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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"The Warlords" & "The Eclipse" - on DVD and Blu-ray June 29

Jet Li Stars In The Lavish And Heroic Tale THE WARLORDS, Arriving On Blu-ray Disc And DVD June 29 From Magnolia Home Entertainment Under The Magnet Releasing Label As Part of the Six Shooter Film Series

Winner Of Eight Hong Kong Film Awards Including Best Picture, Best Director And Best Actor

“Jet Li shines in this elaborately choreographed, action-packed Chinese historical epic.”

– New York Magazine

"Emotionally powerful. Spectacular action. Jet Li dominates the drama whenever he's onscreen."

– Variety

“An impressively gargantuan, highly watchable Chinese battle epic.”
– Village Voice

Love, politics and loyalty collide in THE WARLORDS, one of the most sweeping epics in the history of modern Chinese cinema.  Set in the midst of the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s, the magnificently engrossing film was a massive critical and commercial success in China.  Starring Jet Li (The Mummy 3, Hero), Andy Lau (House of Flying Daggers) and Takeshi Kaneshiro (Red Cliff, House Of Flying Daggers), THE WARLORDS tells the story of General Pang (Li), a battalion commander who barely survives a brutal massacre that leaves all of his fellow soldiers dead.  Pang joins a passing group of bandits led by Er Hu (Lau) and Wu Yang (Kaneshiro) and helps them defend a helpless village from attackers.  The three men swear an oath to become “blood brothers,” pledging loyalty to one another until death.  Pang then convinces his brothers to join him in the army to earn an honest living, but things quickly derail when they become embroiled in a web of political deceit and a love triangle between Pang, Er Hu and a beautiful woman.

Embark On An Eerie Tale As The Ghost Story, The Eclipse, Arrives On Blu-ray Disc and DVD June 29 From Magnolia Home Entertainment.

"A smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story."
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"A GEM. A lovely tale of grief, love and moving on.”
- Marshall Fine, Huffington Post

“…eerie story of a widower and his brush with the supernatural has the amazing dual effect of being both sweetly moving and really creepy.”
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

CiarĂ¡n Hinds (There Will Be Blood, Margot at the Wedding) won the Best Actor award at the Tribeca Film Festival for his “…marvelously understated, but full-bodied performance" (Marshall Fine, Huffington Post) as Michael Farr, a widowed father who believes that his house is haunted.  Michael sparks interest in a visiting horror novelist, Lena Morelle (Iben Hjejle; Defiance, High Fidelity), who writes books about ghosts and the supernatural.  However, Lena has been having an affair with the world-renowned novelist Nicholas Holden (Aidan Quinn; “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” Legends of the Fall).  Both authors are visiting the town for an international literary festival, and as the festival progresses, the trajectories of these three people draws them into a life-altering collision involving challenges of love, fear of the unknown and release from the burden of grief.

The Warlords [Blu-ray]
The Eclipse [Blu-ray]
The Eclipse

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