December 09, 2005


A sharp-eyed reader points out that THE PROMISE (aka MASTER OF THE CRIMSON ARMOR) will get an Academy qualifying run in Los Angeles as follows:

Master of the Crimson Armor (MCARM)12/23/05 ACADEMY RUN LA;   

So if you can find it, and you can see it: go. Tell the rest of us how it is. We all want to know.

December 9, 2005 at 09:54 AM in News | Permalink


If anyone finds out where exactly this is playing, please let me know!!!

Posted by: Adgy | Dec 12, 2005 1:28:22 PM

I'm back in Thailand after a break in the States. Hope to get back in gear with the Thai Film Journal. In the meantime, here's one of the few reviews of The Promise I can find. From the Electric New Paper in Singapore, it's pretty cheeky.


Posted by: Wise Kwai | Dec 15, 2005 2:01:16 AM

The film opened in China today and the reviews are pouring in. A Japanese blog writer (lives in China) says that the focus is cleverly distributed to all the 6 main cast and is hard to tell who is the "main" character. Yet the screen time is enough for all of them, so the fans of each actor/actress in different countries can be satisfied. (Michi: Very interesting strategy. So all the fans in China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan are happy.) Beautiful, well acted, well constructed, but sometimes a bit hard to get the story line because it is too much "loaded".

Regarding the US schedule, Chinese news says that Director Chen Kaige said in an interview that the U.S. wider release (in addition to this LA limited screening) will be in February 2006. Now that "The Promise" is nominated in Golden Globe, they should be gearing up for a little P.R. activities by now.

Posted by: Michi | Dec 15, 2005 10:49:55 AM

an imdb member posted this info about the promise showing
to the public in l.a.

it looks like a one day showing....dec. 30.


it's at the music hall 3
9036 wilshire blvd
beverly hills
310 274 6869

the fan noted that it shows a 102 minute running time on
the theatre post.

imdb shows a 128 minute running time.


Posted by: rei | Dec 17, 2005 2:51:52 PM

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