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Shanghai Noon [DVD] [2000] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Jackie Chan takes on the Old West in this campy sendup of some of the greatest Westerns ever made. When Princess Pei-Pei (Lucy Liu) is kidnapped from the Forbidden City in 1881 China, Chon Wang accompanies the three bravest Imperial Guardsmen on a journey to Carson City to rescue her. Along the way he cannot shake train robber Roy O'Bannon (an eminently likable Owen Wilson), who is after the pot of gold the Guardsmen have brought from China to ransom the princess. The film pays direct homage to such classic Westerns as HIGH NOON, HANG 'EM HIGH, THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, BLAZING SADDLES, and, primarily, John Ford's THE SEARCHERS in ways that are charmingly familiar. The film is chock-full of saloon brawls and shootouts that are turned upside down by Chan's martial artistry as he battles gun-toting baddies with his trademark chops and kicks as well as makeshift weapons (including a fabulous horseshoe slingshot). Cowriters Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and director Tom Dey don't leave out a thing--trains are robbed, brothels are visited, whiskey bottles are shattered, horses are jumped onto from balconies, tin cans are shot at, townspeople cheer for a hanging--and our heroes even take a bath that would make Mel Brooks proud.
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    • Rating - Action violence, some drug humor, language and sensuality.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2077103

  • Credits
    Jackie Chan, Chan Kwong-Sang, Jacky Chan, Yuen-Lung Chan, Long Cheng, Wellson Chin, Chan Yuan Lung, Chen Lung, Sing Lung, Owen Wilson, Owen C. Wilson, Lucy Liu, Lucy Alexis Liu, Roger Yuan, Xander Berkeley, Rafael Baez, Yu Rong Guang, Jason Connery
  • Critic Reviews
    "...The movie benefits from an unusually witty, high-spirited script....it's giddily, effervescently funny..."
    New York Times

    "...[A] smoothly filmed, generally funny and brilliantly titled Western..."
    USA Today

    "...Wilson is flat-out hilarious....A slap-happy treat..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[Chan and Wilson are] perfectly matched in temperament and timing, they make for a classic duo whose cinematic exploits have surely only begun..."
    Box Office

    "...The hilarious, knockabout SHANGHAI NOON, Jackie Chan's best American picture to date, breathes fresh life into the virtually dormant comedy-western..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...A wink at Westerns, martial arts and buddy movies -- enriched by a goofy performance by Owen Wilson, who would steal the movie if Chan were not so clever at sharing it with him..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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