Friday, December 30, 2011

Counterfeit Jet

Yup, this is how I think of Jet Li, in a dress jacket and t-shirt... Really? This is a depiction of Jet Li? Isn't there a death sentence in China for bad wax figure sculptors? If I were Jet Li, I'd demolish this pale imitation with my fists! Here is the source for the photo, with a fluff bio piece on Li.

Jet Li poses with his wax figure in Shanghai [Photo:]

Monday, December 26, 2011

Season's Greetings!

From Hong Kong Movie News, December 1979

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My eBay auctions for Dec 19th!

Back with more auctions of doubles from my personal auctions. Got a couple are rarities in this lot. They might be a little pricier than some of my usual offerings, but these are so hard to find, I can't let them go at bargain basement prices. Stay tuned as there will be some steals in auctions to come. I have a wedding in January that I need to pay for, so stuff is going on the auction block!

Have a look, browse around and if the feeling hits you, BID!

Monday, December 19, 2011

when there was fun to be had at Yonge + Queen

Don't care much about the headliner, but imagine seeing a Zatoichi film on the big screen!?

(from The Toronto Star, December 26 1976)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Run Run Shaw Announces Retirement at Age 104

Legendary producer, Run Run Shaw, co-founder of Shaw Studios, has announced that he will step down from his position of Chairman at TVB, Hong Kong's biggest television company (which he also co-founded) on December 31st.

Shaw's contributions to film and television are nearly untouchable, and my love of film would most certainly be a much more pretentious and less enjoyable beast without his work. I'm beyond thankful for his films. If anyone deserves their retirement, it's him.



Thursday, December 08, 2011

Attention casting agents!

Just found a bunch of photos that were scanned for my old film zine Asian Eye and there are some goodies in that folder. Like this one. AMAZING! The buddy cop film we never knew we needed...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

lastest batch of my auctions (ending Dec 4)

Back with more auctions from my personal Hong Kong movie poster collection!

Thanks to all those who bid on last week's auctions! Your posters are in the mail and I am off to a good start adding to the nest egg for my wedding in January.

All the following auctions are of various doubles from my collection and there are some fine and rare posters here, if I don't say so myself!

Several auctions feature "Buy It Now" pricing for the impatient collectors. Have a look, browse around and if the feeling hits you, BID!

vintage buddha palm blast on eBay!

As I was rooting through the various eBay listings for Hong Kong movie posters, I stumbled across these amazing stills for old Hong Kong swordplay fantasy films from the 50s & 60s. ANIMATED MARTIAL ARTS SUPER POWERS ARE GO! These rare stills feature actors Yu So Chau, Tso Tat Wah, Lau Hark Suen (wo starred in over 460 films!) and Yu Lai Jan in a number of unidentified films, but one seems to be from one of the entries in the Buddha's Palm series. Do I buy myself a Christmas present now?

One of these framed on the walls of the temple would we a great way to start off the New Year...