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Warlords trailer

12.28.2009

Being an impatient foreign-film fan, I imported the Jet Li historical epic THE WARLORDS quite a while back, and was thoroughly impressed. Particularly by the huge body count, which makes BRAVEHEART look like a romantic comedy.

Fortunately Magnolia/Magnet seems to be the new reliable source for eventually bringing action to the US from elsewhere (like DISTRICT 13 ULTIMATUM, BRONSON, ONG-BAK 2, CHOCOLATE, RED CLIFF, etc.), and they'll have THE WARLORDS chopping through screens large and small in March and April of 2010.

The synopsis: Set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s, WARLORDS stars Jet Li as General Pang, who barely survives a brutal massacre of his fellow soldiers by playing dead, and joins a band of bandits led by Er Hu (Andy Lau) and Wu Yang (Takeshi Kaneshiro). After fighting back attackers from an helpless village, the three men take an oath to become "blood brothers," pledging loyalty to one another until death, but things quickly turn sour and the three men become embroiled in a web of political deceit, and a love triangle between Pang, Er Hu and a beautiful courtesan (Wu Jing-Lei).

Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple!

Extra Tidbit: Andy Lau starred in INFERNAL AFFAIRS, the Hong Kong source material for THE DEPARTED.
Source: Apple

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