Spectacular American Production of An Asian Legend Comes Alive in Forbidden Warrior

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The feature film will debut on DVD November 1. In the soul of every woman beats the heart of a hero.

MTI Home Video, the leading independent home entertainment studio, will release the epic action/adventure film, FORBIDDEN WARRIOR, about a beautiful young woman who discovers that she is the only living person with the power to control an all-powerful book of spells – and how she must now learn to use her gifts to save the world from those who killed her family for it.

“We are thrilled to have MTI release Forbidden Warrior in North America,” said Glen Hartford of Cinamour Entertainment, which produced the film that was also recently honored with the Alan J. Bailey Award for Excellence at the Action On Film Festival. “Forbidden Warrior will appeal to both rental and sell-thru customers on many levels so it was important for us to align the project with one of the premiere home entertainment distribution companies in the industry.”

Wrapped in powerful music, FORBIDDEN WARRIOR’S score was composed by Mike Verta (Wicked Game, Broken), and recorded with a 95-piece orchestra. The film was directed by Jimmy Nickerson (N.B.T., the upcoming From Mexico with Love), written by Glen Hartford (the upcoming From Mexico with Love), Rod Hewitt, (Primary Suspect, Back to Even), and Mike Machanska (Broken Vessels), and produced by Glen Hartford (Guru2Go, 29 Minutes and Counting), Michael Kolko (The Sure Hand of God, Rave), and Daniel Toll (Saving The Endangered Species, Guru2Go).

The film stars Marie Matiko (Gang of Roses, The Civilization of Maxwell Bright), Sung Kang (The Motel, Antwone Fisher), Tony Amendola (Blow, Stargate SG-1), Andrew Divoff (Air Force One, Wishmaster), James Hong (Hero, Blade Runner), Musetta Vander (Kicking & Screaming, The Cell), Bruce Locke, (Mind Games, Lone Tiger), and Woon Young Park (The Scorpion King, Dragon Storm).

The DVD release will be shown in Widescreen Format, with Audio Commentary, Behind the Scenes, Interactive Menus, Scene Selection, Cast Bios, Trailers, and Optional Spanish Subtitles.


Long before written history, a secret clan of sorcerers protected a book of the world's most powerful spells, the Gaia Za. They waited for the Chosen One to arrive who would be able to translate the book and use its power for peace and harmony. The warlords of the two clans who ruled the continent discover that a child soon to be born to one of the families will be the Chosen One and bring the Gaia Za's power to their clan. Che Khan (Park), ruler of the Khan's, orders the assassination of the newborn baby of the Maraji's. A powerful sorcerer, Ujis-Aka (Divoff), saves the baby, Seki (Matiko), but loses the mother and sends the child to another powerful sorcerer, Ajis-Aka (Amendola). When Seki reaches adulthood, she has been trained to be a warrior sorceress. Che Khan learns of her existence and sends his sons to capture Seki and obtain the power of the Gaia Za. Seki must now fight to restore peace to the continent.


VHS: not available

DVD: $24.95 SRP


RUNNING TIME: 91 minutes

GENRE: Fantasy / Action / Adventure


STREET: November 1, 2005

PREORDER: October 12, 2005

Now in their 21st year, MTI Home Video is a full service independent motion picture studio that produces and distributes feature films to the domestic marketplace. Based in Miami, Florida, the independent releases in excess of forty films each year in conjunction with their Studio Partners: Artist View Entertainment, Bedford Entertainment, Delta Entertainment, Fangoria Presents, Redrum Entertainment, and Saiko Films. For more information, please visit http://www.mtivideo.com.

Please visit the official website at: http://www.forbiddenwarrior.com

For more information on Cinamour Entertainment, please contact:

Lauren Lewis



310-300-0950 x233

Brian McWilliams


310-300-0950 x236

For more information, DVD screeners, artwork, please contact:

Ed Baran Publicity



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