Independent distributors Well Go USA Entertainment have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of director Stephen Fung's (House of Fury, Jump) Tai Chi Zero (2012), starring Tony Leung Ka Fai, Yuan Xiaochao, and Angelababy. Street date is January 22.
The first chapter in a planned trilogy, Stephen Fung's steampunk-infused martial arts epic Tai Chi Zero features martial arts choreography by the legendary Sammo Hung (Ip Man 2) and tells the story of Yang Luchan, a young genius who, tired of being picked on, travels to Chen Village to learn the art of Tai Chi. Luchan finds out the hard way that it is forbidden for a villager to teach an outsider when the villagers, from strong men to old women to little children, repeatedly challenge him to a series of fights, all of which he loses quite badly. But when a frightening army of steampunk soldiers bearing strange machines show up, the villagers realize that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider with the knowledge of Tai Chi.
They have Tai Chi Zero and the second film in the trilogy, Tai Chi Hero as a bundle available for pre-order from Hong Kong retailers like YesAsia and DDD House now. Well Go have not announced if they are getting the sequels but I assume they are.