Spectacular Trailer for 'Flying Swords of Dragon Gate' 3D with Jet Li
"Thrust together by forces of nature… ripped apart by greed… a fortune awaits to anyone that survives… Dragon Gate." Hot damn, this looks crazy. There's a new trailer out for a kung fu martial arts epic that goes by the lengthy title The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, starring Jet Li as Chow Wai On. If you love martial arts, anything, you've got to see this. Directed by Hark Tsui of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, the focus is on the 3D, and they really go all out. The quotes are from trades reviews, as this premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and opened around the world last year. But it still looks damn fun.
Flying Sword of Dragon Gate, written & directed by Hark Tsui, picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper Jade vanished (inspired by Tsui's 1992 film Dragon Inn). A new gang of marauders had taken over: innkeepers by day, and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the rumored location of a lost city buried under the desert and its hidden treasure would only be revealed by a gigantic storm every sixty years. The gang used the inn as a front to locate the lost treasure. Indomina is bringing Flying Sword in 3D to IMAX theaters on August 31st coming up. How'd it look?
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
uhhmmmmmm hmmmmm seems a lot like True Legend, even has the same actor, looks fun but definitely not showcasing a whole lot of martial arts, more like special effects with clever editing (which can be awesome too, lol)
Daniel Vu Tran on Aug 2, 2012
The guy got "boxed" literally in the end. Hahaha. The stunts are spectacular! but the effects are as bad as Snow White and The Huntsman.
Tey on Aug 2, 2012
I've never heard 3d effects be described as 'terrific' before. I'd have been going crazy for this film when I was 10.
Carpola on Aug 2, 2012
ill see it because i love movies like this, but not in 3D.
DoomCanoe on Aug 2, 2012
I'm always down for some Jet Li... but there is so muching effing CG that looks super terrible.
Charles Oosterhouse on Aug 2, 2012
I saw this back in December, and it was very entertaining. The 3D is top stuff, seriously, best use of 3D since Avatar! I didn't watch it in IMAX unfortunately, it'll probably be a lot better there.
Arthur Vandelay on Aug 2, 2012
Looks like a mummy movie so allot of fun for me!
Avi Smulders on Aug 3, 2012
How could this trailer possibly be considered "spectacular"? The whole thing made me think of that live-action Dragonball movie mixed with The Last Airbender.
Sean on Aug 3, 2012
The opening narrations sort of made me envision that they would at one point fight a Kung Fu Mummy played by Jacky Chan.
Dan Hibiki on Aug 3, 2012
Throw Milla Jovovich in this, and I would've thought this was another resident evil movie. The effects are reeeeeally bad. But i'm sure it'll be a fun Netflix movie for me in the near future 🙂
Danimal on Aug 3, 2012
Another film that would have been so much better had someone opted for more traditional effects over CGI. Wow, a cup just flew at my face, intense. Jet Li's other martial arts films were fucking amazing, and visually breathtaking, when cinematography and choreography helped to tell the story. Pass.
grimjob on Aug 3, 2012
I'm not a fan of 3D.. But this movie makes the exception. I love JET LI. awesome definitely going to check this out!
Chris on Aug 3, 2012
Looks like more wire-fu junk with lousy 3D effects.
rennmaxbeta on Aug 4, 2012
Wait wait wait wait... Who knew you could apply 3D to kung fu action movies... I think shit just got real. And yea some of hte CG looks wack, but come on. This is gonna be pretty cool.
Roderick on Aug 6, 2012
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