"The Sword With No Name" to be released in the UK on the 20th September

From Kim Yong-gyun, the acclaimed director of the hit South Korean horror movie ‘The Red Shoes’, comes the lush, historical epic, The Sword With No Name, in which he brilliantly blends dazzling swordplay action, political intrigue, tragedy and romance to tell the story of one of Korea’s most legendary and controversial national heroines, the Empress Myeongseong.

Set during Korea’s fabled Joseon Dynasty, this stunning, action-packed adaptation of the life of the Empress brings to the screen a breathtaking depiction of the inspirational leader who stirred the courage of her nation in the face of seemingly overwhelming foreign aggression and of the man who stood by her side.
When a young woman of noble birth embarks on a dangerous cross-country journey, she encounters an infamous bounty hunter who, honour-bound, becomes her protector and, against all odds, falls deeply in love with her.
A few years later, in order to fulfil a sacred promise, she enters the royal court and ascends to the throne as Empress, leaving behind the man who would willingly and unconditionally give her his all. However, when aggressive Japanese forces gather against the Empress and her nation, the bounty hunter finds a way to once again stand by her side as a devoted bodyguard. As the conflict escalates to all-out war, her irrepressible leadership manages to sustain her people and to give them the hope of victory. But tragically, as her reputation spreads, she becomes a target for assassination and only one man’s courage will provide her with the strength to face her destiny.

The Sword With No Name (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (£17.99) and Blu-ray (£24.99) by Cine Asia on 20th September 2010. Special Features include: ‘Making of’ featurette including extended and deleted scenes; cast interviews; trailer gallery; English subtitles; Dolby Digital Korean 2.0 and 5.1 audio options; DTS HD Master Audio Korean 5.1 audio option (Blu-ray only).

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