Release Date: April 20, 2012 (limited; expands: May 4) Studio: CJ Entertainment, PMK*BNC Films Director: Kang Je-kyu Screenwriter: Kang Je-kyu, Kim Byung-in, Na hyun Starring: Jang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri, Fan Bingbing, Kim In-kwon, Kim Hie-won, Oh Tae-kung, Kwak Jung-uk Genre: Drama, War MPAA Rating: R (for intense realistically graphic sequences of war violence) Plot Summary: After emerging as bitter rivals and enemies as young marathon runners, Korean native Kim Jun-shik and Japanese aristocrat Tatsuo Hasegawa both find themselves in the Japanese army, fighting the Chinese and Soviets in a bloody battle. Jun-shik is there under duress, while Tatsuo is a powerful colonel. After both are taken prisoner by the Soviets, their mutual hatred and mistrust boils over into a violence that is only stopped by the continuing horror of the war. Forced to fight for the Soviets, the two eventually rely on each other for survival, making it to Germany, where they are in turn separated and forced to fight for the Nazis. They meet again at Normandy Beach, both unlikely survivors, bonded together by history as they struggle to survive one more terrible battle as the Allies arrive on D-Day.
Black Ops 2 Hardened Edition and Care Package This year with the release of “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2”, we’re getting another assortment of goodies, and they look so tempting that we’re not sure we can pass them up. There’s going to be two separate packages for people to choose from, which hopefully will make the choice easier. The first package, the “Hardened” edition plays out like any special edition. You’ll get the game, with a steelbook case, sountrack, challenge coins (we’re not sure what they do exactly), and extra downloadable content (like Nuketown 2025 and themes for your console). Keep in mind if you pre-order, regardless of what package you choose, you get the little bonus content we’ve been getting since June (mostly in game content for MW3). The second package, and the one we’re most interested in, is called the “Care Package”, which is shipping with everything mentioned above plus a remote-control quadcopter (like the one used in game) and a toolbox designed to look like a care package. No, we’re not kidding, you’ll get an RC helicopter and a tool box. Treyarch and Activision have yet to officially announce the packages. MP1st was able to get their hands on a press release showing off the content. However the “Call of Duty” Twitter page posted a picture of the toolbox coming in the Care Package edition. Update: Activision announced the complete content listing and price for both the Hardened Edition and Care Package Editions of the game. Here’s what you’ll … Video Rating: 4 / 5