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Vertically challenged Hong Kong comedic favorite Wong Cho Lam (Connected, La Lingerie) makes his leading man debut in the romantic laughfest Short of Love. Directed by James Yuen (Heavenly Mission), Short of Love takes a page from the star-studded “chasing girls” romantic comedies of the eighties and nineties, lining up young and beautiful actresses as foils for Wong’s goofs and gags. Race Wong (True Women For Sale), Kate Tsui (Eye in the Sky), JJ Jia (La Lingerie), Lynn Xiong (Ip Man), and popular models Angelababy and Chrissie Chau play the objects of affection, with Tsui giving an especially memorable performance during her Moment of Romance parody segment. TVB personalities Louis Yuen and Cutie Mui, comedic duo I Love You Boyz, and singers Ella Koon, Louis Cheung, and Eddie Ng add to the fun in supporting roles.

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Short Of Love DVD – All region

Price: US$16.99 [~£10.77]

Available here: http://tinyurl.com/yhuoyok

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The Treasure Hunter

The Treasure Hunter (DVD)

Chen Dao Ming (Actor) | Jay Chou (Actor) | Ching Siu Tung (Action Director) | Lin Chi Ling (Actor)
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Taiwan superstar Jay Chou and top model Lin Chi Ling (Red Cliff) embark on the adventure of a lifetime in the tomb-raiding action fantasy The Treasure Hunter. Directed by Kevin Chu who earlier worked with Jay Chou on Kung Fu Dunk, The Treasure Hunter is an eclectic mix of Indiana Jones, The Mummy, spaghetti western, and martial arts adventure, with thrilling action scenes choreographed by Ching Siu Tung. Acclaimed actors Chen Daoming (Hero) and Eric Tsang (Infernal Affairs) are along for the ride as tomb raiders with agendas of their own.
Now available on: http://tinyurl.com/ylsm5ln
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Bodyguards And Assassins

Bodyguards And Assassins (DVD)

Leon Lai (Actor) | Donnie Yen (Actor) | Peter Chan (Producer) | Nicholas Tse (Actor)

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Hong Kong films don’t come much bigger than this. Directed by Teddy Chan and co-produced by Peter Chan, the highly anticipated blockbuster Bodyguards and Assassins brings together an awe-inspiring all-star cast for a thrilling retelling of a brief but significant moment in modern Chinese history. Inspired by true events, Bodyguards and Assassins revolves around Sun Yat-sen’s visit to Hong Kong in 1906, and the brave bodyguards who protect him from an assassination attempt. Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Nicholas Tse, Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor Wang Xueqi, Taiwan actor Wang Bo Chieh (Winds of September), NBA basketball player Mengke Bateer, and pop idol Chris Lee portray eight heroes from different walks of life who rise to the occasion in Hong Kong’s finest hour.  Hu Jun plays the leader of the Qing assassins, while Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, and Fan Bingbing take supporting roles. Zhang Hanyu, Jacky Cheung, and Michelle Reis also make key cameo appearances.

This DVD is now available on: http://tinyurl.com/yh3s3y4

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To Live And Die In Mongkok (DVD) All region

Nick Cheung (Actor) | Liu Kai Chi (Actor) | Chen Li Yun | Paw Hee Chin

To Live And Die In Mongkok (DVD)

Price: US$12.99 [~£8.32]

List: £10.24

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Wong Jing turns on his “serious mode” and brings together Hong Kong’s best acting talents for his gangster thriller-cum-psychodrama To Live and Die in Mongkok! It may seem a gimmick, but having Nick Cheung and Paw Hee Ching – Best Actor and Best Actress of the 2009 Hong Kong Film Awards – as well as the same year’s Best Supporting Actor (Liu Kai Chi) and Best Supporting Actress (Chan Lai Wan) in the cast certainly warrants attention.

Nick Cheung is cast in the even more demanding role of Fai, a gangster who was sentenced to life for murdering a cop during his juvenile days, only to be released on parole with the help of a social worker (Chan Lai Wan) on the grounds of his deteriorating schizophrenia. But having been locked away for 30 years, Fai is finding it difficult to adapt to the fast-changing world, particularly his hometown: Mongkok.

This DVD is available on: http://tinyurl.com/yjusc5q

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全城熱戀:熱辣辣 HOT SUMMER DAYS- New movie for the Chinese New Year!

Hot Summer Days

Released Date: 2010-02-26

Film type: Romantic comedy

Nicholas Tse, Daniel Wu, Rene Liu, Vivian Hsu, Barbie Hsu, Angelababy, Jing Boran, Duan Yihong, Fu Xinbo and Gordon Liu round out the key cast and the film also features several special surprise cameos.

This chinese romantic comedy is produced by Fruit Chan and veteran film-maker Paul Cheng. This six intertwined stories that unfold during a summer of record-breaking temperatures. Here’s the trailer and movie photos:

My opinion after watching the trailer:

This film stages a huge cast.. The famous actors and actresses are playing less serious roles..that alone is worth the comedy values. Jacky Cheung always makes me laugh, from his expressions and the tone of his voice (especially when he speaks mandarin). Angela baby is also in this film…I’ve personally not seen her in other films. But i’m looking forward to see her acting skills on the big screen and her battle to stand out from the other actresses…Should be a tasty battle. Maybe its her chance to shine!

From the trailer, the film doesn’t seem to have an interesting story line. But the huge cast and the comedy may make this film a good one. What’s there to like? I’m looking foward to watch this film when it comes out…Jacky Cheung, DanielWu, Vivian Hsu, Angelababy etc.. Hot celebrities! What do you think?

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Storm Riders was undoubtedly a standout cinematic feature when it was released in 1998. It was driven by two Hong Kong stars at the height of their fame Aaron Kwok (Cloud) and Ekin Cheung (Wind).

The cinematography was inspiring and direction by Andrew Lau was bound to give this comic book adaption a polished finish! The strong cast, captivating story line and big budget ensured that the film would be an instant hit and is now immortalised as a classic. So how would the Pang brother 2009 sequel fair against such a strong predecessor?

Well the premise of the film follows the Japanese Invasion story of the Manhua. And the new cast consisted of Hong Kong Cantopop stars Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi (Twins), newcomer Tang Yan and veteran actor Simon Yam who is set to be the new villain. Tse will play the villain Juet Sum while Yam plays his father Juet Mou San (Lord Godless).

The introduction to the film is fast and furious without any real character development as we are led straight into a battle scene. So you will have to keep your attention fully focused. The plot consists of many twists before it finally settles into the main story about an hour or so into the film. This is sees the two main characters locked in standoffs and battles for reasons we will not disclose. This epic was expected to be an absolute CG fest that both looked beautiful and would invoke the viewer into a frenzy of excitement through amazing cinematography. It does deliver on this level – Very well in fact.

However for this you will have to sacrifice the plot slightly (you can’t have it all). For its 2 hour running time you do get a movie that you will marvel for the fight scenes and the heroic posturing and it never feels like a drag. It is just an old fashioned HK Blockbuster though admittedly not as accomplished as the original it still is a pleasure to watch and we feel did not deserve the slating it received in the press.

YoYoasia award Storm Warriors: 3.5/5

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Asian Movies On Blu-Ray Disc

Why Blu-ray?

Why get a DVD of your favorite Asian film when you can get it on Blu-ray?
Both older classics and newer Asian films are being released on Blu-ray disc, and many are playable in both Region A and Region B. Old or new, cult or popular, we carry a variety of Asian Blu-ray discs, from limited versions of the award-winning Lust Caution to quirky comedies like Water Boys. Check out our selection of popular Asian Blu-rays titles from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan and South Korea. Whether they be Chinese kung-fu classics, Japanese anime, Taiwanese indies or Korean war epics, Asian films on Blu-ray should make the top tier of your “to buy” list.
To find your favourite films on Blu-ray, visit: http://tinyurl.com/yzm3o7e

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