Bodyguards and Assassins details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Xueqi Wang, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Nicholas Tse, Jun Hu, Yuchun Li, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Bingbing Fan, Cung Le, Bo-Chieh Wang, Yun Zhou|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Original title||Shi Yue Wei Cheng|
|Collections:||Awesome Asian Films, Clash!, Exclusive Films, Films of Fury, HD Thriller, HD Thriller Movies, Staff Picks, Swashbuckling|
Bodyguards and Assassins
|Run time:||2 hours 19 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 May 2010|
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Great depiction of Dr Sun's attempted revolution in ChinaBy AJ01 (9 reviews) from London , 23 Jun 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]This film tells the story of Dr Sun's visit to Hong Kong and the troubles that surrounded it. Dr Sun was a revolutionist in China in the 1900's he wanted a more westernised government established in China which was hugely controversial at the time, so the government wanted him dead. Lucky for him he has an all star cast of revolutionists to keep him safe.
This is not your typical action movie, it has a great story, fantastic acting, heart wrenching moments and of course some kick ass fight scenes.
All in all I would highly recommend this film, hence the 5 stars.
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One of the bestBy Jaxy (99 reviews) , 03 Nov 2013This was like most of the critics have been saying an awesome film, highly recommended to rent out to watch
Really EnjoyedBy a customer , 27 Sep 2013Really enjoyed the movie, wonder how i missed it when it 1st came out. some good action in it, love story and a history lesson,FANTASTIC MOVIE ALL ROUND,
I was teary all the wayBy Maomee (10 reviews) , 22 Sep 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideTeary throughout the film. Highly recommended!! For many of you, who are not familiar with Chinese culture and history, some certain scenes probably would leave you baffled. For instance, the Opera Girl said, 'Father, I'm not a filial daughter.' before she died. It's because she won't be able to bring her father's body back to their hometown as she knows she's gonna die there. For Chinese, particularly the older generations, fallen leaves returning to the roots is very important. I was born and raised in Taiwan, and although history has been my favourite, I've never liked Modern Chinese History, which is mainly about how China lost the battles and wars with the imperialists and thus was forced to sign all sorts of unjust treaties. Look at where we are today, I can't help revering these revolutionaries for their immense courage and love for the country and people. All sorts of revolutions are still happening on the planet every minute. I pray that all of them are for the better and no more bloodshed. If you're interested in history, this is very good. But please try to learn a bit of Chinese culture before you watch it if you're the type who can't help picking on everything you don't understand.
And by the way, some of the translation isn't very accurate. Luckily Mandarin is my mother tongue.
Overly dramatic death scencesBy McLytePost (3 reviews) , 19 Jul 2013Unexpectedly good movie, but the last hour is filled with overly dramatic deaths, which really dragged. It's not really a kung-fu flick, but also not really a drama.
Interesting, moving, gripping.....brilliant stuffBy Ilovefilmstoo (132 reviews) from Cumbria , 29 May 2013I thought this was an amazing movie..much better than I was expecting. My knowledge of the history of China is limited to this sort of film...and I hesitate to use this as my sole knowledge because of what Americans have done with WW2 history in particular (rewritten it in movies!!!) - however - there must be a grain of something in there....and I found it incredibly interesting...but so moving....like so many others of these films..a depiction of the price people are prepared to pay to get rid of tyranny and injustice..not for themselves but for others to benefit........reminds me of our 'we shall remember them' and just how important it is that the world remembers too...........such a valuable movie to bring all these thoughts to me....in my armchair...and so exciting and tense...loved it and cried....