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Flying Swords joins IMAX rush


Flying Swords joins IMAX rush

By Patrick Frater

Wed, 17 August 2011, 23:46 PM (HKT)


Distribution News

Martial arts action film Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 龍門飛甲 (2011) will be presented in a 3-D IMAX version as well as standard 3-D digital.

The film, directed by TSUI Hark 徐克 and produced by Bona Entertainment Co Ltd 博納影視娛樂有限公司, will be released in both formats in time for the peak Christmas releasing season. At a press conference in Beijing, Bona CEO Yu Dong specified 18 Dec as the release date.

It stars Jet LI 李連杰 with ZHOU Xun 周迅, CHEN Kun 陳坤, GWEI Lun-mei 桂綸鎂 and Mavis FAN 范曉萱 in the tale of a hunt for a missing concubine.

China has accounted for two of the three non English-language feature films made to date — Aftershock 唐山大地震 (2010) and Beginning of the Great Revival 建黨偉業 (2011) — but neither was available in 3-D. The only other Asian film presented in 3-D IMAX is South Korea's Sector 7 7광구 (2011).

Like the Korean film, Flying Swords was shot in native 3-D, making the conversion to IMAX wide-screen significantly easier.


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