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I just found this online at http://www.upcomingmovies.com/shaolinsoccer.html

Release Date Note: (7/19/02) This was originally scheduled to open on April 5th, 2002, then, August 30th, 2002, and now sometime in the 1st quarter of 2003. (8/16/02) This has been pushed back a little bit again, now to April 11th, 2003. (1/31/03) Miramax has bumped this back another four months to August 8th, 2003. That’s 16 months after its first target date. (6/23/03) Miramax has adjusted this movie a week, from August 8th to August 15th. (8/8/03) Miramax has dumped their plans on giving this film a wide release, going with a platform release starting on September 5th instead. As KungFuCinema.com reports, this decision comes with the news that Miramax has decided to go with the original dialogue (with subtitles) rather than doing an English dub. (9/2/03) Miramax has decided not to release this film this week after all, with no word now on when they might release it to the U.S. public. Might they now be considering sending it direct-to-video? (9/4/03) Miramax is currently looking for a new release date in the 4th quarter of 2003.

And this:

Title Note: (1/5/02) Known as “Shaolin Soccer” in Asia, Miramax is changing the title to “Kung Fu Soccer” for the USA release. (4/10/02) AICN reports that Miramax may have decided (rightly) to change the title back to Shaolin Soccer. (4/12/02) That site has received confirmation that the title has been changed back again. (6/27/02) Now the AICN site’s owner, movie fan Harry Knowles is saying the title may be changed back to “Kung Fu Soccer” again. (7/19/02) Well, Miramax has submitted this film to the MPAA, and it was indeed with the “Shaolin Soccer” title.

And the worst part:

Running Time: 86 minutes (edited down from the 111 minutes of the Asian release)

Someone at Miramax needs a Boot to the Head! (click on this link and truly be enlightened!) Ti Kwan Leep r00ls.

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