VIP premiere in Central for new James Bond movie 'Skyfall'

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 November, 2012, 5:19am

Forget Frankenstein and wicked witches. One savvy crowd looked more like James Bond this Halloween.

Skyfall, the newest addition to the 007 franchise, was screened on Wednesday night at a VIP premiere in Central's Palace IFC Cinema, hosted by luxury watchmaker Omega.

One of the best-dressed and least scary Halloween parties in town, it attracted celebrities including filmmaker Alfred Cheung kin-ting, model Qiqi Yam and socialite couples Jeffrey and Margaret Yau, Candice and Leonard Chao, and Karson Choi Ka-tsan and his model girlfriend, Irene Wang Yuen-yuen.

Guests stopped by at The French Window restaurant for pre-screening drinks and checked out watches worn by characters in the movie, plus a special-edition watch made in tribute to Skyfall.

Bartenders shook up Bond's favourite martinis, while DJ Antwone provided the music. Guests lined up at a photo booth with a 007-themed backdrop for souvenir flick books.

Veteran music producer Mark Lui Chung-tak created a short video collage of scenes and music from previous James Bond movies, which was shown before the premiere.

"I started creating the video from musical excerpts of previous Bond theme songs," Lui said. "My favourite one is For Your Eyes Only. I saw the movie when I was a little kid and thought it was so romantic. Today, I still feel that Bond magic."