Lu Chuan‘s first foray into blockbuster territory, Chronicles of a Ghostly Tribe, will be available for home viewing in the first week of June: the DVD on the 5th and Blu Ray on the 7th.
Chan, who is better known for his smaller budget, arthouse offerings truly stepped out of his comfort zone with this picture, proving that a filmmaker with his level of talent and vision can entertain audiences of all shapes and sizes.
The film, an adaptation of Tianxia Bachang’s best-selling novel Ghost Blows Out the Light, tells the story of a young soldier (Mark Chao) who, along with a small research team, stumbles upon a clutch of mysterious fossils within Chinese mountain range on the Mongolian border.
Unbeknownst to the adventurers, their discovery would trigger a series of events, culminating in the release of a pack of hell-beasts through an inter-dimensional portal, that would change their lives, and the course of human history forever.
Spanning a period of three decades and two continents, this epic adventure is sure to appeal to fans of the monster movie genre.
Asian Film Strike hails the film’s “strong set pieces and an engaging sense of mystery and wonder”, calling it a “technically accomplished blockbuster.”
The film also stars Wang Qingxiang, Yao Chen, Rhydian Vaughan and Li Chen and has a runtime of approximately 123 minutes.
Chronicles of the Ghostly tribe is available through WellGoUSA and both formats contain a ‘making of’ featurette.