Chinese War Epic The Eight Hundred Getting A UK Home Release

Trinity CineAsia have announced the action-packed and powerful historical war epic, The Eight Hundred, will get it’s Home Entertainment formats. Arriving first on DVD later this month, then on Limited Edition Blu-ray (with alternative artwork and exclusive extras) and Digital platforms a couple of weeks later in April.

The film broke the box office smash hit in China becoming the nation’s highest grossing film of 2020. This was during the Covid-19 lockdown

The film is set in Shanghai 1937, during the Japanese invasion of China. Telling the true story of the 4 day siege of warehouse from the invading army, defended by 800 Chinese soldiers. A little unknown story outside China, a heroic battle in it’s homeland. If you enjoy a 300 style battles this might be a film you’ll want to check out

Shanghai, 1937; it’s been three months since Japan launched the invasion of China, and Japanese forces have been ordered to take control of a large central warehouse. Inside, a group of Chinese soldiers hold their ground, defending the city at any cost. 400 soldiers remain, yet they allow invaders to believe there are 800, confusing the enemy in an exhausting, bloody fight lasting four days and four nights.

With the conflict playing out in full view of Chinese civilians and both Americans and Europeans living across the river, the battle of the “Eight Hundred heroes” made world headlines; the first to be broadcast live around the world.

From acclaimed director Guan Hu, The Eight Hundred scored big at the global box office to become the highest-grossing film of 2020, standing tall as an action-packed war epic and a timeless tribute to bravery and sacrifice.

The film stars Ou Hao, Jiang Wu, Zhang Yi, Wang Qianyuan, Huang Zhi Zhong, and Zhang Cheng.

Trinity CineAsia presents The Eight Hundred on DVD from 22nd March and Blu-ray and Digital from 12th April.