Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
For more info, read the obit over at HKMDB Daily News (for more photos) and at Asian Film Business.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Here's some behind the scenes footage of the filming of Tsui Hark's new Dragon Tiger Gate 3D. The best part of the segment is that there's some assembled footage from the actual film at the end, which looks pretty dang exciting.
Check it out here!
via Wild Grounds' Twitter account.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
"The story is entirely written in Chinese lettering and also includes illustrations.
Unfortunately however, no one knows who wrote the book, or why they did it.
But now the story has become a massive online hit after one fan uploaded photographs of the novel on the internet.
One excerpt reads: 'I was 17… I have reactions like lightning, hearing like a bat, my vision is like a hawk, and I am as strong as a general.'"
Thanks to Hal Kelly for pointing this out to me.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I recently came across these two "trailers" on YouTube for RZA vs The Golden Phoenix, which looks like RZA's tests for his feature. Further investigation had uncovered these behind the scenes videos with RZA working out shots and sequences with kung fu cinema veterans, including fight choreographer Robert Tai (Chinatown Kid; Crippled Avengers; Five Venoms; Ten Tigers of Kwantung; and The Kid with the Golden Arm) and actor Chi Kuan-Chun (Men from the Monastery; Five Shaolin Masters; Shaolin Martial Arts; Disciples of Shaolin; Shaolin Temple). So the question now is, are these the masters he will be using for Iron Fist...?
Behind the scenes amateur doc for Golden Phoenix
Part 2 (has some brief but cool aerial wirework stuff)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Hoping to see some of the familiar faces from Kung Fu Fridays out for the evening!Colin
(FREE!) HONG KONG FILM RETROSPECTIVE DOUBLE BILL / ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH Restless Spirits: Ronnie Yu and Ringo Lam's 1980S Ghost Comedies
Saturday May 29
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Innis Town Hall
Innis College at the University of Toronto
2 Sussex Avenue (south of Bloor at St. George)
Please arrive early - First come first seated
Link for Registration: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=9010
Colin Geddes will launch his donation of Asian films to U of T with fun and prizesSchedule
3:30 Doors open
4:00 - Film Screening - ESPIRT D'AMOUR
6:00-7:30 Panel on Hong Kong Films with Bart Testa (Professor of Cinema Studies) and Colin Geddes (International Programmer, TIFF & Ultra 8 Pictures), and moderated by Peter Kuplowsky [Dim sum snack will be provided]
8:00 - Film Screening - THE OCCUPANT
4:00PM - Film Screening
1983 / 35MM / Hong Kong / English Subtitle / 98 min
Director. Ringo Lam Ling-Tung
Cast: Alan Tam Wing-Lun, Joyce Ngai Suk-Kwan, Cecilia Yip Tung, Bill Tung Biu, Billy Lau Nam-Kwong, Phillip Chan Yan-Kin
Supernatural romance and shenanigans abound in Esprit D'Amour, a funny and even tragic romance directed by master filmmaker Ringo Lam (City On Fire, Full Contact). Alan Tam is Ming, a mousy insurance agent engaged to spitfire fiancee Ivy (Cecilia Yip). When investigating the death of the young and pretty Siu Yu (Joyce Ni), Ming meets and falls in love with Siu Yu's spectral form. Siu Yu wants her life insurance delivered to her beneficiary (a five year-old boy), and the charmed Ming is only too happy to go along. But falling in love with a ghost is sure to arouse some suspicion, and when the scheming Ivy catches on, Ming's ghost-man love affair may be in jeopardy. Mixing romance, comedy, drama, and a touch of supernatural tragedy, Esprit D'Amour is wildly entertaining and compelling example of Hong Kong cinema entertainment.
8:00PM - Film Screening
1984 / Hong Kong / English Subtitle / 96 min
Director. Ronny Yu
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Sally Yeh, Raymond Wong, Lo Lieh
Ultra 8 Pictures
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada)
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library
Cinema Studies Institute
Interestingly, while Chan's celebrity parents have spared no expense to make their son happy, one of Jackie Chan's former employees, William Duen, claimed they were misers and mistreating their employees.Not meaning to bash Jackie, but there is also this story: Jackie Chan a ruthless boss?
Duen claimed that the kungfu star fired his former right-hand man, Kenneth Lo, right after he appointed his wife Lin as head of his two entertainment firms JCE Movies and JC Group.
Duen, who was also fired after Lin's appointment, accused Jackie Chan of being "a heartless boss" when he spoke to Hong Kong reporters last week.
Lo, 50, had been working with Jackie Chan for 30 years but apparently received just HK$100,000 (S$18,000) in compensation when he was dismissed last year.
Lo, who had no other experience other than being a martial artist and bodyguard, is reportedly still unemployed.
And here is a fan tribute to Ken Lo, bodyguard and an astounding and underrated martial arts actor: