New Release: The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman DVD

Release Date: Sept. 27, 2011
Price: DVD $29.98
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman movie scene

A mystical blade sees a whole lot of action in The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman.

The 2010 Chinese action-comedy adventure The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman leads off the first slate of films on the Fox World Cinema label, a premiere line of films from around the world that Fox makes available on DVD — as well as video-on-demand and digital download — in the U.S.

The first feature from filmmaker Wuershan, The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman is executive produced by director/producer Doug Liman (Fair Game), who was intrigued by Wuershan’s original approach to the martial arts genre.

Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles, the PG-13-rated movie recounts the journey of a mystical blade as it passes through the hands of three ambitious men. The film features a mix of diverse filmmaking styles, including black-and-white sequences, animation, split screen and a music video.

Other films released on the Fox World Cinema label the same day include Dum Maaro Dum (DVD, $29.98), a 2011 action-crime drama from India directed by Rohan Sippy, and Angel of Evil (DVD, $29.98) directed by Italy’s Michele Placido, a 2010 biographical crime drama about notorious Milanese bank robber Renato Vallanzasca,


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