Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: The Shaolin Temple: Legend of Debao (少林寺之得宝传奇)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    43,883

    The Shaolin Temple: Legend of Debao (少林寺之得宝传奇)

    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Great Lakes State, U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,637
    Wow! Looks like the ultimate new Shaolin movie release to see.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    43,883

    Shaolin 'Master' coming to iQIYI

    For the record, I think 少林寺之得宝传奇 translates into Shaolinsi zhi de bao quan qi - Shaolin Temple gain treasure summon occult. Maybe someone with better Mandarin skills can correct me.

    iQIYI's Ultimate Online Cinema Section to Premiere "Shaolin Master" Through PVOD Mode, on First Day of Chinese New Year
    NEWS PROVIDED BY iQIYI
    Feb 03, 2021, 05:26 ET

    BEIJING, Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company"), an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, recently announced that action film Shaolin Master, will premiere on its Ultimate Online Cinema section through the Company's premium video-on-demand (PVOD) mode on February 12, the first day of the Chinese New Year holiday.

    iQIYI’s Ultimate Online Cinema Section to Premiere “Shaolin Master” Through PVOD Mode, on First Day of Chinese New Year
    iQIYI's Ultimate Online Cinema section streams high-quality films via PVOD mode, allowing users to view latest releases online at a moderate price. A dozen films launched on the section last year have attracted a growing legion of avid supporters.

    "We hope that Shaolin Master can win favor with our audience as previous PVOD titles have. Going forward, iQIYI's Ultimate Online Cinema section will continue streaming a slate of high-quality films, providing premium new offerings for our subscribers. At the same time, we also hope that the PVOD mode will achieve sustainable development, as we work with platforms and creators to build a healthy online film ecosystem where filmmakers can identify their clients, guarantee their incomes, and seize exciting new opportunities," said Song Jia, Vice President of iQIYI and General Manager of iQIYI Film Business Center.


    Shaolin Master - the only action film scheduled to premiere online during the Spring Festival film season

    With the 2021 Spring Festival film season around the corner, seven films have announced their release in theatres on the first day of the holiday. Shaolin Master is the first and only action film scheduled to premiere online for the first day of the holiday.

    In the Stanley Tong-directed film, Wang Baoqiang plays the role of Ximen Debao, an inn-keeper with no ambition. The film tells the story of how Ximen Debao who was framed for crimes, being trained with an eminent monk to prove his innocence. In recent years, Wang has successfully portrayed a number of impressive comic roles in a series of well-received and lucrative blockbusters such as Lost in Thailand and Detective Chinatown. In this new film, Wang has cast off his stereotypical image of "comic actor" and transformed into an orthodox warrior monk of the Shaolin Master.

    PVOD mode, a new favored option for filmmakers and studios

    In 2020, the PVOD mode became a new avenue for film distribution worldwide as movie theaters were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the Chinese market, iQIYI launched the action comedy film Enter the Fat Dragon last February via PVOD, allowing its subscribers to enjoy a new theatrical film at an affordable price in the comfort of their own homes. In doing so, iQIYI took the lead among Chinese video streaming platforms in exploring the PVOD mode.

    In the past year, more than 10 films have been released on the iQIYI platform through the PVOD mode, including Spring Tide, Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains, Knockout, and Double World. The online distribution of high-quality theatrical films has quickly covered a wide range of genres. Based on the runaway success of the mode, the Company launched its Ultimate Online Cinema section in July 2020 to promote a systematic PVOD-based cooperation with filmmakers.

    Currently, not only have the films on iQIYI's Ultimate Online Cinema received revenue directly from subscribers, but they have also achieved widespread acclaim from the industry. Spring Tide was nominated for Best Feature Film and Best Director at the 33rd Golden Rooster Awards. Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains was selected as one of the top ten films of 2020 by the Cahiers du Cinéma, a famous French film magazine.

    During the 2021 Spring Festival season, iQIYI, together with several other video streaming platforms will release Shaolin Master through the PVOD mode. Through these initiatives, iQIYI is working with a growing number of filmmakers and platforms to create good content, accelerating the development of Direct-to-Consumer in the film industry and building a broader distribution model for filmmakers.
    Funny that the image echoes the old Jet Li original film.

    threads
    Shao Lin Si (少林寺之得宝传奇)
    Year-of-the-Ox
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    43,883

    The Shaolin Temple: Legend of Debao

    The Shaolin Temple: Legend of Debao is a much better translation of Shao Lin Si (少林寺之得宝传奇). Changing the title of this thread now.
    China’s streaming giants unite for online Chinese New Year movie season
    By Global Times
    Published: Feb 07, 2021 06:23 PM


    The launch ceremony for the online Chinese New Year movie season Photo: Courtesy of the China Film Association

    China's three streaming giants, iQIYI, Tencent Video and Youku, are working together to introduce nearly 20 movies to their platforms for the upcoming Spring Festival. The season was kicked off by representatives from the three at a ceremony on Friday.

    Online releases have been an important part of the world's largest film market since the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020. The upcoming Spring Festival online releases include not only new films like The Shaolin Temple: Legend of Debao and Dreams of Getting Rich, but also recent popular movies such as The Rescue and Shock Wave 2.

    Aimed at fully meeting the entertainment needs of millions of Chinese families who are choosing to stay put during the festival instead of traveling amid the epidemic, the move has been encouraged by China's regulator authority the National Radio and Television Administration. Li Zhongzhi, deputy director-general of the department in charge of online video and audio programs, told media that the "online release season marks an important milestone in China's online movie development," going on to note that he hopes the three platforms can "work together to contribute content for the holiday."

    "The upcoming season will be an unforgettable one as it marks the first time that cinema and online releases, studios and streaming platforms have united for an online release Spring Festival season," said Yang Xianghua, vice president of iQIYI.
    threads
    Shao Lin Si (少林寺之得宝传奇)
    Year-of-the-Ox
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    43,883

    First forum review

    My first Lunar New Year flick for the year of the ox.

    And what a disappointment. There's got to be a special slang for films that have all the right ingredients but cook up something flat. I'll think of something.

    This is a great production - fantastic panoramic settings accentuated by just enough CGI, opulent costumes that are rich in texture, even for the peasant rags, lavish sets with lovely color schemes and a warm aesthetic sensibility. But the story is a mess. I couldn't make sense of how the characters were progressing. No one seemed to have proper motivations for their actions, which for a Kung Fu flick, should've been simple.

    And the fights - they're okay. There's an effort to show Shaolin techniques and several homage shots to Jet Li's Shaolin Temple (this is not a sequel or redux - it's a completely novel story). There's some decent stuff, just not enough of it.

    Wang gets to show his range of expressions, from comedic to tragic, from buffoon to Shaolin wise, and he gets to use his kill face, however the scenes feel very disconnected. I still enjoy his work but it felt wasted here.

    There's NG where cast and crew are wearing chin masks.
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •