Indomina Releasing proudly announces that its debut home entertainment release, Bodyguards and Assassins, (Best Film Award, Hong Kong Film Festival), will be available on DVD July 26th. Bodyguards and Assassins tells the story of a motley group of ordinary men turned revolutionaries in an epic, action-packed, historical drama. Teddy Chan (Black Mask) directs and global superstar Donnie Yen (Blade 2, Ip Man) stars in Bodyguards and Assassins, available on DVD through Vivendi Entertainment.
We have four exclusive photos from this hard-hitting action epic, featuring Donnie Yen, which you can check out below.
Sun Yat-sen is on the verge of merging the provinces to rise up against the Qing Dynasty. A secret planning meeting in the city of Victoria is set to take place, but it will all be for naught if they can't get him in and out of the city in one piece. Word of his presence in the British Colony of Hong Kong, brings with it a trove of assassins with only an order to make sure he does not leave the city alive. The bodyguards work together knowing there isn't freedom without sacrifice.
The motley crew of bodyguards includes Cantopop superstar Leon Lai as the opium addict trying to redeem himself from a family shame; Xueqi Wang as the Tycoon, a secret sponsor of the revolution who is suddenly asked to compromise way beyond his comfort zone; Teen idol Nicholas Tse as the rickshaw driver, a humble man following his heart and love for the family he serves; Tony Leung Ka Fai as the Revolutionary, who strives to protect Sun Yat-sen at all costs. Also featured, is former NBA player (Raptor's, Spurs and Nuggets) Mengke Bateer as the honorable Tofu Vendor who uses his towering size and fighting skills to take on the highly trained assassins, led by Jun Hu.
The epic film took ten years to complete (Documented in the film "Documentary Hell.") including the construction of the biggest 1:1 scale set of Hong Kong ever built. Sun Yat-sen is known as the Founding Father of the Chinese Republic, and the main catalyst for the Xinhai Revolution of 1911 which saw the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty in China.
- Making of Bodyguards And Assassins
- Extended Interviews
- International Trailer
Bodyguards and Assassins will be available on DVD July 26th.