Detroit Film Theatre


Additional screening: Sunday, July 18, 2010

6:15 PM

(China/2008—directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan)

Chinese action icon Jet Li stars as a 19th century general who, after barely surviving a massacre of his fellow soldiers, joins a band of scruffy bandits (led by Andy Lau and the terrific Takeshi Kaneshiro) who vow to fight together as “blood brothers” in the midst of the violent Taiping Rebellion. A rush of pure, adrenalin-infused pleasure for fans of epics like John Woo’s great Red Cliff, The Warlords delivers the goods in a big way; this superbly mounted, lush and exciting visual extravaganza must be experienced as it was meant to be seen – on the big screen. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (113 min.)

“Jet Li shines in this elaborately choreographed, action-packed Chinese historical epic.” –Miranda Siegal, New York Magazine
Additional screening: Sunday, July 18 at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets from earlier shows canceled due to power failure will be honored.
Friday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 9 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 11 at 4:30 p.m.