Is it only going to be played in NYC???
@knightmedia (well, mainly ):
- Do you have any distributor in france, or do you know if some french channel are interrested in this show (or in other wuxia series) ?
- How much will the "full boxed set of all episodes" cost when avaiable ?
- How did/does the show fare on AZN channel ?
AZN's run was very successful, good viewership and great response. The street date for the first DVD release is October 23rd. This is the first 10 episodes on two DVDs in the first volume set. The suggested retail price is $39.95, and you can also find the set of discs on sale. There are numerous special features on the DVDs and also includes a special collectibles photo insert with synopsis.
We do not yet have distribution for france yet but we are working on it.
We are considering "Pithy Formula." What can anyone tell me about how you like it?
Well , okay - it looks like we can begin on Condor Hero for release next year. There are so many LOCH versions, three that we know of. Programmers here say the original is better, more classic than the newest one, yet the latest version 2003 has biggest young actor names and special effects. Which one do you think is best version?
You should definitely release the 2003 version. Personally, it is the best production of TV series I have seen.
The old '82 version with Barbara Young and Felix Wong. The new one has some interesting effects and better production value but there are a number of problems. First of all Guo Jing is portrayed as retarded rather than just slow and thick. Second, WY....I heard the original mandarin tract, I couldn't figure out if that raspy monotone voice was her or post production screwing up. I was really disappointed becase I enjoyed her bit part as the blind girl in 'Emperor and the Assassin'.Originally Posted by knightmedia
It just lacked a great deal of the chemistry that the original one had. There were a few bits about it that I liked but overall it loses to the '83 version. There are those who liked this version but I think you will find an equal if not greater number of critics.
I was thinking of Return of the Condor Heroes that is scheduled for release in Jan 2006. All the media clips make it look good. I like the fact that the main actors, HXM and LYF have not watched the other versions so their version won't mimick consciously or unconsciously their predecessors.
Still, until the series is seen, no one can really tell.
2003 for sure. It has the production values and is worth the effort to do english subs. Nostalgia for the old versions is nice but the new one deserves the subs.
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I agree that the new LOCH should be done. The age of the 80s version i think will hinder its success.
TristeCoeur on Lady Yang: Someone needs 2 tell her that when u want 2 save people from being killed, u need to hurry the hell up, not play bull#### music & dance around. Her mission failed big time
I couldn't find Blood Cold and Proud Hot at Best Buy, Suncoast, or any other American based store. Has the release been delayed?
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OMG, this is awesome, awesome news.
Finally, my dream have come into fruition; to let the English and non-Chinese speaking audience witness the beauty/drama/action/love/story of chinese wuxia series.
All thanks to Knightmedia and Knight Mediacom International, of course!
Perfect choice, too, as XAJH is one of my fav. series of all time (ROCH '83 being the other one.)
I already have the DVDs in Viet, but I'm gonna wait for the entire set next year.
I would love to watch the whole thing again in its native language.
Make sure you include all the extras from the previous two sets, Knightmedia.
Plus more goodies if possible; that is, if you have any say in the matter.
I cannot friggin' wait for the whole set!
And I completely agree w/ everything Bluegirl has said regarding LOCH '03; Li Yapeng made Guo Jing borderline stupid (he's not the brightest of fellow, but that's mostly because he's usually alongside a character who's regarded as one of the most intelligent JY characters of all time). In this version, he's not average, he's not slow, you're absolutely right, he's just plain retarded.
Speaking of Huang Rong, her wit/knowledge/intelligence is really inconsistent in this. There are times where she couldn't put the most obvious 2 and 2 equation together it's ridiculous.
I was more tolerant of LYP in XAJH, but his performace there still leave a lot to be desired. The guy seemed depressed most of the friggin' time, even though his character is supposed to be opposite of that. And his humorous/playful moments are so phoney it's not even funny. Actually, it is funny, but in a context not what the creators intended. I can't stand the guy at all.
I don't agree with LOCH '03 being subtitled, but if I had to choose between this and the LOCH '82, I'd choose the '03 version just cause the overall "quality" (meaning scenaries, special effects, picture, fight choreography, etc.) are up to date so the non-chinese speaking viewers would probably get more enjoyment out of it (blind assumption on my part, mostly 'cause mainland China shows usually start off really sloooow...)
I'd much prefer TLBB '03 to be the next project in line after XAJH, I'm sure the Asian/wuxia fans would get a kick out of the over-the-top fight scenes and seriously messed up, but interesting plot lines...
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Can someone PLEASE post the theme songs for Xiao Ao Jiang Hu
2001? I guess because the adaptation is kind of old, all the links
to these songs are now dead. Thanks!
I'd go for the 2003 version. The 94 version was entertaining, but lacked a classic feel to it. Although it had the best-looking Huang Rong ever, it was good, but by no means excellent, and would not do justice to the title. It was also let down by a rather mediocre supporting cast (with the odd exception here and there).Originally Posted by knightmedia
LOCH 82 is a classic, and has immense nostalgia value for those of us who grew up in the 80s, but it sadly hasn't aged well at all. One look at the picture quality and you can place it within the correct decade. It had an excellent (until today, unsurpassed) soundtrack and a brilliant cast (which is probbably the main thing in its favour, but it is a very significant thing) but it is let down by some very slow-paced story fillers. While these things added value in the 80s when all of us wanted to see more of our heartthrob idols, they now serve no purpose other than to drag the story unnecessarily. The special effects are obviously a weak point now, although they weren't really overdone in the first place and as such won't really look that bad. Fight choreography wasn't brilliant either, although it was rather good for its time. Finally, the series is in Cantonese, and as such if the Westerners suddenly decide to look for info on Wong Yung or Kok Ching, it's not going to turn up as many leads as it would with Huang Rong/Guo Jing, not to mention you'd have a nightmare with subtitles. If you chose to use a Mandarin dub, then you'd lose out on a lot of charm from these original actors.
LOCH 2003 would hence be the best choice. Modern enough (a bit too modern with regard to wardrobe in several instances, but it's not going to lose points with most audiences), a decent soundtrack (background music is average, but the two themesongs are totally excellent and awesome) and a good pace which is fairly loyal to the novel. In addition, if XAJH does well in the West Guo Jing can ride on Li Yapeng's success as the West seems to accept things from the East much easier if they see familiar faces. LOCH 2003 has some fairly weak characters (notably the four greats aren't that... great) but by and large it's supported well. It's also authentic, with great outdoor scenes, proper Mongolian feel, decent-sized armies and an epic feel to it, while LOCH has weak audio when outdoors are filmed outdoors, a stage-feel when outdoor scenes are filmed in-studio, and in general is let down by the 80s filming technology. While I do like LOCH 82 (and 94), I'd be rather ashamed if I had to display it as a modern ambassador of Chinese wuxia excellence, mainly because of its age and the (by today's standards) low-budget feel to it. This is a chance to awe the West with the class of Chinese wuxia, and from that point of view we can't go wrong with LOCH 2003. You can read our reviews on the site - even with our nitpicks and criticisms of certain things the series still managed to impress.
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I just got the dvd...the englishification of the chinese title is wrong...
on the dvd it says Xiao Ao Jiang Nu when it should be Xiao Ao Jiang Hu
Otherwise, the dvd is pretty kewl...wish it was widescreen though....and i was hoping that the english subs could be toggle on and off..
otherwise..it was pretty kewl...
there was a trailer of the show that I have never seen before...
hopefully they will add the trailer that was shown on AZN in the other volumes...which i thought was really silly but hilarious...
there was also an insert with a synopsis for each of the 10 episodes...
I didn't like this show very much, mainly because it had such a dark atmosphere and the story was so... slow. I didn't think the story was slow when I was reading the book, and when I watched this tv series, it seemed like they dragged it on forever!!!
To some degree, LYP captured the essence LHC, but he was also a bit lacking in some part. A good performance nonetheless. I though Xu Qing's performance was bad, and totally not what RYY is like in the book!! Maybe it is due to the script changes. However the actor who portrayed LPZ, YBQ were awesome!! The actress who played Yue Ling Shan was horrible.
There some good things about this series. The scenery and the fight scenes were absolutely amazing!!! It's such a shame because we don't get fight scenes as good as XAJH these days: intense, fast, real, and not so much computer effects. Wuxia serials nowadays are just people blowing things up.
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I thought Xu Qing did a great job, plus she's cute =]Originally Posted by chicgal
JY liked her as RYY as well, i think he said something bout her being the ideal RYY, in his view.
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