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Xing Yu Battles Deadly Cult In The Wrath Of Vajra Promo

At the Hong Kong Filmart today, Golden Network Asia Limited held a press conference to unveil the promo for The Wrath Of Vajra, a martial arts film from the producers behind the Painted Skin series. This marks Xing Yu's (aka Shi Yanneng) lead debut, and is being called China's answer to Rambo. The former Shaolin monk-turned-actor previously had supporting roles showcasing his martial arts talents in Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin and Flash Point.According to director Law Wing Cheong, who is currently helming The Iceman Cometh with Donnie Yen, the film will explore themes of cultural pride and present a Chinese hero possessing a strong sense of justice and an indomitable spirit.  On the martial arts scenes, Cheong claims to revive a more realistic style than the recent...

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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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UK trailer for Benny Chan’s ‘Shaolin’

Cine Asia have released a brand new UK trailer for their DVD and Blu-ray release of Shaolin, Benny Chan’s “homage” to the 1982 kung-fu classic The Shaolin Temple, which stars Andy Lau and Nicolas Tse and features a special appearance by the legend that is Jackie Chan.

China’s last imperial Dynasty has fallen and a ruthless warlord (Andy Lau, House of the Flying Daggers) amasses a vast fortune through the violent subjugation of his people. Faced with a brutal betrayal, he runs for his life, seeking redemption in the fabled Shaolin Temple. When his enemies discover his location, he must stand with his new brothers and fight his life’s greatest battle…

Cine Asia release Shaolin on 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray on September 12th 2011.
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Cine Asia Brings Shaolin To UK Blu-ray/DVD 12th September

Our friends at Cine Asia in the UK are bringing one of the most action packed kung-fu films in recent years to Blu-ray and DVD this September 12th.  Benny Chan's Shaolin makes it's UK debut in just a few weeks, and to promote this release, Cine Asia have come up with a really outstanding trailer.  It isn't something that every company does, but Cine Asia's trailers for their home video releases are really great, and I wish more companies would go this route.  Shaolin is a pretty damned entertaining film that I was able to catch at Affd a few weeks back.  There is some solid acting from Andy Lau, Nicolas Tse, and Wu Jing, as well as a nice extended cameo from Jackie Chan...
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New Trailer for ‘Shaolin’ Filled With Ass-Kicking Action, Shaved Heads, and a Shovel-Wielding Jackie Chan

These days when people think of monks the image that comes to mind invariably falls into one of two categories. Some imagine docile men in robes chanting Gregorian tunes, and others probably picture Tony Shalhoub washing his hands. But once upon a time monks did far more than sell millions of cds and/or solve crimes. Once upon a time they used their meditative, agricultural, and martial arts skills to stand up against tyranny. Or maybe they didn’t. I have no clue in the matter, but if the trailer for the recent blockbuster, Shaolin, has any truth to it these men were bad ass mothers when push came to shove. The film is set in the 1920′s after China’s last imperial Dynasty has come to an end. Warlords control the land, and none are more ruthless than Hoe Jie (Andy Lau), but when he’s betrayed by one of his own and left with nothing
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Film Junk Poll: What is the Best Jackie Chan Movie?

With the recent release of the trailer for Shaolin, a movie that features Jackie Chan in a supporting role, it served as a reminder that he is supposedly on the verge of retirement and that his finest days are now no doubt behind him. The good news is that he has left us with quite a few martial arts masterpieces that will never get old (many of which I still have yet to see), so for this week's poll I thought it would be a good chance to re-examine his work, discuss our favourites, and maybe even come to a consensus on what his best film is. So what would you pick as Jackie Chan's finest moment? Do you prefer his gritty early work or his more comedic action films? Cast your vote in this week's poll and then sound off in the comments below. Online Surveys & Market Research

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Shaolin Trailer Starring Andy Lau and Jackie Chan

It's a bit hard to believe that with so many martial arts movies involving Shaolin monks over the years, there has never been one that is called simply Shaolin (at least, not in North America, anyway). So now, in the year 2011, here it is! Shaolin is a period action film set in the warlord era of early Republican China. Andy Lau plays a warlord who is eventually forced to take refuge within a Shaolin Temple after his family is murdered. He decides to become a monk himself but he puts the monkhood at risk when his enemies eventually track him down and mount an attack on the Temple. Nicolas Tse (New Police Story, The Promise) also co-stars, along with Jackie Chan who plays Wudao, the monk cook. It's a bit unclear if Jackie Chan really takes part in much of the action, but I suppose having his name on the
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New Domestic Trailer For Shaolin

Well Go USA & Variance Films has released a movie trailer for Kung Fu movie Shaolin, starring Andy Lau (House of Flying Daggers, Warlords), Nicholas Tse (The Promise, Bodyguards & Assassins), and Jackie Chan (The Forbidden Kingdom,The Spy Next Door, The Karate Kid).

Along with the trailer there is the poster and synopsis for the film.

By caring for the wounded and protecting the weak and poor, the Monks of the Shaolin Temple have to calm the chaos caused by rival warlords who battle to increase the extent of their power in Shaolin, in particular General Hou (Lau) whose brutality is so blind that it is often unleashed on innocent civilians instead of just soldiers. Hao has to seek assylum at the monks’ temple, hidden in the mountains, when another general, Cao Man (Tse) double-crosses him, and there he begins to understand peace while the practice of Martial Zen dispels his hatred.
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This Week In Trailers: Weekend, To Live & Ride In L.A., Mozart’s Sister, Death In Arizona, Shaolin

This Week In Trailers: Weekend, To Live & Ride In L.A., Mozart’s Sister, Death In Arizona, Shaolin
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? Shaolin Trailer Even directors like Benny Chan deserve a break. Seeing how Jackie Chan's Who Am I? and Robin-b-Hood had about as much punch
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New Trailer for Martial Arts Epic Shaolin Starring Jackie Chan

In addition to Jackie Chan's success in Hollywood, the martial arts actor has continued to make movies in his native Hong Kong, and his latest, Shaolin, is a reunion with his New Police Story co-star Nicholas Tse and director Benny Chan.

Set during the early era of the Republic of China, Shaolin follows an arrogant warlord (Andy Lau) who conquers the township of Dengfeng, only to be betrayed by his sworn brother (Lau) and seeks refuge in a Shaolin temple he once denounced. Chan plays a monk in the temple.

After opening at the top of the box office in Hong Kong in January, Shaolin will finally see release in the U.S. this September from Well Go USA Entertainment, who have released a new, action-packed trailer for the movie.

Next Showing: Shaolin opens September 9

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Fabulous Us Trailer For Benny Chan's Shaolin

Gotta hand it to Well Go USA. When it comes to bringing the best of Asian action film to Us audiences I don't think anybody does it better these days.The latest picture to get the Well Go treatment is Benny Chan's gorgeous martial arts action picture Shaolin. With an all star cast anchored by Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Wu Jing and Jackie Chan this one is a must for martial arts fans and they'll be getting the chance to see it on the big screen when it begins is limited theatrical release on September 9th.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...
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‘Shaolin’ Trailer: Betrayal, Redemption, & Butt-Kickin’ Shaolin Monks

Jackie Chan will be back on the big screen and playing a deadly Shaolin monk in this year’s foreign-language martial arts epic, Shaolin. Well, sort of.

Although Chan makes a prominent appearance in the Shaolin trailer, the real star of the film is Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs) as the Chinese warlord General Hou. All the same, it’s another good move on Chan’s part after his appearance in last year’s Karate Kid remake and his upcoming role in the historical drama 1911 (we’ll pretend The Spy Next Door never happened).

Shaolin (a.k.a. The New Shaolin Temple) is actually an “updated” version (remake?) of Jet Li’s 1982 film debut, The Shaolin Temple. Benny Chan (New Police Story, Robin-b-Hood) served as director on Shaolin, which takes place during the Warlord Era (1916-1928) of early Republican China.

Here is the official synopsis for Shaolin:

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Shaolin Trailer

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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The Trailer, Poster and Photos for Shaolin

ComingSoon.net has received the trailer, poster and photos for director Benny Chan's action-adventure Shaolin , opening on September 9 and starring Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Fan Bingbing and Jackie Chan. You can watch the trailer below the synopsis and view a bigger version of the poster and images by clicking here ! 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. The young general Hao Jie (Andy Lau from "Warlords" and "Infernal Affairs") 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...
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Jackie Chan's Shaolin Trailer

Today we have the trailer for "Shaolin," starring Jackie Chan (Rush Hour), Andy Lau (House of Flying Daggers), and Nicholas Tse (Shaolin Soccer). The film is set to get a limited release on September 9th. Check out the trailer below. Plot: 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 (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 (Tse), he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks (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.
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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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First Trailer For Epic Shaolin With Jackie Chan

China has such an incredible history it's no surprise that so many of their films operate on such an epic scale. From dynastic rule dating back to 207o BC to the Cultural Revolution in the mid-21st century, it all provides an incredible backdrop for any story a filmmaker wants to tell. It also doesn't hurt to have a society that includes the always awesome Shaolin Monks. The first trailer for Benny Chan's Shaolin has arrived online. Set during China's warlord era, General Hao Jie (Andy Lau) is successfully leading a military campaign across China when he is betrayed and his deputy (Nicholas Tse) tries to have him killed. Taking shelter in a Shaolin temple, Hao Jie begins to train as one of them. When the warlords come to take the temple, however, the hero is forced to fight back. Check out the trailer below.
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Shaolin Trailer And Images

Coming to theaters and movies on demand September 9th, Shaolin looks about as good as anything I've seen in the martial arts genre in quite some time. That may be because it's something like an accidental martial arts film, if that makes any sense, in that it focuses on people who happen to know martial arts, rather than being a story crafted to create excuses for action.

Of course, that might just be how it seems at the moment, but the trailer certainly paints a welcoming picture.

Check out some info on this one, plus the trailer and some images. Let me know what you think.

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
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Watch: Awesome Trailer for 'Shaolin' Starring Andy Lau & Jackie Chan

Protect the Temple! Well Go USA & Variance Films have debuted the official Us trailer for Shaolin, a kung fu action drama from director Benny Chan (New Police Story, Robin-b-Hood) starring quite a kick ass cast: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Fan Bingbing and even Jackie Chan. The rather expansive story follows a ruthless General Hou (Lau) who must take shelter at a Shaolin temple, then begins to learn their ways, but of course the past inevitably always catches up. I honestly hadn't heard of this before, but it kicks ass and I really want to see it! Just looks like an awesome film with some great action, I need to see it! Check this out. Watch the official Us trailer for Benny Chan's Shaolin, also available in HD over on Apple: In a land torn by strife, the righteous Shaolin monks stand as a beacon of hope for the oppressed masses.
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U.S. Trailer for Andy Lau and Jackie Chan’s Shaolin

If you’re looking for a recommendation, I would probably not recommend Benny Chan’s “Shaolin”. It has its decent parts, but there are some incredibly cringe-inducing moments throughout. The martial arts action is fine, but not overly outstanding. But since there’s so few chances to see big-time Hong Kong action movies on the big screen in the States, it might be worth it just for that. In any case, Variance Films and Well Go USA have now released an official U.S. trailer for the film. Check it out below. (You can also read my full review of the film if you’re so inclined.) 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
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