October 24, 2011

A Better Tomorrow and Helldriver Blu-ray artwork and release info

Here's a look at the artwork for Well Go USA's release of the A Better Tomorrow remake and their release of Helldriver. A Better Tomorrow is released on November 8th, with Helldriver dropping on November 22nd. 

A remake that’s on the money.”  The Hollywood Reporter

A classic unto itself.” – Film Critics United

Brothers.  Enemies.  Killers.
From Executive Producer John Woo Comes the Stylish Action Drama Starring Jin-mo Ju and Seung-heon Song,
Debuting on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack and DVD November 8

Bonus Materials Include Deleted Scenes, a Photo Gallery
and a 30-minute Interview with John Woo

PLANO, TEXAS.  (September 20, 2011) – The accent is on action when Jin-mo Ju (A Frozen Flower, The Warrior) and Seung-heon Song (So CloseGhost) star in the remake of John Woo’s 1986 cult classic A Better Tomorrow, debuting on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and DVD November 8 from Well Go USA. Double-dealing among rival Thai and Korean mob syndicates provide the fuel for this fast-paced crime thriller that also stars Kang-woo Kim (Marine Boy) and Han Sun Jo. Bonus materials include deleted scenes, a photo gallery, behind-the-scenes interviews with director Hae-sung Song and the film’s actors, and a 30-minute interview with executive producer John Woo. A Better Tomorrow will be available in a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack for $29.98 SRP and on DVD for $24.98 SRP.

Kim Hyuk (Joo Jin-Mo) lives the fast life as a high ranking mobster in the port city of Busan, South Korea. His closet friend is fellow mobster Lee Young-Choon (Song Seung-Heon). Even though Kim Hyuk seems to be on top of the world, he is haunted by the memory of leaving behind his younger brother Kim Chul (Kim Kang-Woo) and mother as they attempted to flee into South Korea from North Korea. Kim Hyuk’s mother was beaten to death and Kim Chul imprisoned after they were caught by North Korean authorities.

Kim Hyuk then travels to Thailand with new gang recruit Jung Tae-Min (Jo Han-Seon) for a meeting with Thai gangsters. The meeting turns out to be a set-up, planned in part by Jung Tae-Min. Kim Hyuk is able to shoot his way out the meeting, but he is later caught by the Thai police and imprisoned. When good friend Lee Young-Choon hears of what happened to Kim Hyuk in Thailand, he goes to the Thai gang’s holdout in Pusan to kill their boss. During the shootout Jung Tae-Min is shot in the leg.

Three years later, Kim Hyuk is finally released from prison and travels back to Busan. He finds his close friend Lee Young-Choon washing cars now and has a limp leg. Jung Tae-Min, the man that betrayed him, has climbed up the mob ranks and is now a feared crime boss. Furthermore, Kim Hyuk’s younger brother Kim Chul has arrived in Busan and works for the Busan Police Department. Meanwhile, Kim Chul keeps close tabs on Jung Tae-Min as he attempts to take down their gang.

Bonus Features Include:
§  30 minute interview with John Woo
§  Deleted Scenes
§  Actor and Director interviews
§  Theatrical Trailer
§  Photo Gallery

A Better Tomorrow has a runtime of approximately 124 minutes and is not rated.

“Helldriver explodes with goodness!” – Cole Abaius, Film School Rejects

Plenty of gore, comedy and carnage to go around!” – Colleen Wanglund, CinemaKnifeFight.com

Welcome to Zombie World!
Japanese Splatter King Yoshihiro Nishimura Delivers a Blood-Soaked Gore Fest on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack and DVD November 22

Extensive Bonus Materials Include Three Spinoff Short Films Set Within the
Helldriver Universe:  Helldriver DokataCatch Me If You Can! and Bailout!

PLANO, TEXAS.  (September 26, 2011) – From director Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore PoliceVampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl) comes the  epic, apocalyptic Zombie-fighting road movie Helldriver, featuring non-stop, over-the-top splatter action debuting on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and DVD November 22 from Well Go USA. The latest cult film from the prolific Japanese production company Sushi Typhoon, Helldriver takes place in a Japan where half the population has become not-so-sexy flesh eaters and the economy has gently withered away ... until Kika (Yumiko Hara) arrives. A stunning high school girl armed with an artificial heart-powered chainsaw sword, she leads a motley crew of desperados on a secret mission into the zombie-infected wilds to exterminate zombie queen Rikka (Eihi Shiina, Tokyo Gore Police) and put an end to the plague of the living dead.

The extensive bonus features include three exclusive short films set within the Helldriver universe: Helldriver Dokata (directed by Helldriver First Assistant Director Jun Shiozaki),   Catch Me If You Can! (directed by Lighting Director Hiroshi Ota), and  Bailout! (directed by poster designer Yoshiki Takahashi). Additional added value includes an in-depth interview with the Japanese splatter king himself, Yoshihiro Nishimura and two behind-the-scenes featurettes: “The Making of Helldriver,” directed by Helldriver actor Demo Tanaka that not only details the making of the film, but also the literally hellish conditions under which the film was shot (two-week shooting schedule, bad weather) and  "Sushi Typhoon: Tokyo Invasion!," featuring interviews with many of the Sushi Typhoon team while launching the Sushi Typhoon festival, where four films were screened for a month in the Ginza area of Tokyo.  Helldriver will be available in the Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack for $29.98 SRP and on DVD for $24.98 SRP.

A meteorite crashes into Japan, releasing a toxic ash that turns inhabitants in the northern half of the country into bloodthirsty zombies. Some time later, with the north now walled off from the rest of Japan, a young woman (Yumiko Hara) is charged with leading a group of ragtag soldiers into the infected region to kill the "zombie queen" (Shiina) - who also happens to be her homicidal mother.

Bonus Features Include:
§  Director Interview with Yoshihiro Nishimura
§  “The Making of Helldriver” featurette
§  "Sushi Typhoon: Tokyo Invasion!" featurette
§  Short Films
o   Helldriver Dokata
o   Catch Me If You Can!
o   Bailout!
§  Trailers

Helldriver has a runtime of approximately 114 minutes and is not rated.

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