dangermousie: (MatsuJun: tie by quicksotism)
I was going to do a daily "Japan Photos' post but photobucket is being uncooperative and taking forever to upload. Apologies. I'll do one tomorrow though.

Mr. Mousie and I watched the Hong Kong flick The Vampire Effect tonight.



Totally fun if fluff flick, think Buffy with a goofy, off-kilter touch. Which I guess is Buffy. I got it for Ekin Cheng (who plays the hot vampire hunter Reeve) but the whole cast was fun and Edison Chen (playing Kasaf, the Vampire Prince, was yummy too).

The plot: Helen is a bubbly, fun girl with horrific luck in boyfriends. Luckily for her, her luck has changed and she met an adorable, sweet (if slightly dorky) hottie named Kasaf. Unfortunately for Helen, no good man is without a catch and in this case, the catch is a bit...big. Kasaf is a vampire prince. He might be a 'good' vampire, who'd rather starve than drink a human, and Helen herself seems singularly unphased, taking it all with her off-kilter humor, but that doesn't help much considering that Helen's adored older brother Reeve is a famous vampire hunter. Oh, and there is a minor fact that an evil renegade has killed off all of Kasaf's family and now is after him.

Can a vampire fall in love with his lunch? Can a girl go for a guy for whom 'smoking hot' might be an unfortunate real fate? Will they keep Reeve from killing the undead who is hitting on his little sister? (Helen hopes he might be too busy coping with his adorable new female hunting partner to care). Will the baddie be defeated? Oh, and what is that awesome cameo by Jackie Chan doing there? And will girls kicking ass ever stop being awesome?

Find it all in more in this fun fun movie.

ETA: MV for the movie )

If you want to watch it, I strongly recommend finding a non-US Version (it will be entitled The Twins Effect) as US release cut out 20 minutes for some weird reason. The 'good' version should be over an 1:45.

ETA2: And here is a cute MV about Kasaf and Helen )
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: tie by quicksotism)
I was going to do a daily "Japan Photos' post but photobucket is being uncooperative and taking forever to upload. Apologies. I'll do one tomorrow though.

Mr. Mousie and I watched the Hong Kong flick The Vampire Effect tonight.



Totally fun if fluff flick, think Buffy with a goofy, off-kilter touch. Which I guess is Buffy. I got it for Ekin Cheng (who plays the hot vampire hunter Reeve) but the whole cast was fun and Edison Chen (playing Kasaf, the Vampire Prince, was yummy too).

The plot: Helen is a bubbly, fun girl with horrific luck in boyfriends. Luckily for her, her luck has changed and she met an adorable, sweet (if slightly dorky) hottie named Kasaf. Unfortunately for Helen, no good man is without a catch and in this case, the catch is a bit...big. Kasaf is a vampire prince. He might be a 'good' vampire, who'd rather starve than drink a human, and Helen herself seems singularly unphased, taking it all with her off-kilter humor, but that doesn't help much considering that Helen's adored older brother Reeve is a famous vampire hunter. Oh, and there is a minor fact that an evil renegade has killed off all of Kasaf's family and now is after him.

Can a vampire fall in love with his lunch? Can a girl go for a guy for whom 'smoking hot' might be an unfortunate real fate? Will they keep Reeve from killing the undead who is hitting on his little sister? (Helen hopes he might be too busy coping with his adorable new female hunting partner to care). Will the baddie be defeated? Oh, and what is that awesome cameo by Jackie Chan doing there? And will girls kicking ass ever stop being awesome?

Find it all in more in this fun fun movie.

ETA: MV for the movie )

If you want to watch it, I strongly recommend finding a non-US Version (it will be entitled The Twins Effect) as US release cut out 20 minutes for some weird reason. The 'good' version should be over an 1:45.

ETA2: And here is a cute MV about Kasaf and Helen )
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: tie by quicksotism)
I was going to do a daily "Japan Photos' post but photobucket is being uncooperative and taking forever to upload. Apologies. I'll do one tomorrow though.

Mr. Mousie and I watched the Hong Kong flick The Vampire Effect tonight.



Totally fun if fluff flick, think Buffy with a goofy, off-kilter touch. Which I guess is Buffy. I got it for Ekin Cheng (who plays the hot vampire hunter Reeve) but the whole cast was fun and Edison Chen (playing Kasaf, the Vampire Prince, was yummy too).

The plot: Helen is a bubbly, fun girl with horrific luck in boyfriends. Luckily for her, her luck has changed and she met an adorable, sweet (if slightly dorky) hottie named Kasaf. Unfortunately for Helen, no good man is without a catch and in this case, the catch is a bit...big. Kasaf is a vampire prince. He might be a 'good' vampire, who'd rather starve than drink a human, and Helen herself seems singularly unphased, taking it all with her off-kilter humor, but that doesn't help much considering that Helen's adored older brother Reeve is a famous vampire hunter. Oh, and there is a minor fact that an evil renegade has killed off all of Kasaf's family and now is after him.

Can a vampire fall in love with his lunch? Can a girl go for a guy for whom 'smoking hot' might be an unfortunate real fate? Will they keep Reeve from killing the undead who is hitting on his little sister? (Helen hopes he might be too busy coping with his adorable new female hunting partner to care). Will the baddie be defeated? Oh, and what is that awesome cameo by Jackie Chan doing there? And will girls kicking ass ever stop being awesome?

Find it all in more in this fun fun movie.

ETA: MV for the movie )

If you want to watch it, I strongly recommend finding a non-US Version (it will be entitled The Twins Effect) as US release cut out 20 minutes for some weird reason. The 'good' version should be over an 1:45.

ETA2: And here is a cute MV about Kasaf and Helen )
dangermousie: (Default)
OMG. I thought I couldn’t be more excited about Return of the Condor Heroes. I was wrong. I dug around for a little bit of the plot (though please don’t spoil me, it’s one of rare things I want to watch unspoiled) and OMG, the love story is forbidden because she is his martial arts teacher. And she is four years older. Oh MAN.

YES. It's like Forbidden Love with swords :P Though I hope they wait a couple years to fall in love as he is 14 at the start.

I have also discovered that netflix has the 2001 version starring Ekin Cheng. Now I am torn. I already bought the 2006 version but it isn’t here yet. I can wait a week or so for it (since that is the one whose visuals I went mad for and people say it’s the best), but OTOH the other one I can get on Thursday and I adore Ekin Cheng. What to do, what to do…OK, hold out for the 2006 version, watch the EC one later.

And also, in other wuxia drama news, I just read that there is a planned remake of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. And it's going to star Nicholas Tse and Takeshi Kaneshiro. If it's true? Nicholas and Takeshi in the same drama? I am going to die. Cecilia Cheung (whom I liked in The Promise) is the female lead. Please, please, please let it be true!

Though even if not, I can console myself with the thought of the upcoming
Da Ren Wu
(Big Figure) with Nicholas Tse. It's a lighthearted wuxia story and it's coming in October and there is already a subbing group for it.

Plot: To avenge his love, a fearless young swordsman challenges a powerful gang of robbers again and again, despite suffering numerous defeats, ultimately succeeds in defeating them single-handedly. His story inspires countless youth, with young men all taking to wearing red scarves like their hero, and young women dreaming of a suitor just like him. One of these young women is the daughter of an influential nobleman, who has led a sheltered life, until she decides to go out into the world to meet the heroes of her dreams. Little did she expect that real life can be so very different from what she has learned in picturesque stories.

Trailer here )

Pics behind cut )

Generally, the more I get into the stuff, the more I wish I understood Chinese. I have such a list of dramas I want to watch but can't as they are unsubbed. First on that list is Sword Stained with Royal Blood (see pic below) I agree with [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore. I would LOVE subs for this. Because her father killed his but they travel and fall in love and aaangst:



[livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, do not watch the MV because it's only going to make you crave it:

MV for the drama in question )

And also behind another cut (because I am nice) is the rest of my 'wanna' list. To sum it up it's a 'I wish I spoke Chinese and/had a time machine/or had power to pull dramas from limbo' list. Aka dramas I'd love to see but can't because they are not subbed or because they seem to be in limbo, release-wise. And some are just upcoming but I don't know if a subs group picked them up yet.

List here, with illustrations )

Amd last but not least, browsing I came across the following comment in a review of the Chinese wuxia epic movie Seven Swords: “inspired by Dostojevsky's Brothers Karamazov's ideology about the human self-realization and finding of the peace and comprehension.” OK, I like Seven Swords. Make it I really like Seven Swords (OMG, the final climactic duel with Donnie Yen and the Baddie General is awesome) but whaaaaa? Bwah? *boggle boggle boggle* It has people with some issues slashing other people who are eviler and uglier. It’s a totally fun flick about honor and love and lotsa killing and Donnie Yen being uber hot with long hair, but Dostoyevsky? You gotta be kidding me.
dangermousie: (Default)
OMG. I thought I couldn’t be more excited about Return of the Condor Heroes. I was wrong. I dug around for a little bit of the plot (though please don’t spoil me, it’s one of rare things I want to watch unspoiled) and OMG, the love story is forbidden because she is his martial arts teacher. And she is four years older. Oh MAN.

YES. It's like Forbidden Love with swords :P Though I hope they wait a couple years to fall in love as he is 14 at the start.

I have also discovered that netflix has the 2001 version starring Ekin Cheng. Now I am torn. I already bought the 2006 version but it isn’t here yet. I can wait a week or so for it (since that is the one whose visuals I went mad for and people say it’s the best), but OTOH the other one I can get on Thursday and I adore Ekin Cheng. What to do, what to do…OK, hold out for the 2006 version, watch the EC one later.

And also, in other wuxia drama news, I just read that there is a planned remake of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. And it's going to star Nicholas Tse and Takeshi Kaneshiro. If it's true? Nicholas and Takeshi in the same drama? I am going to die. Cecilia Cheung (whom I liked in The Promise) is the female lead. Please, please, please let it be true!

Though even if not, I can console myself with the thought of the upcoming
Da Ren Wu
(Big Figure) with Nicholas Tse. It's a lighthearted wuxia story and it's coming in October and there is already a subbing group for it.

Plot: To avenge his love, a fearless young swordsman challenges a powerful gang of robbers again and again, despite suffering numerous defeats, ultimately succeeds in defeating them single-handedly. His story inspires countless youth, with young men all taking to wearing red scarves like their hero, and young women dreaming of a suitor just like him. One of these young women is the daughter of an influential nobleman, who has led a sheltered life, until she decides to go out into the world to meet the heroes of her dreams. Little did she expect that real life can be so very different from what she has learned in picturesque stories.

Trailer here )

Pics behind cut )

Generally, the more I get into the stuff, the more I wish I understood Chinese. I have such a list of dramas I want to watch but can't as they are unsubbed. First on that list is Sword Stained with Royal Blood (see pic below) I agree with [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore. I would LOVE subs for this. Because her father killed his but they travel and fall in love and aaangst:



[livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, do not watch the MV because it's only going to make you crave it:

MV for the drama in question )

And also behind another cut (because I am nice) is the rest of my 'wanna' list. To sum it up it's a 'I wish I spoke Chinese and/had a time machine/or had power to pull dramas from limbo' list. Aka dramas I'd love to see but can't because they are not subbed or because they seem to be in limbo, release-wise. And some are just upcoming but I don't know if a subs group picked them up yet.

List here, with illustrations )

Amd last but not least, browsing I came across the following comment in a review of the Chinese wuxia epic movie Seven Swords: “inspired by Dostojevsky's Brothers Karamazov's ideology about the human self-realization and finding of the peace and comprehension.” OK, I like Seven Swords. Make it I really like Seven Swords (OMG, the final climactic duel with Donnie Yen and the Baddie General is awesome) but whaaaaa? Bwah? *boggle boggle boggle* It has people with some issues slashing other people who are eviler and uglier. It’s a totally fun flick about honor and love and lotsa killing and Donnie Yen being uber hot with long hair, but Dostoyevsky? You gotta be kidding me.
dangermousie: (Default)
OMG. I thought I couldn’t be more excited about Return of the Condor Heroes. I was wrong. I dug around for a little bit of the plot (though please don’t spoil me, it’s one of rare things I want to watch unspoiled) and OMG, the love story is forbidden because she is his martial arts teacher. And she is four years older. Oh MAN.

YES. It's like Forbidden Love with swords :P Though I hope they wait a couple years to fall in love as he is 14 at the start.

I have also discovered that netflix has the 2001 version starring Ekin Cheng. Now I am torn. I already bought the 2006 version but it isn’t here yet. I can wait a week or so for it (since that is the one whose visuals I went mad for and people say it’s the best), but OTOH the other one I can get on Thursday and I adore Ekin Cheng. What to do, what to do…OK, hold out for the 2006 version, watch the EC one later.

And also, in other wuxia drama news, I just read that there is a planned remake of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. And it's going to star Nicholas Tse and Takeshi Kaneshiro. If it's true? Nicholas and Takeshi in the same drama? I am going to die. Cecilia Cheung (whom I liked in The Promise) is the female lead. Please, please, please let it be true!

Though even if not, I can console myself with the thought of the upcoming
Da Ren Wu
(Big Figure) with Nicholas Tse. It's a lighthearted wuxia story and it's coming in October and there is already a subbing group for it.

Plot: To avenge his love, a fearless young swordsman challenges a powerful gang of robbers again and again, despite suffering numerous defeats, ultimately succeeds in defeating them single-handedly. His story inspires countless youth, with young men all taking to wearing red scarves like their hero, and young women dreaming of a suitor just like him. One of these young women is the daughter of an influential nobleman, who has led a sheltered life, until she decides to go out into the world to meet the heroes of her dreams. Little did she expect that real life can be so very different from what she has learned in picturesque stories.

Trailer here )

Pics behind cut )

Generally, the more I get into the stuff, the more I wish I understood Chinese. I have such a list of dramas I want to watch but can't as they are unsubbed. First on that list is Sword Stained with Royal Blood (see pic below) I agree with [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore. I would LOVE subs for this. Because her father killed his but they travel and fall in love and aaangst:



[livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, do not watch the MV because it's only going to make you crave it:

MV for the drama in question )

And also behind another cut (because I am nice) is the rest of my 'wanna' list. To sum it up it's a 'I wish I spoke Chinese and/had a time machine/or had power to pull dramas from limbo' list. Aka dramas I'd love to see but can't because they are not subbed or because they seem to be in limbo, release-wise. And some are just upcoming but I don't know if a subs group picked them up yet.

List here, with illustrations )

Amd last but not least, browsing I came across the following comment in a review of the Chinese wuxia epic movie Seven Swords: “inspired by Dostojevsky's Brothers Karamazov's ideology about the human self-realization and finding of the peace and comprehension.” OK, I like Seven Swords. Make it I really like Seven Swords (OMG, the final climactic duel with Donnie Yen and the Baddie General is awesome) but whaaaaa? Bwah? *boggle boggle boggle* It has people with some issues slashing other people who are eviler and uglier. It’s a totally fun flick about honor and love and lotsa killing and Donnie Yen being uber hot with long hair, but Dostoyevsky? You gotta be kidding me.
dangermousie: (KimuTaku: by scottishlass)
Just finished watching Hong Kong movie Legend of Speed about some risky street-racing. The movie itself is nothing to scream about from the rooftops though it's not bad at all for the type of movie it is: no pretentions to intellectual splendor or deep emotional truths. Just some hot men, hot girls, and fast cars, with a bit of angst, redemption and revenge thrown in.

But who cares about any of that when it stars Ekin Cheng, who is not only incredibly sexy, but is prone to wearing leather (whether hot or amusing depending on the ensemble) or walking shirtless and who angsts so incredibly well and he gets to angst a loooooot.

Why have I never seen him before?

Seriously.

I do have The Stormriders, a fantasy wuxia movie with him that I never got around to watching, but now I think I simply must ASAP.

In case you wonder at my sudden enthusiasm, the guy looks like this:



Here is a webpage with more pics.

I simply must investigate more about him now.
dangermousie: (KimuTaku: by scottishlass)
Just finished watching Hong Kong movie Legend of Speed about some risky street-racing. The movie itself is nothing to scream about from the rooftops though it's not bad at all for the type of movie it is: no pretentions to intellectual splendor or deep emotional truths. Just some hot men, hot girls, and fast cars, with a bit of angst, redemption and revenge thrown in.

But who cares about any of that when it stars Ekin Cheng, who is not only incredibly sexy, but is prone to wearing leather (whether hot or amusing depending on the ensemble) or walking shirtless and who angsts so incredibly well and he gets to angst a loooooot.

Why have I never seen him before?

Seriously.

I do have The Stormriders, a fantasy wuxia movie with him that I never got around to watching, but now I think I simply must ASAP.

In case you wonder at my sudden enthusiasm, the guy looks like this:



Here is a webpage with more pics.

I simply must investigate more about him now.
dangermousie: (KimuTaku: by scottishlass)
Just finished watching Hong Kong movie Legend of Speed about some risky street-racing. The movie itself is nothing to scream about from the rooftops though it's not bad at all for the type of movie it is: no pretentions to intellectual splendor or deep emotional truths. Just some hot men, hot girls, and fast cars, with a bit of angst, redemption and revenge thrown in.

But who cares about any of that when it stars Ekin Cheng, who is not only incredibly sexy, but is prone to wearing leather (whether hot or amusing depending on the ensemble) or walking shirtless and who angsts so incredibly well and he gets to angst a loooooot.

Why have I never seen him before?

Seriously.

I do have The Stormriders, a fantasy wuxia movie with him that I never got around to watching, but now I think I simply must ASAP.

In case you wonder at my sudden enthusiasm, the guy looks like this:



Here is a webpage with more pics.

I simply must investigate more about him now.

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