THE SWORDSMAN: Well Go USA Set to Release the Period Martial Arts Actioner in February!

By: John M Jerva

There’s been a lot of Asian Action Cinema news here on the site the past couple of days and the streak keeps on going with news that Well Go USA is ready to launch the period martial arts action film The Swordsman on Blu-Ray/DVD and Digital this coming February! The film features action star Joe Taslim of The Raid and the upcoming Mortal Kombat in a key role. Check out the box art and new domestic trailer below.

The Classic, Over-the-Top Historical Swordplay Action Film Debuts on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD February 16.

There’s “never a dull moment” (The Movie Beat) in a “fun hybrid of mainstream historical drama and traditional martial arts action” (The Movie Hole) when the action-packed epic THE SWORDSMAN debuts on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD February 16 from Well Go USA Entertainment. After failing to protect and prevent the downfall of the King, the best swordsman in Joseon leaves and lives in seclusion with his daughter in the mountains. As his eyesight begins to fail due to an old injury, his daughter seeks to find a treatment for him. When she is captured and taken away by a slave trader, THE SWORDSMAN is forced to raise his sword again in order to save her. “Jang Hyuk (Empire of Lust) swirls about as an unstoppable force of nature” (HanCnema) for first time writer/director Choi Jae-hoon, and the film also stars Kim Hyeon-soo (Be With You), Joe Taslim (The Raid: Redemption, Fast & Furious 6), Jeong Man-sik (Beasts Clawing at Straws), Lee Na-kyung (Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite) and Lee Min-hyuk (A Love to Kill).

Synopsis:

After being blinded in a coup against the king, Joseon’s greatest swordsman (Jang Hyuk) goes into hiding, far removed from his city’s anguish. But when traffickers kidnap his daughter, he has no choice but to unsheathe his sword once more.

Genre fans can expect a lot of slicing and dicing with this one and with Taslim starring in the film as well, it should bring more word of the film with the actor playing Sub-Zero in the reboot of Mortal Kombat.

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