Worth Watching - Sept 16: First Trailer for Kung Fu Film Champions
Our friends at Twitch have debuted a trailer for a Chinese kung fu movie called Champions. I thought it'd be great to step out of the ordinary today and feature a badass trailer for a kung fu film, especially one that looks this good. The film is about a wushu athlete who takes part in a tournament in order to represent China in a martial arts performance at an Olympic Games so as to win the heart of a girl who is a sprinter. What better way to impress a girl than with some kung fu?! Apparently the film features martial arts styles "ranging from Praying Mantis Boxing through Eagle Claw to Taichi." Maybe this will be awesome?
Watch the first trailer for Champions:
Champions is directed by Chinese filmmaker Tsui Siu Ming and stars Dicky Cheung, Wong Tsui Yu, and Debbie Goh. As far as we know, this doesn't have a US distributor yet, but it's expected to premiere in Asia in November this year. We can expect to hear more about this film after its release overseas, including possibly its eventual appearance here in America. For now, you can find out some more details via Twitch or just start telling you friends all about it and spreading the word. Does it look any good?
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
Not Bad. Great sound effects. Twitch is on point with Asian films and coverage.
Film-Book dot Com on Sep 16, 2008
This reminds me of Mortal Combat, but 1 trillion times more kick ass and better.
AllmightyKeim on Sep 16, 2008
This looks so boring. And I am sick to death of wire-fu.
Woodge on Sep 16, 2008
what the hell hjappened to onb bak guy
scar on Sep 16, 2008
It looks like the billion other martial arts movies. I dont see anything that makes it stand out.
Serafina on Sep 16, 2008
HAHA... hidden passion of mine.. I am in
Dusty on Sep 16, 2008
the trailer reminds me quite a bit of Kung Fu Hustle... although more serious
Janny on Sep 16, 2008
Looks like any other Chinese kung fu movies out there. You can't even tell what the movie is about.
mayhemstudios on Sep 16, 2008
I hate martial arts movies that break the laws of physics. Pass.
Viper on Sep 16, 2008
yous dont know what u are talking about.probally because you have just seen the western edited versions of martial arts movies hitting the west. Dicky Cheung=good actor. Debbie Goh=hot
ced on Sep 16, 2008
Me want it...
FAT on Sep 16, 2008
For really cool info on kung fu masters visit this blog: Kung Fu Masters.
paul on Sep 16, 2008
i live in hong kong and i have heard nothing about it. but it does look cool. nothing ground breaking, and new but hey, we love watching kung fu films over here so bring it on!
jonathan lee on Sep 17, 2008
That is literally one of the worst trailers I have ever seen in my life. The music was down right horrid, as was the editing. I had no idea what the story was, which should be explained through visuals more so than words. Was there anything good about that trailer? At all? I'm not going to check this post again so don't bother replying, but I mean, Jesus Christ I'm speechless.
Keith on Sep 17, 2008
#4 he is coming out with another film.... http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/06/17/worth-watching-june-17-tony-jaas-ong-bak-2-promo-reel/
big r on Sep 17, 2008
for #4 (scar), Tony Jaa is doing Ong Bak 2. I saw the trailer on this website and it looks awesome. As far as this movie goes it looks okay but I have to agree that I'm also tired of wire-fu. Hopefully there's not too much of it.
jevonsj on Oct 1, 2008
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