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March 28, 2006

COMING TO AMERICA

Eddie Murphy in Coming to America Two Chinese movies are coming to America, just like Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in their hit movie. Unfortunately, I think both movies are going to be a bit more Arsenio Hall than Eddie Murphy. And if you're sitting there thinking, "Whatever happened to Arsenio Hall?"...Exactly.

Apple is carrying the US trailer for Chen Kaige's THE PROMISE and they almost manage to make it look like a good movie even though it sounds like it's being narrated by a character from THE DARK CRYSTAL. But, they run out of sane footage by the end of the trailer and have to resort to the Superman flying clip which still looks silly no matter how you slice it.

Then, the Weinstein Company picked up Jackie Chan's NEW POLICE STORY a while back but no one's been able to figure out their plans for it. Well, they plan on releasing it straight to video on May 16. This may be an indicaiton of their plans for their other acquisitions like TOM YUM GOONG and SHA PO LANG.

March 28, 2006 at 07:47 AM in News | Permalink

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Meet the new Weinsteins, same as the old Weinsteins...

Posted by: Rich Drees | Mar 28, 2006 7:55:56 AM

It shows on that Amazon site that Lions Gate is doing the disc-ing honors. Did Weinstein acquire the title and then do a deal for LG to DTV? Doesn't Weinstein use Genius Products as their distrib?

Posted by: Al | Mar 28, 2006 9:00:49 AM

Al , you can see this one

http://www.kaijushakedown.com/2005/05/weinsteins_leav.html

Posted by: No name | Mar 28, 2006 9:18:32 AM

Thanks for the post, No Name.

Posted by: Al | Mar 28, 2006 9:40:05 AM

Oh how the mighty have fallen ... I still love Jackie .. thanks for the update

Posted by: Keith Demko | Mar 28, 2006 3:42:03 PM

Looks to be subtitled and uncut. Cover's not quite as atrocious as what Miramax used to s*** out. It's merely below average.

Posted by: Rhythm-X | Mar 28, 2006 6:13:27 PM

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