Special Edition Extended Version
(10 additional minutes)
At the height of China's Warring States period, the country was divided
into seven kingdoms: Qin, Zhao, Han Wei, Yan, Chu and Qi. For years, the
separate kingdoms fought ruthlessly for supremacy. As a result, the populace
endured decades of death and suffering. The Kingdom of Qin was the most
determined of all. The Qin King was obsessed with conquering all of China
and becoming her first Emperor. He had long been the target of assassins
throughout the other six states. Of all the would-be killers, none inspired
as much fear as the three legendary assassins, Broken Sword, Flying Snow
and Sky. To anyone who defeated the three assassins, the King of Qin promised
great power, mountains of gold and a private audience with the King himself.
But defeating the killers is a near impossible task.
For ten years no one came close to claiming the prize. So when the enigmatic
county sheriff, Nameless, came to the palace bearing the legendary weapons
of the slain assassins, the King was impatient to hear his story. Sitting
in the palace, only ten paces from the King, Nameless told his extraordinary
tale: For ten years, Nameless studied the way of the sword and resolved
to challenge the three assassins. Using the secrets of swordsmanship;
Nameless defeated the mighty Sky in a furious showdown. Following this
initial victory, he destroyed the famed duo of Flying Snow and Broken
Sword. This time using a weapon far more devastating than his sword -
their extraordinary love for each other. The King hung on every detail
of this curious story.
But then something most unexpected happened - the King has a different
story to tell of how Nameless really came to sit there, face to face with
the King! It appears that everything was not so simple. In the centre
of the intrigue sits Nameless - a solitary ranger and the King of Qin
- the ruler of the Kingdom, with only ten steps between them. Within those
ten steps holds an earth-shattering tale of love, honour and duty, a story
that moves beyond the reaches of history. A story about what it means
to be a HERO.