Blending dazzling choreography, dramatic camerawork and a Shakespeare
tragedy, Legend Of The Black Scorpion
debuts as a two-disc Ultimate Edition DVD set February 26th under the Dragon Dynasty label from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.
Hong Kong's 2006 Academy Award entry for Best Foreign Language Film, Legend Of The Black Scorpion
stage is set in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period of 10th Century China, featuring elaborate period costumes and sets.
Starring stunning Golden Globe® nominee Zhang Ziyi
(Memoirs Of A Geisha
, Rush Hour 2
) and directed by Feng Xiaogang (A Sign, A World Without Thieves), Legend Of The Black Scorpion
features intricate fight scenes from Jingwu Ma (Seven Swords
) and Yuen Woo-Ping (fight choreographer, Matrix
and Kill Bill
Dealing with themes of revenge and fate, the beautiful yet morose musical score of Legend Of The Black Scorpion
by Oscar® winner Tan Dun
(Best Music, Original Score, 2000, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
) enhances the tone of the film by combining Western classical with Chinese classical music. Legend Of The Black Scorpion
Ultimate Edition two-disc DVD includes commentary by Hong King cinema expert Bey Logan, interviews with director Feng Xiao-Gang and leading man Daniel Wu
, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
Scheming royals and other officials seek to conquer empires and consolidate power to form a single omnipotent dynasty. Against this backdrop, a legendary empress (Zhang) with fighting skills unparalleled by any man, harbors forbidden desires for her stepson.
- Feature Length Commentary By Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan
- Interview Gallery
- Master Of Ceremonies: An Exclusive Interview With Director Feng Xiao-Gang
- Warrior Prince: An Exclusive Interview With Leading Man Daniel Wu
- Production Gallery
- The Making Of Legend Of The Black Scorpion
- A Dynasty Uncovered: Behind The Scenes On Legend Of The Black Scorpion
- Trailer Gallery
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