Director Soi Cheang’s “giddily frenetic” Kill Zone 2 officially has a U.S. DVD and Blu-Ray release date attached. The film is still available on VoD as well but however which way you feel, this will still make a great addition to your collection, especially if there are features, and indeed there are a few.
That, and of course you have the added benefit of watching Wu Jing and Tony Jaa fight on screen for the first time. There’s a third film in development now and one can only hope that its cast will be of equal screenfighting caliber, if not better, given the pedigree so far featuring the two legends from the 2004 film by Wilson Yip, on top of a terrific story to boot.
Check out the press announcement and artwork below for the July home release!
PLANO, TEXAS. (June 14, 2016) – In this giddily frenetic follow-up (though not a sequel) to modern martial arts epic Kill Zone (aka SPL: Sha Po Lang), action icons Tony Jaa (Furious 7, Ong Bak franchise) and Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3) team up with Hong Kong megastars Simon Yam (Ip Man), Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior) and Louis Koo (Drug War) for the critically-acclaimed, action-packed martial arts extravaganza KILL ZONE 2, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 19 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang (Accident, Motorway), the film is a breakneck story of dirty cops, prison riots, and black market organ transplants, all brought together by a non-stop series of inventive, bone-crunching setpieces. Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, KILL ZONE 2 was named a “Film of Merit” at the 2016 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards and Chung Chi Li (Ip Man: The Final Fight) won a Golden Horse at the 2016 Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Action Choreography. Bonus materials include a deleted scenes and a 3-part making-of featurette.
When an undercover cop gets too close to revealing the mastermind of a drug syndicate, his cover is blown. Double-crossed and under a false identity, he’s thrown into a Thai prison, where a guard discovers the inmate – claiming he’s a cop – is a bone marrow match for his dying daughter … and his warden may have an even deadlier operation hidden within the prison walls.
Bonus Materials Include:
•3-Part Making-of Featurette
KILL ZONE 2 has a runtime of approximately 120 minutes and is not rated.