Shaolin Soccer Trailer 2


#1

Anyone heard of the movie ‘Shaolin Soccer’?

I don’t know if this is old or not, or even when it’s coming out. I heard friends tell me about how the trailer’s have been out, yet this is the first I’ve seen.

For those who have not seen it yet, check it out. Looks like a fun flick. I linked to the second trailer.

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-Kilikili


#2

It’s a couple of years old now.

However from what I gather it’s not getting a proper western distribution until next year. Saying that, you can always get an imported DVD with subtitles… It’s definitely worth watching!

:slight_smile:


#3

Shaolin Soccer is a great flick, I love it.

I would recommend getting the chinese release on DVD, as I have heard that the western version may be changed in many ways, for the worse of course…awhile ago I heard is that they were going to change the name to “Kung Fu Soccer” which is nowhere near as nice sounding, and they would change the amazing intro song to the lame, overplayed song, “Kung Fu Fighting”…blech. This may not be the case anymore though.

The subtitled one has a very humourous translation (whether intended or not…it is a comedy)…I think it is very enjoyable the way it is. A retranslation would ruin part of it for me.


#4

They dubbed Shaolin Soccer, changed the soundtrack and cut it to make it into Kung-Fu soccer, but it did so horribly with screening audiences that they went back and are releasing what I believe to be the original movie subtitled with, maybe, a couple of scenes cut, but nothing major. That’s why it wasn’t released last year like it was supposed to be…


#5

Stephen Chow’s ROCK :buttrock:


#6

one of my favorites. i nearly cried during the egg scenes


#7

the US needs to get it’s ass in gear, 2 is already coming out?

I guess i’m just gonna crack down and buy import.


#8

Finally saw this on a subtitled VCD and this was one of the best cinema experiences in a while. It was nutty and exciting and funny and so brave at just being in their own crazy world that it infected everyone in the room… didn’t even mind the Japanese girls as “Jamaicans” part :smiley:

I don’t know what would be worse, editing/changing the crap out of this for American audiences or deciding to just remake the whole thing with Jet Li and Colin Ferrel.

Okay, scratch that… I DO know what would be worse! :smiley:

-Tom


#9

i hope they don’t edit out too much… and i’ll just try to forget those mental images moovieboy.


#10

Originally posted by Neil
the US needs to get it’s ass in gear, 2 is already coming out?

nah i don’t think that’s a sequel…

man that dubbing sux big time… if they want to release a foreign movie, they should just leave it as is, if they think the movie won’t suit the audience without reworking it then don’t release it.


#11

Originally posted by P_T
man that dubbing sux big time… if they want to release a foreign movie, they should just leave it as is, if they think the movie won’t suit the audience without reworking it then don’t release it.

I dunno, to be honest the dubbing didn’t bother me much in the trailer. I saw the original release (subtitled) on an import DVD a few months ago. It was definitely one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a while, they had some of the most fantastic sight gags. However, the subtitles were HORRIBLE! It seemed as though it was translated by someone who was just learning English. Plus, verbal comedy rarely works well with subtitles (especially with the broken English). Some of the jokes are completely lost in translation anyway, so a dub would only add some verbal humor to the already kick-ass visual stuff in the film. Even if the dub doesn’t add anything to the film, it’ll allow the audience to focus on the visuals instead of being constantly distracted by text, and in this film the visuals are the most important part anyway. I wont see it in the theater, but I’ll probably buy the dubbed version of the DVD.


#12

oh wow shaolin soccer was such a great movie, just pure entertainment and good laughs…cant believe its taken so long for it to be released in the west.

There was an upheaval when it was released, something about it being a mockery to soccer an shaolin and that it was gona give soccer a bad name and blah blah blah…

cant wait for it to be released over here in little nz( it seems we always get things released last):cry:


#13

thing is here in states nobody gives a shit about soccer. i own the movie on dvd for a while and its a good movie but i dont see the market for the movie here.

now if it was Shaolin NFL that would be a different…:slight_smile:


#14

Originally posted by moovieboy
[B]Finally saw this on a subtitled VCD and this was one of the best cinema experiences in a while. It was nutty and exciting and funny and so brave at just being in their own crazy world that it infected everyone in the room… didn’t even mind the Japanese girls as “Jamaicans” part :smiley:

-Tom [/B]

Tom, for your information, there’s no Japanese girls in Shaolin Soccer. The “Jamaican” hair-styled girl is Cecilia Cheung. She was very beautiful then, but now she’s become …


#15

haha, well with the directions we’re going here with sports it might also do better as Shaolin Nascar :rolleyes:


#16

Originally posted by Sheep Factory
[B]thing is here in states nobody gives a shit about soccer. i own the movie on dvd for a while and its a good movie but i dont see the market for the movie here.

now if it was Shaolin NFL that would be a different…:slight_smile: [/B]

heh yeah. americans and their boring sports. NFL, baseball… Nascar ( going in circles for hours. who comes up with these ) boooring…


#17

Originally posted by freeDNA
Tom, for your information, there’s no Japanese girls in Shaolin Soccer. The “Jamaican” hair-styled girl is Cecilia Cheung. She was very beautiful then, but now she’s become …

Thanks for the correction! :thumbsup:

-Tom


#18

This was one of the Funniest movies evar, I saw it last year, its been on dvd for quite some time in Japan. I personaly don’t care for soccar, but the movie is not about soccar per se. In short, import the dvd from china, i think it can be found for less then $20usd and its soo worth it.


#19

In short, import the dvd from china, i think it can be found for less then $20usd and its soo worth it. [/B]

I went ahead and bought a regionless DVD on Ebay for about 10 dollars shipped from Canada. It’s an authentic DVD imported from overseas with english subtitles. Also floating around there is a widescreen/boxed/collectible version.

-Kilikili


#20

I saw this movie a year ago in france when they had a film festival and movie ticket prices were 3 euros. I got jiped out of 3 euros. not only did I lose my time by watching this movie but I lost 3 euros. the reason I didnt walk out was because I was saying to myself a good part is about to come a good part is about to come. and then the movie was over. no good parts, no funny part unless you think that someone being madly in love with a wart infested person is funny.

to whoever made this movie please give me my money back for you already stole something you can never give me back: an hour and a half of my life and my dignity.

and also please never make a movie again stick to something you know such as garbage man because all you can make is trash.

and for some reason it seems that im the only person in existense who did not like this movie