What You Need To Know - June 8, 2017

The Great Wall - What You Need To Know
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The Great Wall - What You Need To Know

Matt Damon heads to Ancient China for this big-budget mythical adventure, which arrives on DVD on Monday (June 11th, you can pre-order it on the right-hand side of the page), and here is everything you need to know about it...


Who’s in it?

Matt Damon leads the way here as mercenary William Galvin, with Game Of Thrones star Pedro Pascal as his companion Pero Tovar and Willem Dafoe as Sir Ballard another ex-pat enjoying life in China.

There are also big roles for Jing Tian, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu and Eddie Peng.


And who’s behind the camera?

It has been directed by Zhang Yimou, the man behind on the camera on previous epics Curse Of The Golden Flower and House Of Flying Daggers, he works from a script from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Bourne's Tony Gilroy and Prince Of Persia's Doug Miro.


What’s the plot?

In this movie, we follow Galvin and Tovar, mercenaries who are wandering ancient China in search of gunpowder, a resource that has yet to come to Europe and which they fancy they can sell for a fortune upon their return.

While on the hunt for that black powder the pair are captured and imprisoned within the Great Wall, quickly discovering that the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world is its purpose to protect the population from hordes of monsters.

As they learn more about the struggle, Galvin and Tovar are drawn into the battle and a whole nation’s fight to survive...


Does it deliver?

Adventures don’t come with much bigger than this. It’s a visual feast and a thrilling spectacle.


The Great Wall is released on DVD on Monday (June 11th) and is available to pre-order here in hmv’s online store.

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