The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD. I saw the movie recently and enjoyed it. Like the previous three Scorpion King films, there are a lot of fighting scenes. It’s not a great story, but it’s worth watching if you’re into the Scorpion King series. Continue reading to learn five things about The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment).
Five Things About The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power
It’s the fourth in the series
Quest for Power is the fourth in the Scorpion King series. It’s helpful, but you don’t really have to see the other three movies to understand this fourth one. In the first film, which is the best one, Mathayus (Scorpion King) is a hired assassin. By the end of the movie, Mathayus kills his target and becomes king. The second movie was a prequel to the first film. In this story, Mathayus is a young man making a name for himself. The third film takes place after the first movie. In the story, Mathayus’ kingdom has fallen and he’s now an assassin again. This time around, Mathayus has to kill an evil tyrant and his ghost warriors. I’m not 100% positive, but I think the fourth movie takes place after the third one.
Scorpion King 4 is a little different
Unlike the first and third movies, Mathayus wasn’t hired to kill someone in this film. This time around, Mathayus is hired to find an ancient object with mystical power (reminded me of Indiana Jones). He finds it, but then is betrayed and framed for the assassination of the king of Norvania. Naturally, Mathayus tracks down the mystical object and clears his name. Like the other three Scorpion King movies, there is a lot of sword fights and action scenes.
The DVD and Blu-ray includes special features
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the movie in Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD (UltraViolet streaming). In addition, the film includes the following bonus features:
- Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray only)
- Real Fighters, Fake Punches (Blu-ray only)
The cast share stories about the physically daunting scenes that pack an enormous punch, literally
- Gag Reel
- A Brand New World
Director Mike Elliott brings a new approach to the production
- Great Chemistry
An onset visit with the cast and crew
There are three Scorpion Kings
So far, there has been three Scorpion Kings in the series. The Rock played the main character in the first film and Michael Copon was the Scorpion King in the second movie. In the third and fourth movies, Victor Webster played the part of the Scorpion King. Quest for Power also featured Royce Gracie (Anngar), Cowboy Elliott (The Village Boy), Grant Elliott (Lavarta), Lou Ferrigno (Skizurra), Leigh Gill (Chief Onus), Rodger Halston (Roland), Rutger Hauer (King Zakour), Ellen Hollman (Valina), Will Kemp (Drazen), Eve Torres (Chancara), Corneliu Ulici (Radu), and Ian Whyte (Prince Duan). The film was directed by Mike Elliott.
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power is rated PG-13
The 105-minute film is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, and some suggestive material. I don’t recall any profanities or sex scenes. There was a lot of fight scenes, but they were not very bloody.
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