HKMDB Daily News

October 29, 2009

October 29, 2009

To Live and Die in Mongkok (lit.Mongkok Prison)

Liu Kai-Chi

Nick Cheung

Pau Hei-Ching plays Nick’s mother (Sina)

Nick Cheung plays a killer released from prison who suffers schizophrenia in Wong Jing’s latest film.(Sina)

Simon Yam

Model Emma Pei training with Kong Sifu

Producer Bey Logan chronicles the filming of Michael Biehn’s Blood Bond in Guangzhou on his blog, jump directly to the Simon Yam post, or meet Phoenix Chou

HK Magazine: Rebellion review

Despite being the 67th Hong Kong triad film I have seen thus far, “Rebellion” is a surprisingly interesting production. Directed by insanely prolific director Herman Yau (this is his sixth film in the past 12 months), the movie combines a cute suspense storyline with surprisingly good acting from some non-actors (namely Paul Wong and Jun Kung). It’s just a shame Yau coudln’t control the pacing better, and main star Shawn Yue didn’t turn in a more solid performance…

Ip Man 2

Donnie Yen says a third film will not be necessary, Ip Man 2 will be an instant classic and praises Huang Xiaoming. (Sina)

Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung face off

Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen


Carina Lau has joined the cast of Jiang Wen’s Let The Bullets Fly. Her role requires plenty of action, fighting, riding, wading and passionate scenes. Maggie Cheung was reportedly invited to join the cast but she was not prepared to return to film yet. (Sina) (Xinhua)

Yonfan and George Lam

Terri Kwan

Zhu Xuan

Prince of Tears Taipei Premiere slide show (18) (Sina)

Movie makes Taiwan relive ‘White Terror’ period

HK Magazine: Yonfan interview

One month before the year-end film season begins, the competition has already started heating up. The most anticipated Chinese movies seem to be following the same formula that is, a combination of ancient Chinese stories, all-star casts, and prestigious directors

Zhang Yimou and producer Zhang Weiping screened a rough of cut of Three Guns for the CEOs of the nation’s theatre owners to secure prime theatre slot for the year-end season.

Release dates: Treasure Hunter (Dec.9), Storm Warriors (Dec.10), Amazing Guns: Three Tales (Dec.11), Assassins and Bodyguards (Dec.18) (Sina)


  1. I’m a little surprised by the Jeff Yang article. I would have thought his knowledge of martial arts in the US was a bit stronger than that. There has been a trend of MA revisionism lately which ignores decades of practice (how do you ignore what Ed Parker done — I’m not the biggest fan of his form of Kenpo but heck his name was certainly popular before Hudlin).

    I have so many problems with that article :D.

    Comment by Masterofoneinchpunch — October 29, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

  2. What is Treasure Hunters?

    I remember reading that Storm Riders was 17 December too but I bet they moved it up so as not to compete with Bodyguards.

    When does HK get the Yonfan film?

    Comment by kenixfan — October 29, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

  3. What is Treasure Hunters?

    It’s the Jay Chou, Lin Chi-ling adventure in the desert. Actually, I’ve corrected it to Treasure Hunter, no plural, I think. AKA as Ci Ling.

    When does HK get the Yonfan film?

    According to an earlier post Hong Kong had a premiere already. I don’t know if it’s in general release or not, presumably it is.

    …In the Yonfan interview it says it’s opened.

    Comment by dleedlee — October 29, 2009 @ 4:08 pm

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