so there planning to make a movie or another series? i won't mind a series since the last one was in 2001. but having takashi as lhc is wrong since he can't fight that well from the movie i've seen him played in, they should use someone that have experience in martial arts.
zhou xun shouldn't be the main lead, shes pretty but she isn't beautiful or have that cunning intelligent evil look if you know what i mean. she could play some other girl.
but seriously i won't mind another series of state of divinity, but please let some other co make it, sorta tired of zjz production after this one. there was too much useless dialogue, bad fight scenes, bad use of cgi, check hsds 09. out of all zjz production this is only one i like.
The new XAJH/Swordsman movie would be produced and directed by Yuen Wo Ping, the director of the upcoming movie, True Legend.
Kaneshiro Takeshi has a good comical acting, at least that's what I see in his past Japanese comedy drama, Golden Bowl and his recent Japanese comedy-adventure movie, K20. I think he'd pull off Linghu Chong character just great.
RYY image in my head is too much Xu Qing, I'm not sure if I'd be able to accept another portrayal by another actress, even if its Zhou Xun, my #1 fave Chinese actress XD
I imagine Zhou Xun would make a decent Yue Lingshan. Not that I see it happening - in movies she's in, she's almost always the leading lady.
The fight scenes are certainly the highlight of the series. I've seen people complain about Li Yapeng, about Xu Qing (!), about the pacing, and so on, but never about the fight scenes.
Zuo Lengchan being finished off with the needles is one of the changes I like, because IMO having him live on and continue to control Lao Denuo would drag the pace down.
Actually I like many of the changes. Although, since Xiang Wentian ends up being one-armed and probably sustains mortal injuries as well, does he still end up being the Sun-Moon Sect leader? Just curious.
Lin Pingzhi going missing on the wedding night and making his appearance at the Songshan meeting later actually makes more sense than him hanging around in Huashan, where Yue Buqun can discover his secret any time.
The changes I have mixed feelings about: Ren Yingying listening to Lin Pingzhi and Yue Lingshan's conversation, which ends in Yue Lingshan asking Lin Pingzhi to make love to her. In the novel the conversation happens in a cart which stops in the middle of the road. In the series it's in their room at an inn. To me, when you eavesdrop on a married couple who are inside a bedroom, hearing what you shouldn't is kind of a very obvious risk. Not to mention that Ren Yingying and Linghu Chong actually bother to climb up to the ceiling to do it.
But Tian Boguang getting killed - what's up with that? Do they want to add extra angst or something?
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Being as fond of this series as I am, I'm not sure how I'd feel about another version. But I do really like Takeshi Kaneshiro, so if he were to be cast I'd be much happier about it. I know it's just a rumor right now, but hey, why not speculate?
and while i don't dislike takeshi, i just dont know if i can take him as LHC just because li ya peng's LHC is still so deeply in my head. same thing with the other rumored casts, especially jay chow as dong fang bu bai. what's with that??
Ok have read the thread on the new remake of Swordsman 2012 and the casting. The guys are all young and handsome (even those who were supposed to be over 50s) and seems like a made-for teens series. The female case is disappointing in looks. Seems deliberate so as not to outshine the guys. Can say I don't like this version even tho' I will still watch it as I am a big fan of wu xia piang.
Regardless of the nay sayers, I still consider the 2001 ZJZ Swordsman to be the best wuxia tv series ever produced. It's truly epic in casting, acting, sets, choreography, sceneries, theme songs, pictography. Seems at times ZJZ was trying to imitate Yimou with sudden burst of colours. I am rewatching this series as it was originally played on China tv on my China made internet tv streaming box and I can see parts edited out of the commercial vcd/dvd sets. Very addictive. I like the slower pace of ZJZ's version and loved Xu Qing as RYY. Thumbs up once again for this version, King of kings.
^ i am inclined to agree! i feel like all the wuxia dramas being made nowadays (not that i dont like them, especially the tang ren ones, which i watch and adore because of all the attractive people, but still ) focus so much on getting attractive people that they lose the quality that made series such as this XAJH such amazing productions. i mean, i get that the actors have to be good looking to attract more viewers and such, but everything about this version of XAJH - from the actors to the choreography to the shooting style - was just so perfect! i think i'm gonna start rewatching this again because all the talk about the new one made me miss this one
What parts are edited out?
Could you give me a link for that Chinese streaming site?
One part at beginning around Chapter 4 where LHC and the young sect sister were at second inn to intercept the Cheng Chen people who have caught LPZ and his parents and my version of the vcd did not have this segment but skipped straight to where LHC was fighting the head of the Cheng Chen sect.
Will try to copy the link as this is one of those media boxes that takes links all over to compile into categories.
That would be great. Thanks!
Haha same here I can't read Chinese either. That link was what my tv internet streaming box said they are picking up the XAJH stream from. I went there with my pc and it's all links in Chinese. So can't help you here unless someone reading this thread and can read Chinese can help you out.