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DVD Review: Gallants

24 July 2011 2:33 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »


Stars: Teddy Robin, Wong You Nam, Jia Xiao Chen, Mc Jin, Li Hai Tao, Law Wing Cheong, Leung Siu Lung, Chan Koon Tai, Susan Shaw, Chan Wai Man, Li Ka, Turbo Law | Directed by Derek Kwok, Clement Cheng

When legendary kung fu master Law Sun (Teddy Robin) unexpectedly awakes from a 30-year coma he discovers that his once celebrated martial arts school has become a teahouse and is now under threat from a takeover bid by his former rival. Aided by his now middle-aged apprentices, Dragon (Chan Koon Tai) and Tiger (Leung Siu Lung), and an unlikely hero in the form of the nerdy estate agent tasked with progressing the takeover, Master Law sets about training a rag-tag band of fighters to compete in a forthcoming martial arts tournament. Winning the prize could safeguard all their futures, but anything less would mean a certain end for the both the »

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Gallants, Nicholas Tse, Carina Lau: Hong Kong Film Awards 2011 Winners

19 April 2011 5:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Derek Kwok, Clement Cheng's Gallants Best film: Gallants Best Asian film: Confessions (Japan) Best director: Tsui Hark, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Best actor: Nicholas Tse, The Stool Pigeon Best actress: Carina Lau, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Best supporting actor: Teddy Robin, Gallants Best supporting actress: Susan Shaw, Gallants Best new performer: Hanjin Tan, Bruce Lee, My Brother Best screenplay: Pang Ho-cheung and Heiward Mak, Love in a Puff Best cinematography: Peter Pau, Confucius Best film editing: Cheung Ka-fai, Ip Man 2 Best original film score: Teddy Robin and Tommy Wai, Gallants Best original film song: Here to Stay, music, lyrics and performed by Jun Kung Best art direction: James Choo, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Best costume and make-up design: Bruce Yu, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Best action choreography: Sammo Hung, »

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Hong Kong Film Awards 2011: Winners: Gallants, Confucius, IP Man 2

18 April 2011 6:14 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Gallants, ConfuciusIp Man 2, and the other winners of the 2011 Hong Kong Film Awards have been announced. The 30th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards, “founded in 1982, are the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong and among the most respected in mainland China and Taiwan. Award ceremonies are held annually, typically in April. The Awards recognize achievement in all aspects of filmmaking, such as directing, screenwriting, acting and cinematography. The awards are the Hong Kong equivalent to the American Oscars and the British Baftas.” The awards were handed out on April 17, 2011 at the Hong Kong Cultural Center. “The ceremony was hosted by Teresa Mo, Vincent Kuk, and Lawrence Cheng.” The full listing of the 2011 Hong Kong Film Award winners is below.

Best Film

(Gallants), produced by Lam Ka Tung

Best Director

Tsui Hark, (Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame)

Best Screenplay

Pang Ho Cheung & Heiward Mak,  (Love »

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Gallants Wins Best Movie At Hong Kong Film Awards

17 April 2011 6:36 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Action film Gallants has triumphed at the 2011 Hong Kong Film Awards, picking up the top movie prize.

The film, about a kung fu master who agrees to train four students after waking from a coma, also landed co-stars Teddy Robin and Susan Shaw Best Supporting Actor and Actress honours.

Robin also picked up the Best Score prize for his work on the film's soundtrack.

Another big winner at Sunday's film awards ceremony was Hong Kong director Tsui Hark's fantasy epic Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame.

Hark claimed the Best Director prize, while his leading lady, Carina Lau, was named Best Actress.

The film also picked up awards for art direction, costume and make-up, sound design and visual effects.

Other big winners included Nicholas Tse, who took home the Best Actor honour for his portrayal of a police informant in The Stool Pigeon and Oscar-winning cinematographer Peter Pau, who landed the Best Cinematography prize for his work on the biopic of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius.

Jackie Chan's longtime agent Willie Chan was also honoured for Professional Achievement. Chan and Hong Kong pop star Jacky Cheung, another famous client, were among the stars who paid tribute to the industry mogul. »

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Gallants wins Best Film at Hk Film Awards, Detective Dee scoops six.

17 April 2011 10:16 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Low budget martial arts comedy Gallants was the surprise Best Picture winner at tonight's 30th Hong Kong Film Awards, also garnering Best Supporting gongs for Teddy Robin and Susan Shaw, as well as Best Score. In a rare display of good taste, the awards jury showered love upon Derek Kwok and Clement Cheng's love letter to classic kung-fu, as well as handing the Best Screenplay award to Pang Ho Cheung and Heiward Mak for Love In A Puff and favouring Tetsuya Nakashima's Confessions over Feng Xiao Gang's earthquake weepie Aftershock as Best Asian Movie of the year. The biggest winner of the evening, however, was Tsui Hark's superb medieval adventure Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame, with 6 awards, including Best Director and »

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