New Film Available Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA®

AT&T* is giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “Monkey King: Hero Is Back.” Written and directed by Tian Xiao Peng, the film features the voices of Jackie Chan (“Kung Fu Panda 3”), James Hong (“Kung Fu Panda 3”) and Nika Futterman (“Star Wars Rebels”).

“Monkey King: Hero Is Back” originally released in China in 2015 and received a Golden Rooster for Best Animated Film.

Watch it today on DIRECTV CINEMA, before it opens in theaters on July 29.

The plot

According to legend, the powerful Monkey King lived and roamed freely between Heaven and Earth. Due to his rebellious nature and antics, the Gods imprisoned him in an ice cage deep within the mountains. 

Hundreds of years pass. Then monsters attack the village nearby and a child escapes to the mountains.  Unwittingly, the child releases the Monkey King from his curse and the two work together to save the village from the evil monsters. 

Tune in

“‘Monkey King: Hero Is Back’ is an adventurous and lively animated film filled with colorful visuals.  The gifted voice cast of Jackie Chan, James Hong and Nika Futterman lends more fun and adventure to the film,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, Video Marketing, AT&T. “Our customers can tune in to Tian Xiao Peng’s latest film before its theatrical debut in the U.S.” 

“Monkey King: Hero Is Back” will be available for 72-hour rental. View it in:

  • 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $7.99.
  • Standard-definition (SD) for $6.99.

DIRECTV CINEMA is a premium pay-per-view service that brings exclusive access to select, new releases before they’re in theaters. Plus, get access to 1000s of shows and movies with DIRECTV On Demand.

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