Promo Round-up: Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber

Jin Yong’s most contested love triangle, are you #TeamZhaoMin or #TeamZhouZhiruo ?

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth 倚天屠龙记  airs two episodes every Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays on February 27th.

OP by Emil Chau; ED below,  full song by Hu Xia here; Trailer 1; Trailer 2BTS

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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth sets release date on February 27th

The classic wuxia novel is known for propelling the theory that the Ming dynasty was founded by and named after the  Manicheist Ming sect.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth announced its release date of February 27th with a new trailer and a few posters. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan in a fight between three religions and three countries.

Both of the trailers have actually looked interesting to me, and given that there haven’t been a true-to-the-books version made yet, it’ll be interesting to see director Jeffrey Chiang’s take on it given his success with the 2017 version of the Legend of the Condor Heroes.

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Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Sabre releases new posters, concept art

Zeng Shunxi as the embodiment of Tai-chi Zhang Wuji

Upcoming series  Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth , the most morally grey and political of the Condor Trilogy, released an artsy set of new posters and some concept art in anticipation of its release sometimes soon. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan.

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Air date update, February 2019

Airing since Jan 30th:

  • My Father and Daddy 我的亲爹和后爸 starring Zhang Yi, Zhang Guoli and Li Jianyi
  • A World Without Fraud 天下无诈 starring Guo Xiaodong, Xu Yue

Yanshifan: New Youth 艳势番之新青年 – Feb 6
Starring: Huang Zitao, Yi Yangqianxi, Hu Bingqing
Details: 60 eps, daily drama on Dragon TV / Beijing TV
A forward-thinking noble and a commoner band together to save their country. (Extended)

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Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber releases trailer

The background of the poster looks just like the book covers of the Sanlian version!

The trailer for Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth but I believe the first adaptation of the latest edition of the novel  actually looks super solid. The scenery, costumes, and choreograph all look natural, as does Zeng Shunxi’s acting minus one scene.  At least three of the four female leads look dead inside every single scene, though.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the ninth cast unveals

Zeng Shunxi as Zhang Wuji the 9th, at your service.

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber the 9th 倚天屠龙记  has released its first set of stills. I’d always thought this is the perfect Jin Yong novel to adapt for melodramas with idol actors. Glad someone finally took the advice and went for it.  The cast is at least pretty and young , and I already like this Zhou Zhiruo more than the last one.

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The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre to be adapted into a drama for the 9th time

 

The new version of Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Sabre 倚天屠龙记, and is helmed by Jeffrey Chiang, the director of last year’s well-received Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017 (my first reaction to the news was that Deng Chao’s version was only a couple of years ago, until I remembered it aired way back in 2009).

Zeng Shunxi has been cast as male lead Zhang Wuji, though he clearly lacks the skills to bring the character to life. I have higher hopes for Tang Yan’s new employee Chen Yuqi, who was serviceable in Princess Weiyoung.

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