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The Forbidden Kingdom

DIRECTOR, ROBMINKOFF LIONS GATE FILMS, INC. DVD, 113 MINUTES., COLOR, 2008 ENGLISH/MANDARIN SUBTITLES Reviewed by Elizabeth Parke Promotional movie posters for The Forbidden Kingdom visually link two of the most recognized kung fu actors, Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Joined at the J, Jackie Chan’s name runs horizontally while Jet Li’s name drops vertically. The use of composite imagery in the film’s marketing strategy is mirrored throughout the film. Using carefully chosen shooting locatio...