By Don Simpson | October 9, 2013
From Johnnie To (Life Without Principle, Election), master of the Hong Kong crime thriller, comes the critically-acclaimed, action-packed drama Drug War, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD October 15th from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film stars Louis Koo (Triple Tap, Accident), Sun Honglei (A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop), Michelle Ye (Motorway, Once a Gangster), Huang Yi (Legendary, Romancing in Thin Air), Wallace Chung (Forever Young), and Li Guangjie (Motorway, Romancing in Thin Air).
When our friends at Well Go asked if we wanted to give away a few copies of the new Drug War Blu-ray to our loyal readership, we were more than happy to jump on the opportunity.
Director: Johnnie To
Writers: Ka-Fai Wai, Nai-Hoi Yau, Ryker Chan, Xi Yu
Starring: Louis Koo, Honglei Sun, Yi Huang, Michelle Ye, Siu-Fai Cheung, Wallace Chung, Tao Guo, Ka Tung Lam, Suet Lam, Guangjie Li, Hoi-Pang Lo
“To takes his time perfecting every nook and cranny of the narrative, ensuring that nothing comes off as too contrived or staged; yet the pacing of the narrative is left unscathed — in fact, the film is paced damn near perfectly, because when the bursts of action occur, it hits like a sledgehammer… The gritty neo-realist visual style of Drug War plays in loving homage to the American independent cinema of the 1970s (The French Connection repeatedly came to mind while watching To’s film). Drug War feels so authentic that it seems to function as a rare behind-the-scenes look into the Chinese government’s approach the illegal drug epidemic in their country. Zhang’s team moves like chess pieces at the hands of a grand master; each move is perfectly orchestrated, flawlessly anticipating the opponent’s future moves and quickly recalculating after any surprises. In other words, drug dealers in China better beware of relentless police captains like Zhang.” (Be sure to read our review in full.)
For your chance to win a Drug War Blu-ray:
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***Please note: We can only ship Blu-rays to U.S. postal addresses.***
The winners will be picked at random on Monday, October 14, 2013. Good luck!!!