director: Raymond Yip (Wai Man Yip) with Peter Chan
starring: Jet Li и Andy Lau и Takeshi Kaneshiro и
One of the
best Chinese movies of the decade is also one of the bloodiest, with epic
battle scenes and graphic segments of brutal conflict.
This Jet Li
actioner is the tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the
midst of war and political upheaval circa mid-19th Century (one of the
darkest periods in Chinese history). The Chinese people are under the
rule of the vicious and corrupt Manchus. Natural disasters are also wrecking
havoc within the country. In the midst of the chaos, a band of rebel groups
- known as the Taipin [Heavenly Kingdom] - attack the persecuting army
and attempt to regain the throne.
Chinese film; original widescreen format (16:9), uncut (127 min.) version
in DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American DVD machine;
in Chinese language with optional English or Chinese subtitles.
Graphic War Violence/Adult Material:
For Mature Audiences