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Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan)

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Cold Steel
Bian di lang yan-poster.jpg
Movie Poster
Country CHN.jpg PR China
HKG.jpg Hong Kong
Directed by David Wu
Release Date 2011
Language Mandarin
Studio Kam & Ronson Enterprises Co Ltd
Distributor 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
Xiaowu Mickey He
Colonel Zhang Rongguang Yu
A Gui Victor Chen
Colonel Masaya Mingxiang Guo
Ryoko Lin Zhu

Cold Steel (Chinese title: 遍地狼烟; Pinyin: Biàn dì láng yān) is a 2011 Chinese action war film directed by David Wu. The story takes place in China during the Second World War. When Mu 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:


Colt M1911A1

Mu Liangfeng (Peter Ho) receives a Colt M1911A1 pistol from American pilot John (Jonathan Kos-Read), whom he rescued from a burning aircraft.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP
An M1911A1 and a spent cartridge.
An M1911A1 and a spent cartridge.
US pilot John (Jonathan Kos-Read) teaches Mu Liangfeng (Peter Ho) handle a gun.
An M1911A1 is seen.
Liangfeng (Peter Ho) points the M1911A1.
After Liangfeng is blinded, Liu Yan (Song Jia) takes the M1911A1 and defends him.

FN Model 1922

Chinese officers use FN Model 1922 pistols as their service weapon.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
A Chinese officer, being under Japanese sniper fire, draws his pistol.
A pistol in the hand of a Chinese soldier.
Xiaowu (Mickey He) puts his gun to the head of the Japanese sergeant.
Another shot.
One of resistance fighters fires his pistol at the Japanese.
On the left, Xiaowu (Mickey He) points his pistol.
A dying Xiaowu with his pistol.

Colt Model 1903

Chinese military snipers carry Colt Model 1903 pistols.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
Resistance fighters had guns for the snipers, hidden in sacks of rice.
A fleeing Xiaowu (Mickey He) fires at pursuers.
Captain Zhang Menzi (Tony Leung Ka Fai) dressed as a Japanese sergeant ...
... takes Ryoko (Lin Zhu) hostage.

Mauser C96

Chinese resistance fighters carry Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Mauser C96 is seen.
Chinese resistance fighters carry Mauser C96 pistols.
A resistance fighter has a Mauser C96 at his belt.

Nambu Type 14

Japanese officers are armed with Nambu Type 14 pistols.

Early model Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
Colonel Masaya (Mingxiang Guo) executes a prisoner with his Nambu.
Two Nambu pistols on a table.
Two Japanese soldiers point their Nambu pistols.


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 Springfield
A dying sniper hands his rifle to Mu Liangfeng.
Mu Liangfeng (Peter Ho) takes the rifle and shoots a Japanese sniper.
Liangfeng puts down a rifle.
Chinese snipers at the training of night shooting.
Xiaowu (Mickey He) fires his sniper rifle at a Japanese general.
Capt. Zhang Menzi (Tony Leung Ka Fai) with a rifle.

Arisaka Type 38

Japanese soldiers use Arisaka Type 38 rifles. Chinese soldiers and resistance fighters also use this weapon.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A Chinese soldier holds an Arisaka.
Colonel Zhang (Rongguang Yu) points a rifle at Mu Liangfeng.
A Japanese soldier holds his Arisaka.
Two Japanese soldiers hold their Arisaka rifles.
Mu Liangfeng (Peter Ho) points a rifle at Japanese soldiers.

Arisaka Sniper Rifle

Japanese snipers carry Arisaka Rifles with scopes. The scopes are mockups.

Arisaka Type 97 sniper rifle with scope - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A barrel of a rifle.
A dead Japanese sniper with his rifle.
A Japanese sniper holds his rifle.

Type Zhongzheng Rifle

Some Japanese soldiers use Chinese Type Zhongzheng Rifles.

Type Zhongzheng "Type 2" rifle - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Japanese soldier in the foreground fires a Type Zhongzheng rifle.
Japanese soldiers fire Type Zhongzheng rifles.

Hanyang 88

Mu 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.
Liangfeng goes hunting with a Hanyang 88.
Liangfeng with a Hanyang 88.
Liangfeng gives a Hanyang 88 to Lui Yan.

M1941 Johnson Rifle

Japanese elite sniper Colonel Masaya (Mingxiang Guo) uses an M1941 Johnson rifle. It is the same rifle used in Assembly.

M1941 Johnson Rifle - .30-06 Springfield
Colonel Masaya (Mingxiang Guo) points his M1941 Johnson.
Masaya holds his M1941 Johnson in a promotional still.
Masaya holds his M1941 Johnson.

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II (modified to resemble SIG M1920)

Japanese soldiers are seen using Sten submachine guns visually modified to resemble SIG M1920 submachine guns. Same props can be seen in The Flowers of War.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
SIG M1920 - 9x19mm
A Japanese soldier fires a Sten.
Note the Sten's bolt and rear sight.
A Japanese soldier fires a Sten.
Two Japanese soldiers fire their Sten submachine guns.
Another shot.
Capt. Zhang Menzi (Tony Leung Ka Fai) fires a submachine gun at Japanese soldiers.


Type 97 Hand Grenade

Both sides of the conflict use Japanese Type 97 hand grenades.

Type 97 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Driver A Gui (Victor Chen) triggered and is about to throw a grenade.
A stricken Japanese soldier dropped a grenade on the ground in the forest.
Capt. Zhang Menzi (Tony Leung Ka Fai) holds a grenade in his right hand.

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