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CONTEST!! Win ‘Drug War’ on Blu-ray!

Drug-War-300x375Well its contest time again here at the Fix and this time we have one of the year’s best action films up grabs! Yes that’s right Johnnie To‘s masterful “Drug War” is coming to home platforms on Tuesday October 15th and thanks to the amazing folks at Well Go USA we have 5 copies to give away!

From Johnnie To (Life Without PrincipleElection), master of the Hong Kong crime thriller, comes the critically-acclaimed, action-packed drama DRUG WAR, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD October 15th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Cars are crashed, bullets fly, blood spurts, bodies splatter and cocaine is snorted in this high-velocity tale of a drugcartel boss who, after being arrested in a raid, is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation. The film stars Louis Koo (Triple TapAccident), Sun Honglei (A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop), Michelle Ye (MotorwayOnce a Gangster), Huang Yi (LegendaryRomancing in Thin Air), Wallace Chung (Forever Young), and Li Guangjie (MotorwayRomancing in Thin Air).

 Synopsis:

Manufacturing just 50 grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence. Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) just got caught making tons. Now he’s in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and has one chance to avoid execution – turn informant and help the cops bring down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for. Over the next 72 sleepless hours, the sting spins out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear who actually has the upper hand.

As stated in our review from earlier this year, HERE, the film is a real knockout and features a masterful performance from Sun Honglei.

We have copies to give away this time around, and here’s how you enter to win!

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Winners will be picked and notified via message on Facebook after the contest closing date of  October 14th!

Hurry up and enter! Good Luck to all.

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Johnnie To delivers the goods with ‘Drug War’

Movie-Review-Drug-War-1Starting this weekend at the TIFF Bell Lightbox is the newest action opus from the brilliant director behind such classics as “Election”, “Breaking News” and “PTUJohnnie To, “Drug War”. The hard-boiled and unrelenting crime drama features some of the great gun and driving stunts that To films are infamous for, but also packs some serious performances from its leads.

Drug War

Starring: Sun Honglei, Louis Koo, Huang Yi, Michelle Ye

Written by Ryker Chan, Ka-Fai Wai, Nai-Hoi Yau, Xi Yu

Directed by Johnnie To

Drug War is an explosive new thriller, the first of Johnnie To’s action opuses to be set in Mainland China. After his narcotics factory goes up in a ball of flame, drug manufacturer Choi Tin-ming (longtime To collaborator Koo) is captured by hard-nosed cop Zhang Lei (Honglei), who is spearheading a sting operation against a massive narcotics network. Coerced by the threat of the death penalty to turn informant, Choi takes Zhang undercover into the narcotics pipeline. But as Zhang Lei gets deeper and deeper into the drug syndicate and tightens the net around the dealers, he is still unsure whether his unwilling partner has an alternate plan in place that will blow open the entire operation.

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TIFF takes us through the ‘Century of Chinese Cinema’

tiff_logoStarting this weekend, and running through Aug 11th, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will be overrun by some of the greatest films and film luminaries that Chinese film has to offer. Dubbed ‘A Century ofChinese Cinema’, the extensive program features classic films and special events all focused around the history of Chinese film and its impact globally.

The Century of Chinese Cinema Series

The Golden Age program focuses on the films from 1930’s Shanghai and features TIFF Curator Noah Cowan hosting a night with the classic “Spring in a Small Town” and other classic films like “Crossroads” and “The Big Road”. A New China covers the period from the very late 40’s to the early 60’s and is highlighted by “The Love Eterne” and “The Winter”.

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