The Assassin’s Blade (aka The Butterfly Lovers) slices onto BD & DVD May 7

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A spectacular tale of love, betrayal and revenge evoking a martial arts, fantasy version of “Romeo & Juliet,” THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital May 7th from Well Go USA Entertainment. The celebrated cast includes Charlene Choi (The Jade and The Pearl, The Sorcerer and the White Snake), Chun Wu (Magic to Win, My Kingdom), Ge Hu (1912), Xin Xin Xiong (Tai Chi Zero) and Siu-Wong Fan (Ip Man, Wu Dang).  Based upon a famous Chinese legend, THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE tells the story of Zhu Yanzhi (Charlene Choi), who chooses to disguise her female identity in order to be accepted into the country’s most prestigious male-only martial arts academy, where she immediately finds herself at odds with her superior, Liang (Chun Wu). But soon, a stronger connection develops between the two, and as their attraction grows, so does the danger of Liang discovering Zhu’s gender. It’s not until Zhu is required to return home that she reveals her true identity. Could it be that they’re destined to be together? As the two lovers dare to voice their feelings, Zhu and Liang learn that her parents have betrothed her to Ma Wencai (Ge Hu). Will these the star-crossed couple ever be able to create a life together or are they doomed to a life without love?

THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE has a runtime of approximately 103 minutes and is not rated.

 

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