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Blood Brothers (2007)

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Blood Brothers
BloodBrothers2007 poster.jpg
American poster
Country HKG.jpg Hong Kong
Taiwan.jpg Republic of China
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
CHN.jpg PR China
Directed by Alexi Tan
Release Date 2007
Language Mandarin
Studio CMC Entertainment
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Lion Rock Productions
China Film Co-Production Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ah Feng Daniel Wu
Da Gang Ye Liu
Lulu Qi Shu
Xiao Hu Tony Yang
Mark Chen Chang

Blood Brothers is a 2007 action film written and directed by Alexi Tan, produced by John Woo and Terrence Chang starring Daniel Wu, Ye Liu, Qi Shu, Tony Yang, and Chen Chang. Tan did not write or speak Mandarin fluently, so his script was initially written English and then translated. Fight choreography was done by longtime John Woo collaborator Philip Kwok.

The following weapons were used in the film Blood Brothers (2007):


Colt Trooper

Mark (Chen Chang) uses a nickel-plated Colt Trooper with a 6-inch barrel for much of the film. Its presence is an anachronism, as this film takes place in the 1930s and the Trooper wasn't introduced until 1953.

Colt Trooper w/ 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
Mark assassinates two targets with his Colt Trooper.
Mark takes his Trooper out of storage.
Mark reloads.
Note the Colt-style cylinder release.
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Ruger Super Redhawk

In a continuity error, Mark's Colt Trooper turns into a Ruger Super Redhawk with custom faux ivory grips in some scenes. We're not even really sure how that happens, the two guns couldn't look much more different, but this gun, too, is anachronistic on top of that. This film takes place in the 1930s and the Ruger Super Redhawk did not even exist until *1987* (!)

Ruger Super Redhawk - .44 Magnum
Mark takes aim with the Super Redhawk...
...but is stopped by a bodyguard. The scope rails on the Super Redhawk are clearly seen here.
The faux ivory grips are seen clearly here.
The faux ivory grips are seen clearly here.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Smith & Wesson Model 10s are seen throughout the film. Wow! We finally get a gun that existed when this film takes place.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Xiao Hu drunkenly pulls out his S&W 10 before Mark takes it away from him.
Da Gang with a S&W 10.
Da Gang doing what all new mob bosses do, shoot anyone who objects.
A henchman with a S&W 10 goes down.
Ah Feng drops his empty M1911A1 for a S&W 10.
Da Gang, looking like a Chinese John Cazale, picks up a S&W 10.
Da Gang aims his Model 10 down a hallway.

Webley Mk V

Da Gang uses a Webley Mk V to intimidate a rival gangster. This is one of the only weapons in the film that could have possibly been used when it takes place.

Webley MK. V - .455 Webley
Da Gang sticks the Webley into the mouth of his rival.
Sure, just wave that around anywhere, Da Gang!


Browning Hi-Power

Da Gang (Ye Liu) hands Ah Feng (Daniel Wu) a Browning Hi-Power during their first heist. Xiao Hu (Tony Yang) later uses one in a shootout. Several henchmen are seen using Hi-Powers as well. These pistols were probably produced by Inglis for a contract with the Nationalist Chinese government. Its presence is probably an anachronism.

FN P-35 - 9x19mm
Note the tangent sights.
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Scarface (Jiaolong Sun) takes aim with a Browning Hi-Power.


M1911A1s are seen throughout the film. Ah Feng uses one in the final shootout. This is one of the only weapons in the film that could have possibly been used when it takes place.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
A rival gangster holds an M1911A1 on Xiao Hu.
A henchman with an M1911A1.
Boss Hong (Honglei Sun) chambers a round into his M1911A1.
Ah Feng with his M1911A1 with Mark and his Colt Trooper.

Colt MK IV Series 80

Ah Feng hands Mark a 9mm Colt MK IV Series 80 during their escape. Since 9mm 1911s did not yet exist in the 1930s, its presence is, too, an anachronism.

Blued Colt MK IV Series 80 - 9x19mm
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Mark chambers a round into his Series 80, showing the audience the tapered barrel.
Here the Series 80 slide markings can be seen, barely.
Mark returns fire.

Beretta 92FS

A henchman is seen with a Beretta 92FS in the final shootout. Its presence is definitely an anachronism, since this gun was not designed until 1984! This is possibly an airsoft replica provided by Hong Kong production.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
John Woo may be a producer, but come on...


Winchester Model 1897

Ah Feng uses a Winchester Model 1897 to start the final shootout. This is one of the only weapons in the film that could have possibly been used when it takes place.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
Ah Feng fires a round into the ceiling to clear the club of patrons.
Ah Feng fires the Winchester 1897.
Ah Feng fires the Winchester 1897.
Ah Feng fires the Winchester 1897.

Submachine Guns

M1A1 Thompson

M1A1 Thompson submachine guns are seen in the hands of henchmen. As the M1A1 is a wartime design, its presence is an anachronism. Shocker there.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
Henchmen open on Mark and Ah Feng.
A henchman goes down. Note the location of the bolt handle on the right of the receiver, rather on top.

Sten Mk II

Da Gang's first heist involves stealing a crate of Sten Mk IIs. Mark later takes one off of a henchman in the final shootout. As the Sten is a 1940s design, its presence is, believe it or not, an anachronism.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
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A henchman with a Sten.
Mark guns down henchmen with the picked up Sten.

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