Posts Tagged ‘Ekin Cheng’

Kamui: The Lone Ninja set for an August release

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.

Podcast On Fire 75: Terracotta Recap

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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Ivy Ho’s Directorial Debut Launches Film Season UK Autumn Tour

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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.

VS: Claustrophobia (2008)

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Claustrophobia is not like the overwhelming majority of Hong Kong movies that I have seen. Where in your typical Hong Kong flick characters state implicitly and clearly what they are feeling so that the entire world and his dog can get behind it, in Claustrophobia our cast of bedraggled yet always immaculately dressed office staff keep their emotions a tightly guarded secret. As an audience the trick throughout this movie is to read between the lines, to catch a glimpse of human frailty lest you spend the entire movie wondering what the point of it all is.

The movie begins with Tom (Ekin Cheng) dropping his closest co-workers home at the end of a shift. They are essentially a motley crew of typicals; the old grumpy one, the office bimbo and the nervy geek. And then there is Pearl (Karina Lam) who is last to arrive home. Whilst sat in the car, Tom takes this opportunity to tell Pearl that she is a great employee and deserves a better job working for someone else. What he is really saying here is that she should take a hike because the mutual office flirting could screw his marriage up; Pearl doesn’t take too kindly to this. Read the rest of this entry »

The Storm Warriors full trailer online!

Possibly the most anticpated Hong Kong movie for me this year has to be “The Storm Warriors”, the Pang brothers directing the sequel to the hit “Stormriders”. From the looks of the trailer, Christmas can’t come sooner! I might just have to fly to Hong Kong to see the movie on the 17th. It just looks so damn good! so good! I plan on write more about this as soon as possible, if I get my act together you might be able to read about this the magazines. Peace Out!

See “Rule #1” @ EIFF

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The yearly Edinburgh International Film Festival is due next month. They do usually show the occasion arty Mainland land flick or some obscure Korean movie. They’ve done the same this year again, but they have added the awesome edition of Kelvin Tongs supernatural crime flick “Rule #1”, starring Shawn Yue and Ekin Cheng.

Obviously if you visit this website and listen to our podcast you know damn fine that I’m possibly Scotlands leading Ekin Cheng fan. Rule #1 is a damn good movie, if I compiled a top ten for last year and Rule #1 would be in there!

The movie is being screened at The Cameo on 18 June 2009 @ 22:00. You can book tickets from HERE!

Now I just need to decide whether I wanna go…

Divergence (2005)

Plot: Divergence is the Mr. Suen (Aaron Kwok) a troubled cop whose job seems to getting worse and worse as the witness he’s protecting is sniped by the deadly – Coke (Daniel Wu). Suen’s boss isn’t happy with the witness dead, this now gives them no evidence against the millionaire – Mr. Yiu. Read the rest of this entry »

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