The Weinsteins Get Blueberry Nights

The Weinstein Company is proud to announce that it has acquired all U.S., Australian and New Zealand rights to the romantic comedy My Blueberry Nights from award-winning director Wong Kar Wai, (In the Mood for Love, Happy Together and Chungking Express) who was this years jury president of the Cannes Film Festival. This film marks Wong’s English-language feature film …
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2006 South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival

The Network of South Asian Professionals (NetSAP DC) will host the Sixth Annual South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival (SALTAF) on November 4, 2006 at the Baird Auditorium in the National Museum of Natural History. SALTAF 2006 marks the third year of its partnership with the Smithsonian Institute’s Asian Pacific American Program. Since its …
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The Messengers Trailer

The Grudge 2 had a trailer attached to it for Ghost House Picture’s first release for 2007, called The Messengers. The thriller marks the U.S. directorial debut for Hong Kong wunderkind director-brothers Oxide and Danny Pang, known as The Pang Brothers (The Eye). The Messengers involves an ominous darkness that invades a sunflower farm in North Dakota, tearing apart a family …
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Tales From the Grudge 2 Scenes

Below are some links to original shorts entitled Tales From the Grudge. Apparently, filmmaker Sam Raimihand-picked a film student, who then had the opportunity to shoot these original and very creepy scenes. Check them out, using the links below. Episode 1 – Hotel Windows Media Player Large Windows Media Player Small Real Player Large Real Player Small Episode …
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Stephen Chow Starts Work on Yangtze River 7 (Long River 7)

Shooting on Stephen Chow’s (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer) Long River 7 (Yangtze River 7) has started at an elementary school in Ningbo City in eastern China, according to several Chinese newspapers. Long River, also called the Yangtze River, is China’s longest and the world’s third longest river. Long River 7actually refers to a Chinese satellite, inspired by …
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The Protector Trailer and Updates

The Protector is the highly anticipated full bodied action film starring International Martial Arts superstar, Tony Jaa (Ong Bak). The film revolves around a young Thai fighter (Jaa), who is shaped by ancient traditions, that is called to defend his people and their honor after outsiders ruin all that is sacred. Fueled by desire to protect a way …
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Director of Hero Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles

It’s easy to forget that Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Ju Dou) was critically acclaimed for his touching dramas, long before the success of action gods House of Flying Daggers and Hero. Before his next action epic arrivesd, he brings us Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles the story of a Japanese father who travels to China’s Yunnan province in the place …
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Sisters Horror Remake

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tom and Charlie Guard are talking to DreamWorks about remaking the Korean horror film A Tale Of Two Sisters. The 2004 Korean horror, originally called Janghwa, Hongryeon, was helmed by Kim Jee-Woon. The plot of the remake focuses on siblings Alex and Anna Rydell, who come home from a stay in an asylum to discover an even more …
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The Banquet (Ye Yan) Trailer

What do you get when mix the beauty of Zhang Ziyi, the fight choreography of Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix Trilogy, Kill Bill), and the direction of Xiaogang Feng (A World Without Thieves)… You get the Banquet. The Banquet is a loose adaptation of Hamlet, set in an empire in chaos. The film sounds like a Chinese soap opera, but with serious intentions, as an …
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Weinstein’s to Build Huge Library of Asian Cinema

Bob and Harvey Weinstein recently announced the unveiling of Dragon Dynasty, a new label under which all The Weinstein Company’s Asian titles will be released, including “Ong Bak 2,” “The Protector” (aka “Tom Yum Goong”), “Born to Fight”, “SPL”, “Seven Swords” and “Dragon Squad”, as well as a package of high profile titles, which was licensed from Fortune Star Entertainment: the distribution division of News Corporation’s …
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Updates on City of Golden Armor and Battle of Red Cliff

Zhang Yimou’s next epic film, The City of Golden Armor, which recently sold to more than 13 European countries, will soon complete filming in China. I have posted links to some set shots and video clips, in the Film Library. View the pics and footage in the Film Library RIGHT HERE John Woo gets back to basics with The Battle of Red Cliff …
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Three Times Trailer

Three Times (a.k.a. Zui hao de shi guang) is a romance told in three parts. The film explores expressions of love in three distinct eras of Taiwanese history: 1966, 1911 and 2005. Actress Shu Qi (Millennium Mambo) and Chang Chen (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) star in all three chapters of the film, going from shy pool-hall flirts to traditionally robed courtesan and …
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Don’t Mess With This B…Lady

Lady Vengeance, the critically acclaimed Korean hit, is finally getting a release here in the U.S. The film is about Lee Geum-Ja, a young woman who goes to prison for the murder and abduction of a child, in order to protect her accomplice, known as Mr. Baek, only to find out that she has been betrayed …
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Korea becoming filmmaker’s haven?

As the high quality of Korean film-related technology has become known, thanks to the so-called Korean syndrome that is sweeping across Asia, the Korea Tourism Organization plans to expand the Korean heat even further by conducting an aggressive campaign to attract foreign filmmakers and producers to Korea. The Board’s Bangkok office successfully convinced a major …
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Dragon Squad HK web site active

H Jones-White has given us the heads up that the official Hong Kong web site for Dragon Squad is active. The Daniel Lee directed action flick stars Sammo Hung, Maggie Q, Michael Biehn and Simon Yam. The story revolves around gangsters and interpol agents battling on a Hong Kong battlefield. The trailer and behind-the-scenes clips, …
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Seven Swords update – it’s seven films

Director Tsui Hark recently confirmed an ambitious plan to make Seven Swords a seven-party series during an interview with the Beijing-based web site Sina.com. The first film, titled Seven Swords, which will get an Asian release starting July 29, was only based on the first chapter of the original book, Seven Swordsmen Leave Heaven Mountains, …
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