Warlords

The Warlords

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Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan

Cast: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro

     
 

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Love, politics, and loyalty threaten to tear apart three soldiers in this lavish historical epic from Hong Kong. In 1870, the power of the corrupt Qing Dynasty has been threatened by the rise of a revolutionary army, led by religious fanatics, and civil war is tearing the nation apart. Pang Qingyun (Jet Li), a good man who finds himself

Overview

Love, politics, and loyalty threaten to tear apart three soldiers in this lavish historical epic from Hong Kong. In 1870, the power of the corrupt Qing Dynasty has been threatened by the rise of a revolutionary army, led by religious fanatics, and civil war is tearing the nation apart. Pang Qingyun (Jet Li), a good man who finds himself fighting for the Qing leadership, is one of the only survivors of a bloody battle in between revolutionaries and Qing troops, and is looking for someplace to go when he's offered shelter by a beautiful peasant woman, Lian (Xu Jinglei). Pang and Lian spend the night in each others arms, and he finds himself falling in love with her. Pang sets out to make his way home when he's befriended by Zhao Erhu (Andy Lau) and Jiang Wuyang (Takeshi Kaneshiro), a pair of bandits. When Jiang is attacked in an ambush, Pang helps save his life, and the three men become blood brothers in a gory ritual. Pang convinces Jiang and Zhao to join him in the fight against the revolutionaries, and with their help Pang is able to achieve some impressive victories. However, when Pang allows his own ego and dreams of glory to override his common sense and loyalty, Zhao and Jiang come to distrust their ally, and matters become worse when it is revealed that Lian is Zhao's wife. Tou Ming Zhuang (aka The Warlords) was a major box-office success in China and Eastern Asia before making its way to theaters in Europe and the United States.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2010
UPC:
0876964003025
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Magnolia
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
36,451

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Making of The Warlords featurettes, The Warlords 117 days: a production journal; The Warlords: behind the scenes special; HDnet: a look at The Warlords; International trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jet Li General Pang
Andy Lau Zhao Er-Hu
Takeshi Kaneshiro Jiang Wu-Yang
Xu Jinglei Lian

Technical Credits
Peter Ho-Sun Chan Director,Producer
Sunji Asavinikul Sound/Sound Designer
Christopher Blunden Editor
Zoe Chun-jung Chen Co-producer
Yee Chung-man Production Designer
Jessie Dai Costumes/Costume Designer
Jojo Hiu Co-producer
Jojo Hui Co-producer,Screenwriter
Huang Jianxin Producer,Screenwriter
He Jiping Screenwriter
Guo Junli Screenwriter
Peter Kam Score Composer
Leon Ko Score Composer
Nakorn Kositpaisain Sound/Sound Designer
Yeung Kwok-wai Asst. Director
Chan Kwong-wing Score Composer
Peter Lam Executive Producer
Aubrey Lam Screenwriter
Xu Lan Screenwriter
Wenders Li Editor
Yee Chung Man Costumes/Costume Designer
Andre Morgan Executive Producer
Chin Tin Nam Screenwriter
Kin Ngok Executive Producer
Lee Pik-kwan Costumes/Costume Designer
Han San Ping Executive Producer
Chatchai Pongprapaphan Score Composer
Han Sanping Executive Producer
Chun Tin-nam Screenwriter
Ching Siu Tung Action Director
Lo Kim Wah Asst. Director
Arthur Wong Cinematographer
Pater Wong Art Director
Raymond Yip Associate Producer
James Yuen Screenwriter
Yi Zhenzhou Art Director

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The Warlords 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
Okay, so this is probably not what I would consider my favorite Jet Li movie, but it wasn't bad. Being Jet Li, of course, I had to see it...he is one of my heroes. This movie is supposedly based off of true events too. I'm not really sure how close to the truth it is necessarily...maybe a little fabricated possibly, but I'm sure it's fairly accurate. The action in this was pretty cool, but at times some of it kinda seemed a little bit B grade in quality. The acting seemed pretty decent. Overall, if you like epics & martial arts...and don't mind foreign movies, I would say this one is at least worth a watch.