Cannes Promo Teaser for Daniel Lee’s 14 Blades

A first promotional teaser for Daniel Lee’s Wuxia adventure 14 Blades starring Donnie Yen was shown during the Cannes film festival and found it’s way into the net. The quality isn’t great and the narrator’s distorted voice in the show booth kinda reminds me of a ride in a cheap ghost train, but I guess it’s better than nothing.

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Official synopsis:

During the Ming Dynasty, the Emperor of China possessed one weapon greater than all others, the Jinyiwei, an elite force of assassins recruited from street orphans. Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades, eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade being reserved for suicide when a mission failed. Above the law, with a license to kill, the Jinyiwei devoted their lives and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor alone.
When the Imperial Court is taken over by evil eunuch JIA, the best of the Jinyiwei, QUINGLONG and XUANWU, are assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. However unbeknownst to Quinglong, the Jinyiwei have fallen under the control of Jia, and during the mission Quinglong is betrayed by Xuanwu and barely escapes with his life. Now as the most wanted man in the land Quinglong must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to power. In his way are the deadliest assassins in the land, his former brethren, the Jinyiwei.

There’s an interesting article available over at Kung Fu Cinema that shines some light on the possible historical background of the film and what other movies might have “inspired” Lee.
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3 comments for “Cannes Promo Teaser for Daniel Lee’s 14 Blades”

  1. 21. Mai 2009 | 11:04 Uhr
    mit Donnie Yen, also Pflicht.

  2. 22. Mai 2009 | 01:13 Uhr
    schade, dass man im prinzip nichts vom film sieht.

  3. 26. Oktober 2009 | 00:08 Uhr
    Xiao Mai
    GO GO WU CHUN!!!! :grin: