Sunday, January 04, 2009

Green Snake Lobby Cards


Having YTSL mention Green Snake in her recent post reminded me that I have had a bunch of lobby cards around of the film and so here they are. It is one of my favorite Tsui Hark films meaning of course that it is one of my favorite films - sensual, sad, colorful, comical - also with Maggie Cheung and Joey Wong taking a bath together. No one seems interested in the older HK films any more with the exception of the Shaw Brothers (and even that has generally petered out) but if you have never seen Green Snake, just do so.


7 comments:

YTSL said...

Great pics! What I love best about "Green Snake" though is the music... Does anyone know whether there's an OST CD of "Green Snake" available somewhere??

Brian said...

I think I have it but no idea if it is still available. Can't recall where I picked it up either - in Chinatown or maybe even HK.

Jason said...

Green Snake will always be one of my favorites as well, and was one of the first films I saw after joining my first Chinese video store. I've always said I'd watch Maggie read the phonebook on film, but luckily with flicks like this, there's no need for such extreme measures. Oh, and you forgot to mention Maggie's sexy, Bollywood-inflected dance number at the beginning! Reading this post means I'll have to dig out my old Tai Seng VHS with the horrible subs and give this one another viewing. So thanks to you!

Brian said...

Geez, those Tai Seng tapes - those might be collector items now. I remember when they used to do the film in two tapes and charged you double. Do yourself a favor and shell out $10 for the dvd of GS next time you are in NYC! Btw - thanks for all the help last year with the fest - I am sure the boys will come calling again! I don't expect I will be here for the fest since that's one of the main reasons I dropped out this year - to travel and be elsewhere.

committedtofilm said...

The pleasure was mine, Brian. I've added you to the blogroll over at my humble corner of cyberspace, feel free to drop by and take a look. Enjoy your travels!

Marc said...

This is like my favorite movie ever!

Anonymous said...

ah, what lovely memories. thanks for the gorgeous set. it's nice to remember tsui's magical touch. even when you're familiar with the folklore, he took them a couple notches higher into another, totally convincing universe. the bollywood fusion jason mentions is just insane too. will we ever get back to playing in the sandbox that's tsui's mad fantasy worlds again?

ed.