|Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan) |
|| PR China |
||Kam & Ronson Enterprises Co Ltd
Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan) is a 2011 Chinese action war movie directed by David Wu. The story takes place in China during the Second World War. When Wu Liangfeng (Peter Ho), a young hunter from a small village, rescues a downed American Flying Tiger his life is irrevocably changed. A chance meeting with a lovely young widow, Lui Yan (Song Jia), and a teahouse brawl with a group of rowdy Chinese soldiers leads Liangfeng along a path that results in his becoming one of the country’s top marksmen. Along with his sniper unit, he must face insurmountable odds at every turn to liberate his country from the brutal invasion of Japanese forces.
The following weapons were used in the film Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan):
Wu Liangfeng (Peter Ho) received a M1911 pistol from the American pilot John (Jonathan Kos-Read), whom he rescued from a burning aircraft.
Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
After Liangfeng is blinded, Liu Yan (Song Jia
) takes the M1911 and defends him.
FN Model 1922
Chinese officers use as service weapons FN Model 1922 pistols.
Chinese officers, being under Japanese sniper fire, drew their pistols.
Xiao Wu (Mickey He
) put his gun to the head of the Japanese sergeant.
One of the commando (left) fired at the Japanese from his pistol.
Dying Xiao Wu (Mickey He
) makes his pistol in his hand.
Colt Model 1903
Chinese military snipers carry Colt Model 1903s.
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
Fleeing Xiao Wu (Mickey He
) fires at pursuers.
Resistance fighters had guns for sniper commando hidden in sacks of rice.
Chinese resistance fighters carry also Mauser C96 pistols.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Nambu Type 14
Japanese officers are armed with Nambu Type 14 pistols.
Early Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
Chinese military snipers are equipped with M1903 Springfield rifles. The scopes are made by the production, no evidence exists of them being used in WWII by the Chinese army.
Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
A dying sniper hands his rifle to Mu Liangfeng (Peter Ho
Mu Liangfengfor shoots a Japanese sniper.
Chinese snipers at an training of nights shooting.
Xiao Wu (Mickey He
) fires his sniper rifle at a Japanese general.
Arisaka Type 38
Japanese military Arisaka Type 38 rifles also used the Chinese soldiers and resistance fighters.
Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Wu Liangfeng (Peter Ho
) fire at Japanese soldiers.
Arisaka sniper rifle
The Japanese snipers carry Arisaka Rifles with scopes. The scopes are mockups.
Arisaka Type 97 Sniper Rifle with scope - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Type Zhongzheng Rifle
Some Japanese soldiers holds in hands Chinese Type Zhongzheng Rifles.
Type Zhongzheng "Type 2" rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Wu Liangfeng (Peter Ho) goes hunting with a Hanyang 88, a copy of the Mauser Gewehr 1888. He later gives it to Lui Yan (Song Jia).
Hanyang 88 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. This weapon saw service in the Sino-Japanese wars and the Chinese Civil War.
M1941 Johnson rifle
The Japanese elite sniper Major Masaya (Mingxiang Guo) uses a M1941 Johnson rifle. It is the same rifle used in Assembly (Ji jie hao).
M1941 Johnson Rifle - .30-06.
Sten Mk II (modified to resemble Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II)
Japanese soldiers are seen using Sten submachine guns visually modified to resemble Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II submachine guns. Same props can be seen in The Flowers of War.
Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Note the Sten bolt and rear sight.
Type 97 hand grenade
Both sides of the conflict used Japanese Type 97 hand grenades.
Type 97 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Driver A Gui (Victor Chen
) triggered and is about to throw a hand grenade.
Stricken Japanese soldier dropped a grenade on the ground in forrest.