Here's the Full Scoop on iQiyi's July 2021 Film Lineup - Reel Advice Movie Reviews

Monday, July 5, 2021

Here's the Full Scoop on iQiyi's July 2021 Film Lineup

This July, iQiyi International, presents a slate of all-star East Asian film blockbusters from China, Japan, and Korea.

ANIMATION: 

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train"
Holding the highest box-office record in Japanese film history so far, "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" performed exceptionally well in box office worldwide and received overwhelmingly positive reviews. With over US$474.6 million in revenue around the globe, it was the best-selling film in 2020. The story continues after the television series. After completing the training at Butterfly Mansion, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke board the Mugen Train  towards the darkness. On this train, they meet up with Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku to embark on a new mission.

"Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond"

The highly-beloved animation Natsume Yujin-cho has been adapted into a feature film in "Ephemeral Bond" where Takashi reunites with classmate Yuki, and meets with Yorie Tsumura who knows Reiko. Yorie is having a serene life with her only son Mukuo in a village that seems to have mysterious spirits. On the way back from the investigation, a seed attached to Nyanko-sensei drops at the front yard of Fujiwara’s residence. The seed grows and bears fruits overnight. After accidentally eating the fruit that resembles him, Nyanko-sensei suddenly has two doubles.

THRILLER: 

"Voice of Silence" (starring Yoo Ah-in and Yoo Jae-myung) 
Tae-in and Chang-bok are vegetable vendors in daytime, and handle corpses for mafia groups at night. After being dragged into a kidnapping incident, their life is getting out of their control. The film is nominated for both major film awards in Korea (Blue Dragon Film Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards), and Yoo Ah-in is awarded Best Actor on both occasions. The film tackles the grim reality at the bottom of society with dark humor and resonates well with viewers.

"Recalled" (starring Seo Yea-ji)
After losing her memories, Soo-jin gradually gets her life back on track with support from her husband. In the process, she also receives the capability to foresee the future. While trying to help others with this gift, she also witnesses her husband murders someone. This major secret starts to wreak havoc in her memories. After premiering in Korea in April, the film stayed as the top-selling film for weeks.
 
"Pipeline" (starring Seo In-guk) 
Director Yoo Ha spent four years in production for "Pipeline". The story describes a group of thieves trying to steal crude oil located dozens of meters underground. 

ROMANCE:

"My Love" (starring Greg Hsu and Zhang Ruo-nan) 
In "My Love", he and Zhang Ruo-nan portray an emotional love story across 15 years, from high school to college, and from dating to marriage.

"Passage of My Youth" (starring Zhang Zi-feng and Song Wei-long)
Adapted from the namesake novel by Lu Yi-ge, the story follows Jiang He, who studies very hard to catch up with learning genius Jiang Hai. Eventually, they go to Britain together for college, and encounter many heartwarming and emotional events.

"Why Women Cheat" (starring Deng Kai and Yao Xiao-xiao). 

Why Women Cheat is a historical romantic fantasy based on an ancient legend in Southeast Asia. It’s a romance between a kind princess at a coastal country and a “snake god” princess at a neighboring country.

Other films on iQiyi International’s slate include "The Rescue" (directed by Dante Lam and stars Eddie Peng), "A Writer's Odyssey" (starring Lei Jiayin and Yang Mi), "Detective Chinatown Vol. 2" (starring by Wang Baoqiang and Liu Haoran), as well as several Wuxia classics remakes with "The Legend of the Condor Heroes: The Dragon Tamer" and "King of The New Beggars".
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