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Jiang Luxia and Chrissie Chau to bust vampires!

Twitch got news that Jiang Luxia and Chrissie Chau will be teaming up to fight vampire, kung fu style. As Vampire cops! And no title was given for this film, making my Google Alerts Fu very sad.

Dennis Law sez:
“It’s about kung-fu vampire killers. I want to combine the basic elements of BAD BLOOD and WOMB GHOSTS – ghosts and kung fu together in a kind of Chinese underworld movie, set in the present day. The heroes are a team of vampire police – police operating in the vampire world. Chrissie will be one of them, together with Jiang Lu Xia (from BAD BLOOD). I want to combine martial arts actors from the mainland with Chrissie and some pretty young models from Hong Kong to make an exciting vampire kung fu movie for young people. I’ve also got Chin Siu Ho, from Mr. VAMPIRE. He’s in his late 40s, now but can still fight! Also Yuen Wah will star as the big evil vampire. In the supporting cast I’ll also have Maggie Siu and Pinky Cheung. We’ve got the script and production will start in early June, so probably we’ll be releasing it early next year.”

Uh…I saw Bad Blood this past weekend, and it had some good and a lot of bad (review coming soon) but Jiang Luxia was great in it despite the fact they made her mute. Maybe she’ll get to talk in this one and not be all somber like in Coweb. A little personality is all I ask. Since we dumped the Chrissie Chau glam shots in the news article for Beach Spike, we’ll have to dig up some different pictures to close out this article… And good luck getting good shots of Jiang Luxia doing anything. When TarsTarkas.NET shows up on the first page of Google Image Search it is time to redefine your search terms.

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - March 15, 2010 at 11:46 pm

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Upcoming Film: Bad Blood

Bad Blood
Bad Blood is an upcoming Hong Kong action film that got our interest because Jiang Luxia has a role. Besides her, the film itself looks like it has some neat fighting sequences. Unfortunately, their official website is a Flash-heavy slow loading mess. The plot concerns a Triad boss getting executed, and the massive fighting for the empty seat that follows. And someone is secretly behind it all, of course. Simon Yam rules, so here’s hoping for a good actioner!

Simon Yam Tat Wah
Andy On Chi Kit
Bernice Liu Bik Yi
Hung Yan Yan
Chris Lai Lok Yi
Pinky Cheung Man Chi
Jiang Lu Xia
Ken Lo Hui Kwong
Michael Chan Wai Man
Lam Suet

Jiang Luxia plays Dumby, a mute girl. Once again, they’re making a charismatic person non-charismatic. But the director of Coweb also has a role in Bad Blood, so that will be interesting.

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - November 15, 2009 at 12:26 am

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New Review – Coweb

The new review is up: Coweb! Coweb is a disappointment considering how hyped we were for it. But there is some entertainment. And a future big star! Lots of pictures and a video clip. Read it today!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - August 5, 2009 at 4:22 pm

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Coweb (Review)


aka Zhang wu shuang

Directed by Xiong Xin Xin

Coweb is part of several films that showed up around the same time involving a lone female fighter beating the tar out of lots and lots of people. Others include Chocolate, High-Kick Girl, and Fighter. So of course TarsTarkas.NET was paying attention, because we are all about girl power. Or at least

Jiang Luxia is the Chinese Nation-wide Wushu Champion in Shaolin quan. She has a host of other sports accolade and is the Chief Trainer on the Practical Ladies Self-Defense program on Jiange Luxia is also an expert in Martial Arts Repertoire, Practical Self-Defense, Qiqong, Taijiquan and Crossbow techniques. First showed up on the scene after she started posting online shorts of herself doing wushu moves in 2007 under the name Mao Er Bao Bei (translates as “Cat-Eared Baby.”) I think this is the link to her video blogs, but to get to the older videos you have to go a few pages back because there are a lot of Coweb shorts before that. She was also on a show hosted by Jackie Chan to find new kung fu stars. What is weird is her videos show her being full of energy and smiling and having a positive attitude, but Coweb keeps her in a somber tone the entire film. Completely drains her personality. That is one of several mistakes that hurt Coweb, however, Jiang Luxia is beyond awesome and will be a big star (assuming she doesn’t get horribly injured.)

Coweb was rumored to have a cameo by Edison Chen (fresh of his sex photo scandal) but the mainland DVD version I watched did not have Edison Chen in it at all. I was disappointed because I wanted to see him get beat up, but maybe Mainland China cut him out and he will still show up if this ever gets released in Hong Kong. As mentioned, the only way this film has been released outside of a few festivals is on a Mainland China DVD, dubbed in Mandarin with no subs. That’s not entirely accurate, there are Chinese subtitles, which were ran through an auto-translator thanks to the magic of the internet. Thus, incredibly confusing English subtitles played while I watched this, but I just ignored them (I left them on some of the screencaps for humor’s sake)

Coweb is the directorial debut of Xiong Xin Xin (aka Hung Yan-Yan), who is an action choreographer and stunt double, who also became an actor just to show off his wushu acrobatic moves.

Nie Yi Yi (Jiang Luxia) – Nie Yi Yi is a wushu instructor and mall security guard getting over the death of her father, who becomes a bodyguard for a private businessman’s wife, which then leads to a kidnapping trouble. Nie Yi Yi then beats up everyone everywhere, because they all deserve it. Nie Yi Yi translates as Clinging according to the terrible subs.
Chung Tin (Sam Lee Chan-Sam) – Nie Yi Yi’s childhood friend who recruits her to be a bodyguard. There is more to Chung than meets the eye, but he is not a robot. Sam Lee is one of the “Gen-X” HK actors, most of which were actually in the HK movie Gen-X Cops.
Ho Kwun (Eddie Cheung Siu-Fai) – Ho Kwun is a debonair tycoon who hires Yi Yi to watch over his wife, then is kidnapped along with the wife and becomes the object of rescue.
Susan (Peggy Tseng Pei-Yu) – Susan is the wife of Ho Kwun and is the woman Yi Yi was hired to protect. Yi Yi does such a good job Susan is kidnapped almost immediately. Nobody knows anything about Peggy Tseng Pei-Yu.
Song Li Shan (Kane Kosugi) – The final opponent of Yi Yi and the business partner of Ho Kwun who is originally blamed for the kidnappings. Kane Kosugi is probably the most famous in th US for going all Return of the Jedi in Godzilla: Final Wars and is the son of Sho Kosugi. He was previously on TarsTarkas.NET in DOA: Dead or Alive.

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High Kick Girl and Coweb – more women kicking butt!

We got a pair of female fighter movies to report on, and thanks to already released films Chocolate (Thailand) and Fighter (Denmark), this will be four such films in a short amount of time. Ignoring the fact that all four films are from different countries, is this the beginning of a whole slew of female fighter films? Because, that would be awesome! All four films also feature martial artists, not actresses, and they are all the film debuts of those girls. Now all we need is some enterprising producers to go and make some team-up movies and combine these girls together.

High Kick Girl – Japan

A cute high school girl who learns Karate must take on a group of secret fighters with help from her Karate master.

High Kick Girl
Rina Takeda will be starring in this one.

Official Blog – It is all in Japanese, so I hope you can read Japanese or are good at faking it.
High Kick Girl

UPDATE: Here is another trailer that is longer

Coweb – Hong Kong
Xiong Xin Xin Directs this one.

Jiang Luxia stars, she was a contestant in a show Jackie Chan ran to find the next kung fu film stars. Her character fights lots of bad guys who have kidnapped her boss. But the whole thing is a trick and her fights are being recorded and used by illegal gamblers. I think she will be pretty mad and have to beat more people up, right?

Will come out in March.

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - January 5, 2009 at 2:25 pm

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