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Celebrate Legendary Film-Maker John Woo's Early Work With 'Last Hurrah For Chivalry'; And His Definitive Hong Kong Masterpiece, 'Hard Boiled'

July 16th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Hard BoiledSANTA MONICA, CA - Revered by action connoisseurs the world over as one of the genre's quintessential artists, director John Woo (Face/Off, The Killer, M:I-2) elevated violence to an art form with masterful choreography and complex, multi-faceted anti-heroes.

On July 24, two of his legendary action classics - Hard Boiled and Last Hurrah For Chivalry - debut on DVD from The Weinstein Company and Genius Products under the revered Dragon Dynasty banner.

Famous for extraordinary action in legendary sequences such as the opening tea-house bust and the explosive warehouse betrayal, Hard Boiled also features a rampaging thirty-minute final showdown. Teaming international action icons Chow Yun-Fat (Pirates Of The Caribbean 3: At World's End, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs, Hero), Hard Boiled maintains a deft balance between its stunning gunfights and its tortured emotional core.

Last Hurrah For ChivalryHearkening back to a Golden Age of epic martial arts cinema, the wuxia classic Last Hurrah For Chivalry showcases the director's eye for action, as well as the deeply emotional character motivations that would become a staple in his later films.

The definitive version of a true genre masterpiece, the Hard Boiled two-disc Ultimate Edition comes fully-loaded with special features - including interviews with director John Woo and producer Terence Chang, a Hard Boiled location guide, and more. The Last Hurrah For Chivalry DVD will feature interviews with stars Fung Hak-On and Lee Hoi-San, a weapons of China featurette, and more. Both will be available July 24.

In Hard Boiled a tough as nails cop teams with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.
DVD Special Features:
- Feature Length Audio Commentary By Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan
- A Baptism Of Fire: A Featurette With Iconic Director, John Woo
- Partner In Crime: An Interview With Producer, Terence Chang
- Art Imitates Life: An Interview With Co-Star, Philip Chan
- Hard Boiled Location Guide
- Mad Dog Bites Again: An Interview With Leading Villain, Kwok Choi
- Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer & US Promotional Trailer

In Last Hurrah For Chivalry, one of Woo's early films, the acclaimed director crafts an action-packed tale of a son who recruits two master swordsmen to help avenge his father's murder.
Special Features:
- View The Film With Audio Commentary By Hong Kong Cinema Expert Bey Logan
- Pray For Death: An Interview With Fung Hak-On
- Deliver Us From Evil: An Interview With Lee Hoi-San
- Legendary Weapons Of China Featurette
- Original Theatrical Trailer & US Promotional Trailer