Coming to Import Blu-ray and DVD this Friday, October 12th, is the Chinese-language espionage thriller The Silent War. And you couldn’t ask for a better pedigree than the team behind this movie. Directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, the filmmaking duo who brought us Infernal Affairs II and the Donnie Yen action epic The Lost Bladesman, the film stars Tony Leung Chiu Wai – one of the most respected actors in Hong Kong – alongside the lovely Xhou Zun (Painted Skin – The Resurrection).
Courtesy of trusted retailer DDDHouse, The Silent War sneaks onto Region A Blu-ray for only $18.97. A Region A Blu-ray will play on any North American Blu-ray player. Or snag the Region 3 DVD for only $12.18. But a Region 3 DVD will require an Import player. Both discs contain English subtitles.
Set in the 1950’s, the film follows Tony Leung as a blind piano tuner who is recruited by the Chinese military due to his exceptional hearing. Zhou Xun plays Leung’s handler and, in a nice reversal of traditional gender roles, she is the one who must defend him in hand-to-hand combat on occasion. The Silent War continues Alan Mak and Felix Chong’s hot streak of well-made, lavishly produced commercial thrillers.