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In the Making / The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017) 奇門遁甲
« Last post by Blade~ on March 24, 2017, 10:44:32 am »
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (奇門遁甲) is an upcoming 2017 Chinese fantasy-wuxia film starring Aarif Lee, Ni Ni, Zhou Dongyu and Da Peng. The film is based on the ancient legends of Qi Men Dun Jia. It is directed by by Yuen Woo-ping and the script for the movie was developed by Tsui Hark. The film is scheduled to be released 1 October 1 2017.

The film is a remake of the 1982 movie 'Miracle Fighters' which was also directed by Yuen Woo Ping. The original story:

During the Qing Dynasty, Han Chinese and Manchu people were not allowed to marry each other. The Emperor commands Ko Hung (Eddy Ko) to kill his wife. However he refuses, and he has to see his wife die and engages in a battle with the Sorcerer Bat (Yuen Shun-yee). To escape, he also takes the infant prince with him. Ko Hung later accidentally kills the prince. However, he then finds an infant under a tree whom he adopts and names him "Shu-kan", which is literally translated as "Tree Root". To cover up what he has done, he puts the prince's jade on Shu-kan. Over a decade later, the Sorcerer Bat tries to kill Ko and tries to kidnap Shu-kan and pass him off as the prince. Ko becomes heavily injured, and Shu-kan (Yuen Yat-cho) goes to find medicine to heal him where he meets two elderly Taoist priests, Kei-moon (Bryan Leung) and Tun-kap (Yuen Cheung-yan). Kei-moon and Tun-kap are disciples of the same master (Yuen Siu-tien), and are always quarreling with each other. There the two teach Shu-kan their martial arts and magic skills. The Sorcerer Bat tries hard to get rid of the two to get Shu-kan, but later he manages to kill Tun-kap. Kei-moon then tells Shu-kan to enter a competition to obtain the Supreme Command. Shu-kan, using the skills he learned, enters the competition where he goes through many different obstacles before he faces off with the Sorcerer Bat. He eventually kills the Sorcerer Bat, wins the competition and brings the supreme command with him. As he returns, he and Kei-moon discover that Tun-kap actually faked her death to fool them to obtain the Supreme Command. The two elders then quarrel again over the Supreme Command. They then decide who will take it in a game of Rock-paper-scissors. First, they both hand gesture "rock", then "paper" but Shu-kan gestures "scissor" and beats them both. With the Supreme Command, Shu-kan commands them to stop quarreling.

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In the Making / Yuen Woo Ping to direct Ip Man 3 spin-off
« Last post by Blade~ on March 23, 2017, 04:36:09 pm »
At this year's Cannes Film Festival legendary martial arts fight choreographer and film director Yuen Woo Ping announced that he is teaming up with Tony Jaa, Michelle Yeoh, and Max Zhang as leading man to direct a new spin-off movie from Ip Man 3. The movie will focus on and develop Cheung Tin-Chi, the character played by Max Zhang in Ip Man 3. Yuen Woo Ping is currently working with Director Tsui Hark on a new movie 'The Thousand Faces of Dunjia' which is also planned to be released this year.

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New Releases / The Great Wall fails at US market
« Last post by Blade~ on March 01, 2017, 06:31:23 am »
Despite an all-star cast, the biggest budget for any movie shot in China and the ambitious goal to prove that China can produce blockbusters that will be well-received in the US, The Great Wall opened to a paltry box office amount of $18.1 million in the US during the President's Day weekend. The Zhang Yimou-directed fantasy movie starring Matt Damon was well-received in China, where it has made more than $170 million since its December release, but as of Tuesday it has made $21.7 million in the US. It was third at the weekend box office, trailing The Lego Batman Movie and Fifty Shades Darker, two movies that opened the prior week.
Interviews / Interview with Donnie Yen working with Yuen Woo Ping
« Last post by Blade~ on February 27, 2017, 11:30:30 am »
An earlier interview with Donnie Yen on how his career began, how he started to work with Hong Kong legends Yuen Woo Ping and later Tsui Hark in the movie Iron Monkey.

Click here to watch
New Releases / Re: Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back 西游伏妖篇
« Last post by Blade~ on February 24, 2017, 01:52:10 pm »
Sony Pictures has acquired the distribution of the movie for US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most of Asia outside of mainland China. If you are looking to see this movie but not available in theaters in your area look for DVD or Blu-ray in a few weeks.
New Releases / Breaking another record
« Last post by Blade~ on February 05, 2017, 01:20:05 pm »
The movie opened January 28, 2017, and grossed over 345360 million yuan ($5052 million USD) on its opening day. Data from research group Entgroup showed that the movie had 103,065 screenings and registered 8.7 million admissions Saturday, the busiest day ever at the Chinese box office. This broke the record for the biggest single/opening day for a local film in China, dethroning The Mermaid's former record of 270 million yuan in 2016 while Furious 7's 391 million yuan record remains intact. Journey to the West 2 currently ranks #12 highest grossing movie in China, ranking even higher than Avatar by James Cameron.
New Releases / Re: Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back 西游伏妖篇
« Last post by Blade~ on January 18, 2017, 10:59:54 am »
More trailers:

New Trailer: watch here

Extended Trailer: watch here
Behind the scene / Sword Master 三少爺的劍 2016
« Last post by Blade~ on December 28, 2016, 09:12:45 am »
This short video (in Chinese) shows the making of the movie Sword Master.
Director: Derek Yee
Peoducer: Tsui Hark
Release date: 2 December 2016

Watch video (in Chinese): here
Behind the scene footage and interviews with actors from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny  臥虎藏龍:青冥寶劍, the recently released Netflix movie. The clip features Interviews with Donnie Yen, Michele Yeoh and other actors as well as the producers. The movie was released in Hong Kong on 18th of Feb, in China the 19th of Feb and in the United States 26th of February 2016.

Behind the scene video: here
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