New Release: The Warrior's Way DVD and Blu-ray

The Warrior's WayMartial arts in the old West? That’s the theme of action movie The Warrior’s Way, which arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on June 28, 2011, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The film, which stars Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns) and Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), follows the story of Yang (South Korean actor Jang Dong Gun), a warrior who has been training his whole life in swordsmanship and hand-to-hand combat. After refusing a mission, he flees his homeland to start a new life in the American West, but when he’s hunted, he must wage a battle against a renegade gang of outlaws and murderous assassins from his past.

The Warrior's Way DVD boxThe premise sounds a bit weak and more of an excuse to have martial arts in the old West. Indeed, the film was pretty much slammed by critics when it hit theaters in a limited release in December. Entertainment Weekly‘s Adam Markovitz said the film “clumsily shoots for operatic highs and lows.” A few critics did see some positive aspects of the movie, however, with Variety‘s Joe Leydon calling The Warrior’s Way “a visually inspired multi-genre amalgamation, a borderline-surreal folly that suggests a martial arts action adventure co-directed by Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini.”

Whoever’s right, audience’s mostly stayed away, with the R-rated movie grossing only $5.7 million in wide release. Maybe on DVD it’ll get more of a look.

The DVD and Blu-ray include these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • and behind-the-scenes footage.

Here’s the film’s trailer. What do you think?


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.