The tales of the heroic Yang family have been the stuff of legends. Spanning several generations, the Yangs' military exploits are considered the epitome of brotherhood, courage and loyalty to family. As a result, their stories have been adapted for many popular television series and films over the years, making them one of the most famous families in Chinese culture. The rescue of Yang Ye by his seven sons is now the subject of Saving General Yang
, the latest film from director Ronny Yu (Bride with White Hair
). The veteran Hong Kong director finally returns to filmmaking seven years after Fearless
with this grand period epic produced by Ip Man
producer Raymond Wong. No stranger to making action-packed blockbusters, Yu expertly stages exciting fight scenes (with the help of action choreographed by Stephen Tung) that complements the story's powerful emotions of sacrifice and family. From large-scale attacks involving boulders to a tense duel with arrows, the action scenes in Saving General Yang
will leave audiences gasping for breath.
Yu has also gathered a talented cast of male superstars to play the Yang warriors. In addition to Adam Cheng (Zu: The Warriors From Magic Mountain) as patriarch Yang Ye, the general's seven courageous sons are played by Ekin Cheng (Young and Dangerous), Raymond Lam (Sorcerer and the White Snake), Vic Chou (New Perfect Two), Wu Chun (My Kingdom), Fu Xinbo (Hot Summer Days) Yu Bo (Hotel Deluxe) and Li Chen (Aftershock). Saving General Yang is spectacular old-school action entertainment made for a new generation!
When a rival nation sends troops to invade the Song Dynasty, the emperor sends general Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) to defend the nation. However, Yang's place in the court is shaky due to a feud with Pan Renmei caused by the accidental death of his son at the hands of one of Yang's sons. At the battle, Yang is abandoned by Pan's troops, leaving him trapped in the face of an attack by Yeli Yuan (Shao Bing), an enemy general who wants to kill Yang to avenge his father. After learning about their father's predicament, Yang Ye's seven sons set out to rescue their father at any cost.
Blu-ray Edition comes with a special commemorative cover. It includes making of, interviews and trailers.