The Chinese thriller The Captain will come out on DVD and Blu-ray from Well Go USA Entertainment March 31.
The drama stars Shu Chen, Hanyu Zhang, Jiang Du and Qin Li and is directed by Andrew Lau Wai-Keung.
On the morning of May 14th, 2018, Airbus flight A319 is thrown into a state of panic when the cockpit windshield shatters after takeoff. Cabin temperatures plummet, passengers are losing consciousness, and all communication to control is lost. Heading into an enormous storm with the co-pilot sucked halfway out of the cockpit window, the plane’s strong-willed Captain, Liu Chuan Jian, is determined to bring everyone home safely.
The Chinese mountain-climbing drama The Climbers will come out on digital and Blu-ray Feb. 25 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
Based on a true story, The Climbers is a cinematic retelling of the first Chinese climbers to summit Mount Everest — the first ever to do so from the North Ridge. Well-known as the most challenging side of the mountain, the perilous journey takes its toll on the mountaineers, physically and mentally, forcing them to make life or death decisions at every turn.
The film is directed by Daniel Lee (Three Kingdoms, 14 Blades) and stars Wu Jing (Wandering Earth, Wolf Warrior 2) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Grandmaster), and with a special guest appearance from Jackie Chan.
The Chinese animated fantasy-adventure Ne Zha will come out on digital Feb. 25 and on DVD, Blu-ray combo pack and 4K Ultra Blu-ray combo pack March 3 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
The release is dubbed in English.
Ne Zha is the first animated film selected as the Chinese entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
First-time feature film director Jiaozi brings to the screen the story of a boy with unique powers who is recruited to fight demons and save the community that initially fears him. The boy, Nezha, is birthed from a heavenly pearl by the Primeval Lord of Heaven. Born with unique powers, Nezha finds himself as an outcast who is hated and feared. Destined by prophecy to bring destruction to the world, he must choose between good and evil in order to break the shackles of fate and become the hero.
The film has earned more than $700.5 million at the global box office.
The Chinese martial arts action epic Warriors of the Nation will debut on digital and Blu-ray combo pack Feb. 18 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
In the film, after the Sino-Japanese War, the Japanese army tries to once again gain control in China by hiring a secret organization, the White Lotus Society, to kidnap the military minister. Wong Fei-Hung and his disciples must stop this attack to prevent another war from starting.
The film is directed by Marco Mak (chief editor on Once Upon a Time in China) and stars Wenzhuo Zhao (Once Upon a Time in China, True Legend), newcomer Lubing Li, Miya Muqi (The Monkey King 2) and Kenya Sawada (Street Fighter).
The Chinese fantasy-comedy The Knight of Shadows will come out on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack Jan. 21 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
In the film, Pu Songling (Jackie Chan), a legendary demon hunter, is asked to investigate the mysterious disappearances of young girls from a small village. When he discovers evil forces are kidnapping the girls to feast on their souls, he sets out to save humanity from the inhuman invasion journeying through hidden worlds and colorful dimensions in this fantastical martial arts action-comedy.
The film also stars Zhong Chuxi, Ethan Juan, Lin Peng and Austin Lin.
The Chinese action-thriller Savage will debut on Blu-ray combo pack and digital Dec. 3 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
The heist thriller set on a remote mountain in northeastern China follows a dogged detective as he squares off against a trio of violent crooks. Buried by treacherous conditions at the top of Mt. Baekdu, the policeman must brave the extreme conditions until he’s relieved from his post. When a group of thieves stumbles into the station in search of safe shelter, the night turns into a fight for survival as the two sides must put aside their differences to outlast the night.
Winner of the “New Currents Award” for Best Film at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival, Savage stars Chang Chen (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Ni Ni (The Thousand Faces of Dunjia), Liao Fan (Let the Bullets Fly), Huang Jue (Long Day’s Journey Into Night), Liu Hua (The Monkey King), newcomer Zhang Yicong and Li Guangjie (Drug War). It is the directorial debut of writer-director Cui Siwei (The Island).
The Chinese horror films The Lingering and The Legend of the Demon Cat are coming to disc from Well Go USA Entertainment in October.
In The Lingering, due Oct. 15 on Blu-ray and DVD, Dawa and his mother spend a terrifying night alone in the basement after being tormented by a strange and dangerous presence. Years after his mom’s death, Dawa is forced to return, again facing the presence that once tortured him as a child. The film comes from the writer of the martial arts franchise “IP Man.”
The Legend of the Demon Cat, coming on Blu-ray Oct. 29, is a horror fantasy about a poet and monk who join forces to investigate a demonic cat who has possessed a general’s wife and is wreaking havoc on the imperial court. The investigation takes an unexpected twist, leading the pair to unravel a mystery behind a decades-old death of a legendary and beautiful courtesan. The film is directed by Kaige Chen (Farewell My Concubine) and written by Hui-Ling Wang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) with Kaige Chen based on the novel by Baku Yumemakura.
The Chinese fantasy actioner Kung Fu Monster will come out on Blu-ray Disc Oct. 8 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
In this epic fantasy in the waning years of the Ming Dynasty, the Bruneian Empire wants to offer a rare creature to the nation as a gift and has tasked Ocean, a member of the Imperial Secret Police, to capture and tame the beast. Upon discovering the beast’s gentle and kind nature, Ocean works in secret to release the beast back to the wild, keeping it from being turned into a killing machine.
Well Go USA Entertainment will release its first 4K UHD Blu-ray, the Chinese martial arts actioner Shadow, Aug. 13.
Directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), the title is also coming Aug. 13 on DVD and Blu-ray (plus DVD).
In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the king himself. He must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the king does not want. The film had a world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and a U.S. theatrical release in May.
The quirky, Chinese dark dramedy The Island and the Korean crime caper The Swindlers will come out on digital and Blu-ray July 30 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
Huang Bo’s directorial debut The Island follows an odd group of coworkers played by Huang Bo (Journey to the West), Shu Qi (The Assassin), Wang Baoqiang (Kung Fu Killer) and Zhang Yixing (Kung Fu Yoga), as they try to survive on a deserted island after being shipwrecked. News of a meteorite bound to strike the earth doesn’t have much effect on Ma Jin’s everyday life; he still gets up and goes to a job where he spends his time daydreaming of a romance with his colleague Shanshan, and of winning the lottery. But when this cataclysmic event occurs during a team-building trip, he finds himself shipwrecked on an island with an odd group of coworkers — and the winning lottery ticket in his pocket.
High stakes and fast talk are the game in the crime caper The Swindlers, which brings together an all-star cast (Yoo Ji-tae, Hyun Bin, Bae Seong-woo, Park Sung-woong, Nana) as unlikely allies from different sides of the law, working together to achieve their common goal — trapping the world’s most legendary con man.