Warriors of Heaven and Earth

Warriors of Heaven and Earth

Director: He Ping

Cast: He Ping, Jiang Wen, Kiichi Nakai, Wang Xueqi

     
 

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Directed by He Ping, the multi-layered Warriors of Heaven and Earth combines traditional Chinese cinema with the hallmarks of spaghetti Westerns. Set in the eastern portion of the Silk Road, a popular eighth century Asian trade route, the film chronicles the stories of two heroes: Tang Dynasty imperial emissary Lai Xi (Kiichi Nakai) and soldier-turned-mercenary

Overview

Directed by He Ping, the multi-layered Warriors of Heaven and Earth combines traditional Chinese cinema with the hallmarks of spaghetti Westerns. Set in the eastern portion of the Silk Road, a popular eighth century Asian trade route, the film chronicles the stories of two heroes: Tang Dynasty imperial emissary Lai Xi (Kiichi Nakai) and soldier-turned-mercenary "Butcher" Li (Jiang Wen). After having served the Chinese emperor for some 20 years, Lai is eager to return home, though he must complete a final task before doing so; specifically, tracking down Li, as he once led a mutiny against the emperor's orders. Li, meanwhile, is busy recruiting a caravan to help him escort a Buddhist monk to the capital of China. While Lai is successful in finding Li, they agree to postpone their duel-to-the-death until the monk has been safely transported. Of course, after dealing with marauding Turks, the heat of the desert, and local bandits, it becomes unclear whether either man will survive to kill the other.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2004
UPC:
0043396007116
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Time:
2:00:00

Special Features

The Making of "Warriors of Heaven and Earth"; Previews; Music video: "Warriors of Peace" by Jolin Tsai

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jiang Wen Capt. Li "Butcher" Zai
Kiichi Nakai Lai Xi
Wang Xueqi Master An
Zhao Wei Wen Zhu
Hasi Bagen Cao Jian
He Tao Ma Gun
Harrison Liu Wu Lao'er
Wang Deshun Old Diehard
Yang Haiquan Baldy
Yeerjiang Mahepushen Turkish Emissary
Zhou Yun Juewei, The Monk
Hou Chuan'gao Actor
Li Haibin Actor
Li Wei Actor
Du Yuming Actor
Wang Handong Actor
Tuerxunjiang Zunong Actor
Huang He Actor
Sang Baozhong Actor

Technical Credits
He Ping Director,Screenwriter
Steve Burgess Sound/Sound Designer
Zhao Fei Cinematographer
Zhou Fengying Co-producer
Rita Fung Co-producer
Shirley Gao Associate Producer
Yang Ge Co-producer
Yang Guang Production Designer
Dou Guoxiang Art Director
Teng Jie Production Designer
Kong Jinglei Editor
Qu Lixin Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Neil Sound/Sound Designer
A.R. Rahman Score Composer
Zhang Rui Screenwriter
Roger Savage Sound/Sound Designer
Hou Shengjun Co-producer
Yu Xiaobin Asst. Director
Lei Xiaogang Asst. Director
Yao Xiaohong Costumes/Costume Designer
Guo Yan Special Effects
Sun Yian Associate Producer
Yan Yiyun Producer
Du Yuming Asst. Director
Wang Zhongjun Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [2:36]
2. Sir Lai Xi [1:30]
3. Wen Zhu [1:03]
4. The Butcher Li [5:14]
5. Sandstorm [5:30]
6. Leaving Wen Zhu [1:52]
7. A Force to Be Reckoned With [1:59]
8. One-Eye [3:01]
9. "We're Blood Brothers" [2:03]
10. Old Diehard [1:55]
11. A Draw [3:13]
12. "This Is Where We Part" [5:13]
13. Master An [2:06]
14. An Amazing Swordsman [3:37]
15. Two Options [9:21]
16. Leaving Big Steed Outpost [4:00]
17. Bandits! [7:06]
18. A Secret Underground Cemetery [2:10]
19. The Relics of Sakyamuni [19:53]
20. "Brothers, We Got Work to Do" [4:35]
21. Bait and Switch [6:19]
22. The Lonesome Fortress [3:18]
23. A Japanese Student of Warfare [1:55]
24. "The Turks Are Coming!" [8:10]
25. Barbarians at the Gate [1:47]
26. Warriors of Heaven & Earth [3:54]
27. The Imperial Palace [1:23]
28. End Credits [4:25]

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