Well Go USA has carved out Nov. 3 for the DVD and Blu-ray release of Indonesian filmmaker Ifa Isfansyah’s martial arts (Silat-style) thriller, The Golden Cane Warrior.
The mysterious Golden Cane, a deadly weapon with unique powers, has been handed down over time from one master to the next. It is imperative that this closely guarded treasure not fall into the hands of someone who would use it for evil purposes.
So there is quite a bit riding on the decision that is to be made by current keeper of the Golden Cane, Cempaka (Christine Hakim — Eat Pray Love, Leaf on a Pillow, etc.). There are four candidates, but when Cempaka picks the least likely of the group all hell breaks loose.
Dara (Eva Celia) is the chosen one, but the two with superior skills, Biru (Reza Rahardian) and Gerhana (Tata Basro) resent their teacher’s choice and murder soon follows. Dara takes it on the lam with the Golden Cane and with only her sister, Angin (Aria Kusumah), as an ally she must seek out a mysterious warrior called The White Dragon (Naga Putih), who can instruct her in the use of the Golden Cane. Of course Biru and Gerhana have plans of their own.
The cinematography is gorgeous, the locations are breathtaking and the choreography is top notch. The Golden Cane Warrior is a classic “throwback” martial arts film that will more than please genre affectionados. Presented in Indonesian with English subtitles.