Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Chu Ching, Chen Chun, Chiang Kuang-chao
Genres: Action & Adventure
No Description Available. Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure Rating: UN Release Date: 13-MAR-2007 Media Type: DVD
The 8 Immortals brought to life on screen!
morgoth | omaha, NE | 04/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I can't really think of anything to compare this to, but the closest may be Greek mythology books where the gods would partake in real world events if they felt the need. I know next to nothing about Chinese mythology, but from what I have seen, most of it looks very interesting. Some people might be put off by all of the singing in this, but it is my favorite thing about the movie.
After introducing seven of the eight Immortals , the actual story starts while introducing the eighth. When a bloodsucking demon captures a girl that one of the gods favors, the Eight Immortals intervene. The story slows down after introducing the Immortals, but picks back up by the end.
There is not much action, but that didn't bother me. This isn't a kung fu movie, it is just a magical experience. After no fighting the entire movie, there is a huge throwdown at the end which is nicely filmed and has good choreography. The rest is magic type action, but all of it is fun to watch.
The film print is far from being in perfect condition, but the picture and sound quality is very good."