As Sandra reported a couple of weeks ago, The Weinstein Company recently created Dragon Dynasty, a new label dedicated to releasing Asian films theatrically and on DVD. Though TWC already owns a handful of Asian properties, the creation of the label means that Bob and Harvey will be seriously ramping up their acquisition of films from Asian and, hopefully, increasing the number of such films that show up in American theaters.

According to Screen Daily
, the Dragon Dynasty-buying just got underway with the TWC purchase of all North American rights to The City of Violence, a Korean action flick that sounds a whole lot like District B13. Co-directed by and starring Ryoo Seung-wan, the movie tells the story of a cop (played by noted action choreographer Jung Doo-hong) who "visits his hometown for the first time in 10 years, upon hearing the news that [an] old friend ... was murdered." As part of his effort to figure out why his friend was killed, the cop is forced to team up with "hot-tempered Seok-hwan (Ryoo)." The movie just opened to big box office returns in Korea; there's no word yet on when it will be hitting American screens.
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