'Drug War' On HK DVD And Blu-Ray
Media Asia have announced the HK DVD and Blu-Ray releases of 'Drug War' for the 18th June, 2013. Directed by Johnnie To and written by Wai Ka-Fai, the film is a breathless game of cat and mouse between an elite anti-narcotics team and a conniving drug dealer trying to save his own skin.
Sun Hong Lei (Triangle, Lethal Hostage) is at his deadpan best as a tough-as-nails narcotics team leader who is determined to bring down a drug smuggling operation, while Louis Koo gives an equally strong performance as the desperate drug dealer. Drug War also features appearances by members of the usual Milkyway troupe: Lam Suet, Eddie Cheung, Gordon Lam, Lo Hoi Pang, Michelle Ye, Philip Keung and Berg Ng. Drug War may be Johnnie To's first Mainland Chinese film, but this Venice Competition entry film is undoubtedly a worthy addition to the Milkway Image canon.
One day, a mysterious man suddenly crashes his car into a restaurant in Jinhai. After an investigation by Captain Zhang Lei (Sun Hong Lei) and his team of narcotics officers, they discover that the man is Timmy Choi (Louis Koo), a drug dealer who smuggles drugs from Southern China to Jinhai. An explosion has destroyed his drug factory, and another team of narcotics officers from Southern China is following his latest shipment. To save himself from a death sentence, Timmy promises to help Zhang catch the drug cartel he works for. As Timmy takes Zhang higher up the drug trade ladder, the narcotics team discovers that they may be in more than they bargained for.
Artwork and trailer are below, and you can preorder both versions now from YesAsia.com.
Posted June 13, 2013