Category:Media Asia films
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The following 75 pages are in this category, out of 75 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Media Asia Entertainment Group – Media Asia Entertainment Group, Media Asia Group, is a Hong Kong production company and film distributor for films made in Hong Kong and throughout China. It is a subsidiary of Lai Sun Development Company Ltd, headquartered in Hong Kong, Media Asia is one of Asias largest Chinese language film studios. Listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited Dealing and Automated Quotation System in November 2004, the executive officer of the company is John Chong, a co-founder of Media Asia. The chairman of the Company is Peter Lam, the son of Lim Por-yen. Media Asia was also the only entertainment company listed on the bourse. On 25 June 2007 the Singapore exchange approved the request to delist the company,1 August 2007 following a compulsory buyout of minority interests in the company, it was successfully delisted. Media Asia has produced or co-financed over 50 Chinese language films and these include box-office successes such as Initial D, Wait Til Youre Older, A World Without Thieves, Magic Kitchen, and the Infernal Affairs trilogy. Media Asia has a library of over 269 Chinese language films that it distributes to more than 30 major international markets, from 1997 until 2004, it held the pre-1997 Golden Harvest film library with Mega Star handling home video distribution. When Mega Star went into Fortune Star, and with backing 20th Century Fox, it took the rights to the Golden Harvest film catalogue with them
2. 2 Become 1 (film) – 2 Become 1 is a 2006 Hong Kong romantic comedy-drama film directed by Law Wing-Cheong and produced by Johnnie To. The film stars Miriam Yeung as Bingo Leung, a woman who discovers she has breast cancer. The film is based on Xi Xis published diary Mourning For Breasts, Bingo Leung, an advertising executive, lives a carefree life with her friends until she bumps into a doctor, V, who becomes infatuated with her after she rejects him. His interference leads to her discovery of a malignant lump on her breast, everything begins to fall apart as she tries to cope with the loss of femininity in a series of bittersweet events. With the help of V and a shy but talented teenage singer Sing, Bingo is able to cope with her cancer, revive her career, the epilogue shows Bingo years later at a shop buying a bra for her daughter. Miriam Yeung as Bingo Leung Richie Ren as Dr Vincent V Cheung Justin Lo as Fung Sing-Ping Maggie Shiu as Dr. Kong Hui Shiu-Hung as Mr. After Milkyway Image gained film rights, a first draft of the script was written by Ivy Ho, after producers felt that the diary did not have a complete story, they hired screenwriter Fung Chi-Keung to rewrite the story. 2 Become 1 first gained controversy with the original theatrical poster. The posters were replaced with a traditional design, showing portraits of the leading actors. Miriam Yeung reacted strongly to the ban, and noted there was no nudity in the film. Reaction to the teaser poster differed in Mainland China, the Chinese Film Bureau, which is in charge of movie censorship, praised the design for its social value. The films Mainland Chinese distributor, Polybona Films used the design in various promotional materials. Hong Kong Film Awards Nominated, Best New Director Johnnie To filmography 2 Become 1 at the Internet Movie Database 2 Become 1 at AllMovie
3. Accident (2009 film) – Accident, originally titled Assassins, is a 2009 Hong Kong action thriller film directed by Soi Cheang, produced by Johnnie To and starring Louis Koo, and Richie Jen. Accident competed at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, and was released theatrically in Hong Kong on 17 September 2009, the film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Region 1 by Shout. In the opening scene, a man is killed in what appears to be an accident, however, it is revealed that the man was actually murdered, with the supposed accident actually orchestrated by a group of killers led by the Brain. The group specializes in killing their victims using elaborate schemes that mask the murders as if they were accidents, Uncle, one of the team members, accidentally leaves a cigarette butt at the crime scene, and it is found by the Brain. After an argument, Uncle vows to quit smoking afterwards, the team then gets a job from a son that wants to kill his own father, likely for insurance money. They plan an accident to kill their target via electrocution, the team tries to execute their plan many times but fail due to the rain falling later than necessary. During one run, Uncle smokes a cigarette and begins to show signs of Alzheimers disease, however, the rain falls on time, and the team decides to go forth with their plan. Uncle forgets to play his part in the murder, but the murder is successfully executed nonetheless, unexpectedly, after the murder, a bus loses control and almost runs over the Brain. The Brain manages to get out of the path, but the bus then runs over Fatty, another member of the team. The Brain takes Fattys belongings, with Fatty asking the Brain whether it really was an accident before he dies, the Brain then returns home to find police officers investigating his flat, which was broken into. The Brain becomes paranoid and is convinced that everything was a setup and he trails the son to an insurance company the next day. The Brain sees the son arguing with an insurance agent over what appears to be money, the Brain rents a flat on the floor directly below the insurance agents flat, and begins to perform secret surveillance on the agent. One day, the Brain trails the client to find the Woman picking up the payment for the job at a parking garage, however, only Fatty and the Brain should have known about the pickup. The Woman explains to the Brain that Fatty had told her about the client, after he leaves, as he is walking on the sidewalk, the client falls from the roof of the same building and is dead. The Brain develops further suspicion of the agent, who he can see talking on the phone. In a later date, the Brain receives a call from Uncle for help, however, the Brain is too late and finds Uncle severely injured, apparently dropping two stories from a building near the crime scene in the opening scene. However, in the middle of the execution, there is a solar eclipse. At this time, the Brain receives a call from Uncle in the hospital, Uncle had accidentally dropped a bag of toy balls that night, which led to the loss of control of the bus
4. Armour of God (film) – Armour of God is a 1986 Hong Kong action comedy film written and directed by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Alan Tam, Lola Forner and Rosamund Kwan, the film features Chans kung fu, comedy and stunts, with an Indiana Jones-style theme. The film was followed by the sequel Armour of God II, asian Hawk, is a former musician who becomes an adventurer and treasure hunter. After successfully stealing a sword from an African tribe, he has the weapon auctioned before it is won by May Bannon, the beautiful daughter of Count Bannon. He is reunited with his former bandmate Alan, who seeks his help as his girlfriend Lorelei has been kidnapped by a religious cult as a means of acquiring Jackies services. The cult possesses two pieces of a legendary armour called the Armour of God, and they intend to have Jackie bring them the three remaining pieces, including the sword. Jackie, Alan and May travel into Northern Yugoslavia to find the cults monastery and they infiltrate the hideout and secretly rescue Lorelei, unaware that the cult leaders have anticipated their arrival and brainwashed her to do their bidding. At Mays rest home, Lorelei drugs Alan and has him steal the three armour pieces, Jackie sneaks back to the monastery and rescues his friends. As Alan and Lorelei make their escape, Jackie fends off against the members before discovering the Armour of God in a cave. Before he gets a chance to take the armour, he encounters the Grand Wizard, exploiting their high-heeled shoes as their weakness, Jackie defeats the assassins in a grueling fight. Jackie is then surrounded by the rest of the Grand Wizards men and he runs out of a cave and spots a hot-air balloon with Alan, Lorelei, and May aboard. In a daring move, Jackie does a base jump off the cave, filming was also undertaken in Graz, Austria, France, Spain and Morocco. During filming of the sequence, one scene called for Jackie Chan to jump from a wall to a tree branch. The first take went as planned, but Chan insisted on re-shooting the scene, on his second attempt, the branch broke and he fell 5 metres to the ground below. His head hit a rock, cracking his skull and forcing a piece of bone up into his brain, Chan was flown to the hospital and was in surgery eight hours later. As a result, he now has a permanent hole in his head filled with a plastic plug, Chan replaced Eric Tsang as director following the accident. Footage of the accident is shown during the ending credits. While shooting the hot air balloon jump, Chan skydived out of a plane, for the shot of him jumping off the cliff, the crew rigged him up to a wire as he had no experience of BASE jumping
5. Assembly (film) – Assembly is a 2007 Chinese war film written by Liu Heng and directed by Feng Xiaogang. It starred Zhang Hanyu, Deng Chao, Yuan Wenkang, Tang Yan, Wang Baoqiang, Liao Fan, Hu Jun, Ren Quan, the film, ostensibly portraying an anti-war theme, was first released on 20 December 2007. It won the 2008 Hundred Flowers Awards and the 2009 Golden Rooster Awards for Best Film and they win the battle but sustain heavy casualties in the process. Gu is punished by confinement for three days and he quickly befriends his cellmate, Wang Jincun, a teacher and pacifist who is jailed for cowardice in battle. After Gu is released, he meets his superior, Colonel Liu Zeshui and they must not retreat until they hear the bugle call for assembly. With Lius permission, Wang becomes the 9th Companys new political commissar, almost immediately after fortifying their position, the 9th Company comes under heavy attack by NRA forces. After fending off a wave of infantry and destroying two enemy tanks, only a handful of them are left alive. The mortally wounded adjutant claims that he heard a call in the distance. A few others say they heard it too, Gu, who has been temporarily deafened by an explosion, is reluctant to believe them so he orders them to fight to the death. The entire 9th Company, except Gu, is killed, PLA forces eventually find Gu, unconsciousness and heavily wounded. They mistake him for an enemy because he was wearing a NRA uniform, after being nursed back to health in a military hospital, Gu tries to convince the staff that he is from the PLA. However, when he was still in coma, the PLA was reorganised, the other patients scorn him because they think he is a deserter. Gu volunteers to fight in the Korean War as an enlisted soldier, during a spotting mission, he risks his life to save his commander, Lieutenant Zhao Erdou, from a landmine and loses his right eye after being hit by shrapnel. After the war ends, Gu travels back to the old battlefield and he is disappointed to see that the mine has been reactivated and the old entrance is now buried under coal. He encounters Wangs widow and convinces her to marry Zhao, with Zhaos help, Gu manages to confirm his identity and the 9th Companys existence. He finds his way to Lius tomb, the tomb keeper, who turns out to be 139th Regiments bugler, explains that the assembly bugle call was never sounded. In fact, the 9th Company was sacrificed to cover the regiments retreat, Gu flies into a rage and curses and swears at Lius tombstone but calms down later. Gu starts camping at the mine and attempts to dig out his mens bodies with a shovel, when Wangs remains are found a month later, the PLA sends an official notice to the local government to honour the 9th Company
6. Beast Cops – Beast Cops is a 1998 Hong Kong action film written, produced and directed by Gordon Chan, and also directed by Dante Lam. The film stars Michael Wong and Anthony Wong, the film was released in the Hong Kong on 9 April 1998. Tung is a cop in Hong Kong who is friends with a Triad dai lo named Fai. Fai hires a hitman to murder a rival, the hit goes wrong and Fai, implicated in the incident. This leaves Tung in the put upon position to look after Fais affairs, in an attempt to keep tabs on Cheung and similarly introduce him to their precinct Tung takes Cheung to the disco owned by Fai. There, Cheung meets a madam named Yoyo, who is also Fais moll, angry and upset that Fai left on such short notice without her, Yoyo accepts Cheungs overture and the two soon find themselves genuinely in love. In the meantime Fais eager underling, Push-pin, moves himself into Fais role, Yoyo refuses, an action which results in Push-Pin slapping her across the face. Cheung finds out and takes revenge by inspecting Push-Pins establishments every night, as Cheung and Yoyos relationship turns serious, Tung finds his own relationship with a married woman turning sour. She routinely asks him for money, which leaves him constantly broke, when Push-pin realizes slapping Yoyo has resulted in Cheung becoming an enemy, Push-pin hands Tung a handful of money, as a gift. Tung finds himself powerless to arrest Push-pin without exposing himself as having been bribed, things come to a head when Fai returns to town and learns that Yoyo is seeing Cheung. Fai goes after Cheung, their fight leads to a standoff with Tung between them, and Yoyo proclaiming she and Cheung are in love and are having a baby, Fai storms off, followed by Tung. The two decide its time to pay a visit to Push-pin, who has now been promoted by the areas lead Triad boss, Tai. While Tung waits outside the disco, Fai goes in to confront Push-pin, after an emotional confrontation, Push-pin chops Fai in the neck with a machete, killing him. Tung sees Push-pin leaving the club, when he runs inside to see what happened, Tung, loaded with alcohol and barbiturates, cruises town to find Push-pin. He receives word Push-pin is back at his casino and goes there to bring Push-pin down once. This results in Tung taking on not only Push-pin, but all his underlings as well, Cheung shows up with his officers to help, only to find Tung moments later seemingly dead from a steel spike Push-pin has rammed into Tungs gut. Seconds later, Push-pin is killed by one of Fais men as revenge for his killing of Fai, as it turns out, Tung survives and he and Cheung pay a visit to the lead Triad boss, Tai, where the two promise to eventually bring him down. List of Hong Kong films Beast Cops at the Internet Movie Database Beast Cops at AllMovie
7. A Beautiful Life (2011 film) – A Beautiful Life is a 2011 romance film directed by Andrew Lau. Its cast includes Shu Qi, Liu Ye, Tian Liang, Feng Danying, Sa Rina, Zhang Songwen Gao Tian, a real-estate agent Li Peiru gets drunk at a karaoke bar and throws up on a lonely cop Fang Zhendong. Zhendong quickly feels a connection to the flirtatious Peiru despite the fact that shes having an affair with her married boss, the affair ends with Peiru finding out that her boss has been cheating on her. Peiru works hard to get funding for her business idea, the business fails before it can even get started, and she finds herself destitute. Meanwhile, Fang has found out that an injury is causing him to lose his mental faculties. To make matters worse, Fang loses his job as an officer after using an official vehicle for personal purposes. As she begins to recover from the loss of her business and she realizes that she has fallen in love with Zhendong, but she is unable to find him since he had moved. One day, when she has established herself in a regular job and she was told of Fengs progressively worsening condition and heads off to look for him. He insists that she move on since he can no longer support her and she stays and they eventually get married. Fang is aware that his condition is worsening over time, eventually, he is unable to do his job and gets lost on his way home from work. Upon arriving back at home, he finds out from Peiru that she is pregnant, as Fangs condition worsens, he finds himself forgetting more every day, which makes taking care of his new child difficult and frustrating. Fang sees a burglar coming out of a home near his, after a run through the back-alleys of his neighborhood, he is hit on the head with a brick and ends up in the hospital with serious head-trauma. After days of keeping constant vigil by his bedside, Peiru becomes sick and they both flash-back to earlier, better times. She awakens to Fang at her bedside apologizing for making her worry, official website A Beautiful Life at the Internet Movie Database A Beautiful Life at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase The Beautiful Life at Hong Kong Cinemagic