Thursday, December 16, 2010

12.16.2010 - News

Here's a full list of the 668 Shaw Brothers titles available on the ZiiEagle mentioned yesterday. Trying to figure out which titles haven't been released on DVD, was Best Hustler Wins released? Cunning Hustler? Dear Murderer? Queen Hustler? Murder on the Wedding Night? The Gambling Syndicate? Trapeze Girl? (ZiiEagle's list of 668 films) This list at Shaw Brothers Reloaded might correspond to some of the new titles. Also, check out duriandave's "Missing" Shaw Films Found in Creative's ZiiEagle Movie Box

500 hours of TV next?

'If You Are The One 2' Gets Dec. 24 US Release
If You Are the One 2, by Aftershock director Feng Xiaogang will be the first Chinese film ever to release in North America on the same day as it premieres at home, marking a milestone in China’s push to raise its movie industry profile around the world.
On Christmas Eve, China Lion Film Distribution is set to release the second installment of the comedic on-again-off-again love saga starring Ge You and Shu Qi in 20 AMC and Cineplex Theatres in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, all cities with significant Chinese populations.

Jiang Wen's Let the Bullets Fly, set in Southwest China in the 1900s, premiers nationwide Thursday, following on from hits like Korean director Kim Ji-Woon's The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (2008).
At a preview screening in Beijing last week, laughter filled the theater. "I cannot recall what is the funniest part of the film, because there was a constant barrage of comedy," 28-year-old white collar worker Tan Li told the Global Times.

His new film may be full of gross-out sex and violence, but it's really all about love

Mr. and Mrs. Incredible held an opening ceremony and trailer release in Shenzhen's IMAX theater on Dec. 15
Sandra Ng

Director Vincent Kok, producer Peter Chan and Sandra Ng attended the event
Miyazaki edition of the Mr. and Mrs. Incredible poster

Sandra Ng, Louis Koo
Opens January 31

Here's the Peter Chan-produced animated short film promoting Hong Kong Tourism (i.e., shopping) that was released earlier. 

New fan-made Midnight Beating poster (Sina)

Apparently when the photos originally circulated on the internet netizens thought that they were real personal  photos of Francis Ng and an unknown girl. A statement had to be issued to confirm that they were publicity photos for Midnight Beating. The phrase, hoisted by their own petard, comes to mind. (Sina) (Thanks, V)

Four prospective 'Mou girls' training in Nanjing for Zhang Yimou's 13 Women of Jinling/Thirteen Girls in Jinling were expelled after they were caught micro-blogging. The four unfortunates admitted their error but were cast out nevertheless thus ruining the future hopes of stardom. (Photos) (Sina), 2

Mavis Fan - deleted scene
Mavis Fan's love scene will be deleted from the theatrical version of Derek Tsang's Lover's Discourse. The scene will be included in the DVD. (Sina)

Huang Yi and Louis Koo in an emotional scene from The Road Less Traveled

MSN: Vivian Hsu announces she is single
A few days ago, when Vivian received the Yahoo! Most Searched Chinese Actress award on stage, the actress however strongly expressed that she is single and does not have a boyfriend. Her strong attitude and self-contradictions created speculations of a split.

Vivian Hsu

Stephen Fung and Vivian Hsu in Japan this August.

Joyce was speaking at an anti-drug event with MC Jin (Xinhua)


duriandave said...

Lydia Sum once experimented with drugs

Maybe she was getting in character for Social Characters (1969), in which, according to the HKFA, she plays a character named BB Jane who becomes a LSD addict who needs sex all the time!

dleedlee said...

Now that sounds like something I want to see!

Glenn, kenixfan said...

What kind of bizarro world am I living in when If You Are The One 2 comes out in the US on 24 December while I am in friggin' HK where it doesn't come out until 13 January?

I mean, really. Obviously it will be a hit here but delaying the release until 13 January will only encourage bootlegging, I'm sure.

Not that the film will be any masterpiece but I just want to see it.

Theaters here are now cluttered with Harry Potter and Tron, it looks like.

dleedlee said...

Remember what Dorothy said, There's no place like home,... ;D

If I recall correctly, If You Are the One did poorly in Hong Kong and Feng Xiaogang made some nasty remarks blasting HK'ers at the time. Or was it The Banquet?