Blu-ray, DVD Release: Blade of Kings

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $29.98
Studio: Well Go USA

Blade of Kings movie sceneDonnie Yen (Ip Man), Jackie Chan (1911) and Bing Bing Fan (Shaolin) star in the 2004 Chinese epic action-adventure-romance-fantasy-comedy-martial arts mash-up movie Blade of Kings.

Directed by Patrick Leung and Corey Yuen, the film tells the fantastical tale of a humble boy (Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie!) born to rule an empire who must first undertake his journey to claim his throne in the mythical land of Huadu.

Originally released under the name of The Twins Effect II, Blade of Kings is a sequel to 2003’s The Twins Effect, though it has nothing whatsoever to do with its predecessor.

Quite a popular film in Asia when it was released in theaters in 2004, the unrated movie was nominated for four Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Visual Effects.

Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles and an English-dubbed version, the Blade of Kings is on Blu-ray and DVD with the following features:

  • “The Making of Blade of Kings” featurette
  • Music video

Here’s the stylish trailer, which is presented with Mandarin subtitles:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.