Tuesday, October 31, 2017

[2017.11.01] FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 29 2017

For the week ending Sunday October 29 2017
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10 VICTORIA AND ABDUL
    d. Stephen Frears
    Judi Dench, Ali Fazal


 9 BLADE RUNNER 2049
    d. Denis Villeneuve
    Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas,


 8 NO GAME @ NO LIFE ZERO
    d. Atsuko Ishizuka
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 105 mins.
  Opening October 26 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/UTjGptSpBRY


 7 ONLY THE BRAVE
    d. Joseph Kosinski
    Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale,
      Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly


 6 MIRACLES OF THE NAMIYA GENERAL STORE
    d. Ryuichi Hiroki
    Ryosuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono, Nijiro Murakami,
      Kanichiro, Kento Hayashi, Riko Narumi, Mugi Kadowaki,
      Masato Hagiwara, Kaoru Kobayashi
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 129 mins.
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/ccioBbahMZA
 


 5 WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY
    d. Tommy Wirkola
    Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close


 4 ALWAYS BE WITH YOU
  Can : Seung Joi Nei Jor Yau
  Lit : Always Around You
    d. Herman Yau Lai To
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Julian Cheung Chi Lam,
      Charmaine Sheh Si Man, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin,
      Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Helena Law Lan, Ava Liu (Yu Kiu)
  Opening October 26 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/27t2Fj5pBjA

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    David was drunk and lost control of his car to opposite lane. The off-duty police officer, Sam and his wife Ah Si was able to avoid the collision and kept safe by switching their steering wheel immediately. David’s car smashed Patrick’s car on opposite lane eventually. Patrick was killed. Ms Xiao Hung after breaking up with her boyfriend, she committed suicide by jumping off a building and hit exactly on the top of Patrick’s car.

    The crematorium worker, Zhi Qiang, he steals a pair of 24k gold bracelets from funerary objects for paying his debts. Patrick’s wife, Yu Yin would like to fulfill his husband last wish in running the vacation house. However, a series of strange cases are kept on happening at this house. And Jimmy’s vinyl is kept to appear at Sam and Ah Si’s apartment even though they have throw it away few times. Those people who are involved in the car accident are tied with strange events.
  AKA : KING OF DRUG DEALERS
  Can : Jui Lung
  Lit : Chasing Dragon
    d. Law Wing Cheong, Wong Jing, Jason Kwan
    Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Kent Cheng Juk Si,
      Philip Keung Ho Man, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung, Yu Kang, Tong Chun Yip,
      Michelle Hu Yan (Wu Yin), Xu Dongdong, Felix Wong Yat Wa,
      Ng Ngai Cheung, Niki Chow Lai Kei, Philip Ng Won Lung, Chun Wong
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 128 mins.
  Opening September 28 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/27t2Fj5pBjA

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    In 1963, illegal immigrant Howard snuck into Hong Kong. Equipped with guts and combat skills, he plunged into the underground world where he found how corrupt Hong Kong was as a colony under the British authority, and how the police were in collusion with the triads in a black money community.

    Howard struggled between two folks who came from his hometown – righteous police constable Gregory who was honest and refused to take bribes and Wayne, who was greedy, lustful and dishonourable. Howard chose to side with Wayne and joined the triads.

    After striving through much adversaries as being set up, betrayed and physically crippled, the once good-natured Howard has transformed into a monster. He became more atrocious than the most corrupted cops and more beastly than the most ruthless drug dealers. He finally emerged as the number one and most powerful Drug Lord under the control of the Chief Chinese Superintendent, Lionel.

    With the establishment of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in year 1974, Lionel was forced into premature retirement, while Howard still would not be stopped, as he was determined to become the sole dictator in the drug empire...


 3 JIGSAW
    d. Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
    Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie


 2 GEOSTORM
    d. Dean Devlin
    Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia





 1 THOR: RAGNAROK
    d. Taika Waititi
    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba,
      Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban,
      Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins

[2017.11.01] FOR THE WEEK STARTING OCTOBER 28 2017

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting October 28 2017


15 SECRET FRUIT
  Can : Bei Gor
  Fish Leong Jing Yu

14 JUST LIKE IDOL
  Can : Jau Jeung Si Idol
  Yang Yang

13 WHO COMES TO CUT THE MOONLIGHT
  Can : Shui Loi Jin Yuet Guong
  Eason Chan Yik Shun

12 GO
  Can : Yut Jik Jau
  A-Lin

11 NEVER LOVED
  Can : Gung Boon Moot Oi Gor
  Will Pan (Poon Wai Pak)

10 LOVE LIKE AIR
  Can : Oi Yu Hung Hei
  Weibird Wei (Wai Lai On)

 9 OVER THE HILLS
  Can : Yuet Gor Shan Yau
  Aska Yang (Yeung Chung Wai)

 8 BRICK
  Can : Juen Tau
  Jason Chan Pak Yu

 7 502
  Fiona Sit Hoi Kei

 6 IN FIRST AID
  Can : Gup Gau Jung
  Robynn and Kendy

 5 DREAM CHASING CHILDLIKE HEART
  Can : Jui Mung Chek Ji Sum
  Luhan

 4 HAPPINESS AT ONCE
  Can : Fai Lok Yi Chi Yung Yau
  Eric Chou (Chow Hing Jik)

 3 BALLAD
  Can : Gor Yiu
  Li Ronghao

 2 OWN THE DAY
  Can : Dan Lik Jup Jeuk
  JJ Lin (Lam Chun Kit)


 1 I DO
  Karen Mok Man Wai

[2017.11.01] MICHELLE WAI TRIES TO PLAY PREGNANT IN PUBLIC

Michelle Wai, Alex Lam, Kevin Chu and Angela Yuen
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Based on a real life story, SI JI SHAN SEUNG (ON THE LION ROCK) yesterday shot a bun mountain scene at a Tuen Mun secondary school. Stars Alex Lam Tak Shun, Kevin Chu Kam Yin, Angela Yuen Lai Lam, Michelle Wai Sze Nga attended. Originally a Hong Kong swim team representative, Chu Kam Yin played the protagonist in his youth. He said that he had the most scenes with Angela and the rock climbing wall. "Earlier I went to a six lesson special training. Actually one climb needed to go up and down and was super tiring! Even with my constant exercising it still was difficult. Outdoor training expended even more energy." However the instructor said that Chu Kam Yin's determination was shocking, at each lesson he went back and forth more times than the average climber. He had potential in this area. Kevin also said hat after the shoot he was still interested in continuing the challenge. The next time he wanted to go to Cheung Chau to watch the bun snatching at the real bun mountain.

Kevin and Angela appeared in full mountain climbing gears, but Wai Sze Nga stole the spotlight because she appeared as a pregnant lady. In the film she played Lam Tak Shun's wife. Sze Nga said, "I am very happy to have another chance to try new characters. Actually I wanted to learn to rock climb. After completing the harbor swim my sports genes have been stimulated. Maybe I would ask the instructor for a lesson or two to try." To be convincing, Michelle wore a fake belly and maternity clothes to the streets for experience. "With a hat and glasses, I went out, took a ride, shopped and tried everything. No one recognized me. Someone really offered me a seat. Actually being pregnant really was very hot and very stuffy. Finally I learn how tough being Mommy is."

Monday, October 30, 2017

[2017.10.31] CHRISSIE CHAU CALLS LOUIS CHEUNG HINS CHEUNG


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Chrissie Chau says that she should call Louis Cheung an elder because he started as a child star.
Maggie Siu and Eric Kot
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Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Eric Kot Man Fai starred in the film NUI WONG JONG DOH JING (RAN RIGHT INTO THE QUEEN) completed its production. Sister Na rarely made comedy before. She said that working with Cheung Kai Chung and Ah Kot was perfect for her to learn. During the shoot she had to be alert as they were amazing at improvisation. Cheung Ka Chung said hat Sister Na took great care of hm as the "elder". This time was their third collaboration and finally they had scenes together. Sister Na struck back and claimed that since Ah Chung started as a child star, he was the real elder. They celebrated the production wrap with champagne. After a few sips Sister Na actually called Ah Chung "Cheung King Hin"; Ah Chung heard her, pretended to be disappointed and mad, turned around and walked away.

[2017.10.31] STEPHY TANG AND GRACE CHAN TEAM UP AGAINST ANOTHER

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Adapted from the case of money falling out of an armored car on the streets, the film KEYBOARD WARRIORS (HEI DAI JO) starred Stephy Tang La Yun, Grace Chan Hoi Lam, Lam Yiu Sing, Yau Hawk Sau, Larine Tang Yueping and others. The film yesterday officially wrapped up production. Playing sisters in the film, Stephy and Grace after months of working together developed a relationship. At the wrap they were reluctant to part as the photographer spray champagne at them. They immediately teamed up and struck back.

Most of the film was shot on location in Tsim Sha Tsui. Two days ago in the wrap scene the sisters were on a roof in Tsim Sha Tsui. When they learned that the "Golden Kid" joined in the search for the missing money they were surprised. The sisters basically used only two takes for every shot. Stephy said, "Working with Grace the production became smoother and smoother, and faster and faster. Everyone had great chemistry."

Off camera the two still worked together. Seeing Stephy posing like model on he roof, Grace rapidly joined in. After the shoot they cracked up together. Grace said, "This time is my first movie. I am very happy to have a co-star like Stephy, who made me feel very comfortable in my performance. I very naturally got into character."

When the director announced the wrap, Stephy, Grace and the team cheered and celebrated with producer Ng Kin Hung, director Sit Ho Ching and the cinematographer. Stephy and Grace carefully opened their bottles of champagne, but was still frightened by the champagne's strong spray as they shrieked. The cinematographer even spray champagne at the two. Stephy immediately struck back and Grace joined in the fray as they teamed up against the cinematographer. Other crew members ran for cover.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

[2017.10.30] ZOMBIES SCARE DONNIE YEN'S DAUGHTER TO TEARS

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Sandra Ng gets visits from her daughter, Donnie Yen's and Ann Bridgewater's families
Donnie Yen comforts his daughter
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Just as everyone thought that this Christmas would have no Hong Kong actor support, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu has already been preparing with two friendly co-stars Francis Ng Chun Yu and Alex Fong Chung Shun with her directed and starred new film YIU YIU LING to bring everyone "thrill" and "joy" to welcome Christmas. Earlier Donnie Yen Chi Tan's family and Ann Bridgewater (Pak On Nei) visited the set. Zombies appeared on the set that day and Chi Tan's daughter Jasmine was scared to tears.

Ng Kwan Yu directed and starred in this film with Peter Chan Ho Sun as its producer. From preparation to production to post production the process took over a year. During the shoot friends Yen Chi Tan and his family, Pak On Nei and others visited the set and cheered her on as a director.

On the day of the set visit zombies appeared, Kwan Yu's daughter, Chi Tan's son and others could not be more excited. Only Chi Tan's daughter Jasmine saw the zombies in realistic make up was scared to tears. Chi Tan immediately hug her daughter to comfort her. Kwan Yu apologetically said, "Actually ours is a comedy, the appearance of the zombies is just one of the scenes in my movies. However this group of zombies' make up is really very realistic. This is just child's play, something even more amazing will be on the way. If I take them to Lan Kwai Fong on Halloween, I really can't lose. Earlier around the sets they scared me several times when I turned a corner. This time they scared Jasmine to tears and I was very sorry."

Instead Chi Tan's son James was very excited about everything on the set. He even sat in the director's chair and seriously watched the monitor as he attentively observed the shoot. Little Director Yen after watching the footage and made different frightened expressions with Kwan Yu's daughter and the zombies. During the group photo even Chi Tan joined in the fun with Kwan Yu. He even praised how realistic the zombies' make up was. He felt like he went to a theme park haunted house. It was a rare opportunity so he thoroughly enjoyed it.

Aside from zombies, Chan Ho Sun even showed everyone around the set. Although it was already late at night, the children got more and more excited about the on set adventure.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

[2017.10.29] SHAWN YUE CALLS HIS GIRLFRIEND UNDERSTANDING

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The film MAD WORLD (YUT LIM MO MING) two nights ago held a celebration. Shawn Yue Man Lok, Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling), Bryant Mak Chi Lok and director Wong Chun attended. Just finished a long Mainland series Lok Jai was on vacation. He admitted that earlier he was busy with work so he has not seen his girlfriend Sarah Wong in a long time, much less than an ordinary couple. However he praised how understanding his girlfriend has been and knew that he did it for work.

Yue Man Lok said that the film was released a year ago and won at the Golden Horse Award and the Hong Kong Film Award. They also have celebrated before, but at the time not the entire team was able to celebrate together. Two nights ago they celebrated again with everyone except Eric Tsang Chi Wai. Lok Jai would have to promote his film THE BRINK (KONG SAU) in a few days. Early next year he will start a new film and his schedule will be booked solid again.

Kam Yin Ling earlier was hospitalized for the flu. She revealed that at first she was hospitalized for influenza A, then she was diagnosed with H1N1 flu and low white blood cell count. She said, "This was the first time in my life I was the most scared!" Was Suzy Wong very worried? Kam Yin Ling said that she instead was calm. She herself was afraid of infecting her. Luckily she was fine. After recovering she kept up with Chinese medical practitioner appointments. Kam Yin Ling said that she just returned from working in Changchun. The sand storms there gave her respiratory discomfort. Later she would have to go one more time and would have to stay for almost a month. Speaking of her friend Willie Chan Chi Keung's passing, Kam Yin Ling lamented, "I feel very sad because we were very close. Ah Kwan told me the news. I remember when I was a singer in Taiwan at age 17 I already knew him. The first time I came to Hong Kong he picked me up. I was very grateful to learn that he passed in his sleep and went peacefully!"

Friday, October 27, 2017

[2017.10.28] YOUNG AND DANGEROUS RETURNS WITH GOLDEN BROTHERS

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Jordan Chan, Ekin Cheng, Eric Tsang, Chin Kar Lok, and Jerry Lamb
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The Eric Tsang Chi Wai produced, Chin Kar Lok directed Lunar New Year film GOLDEN BROTHER (WONG GUM HING DAI) was shot with the original YOUNG AND DANGEROUS (GOO WAT JAI) team. Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Chin Kar Lok, Jerry Lamb Hiu Fung, Michael Tse Tin Wa and Tsang Chi Wai would form an all new adventure team in the film with explosive fights and exciting car chases!

Chan Siu Chun and son Jasper became popular on a Mainland reality show. Siu Chun admitted that many evens would approach them, but he only brought Jasper onto the program originally to foster their relationship and for his son to have a happy summer. After the program aping he sent his son back to school in Hong Kong and would not permit him to join show business in such a young age. Ekin said tha Siu Chun changed a lot after becoming a father, but he would not be tempted to become one. Ekin said, "When I go married we agreed, we don't want (children). Playing with other people's is more fun."

Ekin also revealed that while shooting in Hungary he immediately his shoulder while performing a car jumping stunt. As for Siu Chun he pulled his back muscle during a scene and once worried about his reproduction abilities. He kept the injury from his wife Cherrie Ying Choi Yi until he went to the hospital.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

[2017.10.27] FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 22 2017

For the week ending Sunday October 22 2017
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong



10 TO EACH HIS OWN
  Can : Ngor Yiu Chau Lo Sai
  Lit : I Want To Fire Small Brain
    d. Izuru Narushima
    Sota Fukushi, Asuka Kudo, Haru Kurok, Eiko Koike, Kotaro Yoshida
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 113 mins.
  Opening October 12 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/eOoo9Xf6KPU

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Takashi is under immense pressure to meet his tough sales quota at work. Mentally and physically exhausted, he loses consciousness at a train station and begins to fall from a platform, with a train fast approaching. At the last moment, he is saved by a man who calls himself Yamamoto and claims to be a childhood friend, who Takashi has no memory of whatsoever. After meeting the mysterious yet super-charming man, Takashi rediscovers his old cheerful self, and his job performance gradually improves. Then one day, Takashi looks Yamamoto up on the internet and finds a shocking truth: Yamamoto had died three years ago.


 9 VICTORIA AND ABDUL
    d. Stephen Frears
    Judi Dench, Ali Fazal


 8 KINGSMAN: GOLDEN CIRCLE
    d. Matthew Vaughn
    Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne moore, Mark Strong,
      Halle Barry, Elton John, Channing Taum, Jeff Bridges


 7 A TAXI DRIVER
  Can : Yik Kuen Si Gei
  Lit : Anti Authority Driver
    d. Jang Hoon
    Song Kang-Ho, Thomas Kretschmann,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 137 mins.
  Opening September 21 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/QaxunqwNuRI

[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]
    May 1980. A Seoul taxi driver named Man-seob comes across an offer too good to be true. If he drives a foreign passenger from Seoul down to Gwangju and back again before the curfew, he'll be paid the unthinkable sum of 100,000 won – enough to cover several months of unpaid rent. Without stopping to ask the details, he picks up the German reporter Peter and sets off along the highway.

    Although stopped by police roadblocks at the edge of Gwangju, Man-seob is desperate to earn his taxi fare, and eventually manages to find a way into the city. There they encounter students and ordinary citizens taking part in large-scale demonstrations against the government. Man-seob, alarmed by the danger in the air, pleads with Peter to go quickly back to Seoul. But Peter ignores him, and with the help of a university student Jae-sik and a Gwangju taxi driver named HWANG, begins shooting with his news camera. As time passes the situation grows more and more serious, and Man-seob keeps thinking of his young daughter at home all alone.


 6 BLADE RUNNER 2049
    d. Denis Villeneuve
    Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas,


 5 MIRACLES OF THE NAMIYA GENERAL STORE
    d. Ryuichi Hiroki
    Ryosuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono, Nijiro Murakami,
      Kanichiro, Kento Hayashi, Riko Narumi, Mugi Kadowaki,
      Masato Hagiwara, Kaoru Kobayashi


 4 CHASING THE DRAGON
  AKA : KING OF DRUG DEALERS
  Can : Jui Lung
  Lit : Chasing Dragon
    d. Law Wing Cheong, Wong Jing, Jason Kwan
    Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Kent Cheng Juk Si,
      Philip Keung Ho Man, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung, Yu Kang, Tong Chun Yip,
      Michelle Hu Yan (Wu Yin), Xu Dongdong, Felix Wong Yat Wa,
      Ng Ngai Cheung, Niki Chow Lai Kei, Philip Ng Won Lung, Chun Wong
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 128 mins.
  Opening September 28 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/MdKWaNgEbI0

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    In 1963, illegal immigrant Howard snuck into Hong Kong. Equipped with guts and combat skills, he plunged into the underground world where he found how corrupt Hong Kong was as a colony under the British authority, and how the police were in collusion with the triads in a black money community.

    Howard struggled between two folks who came from his hometown – righteous police constable Gregory who was honest and refused to take bribes and Wayne, who was greedy, lustful and dishonourable. Howard chose to side with Wayne and joined the triads.

    After striving through much adversaries as being set up, betrayed and physically crippled, the once good-natured Howard has transformed into a monster. He became more atrocious than the most corrupted cops and more beastly than the most ruthless drug dealers. He finally emerged as the number one and most powerful Drug Lord under the control of the Chief Chinese Superintendent, Lionel.

    With the establishment of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in year 1974, Lionel was forced into premature retirement, while Howard still would not be stopped, as he was determined to become the sole dictator in the drug empire...


 3 ONLY THE BRAVE
    d. Joseph Kosinski
    Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale,
      Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly


 2 WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY
    d. Tommy Wirkola
    Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close





 1 GEOSTORM
    d. Dean Devlin
    Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia

[2017.10.27] JULIAN CHEUNG SCARES CHARLENE CHOI

Julian Cheung, Charmaine Sheh, Charlene Choi, Gordon Lam, Kingdom Yuen, Lam Suet and Herman Yau
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Charmaine Sheh Sze Man, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin and Gordon Lam Ka Tung two days ago promoted their film ALWAYS BE WITH YOU (SEUNG JOI NEI JOR YAU) in Guangzhou. Cheung Chi Lam played a taxi driver and had to dismember a corpse and abandon it. He put an effort into playing the role. Ah Sa during the shoot joked around nonstop, but Cheung Chi Lam's performance scared her. For her first horror film Sheh Sze Man said, "Koo Tin Lok and I played a couple in the film. The hardest for me was to walk downstairs on my hands."

[2017.10.27] LOUIS KOO'S EYE WAS HIT WITH WEAPON


Nancy Wu
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Jennifer Tse



Even brinking hurts
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Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Louis Koo Tin Lok last night attended a flagship store opening as ribbon cutting guests. Other guests included Simon Yam Tat Wa and his wife Qi Qi, Jennifer Tse Ting Ting, Nancy Wu Ting Yan, Ben Yuen Wai Ho and others.

Koo Tin Lok arrived in sunglasses. When he posed for photos with Sammi the event asked the media not to use flash photography. Sammi also consoled Goo Jai. Goo Jai pulled down his sunglasses during hs interview. His right eye was all red. Goo Jai said that earlier while working on DYNASTY WARRIORS (JUN SAM GOK MO SEUNG) in Xiangshan was struck in the eye with a weapon. "I got eight stitches, which was removed after ten days. The soonest I would recover would be in three to four weeks. (Did you stop working?) The best would not be not to, I would try as much as I can. (Would you vision be affected?) For now it's OK, but I am waiting for after removing the stitches to find out." He said that the Xiangshan shoot was already done. After his injury he immediately returned to Hong Kong. Did he have to cover his eye? He helplessly said, "I have to work, but with the air pressure on the flight my eyes hurt even when I closed them. It was the eyeball! (Did the film company get your any insurance?) Yes."

[2017.10.26] "GOLD LABEL MANAGER" WILLIE CHAN PASSED AWAY



Cissy Wang and Donnie Yen just dined with Willie Chan last month




Simon Yam calls Willie Chan a "super, super, super nice guy"
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Patrick Tse laments that only three of the seven "Silver Rat Pack" remains
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Willie Chan received the Professional Spirit Award at the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards.  Jackie Chan presented the award
Willie Chan was hospitalized for heart and lung discomfort
Willie Chan attended Ben Lam's birthday party in September
Willie Chan with one of his god sons Juno Mak 
Jackie Chan, Ang Lee, Brigitte Lin, Willie Chan
At his 70th birthday, Willie Chan was all smiles with Maggie Cheung and Cherie Chung
Willie Chan with May Lo and Jacky Cheung
Willie Chan wed a hotel secretary in 1974 in Singapore but ended up in divorce
God son Geoff Tsui took care of Willie Chan late in life

At his birthday this year, Willie Chan held hands with Maria Cordero and Ben Lam and performed LIGHT OF FRIENDSHIP
Willie Chan was also close with Pak Suet Sin
Ellen Chan's heart aches over the passing of Willie Chan
"Silver Rat Pack" in a rare reunion in 2004.  Also on hand were Jackie Chan's father and Deborah Li
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Reigning in the 80s and the 90s Hong Kong entertainment circle, the "Gold Label Manager" Willie Chan Chi Keung passed away two nights ago in his sleep at age 76. The news was reported on a radio program yesterday. Willie made Jackie Chan, Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Cherie Chung Chor Hung and others into top artists. After the news of his death spread he immediately received eulogies on social media from industry insiders. Once inseparable with him in show business, Jackie Chan in recent years seemed to have less interaction but yesterday he called Willie "Big Brother" online and one of the most important people in his life. Their relationship obviously remained as deep as it has been.

Absolutely deserving the title of Hong Kong show business "Gold Label Manager" Chan Chi Keung in May was hospitalized. Later although he was released he was already always wheel chair bound. On May 23rd Willie held a birthday part at home to celebrate his 76th birthday. Looking back at the photos he was smiling brightly and looked decent so his health condition probably was not too bad. Yet yesterday a radio program revealed the news of his death and cited that he passed away in his sleep two nights ago. Did Willie's health suddenly deteriorate? Seemingly he had some ideas about his condition as his August social media posts showed. "After I pass away, please don't say how much you love me and how much you miss me at my grave because I want to hear those words when I am alive."

Once going through good times and bad and close like brothers with Willie, Jackie Chan yesterday posted, "Chan Chi Keung is gone. Another one of the most important person in my life has passed away. Many people know that when you back then, I wouldn't be here now. However no one knows everything that we truly have experienced together. Fortunately we know, we understand. Miss you forever, my elder, brother, big brother, have a safe journey."

Willie's god son Juno Mak Chun Lung said, "May he with the always friendly smile have a safe journey. Miss you forever."

Chung Chor Hung was surprised to hear the news. "In recent years we met up and traded pleasantries and concern. His passing made me feel very heart broken. He was a very patient and very gentle person. He was also full of energy and helped me a lot in my career. May he rest in peace!"

Director Stanley Kwan Kam Peng confirmed the news of Willie's death. "I received a call from Chan Chi Keung's family. This morning when they tried to wake him he did not respond. After being rushed to the hospital he was confirmed to have passed away. The hospital would have to confirm the cause of death. We have known each other for over 30 years. As a friend, work partner, nothing more needed to be said abou the kind hearted Chan Chi Keung!"

Ken Low Wai Kwong and Kara Wai Ying Hung both wished a safe journey for Willie. Low Wai Kong and the Jackie Chan Stuntman Association's brothers have always called Willie "Dad" and close relationships with him. Yuen Biao also mentioned that Willie in recent years has not been in good health. "He came to my daughter's wedding. I learned that earlier he was in the red wine and fashion store business in Hong Kong. I miss going to work in Japan with Jackie Chan and Willie back then!"

Ellen Chan Nga Lun knew Willie since she started in the business. She posted that the news was too sudden and she would deeply miss him; Stephen Fung Tak Lun praised him as a good elder, good producer. "Thank you, Uncle Willie. Have a safe journey."

Yesterday when Gordon Lam Ka Tung heard about Willie, he mournfully said that he did not know what to say. "I saw him more a few years ago. I know that lately his health has been iffy. The most recen contact was at the Mid Autumn Festival. I wish that he would go to an even better place and be even happier!"

Susan Shaw Yam Yam attended Willie's May birthday party. She praised Willie for his loyalty and always willing to go to war for his friends.

Yeung Yuk Mui said, "This morning when I saw the news it felt very sudden, because it was just a month ago from our last meeting. My heart feels very uneasy and aches very much. On the 25th last month at Lam Kwok Bun (Ben)'s birthday party I just saw Willie. I never expected that it would be the last time. I still remember that nigh Ben suggested for a gathering every month for everyone to see each other. Ben even said to have a barbecue at his home......" She said that despite having never worked with Willie in her over 20 years in the business, he was very nice and very friendly to the younger generations. Thus she felt it was regrettable. She also said that many attended that night. When they knew that Willie would be there soon, Low Wai Kwong and the Jackie Chan Stuntman Association brothers rushed out to pick up "Dad". Willie also grabbed their past INSPECTORS WEAR SKIRTS (BA WONG FA) actors for a photo.

Willie in the early 70s and was film star with Lydia Shum Din Ha, Cheung Chung, Patrick Tse Yin, Alan Tang Kwong Wing, Charlie Chun Cheung Lam and Chan Ho and partied almost everyday with them. They thus became the "Silver Rat Pack". With his own power he went on power struggle with big film companies that run the film industry at the time. Willie's manager life started in the 80s. He made many Hong Kong superstars including Jackie Chan, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Cherie Chung Chor Hung, Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit), Carol Cheng Yui Ling, Carina Lau Ka Ling, Sylvia Chang, Joey Wong Cho Yin, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Angie Chiu Nga Chi, Maria Cordero and others. In 2000 he formed his own company. At the time his artists included Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho), Chang Chen and Edison Chen Koon Hei. He once said that he was the proudest about making Jackie Chan and Cheung Hok Yau into stars. In 2011 the Hong Kong Film Awards presented the "Professional Spirit Award" to Willie for his years of outstanding contributions to the Hong Kong film industry.