Saturday, January 13, 2007
The Photos continue for want of anything better
Ten bonus points for guessing who this picture is of! I recall showing it to YTSL in Hong Kong and she was stumped for a bit. He later became both quite the heartthrob as well as a target of derision for many. Just picture him with a bit longer hair! Here are ten pictures of him. More bonus points if anyone can recall the film that he and Wu Chien-lien (also pictured) were in together.
Here are another set of lobby cards that I scanned. The film is "Call Girl 92" and it had a rather wonderful female cast. It starred Veronica Yip, Carrie Ng, Sharla Cheung Man and Cecilia Yip. It is a proud member of that uniquely Hong Kong film genre - prostitute dramas. After walking around the city and seeing the omnipresent massage parlors, hostess bars and even receiving the occasionally friendly offer from lonely elderly women near my hotel I am not surprised that Hong Kong has had more than a few films about them! The best in my opinion are "Girls without Tomorrow", "Profiles of Pleasure", "Queen of Temple Street" and "Golden Chicken". There are 14 pictures on two pages.
Call Girl 92
Finally for your viewing pleasure are just some scans of Japanese film posters. These are from a few books I picked up a few years ago when I could afford them! I think they went for about $60, but I love their art work - especially in the older films from the 60's and 70's. There is just so much detail. I especially like the one of Ken Takakura getting off of a Pan Am flight with his sword. These books are in Japanese and so I am afraid I have no idea what the title of the films are. Some of them look incredibly cool but chances of there being a version available with English subs is probably quite small. If anyone knows any of the titles I will gladly add them to the scans.
Next up I think are a load of black and white stills from Hong Kong stars in the 60's and 70's. I picked up a book of them that is in Chinese and would love some help in iding some of them.
Posted by Brian at 5:18 PM