For as long as I have been writing on my blog, I truly enjoy promoting some films that gain my interest quite heavily and inspire me. One of which is the latest from actor Dustin Nguyen making his directorial debut for Vietnam‘s latest first-ever fanatsy action film, Once Upon A Time In Vietnam. The film was released late last year and began hitting film festivals in select parts of the world, and while I myself haven’t seen it yet, I love the overall look of this film and the starpower it holds, and I also love the concept it delivers as a Western Mad-Max type of film with epic martial arts action with a touch of romance and bloody revenge.
A gripping, action-packed mission for revenge, Once Upon a Time in Vietnam battles its way onto DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD and Video on Demand July 1 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Dustin Nguyen (TV’s “21 Jump Street”), Ngo Thanh (The Rebel) and Roger Yuan (Skyfall), the film tells the tale of a man fighting against a ruthless crime boss to protect a small town and woman he has come to love, despite his twisted past. The Once Upon a Time in Vietnam DVD features behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew and will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.
While on a mission to retrieve fugitives in Vietnam, Dao, a commander in the Emperor’s army, finds himself in the middle of a deadly conflict raging between a tyrannical crime boss, and the peaceful town that he has under his thumb. But when Dao realizes that Ahn, the beautiful monk warrior who fled the Emperor’s army is living a secretive new life there, Dao must choose between upholding his oath to the Emperor, and fighting to preserve Ahn’s cherished town.