This made-for-TV kung-fu movie grinds the majesty of CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2000) to a fine powder suitable for the action genre grist mill. Os (Billy Zane) is a Shadow Man, a spirit exiled to Earth for crimes against cosmic evolution, and has walked on the wild side for several centuries. The White Warrior (Michelle Comerford) jolts him with a wake-up call the subversive Shadow Men have a rare chance to open up a vortex which will spell the end of humankind and Os becomes an instrument for peace. To open the vortex, the Shadow Men must first locate a tablet from the "Book of Life," a text older than the Dead Sea Scrolls, and decipher it. In si...