Image Gallery Now Loading… Previous Next Close

Brotherhood Of Blades (DVD) (Malaysia Version) DVD Region All

Chang Chen (Actor) | Cecilia Liu (Actor) | Li Dong Xue (Actor) | Wang Qian Yuan (Actor)
This product is temporarily out of stock
Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available for sale
Name: Email Address:
  
Important information about purchasing this product:
  • This product is accepted for return under certain conditions. For more details, please refer to our return policy.
  • This product will not be shipped to Hong Kong.
Sign in to rate and write review
No Rating Available

YesAsia Editorial Description

Director Lu Yang tells a sweeping saga of brotherhood and loyalty in a turbulent period with Brotherhood of Blades. Set in the final years of the Ming Dynasty, Brotherhood of Blades stars Chang Chen (The Grandmaster), Wang Qianyun (The Crossing) and Ethan Li (Sacrifice) as three members of the secret military police tasked by the emperor to hunt down the powerful eunuch who runs another branch of the secret imperial police. However, the three men's loyalties are sorely tested when one of them makes a choice that would embroil them into a dangerous conspiracy. Nominated for five Golden Horse Awards – including Best Actor – Brotherhood of Blades is one of the most critically acclaimed Chinese films of 2014.
© 2015-2022 YesAsia.com Ltd. All rights reserved. This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Technical Information

Product Title: Brotherhood Of Blades (DVD) (Malaysia Version) 繡春刀 (DVD) (馬來西亞版) 绣春刀 (DVD) (马来西亚版) 繡春刀 (DVD) (マレーシア版) Brotherhood Of Blades (DVD) (Malaysia Version)
Artist Name(s): Chang Chen (Actor) | Cecilia Liu (Actor) | Li Dong Xue (Actor) | Wang Qian Yuan (Actor) | King Shih Chieh (Actor) | Nie Yuan (Actor) | Zhu Dan (Actor) | Zhou Yi Wei (Actor) 張震 (Actor) | 劉詩詩 (Actor) | 李東學 (Actor) | 王千源 (Actor) | 金 士傑 (Actor) | 聶遠 (Actor) | 朱丹 (Actor) | 周一圍 (Actor) 张震 (Actor) | 刘诗诗 (Actor) | 李东学 (Actor) | 王千源 (Actor) | 金 士杰 (Actor) | 聂远 (Actor) | 朱丹 (Actor) | 周一围 (Actor) 張震(チャン・チェン) (Actor) | 劉詩詩(リウ・シーシー) (Actor) | リー・トンシュエ (Actor) | ワン・チエンユエン (Actor) | 金仕傑(カム・シーキット) (Actor) | 聶遠(ニエ・ユエン) (Actor) | Zhu Dan (Actor) | 周一圍(ジョウ・イーウェイ) (Actor) 장첸 (Actor) | 류시시 (Actor) | Li Dong Xue (Actor) | 왕첸웬 (Actor) | King Shih Chieh (Actor) | 섭원 (Actor) | Zhu Dan (Actor) | Zhou Yi Wei (Actor)
Director: Lu Yang 路陽 路阳 Lu Yang Lu Yang
Producer: Terence Chang 張家振 张家振 Terence Chang Terence Chang
Release Date: 2015-03-26
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Simplified Chinese, Malay
Place of Origin: China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 100 (mins)
Publisher: Golden Satellite
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1039065974

Product Information

明朝崇禎皇帝登基後,權傾天下的大太監魏忠賢被彈劾辭官,閹黨覆滅。錦衣衛授命追捕閹黨,這一任務被指派給盧劍星(王千源飾)、沈煉(張震飾)、靳一川(李東學飾)。這三人是結拜兄弟,不料想這樁不錯的差事,卻為後來三人的命運轉變埋下了隱患。

盧劍星、沈煉、靳一川三人各有特點,也各有心事。大哥盧劍星沉著穩重,一心想達成父親的意願成為錦衣衛百戶;二哥沈煉內斂隱忍,做人做事一心為兄弟著想,暗戀著淪落教坊司的女子周妙彤(劉詩詩飾);三弟靳一川則有著不可告人的過去,被師兄丁修(周一圍飾)暗中勒索。

三兄弟奉命追殺魏忠賢(金世傑飾),一場殊死搏鬥之後,帶回了大太監魏忠賢的屍首,本以為憑此大功,三人的夙願皆可實現。但隨著,驗屍、閹黨報仇等事件的發生,三人淪為眾矢之的,危險也越來越大……
Additional Information may be provided by the manufacturer, supplier, or a third party, and may be in its original language

Other Versions of "Brotherhood Of Blades (DVD) (Malaysia Version)"

Customers who bought "Brotherhood Of Blades (DVD) (Malaysia Version)" also bought

Customers who bought videos directed by Lu Yang also bought videos by these directors:

Search Keywords

The following keywords are associated with this product. Please click on a keyword to search for similar items.

YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

Professional Review of "Brotherhood Of Blades (DVD) (Malaysia Version)"

February 13, 2015

This professional review refers to Brotherhood Of Blades (DVD-9) (China Version)
One of the more critically acclaimed Chinese films of 2014 arrives in wuxia Brotherhood of Blades, which received markedly above average reviews for the genre, as well as being nominated for Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Editing and Action Choreography at the Golden Horse Awards, where it also won Best Makeup and Costume Design. The film was directed by Lu Yang (My Spectacular Theatre), who co-scripted with Chen Shu, and though its themes of loyalty and honour are familiar enough, is a considerably more focused and grounded effort than most of its grandiose peers.

The film is set in the turbulent 1620s, towards the end of the Ming Dynasty, beginning with the teenage Chongzhen Emperor taking the throne. Keen to enforce his rule, he decides to have the powerful eunuch Wei (Chin Shi Chieh), head of the secret police, assassinated, and commands three lowly members of a separate branch of the police to do the deed. The three men - veteran Lu Jianxing (Wang Qianyun, The Crossing), the stoic Shen Lian (Chang Chen, The Grandmaster) and the fresh-faced Jin Yichuan (Ethan Li, Sacrifice) - head off to carry out their orders, but things quickly get complicated after one of them makes a desperate choice.

For some reason, Brotherhood of Blades seems to have slipped through the cracks, not getting the same level of attention as other recent period dramas or martial arts films, despite having a solid, if not quite A-list cast. Perhaps this is partly due to the continuing glut of genre offerings over the last few years, and certainly, historical re-imaginings and "what if" stories are common enough, though still, Brotherhood does have something a little deeper and richer to offer. The well written script by Lu Yang and Chen Shu is better and more tightly constructed than most, and takes an interestingly economic angle to its narrative, with money driving its characters and their many motivations, Shen Lian needing cash to free beautiful prostitute Miaotong (Cecilia Liu, Badges of Fury), and Jin Yichuan being in hock to a mysterious blackmailer. With the three protagonists being paid pittances regardless of the danger they regularly face, and with court positions being paid for and bribery being rife, Lu and Chen paint a compelling picture of the time in a manner which makes the film stand out.

This also leads to a more challenging notion of brotherhood than might have been expected, with the various tough choices being made by the protagonists causing shifts in their relationship. While the three are to be fair quite basic genre figures, their bond is both complex and emotionally rewarding, especially given that none of them are portrayed as straightforward heroic figures, with personal conflict and compromise being the order of the day. Lu also wins points for being unafraid to take the film into murky moral territory, and with several surprising deaths along the way to its downbeat conclusion, its drama is powerful and lacking in the usual showy melodrama seen in the form. Strong performances from the leads help in this respect, and Chang Chen and Wang Qianyun impress in particular, adding real depth to what could have been one-note roles.

The film also scores highly through a handsome, though restrained look and costumes, and some excellent action choreography from Sang Lin, who also worked on the likes of John Woo's Red Cliff and the Transporter franchise. Closer to the Shaw Brothers catalogue than other similarly themed contemporary films, there's a pleasing lack of wire work or computer effects, the fight scenes mostly being duels rather than sweeping epic battles. Short, sharp and frequently brutal, the exciting set pieces ensure that the film moves along at a brisk pace and with a sense of economy which fits the narrative well.

Brotherhood of Blades is definitely one of the stronger wuxia or historical martial arts dramas from China of late, and is all the better for Lu Yang's avoidance of excess and the usual big budget bloating. Both thoughtful and muscular, the film benefits from a superior script, interesting characters, and thrilling action, and hopefully it'll find a wider and appreciative audience on DVD.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Browse Other Related Categories

The Battle at Lake Changjin Cloudy Mountain Caught In Time Dune Coffin Homes Eternal Summer Fly Me to Polaris
  • Region & Language: No Region Selected - English
  • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
 Change Preferences 
Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.
Cookie Preferences Close

We use data cookies to store your online preferences and collect information. You can use this interface to enable or disable sets of cookies with varying functions.


These cookies are required to use core website features and are automatically enabled when you use the site. They also enable use of the Shopping Cart and Checkout processes, assist in regulatory and security issues, measure traffic and visits, and retrieve order information for affiliate commissions. We use the information collected to evaluate and improve the performance of your shopping experience.
These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. Marketing Cookies are placed by third-party providers with our permission, and any information collected may be shared with other organizations such as publishers or advertisers.
These cookies enable us to provide better services based on how users use our website, and allow us to improve our features to deliver better user experience. Information collected is aggregated and anonymous.

    Cancel