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May 05, 2005


New stills from Tsui Hark's epic, SEVEN SWORDSThere's new stills from Tsui Hark's epic, SEVEN SWORDS, up on the official site (which isn't in English, so you'll need Monkey Peaches' handy guide to navigate it), but the most fun you can have is to read the news and interview clips about the movie over on Goro's Asian Film Blog. This is going to be the Chinese LORD OF THE RINGS? And it's going to unfold in six movies? Sure, if it's good. Lots of movie series have six parts, like STAR WARS, and ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA, and...um, I can't think of any more.

There's also going to be a TV series of SEVEN SWORDS, probably produced by Tsui Hark, same as the TV series of ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA.

I want Tsui Hark to make a good movie as much as the next guy, but let's face it: he hasn't done anything really great since 1996's THE BLADE. The implied spin is that he's just been biding his time before unleashing SEVEN SWORDS, the greatest movie the world will ever see. My fingers are crossed, too, but my money isn't on it. He's blown too many recent chances (BLACK MASK 2, the Jean Claude Van Damme movies, TIME AND TIDE, LEGEND OF ZU) to be a sure thing anymore.

May 5, 2005 at 06:09 AM in News | Permalink


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