The Scorpion King [WS] [Limited Edition] [DVD/CD] [DVD] [2002]

The Scorpion King comes to DVD in this special edition twin-pack. The film is presented in widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by The Rock, a second commentary with director Chuck Russell, outtakes, a handful of featurettes, and a music video from the band Godsmack. This Universal release also contains the soundtrack for the film featuring artists like Creed, System of a Down, Nickelback, and many others.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.25 out of 5 stars.
4.3
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 26)

Special Features

  • Alternate version in enhanced viewing mode
  • Enhanced feature commmentary with the Rock - view the Rock live
  • Feature commentary with director Chuck Russell
  • Outtakes
  • Godsmack music video "I Stand Alone"
  • Preparing the Fight
  • The Making of The Scorpion King
  • The Special Effects
  • The Rock and Michael Clarke Duncan
  • Ancient World Production Design
  • King Scorpion: Man or Myth?
  • DVD-ROM features including Total Axess
  • CD soundtrack and much more
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Scorpion King
The Rock has his first starring role in this prequel to The Mummy films, which was developed while The Mummy Returns was still in production. The film takes place in ancient times, when a mighty swordsman, Memnon (Steven Brand, making his film debut) ruled over nearly all the known world. Memnon, a brutal tyrant, defeats his enemies in battle with the help of a beautiful sorceress, Cassandra (Kelly Hu), who can predict the future. The last of the "free tribes" form a fragile alliance to fight Memnon, and hire a trio of Akkadian assassins, led by Mathayus (pro wrestler The Rock, who made his big-screen debut as this character in The Mummy Returns), to kill the sorceress and thus remove Memnon's advantage. Balthazar (Michael Clarke Duncan of The Green Mile), the powerful leader of the Nubians, objects to hiring mercenaries, but the plan goes forward. The assassins are betrayed by Takmet (Peter Facinelli), the son of one of the tribal leaders, and Mathayus finds himself unable to kill Cassandra. Thanks to the unlikely machinations of Cassandra, and the aid of a horse thief, Arpid (Grant Heslov of True Lies), Mathayus escapes to the desert. He eventually abducts Cassandra, who explains that Memnon was holding her against her will. Mathayus thwarts Memnon's efforts to re-capture Cassandra, then uses his newfound sense of justice to convince the surviving tribal leaders to join forces again to defeat Memnon. The Scorpion King was directed by Chuck Russell. Jonathan Hales (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones) was credited with the story, and WWF owner Vince McMahon has an executive producer credit. The film, which was shot in the U.S. (very unusual for a big action film), reportedly underwent extensive re-shoots when the first cut came in with a running time of 70 minutes. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Steven Brand
    Steven Brand - Memnon
  • Michael Clarke Duncan
    Michael Clarke Duncan - Balthazar
  • Kelly Hu
    Kelly Hu - Cassandra
  • Bernard Hill
    Bernard Hill - Philos
  • Grant Heslov
    Grant Heslov - Arpid

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