In 2010, Hollywood actor John Cusack teamed up with Hong Kong legend Chow Yun-Fat, Mainland China actress Gong Li, and Japanese actor Ken Watanabe for an espionage thriller entitled Shanghai. The film was directed by Mikael Hafstrom and written by Hossein Amini.
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment announced they will be releasing the film on DVD and Digital HD on January 5, 2016.
Nothing is what it seems in this Casablanca-style international thriller set in the ancient Chinese city a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Secret Agent Paul Soames (Cusack) has just arrived to investigate the murder of his best friend (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), only to become quickly immersed in a web of conspiracy and lies that beset the city. Shadowed by a Japanese intelligence officer Tanaka (Watanabe), Soames’ investigation quickly centers on a charismatic local gangster, Anthony Lan-Ting (Chow) – and Lan-Ting’s beautiful wife, Anna (Gong). Before long, Soames and Anna are involved in an affair that will put everything they have at stake. As national loyalties are traded fast-and-loose for those of the heart, Soames and Anna must race to solve the mystery and make it out of occupied China before the city’s collapse.
Shanghai will be on DVD and Digital HD on January 5, 2016 from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment.