These three high-octane international action films will blast your socks off this March as they premiere on World Movies:
Monk Comes Down The Mountain
Thursday 16 March 8.30pm
Chinese fantasy-adventure-comedy film Monk Comes Down The Mountain follows the story of a young monk who is forced to leave his impoverished monastery, relying on his extraordinary martial arts skills to survive in the outside world.
“The feast of fighting styles on display will easily woo core Asian genre fans and conquer ancillary markets”- Variety
Gone With The Bullets
Thursday 23 March 8.30pm
Hailing from China again is the action-comedy Gone With The Bullets. Set set in 1920s Shanghai. Two men establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition for the city elites, but when a no-namer unexpectedly wins, it sets into motion a series of tragic events that change their destinies.
“This fifth feature helmed by China’s foremost director-actor, Jiang Wen, is a saucy picaresque that salutes the world of grifters, raconteurs and dreamers, powered by a tragicomic hero negotiating his way around warlords, prostitutes, police chiefs and aspiring filmmakers.” – Variety
Thursday 30 March 8.30pm
This 3D feature, about the most famous battle in Russian history, is as noisy as it is bloody, with on-screen bomber crashes, tank attacks, ash from burning buildings and more….it really is the most perfect war film.
Stalingrad is an award-winning war epic where a band of Russian soldiers fight against a ruthless German army in a devastated city, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.
“The film that makes Private Ryan look like kids’ stuff” – Daily Mail
Don’t miss WM: Action, starts Thursday 16 March 8.30pm.