Last year, French director Gregory Morin shot an apparently bloody, gory and explosive action-horror short movie, beautifully named Paris by Night of the Living Dead. This degenerated love story set in a post-apocalyptic Paris full of Zombies, is still in post-production, and the first footage of the movie (it's actually an animated gif) was put online a few hours ago.
Last night, I was turning with nostalgia and sadness, the pages of some old issues of "Kumite", a magazine which just disappeared (check out the Kumite is Dead entry) and realized that the first Hong Kong artist I interviewed in my life, was Josie Ho 何超儀.
I've just learned that some short documentaries that I did a while ago, will finally be released on DVD by Pathe Distribution in their Asian Star DVD collection, on March 26th, 2008 :
- L'Héritier de Hong Kong : Derek Tsang曾國祥 interview on AVFrench DVD (13 minutes)
- Le Rebelle de Hong Kong : Pang Ho-cheung 彭浩翔 ,interview about AV (13 minutes)
The DVD era is apparently over for Shaw Brothers movies in France. I had the chance to collaborate with the two French distribution companies who released 58 Shaw titles in DVD between 2004 and 2007 (46 for and 12 for ), but the last few years, the DVD sells weren’t as successful as expected, and I was kind of victim of this situation.
From what I heard, the CEO of "Kumite", a French magazine dedicated to Asian cinema where I used to write regularly since 2002, decided recently to kill the magazine, just like that, after eight years of existence.The already finished n°35 issue of “Kumite, which was sup...Read more
For months, my Maggie Q interview excerpt about Naked Weapon 赤裸特工was my most viewed video on Youtube until now. Indeed, my Edison Cheninterview about I nfernal Affairs 2 無間道II, posted seven months ago just became number one (one or two days ago I think).
Actually, this video was watched around 175 000 times the last three weeks - It’s also my most discussed video with more than 220 comments - which is understandable considering the recent mediatic events related to this actor, plus the eye-catching title o...Read more
I've just learned that Lydia Shum 沈殿霞(a.k.a. Fei Fei) passed away today. She was mostly known for her TV shows like Enjoy Yourself Tonight, but I think she was also a very important figure of teenage Hong Kong movies in the late 60's, which I watched a lot when I started to prepare my documentary proje...Read more
Here are some pictures of IKU members took just before their live performance at the memorable " Sayonara Baby !" night on February 16th, 2008, where other great bands like Louis Lingg and the Bomb, Enob and Savon Tranchand played as well.