Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The results are in! Fans are speaking up about Unlucky Stars!
Since the release of the teaser trailer and indiegogo fundraiser campaign for the feature film "Unlucky Stars", the online community has spoken up not only with raising over $3,000 in less than 2 weeks, and close to 8,000 views on YouTube, but an astounding amount of support has been written and posted online via various news blogs and film sites. Check out some of the great press posted:
"It not only showcases old-school hands-on fight choreography, but it will also challenge the "fast-forward-to-the-fight-scene" attitude of this genre with quality plot and well-rounded characters."
"Unlucky Stars Teaser Brings Back Old School Hong Kong Action!"
"Inspired by the golden era of 80s Hong Kong Action Cinema, specifically Sammo Hung's 'Lucky Stars' trilogy, the film follows an action movie star on the run from his bookie."
"Decades later, the iconic films of Hong Kong legends Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan continue to inspire a new generation of stuntmen and filmmakers. Case in point: Unlucky Stars, an in-production independent martial arts comedy directed by and starring Dennis Ruel. As you can tell from the title, the film takes particular inspiration from the Lucky Stars series of films that Sammo popularized in the Eighties. Expect tongue-in-cheek humor and bone-crunching fight choreography."
"The official teaser trailer was released this week, and from the looks of it Unlucky Stars will be an action based comedy about B-level movie stars. The fight scenes featured in the trailer are full of excellently executed martial arts."
"Here is a great homage to the Sammo Hung Lucky Stars series, and dammit I want them finish this full-length feature film. Every scene just tickles my kung fu bone. It even feels like a Sammo Hung 80′s film!"
"You see, nowadays martial arts film or action flicks for that matter, are all a series of fast cut scenes with wires and stunt doubles. Of course, this is needed especially when great actors can’t really perform their own stunts. But where is that old-school feeling that martial arts films used to have? Here’s a fun action-packed movie that features the actors doing their own stunts and they know how to kick-ass."
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"It’s getting harder and harder to find action movies that have convincing fights in them. Most of the time, trick cuts and edits are used to hide an actor’s lack of skill. Sadly, this seems to have become a standard of sorts, and fight sequences are now riddled with fast edits that hide action instead of letting the audience enjoy the beauty of a fight.
Thankfully, there are people out there that feel the same way, and they want to make a difference. Enter Unlucky Stars, a film that takes pride in its strong choreography and action as well as fun characters. You may also recognize the title as a reference to an old Golden Harvest movie, and those with a keen eye for detail will see several homages throughout the film."
Still not convinced? Check out the indiegogo campaign video and decide for yourself if this is a film that you can support! (we hope you please do!)
For more info about Unlucky Stars the movie, please contact director DENNIS RUEL at HAPKIDEN [AT] GMAIL DOT COM
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