Chow Yun-Fat Returns in THE ASSASSINS
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD January 8th, 2013
Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications
Special Thanks to Leif Helland
Legendary action hero Chow Yun-Fat (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON; THE KILLER) tackles his most demanding role yet in Director Linshan Zhao’s action-adventure film THE ASSASSINS (銅雀臺, 2012), debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital January 8th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Also starring Yifei Liu (WHITE VENGEANCE) and Hiroshi Tamaki (HEAVENLY FOREST), the lavish historical action drama is set in the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history and focuses on Han Dynasty warlord Cao Cao (Chow Yun-Fat) in his latter years, as he explores the areas of military tactics, love, and the relationship between father and son. Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette.
During the Three Kingdoms period, Cao Cao stands as the last pillar of power preventing the collapse of the Han throne. Emperor Xian, who sits on that throne, cares more about music and poems than his own power. But behind the Emperor’s disinterest, rumors that Cao Cao wants the throne for himself have driven Emperor Xian to plot Cao Cao’s assassination, a plan that’s been years in the making. An ancient prophecy states that when the four elemental start to align, a new dynasty will arise, and in 221 A.D., they do. With the weakened government and impending omen, Cao Cao has enemies everywhere, and they all want him dead. Someone has been abducting the children of Cao Cao’s dead enemies and training them to be assassins. In 221, they are grown, and sent to infiltrate Bronze Sparrow Tower. When the four stars align over Bronze Sparrow Tower, the struggle for Cao Cao’s life begins…
THE ASSASSINS has a runtime of approximately 103 minutes and is not rated.
Bonus Features Include:
• Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
Catalog #: WGU01360B
UPC Code: 812491013601
Catalog #: WGU01359D
UPC Code: 812491013595
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