It has been a crazy, crazy week. Be sure that you didn’t miss a thing!
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One of the movies that I was curious about for a long time was King of the Streets. The film starred Yue Song came out fists blazing with a great trailer, but seemed to fizzle after the fact. The film actually came out in July of last year, though I haven’t heard much about it.
Thankfully, Well GO USA has acquired the rights to the film and it will be coming on August 6th. I still have high hopes for the film, even if it is all action and not much story. For those that want to know the story, here’s the synopsis:
Northern China, the present day. After accidentally killing an opponent at the age of 16, and serving eight years in prison for manslaughter, street fighter-cum-martial artist Yue Feng (Yue Song) is released and finally gets a job with a removals firm. Hearing that the grandmother (Liu Ming) of the man he killed is an impoverished street hawker, he anonymously buys food from her stall to help her. While doing a removal job for a privately run orphanage, he finds one of the staff is Yi (Becki Li), whom he’d previously helped when she was mugged in a backstreet.
As he was also an orphan, Yue Feng starts helping her out in his spare time, and learns the orphanage head, Zhou (Wang Zaihe), is under pressure to sell the land at an unfair price to a ruthless businessman, Li Shao (Yang Junping), for a resort development. Yue Feng finally tracks down his boyhood friend, Hai (Hou Xu), who is now working as an underworld fighter for hire. He invites Yue Feng to join him but the latter refuses. After Yue Feng fights off all the heavies who come to threaten Zhou, Li Shao agrees to settle the dispute with a fight between one of his own men and Yue Feng. On the day, however, Li Shao breaks the rules by fielding several opponents, including Yue Feng’s best friend, Hai.
Now, this movie feels like an old action film, for better or worse. Song is supposed to take on over 10 of the world’s top fighters as well as provide 20 vs 1 type action. Check out the trailer to see what I mean:
I think the success of the film will rest on the action sequences and how realistic they feel. I’m glad to hear that I’ll finally be able to check out this movie and hope that it satisfies that certain itch I’ve been trying to scratch.
A lot of great stuff to check out for fans of every type. Don’t let anything slip by, you might regret it!
It’s the beginning of a new week, and a lot of great stuff has been floating around the internet. Two new (and very different) trailers have been released for some highly-anticipated films.
The first film to have a new trailer is Tai Chi Hero. This sequel to Tai Chi Zero picks up right after the sudden ending of the first one, and will tie story together. Be sure to check out the recap and new footage below:
While the first film didn’t amaze me the way that I had hoped, I’ve heard that the sequel corrects a lot of the missteps the original made. Plus, you’ve got Yuen Biao in the film, and that’s never a bad idea. Well Go USA will be bringing this film to us in a matter of weeks, as it will be shown in select theaters on April 26th!
Next up is a teaser for the Malaysian film One on One (or 1 Lawan Satu.) This movie got a lot of people talking because of the gritty take on fighting that is has. I’m sure that it was inspired by the Raid, but that’s not a bad thing to aspire to be. Check out the teaser below:
This movie may help Malaysia get itself noticed and prove that it has a lot of talent to showcase. I’m interested in seeing how this film does overall and if it gives the genre a push like other films have in similar situations. You can never have too much talent in the industry, and new faces are always welcome!
What are you most excited for? While both films are different in tone, I think that they cater to fans of all types. Hopefully they will both be able to impress and prove that this year is indeed a great year for action fans around the world.
Happy New Year Everyone! Hope everyone has an amazing 2013.
I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I have a lot of respect for Well Go USA. Not only do they acquire films at a fast rate, they make the films accessible to anyone. Recently, the company has acquired the rights to three new films.
The first film that has been announced is Bangkok Revenge starring John Foo. While I’m worried how much this film “borrows” from Merantau and Ong-Bak, I’m ready to make the judgement for myself.
Next up is the Great Magician starring Tony Leung, Lau Ching Wan, and Zhou Xun. While it may not have as much action in it as the other films, it’s unique story may be enough to win people over.
Check out the trailer below and see what you think:
Lastly, Muay Thai Warrior (or Yamada: The Samurai of Ayothaya) is also being released. This one has been out for a little longer, but I’ve head good things about it.
If you haven’t heard of this film yet, give the trailer a look and see what you’ve been missing.
So, what movie are you most excited for? While I want to see all 3, I think that Muay Thai Warrior is at the top of my “to see” list. I’ve been curious about it, but haven’t gotten around to seeing it because I’ve been bogged down with other films. At least I don’t have to import it anymore because it will be here in March.
Lot of good stuff this week. I’m worried about the Police Story 2013 poster, but Universal Soldier looks pretty solid. What are your thoughts on the Man with the Iron Fists clip?
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Tai Chi Hero is right around the corner, and here are some new character posters to get you hyped up!
I’m still curious about the first film, but Well Go USA has the rights to Tai Chi Hero, and it will release in January, so the wait between the films won’t be too bad. I’m not too sure how far along the third film is, but hopefully these two movies get enough steam to warrant to conclusion to the trilogy.
This week wasn’t huge, but still some good info out there. Congrats to Tony on the birth of his daughter!
It looks like Tai Chi 0 is making waves over in China. Not about to lose any steam (and defying pretty much all filming and production odds) Tai Chi Hero is set to come out later this month. Without going too far into spoiler territory, it looks like parts 1 and 2 are released so quickly because they are connected.
Here is the trailer, courtesy of Twitch:
The first thing that I noticed was that a lot of footage was from the original trailers. This makes me think that maybe some of the stuff shown in the original trailer doesn’t actually happen until “hero” comes out. I’m hoping that the US will see a similar release schedule, as the first one is coming out next week.