Sunday, November 21, 2010

and speaking of Devil Fetus...

Here is a review from when a print of Devil Fetus ran in Winnipeg in 2008 (click to enlarge):
And I could link to a clip off the DVD, but instead, here is camcorder footage off the screen when it played in at the Sitges Fantastic Fest a few years ago. Beware! Spoilers!

name this movie!

Got some new posters from a trade I did with a collector in Taiwan and one of the fab scores was this oddity, but I have no idea what it is. At first I thought it might be for Devil Fetus, but looking at the characters for Devil Fetus, clearly not a match. Anyone help out here?

Mystery poster

Close-up of the logo of my mystery poster

Poster for Devil Fetus

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wong Tin-lam passes away (1927-2010)

You might not know the name, but if you have seen some of Johnnie To's films in the past 10 years, you just might recognize Wong Tin-lam from his roles in The Mission and Election 1 & 2. Wong was a respected director who made Cantonese cinema in the 1950s and then moved to TV in the 1970s and ended up writing many of TVB's most popular series including Legend of the Condor Heroes. It was in TV that Wong Tin-lam made another great mark on the cultural landscape, as the mentor for the young assistant directors working under him including Johnnie To and Ringo Lam. And of course, his other great contribution to Hong Kong pop culture - he is Wong Jing's dad.

For more info, read the obit over at HKMDB Daily News (for more photos) and at Asian Film Business.

The cast of Johnnie To's Election in Cannes

Father and Son: Wong Jing and Wong Tin-lam

Monday, November 15, 2010

run baby run: Fatal Termination

I've been absent from blogging, but the other day I was working on archiving my poster/lobbycard collection and came across this gem of a lobbycard that I had to share. It's from Fatal Termination, a film with a WILD stunt scene that I have posted about before. This picture says it ALL. I also scanned a newspaper ad for the film and at the bottom is a YouTube clip of the film for you to experience the mayhem.