Black & White: The Dawn Of Assault is the Taiwanese prequel film spawned by the television drama Black & White from 2009. It’s basically Huang Bo and Mark Chao in a buddy cop action film. The original title is Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault and the film’s sequel, which was released in Taiwan in 2014, is titled Black & White: The Dawn of Justice. Filmbiz Asia Review. This release is set for August 10th, 2014 on Blu-ray & DVD from Shout!Factory.
Synopsis: “They’re the last hope to save Harbour City — if they don’t kill each other first. When a maverick cop and a gangster headed for retirement team up, sparks will fly and heads will roll in Black & White: The Dawn of Assault! A big-screen prequel to the popular television series from Taiwan, The Dawn of Assault puts its own spin on the classic buddy cop formula with this outrageous actioner filled to the brim with over-the-top stunts, government conspiracies, and weapons of mass destruction.Suspended detective Wu finds himself back in the thick of things when he crosses paths with Triad member Xu, who’s looking to unload a stash of hot diamonds. When Xu’s deal turns into a shoot-out and the diamonds go missing, the cop and the criminal reluctantly join forces to retrieve them. Before long they find themselves not only to be the hunters, but the hunted as their mission escalates into something bigger and more dangerous than they’d ever expected!”
Black & White: The Dawn Of Assault has a run time of approximately 142 minutes and is not rated.
Staring Mark Chao, Hung Bo, Angelababy, & Ken Lin. Directed By Yueh-Hsun Tsai.