July 13, 2006


Rogue Pictures has scheduled their now-annual Jet Li release, FEARLESS, for August 4 and they've re-titled it: JET LI'S FEARLESS. Which is either a contraction or a possessive, I'm not sure which.

Now the Weinstein Company is unleashing TOM YUM GOONG in US theaters on August 25th (this is the shortened, international version) which is awful soon to do a big press push, but nicely scheduled to take advantage of any coattails FEARLESS generates. Not to be outdone, it looks like the title/tagline they're working with is TONY JAA IS THE PROTECTOR.

July 13, 2006 at 04:18 PM in News | Permalink


Later latest news: Jet Li's FEARLESS is now scheduled for release Sept. 22, 2006.

Posted by: Ric Meyers | Jul 14, 2006 11:22:36 AM

Yep - a post is going up to correct this one - hopefully any minute. There are two "Official" FEARLESS sites. One says August 4 and one says Sept. 22. The movie's publicist confirms Sept. 22.

Thanks, Ric.

Posted by: Grady Hendrix | Jul 14, 2006 1:10:51 PM

okay, I know I usually post my anti-miramax diatribes here let me say this: Tom Yum Goong is one film that NEEDS their heavy hand. I'm now convinced that Tony Jaa, while an amazing athlete and artist, has made some of the worst films since Van Damme. His production companies are not the caliber of Tsui Hark; the Weinsteins can mess with those Jaa flicks and only make them better.

Just cause Jaa does amazing fight scenes doesn't make the rest of his flicks any less painful; Tom Yum was AWFUL -- like Medallion awful with better action.

Am I being too harsh?

Posted by: glenn | Jul 14, 2006 4:55:21 PM

I wouldn't know, when I was watching it on DVD, I skipped past the non-fighting scenes so that I could barely judge the actual quality of the film except remember the mindblowingness of that scene which ran up a few floors in a building, fighting baddies, all done in a long take! It's like the 'Touch of Evil opening shot of fighting scenes'.

Posted by: Edmund Yeo | Jul 16, 2006 6:15:59 AM

Correcting error in above post. "remember the mindblowingness of that scene which HE ran up a few floors" blah blah blah.

Posted by: Edmund Yeo | Jul 16, 2006 6:17:32 AM

Tom Yum Goong is awesome, fight scenes were the best ever in the history of cinema. Bruce Lee ain't better than Tony Jaa, definitely. Intelligent person won't bother about story in action movies.

Posted by: Jeff | Jul 23, 2006 7:20:50 AM

the scene he ran up a few floors in a building, fighting baddies all done in a long take is pretty slow and unexciting(except the stuntmen doing the fall), and there are few exchanges with the baddies most of them stand still for him to get beaten.

Posted by: optic | Jul 23, 2006 9:01:44 AM

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