Wednesday, November 11, 2015

DVD Review: Son of the Dragon

Son of the Dragon
Director: David Wu
Cast: David Carradine, Rupert Graves, John Reardon
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Retail: $9.98
Running Time: 178 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Buy Link: Amazon

I'm trying to catch up on several reviews that I've delayed for one reason or another, including a few Mill Creek Entertainment titles.

Son of the Dragon was re-released to DVD this past summer. It originally aired on the Hallmark Movie Channel in 2008, which was first film to be shown in HD on the cable channel. Directed by David Wu, the film stars the late David Carradine, Rupert Graves and John Reardon. There are no special features or extras on the two-disc set.

The film puts a new spin of the classic "The Thief of Bagdad" story. It centers on a young thief named D.B. - "Devil Boy" (played by John Reardon) and his teacher Bird (played by David Carradine). Ever since he was a kid, D.B. has stolen goods from the rich and given them to the poor.

D.B. and Bird make plans to steal the royal court's jewels. Well, that is until D.B. sets eyes on the Governor's daughter, Princess Li Wei (played Desiree Siahaan) and quickly falls in love her. Unfortunately, the Princess has another suitor, Prince of the North (played by Rupert Graves), whom wants to make sure that D.B. stays away from her forever.

My cable company doesn't offer the Hallmark Movie Channel, so I had never heard of the movie until Mill Creek Entertainment released it on DVD. Like most Hallmark movies, it's a little campy at times with some silly dialogue. The martial arts sequences are done nicely and the acting is decent for the most part. Overall, Son of the Dragon is a fun, action-packed movie that I enjoyed watching. 

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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