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International superstar CHOW YUN-FAT (John Woo's Hard-Boiled) makes his Hollywood debut with Oscar-winner MIRA SORVINO (1995 Best Supporting Actress, Mighty Aphrodite) in THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS, a fierce and explosive action thriller from director ANTOINE FUQUA (Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" video). After he betrays Mr. Wei, the ruthless crime boss who hired him to avenge his son's death, professional killer John Lee (Yun-Fat) goes on the run. Enlisting the aid of beautiful document forger Meg Coburn (Sorvino), Lee attempts to return to his family in China before they are victimized by his betrayal. But Wei's army of "replacement killers" is hot on his trail, and now both he and Meg are targets of their impressive firepower. With both sides fully armed and determined to fight to the death, an ultra-violent shoot-out breaks out when they finally face off against each other. It's "a seamless fusion of Hong Kong action-adventure style and cool" (The New York Times) that will blow everyone away - including you!

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Til Schweiger, Jurgen Prochnow, Danny Trejo

Reviews:

  • "What I liked about the film was its simplicity of form and its richness of visuals. There's a certain impersonality about the story; Chow and Sorvino don't have long chats between the gunfire. They're in a ballet of Hong Kong action imagery: bodies rolling out of gunshot range, faces frozen in fear, guys toppling off fire escapes, grim lips, the fetishism of firearms, cars shot to pieces, cops that make ''Dragnet'' sound talky." - Roger Ebert rogerebert.com
  • "The Replacement Killers" is such a sleek piece of filmmaking that it suggests the visual equivalent of an ambient dance record. The soundtrack's measured beats and dabs of generically dramatic orchestration are synchronized with the movie's continual gunfire and the gliding camera movements to sustain a mood that is dreamlike and almost lulling." - Stephen Holden The New York Times
  • "It's beautifully shot by first-time feature director Antoine Fuqua, whose eye for sensual surfaces, deft camera moves, and elegant framing was refined with commercials and music videos. More to the point, it marks the American movie debut of Hong Kong action hero Chow Yun-Fat."- Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

International superstar CHOW YUN-FAT (John Woo's Hard-Boiled) makes his Hollywood debut with Oscar-winner MIRA SORVINO (1995 Best Supporting Actress, Mighty Aphrodite) in THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS, a fierce and explosive action thriller from director ANTOINE FUQUA (Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" video). After he betrays Mr. Wei, the ruthless crime boss who hired him to avenge his son's death, professional killer John Lee (Yun-Fat) goes on the run. Enlisting the aid of beautiful document forger Meg Coburn (Sorvino), Lee attempts to return to his family in China before they are victimized by his betrayal. But Wei's army of "replacement killers" is hot on his trail, and now both he and Meg are targets of their impressive firepower. With both sides fully armed and determined to fight to the death, an ultra-violent shoot-out breaks out when they finally face off against each other. It's "a seamless fusion of Hong Kong action-adventure style and cool" (The New York Times) that will blow everyone away - including you!

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Til Schweiger, Jurgen Prochnow, Danny Trejo

Reviews:

  • "What I liked about the film was its simplicity of form and its richness of visuals. There's a certain impersonality about the story; Chow and Sorvino don't have long chats between the gunfire. They're in a ballet of Hong Kong action imagery: bodies rolling out of gunshot range, faces frozen in fear, guys toppling off fire escapes, grim lips, the fetishism of firearms, cars shot to pieces, cops that make ''Dragnet'' sound talky." - Roger Ebert rogerebert.com
  • "The Replacement Killers" is such a sleek piece of filmmaking that it suggests the visual equivalent of an ambient dance record. The soundtrack's measured beats and dabs of generically dramatic orchestration are synchronized with the movie's continual gunfire and the gliding camera movements to sustain a mood that is dreamlike and almost lulling." - Stephen Holden The New York Times
  • "It's beautifully shot by first-time feature director Antoine Fuqua, whose eye for sensual surfaces, deft camera moves, and elegant framing was refined with commercials and music videos. More to the point, it marks the American movie debut of Hong Kong action hero Chow Yun-Fat."- Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle
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Format: Blu-Ray
Label: USHE
Rel. Date: 10/04/2022
UPC: 683904635785

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International superstar CHOW YUN-FAT (John Woo's Hard-Boiled) makes his Hollywood debut with Oscar-winner MIRA SORVINO (1995 Best Supporting Actress, Mighty Aphrodite) in THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS, a fierce and explosive action thriller from director ANTOINE FUQUA (Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" video). After he betrays Mr. Wei, the ruthless crime boss who hired him to avenge his son's death, professional killer John Lee (Yun-Fat) goes on the run. Enlisting the aid of beautiful document forger Meg Coburn (Sorvino), Lee attempts to return to his family in China before they are victimized by his betrayal. But Wei's army of "replacement killers" is hot on his trail, and now both he and Meg are targets of their impressive firepower. With both sides fully armed and determined to fight to the death, an ultra-violent shoot-out breaks out when they finally face off against each other. It's "a seamless fusion of Hong Kong action-adventure style and cool" (The New York Times) that will blow everyone away - including you!

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Til Schweiger, Jurgen Prochnow, Danny Trejo

Reviews:

  • "What I liked about the film was its simplicity of form and its richness of visuals. There's a certain impersonality about the story; Chow and Sorvino don't have long chats between the gunfire. They're in a ballet of Hong Kong action imagery: bodies rolling out of gunshot range, faces frozen in fear, guys toppling off fire escapes, grim lips, the fetishism of firearms, cars shot to pieces, cops that make ''Dragnet'' sound talky." - Roger Ebert rogerebert.com
  • "The Replacement Killers" is such a sleek piece of filmmaking that it suggests the visual equivalent of an ambient dance record. The soundtrack's measured beats and dabs of generically dramatic orchestration are synchronized with the movie's continual gunfire and the gliding camera movements to sustain a mood that is dreamlike and almost lulling." - Stephen Holden The New York Times
  • "It's beautifully shot by first-time feature director Antoine Fuqua, whose eye for sensual surfaces, deft camera moves, and elegant framing was refined with commercials and music videos. More to the point, it marks the American movie debut of Hong Kong action hero Chow Yun-Fat."- Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle
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