Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
The beginning of the trailer for Dragon shows something Donnie Yen fans might find pretty unlikely: Yen, crouching behind a counter, hiding from the violence unfolding on the other side. But then Yen’s anger rises and he leaps into at ion, which also kicks this trailer into gear.
Yen is a small-town guy who kicks the ass of a couple gangsters, attracting the interest of men on both sides of the law. What that means for us is that Dragon — called Wu Xia abroad — presents a bunch of fight scenes set in a classic period Chinese location, and photographed with a more lush aesthetic than is typically the case. Check out the trailer below.
Dragon hits VOD on October 26, and goes to theaters on November 30. Apple has the trailer.
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Liu Jin-xi (Yen) is a village craftsman whose quiet life is irrevocably shattered by the arrival of two notorious gangsters in the local general store. When Liu single-handedly saves the shopkeeper’s life, he comes under investigation by detective Xu Bai-jiu (Kaneshiro). Convinced that Liu’s martial arts mastery belies a hidden history of training by one of the region’s vicious clans, Xu doggedly pursues the shy hero—and draws the attention of China’s criminal underworld in the process.