Weinstein Watch: Dragon Tiger Gate

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This did not particularly brighten my morning. Variety and Screendaily have indicated that the Weinsteins have acquired Dragon Tiger Gate in apparently all English speaking territories. The film opens in Hong Kong in at the end of July, but does anyone care to guess when it will open in North America? Or should I say IF it will open. Since striking out on their own, the Brothers W. have yet to show any signs of treating asian film any better (The Promise anyone?) than when they called the shots at Disney/Miramax. Their shelf is beginning to get loaded with in production titles already: Ong Bak 2, Crouching Tiger Prequel(s). The previous film from the Dragon Tiger Gate crew, a film we rather like around her, Sha Po Lang, is also said to be in their vault in terms of a North American Theatrical or DVD release.

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