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The Derek Yee Tung Sing produced, Law Chi Leung directed, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Lau Ching Wan and Mini Yang Mi starred film THE BULLET VANISHES (SIU SUT DIK JI DAN) will be released in Hong Kong on October 13. Lau Ching Wan and Tse Ting Fung played brave and smart detectives and still have a lot of stunts in the film. In one large scale explosion, even Ting Fung repeatedly called it dangerous.
This scene was the largest explosion scene. Ting Fung needed to save a little girl who the crowd pushed down and did not escape in time from the bomb filled arsenal. During preparation, Ting Fung appeared to be contemplative. He said, "Over these ten years, I have made many action films and run into many action scenes. Although I wouldn't feel scared about making these scenes, today's scene reminded me the experience when I first made action films. I also got a little sentimental." This explosion scene blew up five times. Each time when the cameras rolled they would rehearse three to four times. Ting Fung also would repeatedly run to the explosion spot several times to practice and ensued everything was safe. Every time the director yelled cut, Ting Fung would immediately check on his little co-star to see if she was injured. During the next shoot, too much ammunition was used and only the explosion and not the actors were caught on camera. The "shield" on Ting Fung's hands also flew off. He and the child actor were almost injured.
Lau Ching Wan shot another explosion scene that was just as dangerous. Because he had to be on the wires during the explosion, he could not escape it. The first time again due to excessive explosive they "overexploded". As soon as the explosion went off the director directly jumped from the chair to yell cut, then rushed over to see if Ching Wan was injured. Luckily Ching Wan only had fire debris on the back of his hand. Ching Wan instead was very calm and even joked that he was very safe!