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Archive for October, 2007

Sex is Zero sequel….coming soon.

“Sex is Zero,” which captivated audiences across the country in 2002, is set to return to the silver screen with more excitement and laughter. Let’s go meet the cast members of “Sex is Zero Season 2,” a sequel to “Sex is Zero,” on the set.

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Jackie Chan’s Cafe in Kuala Lumpur

HONG KONG superstar Jackie Chan has set up shop in Kuala Lumpur! 

No, he is not opening a cinema for his famous martial art films. Instead, the popular plucky actor has opened a coffeehouse named after himself called the Jackie Chan’s Cafe. The spirited Jackie was in town recently to launch the cafe on the Muse Floor (Level 6) of the Starhill Gallery. Hundreds of his fans were at the Starhill Gallery to greet him when he arrived to open his first lifestyle cafe in Malaysia.

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Teenage Hooker Became a Killing Machine – DVD Release

 

“Weird, wonderful and completely unexpected. Teenage Hooker makes your head spin and your eyes pop” – Justin Bowyer (Editor of ‘The Cinema Of Japan And Korea’)

Release Date: 26th December 2007
RRP: £7.99
Total Running Time: 60 minutes
Certificate: 18
Extra Features: Kangchul’ – 30 minute short film from director Nam Ki-woong, Trailers of other Third Window titles

Synopsis:            
After being murdered by her teacher and three brothers, a pretty high school student moonlighting as a prostitute is brought back from the dead thanks to the miracle of technology. Now an unstoppable killing machine, she’s driven by horrific memories of her ordeal and decides to avenge herself on those responsible for her death. A savage and witty look at hypocrisy, deception and the violent authority of an older generation supposedly leading the young.
 

The Assembly Wows Pusan Film Festival

 

Chinese veteran director Feng Xiaogang’s war epic film “Assembly” received an overwhelming welcome when it premiers at the 12th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) on October 4.

China’s portal website Sina reported that all 7,000 tickets to the screening were sold out in 17 minutes when put on sale.

Being the opening presentation of PIFF, the film was highly spoken of by both movie critics and ordinary viewers.

The film is set against the backdrop of the Chinese civil war in the late 1940s, but viewers can glimpse humanity among the ruthless battles, sina quoted a Pusan-based newspaper as saying.

Although it is a typical Chinese film featuring Chinese actors and featuring Chinese history, it can still touch people, a movie critic from the professional magazine CINE21 commented.

The movie’s official website will open on October 8 and director Feng Xiaogang will share his experiences at the film festival with Chinese Netizens on the site.

Source : CRIEnglish.com

Run Run Shaw Turns 100

 

Hong Kong entertainment guru Run Run Shaw became a centenarian on Thursday.

His 100th birthday will be celebrated with a ceremony on Thursday evening in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited, better known as TVB, which is a dominant producer of long-running Cantonese TV dramas.

Shaw, who still serves as TVB’s executive chairman, co-founded the empire in November, 1967.

He also co-founded another company, Shaw Brothers, in 1930. Since then it has contributed enormously to the Hong Kong martial-arts film industry. Its well-known productions include One-Armed Swordsman (1967), Five Fingers of Death (1972), and Five Deadly Venoms (1978).

The film and television tycoon is also a generous philanthropist, financing several schools in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. Many universities have buildings named after him.

He also set up the Shaw Prize, which has been dubbed the “Asian Nobel Prize.”

Run Run Shaw attributes his longevity to regular exercise and his media career.

Source : CRIEnglish.com