There's no predicting when international films will find their way to American audiences. It really doesn't matter if it's the next film from a high profile director like Zhang Yimou or a nasty horror title from an unknown director in Thailand, they can arrive six months or six years after their domestic releases. Take The Warlords, for example. One would think that a large scale, historical war epic from mainland China starring Jet Li, Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs) and Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers) would be a shoe-in for a prompt release in the United States.

But hey, since the roughly two-year gap could have been a lot worse, I suppose stateside fans of Asian cinema should be grateful it's even getting a release. Magnolia films will be putting the film, co-directed by Peter Chan (Perhaps Love) and Wai Man Yip (Anna in Kung-Fu Land), in theaters April 2nd following an On-Demand release platform. Starting tomorrow, March 4th, you'll be able to see The Warlords via various VOD cable services, as well as online outfits thanks to Amazon On-Demand, Playstation On Demand and the XBOX Live Video Marketplace.

Below you can find the official Warlords synopsis as well as a clip from one of the film's battles. Things in this particular scene don't get too graphic, but keep in mind this is about a rebellious uprising in the 1860s; so if you have any small children (or bosses) around who might wonder why that guy just shoved a spear through the other guy's chest, you might want to watch this one while they're not around.