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    Unique ID Code: 0000053355
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    Added on: 18/9/2003 20:41
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    Bulletproof Monk (UK)

    7 / 10
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    A power beyond measure requires a protector without equal
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 99 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    The Monk (Chow Yun-Fat) is a martial arts master whose duty has been to protect a powerful ancient scroll. Faced with finding the scroll`s next guardian, the Monk`s quest brings him to New York City where, to his disbelief, it appears his successor is a smart-mouthed pickpocket named Kar (Seann William Scott). As the Monk instructs Kar, the unlikely duo become partners in protecting the scroll from a power-monger who`s been chasing it for 60 years. Amidst high-flying acrobatics and martial arts action, this odd couple has to work together to keep the scroll - and mankind - safe!

    Special Features:
    Audio commentary with director Paul Hunter and producers Charles Roven and Douglas Segal
    Featurette `The Tao of Monk`
    Featurette `The Monk Unrobed`
    Behind the scenes
    Photo gallery (50 stills)
    Deleted scenes
    Theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Paul Hunter

    Written By:

    Victoria Smurfit
    Karel Roden
    Jaime King
    Seann William Scott
    Yun-Fat Chow

    Casting By:
    Mindy Marin

    Soundtrack By:
    Eric Serra

    Director of Photography:
    Anthony Nocera
    Stefan Czapsky

    Robert K. Lambert

    Costume Designer:
    Delphine White

    Production Designer:
    Deborah Evans

    John Woo
    Douglas Segal
    Charles Roven
    Mark Paniccia
    Robert K. Lambert
    Alan Glazer
    Terence Chang

    Executive Producer:
    Michael Yanover
    Kelley Smith-Wait
    Caroline Macaulay
    Gotham Chopra


    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    I had read a lot of bad(many appalling) reviews about this movie but being a Chow Yun Fat and Sean William Scott fan, I decided to give the movie a go on DVD. Seeing as one of my mates gave this a 1/10, I had very low expectations. I was surprised and rather delighted to see that it was a good action movie. Typical, but good nonetheless.
    Chow Yun Fat is an immortal monk who has protected a sacred and powerful scroll from an evil Nazi for nearly 60 years. Now the daughter of this Nazi is after the same scroll. Also it is time for Chow Yun to find a successor as he can only keep the scroll for 60 years. In America, he meets Kar(Sean William Scott), an intelligent yet misguided thief. He sees him as an ideal successor and trains him. The 2 of them end up working together to protect the scroll.
    Very cliche but interesting none the less. The movie did have potential to be so much more. It is fun and entertaining, a perfect popcorn movie.
    The picture is quite sharp all the way through and the visuals are excellent. Some of the action scenes seemed over the top but it was still visually good. The sound was overall average in that there was nothing spectacular about it but it was a great track nonetheless.
    There is a standard commentary, Some behind the scenes documentaries, a photo gallery and a trailer. Pretty much all you would want from a not so special film. This movie is watchable and entertaining if you switch your brains off.
    posted by dicanio on 27/11/2003 11:58