Director Hu Gaun (Cow, Design of Death) taps into a variety of genre styles for the Chinese action-comedy THE CHEF, THE ACTOR AND THE SCOUNDREL, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital June 24th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Described by Film Business Asia as “part knockabout comedy, part serious spy movie, part tribute to ‘the films of our childhood’ … it will also go down in movie history as the first comedy with a plot about germ warfare.” During the Second Sino-Japanese War, China is suffering from a cholera outbreak because the Japanese are using it as a biological weapon. Four Chinese agents capture a Japanese scientist and his bodyguard and interrogate them by Chinese opera in order to get the vaccine formula. THE CHEF, THE ACTOR AND THE SCOUNDREL stars Liu Ye (Curse of the Golden Flower) as the Chef, Zhang Han Yu (Special ID, Back to 1942) as the Actor and Huang Bo (Lost in Thailand) as the Scoundrel, with Chie Tanaka (Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale) and Liang Jing (Eastern Bandits) rounding out the cast.
Bonus materials include a blooper reel highlighting comic outtakes from the film, as well as a look behind-the-scenes with “The Making of The Chef, The Actor and The Scoundrel,” featuring interviews with the cast.
World War II: a cholera epidemic ravages the streets of Beijing. A crack team of Chinese intelligence agents kidnap a Japanese general and biochemist who may hold the antidote. When trickery and torture fail, the covert squad smuggles their victims into a restaurant and launches the oddest of interrogations – staging a Chinese Opera and posing as fellow guests, designed to entice, confuse, and ultimately trick their captives into revealing the truth before time runs out.
THE CHEF, THE ACTOR AND THE SCOUNDREL has a runtime of approximately
108 minutes and is not rated.
Courtesy of Well Go USA, we have 4 Blu-rays available for their release of The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel due for release 24th
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