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Universal Pictures International Entertainment has bought the international blockbuster Chinese Zodiac, also known as CZ12, and will distribute the film in North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom (among other locations) in the upcoming year. This is no doubt great news to Jackie Chan fans in these countries as he both directed and starred in this action film that has already earned $180 million in the Asian box-office. Some will note that this film has already had a limited release through AMC Theatres this last October, however this film will now reach an even greater number of eyes through Universal.
The plot of this films circles around the loss of twelve bronze figures of the Chinese zodiac, whose retrieval Jackie Chan’s character Jc has been tasked with completing. While fulfilling this mission Jc finds himself not only caught up in international intrigue dating as far back as the Second Opium War, »
- Barbara Green
The Jackie Chan we all knew and loved is back in this awesome, action-packed new trailer for his new film CZ12, a.k.a. Armour of God III: Chinese Zodiac. I almost forgot what it was I liked about watching Chan until I saw this trailer and was reminded by his awesomeness. I was like, "Oh yeah! He used to do awesome stunts like that!" It's really cool to see him doing some fun and inventive martial arts work again. It's been awhile. The movie is a sequel to the 1991 film Operation Condor and features Chan reprising his role as Asian Hawk. Here's the synopsis:
Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals which were looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk »
- Joey Paur
After Jackie Chan’s recent films’ such as Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Spy Next Door it’s certainly great to see the king of action return to form in his new film CZ12 which will finally be released very soon.
CZ12 is written and directed by Jackie Chan, the film will serve as the third in a trilogy of action films’ starting with 1987′s Armour Of God and its sequel Operation Condor. The plot will see Chan’s Asian Hawk go on a mission to retrieve the 12 bronze heads of the Chinese zodiac animals in what looks to be an adrenaline-fueled action adventure.
The film has already been released in many territories and is the second highest grossing film in china, no word yet on a UK release date but the film comes out in the Us 18th October so don’t expect to wait too long, you »
- Ben Read
Martial arts icon Jackie Chan returns to the silver screen later this year, writing, directing, producing and starring in the action-adventure CZ12. A new trailer has surfaced for this sequel to Operation Condor, where the multi-hyphenate reprises his role as Asian Hawk, who goes on a mission to recover the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals.
Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals which were looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission.
CZ12 comes to theaters October 18th, 2013 and stars Jackie Chan, Oliver Platt, Caitlin Dechelle, Laura Weissbecker, Steven Dasz, Kenny G, Sang-woo Kwone, Andrew Dasz. The film is directed by Jackie Chan. »
The latest film from Jackie Chan, once called Chinese Zodiac, has been teased for over a year now, and the film is finally coming to theaters later this month. Chan writes, directs and stars in CZ12 which is actually a sequel to his 1991 film Operation Condor, one of the earlier films that got him noticed in the United States. Asian Hawk is back in action to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals which were looted by foreigners in the 1800s. This first Us trailer looks like the old school action we've been missing in blockbusters, and it could be fun. Watch! Here's the first official Us trailer for CZ12 (formerly Chinese Zodiac), originally from Apple: Jackie Chan writes, directs and stars in CZ12 (aka Chinese Zodiac or Armour of God III: Chinese Zodiac), a sequel to the 1991 film »
- Ethan Anderton
Jackie Chan is back on the big screen this year with CZ12 , an action adventure project that he's written, directed, produced and stars in. Check out the film's new trailer in the player below, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers . Also known as Armour of God III: Chinese Zodiac , CZ12 is the sequel to the 1991 film Operation Condor and features Chan reprising his role as Asian Hawk. The movie follows Hawk as he attempts to bring back the bronze head statues of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, which were sacked by the French and British armies from the imperial Summer Palace in Beijing in 1860. CZ12 hits theaters October 18. »
Hard to believe it’s taken this long to see the light of day there in hi-def, but its good news for Jackie fans, because his 90s classic Operation Condor: Armour Of God II (aka Armour of God II: Operation Condor) is to be released on DVD and first time on Blu-ray in UK. Release date: 14 October. Directed by Jackie Chain himself, who performed all his own stunts, it was regarded as one of the most expensive films at the time. The third instalment of the Armour of God adventures, Chinese Zodiac CZ12 is due for UK release later in the year. Synopsis: Jackie Chan in Operation Condor:Armour Of God II (1991) Global adventurer Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) comes to Europe in search of the ‘Armour of God’, a magical relic from the Crusades. He hopes he can use it to bargain for the freedom of his girlfriend from a deadly cult. »
Mediumrare Entertainment continue their trend of releasing some of the weirdest cult films and TV shows with four films that are making their UK DVD debuts – and two are also getting the Blu-ray treatment too! Check out all the details below. I know I’ll be snapping these up, will you?
Operation Condor: Armour Of God II (1991)
Global adventurer Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) comes to Europe in search of the ‘Armour of God’, a magical relic from the Crusades. He hopes he can use it to bargain for the freedom of his girlfriend from a deadly cult. With his trusty companion (Andy Tam) by his side, his quest takes him from one perilous adventure to another. Directed by Jackie Chain himself, who performed all his own stunts, it was regarded as one of the most expensive films at the time. The third instalment of the Armour of God adventures, »
- Phil Wheat
Operation Condor was a United States–aided effort to crush communism in several South American countries during the 1970s and 1980s. It empowered rightwing military dictatorships that kidnapped, tortured, and killed citizens deemed political dissidents; somewhere between 15,000 and 30,000 such people died during Argentina's Dirty War alone. Young Argentine filmmaker Santiago Mitre's dynamically paced debut feature, The Student—an international festival hit in 2011 only now entering its U.S. theatrical premiere run—studies what can be learned from this period through the contemporary tale of Roque Espinosa (played by wide-eyed Esteban Lamothe), a pensive, aggressive young man attending the University of Buenos Aires. The son of a former leftwing activist faces i »
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