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Heaven And Earth dvd? (NOT Oliver Stones)

Old 10-07-03, 11:19 AM
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Heaven And Earth dvd? (NOT Oliver Stones)

Can anyone please help me with who made Heaven and Earth? It was a samurai movie released about 10 years ago or so. I recently found a copy of the movie I taped off of TNT (of all places) and was wondering if anyone knew of this and if it's on dvd ANYWHERE. Thanks for any help.
Old 10-08-03, 10:59 AM
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The original title called 'THE WARRIORS OF HEAVEN AND EARTH'. It's sorta like the martial art movie 'THE HERO'. You can check or buy the dvd through www.monkeypeaches.com.
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Heaven & Earth (1990)

Warriors of Heaven and Earth was made this year, directed by He Ping, only premiered last month.

This is probably what trespoochies is looking for:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...roduct-details

RottenTomatoes lists Haruki Kadokawa as the director
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/Heav...82/preview.php

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dleedlee cites the correct film indicated by trespoochies. there is no DVD version available in any market at this time. be VERY careful if/when one appears first outside Japan though. the American broadcast and VHS versions (they're the same) are NOT the original length of the film. I have the Japanese laserdisc and there's at least another 30 mins - granted it seems to be a lot of exposition rather than "meat."
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Thank you dleedlee! That is the one I was looking for! Sucks they don't have it on dvd. That movie did look like a painting come to life like the write-up on Amazon. I remember seeing that poster of it at a theater. The poster was incredible - those 2 samurai warriors on horseback with swords drawn at each other with the sun behind them. It never come out in my area and it wasn't until a few years that I happen to see it on the TNT station at about 2 in the morning. But never again. I've never even seen it on video anywhere. This NEEDS a dvd release.
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well, it needs a WIDESCREEN ANAMORPHIC release. The P&S versions released here just simply do not do the film justice (cinematographically).
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BTW, interesting bit - almost all of the panoramic / battle scenes were shot in Canada. all those legions of soldiers (well, basically everyone else who isn't obviously/visually Japanese, like 90% of the on-screen bodies)? Canadian extras under (plastic) costume pieces. pretty funny watching the 'making of' stuff on the laserdisc - too bad it's all in Japanese.
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Haven't seen this in about a decade. Have to break out the US laser disc version next time I get back to the States. Would be nice to see a DVD release someplace, especially since I wasn't aware the Japanese version was longer.

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