ARTS,I REALLY LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!

- I AM THE BLK. NINJA., MISSISSIPPI USA | April 22, 2008
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SIMPLY FANTASTIC

THIS MOVIE WAS OUTSTANDING AND I LOVE ZHANG ZIYI A TRUE GONGZHU

- DANNY, MILTON/FL | April 30, 2008
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I think the film and presentaiton was excellent.

I enjoy this movie from the begining until the end. I really enjoyed how dance was intergraded with the style of martial art and passion. I've never viewed a movie with such unanticipated thrills. I would recommend this movie to anyone with great pleasure

- Rod Hudson, Long Beach, CA | June 18, 2008
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Stunning Videography

The colors, the fight scenes, the turmoil within the characters ... all very well put together. Just hope this comes out on Blu-ray with all the uncut scenes.

- Andrew Smith, Baghdad, Iraq | June 27, 2008
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excellent

una de las mejores q he visto

- BETO, PERU | July 04, 2008

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