On June 14, 2016, Shout! Factory will release the Asian action film Bodyguards and Assassins, for the first time on Blu-ray in the U.S. Directed by Teddy Chen (Kung Fu Killer, The Accidental Spy), this release comes complete with brand new bonus features, including behind-the-scenes featurettes and extended interviews with cast and crew.
Donnie Yen (the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) stars in this gripping martial arts blockbuster set in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong in 1905. The revolutionary movement has spread throughout China, but the corrupt Qing dynasty will do anything to hold onto its power. As Chinese revolutionary hero Sun Yat-Sen prepares for a historic meeting that will shape the future of the country, a motley crew of men and women are entrusted to protect him from a group of deadly assassins who will stop at nothing to kill him.
Winner of eight Hong Kong Film Awards including Best Film, and featuring an hour-long battle sequence unlike anything attempted ever before, it’s a pivotal action epic that’s being hailed as “a satisfying mix of politics, personal sacrifice and death-or-glory combat” (Richard Kuipers, Variety).