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    February 17, 2009

    News Edition 17.02.2009

    [source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/director-jackie-chan-film-too-violent-china-ap]

    Jackie Chan's new movie "Shinjuku Incident" is deemed too violent to be released in the Mainland of China. Again, releasing a film cause so much trouble. Earlier, The Dark Knight also facing difficulty to be released and ended up no treleased. The prospect is the same for this. The movie director, Derek Yee said any adjustment by trimming down the violence sequences in the movie may hurt the intergrity of the movie, therefore to safeguard the movie, no release will be made in China. The same opinion was also expressed by Jackie Chan himself who invested and acted in the movie.

    The scenes include characters' hands been chopped and pierced with knives may be the subject of debate but not releasing the US$ 25 million film, a film considered expensive by Asian standard, in China may hurt its financial prospect. China is a new emerging movie market where blockbusters can raked up million of dollars.

    [source: http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=24212]

    Who said Friday the 13th as seen in this month where the 13th is fall on the Friday is not lucky at all. Raking in US$ 42.2 million in US Box Office is a lucky one for the Michael Bay reboot of Jason Voorhees in a masked serial killer of Friday The 13th. The killer splasher easily beat fellow opener The Confession of a Shopaholic and The International.

    The movie made US$ 19.6 million on Friday but saw substantial fall on Saturday and Sunday which may hurt its second week take and overall chances of passing the century digit. The only movie that opened at this region but failed to achieve the mark as far as I remembered was Cloverfield. The marketing for the movie works with a frightful trailer. Another add on was the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen trailer.
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