The Warlords

Synopsis: It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi. The story was filmed by Zhang Che in 1973 as The Blood Brothers.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director(s): Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip (co-director)
Production: Magnet Releasing
  17 wins & 24 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

He said,

that the day he climbed from

out of the mountain of bodies,

he was already dead

All my men are dead

I am the only one left

That is because you have a good life

I pretended to be dead

My men, over 1600 strong

Fought for 3 days and nights

All gone

The Kui Army bastards just stood the rear and watched.

Watching my men die one by one

All dead ...

He said, he met a woman that day

and spent a night in an abandoned run-down house

He wasn't sure if it was the bowl of gruel, or the woman

that made him feel

that he was still alive

Where can I get some rice to eat?

Go wait in front of the old house on the main street

He said

That on the first day he met me

The sky was ashen, just like his mood

But I remember vividly, that it was a clear day

Glaring to the eye

After you've eaten, come and work to repay your lives

After you've eaten, come and work


Come, eat!

You fight well ... follow me!

I'll bring you to see big brother!

What work is it?


Steal army provisions!

He later said, that we were foolishly brave

to dare to steal from troops

I replied, that there was no food within a 100 mile radius

When you're about to die from starvation,

I doesn't matter who's provisions they are

Charge out!


Quick! Kill the leader!

That day, not only did he save me

He also taught me

[?] When beating a snake, you must beat it 7 inches,

To catch a thief, you must first catch the king

Brother WuYang


It was from 'that' person

That's what Generals wear

Brother WuYang is a General

Brother WuYang is a General

What are you thinking about?

My home

They're back ...

Don't be impatient, come, we have food!

Tonight we're going to have a feast!

Why are you alone?

I ran away from home

By your accent, you are from YangZhou?

You picked up on it?

How did you pick that I had a YangZhou accent?

Have you heard of the YangZhou market?

Thats where they pick out the prettiest girls,

teach them the arts

And after they've grown up,

sell them to rich men as wives, right?

But ...

When I was 15

and about to be sold

A childhood friend

stole me back

He even killed someone

and took me to hide

in the mountains as a felon.

He didn't realize that you'd changed,

and thought that he was saving you

He is a good person

Rest in peace!

Rest in peace!

Big Brother's rules

Leave an empty place at the table

with a full cup, to honor the dead.

Were you a commander in the army?

It's in the past now

Why did you leave?

Come, drink!

We were Imperial troops,

and had agreed to join up to eliminate the enemy

The Kui Army promised but did not deliver

And we could not suppress the enemy

So all of my men died

The world is big, but not bigger

than the bond between brothers-in-arms


Without comrades

Life is not worth living


Time to eat

Will the new people in the village, stay?

With rice to eat, who will leave?

Yes, there's one named Pang,

who is quite impressive

Whether he will leave, I do not know

Doesn't it look nice?

I got it from a body

Do you know what this is?

No idea

A protection charm

Was that night real?

I stayed there waiting

I thought it was but a dream

If you'd already run away,

why did you come back?

I've run away many times

It seems a good idea,

but each time I come back

Why do you come back?

One's fate should be decided by oneself

Hide here

... why are you taking our food

You want to hit me with your rod?

-Hit me! Hit me!

-Don't move! Don't move!


How old are you? You'd hit a grandmother?

Don't move, I'll shoot! People will die!

I'm not afraid of you

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