New trailer and sneak peek of the action in “Once Upon A Time In Shanghai”

Well, now it appears the floodgates have at last opened on the long-awaited love letter to Shaw Brothers martial arts films, “Once Upon A Time In Shanghai”. Fans who have only had the (admittedly very, very awesome) trailer to whet their appetites over the past several months can at last get a taste of things to come with the newly released trailer for the film. On top of that, a fight clip from the film that has just been released online, which can be viewed here: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjQzNTA2NjQ4.html.

Judging by the style of the action seen in the new trailer and in the clip, action director Yuen Woo-ping appears to have looked to Donnie Yen’s “Ip Man” films as the template for the combat in “Once Upon A Time In Shanghai”. As anyone who has seen either of the “Ip Man” movies will agree, those are splendid martial arts films to look to for inspiration, indeed!

Andy On has really been on a roll these past few years ever since handling the villainous duties in “True Legend”, and Philip Ng seems poised to show the world that he knows what he’s doing when it comes to carrying a martial arts film. The last time I can recall a movie where someone kicked a cigarette out of someone else’s mouth without making contact with their face was Philip Rhee in “Best of the Best”, released all the way in 1989! That, coupled with the spellbinding action in the featured clip, is enough to put the anticipation meter into overdrive!

From the earliest days of childhood, Brad Curran was utterly fascinated by martial arts, his passion only growing stronger after spending time living in the melting pot of Asian cultures that is Hawaii. His early exposure developed into a lifelong passion and fascination with all forms of martial arts and tremendous passion for action and martial arts films. He would go on to take a number of different martial arts forms, including Shaolin Ch'uan fa, Taekwondo, Shotokan Karate and remains a devoted student, avid and eager to continue his martial arts studies. Brad is also an aspiring writer and deeply desires to share his love for martial arts and martial arts movies with the world!

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    Mike Heanue December 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    The Shaw Brother return with a Bang!! Cant wait for this one!!

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