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Bodyguards and Assassins [Blu-ray] [2009]

  • SKU: 5115203
  • Release Date: 06/14/2016
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 24)

    Special Features


    • Extended interviews with cast and crew
    • Five behind-the-scenes featurettes
    • Trailer

    Synopsis


    Bodyguards and Assassins
    A man is determined to stand up for his country despite the challenges of deadly adversaries in this action drama from director Teddy Chen. It's 1906, and as China begins to turn its back on the outside world and makes new demands of its people, a growing number of Chinese citizens are calling for democracy. The possibility of revolution does not sit well with Chinese authorities, and Sun Yat-sen (Hanyu Zhang), an popular activist calling for reform in China, has been forced to seek exile in nearby Hong Kong to protect himself. Sun Yat-sen is hardly the only freedom-loving Chinese patriot living in Hong Kong, and when he's invited to take part in secret talks about the future of the nation, he and his fellow exiles are put into a tight spot. Chinese authorities want to silence Sun Yat-sen by assassination, and military commander Yan Xiaoguo (Hu Jun), his lieutenant Sa Zhenchan (Cung Le) and a regiment of soldiers skilled in martial arts are dispatched to find the underground leader and put him to this death. Now the Chinese expatriate community in Hong King must take sides -- do they ignore the crisis, or stand up to protect Sun Yat-sen in his moment of need? Among those who must decide where they stand are Chen Xiaobai (Tony Leung Ka-fai), an activist and journalist; Chen's financial backer Li Yuetang (Wang Xueqi); his teenage son Li Chungguang (Wang Bo-chieh); Yuet-yu (Fan Bingbing), Li Yuetang's "kept woman;" and Sum Chung-yang (Donnie Yen), her former husband. Shiyue Weicheng (aka Assassins and Bodyguards) was an official selection at the 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Donnie Yen
      Donnie Yen
    • Nicholas Tse
      Nicholas Tse
    • Leon Lai
      Leon Lai
    • Tony Leung Kar-Fai
      Tony Leung Kar-Fai
    • Simon Yam
      Simon Yam



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bodygaurds And Assassins looks great on Blu-ray.

      Posted
      Martell
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      I love Donnie Yen, and was excited to hear that Shout Factory had picked up this film for distribution in the US. It's not the best martial arts film, though - the bouncing back and forth between action and drama disrupts the rhythm quite a bit. But, the many fights are really well done and fun.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Four Stars

      Posted
      Kamahama3x
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      It's not IP MAN but it's a good movie Donnie Yen is not in the movie as much as you think towards the end he has a couple fight scenes and I set the audio to English 2.0 that's the only english available but it mostly is sub titled but it's actually not bad

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great fighting scenes but story is bad

      Posted
      Jose
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      Donnie yen is a great martial artists and fight scenes are awesome but the story mode and actors was booring andnot enough action all talk but if u are a collector of Donnie yen it's OK to have he is my most favorite out of all kung fury fighter's

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      You better put on your seat belt for this movie. A

      Posted
      killbill
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      Man this movie was so good. Donnie Yen is the baddest man on earth. If you don't like martial art movies but this one in your blu ray player. I promise you'll change your mind. After this it's over your hooked forever.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Top-notch motion picture

      Posted
      Ninja
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      The film has a very nice fight choreography and some parkour action as well. Set, editing, camera work, action direction all become an integral part of this top-notch motion picture.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      kung fu action!

      Posted
      Lopez74
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      very good movie alot of action and fighting different type of gangs with different weapons trying to assasinate a high ranking official and best of all donnie yen!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Looking good...

      Posted
      NiteOwl
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      This is a favorite film of mine and was happy to finally get the Blu-ray. I haven't watched the Blu-ray in its entirety yet, but so far it looks great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good story with excellent actors

      Posted
      ALLDRAGONS

      THIS MOVIE IS A STORY WITHIN A STORY. IT WAS PUT TOGETHER WITH A GREAT CAST AND MUCH CARE WAS PUT INTO THE SCENERY AND COSTUMES TO REPRESENT THE TIME PERIOD OF THE MOVIE.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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