Monday, May 21, 2007

DogoftheSouth may not be howling much on Rank these days, but he did alertly point out this promotional video for the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung starring Wang Chien-ming.



This has to be seen to be believed. As DOS put it, they couldn't have made Wang (and Taiwan) look more ridiculous if they tried. You may have thought Taiwan wouldn't be able to surpass the international success it enjoyed with past promotional videos such as the classics You Are Not Alone, Ilha Formosa: Taiwan will Touch Your Heart, and Can You Feel It Coming On, but you would have thought wrong. I think this time Taiwan's publicity geniuses have truly outdone themselves. Among many highlights, I will have to point out the dock worker tango sequence in the "A Culture the World Hasn't Seen" segment (around second 31) as my personal favorite.

2 comments:

amida said...

Well, I've spent a lot of time in Taiwan and I have never seen that culture....

Sean Su said...

Why?!?! Do we really spend out tax dollars on these poor excuses for commercials?

Fine the commercials are bad. But thats just half of it....

Keep in mind you won't find these commercials anywhere in the USA. You won't find them anywhere or anytime on TV, save for once a season on the Pro-China and the heavily anti-Taiwan/USA Sina TV.