Monday, February 22, 2010

insuarance for falling limbs

And to follow up the post for Tiger Cage which happens to star Donnie Yen, just found this via the forum at the HK database:

Actor Donnie Yen insures limbs for S$17.9m each

"Yen's insurance policies must have cost him a pretty penny in premiums but it is probably just a tiny fraction of the 60 million yuan (S12.2 million) he made from the four movies he acted in last year. "

Little did I know the true nature of the fists of fortune that I was pointing to when I met him last year at the Hong Kong International Film Fest!

HK poster a day #22 - Tiger Cage / 特警屠龍

Two styles of poster and two newspaper ads for Yuen Wo-ping's slam bang action flick!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

HK poster a day #21 - Shaolin vs Lama / 少林鬥喇嘛

Been lax with the poster updates and the reason why? Been deep in the archiving process with my collection. Currently taking photos of all the lobbycards that I have, so expect to see some of those cropping up in the near future. In the meantime, any votes on who will win in this fight to the death?

Shaolin vs Lama / 少林鬥喇嘛 (1983)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HK poster a day #20 - In the Lap of God / 蠻荒的童話

In the Lap of God / 蠻荒的童話 (1991)
Director: Lo Gin
Cast: Roy Cheung Yiu-Yeung, Irene Wan Pik-Ha, Francis Ng Chun-Yu

In addition to this low res and bland poster is this hot and spicy lobby card for the film, sure to delight fans of breasts and rifles!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

HK poster a day #19: The Master Strikes Back / 教頭發威

The Master Strikes Back / 教頭發威 (1984)
Director: Sun Chung
Cast: Ti Lung, Michael Chan Wai-Man, Sibelle Hu Hui-Zhong, Wong Yu,Fan Siu-Wong, Ku Feng, Phillip Ko Fei

Monday, February 08, 2010

Contest! HK poster a day #18: Furious Dragon / 赤手空拳

Okay, technically this one is Taiwanese and not from Hong Kong, but this project is more aptly titled: "A poster a day from Colin's Asian collection".

Now, how about a caption contest for this guy getting the boot?

Time for readers of this blog to step up! A mystery prize (HK film themed) will be sent to the author of the most cleaver caption, picked by Jeff and I. Entries can choice the speech balloon typle for added dramatic effect! Start scribbling and leave your captions in the comments. Deadline for entries - Monday Feb 15th

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

HK poster a day #16 - Spectacular

No idea on what this one is about or its orgin, but looks like Chinese acrobat showcase pic. Love that legwork! I have around 30 copies of this poster, so if anyone needs one....

Monday, February 01, 2010

HK poster a day #15 - The Last Blood / 驚天12小時

The Last Blood / 驚天12小時 (1991)
UK re-title: Hard Boiled 2
Director: Wong Jing
Action Director: Blacky Ko Sau-Leung
Cast: Alan Tam Wing-Lun, Andy Lau Tak-Wah, Eric Tsang Chi-Wai, Leung Kar-Yan

My intern and I are busy archiving and cross indexing the posters today and we came across this one. Showed her the trailer and told her how it was one of the first HK laser discs that I rented, to which she asked, "What's a laser disc?" Kids these days... I need to take a better picture of the main picture, but like the two alternative styles of the poster.

Here is the UK video trailer were it was marketed as HARD BOILED 2, which actually works even though the showdown in a hospital is the only connection...