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The Assassins [Blu-ray] [2012]

  • SKU: 6974433
  • Release Date: 01/08/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 14)

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    The Assassins
    The emperor of a crumbling Han Kingdom hatches an assassination plot that seems to have been foretold in an ancient prophecy in this sweeping historical epic starring Chow Yun Fat. The time is the Three Kingdoms period. As Emperor Xian's infatuation with the arts distracts him from being a powerful leader, aging Han Dynasty warlord Cao Cao (Yun-Fat) fights to maintain their empire's might. When rumors of Cao Cao's ruling ambitions begin to swirl, Emperor Xian sets into motion a plan to have the powerful warrior eliminated. According to an ancient prophecy, a new dynasty will emerge from the ashes of the old one when the four elementals begin to align. Now, in the year 221 A.D., Cao Cao finds himself beset by his enemies. The children of his fallen rivals have been shaped into assassins by a mysterious figure, and now, with the four stars rising in the sky above Bronze Sparrow Tower, the powerful Cao Cao prepares to make his last stand. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chow Yun-Fat
      Chow Yun-Fat - Cao Cao
    • Hiroshi Tamaki
      Hiroshi Tamaki - Mu Shun
    • Su You Peng
      Su You Peng
    • Yao Lu
      Yao Lu
    • Ni Dahong
      Ni Dahong



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

    86%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good story

      Posted
      tiger
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      The story was of interest had lots of action which is important . The design of the costumes where excellent.The location was as if they where really back in that time.The action parts looked so real as if they where really hitting and killing one another.When you see a movie of this culture you can really ask yourself about your own ideas and culture. Would I have the strength to stand by my culture as much as they did in the movie. i may say yes but who really knows until they are faced with that kind of situation and problem.Anyway I just like the action movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Gives a snapshot into the life of Cao Cao

      Posted
      Paku
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The Assassins is a movie about Cao Cao. More like a small sliver in his life. I don't know if this is a true story but it was entertaining at least. The cinematography and acting is excellent. If this is a true story then the plot is more than excellent. Just knowing that I can't tell whether it's a true story is a nod to the director. I am a little biased because I love anything Romance of the three kingdoms related.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Film - Read Your History First

      Posted
      Mohn
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      I picked up this Blu Ray on a whim because it was on sale on BB site for $5. Great production, beautiful sets, grandiose scenes. The only problem is if you don't know your Three Kingdoms history (Chinese history) you will find yourself lost immediately as I was. Unfortunately I read the history afterwards and that is when the plot made sense.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Don't be fooled by the star...

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      PeptoBismol
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      While I love Chow Yun-fat as an actor and have since buying bootlegs were the only way to see his stuff, this movie is a travesty. It's slow and boring and after watching it you want a bath. It starts out like it may well be pretty good then slows to a dead stop in about ten minutes. I was pretty disappointed whit this one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another good 'sort of historical' epic

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      SciFiMovieGuy
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      Chow Yun Fat brings a certain gravitas to his roles, whether lighter fare like Bulletproof Monk or more serious roles like this one, and he's a very skilled and likeable actor. I'm sure some (or a lot) of the cultural context is lost on me, but I found it worth jumping in for this one. Very entertaining.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Jet Li is excellent as always

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      rmeinhardt64
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      If you are a fan of Martial Arts Movies you will like this one. Jet Li one of the best martial artists of the last two decades carries this movie. I bought it just because he was in it. Jet Li never dissappoints.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      loved it

      Posted
      Patrick
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      Assassins it was pretty good I like to watch in sub title's ot getthe eemotion of the Chinese language. The story was long and a little confusing . But I like this type of move. I will watch it again .

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      nice cinematography

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      Kimo28
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      Nice story, I thought it was related to Red Cliff since there is a chaaracter in both fims with the same name, Cao Cao. Red Cliff is one of my favorites!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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