Shaolin is a new film from director Benny Chan that stars Andy Lau as a vicious warlord whose wicked ways come to an end when he’s double-crossed and he loses his family. He finds redemption with the monks of the Shaolin Temple, but when past deeds and associates return he’s forced to defend his new home and the innocents around him.
The good news is I’ve just finished watching the movie, and it’s pretty damn fantastic.
The even better news is that Shaolin‘s distributor, Well Go USA, is offering up one hell of an awesome prize pack consisting of SIX Blu-rays and TWO posters for one lucky reader. And this isn’t simply a matter of quantity trumping quality… four of the titles (Ip Man, Ip Man 2, Legend Of the Fist, and The Man From Nowhere) are absolutely stellar action films, and the remaining two (Little Big Soldier and Brothers Five) are fun little flicks.
Keep reading to find out how you can be the lucky winner…
You’d expect for a kick-ass prize pack like this we’d make entry extremely difficult, and you’d be right. Get a piece of paper, a calculator, an internet enabled phone, a jar of peanut butter, and a lick-happy dog… are you ready?
Leave a comment below sharing your favorite cinematic fight scene including the film’s title, the combatants, and what exactly makes it so great.
That’s it. So yeah, I may have exaggerated how difficult it would be to enter and win.
As always the contest is open to US residents only ages 18 and up. Be sure there’s a working email address associated with your comment as that’s how we’ll notify the winners. Contest ends next Wednesday, September 14th! Good luck!
Shaolin opens this Friday in limited theatrical release. The official synopsis, trailer, and participating theaters are below.
As feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin Temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. General Hou (Andy Lau) has caused much of this mess with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians. When Hao is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man (Nicholas Tse), he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks (including Jackie Chan) at their hidden mountain temple. As the days pass, he finds himself more and more at ease as he learns the ways of peace, and begins to release his hatred through Martial Zen. But Cao is not far behind, and war soon reaches the temple, where the monks are ready to fight back with their unstoppable Shaolin Kung Fu.”
September 9, 2011:
Cinema Village New York, NY
Laemmle Sunset 5, Los Angeles, CA
Pearlridge 16, Honolulu, HI
Four Star Theater San Fransisco, CA
FilmBar Phoenix, AZ
Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, Denver, CO
Texas Theatre, Dallas, TX
Gaslamp 16, San Diego, CA
Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, Austin, TX
September 16, 2011:
Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR
CGV Cinemas, Los Angeles, CA