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Celestial Tiger Renews Trio of Output Deals

28 July 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Celestial Tiger Entertainment, the Asian TV group backed by Saban Capital and Lionsgate, has renewed a trio of output deals giving it rights in South East Asian markets to a stream of top Hong Kong movies.

The agreements are with Emperor Motion Pictures, Mega-Vision Project Workshop Limited and Universe Entertainment. The deals secure first and exclusive pay TV rights, as well as pay-per-view (PPV), video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-top (Ott) rights to each studio’s upcoming slate of movies for Cte’s flagship channel, Celestial Movies, in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

Upcoming features from Mega-Vision include “From Vegas to Macau III” (aka “The Man From Macau III”) with Andy Lau, Chow Yun-fat and Nick Cheung. The Emperor slate is headed by “Kill Time,” a suspense thriller starring idols Ethan Ruan and Angelababy, and directed by Fruit Chan. Universe is readying action movie “The Deadly Reclaim,” by blockbuster director Benny Chan and action director Sammo Hung, »

- Patrick Frater

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Celestial Tiger Renews Trio of Output Deals

28 July 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Celestial Tiger Entertainment, the Asian TV group backed by Saban Capital and Lionsgate, has renewed a trio of output deals giving it rights in South East Asian markets to a stream of top Hong Kong movies.

The agreements are with Emperor Motion Pictures, Mega-Vision Project Workshop Limited and Universe Entertainment. The deals secure first and exclusive pay TV rights, as well as pay-per-view (PPV), video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-top (Ott) rights to each studio’s upcoming slate of movies for Cte’s flagship channel, Celestial Movies, in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

Upcoming features from Mega-Vision include “From Vegas to Macau III” (aka “The Man From Macau III”) with Andy Lau, Chow Yun-fat and Nick Cheung. The Emperor slate is headed by “Kill Time,” a suspense thriller starring idols Ethan Ruan and Angelababy, and directed by Fruit Chan. Universe is readying action movie “The Deadly Reclaim,” by blockbuster director Benny Chan and action director Sammo Hung, »

- Patrick Frater

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Cte renews output deals with Hong Kong studios

28 July 2015 6:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hong Kong-based Celestial Tiger Entertainment (Cte) has renewed its exclusive, multi-year output deals with Hong Kong studios Emperor Motion Pictures (Emp), Mega-Vision Project Workshop (Mvpw) and Universe Entertainment.

Under the terms of the deals, Cte has secured first and exclusive pay-tv rights, as well as pay-per-view (PPV), video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-top (Ott) rights, to each studio’s upcoming slate of movies for Cte’s Celestial Movies channel in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

Upcoming Emp productions include Heaven In The Dark, a drama reuniting Jacky Cheung and Karena Lam who both starred in July Rhapsody in 2002; Fruit Chan’s suspense thriller Kill Time, starring Ethan Ruan and Angelababy; and The Mobfathers, starring Anthony Wong and Chapman To.

Mvpw’s slate includes the third installment of blockbuster franchise From Vegas To Macau, which will star Andy Lau in addition to Chow Yun Fat and Nick Cheung. Mvpw is also in pre-production on The Invincible 12, which marks the 100th film from »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 5 (20-1)

10 July 2015 6:11 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When it comes to making features like this one, i love the idea of coming up with my own personal “100 Great Kung Fu Movies” of all time. It is tough choosing just 100 because you know there are many more great Kung Fu movies that are not on the list.

I understand everyone will have their own personal favorites and some may not agree with my list and that’s fine because it’s nice to have different opinions on this genre which keeps it fresh and alive when having good debates.

Anyway, thank you for taking time to have a look at my 100 Great Kung Fu movie list and feel free to add any movies in the comment box if they don’t make my list (I have probably forgotten many movies).

Number 1 is based on the choreography and overall movie which to me is a prime example of of »

- kingofkungfu

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Matt Damon Has Long Hair Now, Rocks a Pony at Press Conference

2 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Matt Damon + man bun = perfection!  The actor was spotted with a new 'do at the press conference for his latest movie, "The Great Wall," in Beijing, China on Thursday.   The "Interstellar" star totally rocked his new look as he paired his curly slicked-back strawberry tresses with a black and gray flannel shirt and jeans.  While the 44-year-old was joined by costars Andy Lau, Zhang Yimou, Jing Tian and Pedro Pascal at the event ... all eyes were definitely on Damon and his glorious pony.  Is it just us or does Matt's new 'do make him look younger? Somehow, he's able to pull this one off. The actor's latest thriller will follow a mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China and is set to hit theaters in November of 2016.  What do you think about Damon's new 'do? Sound off below and check out the gallery above to see »

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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 3 (59-40)

27 June 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

When it comes to making features like this one, i love the idea of coming up with my own personal “100 Great Kung Fu Movies” of all time. It is tough choosing just 100 because you know there are many more great Kung Fu movies that are not on the list.

I have decided that to make the list, a movie must have a few hand to hand moments during fight scenes in the movies chosen. If for example its mainly sword play with one fight scene hand to hand it won’t make the list. Its old school “style” Kung Fu movies, not modern day settings.

I understand everyone will have their own personal favorites and some may not agree with my list and that’s fine because it’s nice to have different opinions on this genre which keeps it fresh and alive when having good debates.

Anyway, thank you »

- kingofkungfu

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Trailer: Tang Wei And Liao Fan Star In Chinese Only You Remake

23 June 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Many fans of Asian Cinema are quick to complain and point the finger when their favourite Asian discoveries are snapped up and remade in Hollywood, sometimes at the expense of a proper release for the original film. Well the current climate is seeing China get in on this trend themselves, but rather than targeting horror, action or other genre films, their sights are firmly set on lucrative romantic comedies - perfect star vehicles guaranteed to pull in the punters. We have already seen the likes of What Women Want remade in the mainland, with Andy Lau and Gong Li replacing Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. A Chinese remake of the Anne Hathaway/Kate Hudson comedy Bride Wars is currently in the works, as is a remake of...

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The Dragon’s Snake Fist Coming Soon On DVD From Terracotta Distribution

10 June 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

 

Starring:

Dragon Lee (The Real Bruce Lee, The Dragon On Fire)

Yuen Qiu (Kung Fu Hustle,The Man With The Golden Gun)

Bruce Lai (Return to the 36th Chamber, Enter Three Dragons)

Genre: Martial Arts

Certificate: 15

Country: South Korea

Year: 1981

Languages: English dubbed

Running time: 83 minutes

Rrp: £14.99

Directed by Godfrey Ho (Ninja Terminator, Fury in the Shaolin Temple), The Dragon’S Snake Fist is coming to DVD in UK on 15 June 2015.

The Dragon’s Snake Fist is the first release by Terracotta Distribution, who recently launched a ‘Classic Kung Fu Collection‘, resurrecting lost or overlooked martial arts movies and giving them a new DVD release with extras.

The movie stars Dragon Lee (Inter The Invincible Hero), who is one of my favorite Bruce Lee Clones, showcasing his speed and power in full effect with Godfrey Ho in the directors chair. A veteran star of martial arts B-pictures and Korean Taekwondo expert, »

- kingofkungfu

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Asia: Key Part of Im Global’s Growth

12 May 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Asia has been integral to Im Global almost since day one. That is a reflection of both of Im Global founder Stuart Ford’s determination to position the company for growth and the company’s financial opportunism.

That puts Im Global in a unique position — an independent with large exposure in both India and in China.

“Our mantra is to stay opportunistic, not be wed to a single business or financing model,” Ford says. “And to keep one eye on the wider business — digital distribution, growth markets, lower cost filmmaking. These make it easier to build a business and make a buck, than building a big studio structure.”

The film industry’s traditional model saw international sales covering risk and the North American market as the profit center. But Ford argues that the U.S. market is the most crowded, expensive and competitive market in the world and therefore the »

- Patrick Frater

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“The Great Wall” Rises with Matt Damon and Andy Lau

2 May 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The Great Wall of China has long been the object of many a man’s admiration. However, if you think you know the reason behind this ancient wonder’s creation, then you ought to prepare for your mind to be blown.

Behind “The Great Wall

This year, a movie of epic proportions has started production, and it boasts not only of an ambitious concept but also a star-studded cast comprising of some of the most prominent figures from both Hollywood and the Chinese cinema.

Revolving around the majestic Great Wall, the film mashes elements from science fiction and history as it sets up its characters in 15th century China. Where’s the sci-fi in that, you ask? Well, apparently, the “real” reason the Wall was erected is a large-scale, unrecorded invasion of giant mythical creatures—aliens, perhaps? In this grievous battle against the supernatural, humankind opted to fortify its defenses »

- Mary Ann Simuangco

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"The Great Wall" Begins Production

15 April 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Production has begun on Zhang Yimou's first English-language film "The Great Wall," a project that also marks the first effort of Legendary Entertainment's Chinese offshoot Legendary East.

The period supernatural blockbuster follows an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. Filming will take place at the China Film Group Studios at Huairou, near Beijing, and the coastal city of Qingdao.

Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu and Eddie Peng star in the film which will continue shooting until July.

Crew members include cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh, costume designer Mayes Rubeo, production designer John Myhre, VFX supervisor Phil Brennan and film editor Craig Wood. The film is currently slated for a global release on November 23rd 2016.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Zhang Yimou’s ‘Great Wall’ Now Shooting For Legendary East

15 April 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production has begun on “The Great Wall,” Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s first English-language film. The movie is also the first for Legendary East, the ambitious Chinese offshoot of Hollywood super-producer Legendary Entertainment.

The film stars Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe alongside Chinese stars including Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu and Eddie Peng. Production started March 30 and will run till July.

Legendary describes the story as “an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.” Locations include the China Film Group Studios at Huairou, near Beijing, and the coastal city of Qingdao.

A topnotch crew includes cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh (“The Piano,” “Once Were Warriors,” “Boardwalk Empire,”); costume designer Mayes Rubeo (“Avatar,” “Apocalypto”); production designer John Myhre (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Nine”); VFX supervisor Phil Brennan (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Wolverine”); and film editor Craig Wood (“Pirates of the Caribbean, »

- Patrick Frater

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5 Awesome End Fight Scenes – Part 4

13 April 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

What we lack more and more these days are epic fight scenes in the final part of kung Fu/Martial Art movies. We have seen less and less one on one fight scenes in the final battle over the past 15-20 years, which is a shame but we have seen recently a few flicks bringing that winning formula back.

I want to name a few of my favorite end fight scenes and please feel free to comment below, your favorite fight scenes and maybe they will be added to the future features. I only add fight scenes which i can find the clips for on youtube, so some classics might not be added to the lists.

1.Drunken Master 2 (1994)

Cast:Jackie Chan, Lau Kar Leung, Ti Lung, Anita Mui, Ken Lo, Andy Lau, Mark Houghton

Fight Choreographer: Lau Kar Leung, Jackie Chan

2.Ong Bak 2 (2008)

Cast:Tony Jaa, Nirut Sirichanya, Sorapong Chatree, »

- kingofkungfu

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China Box Office: 'Cinderella' Stays on Top as Andy Lau's 'Lost and Love' Opens Strong

23 March 2015 9:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cinderella remained on top in the world's second biggest film market, taking $28.37 million in its first full week in Chinese theaters for a cume of $53.45 million after 10 days, according to data from the research group Entgroup. Kenneth Branagh's live-action take on the fairy-tale classic notched up 219,829 screenings and 5.68 million admissions. In second place was the Andy Lau-starrer Lost and Love, which was written and directed by Peng Sanyuan and tells the story of a man searching for his abducted son. The movie took $18.17 million in its

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Hong Kong’s Oscar Winner Ruby Yang Comes Home, Finds Her ‘Voice’

23 March 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Ruby Yang was nominated in the best newcomer section of the Hong Kong Directors’ Guild last month, she giggled. After all, she won an Academy Award in 2007 for her documentary short “The Blood of Yingzhou District,” about a Chinese orphan who contracts HIV from his parents, and has two more Oscar nominations in the same category. When she won the Hkdg award last week, she must have laughed out loud.

Yet, strangely, Yang is starting over.

After several years in the U.S. working as film editor and filmmaker, and then most of the past decade living in Beijing, she has now returned to her native Hong Kong and is putting down roots all over again.

She is teaching at Hong Kong University’s journalism and media studies department and also working as a producer. This week she will attend Haf as producer of “The Last Stitch,” a project »

- Patrick Frater

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Golden Network takes Andy Lau thriller 'Saving Mr. Wu'

22 March 2015 7:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hong Kong-based Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to Ding Sheng’s crime thriller Saving Mr. Wu, starring award-winning actors Andy Lau, Liu Ye, Wang Qianyuan and Wu Ruofu.

Currently in post-production, Saving Mr. Wu revolves around the battle of wits between the police and the underworld following the abduction of a Hong Kong star in Beijing.

The film is the first production of Ding Sheng’s Beijing Going Zoom Media Co and is co-financed by Shanghai New Media Group.

Ding Sheng’s credits include action dramas Little Big Soldier and Police Story 2013, which both starred Jackie Chan. »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Hk FilMart: Andy Lau, Liu Ye Head True Crime Drama ‘Saving Mr. Wu’

22 March 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Asian superstar Andy Lau and Liu Ye (“Lan Yu,” “The Last Supper”) star in “Saving Mr. Wu,” a true crime story about the kidnapping of a film star.

The picture is directed by action specialist Ding Sheng, who previously directed Jackie Chan vehicles “Police Story 2013” and “Little Big Soldier,” and thrillers “Underdog Knight” parts 1 and 2.

The real story was one that gripped Hong Kong and China for 21 hours in real time. The movie realization is understood to bring to light new details of the police investigation, the cruelty of the kidnappers and the bravery of the kidnapped star.

Other cast includes Wang Qianyuan, Wu Ruofu and Lam Suet.

Production is the first under Ding’s own Beijing Going Zoom Media banner, with co-financiers including mainland China’s Shanghai New Media Group.

International sales are by Hong Kong’s Golden Network, which recently handled smash hit “Dragon Blade” with Jackie Chan, »

- Patrick Frater

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Film Review: ‘Lost and Love’

12 March 2015 10:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

China’s widespread child-abduction problem is the compelling starting point for “Lost and Love,” a road movie that offers lyrical observations of the country’s rural and grassroots landscape. Mindfully helmed and written by Peng Sanyuan, the film features Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau and promising mainland thesp Jing Boran as an engagingly simpatico duo in search of their missing loved ones. Although it soft-pedals the dire situation of human trafficking in China, the result provides poignant insight into the victims’ psychological scars. Neither a typical mainstream work nor edgy festival fare, the pic would have been destined for limited home formats if not for Lau’s fame, which has opened some doors into select overseas markets.

Peng claims her decision to make this film (supposedly based on a true story) took root in 2010, the year that saw the genesis of online civilian communities fighting child abduction. Compared with Peter Chan’s recent “Dearest, »

- Maggie Lee

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Movie News: First Photos From 'The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'; Matt Damon Confirmed for Chinese 'Great Wall'

12 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: The first photos from The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials gives a glimpse of the dire circumstances faced by the surviving characters from the first installment of the series. The sequel features returning stars Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, and Patricia Clarkson; it's due in theaters on September 18, 2015. [Empire]   The Great Wall: Matt Damon has been confirmed to star in Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall, which will start production in China at the end of this month. Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe will also star, with longtime Hong Kong leading man Andy Lau and other Chinese actors joining the cast. The film follows an "elite force making a last stand for humanity on the iconic...

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Full Cast For "The Great Wall" Revealed

12 March 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Legendary Pictures has revealed the full supporting cast for Zhang Yimou's upcoming fantasy epic "The Great Wall," the largest film ever shot completely in China.

The film's confirmed leads are Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe whilst Chinese stars for the film include Andy Lau ("Infernal Affairs"), Tian Jing ("New Police Story"), Hanyu Zhang ("Taking Tiger Mountain"), Eddie Peng ("Fleet of Time"), Lu Han ("Miss Granny"), Gengxin Lin ("Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon"), Zheng Kai ("Fleet of Time"), Chen Xuedong ("Tiny Times 3"), Xuan Huang ("The Golden Era"), pop star Wang Junkai in his film debut, and newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong.

Set in the 15th Century, the story follows soldiers who go out in search of gunpowder and come across the construction of The Great Wall of China. They learn that the Chinese are not only building the Wall to keep out invading Mongolian forces, »

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