The Warrior's Way

Warrior's Way, The - 2010

A Mike's Movies/Oz Works Production - 100 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 5017239196775, 9317731084843, 5017239142208; 024543756798(US)
Blu-ray UPC/EAN # 4030521725751(DE); 5017239151729(UK); 9317731085284(AU); 024543756835(US), 9317731085284

Cast: Jang Dong Gun, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox, Ti Lung.
Screenplay: Sngmoo Lee; Director of Photography: Woo-hyung Kim; Original Music: Javier Navarrete; Sound Designer: Tim Prebble; Editing: Jonno-Woodford Robinson; Production Designer: Dan Hennah; Art Direction: Philip Ivey; Costume Design: James Acheson; Set Decoration: Megan Vertelle; VFX Supervisor: Jason Piccioni; Stunt Coordinator: Augie Davis; Producers: Barrie M. Osborne, Michael Peyser, Joo-ick Lee; Director: Sngmoo Lee

Yang has eliminated all but one of his clan's enemies - an infant. Unwilling to kill her and unable to protect her from his own tribe, Yang takes the baby and flees to seek refuge with a friend in the American West. Unfortunately his friend has died and the town, now fallen on bad times, is inhabited only by a few eccentrics. For the child's sake, Yang decides to stay as the town's laundryman, assisted by the beautiful knife-throwing Lynne. During the town's Christmas celebration, Lynne's nemesis, 'The Colonel' and his gang, return threatening to destroy the town. This brings Yang's sword out of its sheath and the battle begins. Unfortunately this also brings forth the warriors that have been seeking Yang. This martial arts, comedic, fantasy Western with Anime elements is hard to categorise. I would suggest not trying to categorise it and let it's unique composite genre present itself.

Censor Rating: R16 - Review rating: B-

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It is presented 2.40:1, enhanced for 16x9. The NTSC R1 dvd has both 5.1 dolby digital English and French tracks. The 1080p U.S. Blu-ray has audio options of DTS HD MA 5.1 English track or a DD 5.1 surround French track. The only extras are: 13 deleted scenes totaling 12:10 minutes and a 2:26 minute 'Behind the Scenes Montage'. The Blu-ray offering also includes a digital disc. Both dvd and blu-ray have English, French and Spanish subtitle options. The German Blu-ray offering has Deutsch, English and Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 language tracks and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks of French and Italian; with subtitles of Deutsch, Englisch, Türkisch, Dänisch, Schwedisch, Finnisch, Norwegisch, Holländisch, Italienisch, Französisch, Spanisch & Arabisch.

In Australia the standard PAL R4 DVD is selling for about $25au and $35au for the Region B Blu-ray disc. It is scheduled for a DVD and Blu-ray sales release date in New Zealand of 29 August 2011. It has an R2 dvd and region B Blu-ray release in the UK selling for 15# and a German offering of about 20eur for the Blu-ray and 15eur for the DVD. The R1 ntsc dvd version is selling for about $20us with the Region A Blu-ray selling for about $25us.

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