Sunday, April 10, 2011

Posters For A Chinese Fairy Tale The Remake Of A Chinese Ghost Story

I'm genuinely starting to get excited about this movie now, as its release gets ever closer more promotional posters have appeared, and they look really cool. If you want to see the trailer and stills check here







I particularly like the second, fourth and sixth ones. Not long to wait now at least if you are in China or Hong Kong!

8 comments:

Diana said...

I like the posters as well, my fav would be the 4th one. This is the remake of "Chinese Ghost Story," right? If not, my comments are totally off. I loved Leslie and Joey in that but by time I saw it the special effects seemed especially outdated and downright awful. So I am curious how they have updated it.

A hero never dies said...

Thats right Diana, I'm hoping for the effects to be practical where ever possible, and not just a CG overload. The story is pretty timeless and should hold up fine, hopefully!

Marvel Comic Universe said...

Really cant wait to watch the movie looks awesome. Definately Following


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Daniel Thomas said...

well, i'm flying out next week and i'm looking forward to seeing it on the big screen...

wilson yip has been putting together a pretty decent run of films and he definitely seems to be from the 'less is more' school, when it comes to cgi which is a good thing.

now, do i also go and see 'sex and zen' in 3d? ;)

A hero never dies said...

Yeah, I was unsure to start with, probably as watched A Chinese ghost story recently, but as I've seen more it looks like it could be really good.

As for Sex and zen, you HAVE to, don't you?

Anonymous said...

I really don't know about this. The original Chinese Ghost Story was a Hong Kong classic that is hard to compare to. I hope this is not be some poorly conceived rehash that will stain the classic.

Yip seems to be a decent director with the Ip man series, but this film distributor(and investor), Golden Sun films, don't have a great track record in making great movies. Anyone can go to their website and see many of their flicks were low-grade exploitation flicks, with only 1 or 2 decent film in between. Even with a bigger budget or cgi, this can still be a poor film if the script and characters aren't up to standard. After all, the 1987 Chinese Ghost story realy stood out for it's convincing love story. The rest of the action was just icing on the cake. I hope Yip can pull this off.

Anonymous said...

Also, note that Golden Sun films also produced "Painted Skin", another big budgeted supernatural Chinese flick. The box office return was decent but the critic reviews were less then stellar. All the money and cgi in the world can't save a movie if it is poor to begin with. (Golden Sun seems to think otherwise, that cgi and budget can replace a poor script, that the audience will ignore the glaring potholes in a film) I hope I will be wrong about my fears on this Chinese "fairy tale" but since the 1987 Chinese ghost story was such a classic, I dont want my memory of it to be ruined by a subpar remake.

A hero never dies said...

Hi Anonymous, I understand all your reservations, I still have them too, but I'm trying to be optimistic here for a change! As I said I'm hoping they don't use too much cgi, even when its done well it tends to be overused and if its done badly, nothing takes you out of a movie quicker.

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