23/06/02- This weekend marks the death of the
Legendary Director Chang Cheh (1933 - 2002).
Our thoughts are with his family.
For those unfamiliar with his contribution to Hong Kong
Cinema, here is his filmography:
Cheh on HKMDB
20/06/02 - Many people are wandering whether Crash
/ Ground Zero / Xenon are making legit DVDs or whether they are just
large scale bootleggers: Go to the US Gov Copyright site and
It seems that most releases they have done still have
existing copyrights out?
I have updated the Upcoming
Section - Some cool releases and the usual Buena Vista / Disney
cut - full-screen - redubbed stuff as well.
New Top 10 (Samurai Style)
11/06/02 - Celestial
29/05/02 - More Top 10's
are here - plus hopefully some more reviews soon!
28/05/02 - We now have Celestial Release Dates
(erm... provisional dates of course!) - Shaw
Brothers News Page
26/05/02 - It's Sammo time - 1980's Encounters
of a Spooky Kind
Plus my favourite Shaw Brothers film: Shaolin
aka Heroes of the East
25/05/02 - For more info on the independent film
screenings mentioned yesterday, please contact: Darrenbleer@aol.com
24/05/02 - I was fortunate enough to go to the
Hong Kong Legends "Fight Night" last night at the Prince
Charles in Leicester Square. A double bill of remastered Project
A and Ninja in the Dragon's Den was absolutely superb and
will hopefully be done many more times. Congratulations to HKL
for further innovation in the Asian Cinema market.
Plus there may be another independent event screening
soon (from the organiser):
"Over the next few weeks, I'll be actually booking
the cinema and in about two weeks, I'll be confirming the films. All
will be Old School. I actually have a small list of prints I know I
will be able to screen, but until I've confirmed everything, I don't
want to tempt fate. It will be held in North London. It will be a series
of double bills which, if successful will be leading to an all day event
hopefully featuring special guests - I'm hoping to model the all dayer
on the Venoms Convention that's being finalised in the US at the moment."
- Watch this space...(or contact - Darrenbleer@aol.com)
Plus - thanks for all the Top 10's sent in so
far, please keep sending more and it will try and post them as soon
as I can!
Top 10 section
23/05/02 Celestial update - Shaw
Brothers News Page
17/05/02 - The Top 10
section is now open for everyone to submit on. Please email
Plus a minor Celestial update - Shaw
Brothers News Page
14/05/02 - More Sammo on its way! His directorial
debut: Iron Fisted Monk
13/05/02 - Some general news - Crash Cinema have
launched their Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for future DVD
releases. First three are out in June - Bloody Fists, Cantonen Iron
Kung Fu, Incredible Kung Fu mission - more @ DVDCult
- For those who missed the Hong Kong Film awards - Shaolin
Soccer (aka Kung Fu Soccer) had a great evening. More
-Competiton to go and see Project A in
London on 23rd May (Hong Kong Legends) - www.hongkonglegends.co.uk
- HKL's Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (out
later this month) will have Bey Logan and Tsui Hark audio commentary.
- Read on here for Jackie's diary whilst on-set for Shanghai
Knights - Jackie's
-Pictures for Jet Li's new film (and one of the
most hyped films ever!): Hero www.jetli.com
- Some news on Liu Chia-Liang's most recent directorial
project (since 1994's Drunken Master 3) - Drunken
"Drunken Monkey will not be relying on CGIs. It
will showcase authentic kungfu and full-contact sparrings. Besides Wu
Jing, it will also be featuring Liu Chia Liang's (Lau Kar Leung) brothers,
Liu Chia Yung (Lau Kar Wing) and Gordon Liu Chia Hui (Lau Kar Fei),
senior martial arts stars - Qi Guan-Jun and Zhang Zhen-Huan - and National
Wushu Champion Li Hai-Tao. Its overseas distribution rights had already
been sold even before the movie began production."
12/05/02 - Celestial
Update - On the Distribution team: - the time to deliver is
getting ever closer...
11/05/02 - Noticed anything?? The lack of content
recently is due to the redesigning of the site. If you have suggestions
of other improvements, or find any problems; please email - email@example.com
10/05/02- We now have a Guestbook for people to
sign - Guestbook
10/05/02 - Sammo time! A look at an early Gar
Bo offering: 1978's Dirty
Tiger Crazy Frog -
09/05/02 - A review for 1980's Fists
- Billed as 'Master Killer vs Five Fingers of Death!'
06/05/02 - We now have a new search box
to help look about the site and please email us if there are any problems
with it. Should have loads of reviews coming along, plus a few new sections.
23/04/02 - Shopping Section with UK and US sections!!
13/04/02 - Project A will be released Platinum
Tuxedo Trailer - www.countingdown.com/theater/trailers/detail/650492
12/04/02 - Celestial Releases are to include an
English Dubbed audio track - Shaw Brothers
Plus I've sorted out the News
Archive - so it has some structure
09/04/02 - Email from Celestial on the Shaw
Brothers News Page
Plus Ground Zero release schedule in Upcoming
08/04/02 - Celestial Pictures URL - http://www.celestialpictures.com.hk/
and Interview with Willaim Pfeiffer
7/04/02 - I saw Blade 2 yesterday and was
highly entertained. It managed to be more gory, more action packed,
more stylish and faster moving than the original. The plot has flaws
but it was good to see Donnie Yen making his 'major' Hollywood
debut. Good choreography and some brief but classy sword play leaves
me with confidence that greater things lie ahead, as he will be starring
in both Shanghai Knights (Jackie Chan) and Hero (Jet Li)
in the next year. If things go well he may even get an Oscar one day,
or better still ... he could be the bad guy in Lethal Weapon 5!!!