With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, July 31, 2014

There's a FIRESTORM coming on September 23rd from Well Go USA

Well Go USA
Directed by Alan Yuen
Starring Andy Lau
Hong Kong/China/Malaysia, 2013, 109 minutes

“The must-see Hong Kong action thriller of the year that’s packed with exhilarating action, a compelling plot, and a commanding lead performance from Andy Lau.”

“… a relentlessly fiery pyrotechnical spectacle, climaxing with a protracted heavy-artillery shootout that has Hong Kong's central business district literally caving in on itself.”

“…the Hong Kong equivalent of a Hollywood action blockbuster.”

Hong Kong action icon Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers) stars in Director Alan Yuen’s (Princess D) action-packed crime thriller Firestorm, coming on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Sept. 23 from Well Go USA Entertainment. A hardboiled police inspector (Lau) must confront, and cross, moral lines in order to hunt down a crew of seasoned criminals. Rounding out the cast are Michael Wong (Triple Tap), Ray Lui (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ka Tung Lam (Drug War, IP Man), Jun Hu (Bodyguards & Assassins), Chen Yao (Caught in the Web), Vincent Sze (Vengeance), Chi-yin Wong (Life Without Principle) and Shing-Ban Lam (Young and Dangerous: Reloaded).

Synopsis: A storm is heading toward the city of Hong Kong, threatening the lives of everyone in its path. As citizens scramble for cover, a crew of seasoned criminals stage a series of armored car heists in broad daylight, showing no mercy to anyone who gets in their way. Hardboiled police inspector Cao Nam (Andy Lau) has had enough. He vows to take back his city, but quickly learns that regular police tactics are no match for the thieves’ unmerciful brutality. The more Nam pursues them, the more unhinged he becomes - and the savage confrontation brewing in the streets may leave an aftermath even more horrifying than the devastating effects of nature itself.

Bonus Materials Include:
- “The Making of Firestorm” Featurette, including segments on:
  - Andy Lau
  - Yao Chen
  - Lam Ka Tung
  - The Criminals
  - Action Choreography
  - Action Scenes
  - Visual and Special Effects
  - Crossfire Scene
- Trailer

Firestorm had its New York Premiere on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the New York Asian Film Festival. I wasn't able to catch it then, so I'm really looking forward to Well Go USA's release. Look for a review here at AsianCineFest on or shortly before the September 23rd release date.