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The Establishing Shot: In the mail - Henry of Navarre & Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame


Friday, July 01, 2011 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Lots of excitment at the MI9 towers today, as we received not 1 but 2 films we have been wanting to get our mitts on for awhile; a 5 star historical epic promising Ridley Scott styled battle scenes and a Hans Zimmer score - Henry of Navarre as well as the welcome return of legendary Eastern director Tsui Hark with his rip roaring Eastern Kung -Fu detective extravaganza - Detective Dee: Mystery of The Phantom Flame.

Detective Dee: Mystery of The Phantom Flame outsold Inception in the east. And I still can't believe I missed out the chance to interview Tsui Hark because of an email misshap NOOOOOOOoooooooooooo!

Henry of Navarre
Discover the incredible true story of Henry of Navarre the celebrated warrior king who became one of history’s great defenders of justice and religious freedom.


Henry of Navarre trailer

It is the mid-16th Century and France is awash with blood, as the protestant Huguenots fight for survival against dark forces led by the treacherous Catherine De Medici. When she orchestrates the ultimate betrayal at the infamous St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, King Henry IV will fight his life’s greatest battle to ensure her treachery does not go unanswered...

Based on the novel by Heinrich Mann, experience an epic chronicle of one man's heroic struggle against overwhelming forces in this action-packed and spectacular motion picture event! Out to buy on Blu-ray and DVD on 4th July 2011.

Henry of Navarre
Henry of Navarre
Director: Jo Baier
Stars: Julien Boisselier, Joachim Król and Andreas Schmidt

Release date:
Out to buy on Blu-ray and DVD from 4 July 2011.


Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame
When a series of mysterious murders prevents the inauguration of China’s first Empress, Detective Dee, the greatest investigative mind and Kung Fu Master of his generation, is
brought back from exile to embark on a manhunt that will forever change the course of
history!


Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame trailer

With a matchless performance from leading- man Andy Lau (Warlords and House of the Flying Daggers) and breathtaking action choreography from Sammo Hung, the martial arts director of Ip Man and Ip Man 2, Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame is non-stop, heart- racing entertainment in the highest traditions of Asian Action Cinema!

 Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom FlameDetective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Directors: Hark Tsui
Stars: Tony Leung Ka Fai, Chao Deng and Carina Lau
Release date: Out to buy on Blu-ray and DVD from 27 June 2011.

Both films are in the queue and will hopefully have reviews up soon.

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