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Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe [Blu-ray] [2016]

  • SKU: 5392500
  • Release Date: 07/05/2016
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    78% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 31)

    Synopsis


    Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe
    In this supernatural drama directed by Chuan Lu, Professor Yang (Wang Qingxiang) joins his daughter (Yao Chen) and comrade Hu Bay (Mark Chao), on a mission to excavate giant fossils that have been found in Mongolia. An explosion brings the mission to a disastrous halt, and their fall causes several monstrous beings to emerge from the Earth's core. More than three decades later, Hu has devoted himself to the study of demonology, and learns that Professor Yang has been found alive near the site of the explosion. In addition, the creatures unleashed during the disaster are found to have terrorized a mining village in Northern China. Along with Yang, Hu looks to prevent the unearthly creatures from wreaking additional havoc on the Earth. ~ Tom Ciampoli, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Mark Chao
      Mark Chao - Hu Bayi
    • Chen Jin
      Chen Jin - Yang's Mother
    • Li Chen
      Li Chen - Mr. Wang
    • Rhydian Vaughan
      Rhydian Vaughan - Chen Dong
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      Wu Jun - Lead Soldier



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews

    77%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      1080p PQ good enough to make you forget about 4K

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      armchairquarterbac
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      I've spent some time drooling over the latest in UHD innovation for a while now. So, I'm no stranger to it's charms. But, viewing this film from a Mitsubishi DLP projector, broadcasting onto a 100 inch Vutec screen, in terms of raw detail, it looked as good as any of the 4K flat panels running their designed eye-catching built-in demo loops. A 3 year old 1080p projector can't quite compete in the realms of contrast and color of course, especially in terms of color, being the limitations of color-wheels with single-chip DLP. And don't get me wrong, I'm sure at 200 inches or something closer to the large venue screens that 4K was designed for, that actual UHD BD would veritably smoke 1080p BD. But with 4K size is a hugely limiting factor in the eyes ability to distinguish detail. And this BD looked blissfully crisp throughout. So much so, we've put aside our plans to downsize to a 65 or 70 inch 4K, and wait a while longer for 4K laser/LED projection to hit competitive pricing. As for the film itself, it was fun. Like many Asian films, it might get a little too weird or hokey for western audiences at times. But probably less so, if you're into Asian cinema or Anime. And, I honestly didn't know they could do computer effects this lavishly detailed over there yet. None of the effects laden Asian films I've seen in the past had computer graphics of this caliber. With even the better ones, the effects have been at least slightly soft. But the CG in this one about rivals the clarity of just about anything coming out of Hollywood. At least that's how it looked at 100 inches. Maybe had I seen it in the cinema, I'd have noticed some shortcomings. But at 100 inches or smaller, you definitely won't. Recommended for fans of Asian cinema.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Earth's Balance In Peril

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      Besty
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      I'll start by saying I love many Chinese movies. The cinematography is usually excellent , so is the action. This is no exception. Mythology , action fighting , creatures , all in started in the past history and now resurfacing in the present. Must watch film. Will not disappoint.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      So-so action movie--liked some of it

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      DiscGuy
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      I wasn't always certain where this movie was heading which was good, but I also found some of the plot to be a little silly at times. I think if you like typical Chinese movies with their history and myth, you will like this one. I just found it somewhat average.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Average for the fan of this type of movies.

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      Joerican
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      Overall a decent time killer movie. CG is not top notch but for this type of story and movie is what is expected. For a discounted priced movie is worth the money. It does have a little of all on it, drama, action, comedy and even philosophy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      If you like the host or Japanese monster movies

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      DalekSupreme
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      The special effects are what you would expect from a 90s Japanese movie not a newer movie. The story line is interesting but jumps around a bit. I was hoping for a giant monster showdown but it is more like an Indiana Jones movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An effects ladden extravaganza. Hits all the right

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      GrumpyGodzilla73
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      This movie came out around the same time Mojin the Lost Legend did. Both films deal with the same central story. Mojin did better at the box office in China but I feel Ghostly Tribe is the superior film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      More than I expected

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      Fran
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      This movie has very good special effects, the only downside is that is not in English and you have to read captions. Other than that it is a very unique. A good one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie to and to my collection at good price

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      Ginstaller
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      Good movie to and to my collection at good price. I was not looking to buy movies but came across this one and could not resist the purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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