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The summer release WHITE STORM 2: DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET) yesterday held a press conference at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market. Director Herman Yau Lai To, actors Andy Lau Tak Wa, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Michael Miu Kiu Wai, Kent Cheng Juk Si, Karena Lam Ka Yun and Chrissie Chau Sau Na all appeared for the trailer premiere.

As the producer and the lead, Lau Tak Wa revealed that WHITE's first 80 minutes had plenty of car chases. For the finale a 1 to 1 scale two story MTR Central station lobby and tunnel set was built for a car chase between him and Koo Tin Lok into the MTR. The shoot took over two weeks. Sam Gor said that it cost HK$ 350 million. Wa Jai said, "Then I would rather they gave the money to us!" Speaking of yesterday two MTR trains crashed during a new signal test, Goo Jai said, "Maybe we crushed them!" Sam Gor continued, "It was at the station we shot at, I am a little scared!" Wa Jai also said, "That's very awkward!" Sam Gor joked, "Would they blame you?" Wa Jai answered, "I don't think now, they would blame the boss!"

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Media Asia film yesterday announced its major film projects for this year at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market. Attending actors included Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) and others. Five films were introduced, BODIES AT REST (CHUM MUK DIK JING YUN), SILENCE IN SMOKE (MUN YIN), FAGARA (FA JIU JI MEI), KNOCKOUT (NGOR MOON WING BUK YIN HEI), THE CALLING OF BUS DRIVER (AH SOK DIK GOO SI) and I'M LIVING IT (MAK LO YUN). Sing Sing revealed, "I'M LIVING IT has already been completed for awhile, it is slated for a release this year and later will participate in film festivals elsewhere. As an actor I won't put awards first. Because it is a Hong Kong subject, I hope it will be able to show the world that Hong Kong films are excellent."

Sing Sing in the film played a terminally ill homeless person. He said after the shoot he thought that he had the terminal illness himself and was rather anxious. Later after a physical he found out that he was fine and relaxed. Chin Wa praised Sing Sing for being in character, he was able to skip meals and very easily bring them into their characters. Reportedly Sing Sing placed a fengshui setting for having sons, which ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Jeana Ho Pui Yu and Linah Matsuoka starred new film DECEPTION OF THE NOVELIST (JOK GA DIK FONG YIN: BUK JUNG YAU JUI) officially released its poster. Linah Matsuoka was in the buff. Despite the lack of any nudity or lewd behavior the poster received a ban before its release, as MTR and Kowloon Bus rejected the poster citing nudity, neck wound and knife in hand as reasons. The film company felt that the poster was suitable and would consider other formats to promote.

In the film Cheung Kin Sing, his wife Jeana and their son originally were a happy family, but after the mistress Linah Matsuoka suddenly appeared and rented the room upstairs, a thrilling mystery occurred. In the film Matsuoka had many super sexy costumes, in the stairway in seductive lingerie, and blindfolded in another scene.

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Good Results for Duet, Leo Ku Recommends Himself to Be Nancy Wu's Song Producer

Monday March 18, 2019 Hong Kong

Credits: to hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com

 

 

Artistes Leo Ku and Nancy Wu went to Tseung Kwan O TVB City to attend the fundraising programme "Pok Oi Charity Show". Leo and Nancy are performing the duet song 《亂世情侶》 live for the first time. They expressed that, after releasing the solo version last year, there was a lot of noise. Some fans requested that the MV's female lead, Nancy Wu, duet; thus, this was accomplished within a short period of time and was plugged on Valentine's day, and the results have been very good. Leo frankly said that it made him think of the hit song 《愛得太遲》 from back then: "I have always been sharing the results of 《亂世情侶》 with Nancy...received a lot of music platforms' number one". Nancy expressed that she was previously mainly filming series; when singing, they were series songs: "Also hope to sing more songs myself. Learned a lot of things in the recording studio this time. (Release an album?) Too far away! Want to release another song". Leo immediately expressed that he could be her song producer.

Regarding this time's recording, Nancy expressed that she recorded first; at the time, Leo suddenly showed up, which made her extremely nervous. However, Leo was full of praise for Nancy: "Nancy really likes to sing. For a half song, [she] deliberately found a teacher and even recorded for two days".

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Donnie Yen Chi Tan yesterday with hs wife Cissy Wang attended the 2019 BWM Hong Kong Derby at the Shatin racetrack. Chi Tan revealed that early next month he will work and produce a crime film with Benny Chan Muk Sing. The film will shoot in Hong Kong, then he will have more time to spend with is family. He revealed that his character will have to fight, for which he hoped to be able to bring new elements to viewers. At the end of the year he will also make a movie that he will invest in, his character will not have to fight too much.

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Before the 13th Asian Film Award took place, the stars took to the red carpet with Korean sars Kim Jae-joong, Park Seo-jun, Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Kara Wai Ying Hung, River Huang, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Jordan Chan Siu Chun and his wife Cherrie Ying Choi Yi, Joan Chen, Zhang Jingchu, Fish Liew Chi Yu, Alex To Tak Wai, director Stanley Kwan Kam Peng and others.

Guest performer Kim Jae-Joong last night received the AFA New Generation Award. He said that it was his first time at the Asian Film Awards. Earlier he had very few opportunities to come to Hong Kong, so ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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THE 13TH ASIAN FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS
http://www.afa-academy.com/page?mid=22&lang=en

BEST FILM
SHOPLIFTERS (JAPAN)

BEST DIRECTOR
LEE Chang-dong (BURNING)


BEST ACTOR
Koji YAKUSHO (THE BLOOD OF WOLVES)

BEST ACTRESS
Samal Yeslyamova (AYKA)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
ZHANG Yu (DYING TO SURVIVE)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kara WAI (TRACEY)

BEST NEWCOMER
Johnny HUANG (OPERATION RED SEA)


BEST SCREENPLAY
JIA Zhangke (ASH IS PUREST WHITE)


BEST EDITING
Shinya TSUKAMOTO (KILLING)


BEST CINEMATOGRPAHY
ZHAO Xiaoding (SHADOW)


BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
Haruomi HOSONO (SHOPLIFTERS)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
CHEN Minzheng (SHADOW)


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Alex LIM Hung Fung (PROJECT GUTENBERG)


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Horace MA (SHADOW)


BEST SOUND
YANG Jiang, ZHAO Nan (SHADOW)

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Oliver CHAN Siu Kuen (STILL HUMAN)


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
LEE Chang-dong

EXCELLENCE IN ASIAN CINEMA AWARDKoji YAKUSHO


AFA NEW GENERATION AWARDKim Jae-joong


AFA RISING STARPark Seo-jun


2018 HIGHEST GROSSING ASIAN FILM
OPERATION RED SEA

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The new director Ng Yuen Fai directed, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Philip Keung Ho Man starred, Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Carina Lau Ka Ling guest starred Hong Kong science fiction action epic WARRIORS OF FUTURE (MING YUT JIN GEI) cost HK$ 450 million to make. After a year the film finally released its second trailer, the content of which was richer than the first.

The latest trailer opened with a city building that was covered in vines. Koo Tin Lok braved the storm in a high tech fighter plane to observe the vine filled city and seemed to have suffered an alien attack. Goo Jai fell into a life and death crisis; in another scene he, Lau Ching Wan and Keung Ho Man were chased by giant robots on the highway. Keung Ho Man's dreadlock "cyclops" look was very attractive. Aside from Goo Jai, Ching Wan and Hak Jai, in the trailer was also military officer Lau Ka Ling, Cheung Ka Fai and Tse Kwan Ho.

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Wong Kar Wai two nights ago attended the Hong Kong Film Screenwriters Guild 2019 Spring Banque and received a honorary award. Videos of classic films were shown. Wong Kar Wai joked tha in the past during the shoot he was made fun of as not having a script. He brought the CHUNG KING EXPRESS script for evidence. Back then he only spent two weeks and finished this script and a month in production. Anthony Wong Chau Sun and Chloe Maayan won the male and female "Best Character Performance Award". Wong Kar Wai thanked the screenwriters he has worked with before. He joked that there was no perk from serving him, anyone who would would have to be on call for 24 hours a day and come as soon as called. Once accused of having no script while making a movie, Director Wong said, "I have to thank the Screenwriters' Guild for supporting me and clearing my name." After taking out the CHUNG KING EXPRESS script he sad, "Everyone may suspect whether there was a script, so I have brought the evidence. I ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Edward Ma Chi Wai, Lam Yiu Sing and Wiyona Yeung Lau Ching starred film WE ARE LEGENDS (YUP TEET LUNG)'s subject was mixed martial arts. Ma Chi Wai and Lam Yiu Sing were brothers who grew up in an orphanage Jack and Rabbit. After being adopted by orphanage worker Lui Sir (Eric Kot Man Fai) and with the help of Madame Lui (Yuen Qiu), they moved into a village gym. They suffered setbacks in the process of chasing dreams, the brothers even turned on each other. They had to completely rely on persistence to succeed! Despite all the action, Ma Chi Wai said that fortunately he was not injured. Instead he remembered the fighter weight in scene. He had to drop from the originally 170 some pounds to 155 pounds in a month and a half! Before the shoot he did not drink any water for 30 hours to be even lighters from the dehydration. Not only his urine turned dark, he even felt dizzy. He said, "With so many people watching, I can't look bad. I have to tough it out, after the shoot I immediately 'stuffed' down a pineapple butter bun. You should see how happy I was! (How did you lose weight?) I had steamed egg, chicken cutlet and vegetable everyday until I wanted to puke. The worst part was seeing the crew with roast pork, chicken and rice everyday, I wanted some just from the smell of it; everyday I had to work out for 8 to 10 hours, 7 days a ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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