'Jet Li's Fearless' Flys Onto DVD December 19

Release to be in standard DVD and HD DVD/DVD combo format.

Universal is kicking it up for their December 19 release of Jet Li's Fearless.

Synopsis:

Inspired by the story of a real-life hero, Jet Li's Fearless is a thrilling masterpiece from action superstar Jet Li. When an ill-advised fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion (Li) and his family, his difficult path to redemption will bring him face-to-face with the most ferocious fighters in the world. Orchestrated by Yuen Wo Ping, the legendary choreographer of The Matrix and "Kill Bill," this sensational, riveting epic is being described as "astounding" and "visually stunning with brilliantly executed fight sequences" (Pete Hammond, Maxim).

The world's foremost martial arts superstar steps into the role of the most famous fighter in Chinese history when Jet Li's Fearless comes to DVD and HD DVD/ DVD combo format on December 19, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Jet Li, the acclaimed star of the films Unleashed and Hero, marks his farewell to the martial arts genre in Jet Li's Fearless, an epic masterpiece that powerfully combines unparalleled fight sequences and masterful storytelling.

The film is inspired by the larger-than-life accomplishments of the martial arts icon and founder of the Jingwu Sports Federation, Huo Yuanjia. With explosive fights scenes by legendary action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix, "Kill Bill"), the new Unrated Edition of Jet Li's Fearless contains some of the most hard-hitting hand-to-hand combat ever captured on film. A can't-miss experience for dedicated action fans, the DVD is the only place the film is available with English dubbing as well as in the original Chinese with English subtitles.

A high-powered, action-packed adventure from producer Bill Kong ("Crouching Tiger," "Hidden Dragon" and Hero) and director Ronny Yu ("Freddy vs. Jason," "The Bride with White Hair") Jet Li's Fearless is based on the heroic real-life saga of fighter and national hero Huo Yuanjia. Set in China at the turn of the last century, Huo's transformation from an arrogant and ruthless young fighter to a wise and thoughtful master defined the true spirit of martial arts and inspired his nation. Fans of extreme action and spectacular martial arts sequences will delight in the exclusive extras and bonuses packed into the DVD. The DVD is priced at $29.98 and the HD DVD/ DVD combo format is priced at $39.98. Preorder close is November 14, 2006.

Critics across America praised the extraordinary and visually stunning combination of acting and fight choreography that make Jet Li's Fearless one of the greatest martial arts epics ever. The film is "visually awesome," and "a defining film for the martial arts star," according to Bruce Westbrook of The Houston Chronicle. Michael Wilmington of The Chicago Tribune says "Jet Li's Fearless" is "thrill-packed action! The movie keeps roaring right along!" William Arnold of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer declares the film is "exhilarating!" and raves, "Jet Li keeps us riveted!"

CAST & FILMMAKERS:

- Director: Ronny Yu

- Written By: Chris Chow, Christine To

- Cast: Jet Li, Nakamura Shidou, Sun Li, Dong Yong, Nathan Jones

TECHNICAL INFORMATION UNRATED DVD:

- Run Time: 1 Hour 43 Minutes

- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1

- Rating: Unrated

- Audio: English Audio Dolby Digital 5.1 / Mandarin Audio Dolby Digital 5.1

- Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French

HD DVD/DVD COMBO:

- Run Time: 1 Hour 43 Minutes (rated); 1 Hour 44 Minutes (unrated)

- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1

- Rating: Side A (HD)-Unrated; Side B (SD) PG-13 and Unrated

- Audio / Side A (HD): English Audio Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 / Mandarin Audio Dolby Digital Plus 5.1

- Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French

Dont't forget to also check out: Jet Li's Fearless

Jet Li's Fearless was released September 22nd, 2006 and stars Shido Nakamura, Betty Sun, Yong Dong, Hee Ching Paw, Jet Li, Yun Qu, Nathan Jones, Brandon Rhea. The film is directed by Ronny Yu.



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