Wednesday, June 21, 2017

[2017.06.22] LOUIS CHEUNG'S MOVIE MONEY GOES TO HIS FAMILY

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Artist Louis Cheung Kai Chung last night attended his new film ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT (GUM MAN DA GEUNG SI)'s autograph session at the Causeway Bay hmv. He said tha aside from his first zombie film, he also worked for the first time with his buddy Michael Ning (Bak Ji) and the band Juicyning.

Did Ah Chung have any box office pressure? He passed the ball to Bak Ji. "Of course it's on Bak Ji! He had such a good performance at the Hong Kong Film Award and the Golden Horse Award! His acting absolutely won't disappoint anyone. I am optimistic about the box office because Hong Kong really have a lot of people in the know." Ah Chung will be busy with film in the second half of the year. Ah Chung said, "I am a practical use actor, young people aren't about compensation. It all goes to the family anyway."

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

[2017.06.21] FOR THE WEEK STARTING JUNE 17 2017

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting June 17 2017


15 YESTERDAY
  Shio Quek (Kwok Sau Yuk)

14 SHARING IS JOY
  Fun Heung Fai Lok
  Weibird Wei (Wai Lai On)

13 HEADS UP PHONES DOWN
  Justin Lo (Juk Tin) Feat. DOUGH-BOY

12 ONE LITTLE PIG
  Can : Yut Jet Siu Ju
  Vincy Chan (Wing Yi)

11 I WILL NOT FORGET YOU
  Can : Ngor Buk Nung Mong Gei Nei
  Sandy Lam Yik Lin

10 NIGHT OF RIVER AND LAKE
  Can : Gong Wu Man
  Dai Quan feat. Emil Chau Wa Kin

 9 LINE
  Sin
  Sara Liu (Lau Sik Kwan)

 8 I DON'T CARE
  Can : Ngor Guoon Nei
  Hua Chenyu (Wa Sun Yu)

 7 BRUISE
  Can : Yu Ching
  Z-Chen Zhang (Cheung Chi Sing)

 6 WHEN I THINK OF YOU
  Can : YDong Ngor Seung Hei Nei
  Miriam Yeung Chin Wa feat. Shawn Yue Man Lok

 5 SLOWLY GETTING USED TO IT
  Can : Man Man Jap Guan
  Andy Lau Tak Wa

 4 THE INNER ACTIVITIES OF WHEN I LIKE YOU
  Can : Ngor Hei Foon Seung Nei Si Dik Noi Sum Woot Dung
  Cheer Chen (Chen Yi Jing)

 3 OBSESSION
  Can : Keung Bik Jing
  Bibi Zhou Bichang

 2 ANIMAL WORLD
  Can : Dung Muk Sai Gai
  Joker Xue (Sit Ji Him)


 1 EN
  Can : Uh
  Li Ronghao

[2017.06.21] JACKIE CHAN SUCCUMBS TO TEARS WHILE HONORING HIS STUNT TEAM

Jackie Chan leads the team to plant trees outside

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Yuen Bun, Yuen Tak, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah
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After presenting flowers to the late members of his stunt team, Jackie Chan breaks down
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The Jackie Chan Stunt Team's 40th anniversary took place yesterday at the Jackie Chan art center in Beijing. Jackie Chan led the 1st to 8th generation, several dozens of members to a hand printing, tree planting and creating a plaque with the words, "loyalty, filial piety, chastity and righteousness". He also established a foundation in the name of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. Jackie Chan wanted to honor the stunt team's contribution to action kung fu films during the anniversary event.

Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Frankie Chan Fun Kei and Timmy Hung Tin Mng attended. Artist friends Zhang Guoli, Tony Jaa, Eddie Peng Yu-Yan and Jiang Wen sent videos to congratulate him. In the 10 minute video, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yuen Biao, Feng Xiaogang and Sammo Hung Kam Bo talked about the Jackie Chan Stunt Team's past.

In the documentary late members of the team including Fung Hak On were mentioned. Tsang Chi Wai was teary eyed after watching. He felt proud of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team and hoped Jackie Chan would continue to spread the Jackie Chan Stunt Team kung fu around the world. Chi Wai said, "I used to call him Jackie Chan or Big Nose, now I call him Big Brother very respectfully." Chi Wai also said that earlier after an all night shoot he took a flight to Beijing. Huang Lei and Sun Honglei bowed to him as soon as they saw him. Actually they watched a Mainland program on which Jackie Chan talked about the Jackie Chan Stunt Team and were touched.

A fan presented the first generation Jackie Chan Stunt Team leather jacket and 90's tee shirt to Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan returned the favor with the latest Jackie Chan Stunt Team tee shirt. Jackie Chan said that he spent a year to prepare the event in order to honor the Jackie Chan Stunt Team's behind the scene effort and contribution. Would his son Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming) succeed him? Jackie Chan said that his son wanted to operate his business and would not be able to take over. The Jackie Chan Stunt Team would. Last year he founded a Jackie Chan Stunt Team foundation. Jackie Chan revealed that Cho Ming's new record will be released in the summer, but denied that Cho Ming and Ouyang Nana were dating. They were reported only because of their fame. He admitted that he had dinner with Nana and praised her character. Jackie Chan also said that Chan Fun Kei has already recovered and has been working for him. Currently he is busy with the CHINESE ZODIAC 2 pre production work.

[2017.06.21] OUR SEVENTEEN LEADS DISAGREE ABOUT KISS SCENE

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Jeannie Chan supports Angela Yuen and Sean Pang
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Sean Pang Wing Sum, Angela Yuen Lai Lam and Jeannie Chan Ying two nights ago attended the film OUR SEVENTEEN (NA YUT NIN, NGOR SUP CHUT)'s premiere. Chan Ying revealed that before the event she had dinner and went to the karaoke box with Stephanie Ho Ngan Sze and Moon Lau Pui Yuet. How as Ho Ngan Sze? Chan Ying said, "I know everyone is concerned about her, but I hope that we don't keep talking about her illness. The most important is she is happy and resting more. Today she looked very happy and in pretty good mood."

Did the leads Pang Wing Sum and Yuen Lai Lam have any kiss scene? He said no but she said a little. Yuen Lai Lam explained that because she stole a kiss from him. Pang Wing Sum said, "In other words she tempts me but doesn't give me a chance?" Then they even revealed that when they first met, because he did not have make up and grew facial hair and the 23 year old Yuen Lai Lam dressed very young, he felt like her step father.

[2017.06.21] ALEX MAN AND CARRIE NG ACCEPT NEW ACTING CHALLENGES

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Although the knife Alex Man uses to shave his head has not been sharpen, he still has the audience sweating bullets for him.
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Best Actor Alex Man Chi Leung and Best Actress Carrie Ng Ka Lai worked together again on the film ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT. Sister Ka Lai said that she has loved zombie movies since she was little, in addition because Man Ji agreed to perform she took the role. Sister Ka Lai said that although the film was about zombies, it actually wanted to bring out the message -- everyone should cherish those around them because you never know what to expect.

Working with Man Ji again, Sister Ka Lai said that she knew he rarely made Hong Kong films. Not only viewers, even she wanted to watch his performance on the big screen. "Man Ji often played heroes on television and in movies. Actually he is even more detailed with his regular people characters." As for her performance, it was different from her past lady of the night and big woman characters. "I played a Cantonese Opera troupe boss lady. Because the loss of both legs I was unable to become a diva, so I trapped myself in the troupe." Sister Ka Lai said that she has loved to watch foreign zombie films since she was little. At night she would dream about being in zombie chases. Now she had the chance to participate in a Hong Kong zombie film, it was a lot of fun. She even wanted to play a zombie.

However Man Ji did not have fun at all. Zombies not only chased him at the market, he also had to block gun shots. At age 60 and with diabetes he even had to put on special effect make up in the scorching July summer for the shoot. Man Ji said, "My special effect make up took half a hour, July was very hot and hard to take. I kept sweating, but the assistant used a blow dryer to dry the sweat and make the make up glue dry faster."

Man Ji has not made a Hong Kong film for years, why motivated him to take the role this time? "I only took it according to my health condition. I have diabetes. Two years ago I spent nine months to brew my own Chinese herbal medicine and the condition has already improved. In recent years I have been living in the Mainland. Last year a film boss through a mutual friend contacted me. I was very happy that my health was able to handle it, otherwise it would have been very tough and unpleasant because I wouldn't have the energy. Yet I really liked this job, having a healthy body to complete the job that I like -- that is the great happiness." working in Hong Kong again, he realized that many at work were new faces. Finally he ran into a gaffer he has worked with before, now he was already a mentor. Man Ji lamented how fast time passed by. It was also the first time he promoted a film nonstop.

In the film Sister Ka Lai and Man Ji worked with Michael Ning (Bak Ji) and Louis Cheung Kai Chung. Sister Ka Lai said, "They have a lot of experience and can be said as outstanding actors of this era. I have noticed their work so I was cautious around them. I didn't want them to overshadow me. In addition Man Ji was an acting spirit, how could I lose?" Privately they were very harmonious. The process was very pleasant. Speaking of Bak Ji calling Brother Man Ji the leader on the set, Sister Ka Lai said, "Nothing gets by Brother Man Ji!" Man Ji revealed that Sister Ka Lai was so convincing in her performance that he worried. "In one scene Ka Lai could not stop sobbing, she almost completely collapsed. The entire set was suddenly silent." She explained that after the director yelled cut, she could not stop her emotions so she continued the performance. After that she felt great, but Man Ji was concerned about her.

Monday, June 19, 2017

[2017.06.20] FRUIT CHAN RESTORES MADE IN HONG KONG FOR JULY RE-RELEASE

Sam Lee and Fruit Chan bring back a restored MADE IN HONG KONG 

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The Fruit Chan Gor directed, Sam Lee Chan Sam starred MADE IN HONG KONG restored edition will be released again on July 1st. Chan Gor said that the restored edition mainly adjusted the lighting and some technical mistakes, like Lee Chan Sam was covered in blood on a mini bus but when he got off his clothes had no blood at all. 20 years later today computer technology fixed that. Chan Gor said, "Back then I already knew, but I didn't have the time to fix it. For the restored edition I originally didn't want to fix it, but because it had to be screened at the Udine Film Festival it was too outrageous not to. I didn't want to be the laughing stock." Chan Gor said that the colors also had to be adjusted because back then he used many different brands of film. Some film was already expired, so its colors tended to be more green and blue.

Chan Gor said that back then Andy Lau Tak Wa's film TIAN DI (TIN YU DEI) only had 40,000 feet of film left and could not be returned. Chan Gor asked Wa Jai to give it to him. Then he asked other film companies if they had any left over films. Finally he was able to raise 120,000 feet of film to make MADE IN HONG KONG. Lee Chan Sam said that when he made MADE he was almost arrested a few times because each shoot was done in secret. The biggest problem was at a certain housing estate when he had to toss a television set down to the streets. He said, "After I threw it, I didn't even turn around as I ran straight for the streets. When I got down there the police car already arrived. I pretended nothing happened and walked away. Once I held a car and ran from the tram station downhill, I saw another police car! Another time we shot at the cemetery." Chan Gor said, "The cemetery permits people to shoot movies." Lee Chan Sam said, "Yes, but they didn't tell me to jump into the grave!"

[2017.06.20] CHARLENE CHOI AND MICHELLE WAI INTERROGATE PAKHO CHAU




What did Babyjohn Choi say to surprise Joyce Cheng and Shiga Lin like this?
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Kara Wai, Lawrence Cheng, Charlene Choi, Pakho Chau
Michelle Wai, Pakho Chau,Charlene Choi
Dayo Wong
Julian Cheung and Charmaine Sheh will work together on SIT MUK HUNG JEH
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The film 77 HEARTBREAKS (YUEN LEUNG TA 77 CHI) two days ago held a "Journey of Love" press conference in Shanghai. Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Pakho Chau, Michelle Wai Sze Nga attended. At the press conference, Pakho Chau ran into Choi Cheuk Yin and Wai Sze Nga's "Journey of Love" romantic interrogation. From where he would go for a date, meet the parents and even "one night stand", questions that couples would run into were asked. Pakho Chau needed to put all of his effort into pleading for their "forgiveness". However Choi Cheuk Yin admitted that in real life she was not the petty girlfriend who liked to nag, and hoped that every couple that has seen the film would properly communicate and resolve various frictions in their relationships instead of turning minor conflicts into major problems.

In addition, hmv Digital China Group two days ago announced its film project line up at the Shanghai Film Festival. They included seven Chinese films and domestic productions and three foreign film distributions. Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Dayo Wong Tze Wah, Charmaine Sheh Sze Man, Pakho Chau, Joyce Cheng Yun Yi, Shiga Lin, Babyjohn Choi Hon Yik Ava Liu (Yu Kiu) attended the press conference.

Chilam and Sheh Sze Man aside from the just finished ALWAYS BE WITH YOU (SEUNG JOI NEI JOR YAU) next month will work together again in the new film SIT MUK HUNG JEH (SECRET LEAKING WALKER). Chilam revealed that in the film he will play a cop, Ah Sheh said that she will play a reporter -- a role that she has never played before. For the Ah Sheh, Wong Tze Wah, C Kwan starred in the new comedy AGENT MR. CHAN (DUNG DUK DUT GUNG), Tze Wah gave Sheh Sze Man an English nickname "sexy man". The crowd cracked up.