The names speak for themselves – they are the brightest stars of world cinema. Every month World Movies showcases three of their most iconic films over three consecutive nights.
This month, we focus on Donnie Yen.
An Empress and The Warriors (Hong Kong, 2008) – Tuesday 12 June 9.30pm
Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen stars in this ancient Chinese period piece that sees him play mentor to a beautiful young empress (Kelly Chen).
14 Blades (China, 2010) – Wednesday 13 June 9.30pm
Donnie Yen stars in this kung-fu thriller, as the leader of a secret service agency who is betrayed when the Imperial Court is overthrown. Written and directed by Daniel Lee (Three Kingdoms).
The Lost Bladesmen (Hong Kong, 2011) – Thursday 14 June 9.30pm
With an all-star cast including Donnie Yen, this Australian television premiere Hong Kong action epic tells the story of the greatest warrior in the land – Guan Yu. A tyrant forces him to battle his greatest friend by holding the woman they both love hostage.