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Love, politics, and loyalty threaten to tear apart three soldiers in this lavish historical epic from Hong Kong. In 1870, the power of the corrupt Qing Dynasty has been threatened by the rise of a revolutionary army, led by religious fanatics, and civil war is tearing the nation apart. Pang Qingyun ([[Performer~P42291~Jet Li~jetli]]), a good man who finds himself fighting for the Qing leadership, is one of the only survivors of a bloody battle in between revolutionaries and Qing troops, and is looking for someplace to go when he's offered shelter by a beautiful peasant woman, Lian ([[Performer~P240894~Xu Jinglei~xujinglei]]). Pang and Lian spend the night in each others arms, and he finds himself falling in love with her. Pang sets out to make his way home when he's befriended by Zhao Erhu ([[Performer~P120031~Andy Lau~andylau]]) and Jiang Wuyang ([[Performer~P196460~Takeshi Kaneshiro~takeshikaneshiro]]), a pair of bandits. When Jiang is attacked in an ambush, Pang helps save his life, and the three men become blood brothers in a gory ritual. Pang convinces Jiang and Zhao to join him in the fight against the revolutionaries, and with their help Pang is able to achieve some impressive victories. However, when Pang allows his own ego and dreams of glory to override his common sense and loyalty, Zhao and Jiang come to distrust their ally, and matters become worse when it is revealed that Lian is Zhao's wife. Tou Ming Zhuang (aka The Warlords) was a major box-office success in China and Eastern Asia before making its way to theaters in Europe and the United States. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 2, 2010

Cast

Jet Li
as General Pang
Andy Lau
as Zhao Er-Hu
Takeshi Kaneshiro
as Jiang Wu-Yang
Xu Jinglei
as Lian

Crew

Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Director
Andre Morgan
Producer
Huang Jianxin
Producer
Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Producer
Jojo Hui
Screenwriter
Chun Tin-nam
Screenwriter
Aubrey Lam
Screenwriter
Huang Jianxin
Screenwriter
James Yuen
Screenwriter
Arthur Wong
Cinematographer
Peter Kam
Composer (Music Score)
Chatchai Pongprapaphan
Composer (Music Score)
Wenders Li
Editor
Yee Chung-man
Production Designer
Pater Wong
Art Director
Yi Zhenzhou
Art Director
Jojo Hui
Co-producer
Peter Lam
Executive Producer
Andre Morgan
Executive Producer
Han Sanping
Executive Producer
Lee Pik-kwan
Costume Designer
Jessie Dai
Costume Designer
Yeung Kwok-wai
First Assistant Director
Lorraine Ho
Line Producer
Rita Fung
Line Producer
Ng Yuen-fai
Visual Effects Supervisor
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