Wartime film The Eight Hundred gears up for premiere

Guan Hu’s (Mr. Six, Candle in the Tomb) The Eight Hundred 八佰 focuses on the eight hundred Chinese soldiers who hold Shanghai’s defenses for four days against three hundred thousand Japanese troops. Starring Zhang Yi, Jiang Wu, Huang Zhizhong, Ou Hao, Wang Qianyuan and Du Chun, the film will be released on August 21st.

BTS, Teaser

Theme song Suzhou River by Na Ying and Andrea Bocelli
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Antique Bureau 2 begins streaming

Xia Yu returns to find the fakes.

The second season of antique thriller, Antique Bureau / Mystery of Antiques, began streaming today. This drama had a promo period of like a week, so there are not that many promo material. The director for this actually has a better track record than that of one, so I’m hoping the drama will reflect that. It stars Xia Yu, Wei Chen, and Aly. ThThe series 2 episodes every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and should be available with English subs on WeTV.

Trailer below, pretty theme song by Zhou Shen here.

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Promo Round-up: Empress of the Ming

Tang Wei plays the Empress of the Ming Sun Ruowei, a former noble lady who puts her personal vendetta aside and becomes a respected empress with the help of her husband Zhu Zhanji (Zhu Yawen) and trusted advisor Xu Bin (Qiao Zhenyu).

Ming Dynasty 大明风华 (as it wants to be known as) runs for 62 episodes and airs daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight.

Teaser, Romance teaser

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Zhao Liying’s Our Glamorous Time has an official trailer, to air Nov 11th

Our Glamorous Time revolves around the romance between an aspiring fashion designer (Zhao Liying) and a soldier turned CEO (Jin Han). Throw in some revenge plots and conspiracies set up by business competitors, and you’ve got yourself a 50 episode idol romance drama (I wouldn’t have guessed from the poster alone).

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Yu Haoming, Qiao Zhenyu, Zhang Yixing join Tang Wei in Empress of the Ming

Empress of the Ming: Legend of Sun Ruowei is the latest female-centric drama to star a well-known film actress, and this time Tang Wei will be playing the titular empress. Zhu Yawen, her costar from The Golden Era plays Sun Ruowei’s husband Zhu Zhanji, later known as the Xuande Emperor. Continue reading

Zhao Liying, Jin Han begin filming Our Glamorous Time

Fun fact: Jin Han recently joined Zhao Liying’s studio.

Our Glamorous Time 你和我的倾城时光 has confirmed Zhao Liying (Princess Agents) and up-and-coming actor Jin Han (Chiyun Nan in The Princess Weiyoung) as leads. The drama will revolve around the romance between young white-collar worker Lin Qian and former military officer turned CEO Li Zhicheng.

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