Johnnie To's DRUG WAR Poster Premiere

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Johnnie To's Drug War arrives in New York theaters July 26 before spreading to LA August 2 and additional markets August 9th from WellGo USA and Variance Films, and Twitch is proud to debut the new US poster for the latest from the Hong Kong action master.

Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence, and Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons of it. After a violent lab accident, he's in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and now he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang's undercover team take down the powerful cartel he's been cooking for.  But as the uneasy allies are forced to compress months of police work into just 72 sleepless hours, the increasingly desperate police are quickly stretched past their limits.  As things spin wildly out of control, the line between duty and recklessness is blurred, and it becomes unclear whether the cop or the criminal truly has the upper hand.

Long considered the master of the Hong Kong crime thriller, Johnnie To's first mainland production eschews "two guns at once" mayhem in favor of atmosphere and a tightly-wound plot punctuated with impeccably choreographed bursts of violence, making DRUG WAR an intricate puzzle box of a film that ignited a firestorm of controversy in its homeland.

Check the trailer for the film below and click the image below for a large version of the new poster.

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  • Gopal Natarajan

    I didn't think this was all that good. Not compared to some of To's previous work, anyway. Not much happens till the last 20 minutes and the denouement is blatant Mainland Censor appeasement.

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