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Re: Wong Kar-wai

#101 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue May 14, 2019 3:06 pm

Orlac wrote:What was wrong with the transfer?
It's a smeary mess with sloppy grain management that not only adds conventional DNR but also all sorts of weird artifacting—there are some examples in this thread, though unfortunately not all the image links still work. It looks worse than a bootleg copy of the mainland Chinese version that appeared shortly after the original theatrical release, never mind the far superior Korean and U.S. Blu-rays (which unfortunately are different cuts of the movie, so they can't replace the HK BD).
htom wrote:From this article, research for Tong Wars is still ongoing but Blossoms takes priority...
Thing is that these articles on Filmmaker came out of Wong's appearance at the Hawaii International Film Festival way back in November. I don't know why they're only appearing now, but it was reported in March that Amazon had dropped Tong Wars.

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Re: Wong Kar-wai

#102 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:38 pm

Per buzz on Weibo (and an Instagram post that was edited to remove an initial reference to Wong), Wong is directing a short film for the next issue of Vogue Film, a biannual offshoot of Vogue China. No other info except that it stars Xin Zhilei of Crosscurrent (which was quietly released on U.S. DVD/Blu in August) and Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace.

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Re: Wong Kar-wai

#103 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:10 pm

Turns out Blossoms is going to be both a movie and a webseries, to be filmed concurrently. Wong is producing the series, but no directors have been named yet (and still no cast info for either version). Production is supposed to begin next year.

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