Andy Lau’s Battle of Wits on UK DVD and Blu Ray

UK fans of Andy Lau and epic Chinese martial arts rejoice: Metrodome is releasing the Chinese mega star’s big-budget costume epic “Battle of Wits” on DVD and Blu Ray later this month on December 26, 2008. I would pick up the Blu Ray edition myself. When they put this much money into a movie, you want to see it as clearly as possible. Am I right? Both versions will run 133 minutes, though they’ve skimped on the special features as far as I can tell. You can expect a standard “making of” featurette and theatrical trailer.

Set during the harrowing, hell-ravaged era of the infamous warlords, the small city state of Liang lies defenseless against the terrifying hordes of the Zhao nation. Their salvation lies in one man, Ge Li (“Infernal Affairs” superstar Andy Lau). A mysterious, nomadic warrior, Ge Li possesses an awe-inspiring grasp of military strategy and is utterly lethal in the art of combat. Armed with only this cunning and startling bravery, he marshals the demoralized citizens into a vicious and powerful fighting machine, forcing back the rampant armies of the Zhao. But as victory is within his grasp, Ge Li discovers a shattering betrayal that may well tear apart the very nation he is seeking to protect.

Hitting DVD and Blu Ray in the UK on December 26th, 2008.

Specs for the Standard DVD and Blu Ray Editions:

DVD Cat Number: MTD5429
Cert: 15
Running Time: 133 mins
DVD Aspect Ratio: 16×9 Anamorphic
DVD Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 (Mandarin)
Subtitles: English

Blu Ray Cat Number: MTDBD5432
Cert: 15
Running Time: 133 mins
Blu Ray Aspect Ratio: 16×9 1080p
Blu Ray Audio: PCM 2.0/HD-DTS (Mandarin)
Subtitles: English

Special Features
* The Making Of ‘Battle Of Wits’ (53 mins)
* Theatrical trailer