Chinese historical TV-Series and documentaries

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Re: Chinese historical TV-Series and documentaries

Post by oirob » 14 Jun 2011 12:53

Hello again,
YC Chen wrote:Does it cotain more armored train scences?
All in all the film contains about seven minutes of armoured train "action" at the end. It seems this train was more armed then armoured. They added only some sandbags and some logs as armament. Most of the footage can be seen in the Youtube video.
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I know 50£ is quite a lot of money and if you are looking only for armoured train footage it might not be worth it.
But there is such a great display of different army units and action ... I didnt regret it, even so its a lot of money for me too. May be you can collect the money with some friends.
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Good news in terms of Chinese historical film productions.
It seems we are close to the release of another "epic" movie:

建党伟业Beginning of The Great Revival aka The Founding of a Party (2011)
A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1699513/
release USA - 17 June 2011 (lucky you, Bill, subtitles eventual :) )
(Starring the very beautiful actress Tang Wei, internationally known from the film "Lust, Caution" :oops: )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xzJ1N_3 ... r_embedded
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http://xiyou.cntv.cn/v-e2d3f4be-9352-11 ... afb46.html (this seems to be a "Making of")

I think the trailer looks quite promising!
Some pretty good Warlord action, hopefully!


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Re: Chinese historical TV-Series and documentaries

Post by oirob » 16 Jun 2011 12:52

Furthermore: An english dubbed and subbed documentary about Sun Yat-Sen.
http://english.cntv.cn/program/newfront ... ndex.shtml


And even more in english about the northern Warlords:

Northern warlords Part 1- Yuan Shih-kai died for his dream of emperor
http://english.cntv.cn/program/document ... 0281.shtml

Northern Warlords Part 2- Cai E and Xiao Fengxian
http://english.cntv.cn/program/document ... 0528.shtml

Northern Warlords Part 3- Zhang Xun's restoration of the throne
http://english.cntv.cn/program/document ... 0612.shtml

Northern Warlords Part 4- Warlord Zhang Zuolin
http://english.cntv.cn/program/document ... 0977.shtml

Northern Warlords Part 5- The bandit general Sun Dianying
http://english.cntv.cn/program/document ... 1389.shtml


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Re: Chinese historical TV-Series and documentaries

Post by YC Chen » 17 Jun 2011 04:43

oirob wrote:Hello again,
YC Chen wrote:Does it cotain more armored train scences?
All in all the film contains about seven minutes of armoured train "action" at the end. It seems this train was more armed then armoured. They added only some sandbags and some logs as armament. Most of the footage can be seen in the Youtube video.

I know 50£ is quite a lot of money and if you are looking only for armoured train footage it might not be worth it.
But there is such a great display of different army units and action ... I didnt regret it, even so its a lot of money for me too. May be you can collect the money with some friends.
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Thank you for the info! From the English&Chinese discription you have posted(interestingly the English discription is more detailed than the Chinese one), I have convinced the Chinese story of Zhang Zongchang's first White Russian armored trains: the White Russians utilized flatcars and freightcars captured from Chili Army in Luanzhou(滦州), where lots of Chili troop surrendered to Zhang Zongchang, to build improvised armored trains.

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Re: Chinese historical TV-Series and documentaries

Post by YC Chen » 18 Jun 2011 04:46

Hello,
Forgot to mention, there are also a lot of scences from Warlord Era in the new Chinese blockbuster "Let The Bullet Fly"(让子弹飞), but I think the film itself is too fictional. :?

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Re: Chinese historical TV-Series and documentaries

Post by oirob » 07 Jul 2011 08:53

Hello,

there are news from the "Movie-front".
Jackie Chan is working on a Movie about the 1911 Wuchang Uprising:
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The first trailer/teaser looks quite promising.

http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/05/firs ... s-1911.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF2NIK2NqTU


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By the way, there's some Warlord action in the 2011 remake of "Shaolin Temple" as well...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPCjQHO9Jdo


...and also here:

"The First of August"
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkReT0DWo_Q


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Re: Chinese historical TV-Series and documentaries

Post by Peter H » 17 Jul 2011 10:09

Chinese Civil War 1948

Assembly 集结号
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assembly_(film)


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Re: Chinese historical TV-Series and documentaries

Post by oirob » 24 Apr 2012 12:49

The Great Magician (2011)
(Fantasy movie (?), set in the warlord era)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1869721/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=banJYzZdCZg
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