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Director: Kim Han-min

Genre: Action & Adventure

Year: 2012

Rating: NR

1623: the 15th year of King Gwanghaegun’s reign. The King’s loyal servant and legendary archer, General Choi Pyong-ryang, is framed for treason and executed. His entire household meets the same tragic fate, but his young son and daughter, Nam-yi and Ja-in, escape to the home of their father’s longtime friend. The brother and sister take refuge under Kim’s wing and are raised as his own. 13 years pass and Qing China carries out a brutal invasion against Joseon, in what will later be known as “second Manchu invasion of Korea.”

On the wedding day of Ja-in and Kim Mu-seon’s son, Qing troops led by Commander Jiusinta attack, taking the villagers as prisoners, including Ja-in. When Nam-yi returns home after getting injured in battle, he finds his guardian murdered and his sister taken away by the Qing men. Nam-yi chases after the troop in a desperate attempt to save his sister. Nam tracks down Ja-in, but faces brutal battles with Jiusinta’s best men in order to escape.

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"War of The Arrows" takes place during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, a lethal archer goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister who was dragged away by Mongolian invaders. The hero as well as the bad guys use bow and arrows to do their fighting and the action is intense and riveting. The film opens to a fight scene in progress, this gets the blood flowing right away and it sets the stage for what is to come later in the film. There is some drama mixed in but the story is well-written and the pace is fast so there's no time to get bored.

Korean cinema has come a long way in recent years and it just keeps getting better. "War of The Arrows" is not your typical battle film, it's the story of one man armed with only a bow who is up against a band of elite archers, this is a man determined to rescue his sister at any cost. This is an original and exciting epic that keeps you glued to the screen the entire time. I highly recommend this to all fans of action, easily one the best Asian films in recent memory.

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Available as a DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Both comes with Special Features that include:

Behind the Scenes



Original Language: English, Korean

Dubbed Language: English

Subtitle: English

Released by Well Go USA

***** Out Of *****