Shaolin Soccer

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Shaolin Soccer

Postby thegreatken1 » Wed Jan 02, 2002 3:09 pm

Last Saturday I saw a cool Chinese movie called "Shaolin Soccer". Somebody brought over a DVD of it. It is a box-office success in Hong Kong, and it's coming to the American cinemas this spring.
The movie is about a down-on-his-luck soccer legend who trains a soccer team (who uses Shaolin Kung Fu) to go against his evil brother's team in the championship. It is quite funny and the special effects are great.
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Re: Shaolin Soccer

Postby KC.Woman » Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:33 am

I have the Hong Kong version of "Shaolin Soccer", which I purchased from www.sensasian.com.

The rights to the film have been purchased by Disney, and is longer available from American Hong Kong DVD sites like HKFlix* and Poker Industries.

If their treatment of "Shaolin Soccer is anything like their treatment of "Jackie Chan's Project A", you can expect the DVD to be dubbed badly, have 15 to 20 minutes of the film edited out, and the original score missing.

Concerned? Check out what is going on at the www.cityonfire.com forum. We are mounting a campaign to let Disney (including Dimension, Buena Vista, and Miramax, it's subsidiaries) know that these practices are unacceptable.

*posted at the HKFlix site:

"URGENT NOTE: According to Disney, who claims exclusive North American distribution rights to this film, it is a violation of United States law for any North America-based company to sell this title. Any such competitors of ours selling this title are doing so in violation of U.S. law. We are as unhappy about this as you, and we thank you in advance for your continued support of HKFlix.com.

Please note that many people make an argument that "Disney only owns the rights to the English version", or "... only for their own edited version". This argument is nothing more than a thin excuse to continue selling imports. Anyone who had actually read Disney's contracts with the overseas film studios would know that Disney owns the rights to all versions of the film; and it is up to them how they release it here. It doesn't matter if Disney edits or dubs a film, that is up to them, and they still retain rights to all versions sold in this country."

I'll post the list of DVDs that have been effected by this Disney edict in another thread.

Sherry

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Re: Shaolin Soccer

Postby KC.Woman » Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:42 am

Former Mega Star DVDs which fall under the above:

BULLET IN THE HEAD
A CHINESE GHOST STORY 1, 2, and 3
DREAM LOVERS
PEKING OPERA BLUES
POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP
SWORDSMAN


Former Universe DVDs that fall under the above

CITY ON FIRE
DRAGON LORD
DRAGONS FOREVER
EASY MONEY
EXECUTIONERS
FLAMING BROTHERS
FONG SAI YUK 1 and 2
HEROIC TRIO
LAST HERO IN CHINA
PRISON ON FIRE 1 and 2
PURPLE STORM
SHAOLIN SOCCER
THE MASTER
TIGER CAGE
TIGER ON BEAT
TRIADS: THE INSIDE STORY
TWIN DRAGONS
TWINKLE TWINKLE LUCKY STARS
WONDER SEVEN
YES, MADAM

Former Mei Ah DVDs that fall under the above:

A FIGHTER'S BLUES
GOD OF GAMBLERS
GOD OF GAMBLERS' RETURN
HANDSOME SIBLINGS
MY FATHER IS A HERO
SHAOLIN TEMPLE 2: KIDS FROM SHAOLIN
SWORDSMAN 2







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Re: Shaolin Soccer

Postby thegreatken1 » Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:33 am

I hate Disney and AOL Time Warner's exploitation of Hong Kong Cinema. Did you see how bad the dubbing is in "Rumble in the Bronx" and the Police Story series?
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Re: Shaolin Soccer

Postby KC.Woman » Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:24 pm

We're mad as hell and we'e not going to take it anymore! (paraphrasing Peter Finch in "Network" - an Academy Award winning performance)

Check out the forum at http://www.cityonfire.com/

Sherry
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Re: Shaolin Soccer

Postby KC.Woman » Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:39 pm

[B]Disney[/B] email

[url]http://disney.go.com/Mail/Disneycom/[/url]

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[B]Miramax[/B] email and website

Email- [email]webmaster@miramax-mail.com[/email]

[B]Note: Consider keying in Harvey (Scissorhands) Weinstein's and/or Bob Weinstein's names in the subject line[/B]

Website - [url]http://www.miramax.com[/url]

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[B]Walt Disney Home Entertainment[/B]
Attn. Consumer Relations
3rd Floor
111 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956
(800) 723-4763 - [B]FREE call!![/B]

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Gil Gagnon, V.P. Post Production Services
[B]Buena Vista Home Entertainment[/B]
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

GIL GAGNON NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF POST PRODUCTION SERVICES FOR THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
Buena Vista Post Production Services is based at The Walt Disney Studios...

POST PRODUCTION INCLUDES

[B]Dubbing[/B]
ADR
Foley
[B]Editorial[/B]
Projection/AV
Sound Transfer, Video Mixing, and Telecine
Imaging

**********************************

More to follow as I find them.

Sherry
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Re: Shaolin Soccer

Postby KC.Woman » Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:40 pm

so much for HTML coding....... :)
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Re: Shaolin Soccer

Postby KC.Woman » Thu Jan 10, 2002 11:00 am

Looks like Stephen Chow won!! The movie will not be English-dubbed:

Release Date: April 5th, 2002

Hong Kong Release: August, 2001

Title Note: (1/5/02) Known as Shaolin Soccer in Asia, Miramax is changing the title to Kung Fu Soccer for the USA release.

Language: Cantonese with English subtitles. Title translates as Siu Lam Juk Kau.

Page Updated: 1/5/02

http://www.upcomingmovies.com/shaolinsoccer.html

Someone on another board respond this post by saying that he had gone to the test screening, and that it was indeed subtitled.

Sherry
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