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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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Good, but not great - more of a character study than a kung fu flick See more (32 total) »

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

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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Additional Details

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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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Good, but not great - more of a character study than a kung fu flick, 31 January 2005
Author: inkslave from Midwest USA

I liked this movie but I was not awestruck by it. It has some excellent characters and a very engaging plot. There are a few lines that will make all but the most jaded filmwatchers smile.

But this movie has a couple of drawbacks which mark it as a notch below other films like "Crouching Tiger" and the infinitely superior "Hero." Both of these films also had excellent characters and stories but were visually far a cut above. A BIG cut.

"Warriors" uses jump-cuts and too-tight camera angles in an effort to hide the fact that many of its stars are not actually martial artists. The resulting fight scenes are very frustrating to watch. Like I said, the plot carries the movie along and it is indeed a good film, but I hate getting snookered by creative editing.

Compare any fight scene in "Warriors" with, say, the extended battle scene between the two women warriors in "Crouching Tiger," most of which is filmed in medium shots that allow your eye to follow the line of action. IMHO this is a lot more impressive. Even the goofy wire work doesn't take away from that.

But "Warriors" is worth a rent. You will care what happens to the characters. And you will see a very nice meditation on the question of what, as people of honor, we must do.

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