Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Tony Leung Ka Fai, Andy Lau Tak Wa
courtesy of takungpao.com

Andy Lau Tak Wa in the new film DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK) not only had scenes that many looked forward to with Carina Lau Ka Ling and Li Bingbing, but also an intense fight scene with Tony Leung Ka Fai as Wa Jai fought Ka Fai while hanging on a horse.

In the story Di Renjie and good friend Sha Tuo fought due to a misunderstanding. They even had to fight from the open air stupa to the horse. Action director Sammo Hung Kam Bo designed many wire action scenes for Wa Jai, one of which that carried him to the top of the stupa then he had to run. In the beginning Wa Jai already accidentally hit into the prop on top of the stupa, his mouth and chin were bruised and bloodied. Luckily his injury was not too severe! In another scene Wa Jai had to stand on two thin bamboos to fend off many. Wa Jai said, "At first I wasn't at ease because the bamboos were poking at the bottom of my feet. They felt like pressure point massage and somewhat difficult."

The toughest part of the shoot that both Wa Jai and Ka Fai agreed on was the fight on the horse. In the story they kept fighting on the horses. Wa Jai even had to hang on the horse with his legs to duel Ka Fai. Because the horses were running very fast, Wa Jai was upside down on the horse and had a little motion sickness.

When Hung Kam Bo continuously told Ka Fai to kick Wa Jai, Wa Jai thought, "If we switch characters then it would be great!......haha......just joking!"

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