Italian Film ‘The First King’ Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 24 From Well Go

The Italian film The First King will be released on DVD and Blu-ray (plus DVD) combo pack and digital Sept. 24 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

The historical drama follows Romulus and Remus, two shepherds and loyal brothers who are destined to found the greatest empire the world has ever seen‚ but only one can rule. The journey to greatness is paved with blood, and the fate of the chosen one lies in the hands of a brother.

The film is directed by Matteo Rovere (Drifters) and stars Alessandro Borghi, Alessio Lapice, Fabrizio Rongione, Massimiliano Rossi and Tania Garribba.

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The release features a new English dub. Bonus materials include a making-of featurette.

‘Kung Fu League’ Arriving on Disc and Digital Sept. 17 From Well Go

Well Go USA Entertainment will release the Chinese martial arts comedy Kung Fu League on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally Sept. 17.

The film involves four legendary characters of Chinese martial arts — Ip Man, Chen Zhen, Huo Yuan Jia and Wong Fei-hung — summoned to help a shy man win over the girl he loves.

Directed by Jeffrey Lau (Kung Fu Hustle), the film stars Yu-Hang To (Ip Man), Wenzhuo Zhao (God of War), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet) and, in his cinematic debut, Ashin.

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Well Go USA Releasing ‘The Brink’ Aug. 20

Well Go USA Entertainment will release the Chinese action thriller The Brink on Blu-ray, DVD and digitally Aug. 20.

The first feature film from director Jonathan Li, The Brink stars Max Jin Zhang, Shawn Yue, Yue Wu and Janice Man.

The Brink deals with a renegade cop on a mission to bring a shady smuggler to justice by any means necessary. When his investigation leads to a Triad mob boss and global smuggling ring, his manhunt quickly turns from local misconduct into a violent international incident.

Bonus material includes a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Chinese Dramedy ‘The Island’ and Korean Caper ‘The Swindlers’ Due on Blu-ray July 30 From Well Go

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.

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Well Go USA Acquires North American Rights to Cannes Feature ‘First Love’

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to Japanese director Takashi Miike’s First Love following its world premiere in Director’s Fortnight at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

It will be released in select theaters later this year, with the digital and home entertainment release scheduled for the first quarter of 2020.

The deal was negotiated by Doris Pfardrescher on behalf of Well Go USA and HanWay Films with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.

First Love marks the fourth collaboration between Academy Awardwinning producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor) and Miike (Blade of the Immortal, Hara-Kiri, 13 Assassins). A noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres, it’s the story of a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo. The film stars Masataka Kubota (13 AssassinsGintama 2: Rules Are Made to Be Broken, Tokyo Ghoul), Nao Omori (Ichi The Killer), Shota Sometani (Samurai Marathon) and newcomer Sakurako Konishi.

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“Takashi Miike is one of the most exciting filmmakers working in international cinema today,” Doris Pfardrescher, president and CEO of Well Go USA, said in a statement. “His new film, First Love, continues his extraordinary track record for interesting and provocative films and audiences will be blown away.”

HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales and distribution, alongside TOEI Films who handle Asia and Australasia.

Chinese Films ‘How Long Will I Love U,’ ‘Shadow’ Coming to Disc From Well Go in August

Two Chinese Films, How Long Will I Love U and Shadow, are coming to disc from Well Go USA Entertainment in August.

Due Aug. 6 is How Long Will I Love U. The romantic comedy follows a man and a woman who are living in the same apartment nearly 20 years apart and wake one day to find their timelines have merged. The film received a North American theatrical release May 25, 2018.

Coming Aug. 13 on DVD and Blu-ray (plus DVD) is the martial arts actioner Shadow, from director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers). 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.

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Korean Crime Caper ‘The Swindlers’ Due on Blu-ray Disc July 30 From Well Go

The Swindlers, a Korean crime caper film, will come out on Blu-ray Disc July 30 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

High stakes and fast talk are the game in this film starring Yoo Ji-tae, Hyun Bin, Bae Seong-woo, Park Sung-woong and Nana as unlikely allies from different sides of the law. Each member of the team has their own motives, but they’ll have to work together to achieve their common goal — trapping the world’s most legendary con man.

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Chinese Martial Arts Actioner ‘Master Z: Ip Man Legacy’ Launching on Disc July 23 From Well Go

Master Z: IP Man Legacy is coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack July 23 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Legendary action director Yuen Woo-Ping draws on a top-notch cast (Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista, Tony Jaa, and Max Zhang) to create a martial arts action film in the “Ip Man” universe. Following his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang), tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats, but it’s not long before the mix of foreigners, money and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.

Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette and trailers.

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Chinese Fantasy Sequel ‘Mojin: The Worm Valley’ Coming to Disc July 9 From Well Go

The Chinese sequel Mojin: The Worm Valley will come out on Blu-ray and DVD July 9 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

The action-fantasy, based on a novel series and touted as The Mummy meets Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, follows tomb explorer Hu Bayi, who sets off on a dangerous mission across an island of monstrous creatures to find the Tomb of Emperor Xian.

A sequel to Mojin: The Lost Legend, the film racked up a worldwide box office of $22 million.

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Vietnamese Action Thriller ‘Furie’ Coming to Disc June 25 From Well Go

The Vietnamese action thriller Furie, about a mother’s revenge, is headed to DVD and Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD) June 25 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In the film, a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, but the kidnappers soon find they messed with the wrong child. Her mother, a notorious former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her daughter home.

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Directed by Le Van Kiet, the film stars Veronica Ngo, Phan Than Nhien and Mai Cat Vi.