A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment
China has always had a sort of weird, parallel ecosystem for its movie industry, and I’m not certain how aware American film goers are of it. Oh China, as a market is getting more and more important for American films, to the point that the entire 3rd act of the latest Transformers movie takes place in China, complete with hyping up the Chinese military and what appeared to be Chinese product placement. But China has its own film market, one which exists almost entirely outside American influences. To wit: Andy Lau the lead actor of this movie is, in Hong Kong, a monstrously famous actor and singer who has appeared in over 150 movies, but unless you’ve seen House of Flying Daggers or Infernal Affairs you’ve probably never seen him.
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