Hot on the heels of The Weinstein Company supposedly picking up North American sales rights to Alan Mak and Felix Chong's period set martial arts epic The Lost Bladesman
, a third trailer has arrived via Mtime
, containing slightly more footage. In addition, there are some making-of featurette that features interviews with the cast & crew and an in-depth view on the production process. For action enthusiast, I recommend checking out the third featurette for a behind-the-scenes look on the fight choreography by lead actor/action director Donnie Yen.
In the final years of the Han, the court was under the sway of Prime Minister Cao Cao (Jiang Wen). When his troops defeated those of rival king Liu Bei (Alex Fong), they took Liu Bei's two wives, future concubine and other members of his family hostage, as well as Liu Bei's sworn brother, Guan Yunchang (Donnie Yen). Cao Cao greatly admires Guan and wishes to retain him, but Guan's loyalty is with Liu Bei. When Cao Cao finds out Guan was once in love with Liu Bei's future concubine, Qilan (Sun Li), he sets a trap to lead Guan to temptation and betrayal. Guan escapes with Qilan. But to get to Liu Bei, they must cross five passes. Guan, who is tired of killing, is forced to fight his way through, leaving a trail of corpses. At the final crossing, they fall into a deadly ambush. Yet Cao Cao treats Guan with respect; Guan is torn between emotional debt and righteousness.
The theatrical release date in China is on April 28th. You'll the third trailer (English subtitles included) and four featurette (No English subtitles) embedded below.
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