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January 19, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

ShaolinShaolin:Shaolin Kung Fu refers to a collection of Chinese martial arts that claim affiliation with the Shaolin Monastery. Of the tens of thousands of kung fu and wushu styles, several hundred might have some relationship to Shaolin.Nearly three decades later, “The Shaolin Temple” has received a blockbuster update, with the backing of the famous center of fighting monks of the title and the setting of the 1982 release. Veteran Hong Kong action director Benny Chan has written a new story and cast some of the biggest names in Chinese cinema — Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse and Fan Bingbing.
It’s the kung fu classic that launched the career of a then little-known 17-year-old Chinese martial arts champion called Jet Li.
Now it’s being remade as a martial arts drama — supposedly with the emphasis on “drama,” with the aging Jackie Chan and Andy Lau in the cast. What, no Jet Li? No Donnie Yen?Read More

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