BATTLE OF THE WARRIORS
Special Collector's Edition
FEATURING Andy Lau
House of Flying Daggers star Andy Lau delivers a power-packed performance in this epic tale of swords, valor, and Sun Tzu-style strategy, from the action director of Jet Li’s Hero. In 370 B.C., a small kingdom lies directly in the path of a massive, advancing army. When all hope is lost, the people turn to a lone, mysterious stranger to rescue them from siege and conquest. Based on the sensational Japanese manga series Bokko, Battle of the Warriors features a gritty, realistic style, with an incredible level of historical detail that highlights each of its unparalleled, ferocious battles.
Hong Kong, 2006
FEATURE COMMENTARY BY HONG KONG CINEMA EXPERT BEY LOGAN
THE MAKING OF BATTLE OF THE WARRIORS
I bought this movie several years ago, but it was titled: Battle of Wits. It is one of my favorites along with; Musa: The Warrior, Seven Swords, & Warriors of Heaven & Earth (except for the bizarre ending!).
I wish Dragon Dynasty change the format from DVD to Blu-ray than change the name.
Isn't it supposed to be "Battle of Wits"?
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Why do you keep renaming East Asian films??????
Battle of Wits, although not a brilliant title in itself, is the film's English title. Do the US market really need it changing to Battle of the Warriors? I know you don't just want to sell to hardcore fans of E. Asian films, you want to maximise your returns, but I don't see how changing the title will help you sell more copies. You've made it sound more generic, and therefore more forgettable, and added a degree of confusion for those of us who were aware of the HK release and awaiting a western release.
Here's some tips for future releases, to help maintain your core market, and which really won't harm your general sales:
1) Keep the original titles wherever possible (My Father is a Hero is a better title than The Enforcer; Rob-B-Hood is a better title than Robin B Hood). If they're slightly odd or unusual, so be it, they are more memorable that way.
2) Wherever possible, ensure you have the original language soundtrack. In fact, if you can't get hold of the original soundtrack, don't buy the rights for the film! Failure to add the correct Chinese audio = BAD (My Young Auntie). Dubbed English audio as the only option = AWFUL (The Enforcer)!
3) Wherever possible, ensure you have decent English subtitles. Don't Americanise them by having people in Qing dynasty China appear to be talking about dollars and cents, nickels and dimes etc.
4) Wherever possible, ensure you have the most complete cut of the film. Having your core market wait for a DD release with bated breath, only to find that it is a re-hash of the previous US cut (Supercop) when there are longer cuts available is terribly off-putting.
5) Wherever possible, keep the original music - you can't improve on it by adding Carl Douglas' Kung Fu Fighting.
6) Wherever possible, retain the original aspect ratio.
For all I love the interviews and the Bey Logan commentaries (particularly when he has a co-commentator), I'd happily sacrifice all extras if it meant getting an excellent presentation of the film itself.
Cant wait to see this!
Psyched that DD keeps releasing new cinema from hong kong. Andy Lau is great liked him ever since moon warriors
A good film but again dragon dynasty mistreats.
This is a really entertaining film and has a great performance from Andy Lau with some good action scenes (courtesy of Stephen Tung wei) which are more based on realism opposed to the wire-fu. What i dont understand is why the name change from 'battle of wits' to 'battle of the warrior'
Battle of the Warriors?
Its amazing when you take a title, like Battle of Wits, which actually tells you something about the film, and change it to Battle of the Warriors, which sounds utterly ridiculous. Good times Dragon Dynasty.
I saw this movie a few years ago with the title A Battle of Wits. Very good movie and presentation.
Very good and smart movie. Worth every penny to watch this movie!!!!! Highly recommend it. Andy Lau at his best.
Great Braveheart-Gladiatoresque film
Saw this film a couple years ago and it's one of my Fav Andy Lau films. Shot absolutley beautifully. A wonderful tale of heroism, sacrifice and honor that can sit proudly next to Gladiator and Braveheart.
Battle of Wits
I've had a bootleg of this film for a while now and although I only watched it once (the bootleg quality was crap), I will say this film was downright incredible, and it's about time a legitimate version of this film was released stateside!
A never been seen before a cant miss!!
An epic battle of a japanese warrior or a god!!You just gotta see
Great film, Andy continues to be Asias premiere actor.
Andy Lau is such a great actor. He continues to impress. It was really cool to see Nicky Wu in a more mature role. I liked him in the tv series he did with Vicki Zhoa years ago.
Why not A Battle of Wits?
Well, there is another film also called A Battle of Wits in the US. It's a silent film from 1915. I didn't know there were copyright issues with that but that might be it.
I haven't seen this film, but I do intend to pick it up once it comes out.
WHY DO YOU KEEP CHANGING TITLES
There's nothing wrong with the original. Does it give you some sense of ownership to change the titles of so many of your acquisistions? This title change, in particular, actually DUMBS DOWN THE FILM on the surface. This isn't about muscle, per se, it's about STRATEGY, which is why the original title was perfect. Frankly, I'm surprised it wasn't retitled THE LEGEND OF THE BATTLE OF THE WARRIORS in keeping with DD's other nonsensical retitlings. Sadly, I'm somewhat relieved that this label will soon be out of commission.
BATTLE OF THE LEGENDARY BLACK SCORPION WARRIORS
BATTLE OF THE LEGENDARY BLACK SCORPION WARRIORS - - will this be the next title?
Great movie, alot of drama, battles, and history involved plus a solid storyline. The film is best seen in its original language with subtitles. The only downside is the title change otherwise full 5 stars.
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