Netflix 'Dynasty Warriors': Air time, how to watch and trailer of film based on video game
‘Dynasty Warriors’ is a renowned hack and slash video game series that released its first edition in 1997. The franchise began as a fighting game and was exclusively released on the PlayStation console. However, the game soon changed its storyline and transformed into a hack and slash game where a player needs to survive an onslaught of enemy warriors.
The title turned out to be a huge success for Omega Force, the company that developed the game and has spawned 10 editions so far. As of now, the game is playable on almost every gaming console and mobile device out there. We all know that people love to see video games getting the live-action movie treatment and ‘Dynasty Warriors’ fans were certainly not disappointed. The project has already put itself on the list of movies that have been adapted from a video game. Recently, movies like 'Mortal Kombat', 'Sonic The Hedgehog' and 'Pokemon Detective Pikachu' did good business at the box office and were also praised by the critics. With the release of 'Dynasty Warriors' on Netflix, the makers will be hoping for success as well.
In 2016, it was announced that the feature film was in development, and in 2017, the production started. It took more than two years to complete the film and it finally released in Hong Kong on April 29, 2021. But the movie never got an international release date and fans urged the makers to release the movie in their territories as well. Netflix heard them and acquired the movie for a release in all the foreign territories and the project is now making its way to the streaming platform in July. Here’s everything we know about ‘Dynasty Warriors’.
Air time and how to watch
According to the Netflix press site, the movie will be airing in the US at 3 am ET on Thursday, July 1, on Netflix. Viewers can subscribe to Netflix directly via a mobile app store (App Store, Google Play). You can also watch it by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.
According to IMDb, the live-action film adaptation of the popular video game series takes place in the Eastern Han Dynasty, where Dong Zhou (Suet Lam), an ambitious leader, reigns supreme over common people and the courts as well. China is thrown into chaos by the influence of the emperor. The growing chaos gives rise to great heroes and villains from across the land, changing the fate of China forever.
The movie is filled with talented cast members. One of the prominent names in the Asian entertainment industry, Louis Koo, is playing the role of Lu Bu in the project. Koo began his professional acting career in 1994 and gained prominence after appearing in several local television series. The actor has been a stalwart of the Hong Kong film industry and has worked with iconic names such as Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen.
Another prominent name to feature in the movie is Suet Lam, who portrays the character of Dong Zhou in the movie. Lam has been in over 80 films since 1996 and his roles are often as a bumbling secondary character providing comic relief from the intense nature of the films.
Other actors to appear in the project include Kai Wang (Cao Cao), Ray Lui (Yuan Shao), Justin Cheung (Zhang Fei), Carina Lau (Amster of the Sword Forge Castle), Tony Yang (Liu Bei), Coulee Nazha (Diao Chan) and Geng Han (Guan Yu).
The movie has been directed by Roy Hin Yeung Chow and written by Chi-long To. For the uninitiated, the video game series of the same name was an adaptation of China’s famous novel ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’. Meanwhile, the movie takes inspiration from both.
Chi-long To and Yeung Chow also serve as producers on the projects.
The trailer opens with a glimpse of an epic fight sequence where warriors from the Han Dynasty can be seen battling the Yellow Turbans. The protagonists not only have superb battle skills but their weapons also possess powers that no one can even imagine. The feature film will be a treat for those who live action movies and are mixed with traditional sword fighting.
You can watch the trailer here.
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