In Ancient China, “Drizzle” is the most deadly and ruthless assassin of the Dark Stone gang. After a life of theft and murder, she seeks to atone for her ways and leave the gang forever. Undergoing a drastic procedure to alter her appearance, she changes her name to Jing and starts a new life in the capital.
Even with her newfound life as a shopkeeper and a budding romance to Ah-Sheng, the Dark Stone gang is hot on her trail. She alone holds the secret of the mystical Buddhist monk’s remains, which legend says the possessor will gain control of the whole world. The gang will stop at nothing in their pursuit to control this power.
Nominated for ten Hong Kong Film Awards (including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Action Choreography, Best Cinematography), this is reputed to be the classiest and best-choreographed martial arts extravaganza since House Of Flying Daggers. Produced and co-directed by John Woo (the iconic creator of such action classics as A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Bullet in the Head and Hard Boiled) and officially directed by Chao-Bin Su (the man behind the intriguing Taiwanese horror Silk), Reign of the Assassins stars Michelle Yeoh (Wing Chun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Woo-sung Jung (The Warrior), Xueqi Wang (Warriors of Heaven and Earth), Shawn Yue (Infernal Affairs, Initial D) and Barbie Hsu (Silk).
Fresh from its recent cinema run, Reign of Assassins will be released on UK DVD (no Blu-ray?) on 25th February 2013 by Entertainment One at the RRP of £12.99.