Posts Tagged ‘Ekin Cheng’
Stoo and Andy return to provide you with your dose of Caucasian and Asian in a podcast! Touching upon The Walking Dead (after the credits there’s discussion of the mid-season finale), End Of Watch and thoughts on trailers for Snitch and Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters, feature topic comes in the form of a look back on Andrew Lau’s special effects, fantasy extravaganza Stormriders.
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Kamui: The Lone Ninja tells the story of a young breakaway ninja portrayed by Death Note star Ken’ichi Matsuyama. Constantly under the threat of assassination, Kamui flees from his clan in search of freedom, something other meaning to life.
He chooses to resides at a sleepy fishing village ran by the Watari clan, although trouble seems to be following Kamui in the form of an old rival from his childhood. Read the rest of this entry »
This is hopefully the first Young & Dangerous article to those who haven’t the slightest clue about this amazing series of table tossing triads and reoccurring nemeses. Yes everything from triad lackey Chan Ho-Nam to the legendary nose picker – Tai Fai is explained here. Read the rest of this entry »
Lord Godless (Simon Yam), an evil Japanese Warlord who is close to conquering China, but the only thing stopping him is the reunion of Wind (Ekin Cheng) and Cloud (Aaron Kwok). With their powers combined they still isn’t enough to defeat the deadly Warlord. Seeking guidance from Lord Wicked, a master of a deadly dark martial arts form, but he is only willing to teach it those that can handle their power as this evil art could consume its host turning him to a killing machine!
Wind is chosen to learn the dark arts where as Cloud is taught martial arts from his original master, Nameless, who has a theory that if Wind and Cloud combine their power, they can put Lord Godless’s reign to an end. Read the rest of this entry »
Manga Entertainment have wrangled the rights and now releasing “Kamui: The Lone Ninja” on DVD and Blu-Ray this August.
Based on the famous Manga series written by Sanpei Shirato, “All Under the Moon” director Yoichi Sai. The movie is lined up with the cream of the crop in Japanese Cinemas next generation of big actors; Death Notes; Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Sukiyaki Western Django’s Koichi Sat as well as Ekin Cheng. Yes you read that right, Hong Kongs own; Ekin Cheng makes an appearance in this movie, I don’t know yet how long an appearance the main man has but hey, my opinion of this movie has improved 100% already.
Kamui: The Lone Ninja is set for a UK release on August 9th on – £19.99 on Bluray and £15.99 on DVD.
Stoo returns with a bag of goodies in the form of his account of 4 days of watching films, reviewing, networking etc at the 2010 Terracotta Far East Film Festival. Also included are various audio excerpts from the Q & A sessions, including the one with Bodyguards & Assassins director Teddy Chen!
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Cornerhouse have sent out a Press Release about Visible Secrets going on tour;
A new Cornerhouse touring film season Visible Secrets, is set to celebrate and highlight Hong Kong’s female film directors in major cities across the UK this autumn. Launching this celebration is Ivy Ho’s directorial debut Claustrophobia, starring Hong Kong megastars Karena Lam and Ekin Cheng.
Claustrophobia, will launch the UK wide tour of Visible Secrets with a special gala screening at Curzon, Mayfair in London on Monday 02 November.
Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers will tour to venues across the UK including: New Park Chichester, Eden Court Inverness, Pictureville Bradford, Showroom Sheffield, Broadway Nottingham, Watershed Bristol, QUAD Derby, Chapter Cardiff and Barn Dartington.
POF 57 guest Paul Loudon has done a terrific job bringing us several excellent reviews, which we will do a final post with all the highlights and a very special interview.