U.S. Trailer for Andy Lau and Jackie Chan’s Shaolin


If you’re looking for a recommendation, I would probably not recommend Benny Chan’s “Shaolin”. It has its decent parts, but there are some incredibly cringe-inducing moments throughout. The martial arts action is fine, but not overly outstanding. But since there’s so few chances to see big-time Hong Kong action movies on the big screen in the States, it might be worth it just for that. In any case, Variance Films and Well Go USA have now released an official U.S. trailer for the film. Check it out below. (You can also read my full review of the film if you’re so inclined.)

As feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin Temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. General Hou (Andy Lau, WARLORDS, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) has caused much of this mess with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians. When Hao is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man (Nicholas Tse, THE PROMISE, SHAOLIN SOCCER), he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks (including Jackie Chan) at their hidden mountain temple. As the days pass, he finds himself more and more at ease as he learns the ways of peace, and begins to release his hatred through Martial Zen. But Cao is not far behind, and war soon reaches the temple, where the monks are ready to fight back- with their unstoppable Shaolin Kung Fu.

Starring Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Fan Bingbing, Jackie Chan, Wu Jing and directed by Benny Chan.

Look for it in limited release September 9th, 2011.

Get more images and videos in our “Shaolin” preview page.

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Seen this already. I had a really hard time not falling asleep watching it. I really should stop watching movies after 10pm.

    The fight sequences were decent. But the story was plain awful and full of lamely acted melodrama.

    Jackie Chan (i’m not a huge fan of him) basically has a cameo. Not sure why he has any billing on it at all.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      You mean you didn’t love it when Andy Lau was crying and eating noodles, too? :D

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        I cried too at that scene, but it had nothing to do with the acting.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      You mean you didn’t love it when Andy Lau was crying and eating noodles, too? :D

  • Lexavi80

    Pitty!. I thought the trailer was good.

  • Typicalredhed

    I thought this show should have a warning that horses were clearly injured in the making of this movie. To say they were not is utter baloney, given the show was trying to give a certain “message” to the public perhaps they could have lifted themselves out of the barbarian age of making films and created their scenes without a trip line that horses ran into and then fell over or having a horse falling down the stairs. I cannot believe hopscotch entertainment put their name of that disgusting bit of animal cruelty.