January 09, 2006


DRAGON TIGER GATE. A martial arts flick based on a popular 70's comic book from Hong Kong Wilson Yip, director of SHA PO LANG, is hard at work on his next movie, DRAGON TIGER GATE. A martial arts flick based on a popular 70's comic book from Hong Kong.

It's got action, again, by Donnie Yen and we all know that these guys rock the house pretty hard.

MonkeyPeaches has linked to the first production stills from DTG and while they're not too exciting, they do exist and so we have to show them to you.

January 9, 2006 at 11:23 AM in News | Permalink


Not sure if you've spotted this yet, but there's an interview with William Chang at http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/05/style/fmlede6.php where he briefly mentions his work on Dragon Tiger Gate - sounds interesting!

Posted by: Richard | Jan 10, 2006 12:19:37 PM

Just wanted to add a little more info on the comics that the movie is base on.

Dragon Tiger Gate is the literal translation of the title brought to us by Tony Wong, a legend in Hong Kong comics. In the United States it might be better known as "Oriental Heroes" as it was actually brought over here, translated and marketed by Jademan Comics in the late 80's and early 90's.

Although the movie is probably taking its cue from the comic's 1970's origin, the comic probably didnt reached it zenith until the 80's. At that time, most comics in Hong Kong were either manga from Japan or funnies like MasterQ (similiar to Charlie Brown in format, where there are multiple little stories in one book). There were several other home-grown serials available, most of which came from Tony's studio, but Dragon Tiger Gate was perhaps the most well known of them all.

It is essentially a kung fu comic, but the story can be very graphic. It was not uncommon to see scenes depicting extreme violence such as limbs being torn off. Even rapes and killing of babies were not out of bounds. (Nothing like a little rape and infanticide to inspire some kung-fu revenge and mayhem I guess.)

For a little more info or some sample scans, try this site:

Posted by: Buma | Jan 12, 2006 9:06:57 AM

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