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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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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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Interesting View of China's Silk Road in 700 A.D. 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
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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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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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Interesting View of China's Silk Road in 700 A.D., 4 February 2006
Author: sm22281 from United States

This is not a Kung Fu action movie, so those looking for fight scenes will be disappointed. It is a thrilling story of two warrior knights acting under their own sense of honor and called to action in circumstances beyond their control, against the backdrop of the turbulent and multi-cultural Silk Road. China being the vast country it is has birthed many such thrilling adventures of wandering warriors, itinerant mercenaries, Buddhist monks and pretty maidens. Think of romance or adventure novels based on the Middle Ages! The thrill of the story is to watch the two warriors meeting, one supposedly as the imperial agent sent to eliminate the renegade and intent on his mission, the other as the free agent warrior trying to live a life according to his own personal code of honor. When the two of them unite to fight hordes of greedy bandits, we see hand to hand combat, pursuits on horseback and sieges of a fort.

The unusual angles in this movie, for most movie goers, comes from the time and place: the warriors are from 700 A.D, a T'ang Dynasty era. The location is in the far western reaches of China and the locales are not traditionally "Chinese". The landscapes change from mountainous to woodsy to desert. There are thrilling scenes of camel caravans and desert towns and forts. The protagonists wear battle gear and the long hair of that period, which remind me vividly of French and English knights and crusaders of that era! The final siege of the desert fort reminds of the male warrior bonding in desperado scenes like in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"; or the "Alamo"; or the "Three Musketeers".

The Buddhist relic transported by the caravan reminds me of the Catholic relics from dead saints found in many mystery or adventure stories based on the Middle Ages. The finale reminds me of the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when the bad guys seem to be on the edge of acquiring the treasure, only to be annihilated, leaving some of the good guys to move on...

It is great entertainment and gives one yet another view of the Chinese culture about warriors of its complex past.

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