Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Korean Remake of John Woo's A Better Tomorrow

Clover Films will be distributing the upcoming Korean action blockbuster A BETTER TOMORROW 《英雄本色》in Singapore. Directed by Song Hae-sung宋海星, starring Joo Jin-mo朱镇模, Song Seung-heon宋承善, A BETTER TOMORROW 《英雄本色》is the world’s first attempt to remake
John Woo’s successful classic film, A BETTER TOMORROW, released in 1986. A BETTER TOMORROW《英雄本色》tells the story of Hyuk (Joo Jin-mo) and Yung-chun (Song Seung-heon), who are practically brothers. They’ve been together for over 10 years and nothing can separate them. While they are good-natured guys they also traffic arms illegally from Thailand to Korea. Young-chun takes this risk for monetary reasons: cars, girls, booze. Hyuk, however, is trying to save enough money to buy someone out of North Korea. Hyuk and Chul (Kim Gang-woo) are real brothers. Hyuk, Chul and Young-chun are all from North Korea. They tried to escape together, but Chul got caught and was left behind. Their family was punished for this and their mom eventually died in prison. Hyuk can never shake off the guilt and Chul can never forget. Three years later Chul finally makes his way to South Korea. He becomes a policeman and advances rapidly among the ranks. During this time Hyuk tries to earn the trust and love of his younger brother, but abandonment and betrayal are hard things to forget. Things come to a head when Young-chun pulls Hyuk into doing one last gig for the gang. It happens to be the case that Officer Chul is in charge of. The three brothers meet again one final time.
The movie will release in Singapore on November / December this year.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


In conjunction with the theatrical release of BURIED, starring Ryan Reynolds, Cathay-Keris Films is organizing "Experience BURIED alive" at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard (Level 1) this Saturday, 02 October 2010, 530pm. The first 5 participants who dare to be locked in the crate to experience a game of race-against-time will receive tickets to the BURIED Premiere. The participant with the best time stands a chance to walk away with an exact model of Hamilton watch as worn by Ryan Reynolds in the movie. BURIED is a unique and never-seen-before intense thriller about a man trapped in a coffin under ground. The movie will open in cinemas on 07 October 2010.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen bags S$1 Million in Opening Weekend!

Shaw Organisation and Media Asia are proud to announce Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 精武风云. Legend of the Fist continues to show strength after its impressive weekend opening and looks set to hit the $2 million mark for its release in Singapore.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Directed by Chan Hing Kai and Janet Siu, La Comedie Humaine is about a Mainland Chinese hitman who ends up in Hong Kong with a film screenwriter. It is convenient to pass this movie off as one of the many disposable Hong Kong comedies, but trust us, if you are a fan of Chinese movies, then you will lap this up. It’s usually bad news when a sequel returns without its lead star, and even more so, if the lead star is one comedian called Stephen Chow. Mainland actor Huang Xiaoming took over Chow’s role as Tang Bo-hu in Flirting Scholar 2 and the result is simply painful. From Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comes a hilarious and heartwarming new comedy about three friends who dream of breaking free from the mundane world of Cemetery Junction. With poignant and real life issues presenting itself in a fine script like that, it’s hard not to recommend this to today’s skeptical audiences.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ToY StOrY 3 Out On 19 October 2010!

TOY STORY 3 will be release locally on 19 October 2010 much earlier than the November release date in the US. The Blu-ray disc includes a Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound soundtrack. Special features as follows: Day & Night: Theatrical Short, Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: The Science Of Adventure, Cine-explore by director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla Anderson, Beyond The Toybox - An Alternative Commentary Track Featuring Leads From Story, Tech, Art and Animation, Beginnings: Setting A Story In Motion, Bonnie's Playtime - A story roundtable, Roundin' Up A Western Opening, Goodbye Andy, The Accidental Toymakers Of Pixar, Life Of A Short, Making of Day And Night, Ken's dating tips, Lotso commercials, "Dancing With The Stars" at Pixar, Trailers, A Toy's Eye View The Gang's All Here: Creating A Whole New Land, The Gang's All Here, “Yo Soy Tu Amigo Fiel” Music Video featuring Aleks Syntek and Danna Paola. Also available is the DVD version which carries much lesser special features.

All I Want For Christmas 2010 - TOY STORY TRILOGY 10-DISC Blu-Ray

Toy Story Trilogy (10-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Taipei Exchanges 第36个故事 Out On DVD

Taipei Exchanges is a wonderful movie set in Taipei that explores the theme of the value of things. In a city where capitalism and money dominates daily life the movie imagines an alternative of barter, storytelling and dreaming. Starring Guai Lun-Mei, Lin Zai Zai, Chang-Han and Kousuke Atari. Bonus Features include the Making Of. TAIPEI EXCHANGES 第36个故事DVD is priced at S$24.90.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

First Look at THE FIGHTER

The brand new trailer for The Fighter has just been released on Apple trailers. According to industry-insiders, the movie has been tipped for some serious acting nominations in the upcoming award season. The film is based on the true story of professional boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's early days as a prize fighter. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams; the film is currently dated for release December 2010. Golden Village Pictures is proud to be the Singapore distributor for The Fighter.

Iconic Shaw Lido Cineplex to close for renovation

Shaw Theatres Lido Cineplex, located at Shaw House levels 5 and 6 will be closed for renovation from 1 October 2010. Patrons of this iconic Cineplex can look forward to a new entertainment experience when it re-opens in April 2011.

The new Shaw Lido will present Digital IMAX to local audiences for the very first time. IMAX is the ultimate premium movie-going experience. It immerses audiences with unparalleled clarity of picture and sound in both 2D and 3D. In addition, the public can expect more comfortable theatres, optimised for the best picture and sound with stadium seating, more leg-room, and refreshing F&B offerings. Mr Christopher Shaw, Executive Vice President of Film Distribution, furthered: “Our addition of three more theatres, making it a total of 11, will give audiences more movie choices at any given point in time. We will also have the opportunity to bring exclusive IMAX content to Singapore.”

Shaw Theatres hopes to celebrate this occasion with its loyal customers with a Shaw Lido Wall Mural Contest. The classic wall mural with movie characters located along the box office queue will be removed. Shaw Theatres would like the public to participate in the contest to bid this signature feature farewell. To participate, contestants will need to identify as many of the movies featured on the mural as possible and submit their entries via The contestant who correctly identifies the most number of movies featured on the Shaw Lido Wall Mural will win a 4D3N Hong Kong Disneyland‟s Hollywood Trip for two. Contest ends 30 September 2010.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Acclaimed Filmmaker John Woo & Actress Michelle Yeoh in Town for REIGN OF ASSASSINS!

Produced and co-directed by John Woo, REIGN OF ASSASSINS brings together a group of stellar cast including Wang Xueqi 王学圻, Barbie Hsu 徐熙媛, Shawn Yue 余文乐, Kelly Lin 林熙蕾 and Korean actor Jung Woo-Sung 郑雨盛. Besides gracing the press conference and gala premiere, John Woo, together with Su Chao-Pin, will also be attending an exclusive dialogue session with the public at Golden Village Plaza Singapura (GV Plaza), where they will share their collaboration on REIGN OF ASSASSINS. John Woo will also share his thoughts on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent 67th Venice International Film Festival. The audience will also be one of the firsts to watch REIGN OF ASSASSINS after the sharing session. Tickets ($16 [Public]; $12 [GV Movie Club Member] *includes a popcorn combo are on sale at Golden Village website and box offices from 16th September onwards. REIGN OF ASSASSINS opens on 7th October 2010 in Singapore.

After Shock 唐山大地震 Out On DVD/Blu-Ray 16 September 2010

Directed by Feng Xiaogang and based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976, AFTERSHOCK Blu-ray comes with a Mandarin LPCM 5.1 audio track, English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese subtitles, bonus features include Behind The Scenes, Photo Gallery, Interviews and Theatrical Trailers. The normal DVD version includes a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Soundtrack in
Mandarin and features including Interviews and trailers. AFTER SHOCK Blu-ray is priced at S$49.90 while the DVD is priced at S$24.90.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Taiwanese actress Rainie Yang (杨丞琳) trades her sweetie pie image to play the lead role in Hong Kong’s first 3D horror film, The Child’s Eye. Co-starring is Hong Kong actor Shawn Yue (余文乐)who plays Rainie’s love interest and actress Elanne Kwong (江若琳)who plays Rainie’s best friend.

Rainie’s role in the movie is different from her usual girl-next-door image. She plays a Taiwanese in her twenties. Her character likes reading supernatural-themed novel. She has a brave and strong personality and is always seeking excitement.

Directed by the masters of Asian horror films, The Pang Brothers(彭氏兄弟), The Child’s Eye is shot entirely with the latest 3D technology. This new venture aims to bring the audience the best and most up-dated cinema experience and targets to bring a new dimension to Asian horror films on 14 October 2010.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

NEW! Clint Eastwood's Hereafter

What happens in the afterlife? Clint Eastwood's new movie looks hauntingly beautiful, with a powerhouse performance by Matt Damon. Click on this link to watch the trailer before it debuts at Toronto this week.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

His Face Sells...

What in the world happen to Orlando Bloom's supposedly surging career after the end of Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean? Other than news of him getting married, the once poster boy seems to have disapppear from the big screen. But fret not, Japanese casual wear chain Uniqlo has engaged him as a new brand ambassador for their upcoming Fall/Winter 2010 collection. At least the paychecks keep coming in. As we speak, Bloom is currently filming Paul W.S. Anderson's The Three Musketeers due for release in April 2011.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


The summer blockbusters are starting to stream over to the home video section. First out is Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time. It has epic action, adventure, romance and it definitely fits the bill of a summer blockbuster. In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. Watch how Sam Worthington defies fate and creates his own destiny. For those who prefer a much quieter time, you are advised to follow Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) and her estranged father in Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song. To all you readers out there, enjoy the long weekend and Happy Hari Raya Puasa to our Muslim readers.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010


China has its own Facebook, its own Google, and now with Kung Fu Hip Hop 2, its own Step Up. Check out this kung fu dance movie starring Michael Tse and Berlin Chen. We are doing you a favour by telling you this: You have to see this documentary to understand what life on Earth is all about. Really, and if you can, watch it on the largest LCD television set you can lay your hands on. Director Yip Weng Kin, writers Wang Bo and Cyrus Cheng and stars Vanness Wu and Ai Kago decided that they should team up to make a horror movie, The Haunting Lover. So how does this horror thriller which is half set in Singapore fare? These and more are reviewed in our DVD Vault.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Haunted Changi tops local box office on the first day of opening

Local horror movie HAUNTED CHANGI debuted in cinemas
yesterday with a strong box office showing of S$48,992 on the first day with 22 prints in Golden Village, Cathay, Eng Wah and Filmgarde cinemas islandwide.

The film was the number one film at most local cinemas yesterday, beating out fellow openers Vampire Sucks and Going The Distance, as well as holdover titles Grown Ups and The Expendables. Rarely have local independent films ever beat out major Hollywood films at the Singapore box office, given the significantly larger marketing and publicity budgets of the major titles.

Haunted Changi filmmakers commented, "We wanted to tell a story that all Singaporeans proudly say we own it. Old Changi Hospital is our very own famous haunted house. Small team, low budget with no big studios supporting it, no famous names. The big star is old Changi Hospital itself. Overseas markets are looking at how Singaporeans are supporting this movie. If we can support local films, we won't need to look for old castles or other people's Amityville Horror houses to find inspiration. Who knows, if HAUNTED CHANGI does well here, you may start seeing local films in Hollywood cinemas! This happy start to the box office is because of our fans. It's all because of you, thank you!"

Back to the Future-style Nike sneakers

According to Nickicks, Nike have filed patent papers for a shoe with an automatic lacing system, such as seen on the Nike Air Mag from Back to the Future II. For those who are too young to remember, one of the most memorable moments in the 1989 sequel has to be when Michael J Fox's character, Marty McFly, puts on a pair of Nike Air 2015 sneakers and the trainers automatically lace themselves. Perhaps in five years time, we will no longer see the need to teach the tots about tying shoe laces.

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