|Roy Chow says while writing the script Dong Shuo has to be Lam Suet's role|
|Lam Suet's horse died from heat stroke and he was reluctant to part with it without saying goodbye|
|Lam Suet jokes that due to the het he does not enjoy being among sexy concubines at all|
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The Roy Chow Hin Yeung directed, Christine To Chi Long produced, shot on location in New Zealand video game film adaptation DYNASTY WARRIORS (JUN SAM GOK MO SEUNG) starred Louis Koo Tin Lok, Carina Lau Ka Ling, Lam Suet, Ray Lui Leung Wai, Philip Keung Ho Man and other actors of substance and brought the historical literature and classic video game to everyone. The film will open on April 29th. Earlier director Chow Hin Yeung and the Dong Shuo portrayer Lam Suet talked about their production experience.
Another difficult part was that the film had so many actors of substance, scheduling its release certainly was hard. With the film shooting on location in a remote area in New Zealand without any hotel, filmmakers must be gluttons for punishment as the location team in the end had to stay in 60 different houses. Despite the hardship, the experience was great. Aside from the team, the cast suffered as well. Playing Lu Bu, Louis Koo Tin Lok flew 7 times to and from the location. Just for the "forest horse chase" scene it was shot 5 times and took 3 months. In addition the scene distribution was also tough because each actor's role took a lot of screen time. Luckily the end result was still entertaining.
He also said that he really liked the Dong Shuo scene. Dong Shuo's image was a rather fat tyrant, with quite a stage presence and air of dominance. When he wrote the script he already thought it had to be Lam Suet. Was working in the armor in the heat very rough? Lam Suet joked that he did not feel it. "Because I saw innocent concubines, in a thin veil they fed me grapes. However before I took my mark they were already done. During the shoot they fed me the rotten ones, but I was OK. As soon as I knew they were rotten I would make them eat them. Soon after they didn't dare to feed me the rotten ones. (Did you ride a horse to death?) The horse had a heat stroke. I was really reluctant to part with the horse without saying goodbye." He said that not only the horse, even the director suffered from heat stroke twice. Chow Hin Yeung thought of a way to reduce the heat, later in the shoot he poked holes in the armor. As soon as the cameras stopped rolling everyone would be sprayed with water to reduce the temperature. Lam Suet also said that this time although he did not suffer any heat stroke, it was the toughest production in his career. In order to provide the audience with something news, in the film he even wielded a large broadsword.