9/9: “Forever” in Chinese, Forbidden Kindom out on DVD

Today is 9/9. Even though the luckiest number is eight, the number nine is pretty lucky, too. In Chinese, the double nine is pronounced the same as the word to signify “forever,” both are “Jiu Jiu.”

The number nine is fairly lucky, because it sounds like the word for ‘a long time’, and is hence associated with longevity. Every year the 9th of September (9/9) is the day for the ‘Old People’s Festival’, just like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, but specifically for old people.

In short, today was an important day.

It’s also an important day because the special two-disc FORBIDDEN KINGDOM DVD came out today! It includes:

  • The Kung Fu Dream Team: the historical airing of Jackie Chan and Jet Li
  • The Dangerous Beauty: The introduction of Bing Bing Li and Crystal Liu, the two main ladies of FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
  • Filming in ‘Chinawood’: Hollywood-like set in the China-based studio. This special set about 40 miles away from Beijing has physical sets in several different time periods. The production team was able to utilize this to capture the ancient Forbidden Kingdom look!

Did you see this in the theaters? I can’t wait to play it at home on projector and watch it on my 100″ screen (OK, it’s a wall with some holes in it. But it’s still pretty cool.)

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