Donnie Yen and MMA fighter Cung Le star in this gripping martial arts blockbuster set in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong in 1905. The revolutionary movement has spread throughout China, but the corrupt Qing dynasty will do anything to hold on to its power. As Sun Yat-Sen prepares for a historic meeting that will shape the future of the country, a motley crew of men and women are entrusted to protect him from a group of deadly assassins who will stop at nothing to kill him. Winner of eight Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film, and featuring an hour-long battle sequence unlike anything attempted before.
5 hours. 13 blocks. To Save a Nation's Future
They Must Protect One Man From its Past
Winner of 8 Hong Kong Film Festival Awards including Best Film and
(Los Angeles, CA) – Indomina Releasing proudly announces that its debut home entertainment release, Bodyguards & Assassins releases on DVD July 26th
, (Best Film Award, Hong Kong Film Festival), will be available on DVD July 26th. Bodyguards & Assassins releases on DVD July 26th
tells the story of a motley group of ordinary men turned revolutionaries in an epic, action-packed, historical drama. Teddy Chen (Twenty Something, Purple Storm, The Accidental Spy,) directs and global superstar Donnie Yen (Blade II, Hero, Ip Man) stars in Bodyguards & Assassins releases on DVD July 26th
, available on DVD at an SRP of $19.97 and is distributed through Vivendi Entertainment.
Sun Yat-sen is on the verge of merging the provinces to rise up against the Qing Dynasty. A secret planning meeting in the city of Victoria is set to take place, but it will all be for naught if they can't get him in and out of the city in one piece. Word of his presence in the British Colony of Hong Kong, brings with it a trove of assassins with only an order to make sure he does not leave the city alive. The bodyguards work together knowing there isn't freedom without sacrifice.
The motley crew of bodyguards includes Cantopop superstar Leon Lai (Seven Swords) as the opium addict trying to redeem himself from a family shame; Wang Xueqi (Warriors of Heaven and Earth) as the Tycoon, a secret sponsor of the revolution who is suddenly asked to compromise way beyond his comfort zone; Teen idol Nicholas Tse (The Medallion, Storm Warriors) as the rickshaw driver, a humble man following his heart and love for the family he serves; Tony Kai-fe Leung (L'Amant, The Missing) as the Revolutionary, who strives to protect Sun Yat-sen at all costs. Also featured, is former NBA player (Raptor's, Spurs and Nuggets) Mengke Bateer as the honorable Tofu Vendor who uses his towering size and fighting skills to take on the highly trained assassins, led by Hu Jun (Red Cliff).
The epic film took ten years to complete (Documented in the film "Documentary Hell.") including the construction of the biggest 1:1 scale set of Hong Kong ever built. Sun Yat-sen is known as the Founding Father of the Chinese Republic, and the main catalyst for the Xinhai Revolution of 1911 which saw the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty in China.
Donnie Yen (Blade II, IP Man, Hero) and MMA fighter Cung Le star in this gripping martial arts blockbuster set in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong in 1905. The revolutionary movement has spread throughout China, but the corrupt Qing dynasty will do anything to hold on to its power. As Sun Yat-Sen prepares for a historic meeting that will shape the future of the country, a motley crew of men and women are entrusted to protect him from a group of deadly assassins who will stop at nothing to kill him. Winner of eight Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film, and featuring an hour-long battle sequence unlike anything attempted before, it's a pivotal action epic that's being hailed as "a satisfying mix of politics, personal sacrifice and death-or glory combat" (Richard Kuipers, Variety).
Format – DVD
Running Time – 139 minutes
Rated – R
Order Date – June 14, 2011
Street Date – July 26, 2011
Sound: Mandarin 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Stereo
SRP: $19.97 (DVD)
Aspect ratio: 16 X 9 2.35 Widescreen Version
Special Features: Making of Bodyguards And Assassins, Extended Interviews, International Trailer
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