An introduction to the characters in The Rise of Phoenixes

Since The Rise of Phoenixes 凰权弈天下 has decided to release stills of the entire main cast, I might as well include some short descriptions for each character.

Co-directed by Shen Yan (The First Half of My Life) and Liu Haibo (Chinese Style Relationship), and scripted by Zou Yue (Guardian of Beauty), Wang Pei (I’m Not A Monster) and Qian Mi (Painted Skin II: The Resurrection, drama ver. Guns and Roses), the 70 episode drama is tentatively scheduled for a late-2018 premiere on Dragon TV and Zhejiang TV.

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Shanghai’s gang lords unveiled in new teaser for Great Expectations

The new trailer for Great Exectations 远大前程 focuses on second generation mob bosses Huang Jinrong, Du Yuesheng and Zhang Xiaolin, played by veteran actors Ni Dahong (Intrude the Widow Village at Midnight), Zhao Lixin (Chinese Style Relationship) and Liu Yijun (Lost Love in Times) respectively.

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Supporting cast revealed for The Rise of Phoenixes

The casting is now finalised for The Rise of Phoenixes, the upcoming historical drama starring Chen Kun (Chongqing Hot Pot) as an ambitious prince who has his eyes set on the throne and Ni Ni (Suddenly Seventeen) as an intelligent young woman determined to restore her kingdom.

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Ge You and Zhang Ziyi’s period noir film set for release

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Set in 1930s Shanghai, The Wasted Times 罗曼蒂克消亡史 stars Ge You (Gone with the Bullets) as Mr. Lu, a powerful and murderous gangster who embarks on quest for revenge after his wife and children are killed by Japanese officials.

N.B.: Some of the dialogue is spoken in the Shanghai dialect.

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For the Holy Guiguzi releases uber long trailer

… and we have a winner for the most spoiler-y trailer of all time…

For the Holy Guiguzi, starring Duan Yihong, Qi Wei, Zu Feng, Xu Qiwen, Ni Dahong, Zhang Zhizhong, Wei Zhen, and Cecilia Yip, has recently dropped a really long trailer. It’s so long it comes in parts… really… with English subs.  Don’t ask me why the third one only lasts 1 second…

Long Trailer: 1, 2, 3, 4

 

 

War of Resistance: Qi Jiguang to air

I guess it will be refreshing to see a war drama now.

War of Resistance: Qi Jiguang is going to be released today, December 24.  Starring Zhu XiaoyuYan DanchenYu RongguangNi DahongLi LiqunHe BingShao FengJia NailiangYu Zhen, and Kenichi Miura, the story follows the story of the historical general during the Ming dynasty and his fight against the Wokou pirates.

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Qi Wei gorgeous in more For the Holy Guiguzi stills

Now that I think about it, palace life isn’t THAT bad.

More stills have been released for the drama For the Holy Guiguzi.  Starring Duan Yihong, Qi Wei, Zu Feng, etc. , this drama is probably hoping to get out of the backed-up “upcoming Chinese drama artery” and finally be released.  Those looking forward to The Legend of Miyue can probably get a taste of the general time period through this drama, given this drama ends up released before the latter.

All in all, best of luck to this drama and others stuck in the backed-up upcoming Chinese drama artery.  More stills below the cut. Continue reading

For the Holy Guiguzi Releases Trailer

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Caught in a bad romance!

For the Holy Guiguzi, starring Duan Yihong, Qi Wei, Zu Feng, Xu Qiwen, Ni Dahong, Zhang Zhizhong, Wei Zhen, and Cecilia Yip, has recently dropped its first trailer.  Set in the turbulent Spring and Autumn Period, the story revolves around the states of Wei and Chu, struggles of the ruling families, Wu Qi, vengeance, The Art of War, and a love story caught in between.

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