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Re: Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:00 pm
by Unregistered(d)
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Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:58 pm
by hengcs

Of all the Chinese films, I think this is the one that I anticipate the most ...

Director: Chen Kaige
Cast: Jang Dong Kun, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung, Nicholas Tse, Liu Ye, Chen Hong

The tagline is "3,000 years ago in the future ..."

Synopsis ... about a slave (Jang), a princess (Cheung), a duke (Tse) and a general (Sanada) who clash, driven by intense passions and their search for true love.

Re: Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:59 pm
by hengcs
Hi Trevor,
I am not sure what happened to your post ...
maybe you could repost ...

Re: Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:32 pm
by trevor826
Now that's scary, the last thing we need is for posts to disappear again.

All I wanted to know was why you were so enthusiastic about this film?

I haven't been that impressed with the last couple of Chen Kaige films I've seen.

Cheers Trev.

Re: Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:46 am
by hengcs
It seems likely that this film will be the submission for Oscar 2006 ...

The synopsis (in English)

The gallery

The official website (in Chinese) has been launched, though it still does not have any trailers yet.

For the flash, the words in Chinese (after the film title) read ...

... Destiny/Fate
... Love
... Freedom
... They always get what they want
... But they do not have freedom
... They dare to hate but not to love
... But they can't help loving each other
... Love, can it change destiny/fate ...

Re: Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:33 am
by hengcs
It is confirmed, it will be submitted to Oscar !

The official poster!
click here

I actually like this one better ... to be used in Hong Kong
click here

Re: Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:16 am
by hengcs

The Japanese version


Re: Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:16 am
by hengcs

The much anticipated trailer (in Japanese)

Re: Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:40 am
by hengcs

Now the HK version

Re: Wu Ji (The Promise) (2005) (HK/China)

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:57 am
by hengcs

oh no ... I can't believe this latest news ...

What's in a name?

I would say A LOT!!!

The Weinstein Company has CHANGED the international English title of Chen Kaige's "The Promise" to "Master of the Crimson Armor" for the american audience ... oh no!!!

The essence/mystery/poetic feel/conciseness in the original title has been totally lost ... sigh ...

Can someone please kindly write to them to appeal ...?