From the award-winning director of Farewell My Concubine and the creative forces involved in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Kung-Fu Hustle and The Matrix comes a new legend in martial arts lore and an epic tale of a destiny foretold and of battles fought. Momentum Pictures delivers THE PROMISE, the spectacular and most expensive film in Chinese cinematic history, to own on Blu-ray and DVD on 27 April 2009 packed with insightful special features.
A slave who can outrun stampeding bulls, battling warriors who fly through treetops, a beautiful princess torn between destiny and desire, awe-inspiring feats of martial arts mastery and heart stopping action, all intertwine in this breathtaking fantasy. The Promise (A Golden Globe® Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film) soars with gravity-defying thrills. Prepare to be amazed, astonished and carried to new heights…one of the most beautiful films imaginable.
Director Kaige Chen had free rein in making the 350 million RMB Yuan film which is full of stunningly spectacular visuals and amazing gravity defying feats, fantastic action sequences, outstanding computer imagery and a spellbinding plot. Chen's multiple award-winner Farewell My Concubine won a BAFTA®, Golden Globe® and the coveted Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival as well as many others.
This eagerly-awaited film wholly created by the Chinese is an ambitious, one-of-a-kind spectacle that took three years to make and attracted a dream team of stars from China, Japan, and Korea. Headed by South Korean film star Dong-Kun Jang as Kunlun, Japanese superstar Hiroyuki Sanada (Speed Racer, The Last Samurai) as The General of the Crimson Armour, Cecilia Cheung as Princess Qingcheng, winner of Hong Kong's Gold Statue award Nicholas Tse as Wuhuan, Hong Chen (Together With You) as the ethereal Goddess Manshen and Gold Horse Prize winner Ye Liu (Curse of the Golden Flower), as the world's fastest assassin Snow Wolf.
Renowned Japanese CG artist Masago Kimiya worked hand-in-hand with Oscar-winning art director Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), to evoke a world of Asian magic and wonders. First-class work by Oscar-winning cinematographer Peter Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and spectacular music from composer Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean) are matched by Hong Kong Gold Statue award winners for best action choreography Tung Wai and Dion Lam.
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