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Spiderman in China….

Movie Geek

I admit it! I am one of those geeky fans who waits in line at Midnight for the opening day of new movies. At least I was until I came here and there were no new flicks….

Unless the Bush administration’s decision to slam new tarrifs on the Chinese queers the deal with some new tit-for-tat retaliation, film goers are in for a change. I expect I will be in line to watch the Premeire of the new Peter Parker Peril Pic’ in China!

Arguably, the Motion Picture Association of America says believes they “lost” $244 million to DVD pirates in China last year and Chinese film studios failed to realize $2.5 billion because of IPR theft. Whatever the number, I think this upcoming pre-emptive strike is a smart manuever and I am anxious to track the box-office numbers.

“Spider-Man 3” will premiere in China on May 3, the day before it opens in North America, China’s top overseas film import official said Thursday. The move is designed to secure a strong opening at the boxoffice before pirated copies have a chance to flood the market.

From the Hollywood Reporter: “Yuan Wenqiang, president of state-run China Film Group’s Film Import & Export Corp., said that releasing Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man 3″ in China first — during the peak moviegoing season around the weeklong national holiday that kicks off May 1 — was a testament to the growing importance of China’s theatergoers in the eyes of Hollywood.” Whatever…

I am sure that there are already $.60 studio copies, complete with Chinglish subtitles, out there somewhere, but I am fluffing up the sleeping bag and stocking up on Snickers bars in anticipation just the same….

Click here or on the cartoon above to view the trailer

Just for the synchronistic record: I took the Superhero online quiz today and (I am not kidding) here are the results:

You are Spider-Man

Green Lantern
The Flash
Iron Man
Wonder Woman
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

Click here to take the quiz

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Spiderman in China….”

  1. Chris (Eyes East)on Apr 1st 2007 at 2:18 am

    It should be sweet flick. I’m hoping it comes to Dalian, too.

    I remember hearing a while back someone proposing to release DVDs on the same day a film came out in theaters. The idea was that it gave people a legit way to watch at home and took some incentive away from privacy. But that was probably two years ago, and I haven’t heard much since.

  2. The Flash (pandapassport)on Apr 1st 2007 at 6:51 am

    Interesting quiz.

    Also looking forward to that movie.
    I’ll see if we can’t find it on tudou or yukou upon release.

  3. Truffleson Apr 1st 2007 at 11:01 am

    here is what i got in the test:

    You are CHINA-MAN: You will only care about yourself, therefore you will never queue, and you WILL spit and blow your nose anywhere.

    Which one is the superpower…

  4. Coach Markon Apr 1st 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for the post! It was a good read. I thought the quiz was amusing, too.

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