Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan)

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Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan)
遍地狼烟
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Movie poster
Country CHN.jpg PR China
HKG.jpg Hong Kong
Directed by David Wu
Release Date 2011
Language Mandarin
Japanese
Studio Kam & Ronson Enterprises Co Ltd
Main Cast
Character Actor
Mu Liangfeng Peter Ho
Liu Yan/Madam Tang Song Jia
Captain Zhang Menzi Tony Leung Ka Fai
Xiao Wu Mickey He
Colonel Zhang Rongguang Yu
A Gui Victor Chen
Ms Ryoko Lin Zhu
Major Masaya Mingxiang Guo


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):

Contents


Handguns

Colt M1911

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
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US pilot John (Jonathan Kos-Read) (right) teaches Wu Liangfeng handle a gun.
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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.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
Chinese officers, being under Japanese sniper fire, drew their pistols.
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Xiao Wu (Mickey He) put his gun to the head of the Japanese sergeant.
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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.
Zhang Menzi (Tony Leung Ka Fai) dressed as a Japanese sergeant ...
... takes Ryoko (Lin Zhu) hostage.

Mauser C96

Chinese resistance fighters carry also Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
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Nambu Type 14

Japanese officers are armed with Nambu Type 14 pistols.

Early Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
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Major Masaya (Mingxiang Guo) shot a prisoner.

Rifles

M1903 Springfield

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.
Mu puts down his rifle
Chinese snipers at an training of nights shooting.
Xiao Wu (Mickey He) fires his sniper rifle at a Japanese general.
Sniper Capt. Menzi (Tony Leung Ka Fai) in a night's fight action.

Arisaka Type 38

Japanese military Arisaka Type 38 rifles also used the Chinese soldiers and resistance fighters.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
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Wu Liangfeng (Peter Ho) fire at Japanese soldiers.
Col. Zhang (Rongguang Yu) aims a rifle at Wu Liang Feng.

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
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Type Zhongzheng Rifle

Some Japanese soldiers holds in hands Chinese Type Zhongzheng Rifles.

Type Zhongzheng "Type 2" rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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Hanyang 88

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.
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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.
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Submachine guns

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.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
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Note the Sten bolt and rear sight.
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Capt. Zhang Menzi (Tony Leung Ka Fai) fire a submachine gun at Japanese soldiers.

Others

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.
Capt. Zhang Menzi (Tony Leung Ka Fai) holds a hand grenade in his hand.



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