Movie Renter's Guide - August, 2008



"The Forbidden Kingdom" (Blu-ray)


A young boy, Jason (Angarano), is transported back to ancient China in order to return a magic staff to its rightful owner, the Monkey King.

When the staff is returned, the Monkey King will face an evil warlord who has wrongfully banished the Jade King, and restore him to his rightful throne.




  • Lionsgate
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 44 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1280p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio
  • Directed by Rob Minkoff
  • Starring Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No


This is apparently the first time that both Jackie Chan and Jet Li are in the same movie.  Obviously, there are martial arts scenes from one end of the story to the other.


They must have had a huge budget to digitally erase the wires that helped everyone fly around the room during the battles.


Lots of extras on this one, including The Kung Fu Dream Team, Monkey King and the Eight Immortals, Discovering China, and a digital copy on a second disc for you to upload to your video iPod.