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Old 06-19-2017, 02:58 PM   #1
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China Shadow (Yimou Zhang/2018)



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Village Roadshow Pictures Asia offered Asian film fans a sneak peek of Zhang's much anticipated next project, Shadow, at the Shanghai International Film Festival on Monday.

The images released feature four of the film's stars, Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Guan Xiaotong, engaged in moments of poignant drama and artful combat.

Little is officially known about the film's plot so far, but Chinese media has reported that the film is set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220–280). Zhang and Wei Li share writing credits. Zhang's long-running collaborator is lensing the picture. Unlike The Great Wall, the film will be told entirely in Zhang's native Mandarin.

Shadow is co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Le Vision Pictures.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:09 PM   #2
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Back to doing what he does best. Color me excited...
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:18 PM   #3
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Hope it's better than The Not-So-Great Wall.
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Back to doing what he does best. Color me excited...
actually not, what he does best is drama like Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, The Story of Qiu Ju, To Live, and recently Coming Home
but his 3 wuxia films are excellent, too, so I have high hope for this project, after the disappointment of Great Wall
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actually not, what he does best is drama like Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, The Story of Qiu Ju, To Live, and recently Coming Home
but his 3 wuxia films are excellent, too, so I have high hope for this project, after the disappointment of Great Wall
That is the operative word. You referenced his earlier work. I was speaking more or less in terms of the other movie that's been mentioned by others, including yourself.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:42 PM   #6
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If this is as good as The Curse of the Golden Flower, let alone Hero, I'll be pretty happy.
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If this is as good as The Curse of the Golden Flower, let alone Hero, I'll be pretty happy.
I'm with you there. I'm definitely excited by the prospects here.
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Obsessed with that poster!
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:42 AM   #9
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first teaser looks nice

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Split screens? Nice!
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:35 PM   #11
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new trailer
movie is out Sept 30th in China

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That second trailer has me sold.
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Not a fan of that dull grayness, in stark contrast with Yimou's previous colorful, gorgeous martial arts epics, but it looks better than The Great Wall already.

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A bit gutting it just looks so desaturated (I know, I know, it's called Shadow), would have been cool to see him work straight up black and white.
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Variety review.

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The near-monochrome images are the spectacular star of famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou's sumptuous return to form.
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That second trailer has me sold.
Absolutely.

It's funny, because at the beginning of the trailer I was thinking t myself, "Can't they post one with English subs?" Then it occurred to me, "Who cares?!" I mean the visuals are the draw, not what some narrator or character says.
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I don't know anything about the director or his films but that is one handsome poster. Also Cremildo I appreciate you covering smaller films with threads and necroing old interesting discussions. Keep doing you.

Oh its house of flying daggers guy, my bad.
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english subtitles for the first teaser

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It opened in second place in China.


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It received the most nominations at the Golden Horse Awards

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