original Chinese title DA XUE GUAI [Giant
directed by Huang He
starring: Tim Wu · Shi Jun-Zhe · Du Yu-Ming · Zun Zhi-Ying
may be a rip of Peter Jackson's King Kong... but it's got a ridiculously
HUGE yeti snow-creature, a tribe of fairies, bad military guys, monster
birds, a hippie Indiana Jones trying to rescue his ex-girlfriend, snow
sharks [yes, snowsharks], and a dinosaur skeleton [inexplicably
freestanding in the tundra]. The film opens in the year 2045. It's the
fifth day of research in an icy mountainous region, with Commander Xiao
Quin (actress Zhang Yongxian) leading the expedition. During a blinding
snowstorm, they unfortunately park their van directly on top of a giant
Yeti [probably in the 500-600 feet range] taking a nap. As it begins to
stand, the vehicle is knocked about and all communication with the base
is lost. Authorities contact Ren Yi Fei, a retired explorer [and former
boyfriend of Commander Xiao], to helm a search party.
the events in the aforementioned King Kong, there is no
attempt to capture the Snow Monster for a return to civilization. Rather,
the bad guys want to kill it and drain its hybrid DNA. However, there
is an unlikely attraction between the monster and the Queen of the Fairy
People. And while this mammoth Yeti does not fight any dinosaurs, he does
tangle with a bunch of Snow Sharks before the closing credits.
Chinese film with English subtitles; 83 minutes,
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected Chinese monster trailers.
Recommended for Mature Audiences