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thechoson

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"Hero"
« on: August 16, 2004, 09:52:19 PM »
Anyone looking forward to this movie? I love these sprawling Chinese epics, and Jet Li is one bad mofo

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Re: "Hero"
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2004, 09:56:16 PM »
It's gonna be awesome.  My bf and I can't wait till it comes out!!

Ginatio

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Re: "Hero"
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2004, 09:56:44 PM »
It's a Tarantino movie... how Chinese could it be?  :-\

it does look awesome though

thechoson

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Re: "Hero"
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2004, 09:57:45 PM »
My dumb @#!* self forgot the most important thing

Zhang Zi Yi, the hottest Asian on the planet bar none, is in this movie

NYKnicks

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Re: "Hero"
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2004, 09:59:30 PM »
Thats the reason I'm seeing it, plus Jet Li's representing all the short Chinese men out there.

Zhang Zi Yi, the hottest Asian on the planet bar none, is in this movie

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Re: "Hero"
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2004, 10:05:42 PM »
It's a Tarantino movie... how Chinese could it be?  :-\

it does look awesome though

Tarantino?

More like Zhang Yimou, the dude that directed "farewell my comcubine".


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Re: "Hero"
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2004, 10:06:24 PM »
Actually, it is directed by Zhang Yimou.  Quentin Tarantino only produced it ...
read here:

Miramax, the distributor, apparently cut out 20 minutes from the movie because they found that part to be "too Asian and confusing" for western audiences. Then-Miramax honcho Harvey Weinstein made a deal with Quentin Tarantino that he'd release the film uncut if Tarantino would allow a "Quentin Tarantino Presents" tag at the beginning of the film. Tarantino agreed.

More info from IMDB:

In the flashbacks, the characters' costumes go from red (imagination) to blue (perceived reality) to white (truth). In the final flashback, the costumes are green (enlightenment/peace).

Jet Li agreed to a pay cut so he could be in the movie.

This movie is the most expensive Chinese movie to date.

Miramax originally acquired the U.S. distribution rights in 2002 after the film's huge success in Asia. The film never materialized. Unable to find an official U.S. version, the film has gained a cult following in the States via "official" copies of the DVD from other countries.

Jackie Chan was offered the role of the King but it turned down


It's a Tarantino movie... how Chinese could it be?  :-\

it does look awesome though

thechoson

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Re: "Hero"
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2004, 10:23:01 PM »
Thats the reason I'm seeing it, plus Jet Li's representing all the short Chinese men out there.

Zhang Zi Yi, the hottest Asian on the planet bar none, is in this movie

you are short? can't tell

NYKnicks

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Re: "Hero"
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2004, 10:57:32 PM »
f-in 5'7...damn me for playing all the tall guy sports too.


you are short? can't tell

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Re: "Hero"
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2004, 11:00:08 PM »
Actually, it is directed by Zhang Yimou.  Quentin Tarantino only produced it ...
read here:

Miramax, the distributor, apparently cut out 20 minutes from the movie because they found that part to be "too Asian and confusing" for western audiences. Then-Miramax honcho Harvey Weinstein made a deal with Quentin Tarantino that he'd release the film uncut if Tarantino would allow a "Quentin Tarantino Presents" tag at the beginning of the film. Tarantino agreed.

More info from IMDB:

In the flashbacks, the characters' costumes go from red (imagination) to blue (perceived reality) to white (truth). In the final flashback, the costumes are green (enlightenment/peace).

Jet Li agreed to a pay cut so he could be in the movie.

This movie is the most expensive Chinese movie to date.

Miramax originally acquired the U.S. distribution rights in 2002 after the film's huge success in Asia. The film never materialized. Unable to find an official U.S. version, the film has gained a cult following in the States via "official" copies of the DVD from other countries.

Jackie Chan was offered the role of the King but it turned down


It's a Tarantino movie... how Chinese could it be?  :-\

it does look awesome though


Interesting. Didn't know the full story behind Tarantino's involvement. Regardless of what you think of his OWN movies, at least he has good taste in other people's movies.