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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2004) - Movie Details

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Foreign Action
114 min.
Release Date
September 3, 2004 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
December 7, 2004 (Buy on Amazon)
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114 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence

In the tradition of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, "Warriors of Heaven and Earth" weaves a thread of battle, comradeship and honor. Set in the ferocious Gobi Desert, the story follows two protagonists, Lieutenant Li (Jiang Wen) and Japanese emissary Lai Xi (Nakai Kiichi) - both first-class warriors and master swordsmen. After decades of service to the Chinese Emperor, Lai Xi longs to return to Japan, but is instead sent to the West to chase wanted... Full synopsis »

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"Warriors of Heaven and Earth" is the latest Chinese import, about a group of disenchanted warriors who have to go up against an evil warlord bent on obtaining the magical cargo they're transporting. While featuring some fun action, the movie never really achieves the epic status it is so clearly striving for. Full movie review »

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