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Seven clans, a fortune in gold. Let the battle begin. See more »
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Writing credits
RZA (story)

RZA (screenplay) (as The RZA) and
Eli Roth (screenplay)

Produced by
Marc Abraham .... producer
Thomas A. Bliss .... executive producer
Joe Carlone .... associate producer
Jamie Donaldson .... co-financer
Tom Karnowski .... executive producer
Kristel Laiblin .... executive producer
Eric Newman .... producer
Eli Roth .... producer
Doris Tse .... executive producer
Original Music by
Howard Drossin 
Cinematography by
Chi Ying Chan 
Film Editing by
Joe D'Augustine 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
Production Design by
Drew Boughton 
Art Direction by
Horace Kwong Wing Ma 
Costume Design by
Thomas Chong 
Makeup Department
Erin Ayanian .... makeup artist: Lucy Liu
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects
Wenli Feng .... makeup artist
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects (as Jacob Garber)
Rena Grady .... makeup artist
Jake McKinnon .... special makeup effects
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects
Aileen Seaton .... makeup & hair designer
Production Management
Christopher Bates .... production supervisor
Irene Chan .... line production supervisor
Kim Hung Fan .... unit production manager
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
Cj Stewart .... post-production manager: Post Matters
April YeFang .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Chan .... second assistant director (as Joe Chan Chi Ho)
Thomas Chow .... first assistant director (as Thomas Chow Wai Kwan)
Ban Jiang Ku Er .... on-set assistant director (as Ku Er Ban Jiang)
Pauline Ling Sun .... second assistant director: second unit (as Pauline Sun Ling)
Felicia Tang .... first assistant director: second unit (as Feli Tang)
Huan Yang .... second second assistant director: second unit (as Yang Huan)
Allison Lok Kam Yuen .... second second assistant director (as Allison Yuen Lok Kam)
Art Department
Bo Zhang .... concept artist
Bo Zhang .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Erik Aadahl .... sound designer
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Odin Benitez .... supervising sound editor
Scott Brewster .... adr recordist
Steve Chan .... sound
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Derek Deitz .... foley mixer
Chris Diebold .... assistant sound editor
Trevor Gates .... additional sound editor
Trevor Gates .... foley mixer
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
George Hauty .... assistant sound editor
Angela Hemingway .... adr editor
Xun Huang .... sound mixer: second unit
Steven Iba .... sound effects editor
Damiano Marchese .... dialogue editor
John Marquis .... supervising sound editor
Jordan O'Neill .... datasat sound mastering engineer
Eliza Pollack Zebert .... adr editor
Spencer Schwieterman .... foley mixer
Danial Shimiaei .... Feature Trailer Sound Re-Recording Engineer
Marc Tan Li-Shen .... second boom operator
Kelly Vockel .... assistant sound editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Bernard Weiser .... supervising dialogue editor (as Barnard Weiser)
Christopher T. Welch .... adr editor (as Chris Welch)
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jon Krupp .... sound: trailer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Shing Chan .... special effects foreman (as Chan Shing)
Yau Ting Lam .... special effects foreman (as Lam Yau Ting)
Wai Kit Lau .... special effects supervisor (as Arthur Lau Wai Kit)
Dirk Rogers .... special effects tech: K.N.B. efx group
Visual Effects by
Travis Baumann .... digital compositor: Gradient FX
Cecil Man Ching Cheng .... visual effects producer
Tarn Fox .... visual effects producer: Post Matters
Blane Granstaff .... digital compositor
Brock Jolet .... digital compositor
Emir Karasakal .... visual effects artist
Jesse Landry .... visual effects artist: Post Matters
Joseph Langdale .... visual effects artist: Post Matters
Wai Kwong Lo .... senior animator (lighting and compositing ) (as Ken Lo)
Don Ma .... visual effects supervisor
James Owens .... visual effects editor
Sharina Radia .... visual effects producer: Gradient FX
James A. Reed .... rotoscoping artist
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects producer: Gradient Effects
Michael Rung .... digital compositor
Dustin Seltzer .... digital compositor
D.J. Shea .... visual effects supervisor: Post Matters
Prasanna Siddharthan .... digital compositor: Gradient Effects
Olcun Tan .... visual effects supervisor: Gradient Effects
Thomas Tannenberger .... visual effects supervisor: Gradient Effects
Erkan Ozgur Yilmaz .... CG supervisor
Ilhan Yilmaz .... visual effects artist
Fikret Cihan Çiçekel .... visual effects artist
Batuhan Özer .... visual effects artist
Marrese Crump .... martial arts double: RZA
Jian Yong Guo .... stunt supervisor (as Guo Jian Yong)
Fang Liu .... assistant stunt supervisor (as Liu Fang)
Christian Noel .... stunt double
Jian Yong Qi .... assistant stunt supervisor
Corey Yuen .... action coordinator
Corey Yuen .... martial arts choreographer (as Cory Yuen)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Cheung .... director of photography: second unit
Casting Department
Denise Chamian .... casting: U.S.
Mike Leeder .... casting: Hong Kong
Zoe Thompson .... casting: China
Editorial Department
Reza Amidi .... digital conformist
Alison Anthony .... digital intermediate producer
Chris Clark .... color scientist
Zach Fine .... first assistant editor
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Dane McMaster .... assistant editor
Cybelle Sato .... digital intermediate producer
Rob Schlegel .... additional editor
Benjamin Sutor .... on-line editor
Jay Trautman .... assistant editor
Music Department
Howard Drossin .... orchestrator
Howard Drossin .... synth programmer
Greg Hayes .... music scoring mixer
Carter Little .... music supervisor
Marvin R. Morris .... music editor
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Philip Stevenson .... musician: additional guitar
Adam Swart .... music consultant
Other crew
Zhou Wei Hong Amy .... assistant accountant
Hyun Min Bae .... titles
Devin Ballard .... titles
Mark Barclay .... assistant to Thomas Bliss
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Vic Chao .... loop group
Alexandre Chen .... adr voice group
China Chen .... loop group
Yi Song 'Scarlet' Chen .... script supervisor
Lujan Decima .... titles
Pamela B. Green .... titles (as Pamela Green)
Jack W. Haddox .... production controller
Victor A. Haddox .... production accountant
Karen Huie .... loop group
Hyunsun Joo .... titles
Steven M. Kalb .... production attorney
Kassi King .... loop group
Jim Lau .... adr actor
Chiu Wah Lee .... production consultant
Joyce Liu .... adr group
Sharlene M. Liu .... loop group
Jesse Rose Moore .... assistant to Mr. Newman
Elizabeth Pan .... loop group
John Portnoy .... end crawl
Tony Shu .... loop group
Georgia Simon .... loop group
Bina Stange .... calligrapher: titles
Skip Stellrecht .... loop group
Quentin Tarantino .... presenter
Celine Tien .... voice
Ian Tien .... voice
Tina Tong .... loop group
Phoebe Upke .... titles
Jarik Van Sluijs .... titles
Bill Wang .... production accountant
Angie Wu .... loop group (as Angelica Wu)
Ping Wu .... loop group
Max Le Le Yang .... assistant to director
Max Le Le Yang .... script translator
Corey Yuen .... martial arts choreographer
Jamie Zakoski .... assistant to Mr. Abraham
Nikhil Jassawalla .... consultant (uncredited)

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Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use
95 min | 107 min (unrated version)
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Byron Mann was initially intended for the role of Poison Dagger, but when the actor who was to play Silver Lion dropped out of the production shortly before shooting, Mann was recast. Many of Silver Lion's attributes, including his psychopathic nature, were originally developed by Mann for the other role.See more »
Continuity: Poison Dagger jumps out the water in the bath, with his hair dry.See more »
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Madame Blossom:Gentlemen, warriors, we'll see who's left standing and who's on their knees...
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76 out of 119 people found the following review useful.
Good enough? A review, 2 November 2012
Author: Memo_art from United States

Okay, I've never reviewed movies but I'll give it the old Jr. high try. This movie with it's solid effects and even nicer fighting is still flawed. Maybe a review is too strong of a word here's my bad/ good list. I've left a grade to give a better Idea of my disapproval.

The bad: 1. Focus the dang camera (C-), I'm not an expert but who the hell is focusing? Lucy Liu during a big speech has her helper in focus and she just off focus. If I spent $2000 on a wedding video I'd like the bride in focus, geez. The focus was out of control in a lot of places which was distracting.

2. Rza (D-) although I do really think this is a work of love and it shows, WTH was he thinking staring in this? If he's too afraid of what his friends think of him if he stops doing his best droopy impression, don't be the lead actor! I mean it's 10-20 minutes, or however long he's in this, of him looking emotionless. I mean grimace man or look sad when bad things happen! How hard is it!!

3. Flashbacks (F)There's an origin flashback an boy is it misguided and uncomfortable! It's just so underdeveloped, maybe the extended version would make sense of it but it really could have been shot better. I imagine this is to Southern Americans (not South America, the Hey Y'all kind etc), what bad American war movies are to Germans. If you're gonna deface us do it with a little finesse.

4. Character motivations sucked(big ol' F), I mean really sucked! I would have been happy to give this a 7 if the characters would make a little sense. Somethings could have been resolved easily I think by just a few lines of dialogue but nope it's all thrown at you with no solid direction.

5. The "almost" makes it a crime(F), like where was everyone's head? You have an almost great movie and no one could ask for help or give it??

6.Split screens (F), Why? Was action happening at the same time?, nope. Bad call, again in the right hands maybe. Here 4 minutes of film that wasn't worth the editing time.

The good:

1. Costumes(B+) were cool, I liked them even the goofy ones, had no problems really. The wigs were really fun and funny.

2. The action(A-), was really great. Fun and funny with no real let downs you get into it and the end battle to me wasn't disappointing except for rza's acting but he was actually passable here(sort of).

3. Effects(A), yup solid, don't care if it looks Kill Billish. Come on, I've actually watched anime since forever and that's how blood sprays in most of those. Dumb to even bring kill bill into this(sort of).

4. Weapons(A+) lots of great gags and deaths. You can tell a lot of time went into conceiving these and the deaths.

5.The villain(A++), Silver Lion and Bronze Lion are great and eat up the screen, none of the heroes come close to these two guys charisma on screen! I mean why the heroes played it so straight without any wink wink moments is beyond me. Did they really think this was a serious movie?

Which comes to my overall review! 5/10 C+, basically there's a lot going right here enough to be watchable, enjoyable even become a classic b movie. But it was so close to being more it's a little sad.

nuff said, MEMO Art

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