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Tony Leung Ka Fai tells his “Career As a Teacher”

Hong Kong veteran actor Tony Leung Ka-Fai took off his urbanite image to pass as a village teacher in Zheng Kehong’s film “My Career As a Teacher,” which hit Chinese theaters on Tuesday. The three-time Hong Kong Film Awards’ best actor, challenged a role spanning 40 years, portraying the diligent countryside teacher from his early 20s into his retired years. Many viewers gave Leung high praise for his affectionate portrait, saying he turned the film to a tear-drawing story. The film earned Leung the “Most Popular Hong Kong Actor” award at April’s Beijing Student Film Festival. It also stars mainland actress Qin Hailu, who plays Leung’s wife. Screening of the film is to pay tribute to the upcoming Chinese Teachers’ Day on Sept. 10.

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Ang Lee Wins Second Golden Lion

Chinese director Ang Lee Saturday picked up the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion for best picture for his spy thriller “Lust, Caution,” just two years after taking the same award for “Brokeback Mountain.” This is the third consecutive year that a Chinese director has won the Golden Lion. Last year’s best picture award went to Jia Zhangke for “Still Life.”

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Flash Point DVD – Preorder Now!


It’s up for preorder at YesAsia, expected to release on September 28, 2007. In Flash Point, Donnie Yen utilizes Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to portray Inspector Ma’s powerful fighting prowess. Yen pulls out a full arsenal of fighting techniques, from kung-fu to Muay Thai to jujitsu, especially during the film’s climactic mano-a-mano duel between Yen and Collin Chou, which should astound even the most jaded screen fighting fan.

2 disc Standard Edition | 2 disc Limited Edition

Johnnie To’s Mad Detective at TIFF 2007


Production Company: Milkyway Image (HK) Ltd.
Executive Producer: Charles Heung
Director: Johnnie To, Wai Ka-fai
Producer: Johnnie To, Wai Ka-fai
Screenplay: Wai Ka-fai, Au Kin Yee
Cinematographer: Cheng Siu Keung
Editor: Tina Baz
Production Designer: Raymond Chan
Sound: Martin Chappell
Music: Xavier Jamaux
Cast: Lau Ching-wan, Andy On, Lee Kwon Lun, Lam Ka Tung

Film Description 
Back together at the helm of Mad Detective, Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai have set incendiary cinematic material ablaze to create a fiery action drama. This film is both a thrilling adventure exposing the dark side of Hong Kong’s police force and a fascinating journey into the meanderings of a contorted mind. In one of his best performances to date, Lau Ching-wan plays the multi-dimensional role of Bun, an outcast detective whose psychotic personality and unorthodox investigative methods have cost him his job – even though he has always solved the cases entrusted to him.

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Premier Asia’s The City Of Violence UK R2 DVD

The two disc Special Collector’s Edition of The City Of Violence (UK Region 2 / Cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£19.99) by Premier Asia on 1st October 2007. Click here for the trailer.

Disc One
Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
Korean Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Audio
Optional English Subtitles
Further Attractions

Disc Two
The Making of The City of Violence
Promotional Gallery (Ori. Trailer; Ori. Teaser; UK Theatrical Trailer)
Masters of Mayhem: Cast Interviews
High School Days: Crew Interviews and Storyboards
Deleted Scenes (x9)
Lights, Camera, Action
The Rules of Engagement: The Art of Fight Choreography
Action Commentaries with Jun Doo-hung
Seoul Action School

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