Thursday, 18 June 2015


I'll be honest, it's been a while since I watched a new martial arts epic. There was a time when every other release had a Crouching Tiger vibe to it, but now I've taken time out I think I'm ready to return to some seriously hardcore wire-fu. Which is perfect timing as it so happens because the first teaser trailer for Memories of the Sword has just launched.

Three warriors from the Goryo Dynasty lead a riot. Due to the betrayal of Deok-Ki (Lee Byun-Hun), Poong-Chun (Bae Soo-Bin) dies. Deok-Ki then tries to persuade Seol-Rang (Jeon Do-Yeon) to join his side, but she refuses. She then flees with Poong-Chun's sword and his infant daughter. 18 years later, the female warrior is now blind and she trains the young woman (Kim Go-Eun) to use the sword for revenge. Meanwhile, Deok-Ki is the most powerful man in the country. Blood will pour.

Directed by Park Heung-Sik (Children of Heaven), Memories of the Sword looks like a lavish affair, with exhilarating action sequences and strong production values. Memories of the Sword is set for release back home in South Korea in August, 2015. Check out the trailer below.

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