DVD, Digital HD Release: Reign of Assassins

Digital Release Date: Nov. 1, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Price: DVD $19.98
Studio: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company

Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Jung Woo-Sung (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) and Xueqi Wang (Iron Man 3) star in the martial arts-fueled action-thriller Reign of Assassins, co-produced by Asian film legends John Woo (Red Cliff) and Terence Chang.

Michelle Yeoh in Reign of Assassins

Michelle Yeoh in Reign of Assassins

Set in ancient China, the film revolves around a skilled assassin (Yeoh) who is on a mission to return the remains of a mystical Buddhist monk to their resting place. The remains are believed to hold a powerful secret. Along the way, she falls in love with a man named Jiang (Woo-Sung), whose father was killed by her gang. Unaware that he also is a trained martial artist, their love blossoms but tensions arise as the truth of her past unravels. Soon, a lethal triangle surfaces between her, Jiang and the team of assassins that are after the monk’s remains.

Directed by Su Chao-Pin, Reign of Assassins is the winner of two Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards including Best Director & Film of Merit, and also received 11 Hong Kong Film Award nominations, including a Best Picture nomination.

Also available on DVD and Instant Video on the same day an date is the martial arts action film The Lost Bladesman starring the hard-hitting Donnie Yen (Blade of Kings).

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