Well Go USA Press Release: Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (DVD)

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    “… a brilliant piece of emotionally effective cinema.” – J Hurtado, TwitchFilm

    “… distinctive mix of war movies, Westerns, and samurai pictures ... Lin gives a commanding performance …” - Noel Murray, AV Club

    From Producer John Woo


    Wei Te-Sheng’s Critically-Acclaimed Action Epic Will Be Available

    on Blu-ray®, DVD and Digital August 7th in the

    140-Minute Domestic Version and 270-Minute International Version

    PLANO, TEXAS (June 27, 2012) – Legendary filmmaker and producer John Woo’s (Red Cliff, Paycheck) international box office hit Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale, the most expensive Taiwanese production to date, debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital August 7th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Masanobu Andô (Battle Royale), Jun'ichi Haruta (Samurai Gangsters), Sabu Kawahara (Villain) and newcomer Lin Ching-Tai star in award-winning Director Wei Te-Sheng’s (Cape No. 7) epic film of an indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature who find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them. The film will be available in the 140-minute version that was released theatrically in the U.S. and the 270-minute version released internationally.

    Bonus features include behind-the-scenes featurettes and interviews with Director Wei and Producer Woo. The film was nominated for six Asian Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Umin Boya as Best Supporting Actor, as well as receiving nods from the Venice Film Festival and the Hong Kong Film Awards. It was also Taiwan’s official entry for the 2011 Academy Awards® foreign language category.

    Wei Te-sheng's epic film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale reclaims an extraordinary episode from 20th century history which is little-known, even in Taiwan. Between 1895 and 1945, the island was a Japanese colony inhabited not only by the majority (Han Chinese Immigrants) but also by the remnants of the aboriginal tribes who first settled the mountainous land. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe settled on and around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. The initial uprising took the Japanese by surprise and was almost entirely successful. But the Japanese soon sent in their army to crush the rebellion, using aircraft and poison gas.

    Domestic Version:
    Includes more than 30 minutes of bonus features:

    • “Making of” Featurette

    • “Behind the Scenes” Featurette

    • “Make-up and Visual Effects” Featurette

    • Theatrical Trailer

    International Version:
    Includes more than 152 minutes of bonus features:

    • “The Epic Journey of the Warriors” Featurette

    • Interviews with Director Wei Te-Sheng and Producer John Woo

    • “Make-up and Visual Effects” Featurette

    • Theatrical Trailer

    The domestic version of Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale has a runtime of approximately 140 minutes and is not rated. The international version of Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale has a runtime of approximately 270 minutes and is not rated.

    For more information, please visit www.wellgousa.com.

    Blu-ray – Domestic Version

    DVD – Domestic Version

    Catalog #: WGU01324B

    Catalog #: WGU01323D

    UPC Code: 812491013243

    UPC Code: 812491013236

    Pre-Order Date: 7/3/12

    Pre-Order Date: 7/3/12

    SLP: $29.98

    SLP: $24.98


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