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#1





I can’t believe nobody has yet opened a thread about this upcoming historical Swordplay-Movie from Korea. The trailer looks awesome, I hope for something like “Bichunmoo”, but this time with a litte higher Budget. Looks very epic, with large battles, some 1-on1-Duels, and, of course, Asian Romance (most likely to have a tragic twist towards the end). The movie is starring Yoon So-Yi, the girl from “Arahan”.



Here’s a trailer:

<LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.rebel-rouser.com/Trailers/Ko … railer.wmv”>http://www.rebel-rouser.com/Trailers/Korea/ShadowlessSwordTrailer.wmv</LINK_TEXT>



And here’s some pics, a Promo-Pic with Yoon So-Ji and two Screenshots from the actual movie. Damn, can’t wait to see this one, preferably on a big screen!












#2

[quote=“diceman”]
I can’t believe nobody has yet opened a thread about this upcoming historical Swordplay-Movie from Korea.
[/quote]

I was supposed to, but I forgot :smiley:



I saw a trailer (actually a teaser) a long time ago and I’ve been waiting for this movie ever since. I found Bichunmoo a bit disappointing, but this movie looks awesome.


#3

Haven’t watched Bichunmoo yet, but both of the movies I’ll give a chance.

Has anyone found the information who’s the action director in Shadowless Sword. Ma Yuk Shing again ? I googled and googled…



[ Hmm. Living near to Frankfurt and Dortmund the possibilty to watch that film at cinema is 1000% higher than being in Greifswald. ]


#4

First professional review of “Shadowless Sword” is online, check it out on

Beyondhollywood.



The review is very well written and the movie indeed seems to deliver, that is, if you don’t expect a masterpiece, but just a little bit of non-stop furious entertainment with high production-value. I think I’m gonna like it! :smiley:

Since New Line Cinema was involved in the making, there’ll be an international release in the near future, too.



Since the initial link of the trailer is dead now, here’s a new one:

mms://vod.cine21.com/cine21.com/movie/trailer/2005/10/shadowless_sword_tr_700k.wmv


#5

For me “Shadowless Sword” was one of the most pure and best looking Sword-Fighting movies to come out in years. Of course, there’s some very(!) dynamic editing here and there, but they still came up with some pretty awesome action-compositions. Shallow story (basically it’s just a big chase), though, but never a dull moment.


#6

I enjoyed this film, i really loved the music that played throughout though. But i was wondering if anybody knows of some recent movies from asia (sword fighting) that are like this movie but without all the flying through the air and exploding bodies.


#7

Well, I don’t know what this movie is like and I’m not intereted in finding out either (a lot has changed since 2005) but try Azumi (2003) for starters. I assume you’ve seen Kitano’s Zatoichi already? Otherwise for true swordfighting goodness you have to go back to the 70s, to the Lone Wolf and Cub days.


#8

[quote=“Hung Fist”]
Otherwise for true swordfighting goodness you have to go back to the 70s, to the Lone Wolf and Cub days.
[/quote]

Yeah thats what i was afraid of, i just really like the visuals with these types of movies but hate the cgi/flying around. Azumi (from what i have seen) looks good though ill have to check it out.