SPHE Press Release: The Warrior

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    An All-New Epic Action Film Starring Memoirs of A Geisha and

    House of Flying Daggers’ GOLDEN GLOBE® Nominated
    Actress Ziyi Zhang

    The Warrior

    Own it on DVD March 7, 2006


    Culver City, CA (01/16/06) – From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment comes THE WARRIOR, an all-new epic action film starring Ziyi Zhang (“House of Flying Daggers,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Hero,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”), available on DVD March 7, 2006. THE WARRIOR, based on a true story, is an epic tale about a group of Korean envoys who are arrested and sent into exile by Ming warriors. On their return to Korea, they rescue a Ming princess from rival Mongol forces but are never heard from again. Complete with intense battle scenes and stunning cinematography, THE WARRIOR is a must-own DVD for all epic action film collections. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release THE WARRIOR on DVD for the SLP of $24.96 on March 7, 2006.


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    An action-filled epic starring GOLDEN GLOBE® nominated actress Ziyi Zhang, THE WARRIOR recounts the tale of a group of Korean envoys who entered China on a mission and were never heard from again. Captured and accused of espionage by Ming warriors, the Korean delegation is exiled by their captors to a remote desert. On their journey back to Korea, they rescue a kidnapped Ming princess (Zhang). In their effort to take the princess to safety, the group encounters rival Mongol warriors whom they face in a breathtaking battle scene.


    Rated: Not rated
    Color
    Closed Captioned
    Language: Korean and Chinese (Mandarin)
    Subtitles: English
    Running Time: 154 minutes
    DVD Catalog #: 13490
    DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-13490
    DVD Order Date: 02/02/06
    DVD SLP: $26.96
     
  2. Andrew Bunk

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    I was planning on picking this up, but I noticed the back cover art at DVDEmpire says it's masterted in "Standard Definition", and doesn't specify that it's anamorphic. See below:

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    Given the recent debacle with Sony's re-release of the Cutting Edge, I can't justify buying this blind without a review.

    Anyone see this DVD yet? Did the HTF reviewer get a copy?

    EDIT: I also just noticed that the English dub is 5.1 but the Korean track is only 2.0. Wow, Sony must really be determined to dumb down their standard DVD's prior to Blu-Ray. This is a definite PASS for me on a title I was certain to buy.
     
  3. Aaron Silverman

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    I have it and will be giving it a look over the weekend. I'll be sure to check its anamorphicity tonight.
     
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    I like that adjective...anamorphicity.

    Thanks Aaron!
     
  5. Aaron Silverman

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    FYI, I just checked the private website that Sony maintains for journalists, and this disc is listed as anamorphic there, so I am hopeful. (I think there was another recent Sony title or two that didn't say anamorphic on the box but actually were.)

    (BTW, "anamorphicity" is a noun. I can verify that, because I made it up! [​IMG] Anyway, glad you like it.)
     
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    D'oh.....been too long since my last English class!
     
  7. Aaron Silverman

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    according to the dvdtown.com review it is anamorphic.

    i don't know too much about this flick but i'll add it to my zhang ziyi collection.
     
  9. Ryan L. Bisasky

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    damn, it looks like theyr'e using the cut version. the version i have (region 0 dts) is listed as 153 min. Also the movie is mostly known as "musa the warrior" in other regions.
     
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    FYI: It is anamorphic, and the Korean/ Mandarin track is only Pro-Logic while the English dub (which matches the subtitles) is in 5.1.
     
  11. Ryan L. Bisasky

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    so its a dubtitle track? boy sony fucked this one up bigtime.
     
  12. Aaron Silverman

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    As far as dubtitles go, it's OK. There are a few awkward lines, but nothing you can't understand. The dub voice acting is better-than-average, too.
     
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    As will I.
     
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    Just so you guys don't get too excited. . .Zhang Ziyi doesn't have a whole lot to do in this one beyond her trademark "Intense Flaring Nostrils Glare."
     

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