East Screen / West Screen #2

McDullVGvFGThis week, William Chan joins Kevin and myself  to talk about movie news and a few new films.

  • McDull Ding Ding Dong (Hong Kong 2009)
  • GI Joe (USA 2009)
  • Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (Japan 2009)
  • Outsoured (USA 2006)
  • Tokyo Sonata (Japan 2008)



(Running time – 00:48:11)

Cyborgs “R” Us

Is this a movie or am I just playing Final Fantasy XIV?.
Is this a movie or am I just playing Final Fantasy XIV?.

Jeff Lau’s latest film Kung Fu Cyborg: Metallic Attraction hit Hong Kong screens yesterday.  To celebrate the rarity that is a Hong Kong science fiction film, tomorrow I will be off with The Golden Rock and Kozo (from LoveHKfilm) and several other brave souls to take in this feast for the senses. 

And a veritable feast it must be to fulfill the claims of the tagline in the trailer below as a martial arts, sci-fi, comedy.  It is the track record of local productions with that middle genre that scares me.  But hey, if it gets the other two genres correct…well 2 out of 3 won’t be too bad.

East Screen / West Screen #1

First episode of a new podcast devoted to cinema with my co-host Kevin Ma. (Apologies for the sound, as our first official podcast we are still quite new and trying to get up to speed on all the tech hardware and software). In this episode we talk about the changes to Green Hornet. And we lightly touch on films currently playing in Hong Kong including Overheard, On His Majesties Secret Service, Up, Drag Me to Hell, Push and Chungking Express.

(Running time – 00:48:27)