November 2004 DVD & Blu-rays

Around the World in 80 Days

In this highly inventive take on Verne's classic, Passepartout (Jackie Chan) must make it to China in order to retu… more

In this highly inventive take on Verne's classic, Passepartout (Jackie Chan) must make it to China in order to return a valuable jade Buddha that was stolen from his family's village. He seeks refuge with an eccentric London inventor, Phineas Fogg (Steve Coogan), who puts his reputation, fortune, and career on the line in a daring bet to make it around the world in eighty days. Joining them is Monique (Cecille De France), a young French artist who decides that a trip around the world would provide new inspiration. Opposing the group is Lord Kelvin (Jim Broadbent), who's wagered his position as head of the Royal Academy of Science against their journey's success. Their incredible adventure spans many colorful and exotic lands from historic London to Paris, Turkey, India, China, across the Great Seas, to a burgeoning United States, and more. Along the way, the group encounters an eclectic assortment of characters including Queen Victoria (Kathy Bates), a Scotland Yard Sergeant (John Cleese), a hot air balloon engineer (Richard Branson), a Turkish Prince (Arnold Schwarzenegger), an eccentric inventor (Rob Schneider), the Wright Brothers (Owen and Luke Wilson), and many other international star cameos.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Kathy Bates… more

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Kathy Bates, Steve Coogan, John Cleese, Johnny Knoxville, Luke Wilson, Frank Coraci

Action Adventure Comedy Historical Martial Arts
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A Home at the End of the World

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of t… more

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn't be more different. From suburban Cleveland in the 60s, to New York City in the 80s, where they meet an older woman, the film charts a journey of trials, triumphs, loves and losses. Now the question is: can they navigate the unusual triangle they've created and hold their friendship together?

Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Michael Mayer… more

Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Michael Mayer, Michael Cunningham, Ryan Donowho, Keith Bunin, Sissy Spacek, Dallas Roberts

Drama Romance
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Festival Express

In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The Grate… more

In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, and others lived together for five days, stopping in major cities along the way to play live concerts. Their journey was filmed.

Bob Smeaton, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead… more

Bob Smeaton, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Buddy Guy, The Flying Burrito Bros, Mash Makan, Sha Na Na, Jerry Garcia

Documentary

Shrek 2

The natural order of fairy tales is interrupted in the sequel to the Academy Award-winning blockbuster "Shrek". "Sh… more

The natural order of fairy tales is interrupted in the sequel to the Academy Award-winning blockbuster "Shrek". "Shrek 2" sends Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona on a whirlwind of new adventures with more fairy-tale favorites to lampoon along the way. After battling a fire-breathing dragon and the evil Lord Farquaad to win the hand of Princess Fiona, Shrek now faces his greatest challenge: the in-laws. Shrek and Princess Fiona return from their honeymoon to find an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, the King and Queen of the Kingdom of Far, Far Away. With Donkey along for the ride, the newlyweds set off. All of the citizens of Far, Far Away turn out to greet their returning Princess, and her parents happily anticipate the homecoming of their daughter and her new Prince. But no one could have prepared them for the sight of their new son-in-law, not to mention how much their little girl had...well...changed. Little did Shrek and Fiona know that their marriage had foiled all of her father's plans for her future...and his own. Now the King must enlist the help of a powerful Fairy Godmother, the handsome Prince Charming and that famed ogre killer Puss In Boots to put right his version of "happily ever after."

Eddie Murphy, Andrew Adamson, David Lipman… more

Eddie Murphy, Andrew Adamson, David Lipman, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, John Cleese, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Aron Warner

Comedy Sequel Family Kids Animation
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Before Sunset

Nine years ago, two strangers met by chance, spent a night together in Vienna, and parted before sunrise. Now, they… more

Nine years ago, two strangers met by chance, spent a night together in Vienna, and parted before sunrise. Now, they're about to cross paths again—in Paris—where they will get the chance we all wish we had… to find out what might have been. The only problem is they have just a few hours to figure out if they belong together.

Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy… more

Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Diabolo, Anne Walker-McBay, Isabelle Coulet, Louise Lemoine Torres

Drama Sequel Romance
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Rick

Bill Pullman stars in the title role as Rick, a brown-nosing employee of a young, crass, and incredibly arrogant Wa… more

Bill Pullman stars in the title role as Rick, a brown-nosing employee of a young, crass, and incredibly arrogant Wall Street success story (Aaron Stanford). When Duke (Stanford) isn't in the office, he's busy seducing Rick's teenage daughter Eve (Agnes Bruckner) via cyberspace. Meanwhile, a smooth-talking hit man (Dylan Baker) specializes in bumping off corporate bigwigs, which puts both of the men in a complicated and deadly situation.

Bill Pullman, Aaron Stanford, Jim Czarnecki… more

Bill Pullman, Aaron Stanford, Jim Czarnecki, Sofia Sondervan, Ruth Charny, Agnes Bruckner, Dylan Baker, Sandra Oh

Drama

The Princess Blade

Set in an unnamed country in a post-apocalyptic future, this is the story of a young female assassin, Yuki (Yumiko… more

Set in an unnamed country in a post-apocalyptic future, this is the story of a young female assassin, Yuki (Yumiko Shaku), who discovers that the leader of the band of outlaws she belongs to murdered her mother. Finding herself targeted for elimination after she confronts the group's leader about her mother's death, Yuki goes on the run from her former coworkers. Barely surviving an attack, she finds refuge with a young man who used to be a terrorist, with whom she gradually falls in love, but with trained killers getting closer and closer to finding her, can their love survive?

Yumiko Shaku, Shinsuke Sato, Hideaki Ito… more

Yumiko Shaku, Shinsuke Sato, Hideaki Ito, Shiro Sano, Yoichi Numata, Kyusaku Shimada, Yoko Maki

Action Thriller Romance Foreign Martial Arts
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The Clearing

Wayne (Robert Redford) and Eileen (Helen Mirren) Hayes live the American Dream. Together they've raised two childre… more

Wayne (Robert Redford) and Eileen (Helen Mirren) Hayes live the American Dream. Together they've raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack (Willem Dafoe), and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple's world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of FBI Agents, their life under scrutiny. While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the FBI to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent.

Willem Dafoe, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford… more

Willem Dafoe, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Pieter Jan Brugge, Palmer West, Jonah Smith, Justin Haythe, Melissa Sagemiller

Thriller Crime
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The Stepford Wives

Joanna (Nicole Kidman) and her husband (Matthew Broderick) move to the beautiful upper-class suburb of Stepford, wh… more

Joanna (Nicole Kidman) and her husband (Matthew Broderick) move to the beautiful upper-class suburb of Stepford, where she soon starts to suspect something is strange and artificial about her new female neighbors. The wives living in the houses around them all seem to be too perfect, with bland, character-less personalities. Everyone that is, except her new friend Bobbie (Bette Midler), who as a cranky, sarcastic, non-exercising alcoholic still has some semblance of personality and independence. As Joanna and Bobbie investigate their neighbors further, they discover that there is indeed something artificial about them, something... robotic, the result of the husbands banding together to replace their human wives with cyborg copies who are subservient, sexually compliant and devoid of any distinguishing character traits. Will Joanna and Bobbie be the next ones replaced by perfect robotic clones?

Nicole Kidman, Frank Oz, Glenn Close… more

Nicole Kidman, Frank Oz, Glenn Close, Scott Rudin, Bette Midler, Donald De Line, Roger Bart, Faith Hill

Comedy Romance
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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Bill (Clive Owen) is a writer who has been living in the country. He comes out hiding to try to avenge a murder. Ch… more

Bill (Clive Owen) is a writer who has been living in the country. He comes out hiding to try to avenge a murder. Charlotte Rampling plays his sister who owns a restaurant.

Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers… more

Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Noel Clarke, Charlotte Rampling, Mike Hodges

Thriller

The Hebrew Hammer

This action comedy spoof, said to be in the same vein as "Undercover Brother", but for Orthodox Jews, Adam Goldberg… more

This action comedy spoof, said to be in the same vein as "Undercover Brother", but for Orthodox Jews, Adam Goldberg ("Saving Private Ryan") stars as a superhero detective who's out to stop Santa's evil son Damien (Andy Dick) from eliminating Hanukkah forever. It's based on the short of the same name, written and directed by Jonathan Kesselman during his days as a student at USC's Film School.

Judy Greer, Nora Dunn, Mario Van Peebles… more

Judy Greer, Nora Dunn, Mario Van Peebles, Adam Goldberg, Peter Coyote, Jonathan Kesselman, Andy Dick, Rachel Dratch

Action Comedy

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yugi, a smaller than average high school student, and an easy target for bullies, is given an ancient Egyptian ridd… more

Yugi, a smaller than average high school student, and an easy target for bullies, is given an ancient Egyptian riddle called the Millennium Puzzle by his grandfather, a local game shop manager. Yugi pieces the puzzle together and unexpectedly becomes the powerful Game King. Now when Yugi gets into sticky situations, the Game King takes over and protects Yugi and his friends.

Scottie Ray, Ryôsuke Takahashi, Norman Grossfeld… more

Scottie Ray, Ryôsuke Takahashi, Norman Grossfeld, Kazuki Takahashi, Amy Birnbaum, Wayne Grayson, Dan Green, Eric Stuart

Action Adventure Family Kids Animation
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Elf

Many years ago, a playful toddler accidentally ended up in one of Santa's bags of presents, and got whisked away to… more

Many years ago, a playful toddler accidentally ended up in one of Santa's bags of presents, and got whisked away to the North Pole, where he would live out his entire childhood. One of Santa's elves adopted the child, named Buddy, and raised it among the tight-knit community of elves, who live up North with Santa, making toys year-round. Now a tall, fully grown man, Buddy and his distinctly non-elfishness, regularly causes havoc in Santa's workshop. He is unable to fully fit in with the other elves, and becomes forlorn. This inspires Buddy's adopted elf father to suggest to his human son that it's time for him to travel out into the world of men, and try to find his biological father and family back in New York City. However, it maybe just as hard for Buddy to fit into this new world, as he's only existed with other elves around him, and is not quite used to the ways of humans--especially urbanites.

Will Ferrell, Jon Favreau, Jon Berg… more

Will Ferrell, Jon Favreau, Jon Berg, Mary Steenburgen, Ed Asner, Shauna Robertson, Todd Komarnicki, David Berenbaum

Comedy Family Kids Holiday
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The Chronicles of Riddick

The further adventures of Riddick (Vin Diesel) continue five years later, as the escaped convict with the ability t… more

The further adventures of Riddick (Vin Diesel) continue five years later, as the escaped convict with the ability to see in the dark finds himself caught in the middle of a galactic war between two opposing forces, with the key figure being the Lord Marshal (Colm Feore), the leader of a sect called the Necromongers waging the "10th Crusade" in the 26th century. Helping Riddick is Aereon (Judi Dench), the Ambassador of the "Elemental" race, who helps Riddick unearth the secrets of his origin and Kyra (Alexa Davalos), who has grown up since Riddick knew her as a preteen girl in the first movie. Attempting to free himself and Kyra from a subterranean prison, Riddick ends up on board the Necromonger flagship, where he gets his chance to face off against the Lord Marshal in a battle over the future of all beings in the galaxy, both living... and dead.

Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Scott Kroopf… more

Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Scott Kroopf, Ted Field, Ja Rule, Karl Urban, Jim Wheat, Colm Feore

Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Sci-Fi
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Concert for George

This concert documentary captures the performances of the "Concert for George" on November 29th, 2002 at Royal Albe… more

This concert documentary captures the performances of the "Concert for George" on November 29th, 2002 at Royal Albert Hall in London, as a celebration of the life and career of the Beatles' "quiet one," George Harrison. That day was the 1st anniversary of Harrison's death. The concert featured performances of Harrison's songs by the other two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as other friends and contemporaries of his like Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, and fellow Traveling Wilburys Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty. These performances include Jeff Lynne singing "I Want to Tell You," "Inner Light" and "Give Me Love"; Tom Petty singing "Taxman," "I Need You" and "Handle with Care"; Ringo Starr singing "Photograph" and Paul McCartney singing "For You Blue" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." There is also a performance of a special composition by Ravi Shankar, performed by his daughter Anoushka Shankar and a 16-piece Indian orchestra. The other Harrison songs that were performed were: "All Things Must Pass," "Here Comes the Sun," "Honey Don't," "Isn't it a Pity," "My Sweet Lord" and "Something." Finally, the musical performances are accompanied by some of George's favorite skits by his good friends, the Monty Python troupe, accompanied by Tom Hanks, including "The Lumberjack Song" and "Sit on My Face."

Tom Hanks, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr… more

Tom Hanks, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Anoushka Shankar, Ravi Shankar, Dave Bronze

Comedy Romance Teen Supernatural

Secret Things

"Secret Things" is the story of two gorgeous young women who discover the power of sex as a tool to climb the socia… more

"Secret Things" is the story of two gorgeous young women who discover the power of sex as a tool to climb the social ladder. Sandrine and Natalie work at a strip club; Natalie performs an erotic act on stage while Sandrine serves drinks. After they are both fired, the two become roommates and Natalie begins training Sandrine in the art of the courtesan. Erotic lessons on how to pleasure oneself and others, how to seduce and not be seduced, public nudity and sex and the art of the fake orgasm are all part of their plan to take on the world of men. Their top prize is Christophe, a charming heir apparent and rising star at a large bank. These femme fatales don't bargain for the ultimate cruelty and power of their prey and soon find Christophe, a man who controls all he meets, their ultimate match.

Arnaud Goujon, Frédéric Marques, Sabrina Seyvecou… more

Arnaud Goujon, Frédéric Marques, Sabrina Seyvecou, Coralie Revel, Roger Mirmont, Fabrice Deville, Olivier Soler, Sylvain Bourguignon

Drama

The Terminal

The story of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a visitor to New York from Eastern Europe, whose homeland erupts in a fie… more

The story of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a visitor to New York from Eastern Europe, whose homeland erupts in a fiery coup while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge until the war at home is over. As the weeks and months stretch on, Viktor finds the compressed universe of the terminal to be a richly complex world of absurdity, generosity, ambition, amusement, status, serendipity and even romance with a beautiful flight attendant named Amelia (Catherine Zeta-Jones). But Viktor has long worn out his welcome with airport official Frank Dixon, who considers him a bureaucratic glitch, a problem he cannot control but wants desperately to erase.

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Diego Luna… more

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Stanley Tucci, Steven Spielberg, Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson

Comedy Romance
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Sleepover

In the summer before their freshman year in high school, Julie (Alexa Vega) has a slumber party with her best frien… more

In the summer before their freshman year in high school, Julie (Alexa Vega) has a slumber party with her best friends, Hannah, Yancy, and Farrah - and they end up having the adventure of their lives. In attempt to cast off their less-than-cool reputations once and for all, Julie and her friends enter into an all-night scavenger hunt against their "popular girl" rivals. Hijacking dad's car, sneaking into clubs, evading Julie's mother, and even a first kiss - anything is possible at Julie's "Sleepover".

Steve Carell, Brie Larson, Bob Cooper… more

Steve Carell, Brie Larson, Bob Cooper, Elisa Bell, Kallie Flynn Childress, Sara Paxton, Joe Nussbaum, Charles Weinstock

Adventure Comedy Family Kids
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Zhou Yu's Train

On a passenger train, a beautiful young woman traveling alone carries a handmade ceramic vase, intricately painted… more

On a passenger train, a beautiful young woman traveling alone carries a handmade ceramic vase, intricately painted by her own hand, a gift for a distant lover. She meets a friendly, handsome young veterinarian, who tries to tell her that she should sell the valuable piece to him, instead of giving it away to her boyfriend for free. Simply to spite the persistent animal doctor, the young woman hurls the vase to the floor of the train, shattering it to pieces.

Gong Li, Bill Kong, Zhang Mei… more

Gong Li, Bill Kong, Zhang Mei, Sun Zhou, Sun Mian, Zhou Yu, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Sun Honglei

Foreign

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

In "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Herm… more

In "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) return for their third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the teenagers are forced to face their darkest fears as they confront a dangerous escaped prisoner (Gary Oldman) and the equally foreboding Dementors, who are sent there to protect them.

Emma Watson, David Heyman, Chris Columbus… more

Emma Watson, David Heyman, Chris Columbus, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Alfonso Cuarón, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint

Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Family Kids
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Strayed

A widowed schoolteacher flees Nazi-occupied Paris with her children, and encounters a teenage boy who steers them i… more

A widowed schoolteacher flees Nazi-occupied Paris with her children, and encounters a teenage boy who steers them into the forest -- their best shot at survival.

Emmanuelle Béart, Jean-Pierre Ramsay-Levi, André Téchiné… more

Emmanuelle Béart, Jean-Pierre Ramsay-Levi, André Téchiné, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Clémence Meyer, Jean Fornerod, Samuel Labarthe

Drama Romance

Gypsy 83

In the small, rural town of Sandusky, Ohio, two goth kids are each other's best friends, sharing their experiences… more

In the small, rural town of Sandusky, Ohio, two goth kids are each other's best friends, sharing their experiences of being the town outsiders. Teenage photography enthusiast Clive (Kett Turton) is on his way towards coming fully out of the closet, and Gypsy (Sara Rue) is an overweight 25-year-old girl with a love of Stevie Nicks music and a low-pay job at the photo hut in the parking lot of the local mall. When the duo hears about a "Night of a Thousand Stevies" karaoke show in New York City, they decide to make a road trip of it as a way to escape the drudgery of small-town Ohio in the heady nightlife of NYC.

Sara Rue, Paulo Costanzo, John Doe… more

Sara Rue, Paulo Costanzo, John Doe, Todd Stephens, Kett Turton, Karen Black, Carolyn Baumler, Stephanie McVay

Comedy Teen
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Spider-Man 2

In Sony Pictures "Spider-Man 2", two years have passed since Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) walked away from his long… more

In Sony Pictures "Spider-Man 2", two years have passed since Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with "the gift and the curse" of his powers while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero Spider-Man and life as a college student. The relationships Peter holds most dear are now in danger of unraveling as he clashes with the powerful, multi-tentacled villain "Doc Ock" (Alfred Molina).

Sam Raimi, Elizabeth Banks, Avi Arad… more

Sam Raimi, Elizabeth Banks, Avi Arad, David Koepp, James Franco, Laura Ziskin, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina

Action Adventure Sequel Fantasy Superhero Sci-Fi
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Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius

For some athletes, the ultimate win comes through a stroke of luck, but for Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., Bobby Jones, th… more

For some athletes, the ultimate win comes through a stroke of luck, but for Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., Bobby Jones, the only golfer in history to win the prestigious Grand Slam all in the same year—it was truly a stroke of genius. Having overcome an early childhood illness, he would later leave an indelible print in sports history. In 1930, at the age of 28, Jones won the title of Grand Slam Champion by winning the British Amateur, the British Open, the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur. His record remains unbroken today. Even then, Jones was still able to complete two college degrees and graduate from law school. Eventually torn between his family and the game he loved, Jones retired early to spend time with his wife and children. However, his contributions to golfing continued, as Jones went on to found the acclaimed Augusta National Golf Club and the annual professional and amateur tournament—The Masters. The biopic, itself, is not only a story about the amazing feats Bobby Jones accomplished on the golf course, but also, the way he lived his life off the course. Bobby Jones became a true American hero, not because he played for money or fame, but rather for the love of the game. Bobby Jones, whose natural skill and uncanny passion for the game earned him the title the best golfer in the world, will always be remembered as a true gentleman and gracious sportsman.

Aidan Quinn, Rowdy Herrington, Claire Forlani… more

Aidan Quinn, Rowdy Herrington, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam, Kim Dawson, Tim Moore, John Shepherd, James Caviezel

Drama Biography Sports

Luther

A German monk challenges the political and religious authorities of his time.

Alfred Molina, Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz… more

Alfred Molina, Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeff Caster, Eric Till, Jonathan Firth, Claire Cox, Peter Ustinov

Drama

Hero

A tale about the soon-to-be First Emperor of China who is on the brink of conquering a war-torn land during the vio… more

A tale about the soon-to-be First Emperor of China who is on the brink of conquering a war-torn land during the violent dawn of the Qin dynasty over two thousand years ago. Three opponents are determined to assassinate the King, and one loyal subject stands in their way.

Jet Li, Yimou Zhang, Zhang Ziyi… more

Jet Li, Yimou Zhang, Zhang Ziyi, William Kong, Zhang Yimou, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk, Chen Dao Minga

Drama Action Adventure
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