The Dragon Pearl

DVD Release: June 18, 2013
The Dragon Pearl


Josh and Ling were expecting a boring vacation visiting each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they’re right in the middle of an adventure when they find a Chinese Golden Dragon.

Dove Review

Kids and the young at heart will love this movie! This is a remarkable film which includes a quest for a dragon pearl and is, in several ways, similar to “E.T.” in that it has characters helping out a dragon (instead of an alien) and they even are given the ability to fly! The kid actors are terrific, with Louis Corbett playing Josh and Li Lin Jin playing Ling. Sam Neill is wonderful as Josh’s father Chris Chase and Robert Mammone makes a great villain, playing Chris’s boss Philip Dukas. Jordan Chan is a hoot as Mr. Wu Dong, a martial arts and dragon expert who takes on some goons to protect Josh and Ling.

This film features wonderful music, excellent acting, beautiful cinematography, and themes of loyalty and commitment. We are pleased to award this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: G/OMG-1; Pig!
Violence: A man hurts his hand fighting off a thief; guards are seen tied up; a boy is shoved; man is hit in privates with stick; martial arts fighting; man puts a knife to boy's throat; trucks run over bottles; man's spit is seen flying out of mouth when he is hit; knife thrown at man who avoids it; girl bites man; knife scratches man's face.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Man's pants are ripped and his red underwear with a bear on the rear is seen.
Other: A monstrous idol is seen in a Chinese temple; tension between a father and son.


Company: ARC Entertainment
Genre: Action
Runtime: 95 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter