The name Johnnie To should make you want to stop, look and listen. Especially when the “word on the net” has such high praise for his latest crime thriller, placing him at the top of his game. Filmbiz Asia notes that this is To’s first full length action film made in China and it should be a good one. Drug War is out October 15, 2013 on Region A Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA.
Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence. Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons, and after a violent lab accident, he’s in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei). Now, he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang’s undercover team take down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for. But as the uneasy allies are forced to compress months of police work into just 72 sleepless hours, the increasingly desperate police are quickly stretched past their limits. As things spin wildly out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear whether Zhang or Choi actually has the upper hand.
Proutcast”s Box Art Rating: ★★★★★ Purple smoke? Perfect. Love it!
Drug War has a run time of approximately 107 minutes and is not rated.
Staring Louis Koo & Honglei Sun, Directed By Johnnie To