With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, June 05, 2016

CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE available on Digital June 7th; coming to Blu-ray & DVD on July 5th

Well Go USA
Presents
Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe / Jiu ceng yao ta
Directed by Lu Chuan
China, 2015, 123 minutes

Celebrated auteur and festival darling Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death) directs his first blockbuster film with Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe, debuting on digital June 7 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The Chinese action adventure film follows the story of a young soldier, working in China’s snowcapped mountains, who, following an explosion, discovers a series of mysterious fossils hidden deep within the mountain caverns. What he finds out next will change his life – and human history – forever.

The cast includes Yao Chen (Firestorm), Mark Chao (Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon), Rhydian Vaughan (Lord of Shanghai), Li Chen (Aftershock), Tiffany Tang (The Storm Warriors), Daniel Feng (The Painted Veil), Wang Qingxiang (The Grandmaster), Wu Jun (Beginning of the Great Revival), Wang Deshung (Saving General Yang) and Li Guangjie (Drug War).

Bonus materials include a making-of featurette.

Synopsis:

The Mongolian Border, 1979: Massive fossils of unknown creatures are discovered in the mountains, and the research team assigned to excavate the remains includes acclaimed Professor Yang (Wang Qingxiang), Hu Bayi (Mark Chao), and Ping (Yao Chen), the professor’s beautiful daughter. When a freak explosion, lethal bat attack, and fall to the mountain’s floor leaves only a handful of survivors, the small remaining band uncovers a mythic Cyclopean Temple – and an Interdimensional Portal that lets loose a pack of ravenous Hell-Beasts, leaving only Hu alive.

New York City, Present Day: Now living a quiet but tormented life as a librarian, Hu studies demonology manuscripts to find answers for that fateful day. Little does he know that Professor Yang has just been found wandering the mountains thousands of miles from where he supposedly died; a young woman with amnesia was just discovered in a recently-uncovered tomb; and a Northern Chinese mining town has just been ravaged by giant, unknown creatures ...

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