Monday, May 20, 2019


Justin Cheung goes to the dentist only after he finishes the scene
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Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Linah Matsuoka and Jeana Ho Pui Yu worked on the film DECEPTION OF THE NOVELIST (JOK GA DIK FONG YIN: BUK JUNG YAU JUI). Justin while testing their marks at a swimming pool slipped and fell toward the edge of the pool, chipping his tooth. As one of the producers he toughed out the pain for the production and even put the real situation in the film. "At the time of course it hurt, but since that was the case I just directly put it into the film. Thus the scene was very realistic. Only after the shoot did I go to the dentist."

In addition, Jeana gained 15 pounds for the film and rapidly lost it two weeks after the film wrapped up production.


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Christine Kuo says that she is so swollen from taking antibiotic and is not pregnant.
Louis Koo heads back to Guizhou for BACK TO THE PAST after the event

Kay Tse does not mind working as a couple with her husband
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Louis Koo Tin Lok, Kay Tse On Kay and Christine Kuo yesterday attended a skin care brand charity event. Goo Jai and Kay worked together on a song before. Goo Jai said that Kay just talked with him about working together on a movie and felt that her idea was decent. Kay admitted that she recommended herself to Goo Jai and hoped something would come of it.

Goo Jai yesterday after the event immediately returned to Guizhou for his film BACK TO THE PAST (CHUM CHUN GEI). Goo Jai told Kay to hurry up and visit the set because her husband Louis Cheung Kai Chung was there as well. Has she thought about working as a couple? Kay said, "It doesn't have to be a couple gig. Now both of our careers have potential, but I won't resist it. For now nothing has been suitable yet." Goo Jai revealed that BACK TO THE PAST's production progress has been ideal as 1/3 has already been made. Some dangerous stunts have been successfully completed as well. In the film this time everyone male or female had to fight. Cheung Kai Chung even had to fight against several dozen by himself. Goo Jai praised how sharp Ah Chung was, to getting into shape he could watch what he ate. Has Ah Chung complained to Kay about how tough the production has been? Kay said, "No, he is someone who is very willing to contribute to work, for example he has been on a diet for two years. He probably would rather enjoy the fight scenes!" Goo Jai was asked to tempt Ah Chung with more treats. Goo Jai said, "It's more remote there, so there isn't much good to eat. However Guizhou's temperature hasn't been too high, just more humid. We had to be in costume for wire work, one day Ah Chung and I stood one legged on the wire for a whole day. It really was tough to take!"


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Irene Wan Bik Ha earlier went to shoot on location in Thailand for her film THE FALLEN (DOR LOK FA). Upon arrival she took advantage of every second at work. The temperature there reached 35 degrees Celsius, which left her drenched. The team prepared umbrella and fan for her, as well as shaved ice and delicious desserts for her to beat the heat.

Wan Bik Ha thanked the team for their attentive arrangement, but this time the production schedule was very intense. For the 7AM call she had to get up at 5AM for hair and makeup. She had no time to go out at all. Thailand was truly too hot. Despite all her precaution against the sun she was still sweating bullets. Wan Bik Ha was very professional and without any complaint. "For three days in a row we were on location, it was hot like a sauna. The team had it just as tough as the actors, so we had to put more effort into our performance and not to waste everyone's effort."


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After the break up with director Philip Yung Tsz Kwong, Jeana Ho Pui Yu joined Emperor, focused on her career and received a lot of opportunities to perform in films. Lately Jeana participated in the Benny Chan Muk Sing directed film RAGING FIRE (NO FOR) with Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Kenny Wong Tak Bun. Playing a female cop in the film she had a lot of action scenes. Yesterday Jeaan posted a photo of her driving. In it her wrists had many bruises, probably from making the movie. She even joked, "Sunday holiday ~ Today's program: 1. Going to Dit Da 2. I am going to ha ha get a massage Dit Da Raging Fire Movie Raging Fire"

Saturday, May 18, 2019


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Chow Yun Fat turned 64 yesterday. Always living the healthy lifestyle, he almost goes running and hiking everyday. This year he spent his birthday on the mountain as usual, but with more people than normal as Fat Gor went with over 20 people.

In the birthday hiking group was Anita Yuen Wing Yi, who posted photos of Fat Gor's birthday celebration on social media. Of course Fat Gor took the selfie himself. In the photo were Len Len and her husband Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Nina Paw Hee Ching and her husband Fong Ping, Liu Kai Chi and Catherine Chau Ka Yi. Friends even prepared a birthday bun to celebrate with Fat Gor!

Thursday, May 16, 2019


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Dante Lam, Candy Leung, Xin Zhilei, Eddie Peng, Xu Yang and Wang Yutian celebrate the wrap
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Dante Lam Chiu Yin's new film THE RESCUE (GUNG GUP GAU WOON) after 6 months of intense productions yesterday announced its production wrap in Mexico. Lam Chiu Yin even took Eddie Peng Yu-Yan and dove 30 feet below underwater to the "rescue unit"'s daily work location to open bottles of champagne to celebrate the production wrap.

Director Lam Chiu Yin and lead Peng Yu-Yan's underwater champagne celebration left many in awe. This was an unique way to wrap up production and showed the film's mad production condition.

Director Lam Chiu Yin's "Demon Nature" was better than before in THE RESCUE. To meet the story's demands, actors joined the team early before the production began to focus on their training. With a diving certificate already Peng Yu-Yan also specialized in free diving training. Everyday he persisted in physical training with everyone. Ian Wang spent more than in the gym than in bed to get into beyond expectation shape. Xin Zhilei also learned all swimming styles and diving. After the shoot began everyday she still had to continue the 6 hour underwater training.

The military training format of eating, drinking and training together not only provided the "rescue unit" with the physical conditions to meet the demands but also enabled the unit to be filled with the spirit of unity from the start of the shoot. As actors gradually wrapped up productions, Eddie Peng Yu-Yan, Ian Wang, Xin Zhilei, Wang Yutian, Xu Yang, Li Mincheng and others thanked the team and the director on social media and reluctantly bid farewell.

THE RESCUE cost over HK$ 800 million. The team, in order to perfectly bring to life the rescue heroes' daily lives and various dangerous situations, not only constructed a sea rescue command center in Fuzhou but also shot on location in Mexico to achieve the most realistic disaster scenes. This meant that THE RESCUE would be even more international. Lam Chiu Yin gathered the industry's top filmmakers for this film, including the gold label producer Candy Leung Fung Ying, Oscar Best Cinematography award winner Peter Pau Tak Hei, Oscar winner for Best Visual Effects John Frazier, TITANIC artist Martin Laing, OPERATION RED SEA's veteran English special effect make up director Matthew Smith.

The wrap also took place during the Cannes Film Festival, where THE RESCUE landed on the cover of the Variety Cannes edition.


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Chris Lee dresses like BIRDMAN
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Jing Tian is urged to keep moving on the red carpet
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Gong Li spoke to the Mainland media at the Cannes Film Festival. Speaking of playing the women's national volleyball team coach Lang Ping in the Peter Chan Ho Sun directed film, Gong Li revealed that currently they were still discussing the script. Chan Ho Sun hoped to be able to make an international film as Chinese Women's National Volleyball Team should march toward the world. She expressed that she was very honored to be able to play Coach Lang Ping, but she worried that she would not perform well. She would have some sport technical difficulties as it was a territory that she has never been in touch with before. As soon as she joined the team she would have to start to prepare and spend everyday with volleyball. She said that she wanted to challenge characters that she has never played before, but she felt that she would not be able to play young characters. She said, "I wouldn't like to, nor would I be able to." Was she interested in directing? She said no. "Going one thing well in a lifetime is enough for me -- being a good actor."

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

[2019.05.16] FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 12 2019

For the week ending Sunday May 12 2019
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    d. Brady Corbet
    Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle

    d. Katsushi Sakurabi
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 82 mins.
  Opening May 2 2019
  Trailer :

    In Labyrinth City Orario, everyone is celebrating an old festival called "Shingetsusai". Adventures Bell Cranel, with the alias "Little Rookie", and his Goddess, Hestia, are also enjoying it. At the same time, the Goddess Artemis is searching a champion in order to counter a new threat in the ruins of an ancient city. Unexpectedly, Bell, a newbie adventurer partnered with a low-tier Goddess, is the one she chosen because he extracted the legendary arrow. To finish Artemis’ mission, a new adventure begins!

  Can : P Fung Bo
    d. David Lam Tak Luk
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Raymond Lam Fung,
      Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Louis Cheung Kai Chung,
      Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Liu Kai Chi, Adam Pak Tin Nam, DaDa Chan Jing,
      Janelle Sing (Anika Xia Yan), Lo Hoi Pang, Babyjohn Choi Hon Yik,
      Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Deon Cheung Chung Chi, Ken Law Ho Ming,
      Aaron Chow Chi Kwan, Law Mong
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 97 mins.
  Opening April 4 2019
  Trailer :

    William Luk suspects that the correctional officers in prison are bribed. He gets in prison as an undercover agent, discovering a prisoner Yuan colluded with the governor.
    Ming, officer from ICAC, co-operate with Liang, officer from Bureau of Anti-corruption, to chase a Mainland corrupted officer Yun, aka White Glove.
    William gets key information. He co-operate with Ming to plan an action crossing Hong Kong and Mainland China, targeting a group of criminals.

    d. Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
    English Voices: Jack Whitehall, Julie Walters, Tom Courtenay
    Cantonese Voices: Cheung Yin Bok, Karena Ng Chin Yu,
      Wilfred Lau Ho Lung, Adam Pak Tin Lam,
      Helena Law Lan, Raymond Wong Pak Ming

    d. Nicholas McCarthy
    Jackson Robert Scott, Taylor Schilling, Peter Mooney

    d. Anthony Maras
    Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs

  Can : Lun Lok Yun
  Lit : Fallen People
    d. Oliver Chan Siu Kuen
    Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Crisel Consunji,
      Sam Lee Chan Sam, Cecilia Yip Tung, Wong Ting Him
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 112 mins.
  Opening November 6 2018 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening April 11 2019
  Trailer :

    Cheong-wing is a paralyzed man who has lost his family. Evelyn is a young woman who abandoned her dreams and her home to make a living abroad. Two people outcast and overlooked by society are brought together by fate when one enters the other's home to work as a domestic helper. Their co-habitation gets off a rocky start, but they develop a bond as they slowly come to see beyond each other's superficial qualities.

    d. Chris Addison
    Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Dean Norris

    d. Rob Letterman
    Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith
    Cantonese Voices: Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Alex Fong Lik Sun
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 112 mins.
  Opening November 6 2018 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening April 11 2019
  Trailer :

    Cheong-wing is a paralyzed man who has lost his family. Evelyn is a young woman who abandoned her dreams and her home to make a living abroad. Two people outcast and overlooked by society are brought together by fate when one enters the other's home to work as a domestic helper. Their co-habitation gets off a rocky start, but they develop a bond as they slowly come to see beyond each other's superficial qualities.

    d. Russo Brothers
    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth,
      Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd,
      Brie Lawson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin


Benny Chan Ho Man, Jeana Ho, Kelly Chen, Justin Cheung
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Artist Justin Cheung Kin Sing and girlfriend Kelly Chen Ka Lei, Raymond Chiu Wing Hung, Jeana Ho Pui Yu and Benny Chan Ho Man recently have been attending their new film DECEPTION OF THE NOVELIST (JOK GA DIK FONG YIN: BUK JUNG YAU JUI)'s audience appreciation event. The film held six advanced screenings and lead actor and producer Cheung Kin Sing went to all the cinemas to thank the audience, in hopes of hearing the audience's evaluation.

Chan Ho Man said that he was working on a fantasy series, but this time he played a Sherlocke Holmes like cop. He hoped the audience would support it. Gaining weight for the film, Jeana was happy to receive positive reviews from the audience. She felt that it was worth getting fat for.


Checkley Sin and Ryan Kavanaugh team up to reshape the National Arts film studio
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The Checkley Sin Kwok Lam chaired National Art Entertainment Culture Group Co. Ltd. yesterday held a press conference to announce the strategic alliance agreement with the Hollywood production company Proxima Media and famous Hollywood producer Ryan Kavanaugh as its strategic shareholder to expand its film and television business. Ryan at the press conference said that the company has always been looking for an alliance partner in the past ten years and received invitations from many film studios and theme parks. However they would like to find a truly unique alliance partner, with National Art film studio's geographical location advantage it would be able to attract big name stars to shoot there. Ryan revealed that the National Art film studio will change its name to The World, which later would recreate many international landmarks to attract tourists. They would include the Eiffel Tower, the Africa safari and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It would plan to invest US$ 100 million on the entire project and hope to be able to raise US$ 250 million in the end.

Sin Kwok Lam revealed that the studio would have eight sound stages, the largest of which would have over 40,000 square feet. It would also have a "water sound stage" for underwater production. When asked the effect of the Mainland's "period restriction order" on its development, he said that as long as the costume period drama would not be too far from actual history it would be fine.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

[2019.05.15] FOR THE WEEK STARTING MAY 11 2019

For the week starting May 11 2019

  Can : Yung Gum Dik Yun Wui Yung Yau Chi Pong
  Milk Coffee

  Hinry Lau Cheuk Hin ft Rachel Lau Wan Ching

  Can : Bei Hei Lau
  Michael He (Ho Sing Ming)

  Can : Jun Dik Sor
  Lala Hsu (Tsui Kai Ying)

  Can : Sing Yum Doh Hong
  Jay Fung Wing Him

  Can : Won Luen
  Hacken Lee Hak Kun

 9 YOU
  Hins Cheung King Hin

  Can : Gong Teet Yau Lui
  Hana Kuk Chi Kiu

  Can : Gor Jung Jeh
  Wu Qingfeng (Ng Ching Fung)

  Can : Ting Ning
  Mao Buyi (Mo Buk Yi)

  Can : Keung
  Meng Meiqi@Rocket Girls

  Can : Yut Chin Gor Man Ong
  A-Bin Fang (Fong Gwing Bun)

  Can : Bit Yeung Ngor Jau Yuen
  Yoga Lin (Lam Yau Ga)

  Can : Nei Si Yun Gan Dik Sei Yuet Tin
  Chris Lee Yuchun

  Can : Lo Gor Yun Gan
  Yisa Yu (Yuk Hor Wai)

Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Carina Lau Ka Ling and Irene Wan Bik Ha yesterday attended an art exhibition at a shopping center. Just finished with her series promotion in Beijing, Ka Ling revealed that she would still be busy with her own fashion label, producing and exercises. Of course she even had to be her husband Tony Leung Chiu Wai's manager so life has been very fulfilling. However, Ka Ling felt that Wai Jai absolutely was not easy to "raise". She revealed that he really was very picky, very demanding, like everyone had to accommodate him.

Ka Ling has put all of heart and effort into being Wai Jai's manager. She happily said, "Earlier Wai Jai hasn't run into a script he liked, lately he already have some ideas. He finally became interested in a script, a Mainland and Hong Kong collaboration movie, so I have things to do. I won't have nothing to do." She continued, "I haven't received as many scripts as Wai Jai. Earlier the ones that I thought weren't bad, he was not pleased with. Lately a script attracted him, so I was very excited. This subject is decent and Wai Jai has never played such a character. If all goes well work will start in the next two months or so."

Wai Jai would probably have to spend his June 27th birthday at work. Ka Ling said, "That doesn't matter, at his age you are better off not mentioning it unless it is a big birthday. He is 3 years older than me, we will soon approach 60, Haha. The most important is health and happiness!"

Would Ka Ling keep Wai Jai company at work? She said, "Originally I haven't, but now my identity is more special. I have to arrange for hotel and food outside of his acting. I know more in this area about me but not too much about him, which would be my greatest challenge. Maybe he feels because I am his manager, he has a lot of complaints and displeasure. He is more demanding of me. I won't lose to others, only to him. My identity is like his mother, old wife and girlfriend, no one understands him better than me. I really is very picky, unreasonable, everyone has to accommodate him. His Mommy is very accommodating to him, sometimes he has to 'suffer' a little. This world isn't all about one person, no one should be too protective of him. (What is Wai Jai the most unreasonable about?) He would have a lot of demands, like when I tell him when to start work. He would say no because he would have a lot to prepare for, like language and condition to get into the character. You can't say he is wrong about that, you don't get to fight back."

Wan Bik Ha recently has been busy with the film THE FALLEN (DOR LOK FA). Today she will have to fly to Shanghai for work, so she would have very little time to see her husband and son. Instead she made them miss her more, which felt pretty sweet to her. Irene said that after finishing her Shanghai job she would rush back to celebrate Mother's Day with her family. Her son and husband have already made a restaurant booking for dinner.

Irene revealed that during THE FALLEN shoot she had an accident and felt off the stairs. Luckily she did not suffer any major injury. "At the time I had to descend a very long stairway, the location was very dark. I was in heels and rolled down from the 4th or 5th step. Luckily Ai Dik Gor Gor and the crew caught me in time. At the time I instinctively covered my face so my face was fine, but it was very scary. At the time I was completely focused on the shoot so I didn't feel the pain. When I got home I realized that I had bruises on my limbs and waist. My husband asked if I needed to go the hospital and help me rub on some medicinal wine. It was just superficial injury. I should be fine but my back hurts a little. I probably won't have time to see a doctor until after Mother's Day."


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Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Tsui Tin Yau, Edmond Tong Chun Yip yesterday attended the play THE NORMAL HEART's press conference. The Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor Chau Sun joked that ths performance would be paid because it had government assistance. However it could not be compared to making a movie, since seating was limited and tickets have set prices. Even a larger venue would not help too much. Mainly it would benefit everyone to see his performance.

A lawyer in the play, Chau Sun fortunately did not have too many lines. Since it was an ensemble, no one had three or four papers of monologue performance. He said, "If it was a classical play with three or four papers of monologue, I would be in trouble at my age. If I would forget one line I would be embarrassed." With his own play troupe Chau Sun said that film and play each had its own advantage. This time he was considered an actor on loan to work with another drama troupe.

After Chau Sun became Best Actor, Andy Lau Tak Wa has been waiting for him to take him to dinner. Chau Sun joked, "I will, but I really don't know where to take him. Please don't pressure me, let me think of a place first." His film STILL HUMAN (LUN LOK YUN) has won countless awards and its promotion has never ended. Chau Sun instead felt that it was time to quit while ahead. "It even won the biggest and the strongest prizes, people who want to see it would. The film company even wants to try for an Oscar, I thought I would worry about it when it would be nominated. Other film festivals or awards have different standard."

Thursday, May 9, 2019


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The Simon Yam Tat Wa starred Filmko film LITTLE Q (SIU Q) unveiled its trailer. The newborn puppy was super cute and stole the lead's thunder. Yam Tat Wa said, "It doesn't mind, Little Q really is very cute. It is the real lead. The biggest goal of us making this film is for more people to understand guide dogs and protect animals." The entire film was shot with trained Labradors. The shoot took double the time of an average movie.


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Andy Lau Tak Wa, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Ron Ng Cheuk Hei, Kenny Wong Tak Bun, and director Herman Yau Lai To two nights ago attended the film SHOCK WAVE 2 (CHAK DAN JUEN GA 2) production wrap banquet and conducted a bomb disposal ceremony on the stage. Director Yau Lai To successfully defused a bomb. Wa Jai said, "This bomb didn't explode, but our movie definitely will!" Wa Jai felt that this film was tougher than the last. He was tied up in a mini bus that was seven stories in the air. On the other hand Ching Wan said that it was not too bad. Wa Jai joked that this proved Ching Wan was in better shape than he was.

Working with Wa Jai again, Ching Wan said that this time was very pleasant. Was the shoot difficult? Ching Wan said that it was not too bad because the director made great arrangements. His time evaluation was very accurate and he was very clear about what needed to be shot, thus the production went very smoothly. However Wa Jai said that this time was tougher than the previous film, perhaps because last time was before his injury. It also proved that Ching Wan was in better shape than he was.

Speaking of the production, Wa Jai said that in one scene a helicopter picked up a mini bus. At first they thought they would at least take four days, but they finished it in one. The most interesting was a lot was beyond their expectation. Ching Wan said that during mark testing the director said that the helicopter would rise to the height of one tire for the shoot, but as soon as they started they were seven stories above. Wa Jai said, "At the time we were trapped in seat belts in the mini bus. The crew did that to keep us from climbing out of the mini bus, but they never thought what they would do if the mini bus fell. We would still be in the mini bus. Haha!"

After completing SHOCK, Wa Jai said that he would not have any job until July when he would promote the film WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET). Did he want to reduce his workload? He said that it was close to in the past, as he would make one or two movies a year. In September he will perform a concert in Malaysia. Did he comfort his friend Sammi Cheng Sau Man over the "On Sum affair"? Wa Jai said, "We would talk about that personally." As for Ching Wan, after the shoot he would take a vacation with his wife.

In addition, Anthony Wong Chau Sun earlier at the 21st Udine Far East Film Festival received the Golden Mulberry Award for Outstanding Achievement. Would he take Chau Sun to dinner to celebrate? Ching Wan said, "He should ask us to celebrate." Wa Jai agreed, "You are right, he should treat us. He made so many movies because we kept supporting him. I saw all of his speech. He should take us to dinner." Ching Wan said, "I agree."

Chau Sun said that he would consider changing to a bonus standard. Would Wa Jai use it next time he would work with Chau Sun? Wa Jai said, "I pay the highest salary, you name your price and I pay you! (Chau Sun said that bonus may pay even more?) Don't you believe that, I am not Winnie (film company executive). She can give it to you, but I can't."

As for paying bonus instead, Ching Wan felt tha each person's choice would be different. He would try to be simple and clear. "After I get it I leave. (Is Chau Sun not afraid of people owing him money?) No one should mind money issue, when a script is right people would very naturally step into it."

Ng Cheuk Hei pointed out that this film has been happier than the first film because he had a larger role. Did he get hurt? He said a little. "In one scene I didn't know I have to hurdle a barrier outside IFC until I got there, not to mention several barriers in a row. During the shoot I didn't know. When I got home I realized I was hurt on the calf. In another gun fight I didn't wear additional padding and hurt my hand."

He said that this time he was very happy to have many scenes with Ching Wan and even took the chance to take pictures. He said, "If I can I would like to get (Tony) Leung Chiu Wai another time. Earlier we worked together on WHEN THE WIND BLOWS (FUNG JOI HEI S). I of course want to collect Fat Gor (Chow Yun Fat) the most."

Wong Tak Bun said that at TVB he never worked with Ching Wan. This time he had many scenes with him. When not in a shot watching him act was a pleasure.