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A new epic fantasy set in China's mythical past, The Promise is a visually stunning tale of passion that unfolds against a backdrop of war as a beautiful and mysterious princess becomes the object of affection for three very different men - a powerful Duke, a brave general and a lowly slave. As passions spark and egos clash, lives will be ruined and lovers spurned and no one will ever be the same.


Studio Warner
SKU 203380390
UPC 012569826878
UPC 14 00012569826878
Format DVD
Release Date 4/27/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Chen,Kaige
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Cast & Crew
Cecilia Cheung - Actor
Dong-Kun Jang - Actor
Hiroyuki Sanada - Actor
Hong Chen, et. al. - Producer
Kaige Chen - Director
Kaige Chen - Writer
Klaus Badelt - Original Music By
Nicholas Tse - Actor
Peter Pau - Cinematographer
Nominee (2006) Golden Globe, The Promise, Best Foreign Language Film
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review If only The Promise played out on screen as well as it sounds on the written page...The story has the potential to be an epic melodrama filled with doomed love and great acts of heroism. Unfortunately, the product delivered to American theaters by Warner Independent lacks passion and coherence. It is jarringly disjointed, especially during the first half. Things eventually get on track, but we're not invested enough in the characters or their plight for the predictable conclusion to have much meaning.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The Promise is pretty much a mess of a movie; the acting is overwrought, the plot is too tangled to play like anything but a plot, and although I know you can create terrific special effects at home in the basement on your computer, the CGI work in this movie looks like it was done with a dial-up connection.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Chen,Kaige
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times ...stylized production and costume design, and rousing score.
Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer A dazzling and dynamic spectacle.
Tasha Robinson, The Onion A.V. Club ...a return to "Hero" and "House Of Flying Daggers"...glorious.
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