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July 27, 2009

July 27, 2009

Message of ‘Overheard’: Don’t Be Greedy

McDull’s Big Success at Box Office

Latest Stills of ‘Bodyguards and Assassins’

Michelle Reis
Michelle Reis in costume for Bodyguards and Assassins

Shaw Bros. returns with trio of films
Aptly named ‘Turning Point’ [English name for the Laughing Gor film ]to lead new slate, August release

In addition to “Turning Point,” the studio is now developing three films, two of which will begin production this year. The first is the US$5 million ensemble comedy “House of 73 Tenants,” a sequel-of-sorts to a 1973 Shaw Brother blockbuster, executive produced by Hong Kong multi-hyphenate Eric Tsang and co-directed by Tsang and Riley Yip
The story revolves around the lessees of a Hong Kong market-styled shopping mall made up of tiny stores. Filming will commence in September at the Shaw Studios for a 2010 Chinese New Year release date.

Hong Kong film “Overheard” premieres on mainland

HK indie filmmakers taking the lead
Three independent Hongkong productions due for release this year

» Break Up Club (director: Barbara Wong): The director con-tinues to focus on Hongkong’s youth culture, with Jaycee Fong and Fiona Sit starring as young lovers dealing with broken hearts.

» Dream Home (director: Pang Ho-cheung): Josie Ho plays a local girl who’ll do anything to get the house of her dreams – even murder. With Eason Chan and Anthony Wong.

» Christmas Rose (director: Charlie Young): The former pop idol’s debut as a director looks at a young man who succumbs to greed and temptation when he enters the world of big business

Donnie Yen magazine spread


Aaron Kwok plays a werewolf type character in Benny Chan’s City Under Siege

Tortured soul - Aaron Kwok’s Murderer



Jia Zhangke released an English verison of his book Interview with Chinese Workers - 24 Cities at the Hong Kong Book Fair

Jia to make first big-budget film
Hong Kong director Johnnie To, known for his stylish action thrillers, is the producer.



Gillian Chung gets a visit from Joey Yung and Kenny Kwan before rehearsing for upcoming stage musical “I Ought to be in Pictures” - photos

Screen Daily: Malaysia’s Yasmin Ahmad dies aged 51
Yasmin Ahmad laid to rest

A couple of the Sam Hui songs used in Yasmin Ahmad’s Sepet

Blink and you missed it, the theme from Shanghai Tan/The Bund by Frances Yip

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for those Sam Hui videos! It was actually hearing those two songs in Sepet that made me go out and get a CD compilation of Sam Hui’s hits. And nice to see a translation for “From the Heart of a Loafer”. :D

    And I was also glad to read that McDull is pushing Harry Potter and Transformers off of Chinese screens.

    Comment by duriandave — July 27, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

  2. I went back and rewatched Sepet yesterday. And it was still as good as I remembered it to be the first time around. ;)

    I didn’t see a video version with translated lyrics of Life is a Game of Chess but here it is Chinese:

    倉卒歲月,世事如棋,每局都光怪陸離,
     驟晴驟雨,人事天天變,有喜亦有悲。

    恩怨愛恨,世事如棋,每局都充滿傳奇,
     若顰若笑,難辨心中意,似比幕前做戲。

     苦衷拋萬里,今天慶幸有知己。
    捉番盤棋共行樂,衝破內心藩籬,
    張眼遠望,世事如棋,每局應觀察入微,
    但求共你棋藝相比較,瞭解做人道理。

    Comment by dleedlee — July 27, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

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