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DVD Review - Shaolin (2011)

Shaolin (Xin shao lin si), 2011.

Directed by Benny Chan.

Starring Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Xin Xin Xiong, Yu Xing, Jacky Wu, Hai Yu and Xiaohong Shi.

Synopsis:

A brutal warlord is double crossed by his deputy and seeks refuge among the peace-loving monks at the fabled Shaolin Temple. When his enemies discover his location, the former warlord must stand with his new brothers to protect the Temple and complete his redemption…

Glancing briefly at the cover for Benny Chan’s Shaolin - a loose remake of Jet Li’s 1982 feature film debut, Shaolin Temple – I rather hastily made two presumptions, both of which proved to be inaccurate. The first was that Shaolin was the latest in a seemingly never-ending line of ‘historical martial arts epics’ set the in period of the Three Kingdoms and secondly, that the ‘special appearance’ by martial arts superstar Jackie Chan would
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Exclusive: Shaolin Clip!

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Exclusive: Shaolin Clip!
As feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin Temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. General Hou (Andy Lau) has caused much of this mess with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians.

When Hao is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man (Nicholas Tse), he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks (including Jackie Chan) at their hidden mountain temple. As the days pass, he finds himself more and more at ease as he learns the ways of peace, and begins to release his hatred through Martial Zen. But Cao is not far behind, and war soon reaches the temple, where the monks are ready to fight back with their unstoppable Shaolin Kung Fu.

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Shaolin Trailer

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Shaolin Trailer
Benny Chan directs Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, and Hong Kong legend Jackie Chan in the new action drama Shaolin, which finds a fallen general teaming up with a group of monks to protect a sacred temple. Well Go USA and Variance Films has released the first trailer and poster from this modern day kung fu epic, which you can check out below.

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Shaolin comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Bingbing Fan, Jackie Chan, Jacky Wu, Yu Xing, Xin Xin Xiong. The film is directed by Benny Chan.
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Shaolin movie trailer, poster and images

Check out the new movie trailer, poster and images from Shaolin, starring Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse with a special appearance by Jackie Chan! The action drama from Well Go USA and Variance Films, opens on September 9th, under the direction of Benny Chan, who helms from his own screenplay. Also in the cast of Shaolin are Bingbing Fan, Jacky Wu, Xu Xing and Xin Xin Xiong. In Shaolin, as feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin Temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. General Hou (Andy Lau, Warlords, House of Flying Daggers) has caused much of this mess with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians.
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Shaolin movie trailer, poster and images

Check out the new movie trailer, poster and images from Shaolin, starring Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse with a special appearance by Jackie Chan! The action drama from Well Go USA and Variance Films, opens on September 9th, under the direction of Benny Chan, who helms from his own screenplay. Also in the cast of Shaolin are Bingbing Fan, Jacky Wu, Xu Xing and Xin Xin Xiong. In Shaolin, as feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin Temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. General Hou (Andy Lau, Warlords, House of Flying Daggers) has caused much of this mess with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians.
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Shaolin movie trailer, poster and images

Check out the new movie trailer, poster and images from Shaolin, starring Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse with a special appearance by Jackie Chan! The action drama from Well Go USA and Variance Films, opens on September 9th, under the direction of Benny Chan, who helms from his own screenplay. Also in the cast of Shaolin are Bingbing Fan, Jacky Wu, Xu Xing and Xin Xin Xiong. In Shaolin, as feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin Temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. General Hou (Andy Lau, Warlords, House of Flying Daggers) has caused much of this mess with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians.
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Eight Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes for Benny Chan’s Shaolin

This is easily the best news I’ve heard all week. Since Benny Chan’s martial arts epic “Shaolin” is rapidly approaching its release date in China — no word as to when, precisely, the film will assault the rest of the globe — the folks over at Golden Village have posted eight snazzy behind-the-scenes featurettes for you to enjoy. Each video runs at approximately two minutes, and none of them have English subtitles, but it’s still pretty cool to see what goes down on the other side of the camera. Anyone who has been following this flick as closely as I have should, in theory, be pumped about checking them out. If not, that’s okay, too. Sometimes the martial arts geek living under my skin gets a little too excited about these things. “Shaolin”, which stars Andy Lau, Nicolas Tse, Fan Bing Bing, Wu Jing, Xiong Xin Xin, Xing Yu and Jackie Chan,
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Dennis Law Brings The Kung Fu Horror Comedy With Vampire Warriors

Give director Dennis Law this much: while his last few films haven't actually been particularly good, the man knows how to cut an entertaining trailer. And he's at it again with his latest, the kung fu horror comedy Vampire Warriors.

Starring Jiang Lu Xia, Yuen Wah, Chrissie Chau, Chin Siu Ho, Pinky Cheung, and Xiong Xin Xin - many of them Law regulars - this one is looking to tap into that classic mid eighties vibe, when these sorts of intentional b films were a major part of Hong Kong's film output. And, true to the spirit of that age, the trailer for this has a bit of everything: kung fu, blood letting, goofy comedy and, heck, even a bit of lesbianism. Check it out below!
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Trailer for Dennis Law's Bad Blood

A trailer for Dennis Law's triad actioner Bad Blood has been added to the official site.  The main cast include Simon Yam, Bernice Liu (The King of Fighters), Andy On and raising action heroine Lu Xia Jiang (Coweb).  Nicky Li who has collaborated with Law previously as the fight choreographer in Fatal Move and Fatal Contact returns again.  Unlike Fatal Move, this film is rated Category Iib so the graphic violence may have been toned down.

When the boss of a ruling Hong Kong triad is arrested and executed in China for counterfeiting money, mayhem ensues as the mob's leading contenders circle the throne.

Will it be tough guy Funky (Simon Yam)? The boss' daughter Audrey (Bernice Liu)? The strange mute Dumby (Lu Xia Jiang)? The quiet achiever Calf (Andy On)? Or the power hungry senior officers Hung (Kenneth Low), Kong (Xin Xin Xiong) and Zen (Wai Man Chan
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Coweb review

A first time director, but one who’s a long-time veteran from behind the scenes of Hong Kong cinema’s golden age. An up-and-coming star cherry-picked by a living legend. A plot looking back to some of the all-time classic martial arts movies – so why exactly is Xin Xin Xiong’s Coweb still yet to see a release outside mainland China? Read on after the break.
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Seven Swords

In 17th century feudal china fear of uprising has led to an imperial edict calling for the practice of martial arts by citizens to be outlawed. Anybody found to be breaking this law will be punished by decapitation and a bounty will be paid for their head.. However the constant threat of bandit raids has lead many villagers to learn martial arts as a way of defending their crops and homes. “Fire Wind” a former commander of the last regime, who has become a warlord, takes the opportunity to make his fortune. With his three thousand strong army and assortment of vicious lieutenants he begins to slaughter those inhabiting villages where the martial arts are known to be practiced. However it’s not just martial arts practitioners who loose their heads when Fire Wind comes to town. No one is safe from the slaughter, including women, children, and the elderly.
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Fresh Fight Reel From Xiong Xin Xin’s Coweb!

We’ve been tracking the progress of Xiong Xin Xin’s upcoming martial arts film Coweb for a good long time now, drawn in both by the fact that it is Xiong’s directorial debut after a long career as a performer and also because it marks the feature debut of star Jiang Luxia, a female finalist on Jackie Chan’s martial arts reality show The Disciple. I caught a good chunk of this in Berlin and let me tell you: Jiang is the real thing, this girl can fight. And now you can see exactly that for yourself since Mark Pollard over at Kung Fu Cinema has gone and dug up a brand new fight rule from the film. Check it out along with the trailer below the break!

Newcomer 蒋露霞 Jiang Luxia, a finalist of The Disciple reality TV show, plays the lead role as Guangdong wushu coach
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2009: Year of the Chick Fight!  First Proper Trailer For Xiong Xin Xin’s Coweb!

Thailand’s Chocolate and Denmark’s Fighter opened the flood gates for a female-fronted martial arts revival in 2008 and the gates show no sign of closing any time soon. Coming in 2009 are Japan’s High Kick Girl and Hong Kong’s Coweb, the common thread between the films being that all feature first time actresses who are real life fighters and do all of their own fight and stunt work.

Coweb marks the directorial debut of Xiong Xin Xin, a familiar name to martial arts fans around the globe thanks to his acting role as Clubfoot in the Once Upon A Time In China films. Xiong has been absent from the screen for a while now but that’s only because he’s been busy working as a fight choreographer and now as a director. The star? Jiang Luxia, who was spotted on the Hong Kong martial art reality show The Disciple,
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Clubfoot makes a movie! Xiong Xin Xin directs first his Ma film ‘Coweb’!

There is one thing that the world can never have enough of and that is martial arts movies with female leads. Thank the maker that there is another project on the horizon as we await the arrival of Coweb. What is even more shocking is that Coweb marks the directorial debut of Xiong Xin Xin, our beloved Clubfoot from the Once Upon A Time in China [and in America] movies. Holy crap, it took this long for him to get his own project? He was everywhere in the 90s and just sort of slipped out of the picture in the new millennium. Production of his debut began back in May, has already wrapped up the shoot and in is post. Expect to hear and see more about this film near the end of the year.

I digress, what is Coweb about? Newcomer 蒋露霞 Jiang Luxia, a finalist of The Disciple reality TV show,
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