Though it's an English-language film, the fantasy action comedy The Medallion is one of the highest-budgeted movies to come out of Hong Kong. Cop Eddie Yang (Jackie Chan) and his partner, Interpol agent Arthur Watson (Lee Evans), are in pursuit of international human-smuggling crimelord Snakehead (Julian Sands). The partners get seriously wounded and a mysterious ancient medallion transforms them into superpowered warriors called Highbinders. The two halves of the medallion are supposed to grant eternal life when joined together by a powerful young boy who was born during a specific time in the Year of the Snake. The villainous Snakehead wants to gets his hands on both the child and the medallion, and the heros try to stop him. Aided by special effects and action choreography by Sammo Hung, Chan fights his way toward a violent conclusion with Snakehead that takes place in mid-air.. Claire Forlani plays Jackie Chan's love interest, the Interpol agent Nicole. Also starring John Rhys-Davies as Commander Hammerstock-Smythe.~Andrea LeVasseur
Jackie ChanEddie Yang
Lee EvansArthur Watson
Claire ForlaniNicole James
Julian SandsSnakehead Commander
Christy ChungChatlotte Watson
Alfred CheungScreen Story
Adriane LeeComposer (Music Score)
Joseph C. Nemec IIIProduction Designer
Anna RackardArt Director
Chaiyan (Lek) ChunsuttiwatArt Director
Jim FurlongArt Director
Oliver WongArt Director
Albert YeungExecutive Producer
Bill BordenExecutive Producer
Jackie ChanExecutive Producer
Willie ChanExecutive Producer
Grania PrestonCostume Designer
Paula FairfieldSound/Sound Designer
Nick LawsFirst Assistant Director
Douglas AarniokoskiSecond Unit Director
Paula FairfieldSound Editor
Rick NathansonLine Producer
Sammo HungAction Director
Action and Adventure,Fantasy
Action Comedy,Martial Arts,Fantasy Adventure,Buddy Film
Decided to upgrade this to Blu-ray when it came on sale. I used to love this movie but I hadn't watched it in a while so it was the perfect time. And it still holds up pretty well. It's funny, has solid action, the effects don't look as dated as I thought they would, and it's just a really fun watch if you love Jackie Chan movies. The Blu-ray is a nice release, it has a decent transfer of the movie and a couple special features. Definitely recommended.
Excellent stunts throughout movie.The kids like it
Overall,(action,language,attire, etc.,suitable for nearly anyone ...age 12+!
Worth watching more than once!!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Jaken Chan Is The Man!
This was a great Kung Fu artt movie, filled with wonderful stunts & acting that made it a well thought out movie! Jaken Chan was funny like he always is, I would recommend this movie to others because its story is very thought out & original!