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News Links - 11/18/08

Postby dleedlee » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:08 pm

Mei Lanfang Biopic to Open Earlier
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2008/11/18/1261s424942.htm

Zhang Yimou Prepares for New 'Impression'
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2008/11/18/1261s424985.htm

Lady Cop and Mainland Censors
http://varietyasiaonline.com/kaijushake ... ND-CENSORS

Not filming Kung Fu Dunk 2, Jay Chou accepts role in Ci Ling
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Not-film ... 00421.html

Danny Boyle taps Indian viewpoints for "Slumdog Millionaire"
http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7505/1/

Jeff Lau to make science fiction film with Hu Jun and Sun Li, also Alex Fong
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/p/2008-11-18 ... 5436.shtml

Cape No. 7 Hong Kong premiere
Eric Tsang and Michelle Yim
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Simon Yam
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2008-11-18/10282255375.shtml

TVB actress Tracy Ip 'in the freezer'
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Tracy-Ip ... 00371.html
August: Tracey Ip has created too much negative news, TVB decide to freeze her
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.ph ... ntry573428

Stephy Tang & Kary Ng Caught Up In Chaos
Promoting Nobody's Perfect
http://www.batgwa.com/story.php?id=1338

Michelle Yim and Wan Chi Keung : no wedding plan yet
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Michelle ... 00247.html

Bride-to-be Michelle Reis Keeps Silence
http://www.batgwa.com/story.php?id=1339
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2008-11-18 ... 6304.shtml

Maggie Cheung Has No Wedding Plans
http://www.batgwa.com/story.php?id=1337

Blu-ray Targeted by Chinese Pirates
http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/11/ ... arget.html
Chinese pirates crack Blu-ray DRM, sell pirated HD discs
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20 ... erned.html

Pardon me, but who gives a damn about Gong Li anyway?
http://news.imagethief.com/blogs/china/ ... ng-li.aspx
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Postby Gaijin84 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:27 pm

Pardon me, but who gives a damn about Gong Li anyway?
http://news.imagethief.com/blogs/china/ ... ng-li.aspx


Totally agree with this article - so tired of hearing about "outraged Chinese netizens."
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Postby dleedlee » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:33 pm

Gaijin84 wrote:
Pardon me, but who gives a damn about Gong Li anyway?
http://news.imagethief.com/blogs/china/ ... ng-li.aspx


Totally agree with this article - so tired of hearing about "outraged Chinese netizens."


I'm focusing my outrage on AIG executive compensation packages. :x
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:50 pm

Blu-ray Targeted by Chinese Pirates
http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/11/ ... arget.html
Chinese pirates crack Blu-ray DRM, sell pirated HD discs
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20 ... erned.html


In the past year or so, some (and most probably all :lol:) of the Chinese bootleggers here have been adding a Blu-Ray strip across the top of their "regular" DVD/DVD-R product, or on the cardboard sleeves they employ as value-added material, presumably in a similar effort to con the city's many apparent rubes. I do recall passing one shop that had these "double-fakes" on a rack in the hall and overhearing a couple of folks going all apeshitty because they thought these were the real deal, and such a bargain! It probably won't be long before these 720p discs start showing up on our shores, with the 1080p versions in short order. :( Can't imagine western companies didn't figure this would happen sooner or later.
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Postby dleedlee » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:23 am

Brian Thibodeau wrote:Door ajar led to model's death
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/538858



'He is a sicko,' B.C. model's boyfriend says about murder suspect
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/natio ... 2ce4ac1abc

http://shanghaiist.com/2008/11/20/updat ... murder.php
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:13 am

dleedlee wrote:'He is a sicko,' B.C. model's boyfriend says about murder suspect
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/natio ... 2ce4ac1abc


Understandably angry words! There seems to be an mild undercurrent of skepticism in a lot of the articles (and attendant reader comments) surrounding this incident--and not just the Canadian ones--either about the larger motives behind the trial or the oddly forthcoming nature of the perp, who was apparently even thoughtful enough to call the police after his crime. :?
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