With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, April 26, 2015

THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN to make home video debut on June 2

Well Go USA
The Taking of Tiger Mountain / Zhì qu weihu shan
Directed by Tsui Hark
China, 2014, 143 minutes

Legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark’s (Once Upon a Time in China franchise) latest action-adventure epic The Taking of Tiger Mountain will debut on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital HD on June 2nd, 2015 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

The film, set in the late 1940s, finds the fates of three individuals -- a bandit warrior, the leader of a liberation army and an investigator on a clandestine mission -- intertwined. As the action unfolds, audiences are immersed in the “swooping camera, spurting blood, flying bullets, airborne knives, falling rocks, cannon fire and — most spectacularly — a covert raid by ski” (Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times).

The Taking of Tiger Mountain stars Zhang Hanyu (Special ID, Back to 1942), Lin Gengxin (Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon), Tong Liya (Beijing Love Story), Tony Leung Ka Fai (Tai Chi Zero, Tai Chi Hero) and Yu Nan (The Expendables 2). The film is based on Qu Bo’s novel “Tracks in the Snowy Forest,” which also served as the basis for “Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy,” one of eight "model operas" produced during the Cultural Revolution.

Tsui Hark’s thrilling adaptation of Qu Bo’s beloved adventure novel stars Tony LEUNG Ka-fai as a ruthless bandit, ruling the lands of Northeast China from his fortress on Tiger Mountain. A captain of the Liberation Army (LIN Gengxin) launches a counter-insurgency against the dictator with a skilled investigator (ZHANG Hanyu) sent to destroy the gang from the inside.

Bonus Features Include:
- Interviews with Tsui Hark (Director), Tony Ka Fai Leung (Hawk), Zhang Hanyu (Yang), Tony Liya (Little Dove), Yu Nan (Qinglian), Chen Xiao (Gao), Lin Gengxin (Captain), and Han Geng (Jimmy)
- Trailer

I've already placed my request for a screener, so look for a review here at AsianCineFest on or shortly before the June 2nd home video release date.

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