Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has today announced an April 14 release for The Man with the Iron Fists 2, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD as well as On Demand. Global hip-hop superstar, actor and filmmaker RZA reprises his role as the enigmatic blacksmith Thaddeus for the sequel, which follows a mysterious stranger as he leads a rebellion to liberate a Chinese village from its oppressive overlord. Check out both the trailer for the film and the cover art for the Blu-ray below.
RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists, Coffee and Cigarettes), who co-wrote the film with screenwriter John Jarrell (Romeo Must Die), joins an international cast that also includes Dustin Nguyen (22 Jump Street), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (47 Ronin), Eugenia Yuan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend), Pim Bubear (Ninja: Shadow of a Tear), Carl Ng (New Police Story), Simon Yin (Ip Man), Ocean Hou (Man of Tai Chi), Grace Huang (The Man with the Iron Fists) and Andrew Lin (The Man with the Iron Fists). The film is directed by Roel Reiné (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, Death Race 2).
When Thaddeus is found badly wounded near a 19th-century Chinese town, miner Li Kung (Nguyen) and his wife Ah Ni (Yuan) offer him refuge. As he heals, he becomes entrenched in a conflict that pits the townsfolk against the evil Master Ho (Ng), his nefarious Beetle Clan and the terrifying Lord Pi (Tagawa). With Thaddeus at his side, the mild-mannered Kung transforms into a deadly warrior in this martial arts epic.
Special features include a selection of deleted scenes, audio commentary with RZA and Reiné, as well as the featurette “Chi Warriors: The Making of ‘The Man With the Iron Fists 2′”.
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