Master genre director, Tusi Hark’s critically acclaimed action adventure masterpiece, DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME, staring legendary Hong Kong actor, Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, The House of Flying Daggers), Bingbing Li (Forbidden Kingdom), Carina Lau (2046), and Tony Leung Ka-fai (Bodyguards & Assassins), leaps on to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and Video on Demand, this December 13 from Indomina Releasing.
Press Release from The Indomina Group
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Master genre director, Tusi Hark’s critically acclaimed action adventure masterpiece, DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME, staring legendary Hong Kong actor, Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, The House of Flying Daggers), Bingbing Li (Forbidden Kingdom), Carina Lau (2046), and Tony Leung Ka-fai (Bodyguards & Assassins), leaps on to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and Video on Demand, this December 13 from Indomina Releasing. Critics have called the epic “A Masterpiece” (TIME Magazine), "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Meets Sherlock Holmes, Only A Lot More Fun" (New Your Magazine) and "The Most Purely Entertaining Film Of Our Vanishing Summer" (WALL STREET JOURNAL).
Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME will be priced to own at $29.95 SRP (BD) and $19.97 SRP (DVD). Pricing and bonus features on Digital and Video on Demand editions of DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME may vary by service provider.
After wowing critics and audiences as an Official Selection at Toronto International Film Festival 2010, DETECITVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME, went on to win at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Director and Best Actress and was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Asian Film Awards in 2011. DETECITVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME is now armed to knock out action, adventure and mystery fans alike on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring super cool bonus features including four behind-the-scenes featurettes.
SynopsisA period epic from genre master Tsui Hark (Seven Swords), DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME, is an action-packed, visually breathtaking Sherlock Holmes-style mystery starring some of China's top acting talent: Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung Ka-fai. Nominated for Best Special Effects at the 2011 Asian Film Awards and stunningly choreographed by master Sammo Hung, this intricately plotted whodunit is set in an exquisitely realized steampunk version of ancient China.
On the eve of her coronation as Empress (Carina Lau, 2046), China’s most powerful woman is haunted by a chilling murder mystery: seven men under her command have burst into flames, leaving behind only black ash and skeletal bones. Recognizing this threat to her power, she turns to the infamous Dee Renjie (Andy Lau, Infernal Affairs, House Of Flying Daggers): a man whose unparalleled wisdom is matched only by his martial arts skills. As he battles a series of bizarre dangers, he unveils a chilling truth that places his life, and the future of an entire dynasty, in peril.
• CAST: Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung Ka-fai• DIRECTOR: Tsui Hark• WRITER: Zhang Jialu• LANGUAGE: In Mandarin with English subtitles• GENRE: Action, Suspense• RUN TIME: 122 minutes• STUDIO: Indomina Releasing• RATING: PG 13
BONUS FEATURES:• “The Making of Detective Dee”• “Creating the Characters”• “Weapons, Stunts and Action”• “The World of Dee”• Production Stills Gallery• Behind-the-Scenes Stills Gallery• Poster Gallery• English-Language Dub• English Subtitles• French Subtitles
Blu-ray Catalog #: ID6140UPC Code: 883476061405SRP: $ 29.95Order Date: 11/8/11 DVD Catalog #: ID6139UPC Code: 883476061399SRP: $ 19.97Order Date: 11/8/11TWITTER: @Indomina
ABOUT INDOMINAThe Indomina Group is a vertically integrated independent studio launched in 2008 by Vice Chairman and CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann. Operating in Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic, Indomina takes a transmedia approach to collaborating with content creators around the world to bring innovative entertainment properties to the market. The company’s global operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures, television, music, interactive games, and the ownership of world-class studio facilities and production services.
ABOUT VIVENDI ENTERTAINMENTVivendi Entertainment is a full service independent film, television, DVD and digital distribution company operating in the United States and Canada. Representing a vast range of genres including action, comedy, urban, family, Latino, sports and stand-up comedies, Vivendi Entertainment has become a favorite distribution partner for independent content providers. The company has built an extensive catalog of over 3,000 titles, and its customer-centric business model was founded on the principles of collaboration and financial transparency. The company provides sales, marketing, and distribution services to many of the home entertainment industry's most prestigious brands including: World Wrestling Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Shout! Factory, Classic Media, Big Idea, RHI, Code Black, National Geographic, Salient, Televisa, Sid and Marty Krofft Pictures and Nelvana Vivendi Entertainment is a division of Universal Music Group Distribution, the award-winning sales, marketing and distribution arm of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company.