Unless you own an all-region DVD player or have access to cheap Chinese bootlegs, owning “Twins Effect II” is almost impossible to own in the States. Until now. Well Go USA has picked up distribution rights to the Patrick Leung and Corey Yuen actioner, though they’re releasing the flick until the dubious title “Blade of Kings”. I’m not sure why, exactly, they’ve decided to change things up a bit, especially since most people who would purchase a copy of “Twins Effect II” know what the flick is all about. I guess they’re hoping to trick unsuspecting consumers into thinking it’s some sort of Donnie Yen/Jackie Chan vehicle, which, of course, it’s not. I guess you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do to make these things released in the States, so I suppose I shouldn’t nitpick.
Read this quick synopsis if you’re unfamiliar with the flick:
In the mythical land of Huadu, Charcoal Head, a humble boy born to rule an empire must undertake his journey to claim his throne. It is an epic action adventure combining romance, fantasy, comedy and cutting edge Hong Kong style martial artistry.
“Twins Effect II” features Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, Jaycee Chan, Edison Chen, Tony Leung Ka Fai, and Ying Qu, among many others. I really liked this one, and am eager to snag a copy on Blu-ray. “Blade of Kings” arrives on March 6th, 2012. Huge thanks to 24 Frames per Second for pointing this out. If you’re curious, a trailer has been embedded below.