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Bodyguards and Assassins: English Friendly DVD and Blu-ray Disc in February

And another fast release coming from our friends in Hong Kong. Teddy and Peter Chan’s star-laden Bodyguards and Assassins opened in Hong Kong’s theaters in December and already YesAsia is listing a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release for February 8, 2010! English subtitles will be included in both versions, people outside of Region A will just have to wait a bit until the region code gets announced since Kam & Ramson sometimes lock their releases.
Here’s one of the film’s many trailer to keep you entertained until February….

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Preorder Bodyguards and Assassins on DVD or Blu-ray Disc from YesAsia.com

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Bodyguards and Assassins: Donnie Yen vs. Cung Le Clip

Four minutes of Donnie Yen fighting Cung Le in Bodyguards and Assassins

[via Filmsmash]

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Johnnie To’s Vengeance on HK DVD & Blu-ray Disc

Ha! Just as expected, our French friends won’t be the only ones who will be able to enjoy Johnnie To’s Vengeance from their own couch this Christmas time. According to several online shops, HK super distributor Mega Star will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc with English subtitles on December 11th, the same day as the sweet looking French release from TF1 Video.
The back cover says the Blu-ray Disc will be locked to Region A, but this doesn’t mean much on Mega Star releases. Their latest release of Accident is also labeled as Region A but plays fine on European Blu-ray Players.
Preorder Vengeance on DVD or Blu-ray Disc from YesAsia
Update [Dec 22, 2009] I got my BD copy today and the disc is locked to region A! 35 full resolution screen shots are available at the Asian Blu-ray Guide.

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New Taiwanese Trailer for Bodyguards and Assassins

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[via @wildgrounds & Facebook]

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Johnnie To’s Vengance: French DVD & Blu-ray Disc in December

Sometimes, but just sometimes it must be great to live in a film-loving nation like France, because our friendly south-western neighbors were not only the first that could see Johnnie To’s Vengeance on the big screen back in May, but will also be the first to get a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release. On December 11th, TF1 Video will release the film in three flavors, a standard one disc edition, a two disc collector’s edition and of a Blu-ray Disc edition in a nice looking steelbook.

Sadly none of these releases will included English subtitles and TF1 Video also has the bad habit to enforce the French subtitles when the original (mostly english in Vengeance) language track is selected. But since Vengeance opened in Hong Kong on August 20th, I bet English friendly HK DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases will pop up by the end of the year as well. Until then, enjoy the film’s (ironically French subbed) trailer below.

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[via @wildgrounds]

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New Subtitled Trailer for The Storm Warriors

About two months before that Chinese theatrical opening, MTime has posted another new trailer for the Pang Bros’ The Storm Warriors with lots of new and unseen scenes.

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Synopsis via Asian Media Wiki:

Japanese evil warlord Lord Godless desired to conquer China. He imprisoned a large number of martial artists and tried to make them subjugate. Among the prisoners were Cloud and the martial arts elder statesman Nameless. Wind came to the rescue. The trio was badly wounded by Lord Godless’s evil martial arts attack. Chu Chu was also knocked out when she blocked Cloud from Lord Godless’s strike. The remaining martial artists sacrificed their lives to save the trio, in the hope that the trio would beat Lord Godless one day and save the country.

Chu Chu was badly wounded and stayed unconscious. Cloud was filled with remorse and vowed to take revenge. Wind chose to take the evil way to quickly boost up his martial arts skills, so that he could protect the people. During his training, he met the girl who changed his life, Dream. Meanwhile, the troop of Lord Godless came to attack. Wind’s training was interrupted when he tried to save Dream from Lord Godless’s assault. After some killings, Wind ran away and disappeared….

Lord Godless took The Emperor in captivity and stationed his troops in Heaven Cave. Cloud arrived alone and started a combat with Lord Godless. Lord Godless had the upper hand. In the meantime, the half-evil Wind appeared and joined the battle. During the fight, they inadvertently discovered the secret of the sovereign. The real intention of Lord Godless’s invasion was related to an ancient tomb, a forbidden ground buried with the Royal family’s secret. The truth was finally revealed. At last, how would the battle end? Who would eventually rule over the country?

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Eight Minutes from Bodyguards and Assassins

New, over eight minutes long promotion clip for directors Teddy Chan and Peter Chan’s Bodyguards and Assassins that will open in December 2009 in Hong Kong.

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[via Twitch]

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