The 800-The first Asian movie entirely shot with IMAX cameras! In Theaters August 28, 2020
Updated: Sep 20
I have been sent information on a movie that even I have not heard about until this morning when Robyn with Taro PR shared this with me. Below includes information on the film and where the film will be playing in theaters across Canada starting next Friday!
August 28, 2020
OU Hao, JIANG Wu, ZHANG Yi, WANG Qianyuan, DU Chun, LI Chen
The film is based on true stories taking place during the Sino-Japanese war in Shanghai, China, in 1937, the battle and protection of the Si Hang Warehouse. There are around 400 soldiers (so-called Eight Hundred Heroes in history), holding out against numerous waves of Japanese forces for 4 days and 4 nights
Vancouver, BC: SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, Cineplex Marine Gateway, Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis, Landmark Cinemas Grand 10 Kelowna, Landmark Cinemas Nanaimo
Toronto, ON: Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP, Cineplex Richmond Hill, Cineplex Scarborough, Cineplex Yonge-Dundas and VIP, Landmark Kingston, Landmark Kanata Ontario
Mississauga, ON: Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga
Ottawa, ON: Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
Ajax, ON: Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas
Montreal, QC: Cineplex Forum
Winnipeg, MB: Cineplex Cinema City Northgate
Edmonton, AB: Cinema City Movies 12
Calgary, AB: Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
Halifax, NS: Scotiabank Theatre Halifax
The Eight Hundred is the 1st Asian movie entirely shot with IMAX cameras.
World-class Hollywood team recruited in production included Academy Award-nominated visual effects supervisor Tim Crosbie (X-Men: Days of Future Past), action director Glenn Boswell (The Thin Red Line), and composers Rupert Gregson-Williams (Hacksaw Ridge) and Andrew Kawczynski (Dunkirk).
Full-scale sets were meticulously constructed to ensure historical accuracy and authenticity. These included the Sihang Warehouse, the Suzhou River, and numerous buildings that made up the glamorous Shanghai International Settlement.
About CMC Pictures
CMC Pictures is the film platform of CMC Inc. and is engaged in development, production, marketing, promotions, domestic and international distribution of live-action and animation films. Our partners range from top local filmmakers to major Hollywood studios, and experienced producers and directors around the globe. We are committed to producing and distributing high-quality local and international films that meet the needs of both the Chinese and global markets. CMC Pictures has produced and/or distributed many commercially and critically successful films including The Meg, Red Amnesia, Black & White 2: The Dawn of Justice, Fleet of Time, The Adventures, Wild City, Lost in White, etc. The company’s distribution and marketing network covers 281 cities in 103 countries on five continents. CMC Pictures has also successfully distributed more than 50 top Chinese films outside of China, including The Wandering Earth, Wolf Warriors 2, Ne Zha, and My People, My Country. CMC Pictures is one of the largest and the most influential film companies in China and the largest and leading overseas distribution platform for Chinese-language films in the world.
About CMC Inc.
CMC Inc. is a leading media and entertainment conglomerate founded and led by Mr. Ruigang Li. Based out of the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong, CMC Inc. is known for its prominent strengths in premium content across multiple genres, which include film, drama, variety show, game show, financial media, documentary, short video, fashion & lifestyle, concert, theatre, live entertainment event, sports, and music. The company also has a comprehensive scope of content-related businesses such as artists and sports agencies, cinemas, theme parks, and urban recreational complexes.