Tuesday, March 24, 2009

just another day in Hong Kong

Nicest Master Killer in Showbiz...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

get on the bus

More double decker bus ads in HK including Michelle Yeoh pimping something drinkable. Didn't know she still had street cred in HK.

the streets are alive with Chan

One of the treats of the trip is going to be tomorrow night... the premiere of Derek Yee's SHINJUNKU INCIDENT starring Jackie Chan in what sounds to be a primarily dramatic role. Really loved Yee's ONE NITE IN MONGKOK and was a fan when he was a star at the Shaw Brothers, so really looking forward to this. Also, going to the black tie cocktail before the screening. Okay, now I'm bragging. Can you blame me? Below are some pics of promotions around the Central district of HK and some happy sightseers at Madame Tussauds at the Peak tram station pose with the wax image of Chan.

return to a better tomorrow

I find myself back in Hong Kong after 2 years. Here for the HK Filmart and some of the HKIFF. Only been here a day and already have taken loads of snapshots and gone back to places from previous visits. Here are my posts from the last visit. Get ready for some fun stuff!

the master killer
Johnnie To On Location Photo Exhibit
in the land of kung fu
sitting with the masters: revenge of iMovie...

Friday, March 06, 2009

the case of the missing duck

Great little piece at The Guardian about the history and mystery of the first Hong Kong film ever made, "Stealing a Roast Duck". There is a small debate whether or not that was the first production or was the film, "Zhuangzi Tests His Wife". Reporter Matthew Scott talks to HK film critic Law Kar to try and get to the bottom of it all.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

wong fei-hung posters

Big thanks to Carol for pointing this one out to me. I realize that I don't read and talk enough about the great work Jean Lukitsh does with the Electric Shadows blog entries over at Kung Fu Cinema. It's always a source for regualr and in-depth postings. Some recent subjects have been:
The Tai Chi choreography of Yuen Woo-ping, Part 1
Dressed to Kill: The Films of Lily Ho
The Real Deal: Donnie Yen and the Fu Legacy
The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam
(That one's a Canadian film! It is my patriotic duty to point that out)
Magic Taoism: 'White Bone Yin Yang Sword, Part 1
The Heroine Yu So-chau
And then there is this AMAZING gallery of posters/handbills for the old Kwan Tak-Hing Wong Fei-hung films. Be sure to check it out. I am only showing two of several images Jean has posted. I would so buy t-shirts of these film titles. Just a simple one colour screen would look so cool. And the translations of some of them are terrific. I'd pay for a ticket right away based on them!
Wong Fei-hung's Three Battles with the Unruly Girl,
How Wong Fei-hung and his Wife Eradicated the Three Rascals
How Wong Fei-hung Vanquished the Bully at the Red Opera Float
Wong Fei-hung's Seven Battles With Fiery Unicorn

match of the century

This is from one of the trade mags at the European Film Market, that just wrapped up in Berlin a few weeks ago. Currently in development. Who knows if this film will ever actually happen. Stallone is attached to direct. The Stallone - Chan project never worked out. Will this?