Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thank Goodness

...For DVDs

Two years ago I wrote a post on movies that made it to the Chinese movie theaters.
After some digging around I found the list of the 44 foreign films that were released in Beijing’s cinemas in 2008.

Only one French film made the cut (“Asterix and the Olympics”) and surprisingly 5 German movies (didn’t know that they had such a following in China!)

  • Jan: The Pursuit of Happyness; My Blueberry Nights;
  • Feb: Becoming Jane
  • Mar: Atonement; Salir Pitando (Spanish) ; The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep; Le Grand Chef (Shishen Zhengba 食神争霸) (Korean); National Treasure: Book of Secrets; 10,000 BC; Golden Compass
  • Apr: The Children of Huang Shi (Huang Shi de Haizi 黄石的孩子); Taken; The Forbidden Kingdom (Gongfu Zhiwang 功夫之王); Spiderwick Chronicle; Iron Man
  • May: D-War (Korean); Vinci (Polish 2004); Fast Track: No Limits (German); Fool's Gold; 27 Dresses
  • Jun: Kungfu Panda; The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian; Fast Track: No Limits (German)
  • Jul: Hancock; Butterfly on a Wheel (危情24小时 Weiqing 24 xiaoshi); Step Up 2 the Streets
  • Aug: Speed Racer; The Incredible Hulk
  • Sep: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor; Flood (UK); Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (深湖巨兽 Shenhu Jushou) (Canada); The Challenge (终极挑战 Zhongji Tiaozhan) (German – 2005); Asterix and the Olympics (France)
  • Oct: Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D; Hui Buh: The Castle Ghost (呆呆精灵 Daidai Jingling) (Germany); Wanted; Autobahnraser (Germany –2004); Waiting in Beijing (JV)
  • Nov: 007: Quantum of Solace; Babylon AD; Hell Boy 2: The Golden Army
  • Dec: Next; Bolt; Joulutarina (Finland)

Thankfully we have an almost endless selection of DVDs