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Bodyguards and Assassins on DVD: 8 February 2010


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With a production budget of US$25 million and the production set size of 5 football fields, a 1:1 replica that is the largest and perhaps most lavish ever built for a Chinese film come a Asian blockbuster of the year, Bodyguards and Assassins.

Bodyguards and AssassinsThe movie has raked in a box office of RMB 74.8 million, reigning as the top movie of the weekend in China. When added to the combined box office from Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, Bodyguards and Assassins has exceeded RMB 90 million in total box office. Singapore alone contributed almost S$800,000 to the total box office within its’ four-day release.

Directed by Teddy Chen (The Accidental Spy), Bodyguards and Assassins is a based on the a fictional account of an assassination attempt on revered Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen and the efforts of kung fu masters who protected him before the Chinese Revolution overthrew the Qing Dynasty in 1911. Starring Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Nicholas Tse (The Storm Warriors), Tony Leung (The Myth), Eric Tsang (The Treasure Hunter) and Fan Bing-Bing (Shinjuku Incident). Coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def, DVD and VCD February 8, 2010.

Bonus Features:

Behind the Scenes

  • Cast & Crew Interview – Development on each Character
  • Production Design
  • Creating the Character – Costume and Design
  • Fight Choreography

The Bodyguards and Assassins Blu-ray contains the DVD extras plus exclusive bonus features:

  • Music Video

Synopsis:

1905, City of Victoria (British Colony of Hong Kong)

In the distance of thirteen blocks, the one man who holds a nation’s fate must survive relentless attempts on his life with only five bodyguards to protect him. Against hundreds of assassins, these men must put their courage to the test in order to protect the hopes of millions in this perilous night even if it means fighting to the death…

Bodyguards and Assassins is priced at S$49.90 RRP (Recommended Retail Price). Standard DVD version is priced at S$24.90 RRP and VCD at S$14.90 RRP.

Bodyguards and Assassins Blu RayBlu-ray Specifications:

Release Date: February 8, 2010

Feature run time: 138 minutes

Rated: NC16 – Some Violence

Aspect ratio: Widescreen (2.35:1)

Sound: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio & 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital in Mandarin Language Track

Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese

DVD Specifications:

Release Date: February 8, 2010

Feature run time:        138 minutes

Rated: NC16 – Some Violence

Aspect ratio: Widescreen (2.35:1)

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 in Mandarin Language Track

Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese

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