Filmmaker Ding Sheng had a great year last year with his most recent crime thriller, Saving Mr. Wu. Following its overseas release and achieving accolades such as Feature Film Of The Year and Best Actor, the film was granted a limited U.S. theatrical release from United Entertainment Partners back in October - the same people that brought you one of Xu Haofeng's best minimal martial arts dramas, The Final Master just this month.
This summer, Saving Mr. Wu now has its Digital HD, and accompanying U.S. DVD and Blu-Ray releases stamped and they're not too far off. And, who better than Well Go USA to accomdate? Their latest announcement is just below along with a small list of disc specs, and the home release artwork. I haven't seen the film myself but I do enjoy Sheng's work with actor Jackie Chan and I gather our director has harnessed a great formula for an amply riveting crime story ripped from the headlines.
PLANO, TEXAS. (June 20, 2016) – An action-packed crime thriller based on the true story of China's famous celebrity kidnapping case, SAVING MR. WU debuts on digital July 5 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Sheng Ding (Police Story: Lockdown) and starring Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau (Internal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers), the film follows the police as they race against time after criminals posing as cops kidnap a movie star (Lau) and threaten to kill him. Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, SAVING MR. WU also stars Liu Ye (The Chef, The Actor, The Scoundrel), Wu Ruofu (Da yue bing), and Wang Qianyuan (The Golden Era), with special appearances by Lam Suet (Kung Fu Hustle), Zhao Xiaorui (Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker) and Li Meng (The Guillotines). Bonus materials include deleted scenes and the 4-part behind-the-scenes documentary “Making Mr. Wu.”
Four devious criminals, one chilling scam: pose as cops, kidnap a victim, and if no ransom comes in 24 hours, the target dies. Tonight they caught a movie star (Andy Lau) and the countdown begins. Based on actual events.
Bonus Materials Include:
•4-Part “Making Mr. Wu” Featurette
~Director Ding Sheng