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    The Assassin

    WELL GO USA ENTERTAINMENT CAPTURES NORTH AMERICAN

    RIGHTS TO HOU HSIAO- HSIEN’S “THE ASSASSIN”

    HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MARTIAL ARTS EPIC TO SCREEN IN

    COMPETITION AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

    (May 11th, 2015 - New York, NY)  Well Go USA Entertainment announced today

    that it is acquiring all North American rights to master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-

    Hsien’s martial arts epic THE ASSAS,SIN starring Shu Qi (MILLENIUM

    MAMBO) and Cheng Chan (THREE TIMES).   The film was produced by

    Stephen Shin, Wen-Ying Huang, Chen Yiqi and Stephen Lam.  It was shot by

    Hou’s longtime collaborator Mark Lee Ping-Bin.  In the works for nearly a decade,

    the film will premiere among the most-anticipated titles in competition, according

    to John Powers' "10 Must-See Movies At This Year's [Cannes Film] Festival"

    April 16th article in Vogue magazine.

    The deal was negotiated by Doris Pfardrescher, President and CEO of Well Go

    USA Entertainment, with Carole Baraton of Wild Bunch.

    THE ASSASSIN is set in 9th-century China. Nie Yinniang, the 10-year-old

    daughter of a decorated general, is abducted by a nun who trains her in the martial

    arts. She is transformed into an exceptional assassin, charged with eliminating

    cruel and corrupt government officials. After a failed mission, she returns to the

    land of her birth with orders to kill her betrothed husband-to-be: a cousin who

    now commands the largest military force in North China. After 13 years of exile,

    the young woman must confront her parents, her memories, and her long-repressed

    feelings. A slave to the orders of her mistress, Nie Yinniang must choose: sacrifice

    the man she loves, or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins.

    "We have a proud history of supporting films from Taiwan, and Hou Hsiao-Hsien

    is a legend," said Doris Pfardrescher, President and CEO of Well Go USA.

    "It's like someone made a wish list, and we got everything we could have hoped

    for: Iconic director, stellar cast, and this exciting, moving story - we're very excited

    to bring this to North America.”

    ABOUT WELL GO USA ENTERTAINMENT

    Well Go USA Entertainment (www.wellgousa.com) is a theatrical and home

    entertainment distribution label that specializes in bringing top content, including

    the best in Action, Genre and Independent films from the US and around the

    world, to North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. As a leader in

    independent film distribution, Well Go's titles can be seen across a variety of

    platforms, including theatrical, digital, subscription and cable VOD, packaged

    media and broadcast television. Well Go currently releases three to five films per

    month. Well Go USA Entertainment’s corporate headquarters is in Plano, Texas,

    with offices in Taiwan and China.

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    The Taking Of Tiger Mountain

    A TSUI HARK FILM

    THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN

    Debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD June 2 

    Bonus Materials Includes Interviews with the Filmmaker & Cast

     

    PLANO, Texas.  (April 14, 2015) – Legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark’s (Once Upon a Time in China franchise) latest action-adventure epic THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital HD June 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Set in the late 1940s, a bandit warrior, the leader of a liberation army and an investigator on a clandestine mission find their fates intertwined. As the action unfolds, audiences are immersed in the “swooping camera, spurting blood, flying bullets, airborne knives, falling rocks, cannon fire and — most spectacularly — a covert raid by ski” (Ben Kenigsberg, THE NEW YORK TIMES).   

     

    THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN stars Zhang Hanyu (Special ID, Back to 1942), Lin Gengxin (Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon), Tong Liya (Beijing Love Story), Tony Leung Ka Fai (Tai Chi Zero, Tai Chi Hero) and Yu Nan (The Expendables 2).  The film is based on Qu Bo’s novel “Tracks in the Snowy Forest,” which also served as the basis for “Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy,” one of eight model operas produced during the Cultural Revolution.  Bonus materials include interviews with the filmmaker and cast.

     

    Synopsis:

    Tsui Hark’s thrilling adaptation of Qu Bo’s beloved adventure novel stars Tony LEUNG Ka-fai as a ruthless bandit, ruling the lands of Northeast China from his fortress on Tiger Mountain. A captain of the Liberation Army (LIN Gengxin) launches a counter-insurgency against the dictator with a skilled investigator (ZHANG Hanyu) sent to destroy the gang from the inside.  

                                           

     

    THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN has a runtime of approximately 143 minutes and is not rated. 

     

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    Sword Of Vengeance

    SWORD OF VENGEANCE

    Unsheathe It on Blu-ray™ & DVD May 26

    Bonus Materials Include Interviews with the Filmmakers

    & Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Key Sequences

     

    PLANO, Texas.  (April 6, 2015) – From the creator of Hammer of the Gods, and starring
    Stanley Weber (“Borgia”) and Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle), comes the medieval action epic
    SWORD OF VENGEANCE, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD May 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment. First time feature film Director Jim Weedon was influenced by Japanese samurai epics and Italian spaghetti westerns for the action-packed film that Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter said featured “enough clanging sword fights, severed limbs, slit throats and bare-bones dialogue to satisfy genre fans …”

     

    In 1066, following the brutal genocide ordered by William the Conqueror in order to control the unrelenting Rebels of the North, it’s a world of dark times and dark deeds. After years of slavery, a Norman Prince (Weber) returns to the lost lands to seek revenge on his father’s murderer by leading a band of farmers in bloody retribution. Rounding out the notable cast are Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones”), Dave Legeno (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Karel Roden (The Bourne Supremacy).

     

    Bonus materials include interviews with Director Jim Weedon and Producers Rupert Preston and Huberta Von Liel, as well as segments that take the viewer behind-the-scenes of several key sequences from SWORD OF VENGEANCE.

     

    Synopsis:

    A Norman Prince, freed from slavery, seeks revenge on his father's murderer –his ruthless uncle, Earl Durant (Karel Roden). Gaining the trust of a band of exiled farmers, he leads them into battle against Durant, exploiting them in his quest to satisfy his code of honor. Will the prince sacrifice everything and everyone to quench his thirst for bloody retribution?  

                                                                

    SWORD OF VENGEANCE has a runtime of approximately 87 minutes and is not rated.

     

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    These Final Hours

    THESE FINAL HOURS

    The Apocalyptic Thriller Debuts on Blu-ray™ & DVD May 12

     

    PLANO, Texas.  (March 23, 2015) – Director Zak Hilditch’s (Plum Role) last-day-on-earth road movie THESE FINAL HOURS debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD May 12 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Selected to be screened as part of the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the apocalyptic thriller stars Nathan Phillips (Snakes on a Plane), Sarah Snook (Predestination), Angourie Rice (Walking With Dinosaurs), Jessica de Gouw (“Arrow”), Kathryn Beck (Not Suitable For Children), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook) and Lynette Curran (Japanese Story). An asteroid lands in the North Atlantic and ignites a firestorm of destruction, destroying much of the civilized world. A young man (Phillips) on his way to an end-of-the-world party makes a detour to help a little girl return home before time runs out.

     

    Synopsis:

    In this apocalyptic drama, James (Nathan Phillips) is a troubled young man on a mission. He’s desperate to join his girlfriend Vicky (Kathryn Beck) at the ‘party to end all parties’ and numb any feelings as the world comes to an end. On his journey however, James is greeted by a lawless and chaotic city, facing a cataclysmic event that will end life on the planet, and he discovers that getting to where he needs to be will not be easy. Along the way, he saves the life of a girl named Rose
    (Angourie Rice), frantically searching for her father. Out of options, James invites Rose to join him. Together they discover how they would truly like to spend their last moments on Earth in this world gone mad.

     

    THESE FINAL HOURS has a runtime of approximately 87 minutes and is not rated.

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    Well Go USA Defective Disc Replacement Program

    Last month, there was a recent discovery that a number of Blu-ray titles from Well Go USA have become defective, due to an error during the pressing of the actual discs. The defect consists of a bronze-like discoloration which forms on the play-side over time, and can potentially affect playback. Today, Well Go USA contacted cityonfire.com regarding their “Defective Disc Replacement Program,” which has officially launched today for both their U.S. and Canadian customers. Read on for a revised list of potentially affected Blu-ray titles and instructions on how to replace your defective discs:

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