24 June 2009

Recap # 4

And some Asian Cinema for a change.

First, it's the footage from upcoming Wuxia film True Legend (Su Qi-Er). It was directed by legendary Yuen Woo Ping, that did no direct a feature film for more than ten years, mostly dedicating himself to action choreography in films like Kill Bill, The Matrix, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Fearless and more. Needless to say, such work exposed him to a very big crowd of martial arts lovers, making him a cult personality.
Now he is back with his own film that features many famous Asian actors and one David Carradine.

Su Qi-Er, a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero known as the "King of Beggars".

Official website is here


Another Wuxia film is Tracing Shadows, directed by martial arts actor Francis Ng. Full trailer is available, and for some reason it looks like a comedy.


Full trailer for Korean monster thriller Chaw was released. Man eating giant boar is going wild in the forest, chewing humans like they were some sort of salty crackers. Feeling threatened, humans gather for a hunting party in order to put him on much healthy vegetarian diet. Or just kill him all together, whatever is easier.

I have no idea what they say in the trailer, but it looks awfully familiar. Jaws anyone? Isn't it the same plot? Even the title is similar.

Official website with more videos and stuff is here.


And finally, a movie previously known as Laundry Warrior, received name upgrade and became The Warrior's Way, which is much better, no? Anyway, it is another heavy CGI production, hiding all the special effects behind such cliche excuse as "artistic choice". But in their favor, it is indeed looking very stylish and well made, I can even say it is quite amazing.
With impressive cast (Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston!) and English as spoken language, I see bright future for this film.

Did I just see skinny Kate Bosworth engaged in a swordplay? And before that she is in gang rape situation? Damn, her selection of roles is getting much better.

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