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February 09, 2006

DRAGON TIGER GATE TEASER IS UP

DRAGON TIGER GATEWilson Yip first appeared on the map with the all-around-excellent BIO-ZOMBIE, followed by the uneven BULLETS OVER SUMMER, and then by the very serious JULIET IN LOVE. After that, something happened to his brain and he made nothing but those bubble-headed international action flicks that infested Hong Kong like a plague around 2000. Last year's SHA PO LANG, while relentlessly overhyped, was a return to good moviemaking for him and was probably one of the top two or three Hong Kong movies of the year.

In short order he's now made DRAGON TIGER GATE, a big budget adaptation of a popular 70's martial arts comic, with action by Donnie Yen and it looks super-rad.

You can see the trailer on the official website. It's Flash embedded but to get there just go to the official site, click on the second Chinese title from the left on the bottom of the page and let it load. Short and sweet, and full of very old school looking credits.

(Thanks to MonkeyPeaches)

February 9, 2006 at 07:28 AM in News | Permalink

Comments

Take a peek at the behind the scenes production diary after seeing the trailer. Second link on the left column, parts 1&2 are then selectable from the viewing area. Runs much longer and gives a much better idea of the action to expect in this movie.

Posted by: Blade12 | Feb 9, 2006 11:38:37 PM

Donnie Yen did a great job.

Pity that in order for the movie to attract the non-martial arts fans (a.k.a. most of the fairer sex) and thus rope in higher profits, pretty boys had to be added in. The pretty boys did good, but hardly great.

Casting has always been important. Well, my two-cents worth is that Tiger could easily had been Yuen Biao and Black-stone Dragon could easily had been Qian Xiao Hao.

What a let down to all the martial arts fans... Imagine what it would be if it was an all martial artist cast. WOW!

Don't let us down for SPL2, ya?

Posted by: Ken | Jul 31, 2006 5:51:24 AM

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