Pretty amazing to think there are still premieres and press blitz’s going on as The Forbidden Kingdom goes around the world. The latest premiere pics emerge from Japan!

Japan premiere

Japan premiere

TOKYO – JULY 09: (L-R) Director Rob Minkoff and Actor Jackie Chan attend ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’ Japan Premiere at Marunouchi Piccadilly on July 9, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on July 26 in Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

See the rest of the set at Getty Images!


Thanks to Teyilia in the comments for cluing us in to the DVD and Blu Ray release announcement on Wikipedia:

The Forbidden Kingdom will be on DVD and Blu-ray September 9, 2008. It will be sold on one-disc and two-disc special editions. The one-disc edition will have no extras but will contain widescreen and full screen presentations on the single disc. The two-disc special edition will include a commentary by director Rob Minkoff, deleted scenes with commentary, featurettes (The Kung Fu Dream Team, Dangerous Beauty, Discovering China, Filming in Chinawood, and Monkey King and the Eight Immortals), a Previsualization Featurette with commentary by director Rob Minkoff, a blooper reel, and a digital copy for iTunes/Apple/Quicktime, and for Windows Media. A Blu-ray two-disc special edition will also be sold with identical features of the two-disc special edition.

We can’t wait!!!

Also, we updated the release dates section!  So, if you’re in Australia, France or any of the other countries where the movie is soon opening, check it out!

The wait is over! David Buckley’s exquisite score for The Forbidden Kingdom is coming to amazon! This latest news comes straight from Buckley himself:

The Forbidden Kingdom Album will be released close to the July 11 UK release of the film. This will be a digital release, but there is a deal with Amazon that will provide a physical CD (although I do not have all the details on this yet).

Read the whole email from Buckley’s mailing list, along with a tracklisting, under the cut…

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We’ve semi-retired the blog, but this news is so great we had to post!

Sacha Baron Cohen, Marion Cotillard, Ruby Dee and Jet Li have been invited to join Hollywood’s most exclusive club — the group that hands out the Academy Awards.

They were among 105 actors, filmmakers, executives and others in the movie business who were asked to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the Academy will give Jet an Oscar already!



The Forbidden Kingdom (and its ravishing anti-heroine) can’t be denied!

More under the cut…

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For those of you who, like us, couldn’t get enough of the cast of characters from The Forbidden Kingdom, good news could be on the horizon!

Sequel talk and a soundtrack review under the cut…
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Will Jackie really fire you if you don’t laugh at his jokes? Is Jet Li hiding something?? Who does Chris Tucker like more? Find out at after the cut!

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