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  • Dec 28, 2014
  • Updated: 8:10am

Hong Kong Action Cinema

I'm your biggest fan

How far would you take a case of idol worship? Gansu native Yang Lijuan, 28, put her life on hold and spent 13 years shadowing actor-singer Andy Lau Tak-wah, supported by doting parents who sold their home to finance her obsession.

Friday, 27 April, 2007, 12:00am

Unhappy endings

IT BEGAN FEARLESS but ended with pain and a curse. How one wishes this is just meaningless wordplay based on the titles of local film productions that bookend 2006. Sadly, it is an effective summary of a distressing year for Hong Kong's film industry.

28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Beware the Leopard dressed up as a Dragon

DVDs of a mystery action movie are being passed off in Guangdong as copies of a still-in-production Hong Kong film its backers hope will be a summer blockbuster on both sides of the border.

Mandarin Entertainment, co-producer of the US$10 million Dragon Tiger Gate, is considering legal action to stop further distribution of the hot-selling DVD.

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Nike to continue airing ad in HK, despite controversy

Shoe giant says campaign featuring NBA star fighting Chinese icons has been well received

Nike says it will continue to broadcast a controversial television advertisement in Hong Kong despite being forced to take it off the air on the mainland.

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Relaxation of film rules may be a screen saver

Infernal Affairs needed a different ending in which the bad guy no longer triumphs, the vampire theme is being ditched for the sequel to Twins Effect and the producers of the risque comedy Ho Qing are preparing a separate version with less nudity. The impact of censorship on the Hong Kong film industry's bid to break into the rapidly developing mainland market is all too evident.

26 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Heroic Bloodshed

WHEN IT COMES to working your way through the long list of Hong Kong action films, how do you separate the good from the bad and the very, very ugly? Heroic Bloodshed (No Exit Press $50), part of the now-extensive Pocket Essentials library, will give you a good place to start.

22 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Focus on Hong Kong film fad

Hong Kong Babylon: An Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of the East by Fredric Dannen and Barry Long, Faber, $195 Sex and Zen & A Bullet in the Head by Stefan Hammond and Mike Wilkins, Titan, $220 Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender Edited by Sheldon Hsiao-peng Lu, University of Hawaii Press, $280 Discounting its current slump, the Hong Kong film industry has always p

28 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Director Woo leads HK pack to Hollywood

The Year of the Ox will probably go down as 'The year nothing much happened' in the Hong Kong entertainment world.

Billed as the entertainment hub of Asia and the world's third biggest exporter of films, Hong Kong had a miserable year on home ground.

12 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Tales from behind the camera

Despite facing its worst slump in recent years, the Hong Kong film industry has plenty to be proud of.

19 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Cop tale with a heart

Despite the dreary evidence of the past few months to the contrary, there are still some creative sparks left in mainstream Cantonese cinema.

7 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Fresh view of familiar scene

THE support and approval Taiwanese artists Cheng Tsai-tung and Yu Peng found in Hong Kong has helped them launch international careers.

5 Sep 1993 - 12:00am