Showing posts with label martial arts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label martial arts. Show all posts

31 December 2010

The First Trailer for Kar Wai Wong's THE GRANDMASTERS (Yut doi jung si)

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When you sometimes talk to so called 'movie fans' about world cinema I just love the reaction they give, its all the same, the yawning expression, not interested, why? "Its Boring " "why?, its in subtitles!". What they meant there lazy and will only watch it when its either dubbed or be destroyed by a mediocre hollywood remake. I admit for a few years I was like that but now ive opened my eyes and I see some wonderfull movies so diverse in styles, decents stories,etc...
Today I clocked the new teaser trailer for Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmasters and going by what we see in this teaser trailer its fuel for those foreign movie haters. Okay that maybe a tad niave as this movie isnt even out in its homeland China yet (February 2011 according to Imdb), so it is expected to be in its native language only. When a Wong Kar Wai movie is coming out you tend to take notice of it, but he seems to let himself down a bit with his heavy handing of lengthy  post productions and endless reliance on orchastrated set pieces. If youlove calligraphy you like this trailer as its all in traditional style Chinese writing but dont expect any any looks at what the movie has to offer as theres none at the moment.
 Like the source of this post I agree dont be surprise if this appears at Cannes!
Trailer after the break....

16 December 2010

Trailer For Benny Chan's SHAOLIN TEMPLE Starring Jackie Chane & Andy Lau

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Trailer for SHAOLIN TEMPLE or Shaolin the new movie from Benny Chan has been unleashed online. This is a mega all out period drama set martial arts blockbuster which has a mouth watering line up that includes Jackie Chan, the man with the tan Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Wu Jing,Fan Bingbing which will be released in Hong Kong on January 27th.So less talking more watching!

It is the early years of the republic and China has been plunged into chaos as feuding warlords battle to expand their power and their lands. Young army leader Hao Jie and his sworn brother Huo Lung find little resistance in their conquer of the township of Dengfeng, leaving thousands injured and dead in their wake.
The venerated Shaolin Temple throws open its doors to the wounded. Disciples Jing Neng, Jing Kong and Jing Hai venture out in the day to save the villagers and at night, become masked Robin Hoods to help the poor and weak.
When Hao Jie learns that temple disciples are helping his enemies, he challenges the temple’s kung fu. The abbot purposely loses the fight to Hao Jie and the latter becomes even more arrogant. But Hao is forced to repent when the shock betrayal of Huo Lung wipes out his whole family and he is forced to seek refuge at Shaolin. While recuperating at the temple, Hao has the chance to learn Shaolin’s powerful martial arts from the crazy monk Wu Dao and find inner peace.
However, his wife Xue Yan has difficulty coping with the loss of their daughter and decides to seek out Huo Lung for revenge. In the meantime, Jing Neng, Jing Kong and Jing Hai also have a confrontation with Huo. The encounters anger Huo Lung who brings his army to besiege Shaolin and the peace-loving monks are forced to take up arms to protect the refugees and their beloved temple…

15 December 2010

full trailer for KG aka Karate Girl

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A few weeks ago I posted the teaser trailer for KG and now thanks to the movies offical website the full trailer has arrived in time for its release on February5th 2011.
The movie stars The film stars Rina Takeda and Hina Tobimatsu as sisters Ayaka and Natsuki Kurenai, the youngest descendants of a legendary Okinawan karate master named Shoujirou Kurenai. Whilst young girls there father taught them the art of Karate but he is mysteriously killed and Natsuki is kidnapped along with the family heirloom of the family blackbelt beleived to be over 200years old. Move on a few years Ayaka has settled in Yokohama and Natsuki has turned into a killing machine and her captors find Ayaka and force the sisters to fight each other but Ayaka does what she can to save her sister to turn the books on her captor.
KG trailer after the break....

6 November 2010

Teaser Trailer For HIGH KICK GIRL (Hai kikku gâru!)

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I got a little confused on exactly when this was made and speaking to a few friends who follow Japanese Movies/Culture passionitely they told this wasn't out yet and there right. HIGH KICK GIRL (Hai kikku gâru!) stars Rina Takeda  and as far as if this is a reboot or sequel, its hard to telll as there little info on the movie apart from “A girl’s revenge, born in Yokohama”, and the story revolves around a black belt which once belonged to a legendary karate master named Soujirou Kurenai and has since been passed down through generations of his family. 200 years later, a battle over the belt begins in Yokohama.
One thing we can see, she maybe a schoolgirl but you dont mess around with her or she'll kick your ass!!! Honestly theres not much I can say on this movie apart from its release in Japan will be February 25th 2011 and you can check out out a teaser trailer from the movies new distributor after the break....

19 August 2010

TIFF 2010: Trailer For Chinese Martial Arts Comedy: THE BUTCHER,CHEF & THE SWORDSMAN

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You like your movies wierd? whacky? Funny? Full of action? Well you'll like this one, its from China and it's Wu Ershan’s martial arts comedy The Butcher, The Chef & The Swordsman (Legend of the Kitchen Knife). Its Appearing at this years Toronto Film Festival which kicks off next month, check out the trailer after the break....
A group of misfits become mixed up in the struggle to own a deadly kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy that is sure to have audiences running to Chinatown after the film for a late night snack.

13 August 2010

Trailer for John Woo's REIGN OF ASSASSINS

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Since John Woo decided to move back into the Hong Kong/Chinese movie market I feel a sense of confidence, happiness, a man back on form. Woo'smovie seem to have moved back up to the top where they belong and he is a fine example that Hollywood isn't the dreammaker many filmakers & actors see Hollywood as. Its dogeatdog world and if you hack it on the first attempt and keep the momentum going dreams turn to knightmares.
Bought Red Cliff last week on DVD and if you give me anything set in China when chivlary is in order with John Woo behind the lens Im sold! Here is the first trailer for REIGN OF ASSISSANS which Woo co-directs and produce, proper old school here! The movie is currently in pos-tproduction but what we do know is that Weinstein Company have the American rights so we can expect a release in UK too! Yesss!!!

Movie stars Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung, Barbie Hsu, Kelly Lin and Shawn Yue, trailer after the break...

3 August 2010

Another (4th) 'action' Trailer For Benny Chan's CITY UNDER SEIGE

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Here we go again CITY UNDER SEIGE the mutant action martial arts flick from Benny Chan which focuses on the action from the mutant powered cast from Aaron Kwok, Ngai Sing, Wu Jing, Zhang Jing Chu, Tie Nan, Zhang Bao Wen.
This is CGI heaven dig the turbo charged knives like something straight out of one of those classic retro arcade games! You should know the story now this flick out next week in Hong Kong

21 July 2010

Benny Chan's CITY UNDER SEIGE Gets a Third and Final Trailer

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It was only Sunday I posted The second trailer for Benny Chan's CITY UNDER SEIGE (Chun sing gai bei) and it's now got a third and final trailer! Mutant mayhem full of tripled chined mutants, clowns and snazzy martial arts goodness, could this be the The Expendables of Hong Kong? Cheesy, retro, possibly ripped by the critic but loved by the fans? August 12th Hong Kong will find out!

18 July 2010

Benny Chan' sCITY UNDER SIEGE has its Main trailer

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About 2 weeks ago I posted the trailer for Benny Chan's maniac mutant american comicbook inspired movie City Under Siege now it has its main trailer which you can watch above and will be out on August 12th. It looks even more cheesier but hey comicbook inspired movies are the populas in movies worldwide so we cant argue but its from Hong Kong so the martial arts will be good though.

Synopsis: Sunny (Aaron Kwok) is a clown in a circus act but he aspires to be a top performer just like his dad, The King of Flying Knife. While in Malaysia, Sunny and a few of his circus performer friends go for a treasure hunt, stumbling upon barrels of bio-chemicals left from the war.
Upon returning, some of the members are mutating due to inhaling the bio-chemicals but Sunny seems fine from the exposure. They gain extraordinary superhuman powers. The leader of the entertainment outfit Chang Tai Chu (Colin Chou)decides to use this newfound strength to do evil.
As there is an increase of crime in the city, the media and the police get involved. Kungfu master Suan Hou (Wu Jing) and policewoman Xin Hua (Zhang Jin Chu) enter the fray, while Angel (Shu Qi), a reporter who is recently demoted, also pursues the case in hopes of rescuing her flagging career.

2 July 2010

Donnie Show Hollywood How To make a Martial Arts Suerhero movie (Green Hornet)

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I'm not a massive Martial Arts fan but there is a few martial artists cum Actors you have to show respect for because there so good. Donnie Yen is, he's probably number 1 box office smash in China and his latest movie Jing mo fung wan: Chen Zhen(Legend Of The Fist:Return of Chen Zhen).
If anyone thinks hollywood have got the suff when it comes to martial art superhero type movies like 2011's Green Hornet? Think Again Donnie shows Hollywood hows done with this movie and more I see of his movie Im sure ill be a 100% convert of martial arts flicks.

this is the real deal, check out the teaser trailer after the break and if your Chinese this movie you should check it out and you can do that on September 23rd.

8 June 2010

The Way Of The Fjord! Norwegian Ninja Theatrical Trailer is Upon Us!!!

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 I'll admit I never really took this movie seriously, the cheesiness level was massive but I said to myself I'm forgeting one of the reasons I started this blog: to cover the weird, funny and wonderfull movies out there and Norwegian Ninja is one of them.
This movie comes from the producer of the excellent zombie nazi movie Dead Snow so this should have been my que to check the movie but here I am! These guys have a sense of humour that gives you the impression they dont care there just having fun and good on them, there's just too many serious people out there.
If you love your old school martial arts (ala 1970-80's) flicks mixed in with a barrell load of cold war frolics, 'amazing' special effects and enough cheese to use to make cheese & toast for the entire universe check out this movie.
I dont know if this will get a theatrical release in UK but the worldwide coverage this movie has got hopefully it will get some sort of limited releaseif not it'll be straight to dvd.

The movie is due out in its Native Norway on August 13th, check out the trailer after the break....

10 April 2010

ONG-BAK 3 Trailer Looking fantastic!

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I'm not the biggest martial arts fan in the world I could probably could only name one or two of the big names within the movie genre but in the last few years since enhancing my knowledge of movie Tony Jaa.
The Ong Bak franchise has helped to get him worldwide recognition from fans all around the world and recently the trailer for the 3rd movie has debuted online, you can see it below. The movie has plenty of blood, sweat, over the top action just plain old madness and fun to watch if your a diehard martial arts fan or even if you want pure escapism from the outside world check this out!
Looking like the movie is scheduled for a May5th release in Thailand as for the rest of the world it might get some sort of coverage through certain cinemas if not on the small screen via DVD.

12 March 2010


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It was the movie name that caught my attention LIKE THE MOON ESCAPING FROM THE CLOUDS by Korean director Jun-IK Lee. The movie is an martial arts drama and when you do see the poster as well as the trailer you will automatically will think of Zaitochi as the main protaganist in the movie is a blindman with a sword. There will be some inspiration from the Japanese story but according this trailers source the inspiration comes from a Korean Manwha a type of Korean comicstrip/manga.
Martial arts movies do have a international appeal and Jun Ik Lee wants to get more recognition for his work outside Asia and with this he has a good chance of soing so. He has already had a financial success with Wang-ui namja (The King And The Clown) now he wants worldwide recognition.

9 March 2010

Theatrical trailer for Thai Epic BANG RAJAN 2

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Trying to get information for this was very hard, it was easier to get blood from a stone, anyway Below is the theatrical trailer for Thai epic historical movie Bang Bajan 2.
The first movie came out nearly 10 years ago in December 2000 and was about a true story about a Thai Village despite been out numbered sucessfully held off an foreign invasion, this is brutal, violent and movie 2 has the 'qaulities' of movie also had. If this movie was released  a few months later it may have got more international recognition as Ong Bak was released and gained international success well its now ten years on hopefully it will get the sucess an overseas fanbase it deserves.