Huang Zumo, director of the classic Chinese movie, Romance on Lushan Mountain, died Saturday night in Shanghai.
1981 - Huang Zumo, Zhang Yu, screenwriter Bi Bicheng (Xinhua)
On Blu, the visuals and soundscapes are stunning. On DVD, they are good. Both formats share an exhaustive documentary that, at 119 minutes, runs 29 minutes longer than the brisk feature. You see Yimou’s exacting filmmaking techniques. His bravado is even more impressive because you see he was in pre-production while concurrently planning the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Chen Bo-Lin, Li Yu, Mavis Fan, Fan Bingbing, Fei Long
Mavis Fan, Fan Bingbing
Journalist-turned filmmaker Yan Ran will make his directorial debut with “Sweet Journey” and “Together”
A tasty Hong Kong cops and robbers movie marred by a cliched plot and over-melodramatic backstory
The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman poster, opening Mar.17
Ning Hao’s aptly-named and ill-fated No Man’s Land has seen its release delayed again. Rescheduled for a tentative April release, the film was once again postponed. The film began shooting in May 2009 and originally slated for a December 2009 release. After criticisms from the film review board for having no good characters and too many bad guys, the film has struggled to find approval for its release. Meanwhile, Ning Hao has begun work on a new film for 2011 audiences. (Sina), 2
Poster for the thriller Fatal Invitations (Deadly Invitations) based on a best-selling Japanese novel
The film stars Cheung Tat-Ming and opens Mar.4 (Sina)
Poster for Lock Destination, formerly J-10’s Sortie
Dragon Pearl poster
Dragon Pearl is a Chinese-Australian co-production and will be released on Mar. 11
Cherie Chung appearing in Beijing for jewellry brand Chaumet (Feb.19) (Xinhua)
“Shangdown: The Way of the Spur” is an independent kung-fu spaghetti western, and the cowboy is Christian Bachini, a 25-year-old Italian actor who came to Shanghai to become an action star.