Wen Jiang’s 2012 film Let the Bullets Fly, China’s #1 Box Office film of all time and ninetime nominee at the 2011 Golden Horse awards, is currently playing theaters in select U.S. cities and will soon be available as a region 1 BD/DVD combo on April 24th courtesy of Well Go USA.
The film, starring legendary Asian superstar Chow Yun-Fat (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Bulletproof Monk), Ge You (Farewell My Concubine, If You Are the One 2) and Jiang Wen (The Lost Bladesman), is a tale of corrpution on the ol’ Chinese range, described by Well Go as follows:
In the lawless land that is rural China in the 1920s, legendary bandit “Pocky” Zhang (Jiang) and his gang stage a train robbery. They are quite unhappy to discover that instead of silver, the only thing left on the train is the con man, Tang (Ge). Desperate, Tang explains that he’s on his way to Goose Town, where he’s bought himself a governorship. If allowed to live, he will help Zhang assume the governorship in his place … where Zhang can make more money in one month as a corrupt politician than he can in a year’s worth of train robberies. With Tang as his prisoner/counselor, off they go. But neither realizes that Goose Town is already under the iron rule of the wealthy Master Huang (Chow), whose charming exterior conceals a ruthless, conniving crime lord. As Zhang begins to see how badly Huang oppresses the citizens of Goose Town, he decides to do something about it, and Huang quickly senses a major threat to his empire. Thus begins an escalating series of hyper-violent (and hilarious) mind games between the bandit and the crime lord, while the devious Tang tries to play both sides until he can exit the situation … preferably with a profit. The stakes quickly rise to ludicrous proportions in this masterfully vicious, pitch-black action-comedy, and you’ll be laughing the entire time as double- and triple-crosses, razor-sharp wordplay, and hundreds of thousands of bullets explode across the screen.
Extras on the Let The Bullets Fly BD/DVD combo release will include a “making-of” featurette, new English dub, deleted scenes, and interviews with actors.
As a side note, VCinema will have a review of the film up on our site within a week, so stay tuned!