Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman

Monday, September 19, 2011

DVD Review - The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman

About the DVD

The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman, the first feature from Chinese filmmaker Wuershan, was executive produced by director/producer Doug Liman, who was intrigued by Wuershan’s original approach to the martial arts genre. The film recounts the journey of a mystical blade as it passes through the hands of three ambitious men and features a mix of diverse filmmaking styles, including black-and-white sequences, animation, split screen and a music video. The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman was made available on Video on Demand on July 12, prior to its DVD release.

My Take on the DVD

This movie was an energy filled movie that is filled with so much, sometimes your mind begins to spin. From comedy to drama to thrilling martial arts action, this movie combines a bit of everything into one. While the movie does this, it brings together three stories. They did a pretty good job at interweaving the stories together, but there were times where it was a bit choppy for my taste. While this movie was high-energy and paced, there are still some deep motives and underpinnings that drive the characters and the audience. The writers of this film have done a great job at capturing the essence of the era and the area where the film took place.Place on top of this a musical track that just rocks and you have a movie that just works.

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