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Warriors of Heaven and Earth -- A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.

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Ping He (written by)
Rui Zhang (written by)
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Release Date:
23 September 2003 (China) See more »
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A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Wen Jiang ... Lieutenant Li

Kiichi Nakai ... Lai Qi

Xueqi Wang ... Master An

Wei Zhao ... Wen Zhu
Bagen Hasi ... Cao Jin
Tao Ho ... Ma Gun
Linian Lu ... Wu Lao'Er
Deshun Wang ... Old Diehard
Haibin Li ... Zao Zimo
Yeerjiang Mahepushen ... Master An's Servant
Chuangao Hou ... Guard
Yun Zhou ... Jue Hui (The Monk)
Wei Li ... Di Hu
Yuming Du ... Rider A
Handong Wang ... Rider B
Haiquan Yang ... Baldy
Tuerxunjiang Zunong ... Innkeeper
He Huang ... The Emperor
Baozhong Sang ... General Wen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tao He ... Ma Gun'er
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Directed by
Ping He 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ping He  written by
Rui Zhang  written by

Produced by
Song Bai .... executive producer
Kuo-fu Chen .... executive producer
Jia Fu .... co-producer
Shirley Kao .... assistant producer
Yan Sun .... associate producer
Yi Wang .... co-producer
Zhongjun Wang .... producer
Zhonglei Wang .... executive producer
Zhongliang Wang .... co-producer
Yiyun Yan .... producer
Huaiqiang Zhang .... line producer
 
Original Music by
A.R. Rahman 
 
Cinematography by
Fei Zhao 
 
Film Editing by
Jing Lei Kong 
 
Production Design by
Jie Teng 
Gang Yang 
 
Costume Design by
Xiaohong Yao 
 
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... sound editor
Steve Burgess .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer: English re-mix
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Vic Kaspar .... sound editor
Francis Ward Lindsay .... sound editor
Andrew Neil .... sound editor
Andrew Neil .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Andrea Parkes .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Schwarze .... visual effects producer
Kerri Schwarze .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Wei Tung .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
 
Music Department
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Matt Dunkley .... orchestrator
Chris Goodes .... music editor
Richard King .... music scoring engineer
 
Other crew
John Charles .... software engineer: Sony DAC
Peggy Lee .... production controller
 

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Also Known As:
"Tian di ying xiong" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
120 min
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Anachronisms: Rockets are used in the final battle at the fort. They did not exist in Tang times: gunpowder weapons were developed by the later Sung Dynasty.See more »
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Worth a watch, still fun..., 14 December 2004
Author: redrum_driew from New York

Warriors of Heaven and Earth is a decently made movie with some good plot developments.

The fighting scenes. All of the fighting scenes were done relatively well, being more towards the real side of battle, instead of the fighting scenes from the other big names (Hero, House of Flying Daggers). My only complaint with the action scenes, is that nobody is affected by the death of their comrades. I understand you cannot stop fighting unless you want to join your brother in heaven, but they all took their deaths as the grim reality. I suppose in a way, it is more realistic (we're all going to die anyway, maybe he was lucky to get to heaven sooner). The camera work and plot however did do an excellent job of making you feel sorrowful when a character died.

The romance. Wait, excuse me, romance? Vicky Zhou? What?

This point nearly ruined the movie for me until I got back into the mindset of hey, there are good fight scenes, let's enjoy them. Vicky Zhou's character is completely extraneous and was a waste. Although her voice is nice as the narrator of the story, and she still has a pretty face, she was utterly useless. Not only did she not fight (unless you call the one to two minute scene in the end "fighting"), she had about 10-15 minutes of full, on-camera footage - mostly devoted to questioning Li's criminal activities.

Overall. Lai Qi (Kiichi Nakai) and Li Zai (Wen Jiang) carry the entire movie. It's interesting that Jiang is not in the credited cast as he probably had the most screen time in the entire movie.

Should you see it? There are a couple things to take into account. 1) If you're not used to HK films, this isn't a good one to start with, unless you abhor the Chinese humor in older less epic films 2) It will probably make you depressed. Maybe it's just me... What else has made me depressed you might ask? Let's see: So Close, Hero, House of Flying Daggers...

I give it a 7 out of 10. I had hoped for something slightly better, but then again, it was realistic and the final battle scene reminded me of what the LOTR battle for Helm's Deep would have been if the good guys hadn't all survived -- Classic.

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