Promo Round-up: The Story of Yanxi Palace

The Story of Yanxi Palace features Consort Ling (Wu Jinyan) as the main character, and revolves around her rise to the top of the harem. Nie Yuan plays the Qianlong Emperor, and Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, Wang Yuanke and Zhang Jiani play the main consorts. The 70 episode drama airs tonight, and will release 2 episodes on iQiyi and Youtube every Thursday to Sunday. VIP members get an 8 episode head start.

Extended Synopsis | First teaser

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One and Another Him airs today

Xiong Ziqi is so pretty, he has perfect hair and dry clothes in the rain.

I actually do not have any expectation for One and Another Him, but they have such pretty promo posters that set the mood perfectly for youth dramas. The series airs 2 episodes every Wednesday, Thursday beginning July 18th.  Continue reading

Records of Nanyan finishes filming, stills

Let’s get down to business, to defeat  –  PETA.

Nearly a month after its lead left for Mulan training,  fantasy romance Records of Nanyan Studio has finally finished filming. Here are the rest of stills released.

This still has more story than every other one for the whole series.

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Li Yitong, Puff Kuo star in adaptation of erotica Bloody Romance

Puffy flowers on dress : fairy-like or five-year-old’s holiday dress?

Based on the erotic novel of the same name, Bloody Romance 媚者无疆 focuses on a group of courtesans who uses their job to double as assassins. I imagine they would have to change it significantly to get it approved for general viewership since China has no ratings system, but the trailer seems to be pretty blunt on what it’ll be about it without any graphics.

The series stars Li Yitong, Puff Kuo, and Liu Mengmeng as the courtesan-assassins and  Wang Duo, Qu Chuxiao, and Li Zifeng as male leads. Teaser below.

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Wu Lei, Qin Hao, Zhang Meng, Yang Rong, Yu Hewei caught in Sea of Sand in new trailer

A+ for the tear and fear and shock shown in this scene by Wu Lei.

The Lost Tomb spinoff  Sea of Sand 沙海 released yet two more trailers in anticipation for its July 20th release date. The series stars Wu Lei as the protagonist, a high school’er who  becomes entangled in a suspenseful adventure after meeting Wu Xie from The Lost Tomb series (Qin Hao). They’re joined by Yang Rong, Zhang Meng, Ji Chen, and Yu Hewei.

Character trailer: 

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Latest posters and stills from Zhang Yimou’s Shadow still missing color and light

Which poster is your favorite so far?

Zhang Yimou’s Shadow 影 has released three more posters and ton of stills. Some of the images are quite stunning, and Zhang Yimou is a visual master, but If this film doesn’t get some major shadow reduction, no one’s going to see anything that’s going on in a dark movie theater.

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Time-traveling is messy in Let’s Shake It 2’s first trailer

Future Tang Qingfeng and current Tang Qingfeng have timetravelled back to before they were born to try to kill each other in what they each think will protect Abu.

It seems like only yesterday the drama was announced, but Let’s Shake It 2 : Trouble on Planet Duo 颤抖吧阿部之朵星风云 has already finished filming and apparently most of post-production since it will stream on August 6. On top of saving all of the Tang dynasty by making sure it happens in the timeline, Tang Qingfeng apparently  must also fight off future-himself as future-himself (actually future-future-himself given that he’s already a future-himself in the Sui dynasty) tries to kill him to save Abu.

I’m 100% up for a series of  them just going to a different  dynasty each season.

Here’s the first trailer. The ending is probably my favorite part: 

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Swords of Legends 2 streams today

How much chemistry will real-life couple Fu Xinbo and Ying’er have?

Ancient Sword/Swords of Legends 2 古剑奇谭2 begins streaming today on Youku here. Like most Youku dramas, it’s not blocked in the US. It’s eight episodes per week for members and one episode per day for free.

Starring Fu Xinbo, Ying’er,   Aarif Rahman, and Jiang Wen the series is loosely based on the video game of the same name and not a  sequel to the first one.  They’re joined by Ken Chang, Dylan Kuo, Zeng Li, Hu Bing, and Shao Bing.

Theme song by Jane Zhang; character posters ; stills ; Trailer below:

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