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[CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« on: September 15, 2010, 10:31:43 AM »
Tsui Hark 徐克

One of Hong Kong legendary producers/directors!! The man behind a ton of blockbusters!



Tsui Hark (born Tsui Man-kong; 15 February 1950) is a New Wave film director in Hong Kong and a highly influential producer. He is viewed as a major figure in the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema (typically early 1980s to early 1990s).

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Birth name: Tsui Man-kong (徐文光)
Ancestry: Haifeng, Guangdong
Origin: Hong Kong
Born: 15 February 1950 in Saigon, Vietnam
Occupation: Film director, Film producer, presenter, screenwriter, actor

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Filmography
The Butterfly Murders (1979)[director]
Dangerous Encounter of the 1st Kind (1980)[actor][writer/director]
We are Going to Eat You (1980)[director]
All the Wrong Clues (1981)[director]
Chasing Girls (1981)[actor]
Aces Go Places (1982)[actor]
It Takes Two (1982)[actor]
Aces Go Places 2 (1983)[actor]
All the Wrong Spies (1983)[actor]
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (1983)[cameo]
Zu: The Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)[actor][director]
Aces Go Places 3 (1984)[actor][director]
Shanghai Blues (1984)[director]
Working Class (1985)[actor][director]
Yes Madam! (1985)[actor]
A Better Tomorrow (1986)[producer]
Happy Ghost 3 (1986)[actor]
Peking Opera Blues (1986)[director/producer]
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)[writer/producer]
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)[producer]
Final Victory (1987)[actor]
Just Heroes (1989)[producer]
The Big Heat (1988)[producer]
Gunmen (1988)[producer]
I Love Maria (1988)[actor][producer]
A Better Tomorrow III (1989)[director/producer]
Web of Deception (1989)[producer]
The Killer (1989)[producer]
A Terracotta Warrior (1989)[producer]
A Chinese Ghost Story 2 (1990)[producer]
Spy Games (1990)[producer]
Swordsman (1990)[co-director/producer]
The Banquet (1991)[writer/director]
A Chinese Ghost Story 3 (1991)[writer/producer]
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)[writer/producer/director]
The Raid (1991)[writer/producer]
Swordsman II (1992)[writer/producer]
Dragon Inn (1992)[writer/producer]
King Of Chess (1992)[director/producer]
The Master (1992)[director/producer]
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)[writer/producer/director]
Twin Dragons (1992)[actor][writer/director]
The Wicked City (1992)[writer/producer]
Green Snake (1993)[writer/producer/director]
Iron Monkey (1993)[writer/producer]
The Magic Crane (1993)[writer/producer]
Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)[writer/producer/director]
Swordsman III: The East Is Red (1993)[writer/producer]
Burning Paradise (1994)[producer]
The Lovers (1994)[writer/director]
Once Upon a Time in China IV (1994)[writer/producer]
Once Upon a Time in China V (1994)[writer/director]
The Blade (1995)[writer/producer/director]
The Chinese Feast (1995)[writer/producer/director]
Love in the Time of Twilight (1995)[writer/producer/director]
Black Mask (1996)[writer/producer]
Shanghai Grand (1996)[producer]
Tri-Star (1996)[writer/director]
A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation (1997)[voice][writer/producer]
Double Team (USA 1997)[director]
Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)[producer]
Knock Off (USA 1998)[director]
Time and Tide (2000)[writer/producer/director]
The Legend of Zu (2001)[writer/producer/director]
Master Q 2001 (2001)[writer/producer]
Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters (2002)[writer/producer]
Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002)[writer/producer/director]
Xanda (2003)[writer/producer]
Seven Swords (2005)[director]
Triangle (2007)[co-director][producer]
Missing (2008)[writer/producer/director]
All About Women (2008)[writer/producer/director]
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)[director]

source: http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/tsui_hark.htm


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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 10:50:42 AM »
Director Tsui Hark Visits Students at Beijing Film Academy     
2010-09-10 10:11:44     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: yangliu


 
     
Just coming back from the 67th Venice Film Festival, Tsui shared his experiences from his dozens of films and his recent trip to Venice.

By CRI reporter Yang Liu

"My dream is to make a continuous playing film if you ask me what will be my last film," said director Tsui Hark when he met with students of the Beijing Film Academy on September 9. "But I know it is impossible."

Just coming back from the 67th Venice Film Festival, Tsui shared his experiences from his dozens of films and his recent trip to Venice.

"They liked the characters in 'Detective Dee' and gave it a high score of 7.4, even though they didn't know much about the background of China's Tang Dynasty," Tsui said about the film festival's committee members.

"Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame" is Tsui's latest action thriller competing for a Golden Lion at the 67th Venice Film Festival, which runs until September 11. The story is set in the Tang Dynasty of ancient China. A legendary detective named Di Renjie lives under the reign of Wu Zetian, and is summoned by her to investigate a series of mysterious deaths.

The suspense film is set for domestic release on September 29.

In response to a question about whether he is nervous about competing with four other Chinese films at the box office, Tsui said he would not describe it as a fight and that he wanted to see the other movies.

Tsui also told students about his experience making films. He said whenever he is interested in a story and is totally focused on the roles, he always feels the characters will jump out, approach him and communicate with him.

"You might think it's mysterious and scary, but it really happens to me," Tsui said.

As for what he has learned as a director, Tsui said he believes film is a mirror through which people can figure out who they are.

"Through film, I am able to see who I am, what I cherish and how I view my life," he said.

Tsui also gave the students his personal email address and told them to send him any messages if they had good ideas about films and wanted to collaborate with him.

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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 08:17:28 AM »
Final trailer for Tsui Hark's "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame"




 

     


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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 10:43:30 AM »
Tsui Hark being a perv with George Lam LOL! from "All The Wrong Spies"



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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 07:56:42 AM »
Tsui Hark Offers Service for 3-D Filmmaking     
2011-01-25 11:30:15     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Xie Tingting

   
     
With his new film "The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 龍門飛甲" ("Long Men Fei Jia"), Chinese director Tsui Hark not only has made the world's first film combining 3-D and martial arts, but also has decided to offer a service that assists other 3-D filmmakers.

Tsui announced the formation of a company named D+ on Monday, January 24, 2011 in Beijing where he and his cast gathered to celebrate the wrap-up of shooting for "Dragon Gate".

D+, which Tsui co-founded with Shanghai Media Group and Bona Film Group, aims to provide service and assistance in 3-D filmmaking.

The company's staff consists of Tsui's 3-D crew which received training from Chuck Comisky, the visual-effects supervisor of James Cameron's "Avatar".

Tsui and his team shot "Dragon Gate" using 3-D cameras, unlike most films that claim to be in 3-D but in fact were converted from 2-D in post-production.

Tsui had searched for 3-D specialists for nearly a year before he started making "Dragon Gate". Prior to the shooting, he took another three months to make a short film to test the 3-D equipment.

Now that filming has wrapped up, Tsui said he would like to share his 3-D filmmaking experience with fellow directors.

"Dragon Gate" is loosely based on "Dragon Inn" ("Xin Long Men Ke Zhan"), a 1992 film classic which follows a Ming Dynasty general's confrontation with a power-hungry eunuch at a deserted inn.

The new film stars Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Kwai Lun-Mei, Chen Kun, Li Yuchun and Mavis Fan. Release is set for this year.



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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 08:02:33 AM »
^ and some behind the scenes

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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 08:14:33 AM »

Tsui Hark Plans 'Detective Dee' Prequel
    2011-02-25 15:03:12     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Xie Tingting



Director Tsui Hark says his Golden Lion-nominated film "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame" doesn't tell enough personal history of the legendary detective, and so he is propelled to make a prequel.

A film provisionally named "Detective Dee: The Prequel" has been in production, the director told Sina.com.cn on Thursday, February 24, 2011.

"The new film, like the first one, will also focus on a mysterious crime that is designed to show how Detective Dee impressed his fellows and started to build his reputation," said Hark.

Detective Dee, known in China as Di Renjie, was a legendary detective and official who lived under the reign of Empress Wu Zetian (624-705 AD).

In Hark's first film on Dee, Andy Lau plays the detective who appears already having a reputation for solving difficult cases.

Hark says Lau is unlikely to continue the role, although casting for the prequel is yet to begin.

The director is looking to shoot the film in 3-D. He has recently finished filming "The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate", a martial-arts film that was shot with 3-D cameras.

"Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame" (Trailer) was released in China on September 29, 2010, and landed 6th on the 2010 Chinese box office chart, according to Entgroup.cn. The film was nominated for a Golden Lion, the top honor of the 2010 Venice Film Festival.

"Detective Dee: The Prequel" is among the ten films announced by Huayi Brothers for the entertainment company's 2011 filmmaking plan. Other projects announced include a martial-arts film to be starred and produced by Jet Li, and another action film to be directed by Jackie Chan.

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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 09:52:07 AM »
he did it!!

Tsui Hark has a good chance to win best director







With the 30th Hong Kong Film Award a day away, nominees have been busy with preparation to attend the event. Entering the final countdown, today we look at the Best Director nominees: GALLANTS (DAI LUI TOI)'s Derek Kwok Chi Kin and Clement Cheng Si Kit, DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK)'s Tsui Hark, IP MAN 2's Wilson Yip Wai Shun, REIGN OF ASSASSINS (GIM YU)'s Su Chao-Bin and STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN)'s Dante Lam Chiu Yin.

Directors who are nominated for Best Director are of certain quality. They need to lead actors, cast and crew in the production, with a little less ability they would have difficulty completing the film.

The most experienced has to be Director Tsui Hark. His films often feel fresh to people. Previous Hong Kong Film Award Best Director winner he is nominated this time with DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK). The scenery in the film is memorable. Would he win Best Director again?

As for the 28th Hong Kong Film Award New Director Kwok Chi Kin, he is nominated with Cheng Si Kit with GALLANTS. GALLANTS earlier at the 17th Hong Kong Film Critic Society Award won Best Actor for Teddy Robin Kwan. Would Kwok Chi Kin and Cheng Si Kit win Best Director at the Hong Kong Film Award? They indeed have "dark horse" potential.

The 20th and 28th Hong Kong Film Award Best Director nominee with JULIET IN LOVE (JU LAI YIP YU LEUNG SAN BAK) and IP MAN, Yip Wai Shun this time is nominated again with IP MAN 2. With an all new direction he makes the film sequel, the continuous and exciting action scenes leave people with a deep impression. His potential is raised higher.

Nominated with the film STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN), Lam Chiu Yin's film BEAST STALKER (JING YUN) at the 28th Hong Kong Film Award successfully made Nick Cheung Ka Fai a seven time Best Actor and Liu Kai Chi the Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actor. This time with the original team he made STOOL, which might win Lam Chiu Yin the Best Director award.

Su Chao-Bin's REIGN OF ASSASSINS earlier at the 17th Hong Kong Film Critic Society won Best Director. With one award in hand he should not be overlooked.

Source: singtao
Translated by: HK Morning

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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2011, 10:35:44 AM »
Yes this guys is awesome as a director!!!!


Aces Go Places (1982)[actor]

Aces Go Places 2 (1983)[actor]

Aces Go Places 3 (1984)[actor][director]

A Better Tomorrow (1986)[producer]

A Better Tomorrow II (1987)[writer/producer]

A Chinese Ghost Story 2 (1990)[producer]
Spy Games (1990)[producer]
Swordsman (1990)[co-director/producer]

Once Upon a Time in China (1991)[writer/producer/director]

Swordsman II (1992)[writer/producer]

Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)[writer/producer/director]
Twin Dragons (1992)[actor][writer/director]

Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)[writer/producer/director]

Black Mask (1996)[writer/producer]

Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters (2002)[writer/producer]

Seven Swords (2005)[director]


That's about all I've watched from this guy though. Still, some of his movies are like definite martial films films of the 90s.

Never knew that he was involved in the Better Tomorrow series though. That was typical John Woo so I never suspected Tsui Hark was a contributor.

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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2011, 09:16:07 AM »
him and Jet Li is promoting the first-ever Chinese 3-D kung-fu film, "The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate".



see him talk about working with Jet again

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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2011, 07:18:33 AM »
getting mad props in NYC!

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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2011, 07:25:01 AM »

Tsui Hark's new wuxia drama "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" has had its new posters released. The posters feature three leads - Zhou Xun, Jet Li and Chen Kun. The film will greet movie-goers on December 18. [Photo: mtime.com]







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Re: [CHI] Tsui Hark 徐克
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 09:28:49 PM »
I LOVE HER!!
 
[2013.05.31] CHARLIE YEUNG SUBSCRIBES TO TSUI HARK'S DIRECTNESS





Charlie Yeung Choi Nei and Tsui Hark in 1994 worked together on the film THE LOVERS (LEUNG JOOK). Since then they remained friends. Earlier when Charlie directed CHRISTMAS ROSE (SING DAN MUI GWAI), Tsui Hark who always gave suggestions to the film at the film company's invitation became the film's producer with another famous filmmmaker Jacob Cheung Chi Leung. Tsui Hark said that he worried a little about producing this time. "I was very afraid of scaring Charlie because I am very honest at work. I wouldn't show any mercy. I feel with filmmaking, courtesy is useless. The focus is getting what the director wants. Sometimes when I got less than courtesy, I would feel I was too impulsive. However my personality is like that and I can't do anything about it!"

 Tsui Hark even stated that when Charlie was making the movie, he never visited the set because he did not want to hinder her work. "As a director I don't want producers to come to the set. They can come to play and have no problem, but if they come to watch how I shoot I would feel very bothered. So I never went to the set, I only gave my opinions before and after the shoot."

 Although Tsui Hark had concerns, Charlie found his directness very acceptable. "I'm OK! I know he does that for the movie, he would only speak up for your own good. I would rather he says something when something happens, which is better than saying he has regrets afterward!"

 Their relationship improved further due to the collaboration as they understood each other even more. Charlie joked that from when they first worked together on THE LOVERS, Tsui Hark already felt like a father to him. "Maybe he gives people the impression that he is very serious, but actually he is a very humorous person. Back then when we worked together I always wanted to get closer to him. He has a fatherly feeling that is still unshakable now."
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