Saturday, February 28, 2009

More Movies...

I went on another borrowing blitz at the Albany Public Libraray this week. Among the DVDs I checked out: First, I revisited 'The Twins Effect II' starring Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung (who looks exceptionally cute in this film), Jaycee Chan, Daniel Wu, Donnie Yen, Po Lin Chen, Qu Ying, Fan Bin Bing and Edison Chen before the laptop photos scandal. The movie was a huge success in Hong Kong and it's fun for those learning Chinese. The DVD offers three language options, Chinese DTS digital, Chinese 5.1 Dolby digital, and Mandarin 5.1 Dolby digital.There are subtitles for English-speakers, so not to worry! One of the best things about this release is the video quality. The video is given in 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color. Twins fans will enjoy it... matter of fact, they've uploaded the whole thing in sections to YouTube!
Just about a year ago, one Edison Chen got caught with his pants down - literally. Pictures he had taken over the past few years in intimate poses with female celebrities were posted on the Internet.

The 28-year old Chen was to have appeared over several days in a Vancouver courtroom but the hearing ended Tuesday after a single day. Prosecutors and defense lawyers, who had traveled to Vancouver for the hearing in B.C. Supreme Court because Chen refused to return to Hong Kong, finished their questions earlier then expected.

Chen testified against computer techn Ho Chun Sze, charged with copying and uplaoding the photos from the movie star's computer after it was brought in for servicing.

Gillian Chung of Hong Kong pop group, Twins, says she'll press on with plans to make a comeback despite Chen'naming her at the Canadian hearing as one of the four women he took snapshots of. (Various Sources)
Next, it was off to Europe for The Green Butchers (2003) Danish film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, and Line Kruse, written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. It is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend "Sweat" and Bjarne, who start their own shop to get away from their arrogant boss. Cannibalism is soon introduced to the plot, and further complications arise due to the reappearance of Bjarne's mentally retarded twin brother Eigil. Svend reminds me of Christopher Walken. A Danish Christopher Walken.

Still in Europe for Roman Polanski starring in and as The Tenant. Also known as Le Locataire, The Tenant is a 1976 psychological thriller/horror film based upon the 1964 novel Le locataire chimérique by Roland Topor. It is the final film in Polanski's "Apartment Trilogy", following Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby.

1 comment:

Imelda said...

Been here for a visit, dave. How are you doing?

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