April 2, 2010
Studio: Magnet Releasing (Magnolia Pictures)
Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
MPAA Rating: R (for sequences of strong violence)
Screenwriters: Xu Lan, Chun Tin Nam, Aubrey Lam
Starring: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Official website: Warlordsmovie.com
"The Warlords" is set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s. Jet Li stars as General Pang, who after a surviving a massacre of his fellow soldiers by playing dead, joins a band of bandits led by Er Hu (Lau) and Wu Yang (Kaneshiro). After fighting back attackers from an helpless village, the three men take an oath to become "blood brothers," pledging loyalty to one another until death, but things quickly turn sour and the three men become embroiled in a web of political deceit, and a love triangle between Pang, Er Hu and a beautiful courtesan (Wu Jing-Lei).