As it gets closer to the release of Tsui Hark’s Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate Inn, I find it frustrating that it appears that no American distributor has picked up the film yet. This seems like a natural for someone like IFC or The Weinstein Company. (Of course, if Harvey Weinstein were to pick up the film there is the inherit danger that he would let it it on a shelf for over a year before remembering to send it out to theaters.)

But as the rest of the world gets ready to see the 3D remake of the 1967 martial arts film Dragon Gate Inn, two new trailers have popped up. They are virtually identical, but the first one is for the Australian release and thus is subtitled. I’m not sure what is going on with the second one, the audio slides out of synch with the video early on and then the whole thing plays again without any sound.

Hopefully this will get picked up soon by a distributor with the intention of giving it a strong theatrical release. This is one of the few films I am actually looking forward to seeing in 3D and would hate to have to see it for the first time in 2D on home video.

Via Bleeding Cool.

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