I used to watch a lot more HK and C-movies, but the quality has decreased across the board in terms of script and the productions these days tend to use flashy cinematography, special effects, and big stars to try mask its horrid or nonexistent story. I still think the foundation is there to make stellar movies, so I continue to follow along in hopes of finding the needle in the haystack. The trailer for the upcoming Three Kingsdom’s era movie The Assassins (Chinese title Tong Que Tai – which is the location where famed general Cao Cao was buried) was just released as it gears up for an end of September premiere. Starring Chow Yun-Fat, Tamaki Hiroshi, Crystal Liu (in a role that Yoon Eun Hye considered), Alec Su, and Annie Yi, the movie focuses on Cao Cao during his old age years and deals with political intrigue, assassination attempts, and the difficulties of a son having a powerful father. The trailer looks great, but almost all big-budget period C-movies have great trailers. What interests me is the story dealing with an aging Cao Cao and having Tamaki Hiroshi and Crystal Liu playing a pair of lovers who are trained assassins. Check out the pretty stills and trailer below.
Trailer for The Assassins (Tong Que Tai):
Cool trailer! Haven’t seen Chow Yun Fat in a movie in a long time.
Tamaki Hiroshi!!! My favorite Jdorama man! He looks so different here…i’ve missed him a lot
I agree. Granted, we don’t really see him much in the trailer, but I didn’t recognize him at first.
Liu Yifei… I’m out. Her ‘acting’ is beyond horrid. I wonder if Hiroshi was brought on to help promote in Japan since they (and the rest of Asia) are pretty crazy about Three Kingdoms fare over there.
@ana she’s still popular, i guess cuz she’s pretty and fits the characters
She is stunning, I’ll give her that.
Ack! I stalked it for Tamaki Hiroshi but barely saw him in here.. :'(
I wonder why they cast him in this?
I hope Tamaki got more meat on his bones for this part, he has been way to skinny for a long time. In Nodame he looked great.
I wonder how Yoon Eun Hye would have looked if she had accepted the movie….
YEH would have looked out of place. I think she suits modern dramas better. Let Liu Yi Fei handle all the historical epic.
Maybe for Chinese period pieces, but she actually looks amazing in Korean period pieces….. Have you seen her Ryeo pictures??? It’s not exactly the same but still…… Especially in the cf…
gorgeous as always. It would’ve been nice if she was here, then we would’ve got actors from China, Japan and Korea.
Yeah I agree.
Liu Yi Fei is pretty but very one dimensional actress.
Plastic expression most of the time.
Yes, vase like quality. Pretty to look at. But, it is the type that doesn’t grow on you…….
Yay! Chow Yun Fat. Missed him. Love him.
Wow! It’s so BIG and glorious and scary!
I hope it comes to my tiny town…