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    Unique ID Code: 0000019315
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 14/6/2001 17:02
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    Golden Child, The (UK)

    6 / 10
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    Eddie Murphy is the chosen one
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 90 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    As The Chosen One, Eddie Murphy`s on a madcap mission to save The Golden Child, a youth with mystical powers who`s been abducted by an evil cult.

    He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses Tibet to obtain a sacred dagger. But it`s Murphy`s wit that turns out to be his sharpest weapon in this 24-karat comedy adventure.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 German

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Michael Ritchie

    Written By:

    Victor Wong
    Charlotte Lewis
    Charles Dance
    Eddie Murphy
    J.L. Reate

    Casting By:
    Patricia Rose

    Soundtrack By:
    Michel Colombier
    John Barry

    Director of Photography:
    Donald E. Thorin

    Richard A. Harris

    Costume Designer:
    Wayne A. Finkelman

    Production Designer:
    J. Michael Riva

    Gordon A. Webb
    Robert D. Wachs
    Edward S. Feldman
    Dennis Feldman

    Executive Producer:
    Richard Tienken
    Charles R. Meeker

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    I think this film is good for a laugh... an enjoyable mix of mild action, fantasy and comedy.
    This could easily have been a great Special Edition, i`d love to see the original cut of this film that used a score by John Williams. Because the film didn`t do to well with the test audiences (the film wasn`t overly funny at the time and as they had just seen Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop, they were expecting him to do his laugh, etc. When they didn`t the film boses got edgy.) they decided to reshoot some stuff, chuck out the John Williams score and shove in a dodgy pop track. So there is loads of room for a special edition here!
    posted by Fraught on 17/1/2003 17:24