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Chinese Lord of the Rings - too funny!!!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Eric_E, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. Eric_E

    Eric_E Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, I apologize if this has already been posted somewhere and I missed it, but I thought this was just too hilarious!

    This page has some scans from Malaysia's The Star newspaper of an article published on Feb. 9 about which Hong Kong actors and actresses could fill the roles of the Lord of the Rings. It's great!

    Chinese Lord of the Rings
     
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    ThomasC Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    I'd go watch the Chinese version in a heartbeat.
     
  3. John Spencer

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    Actually, if I were to hear of that cast in a LOTR movie, or any movie for that matter, I'd be there in a heartbeat. That's a good cast.
     
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    Cool [​IMG] [​IMG]
    And I would have Wong Kar-Wai to direct [​IMG]
     
  5. Jason GT

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    To John Spencer:

    Have a look at "Hero". Should be out soon on R0 DVD, and has a pretty impressive cast:

    Leung Chiu Wai, Cheung Man Yuk, Zhang Zi Yi, Jet Li.

    To Steven Lay:

    Have a look at "2046". WKW, Cheung Man Yuk, Leung Chiu Wai, Wong Faye, Zhang Ziyi.
     
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    Now the message on the forum is no more. First the bootleg DVD English translation site is taken offline, and now this...
     
  7. John Spencer

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    Oh, don't worry, Jason! I am an avid fan of Asian cinema, and I'm dying to see both Hero and 2046 as soon as I can!
     
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    Coolness [​IMG]

    One thing: do you know what significance "2046" has? It was in ITMFL, and is obviously a title for a WKW movie. I can't think of a "Chinese" reason for this series of numbers.
     
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    From what I understand, the movie is in the year 2046, 50 years after Hong Kong was given to the Chinese. As far as it's relation to ITMFL (the room number where Maggie Cheung's character met with Tony Leung's), all I can remember is that it's supposedly some sort of futuristic version of that setting.
     
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    Hero sucked big time. Even my parents hated it. I left after 15 minutes.
     
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    How does a movie suck if you didn't even stick around to see it?[​IMG]
     
  12. John Spencer

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    Actually, the year 2046 is when China gains control of Hong Kong as an official part of China.
     
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    I believed the chinese government promised 50 years of unchanged policies, so on 2046, 50 years are up, and all hells break loose!???
     
  16. John Spencer

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    Ken's got it.
     
  17. John Thomas

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    So..it is true that "50 years after Hong Kong was given to the Chinese". Just wanted to clear that up. [​IMG]

    It's just that China has to wait the 50 years to enforce their will onto HK. That must be a weird situation.

    Anyhow, back to the movie, I've heard conflicting rumors; that it's about HK 50 years after being handed over to the Chinese and I've heard that idea was scrapped in favor of a more generic "futuristic HK with humans and robots co-existing together". Wong-Kar-Wai seems to be rewriting the script as it's shot. WKW made it mandatory for the main cast to receive training in Chinese martial arts, dance and yoga.. [​IMG]

    Here's some spy shots on set...

    [​IMG] Zhang Ziyi

    [​IMG] Leung Chiu-wai
     

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