Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre
News July - December, 2002
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
ComicsOne, a publisher of Chinese Kung Fu comics in
the United States, has been developing a comic book series which
is based on the original novels from which the film is adopted. The
first book in the series, illustrated by Andy Seto in full color,
has been published. The comic series starts from the second book of
Wang Du Lu's Crane - Iron pentalogy (the film is mainly adopted
from the fourth book).
A sample of the comic book can be read from
Picture from the book (right): Crouching Tiger's Yu Shu Lien.
More information on Wang Du Lu's Crane - Iron pentalogy can be found
in the Crouching Tiger, Hidden
- Report from "Oriental Daily" (Hong Kong)
Michelle celebrated Christmas day with her friends in Hong Kong.
As a filmmaker, she is very happy to see that Hong Kong film market has been
doing well in this holiday season and she hopes this will continue and more
good films will be made. For the coming 2003, Michelle's new year wishes
are good health for everyone and the world peace.
(Photo from "Oriental Daily". Click to enlarge)
- Producer Thomas Chung talked to "Tianjin Daily" about Masked
when he and Michelle were in Beijing earlier this month on
the location scouting. He said the idea was inspired by Spiderman
. He thought Chinese could have our own modern hero
as well, and it would be more interesting if it's a heroine.
"In 50s, a writer in Shanghai wrote a sequence of
stories about a masked heroine. The stories got very popular, and many
movies and TV shows about this masked heroine were made in Hong Kong during
60s and 70s. Masked Crusader
is based on the same subject, but the
story is newly written. We would like the story happen in modern time
with some science fiction flavor." said Thomas Chung.
The mask which will be used by Michelle is currently under design.
Thomas Chung said it might be a bit comic book like and it will not cover
the whole face. "The role will be played by Michelle Yeoh. Her audience
would not like to see her face being all covered up when she does actions."
Chung said the role is also humorous: "She is a fair lady in daily life.
But she is very different when she puts her mask on. It's comedic."
Talking about real kung-fu vs special effects, Thomas Chung said:
will let Michelle show her specialty.
There will be some special effects involved, but they will be only used
for enhancing some actions so they would be more comic book-like."
The director of Masked Crusader
will be Jingle Ma. Chung said
Jingle Ma is a popular director in Hong Kong and he can direct different
styles of movies. He likes very much the action scenes Ma did in
and Hot War
If things go as planned, the shooting of Masked Crusader
after Chinese New Year (February). In January they plan to go to Xinjiang
and northeastern China for location scouting of Hua Mulan
is aimed at the second half of the year.
- Film news:
agent Rosebud mulls movie in Hollywood
- Hong Kong news reported that Michelle and Thomas Chung
returned to Hong Kong on 17th from a trip to Beijing. They had been there
for more than 10 days on location scouting for the upcoming
. Michelle looked ill. She said the weather in
Beijing was very cold and she had a bad cough.
The production of Masked Crusader
is aimed to start next February
or March. The script is ready. Beijing will be one of the shooting
locations. The cast has not been fixed except Michelle.
"There will be a lot of action and it should be fun," said Michelle.
When told Jet Li was coming to Hong Kong for Hero
Michelle said happily that she would try to contact this old friend
Singpao photo: Michelle at the Hong Kong airport (click to
- Fixed the links to film theme files in
- Tourism commercials featuring actress Michelle Yeoh have been given
much credit for the surge in tourist arrivals from China to Malaysia:
Malaysia goes all out to woo tourists from booming China
(The Straits Times. thanks Yvonne)
Michelle with her two recent awards trophies - CineAsia (left) and TOYP (right).
Dayoo photo (click to enlarge).
- Several Chinese newspapers reported a recent interview with Michelle,
in which she talked about her getting the two awards as well as The
Touch being disqualified for Oscar's best foreign film.
Michelle said the awards don't belong to herself, especially the
CineAsia best producer award, which is a result of the efforts of whole
The Touch team. "The awards will encourage me to continue my dream in
filmmaking and make good films in future."
The people whom she would like to thank the most for The Outstanding Young
Persons of the World award are her parents. "They gave me the biggest
freedom in choosing my own path. Even though they worried about me,
they never tried to stop me."
Asked about the Oscar issue, Michelle said she didn't mind
The Touch failed to enter the foreign film award. She questioned
if some of the Oscar rules for foreign films are still suitable for
today's situation since they were established decades ago. It's good
that these issues have caught more attention, Michelle said.
As for her film plans in the coming year, Michelle said the shooting
of Masked Crusader will start in February. She will produce
Jiang Shi in April. The bigger one, Hua Mulan, will go in
production at the second half of the year.
- Some new photos in
"News Photos" (the section is now separated from "Production Facts").
- In Ah Kam
some new photos have been added in "Other Pictures". A new title pic.
Also the film theme was replaced by newer version last month.
Thanks BAM for providing the photos and recording the music.
- World Congress TOYP Ceremony Photos, Nov. 25th (Click to enlarge):
Junior Chamber International)
The ten recipients of The Outstanding Young Persons
(TOYP) of the world
were honored at an inspiring awards ceremony on November 25 in
Las Vegas. Each trophy presentation was preceded by a short video
highlighting the accomplishments of the honoree. The honorees gave
their acceptance speeches.
Returning to Hong Kong from the award ceremony, Michelle told the
reporters that she felt honored and very happy. She said comparing to
other nine honorees who were highly successful in various science fields,
she felt what she had done was too little and she would work harder
and devote herself more to the service to humanity and society.
- Photo from MediaCorp News, Singapore: Michelle (middle)
was touring the various exhibitions at the joint opening of
the Asia Television Forum, Asia Animation and Asia Film Market &
Conference on Dec. 3, with the Singapore Acting Minister for Information,
Communications and the Arts, Mr. David Lim
. The exhibitions
include media sellers from around the world pitching their programmes to
- The Academy published the list of the official entries for the 2003 foreign
language Oscar category today.
failed to make its entry because most of the dialogue is in English.
Oscar's Foreign Legion
(Variety, Dec 3)
from 54 countries named eligible for foreign Oscar
(Screen Daily, Dec 3)
of official entries (Academy official site, Dec 2)
delay foreign language Oscar announcement
(Screen Daily, Nov 29)
- Congratulations to Michelle and Thomas Chung for being awarded
"Producers of the Year
CineAsia is the major convention and trade show for the Asia/Pacific
Motion Picture Theatre Industry. The 9th annual CineAsia will be held
in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Bangkok Convention Centre from December
3 to 5.
At the previous CineAsia awards, Michelle was awarded
"Excellence in Acting" in 1999 and Thomas Chung was awarded
"Producer of the Year" in 2000.
- Michelle will be attending Asia's three-in-one media festival - the Asia
Television Forum 2002, the Asia Animation 2002 and the first Asia Film Market
& Conference - which will be held from December 2 to 5 at Shangri-La's
RasaSentosa Resort in Singapore.
Michelle Yeoh leads Asia's first media festival
- Hua Mulan
current status of the three Mulan films.
- Hua Mulan
shooting of Stanley Tong's The Legend of Mulan
- The Outstanding Young Persons of the World
Michelle is selected by JCI (Junior Chamber International)
as one of this year's TOYP honorees.
The 2002 TOYP Ceremony will take place at the MGM EXF Theater
in Las Vegas today, at 18:30-20:45 during the JCI
World Congress (Nov. 23-28)
. The program each year honors
up to ten young individuals who best exemplify the finest attributes of
the world's young people.
Michelle is awarded for her remarkable Cultural Achievement.
The 2002 TOYP honorees:
(thanks to Anna)
- Michelle's performance in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
listed by "Entertainment Weekly" (Nov. 29 issue)
of the top 100 performances that failed to earn Oscar nominations. Oscar
the Grouch: The 100 best performances that Oscar snubbed
Also on the magazine, Michelle's upcoming
was chosen as the winner at
of the Week (Nov. 15)
- In Gallery
photos from The Touch
Malaysian Premiere and TOYM. Thanks Sheryn
for taking and sharing them with us! Enjoy the photos and Sheryn's
: If anyone had trouble enlarging the photos from the
, it might be okay now. I've modified
the code to make it more cross-browser friendly.
- The Touch soundtrack
(thanks to BAM for finding the page).
the last two pieces are the songs from my site. Just let you know so
you don't have to download them twice. 17 themes are featured in Mp3. If
you'd like Realmedia format, another link can be found at
- Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP)
, the biggest Asian film
project market in the region, took place from November 18 to 20 during
the 7th Pusan International Film Festival (Nov. 14 - 23)
in Korea. More than 1000 film professionals around the world (
including many film financiers, distributors and buyers) from 35
countries and 300 companies participated in the event.
"Screen Daily" reported that Michelle made an unscheduled
visit to PPP to seek financing for her company Mythical Films'
- The Touch
latest news on the U.S. release and additional sales.
- New in Trailers & Clips
: Hong Kong and
international trailers of Ah Kam
. Also a custom end title
song video from Butterfly & Sword
. It's the end part of the
film with the song performed by Michelle. BAM modified the rolling
creits part by adding a slide show. Thanks the-always-great BAM, who
must have made hundreds of testing versions of it, as I had given him
thousands of requirements! ;->
has an article on Dane Cook, one of Michelle's co-stars in
the middle section, "Hey, that hurt", Cook talks about his experience
in The Touch
shooting with Michelle.
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- Michelle attended a charity auction, "100 Points of Light," organized
by "Mother's Choice" at the evening of Nov. 9th, Hong Kong. As a special
guest, Michelle lighted candles for the 100 children in attendance, and
she chatted and sang with them. Her eyes got moist when she chatted with a
child who was in wheel-chair. Michelle makes periodic contributions to
children's charity organizations.
Designer Barney Cheng, Michelle's friend who designed the Oscar gown for
her, was one of the six designers who donated their work to the auction.
Barney Cheng said the rug he designed was inspired by the dress
that Michelle wore at the Malaysian premiere of CTHD. It has silver and diamond
in the design, presenting both soft and hard sides of the life.
(Photos from Takung, Oriental Daily, and Mingpao)
Above: Michelle with a wheel-chaired child.
Right: Michelle with Barney Cheng in front of the rug Cheng designed.
Cheng said it was the first time he tried rug design.
- Hua Mulan
Stanley Tong's The Legend of Mulan
is scheduled to start
- Update on yesterday's Hong Kong "East Week" magazine reports:
Owner shuts down Hong Kong magazine that featured
half-naked star on cover (AP)
- "Screen Daily" on The Touch
's foreign language Oscar entry:
Hong Kong submits English-language film for best foreign-language Oscar
Tongue-twisting challenge faces Oscar foreign language selectors
- More than 20 top Hong Kong entertainers, including Michelle and Jackie
Chan, attended a news conference on Nov. 1 to condemn Hong Kong's
"East Week" magazine for publishing a topless photograph of a local
actress taken when she had reportedly been kidnapped 12 years ago.
Photos from the news conference (click to enlarge):
|Michelle and Jackie Chan at the conference (Reuters)
|From left: Michelle, Jackie Chan, Ng See-yuen,
Anita Mui (Singpao)
||The news conference. Direct translation of the
slogan in the background: Heaven and Earth Won't Allow (Dayoo)
||Ng See-yuen, the chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong
Film Workers, gives a speech (Dayoo)
- China's "2003 QQ Star", sponsored by Tencent.com and in cooperation
with WhyNot-You, Han Entertainment and Motorola, is already in progress.
All female QQ users in China, aged between 16 and 28, can register for
the competition (Sept 20 - Nov 30)
. Various levels of
candidates will be selected in December. Ten finalists will be chosen
in January. Their files will be kept by Han Entertainment and they may
have chance to participate in Han's future projects. Three of them will
become Q-Gen representatives. The "2003 QQ Star" will be announced at
the end of January. The final lucky winner, besides the cash award, will be
invited to join Michelle in her next film!
Michelle pictures from
(QQ Star regulations. in Chinese)
- The Touch news
updated: the film will be screened at MIFED
, Milan, Italy.
- Masked Crusader
From The Guardian
Michelle Yeoh is to play a female Robin Hood in The Masked
Crusader. The star of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, will also
co-produce alongside her partner Thomas Chung. According to the
Hollywood Reporter, the film is based on Wong Ngung, a woman who
"fought for justice for the underdog."
Here is today's Film headline at The Hollywood Reporter:
Yeoh gets action on 'Crusader' pic
is to be directed by
Hong Kong cinematographer-turned-director Jingle Ma. The budget is about
$10 million and the shooting is expected to start in January in Hong
Kong, China and Japan. Michelle's Hua Mulan
is scheduled to start
mid-2003 for a summer 2004 release.
(thanks Serkhet, Yvonne, and Dean)
- Yahoo Group: Michelle Yeoh Now
, which was founded in
1998 and currently have 300+ members, is looking for a moderator to help managing the site.
- From "South China Morning Post":
Thursday October 17 2002
Student activists bond with Yeoh
(with Tom Hilditch and Shirley Lau)
Good to see Hong Kong students getting behind Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng
in her moment of need. The star is pitched against screen sirens such
as Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman, Jane Seymour and Britt Ekland in
Hello magazine's reader's poll to find the Sexiest Ever Bond Babe. And
several college student Web sites are urging local people to vote for
the Asian icon. Now that's what radical democracy is all about.
Currently Michelle has got 1152 votes and held a safe lead by
690+ at the
Hello Magazine poll
- The Touch
official DVD will be released on October 29, and
it's REGION FREE (!) with NTSC format. It's listed at
for HK$115 (approx. US$ 14.88)
. Released by Mega Star.
DTS sound, anamporhic widescreen, and even more - it's a DOUBLE DVD set!
More details from
The Asian DVD Guide
on the The Touch
- Disc 1 - Film
- Letterboxed and 16x9 enhanced
- English (DTS)
- English (DD 5.1)
- Mandarin (DD 2.0)
- Cantonese (DD 2.0) [Commentary Track]
- The commentary track is by Michelle Yeoh and Peter Pau (and a segment by Brandon
Chang). No subtitles available for the commentary track.
- Chinese (Traditional)
- Chinese (Simplified)
- No region coding
- Disc 2 - Extras
- The Story
- Making Of
- Music Video (Kelly Chan)
- Asia Promotional Tour
- Casts And Credits
- The Touch
official VCD (i.e. Video CD, not DVD) has been
released in Asia this
month and now it's available in some Asian video stores in U.S.. I got a
copy yesterday here in L.A., at
Five Star Laser
, which also offers
online order service ($9.95 for the VCD plus S/H).
The VCD is listed at
for HK$52.00 (approx. US$6.7)
. It is distributed by Mega
Star, with non-stereo English and Mandarin soundtracks.
The picture quality is normal as a VCD (usually worse than a DVD).
It has a documentary on the The Touch
premiere tour in various
Asian countries (except Taiwan).
- Michelle has been invited to attend Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards
ceremony (Nov. 15)
by the award organizers. As reported
earlier, The Touch
is not eligible for the awards because of the
- Updated news on
- Michelle was ranked No. 3 as "20 Wanita Power Malaysia" (Malaysia's 20
Powerful Women) on "Sentiasa Manja" magazine, October issue, just behind
Malaysians' favorite singer and the wife of the Prime Minister.
(thanks to Sheryn
- The Touch
has been selected by the Federation of Motion Film
Producers of Hong Kong as Hong Kong's Oscar submission
for Best Foreign Language Film. More see
- Masked Crusader
- a new project of Michelle! According
to various reports from Taiwanese reporters who interviewed Michelle
at APFF in Seoul earlier this month, Michelle said she would make another
film during the preparation of Hua Mulan
. It will be an action
film and shot in English. The shooting will start next January.
- More than 116 Hong Kong leading film and television industry personnel
from 61 companies will be embarking on a networking mission to Beijing
to meet with mainland Chinese officials and counterparts. The goal is
to develop further cooperation in the industry between the two regions.
Michelle and Thomas Chung will be among the participants.
The activity will last from Oct. 15 to Oct 18.
- Michelle has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the 7th World
Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention which will be held in July 2003,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Malaysia News: on Oct 13, ABP-BH (Anugerah Bintang Popular
2002, an annual prestigious award for the local
entertainment arena (Most Popular Stars), presented a Special Jury
Award to Michelle for her outstanding international achievement.
- Just for fun: Crouching Tiger
inspired, uh, fortune cookie?
See an e-cookie
. You may send your own free e-cookies from
- The Touch
song: music (Mandarin and Tibetan versions), English translation, and
- In Gallery
at The Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards, August 21, 2002.
(News photos. Thanks Sheryn for scanning and sharing them with us!)
- The Touch
opens on Oct. 9 in the Philippines.
(thanks to Angel
received Best Cinematography award at the 47th Asia
Pacific Film Festival. Congratulations! See
more details and photos.
reported lately that Michelle would not
be in Seoul until 4th, the last day of the film festival.
Touch of world class at film fest
(The New Straits Times Press)
- On the special 15th anniversary issue of
magazine, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
as the No.1 Best Foreign Film and No.5 Best Action Film, and Michelle
is selected as the No.4 Best Action Heroine
for the past 15 years.
- Sheryn, a Michelle fan from Malaysia, provided us some Magazine
scans (articles and photos, from "The Malaysian
Women's Weekly", "etc", and "Galaxie"
). See "Links". Also
a drawing of Michelle by a friend of Sheryn, David, is added in
. Thanks, Sheryn and David!
Sheryn has also sent in some exclusive photos from The Touch
Malaysian premiere and Michelle at TOYM. I will try to get them up
on the site soon.
- E! Online's 25 Toughest Stars (see
news on May 20)
will be aired
again on Oct 8, 2:30PM and Oct 10, 4:30PM, ETV.   Also
(dubbed Project S
) will appear on
Friday, Oct 11, 8:00PM,
on United Paramount Network (UPN, KCOP, WOR,...).
(thanks to Sandra
- Michelle will arrive in Seoul this Thursday (Oct 3rd)
to attend the 47th Asia Pacific Film Festival (APFF, Oct 1-4,
. Other Hong Kong representatives in attendance will
include Peter Pau and Thomas Chung (for The
), Vicky Zhao and Chang Chen (for Chinese Odyssey 2002
- Hua Mulan
updates: more information on the multiple Mulan projects.
- Two drawings of Michelle in Wing Chun
by Cory Hinman are
added in Gallery
. Thanks Cory! ;-)
- Hua Mulan
page is up. At this moment it has a News column and a section "About
- Tomorrow Never Dies
will be aired at CBS on Sunday, September
22nd. 8:30PM (check your local schedule).
(thanks to Sandra)
- The ceremony of the 8th Huabiao Awards
was held at 21st Century
Theatre in Beijing on September 12th. Total 31 films and 11 individuals
received awards in 15 categories. As reported earlier, The Touch
awarded as the "Best Co-production Film". Michelle attended the ceremony
in Beijing. Congratulations to the first award of The Touch
- New in The Touch
-> Video: a video clip of the Asian release ceremony and press conference,
July 25, Beijing. The press was held right after The Touch
the final approval from the Chinese authority and cleared the way of
its release. At the press Michelle got quite emotional.
is hosting an auction on some The Touch
items and stage property
- including the scarfs Michelle used as a weapon in the film.
- The Touch
will attend the Feature Film Competition at
the 47th Asia Pacific Film Festival (Seoul. Oct 1-4,
, representing Hong Kong.
- The Heroic Trio
, one of Michelle's best films and for
which Disney had bought the exclusive North American distribution rights,
will be released on DVD by Buena Vista Home Video (owned by Disney) on
November 19, 2002
. It's Region 1 encoded with a running time 85
minutes. Rated R. So Disney decided to skip its theatrical release...
I don't have other details about this video release - dubbed or subtitled, or
if the original scores are kept. There might be some scenes cut since the
running time of the film from Tai Seng and Universe are about 87 or 88
minutes. Well, at least this time they kept the original title, and I expect
the picture transfer should be superb.
Pre-orders are accepted at
Picture shown is a cover scan (click the pic to enlarge).
- A nice drawing of Michelle is added in
. Thank you, Jessie! ;-)
- A celebration party for The Touch
was held on August 31 at
Shangri-la Hotel in Hong Kong. The Touch
recently won the
Huabiao Award in China. Details, photos and more news can be seen at
Also a bit more information on Michelle's next project Hua Mulan
Photo at left: Michelle cheers with The Touch
- A book about Michelle is published in U.S. by Rosen Publishing Group,
a children's book publishing company.
Book Title: Michelle Yeoh
Info: by Nancy Stair, Hardcover, 112 pages, English, Library Binding,
Trim Size (in inches): 5x7.5
Features: Full-color Photos, Glossary, Bibliography, etc.
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, ISBN 0823935205,
- E! Online's 25 Toughest Stars (see
news on May 20)
will be aired at
2:00-3:00PM, Friday, August 30, ETV (thanks to Kityi
- The Touch
was ranked No.2 at the box office in Taiwan at its first weekend
release (August 16-18)
- New at The Touch
page: links to The Touch
charity auction and e-cards.
- Michelle Yeoh gets JCM award
accepted "The Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards", Aug 21.
- No ordinary watch and shawl
: The Touch
item charity auction.
- At The Touch
page: the film continues to do well at the box office in China.
Also some The Touch
related articles have been added in
The Touch Links (thanks to Yvonne for some of
has been opened since the end of July and now more items have been added.
You can purchase many The Touch
related products - official
script, posters, photos, soundtrack, T-shirts, etc.. Some of them
even have options to be autographed by Michelle or Brandon Chang
(you may indicate whose signature you want on the special request
form at checkout - thanks to Dean for finding that one out!).
Note: the site works better with Internet Explorer than
- On The Touch
- in case you haven't seen: Michelle's diary in
Beijing and HK Premiere Highlight.
a report, some photos, and a video link on the Taiwan press conference and
- Some (unconfirmed) reports say The Touch
will be released in
U.S. early 2003.
- Michelle's Hua Mulan
is aimed to start early next year, right
after the Chinese New Year.
- Hi, I'm back! Yes, I saw The Touch
. Yes, I saw Michelle - in Beijing
:-). My brief report of The Touch
in China is at
Tried to take some pictures at the Beijing Gala Premiere and the reception
but they didn't turn out great. Sorry :-S. Here are two of them: (1)
Michelle at the reception; (2) At the premiere: Thomas Chung, Bradon
Chang, Michelle, Peter Pau, and Zuo Xiaoqing (who plays teenage Michelle).
Click on pics to see larger versions:
News Highlights from last week:
- The Touch
claimed the No.1 box office spot at the
the first weekend at all territories where it has been released:
China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore
- Michelle was awarded "The Outstanding Young
Malaysian Awards 2002". The awards presentation will be held at
Kuala Lumpur on Aug 21.
- Latest on Hua Mulan
: according to Chinese news,
the Chinese Film Bureau has approved three Mulan proposals after talking
with all three parties but no one wanted to abandon their projects. One
of the three is a co-production between a Korean film company and Shanghai
Film Studio. Reportedly they are planing to get Zhang Ziyi to star as Hua
Mulan. Zhang's agent (her brother) said he didn't know it and hadn't seen
a script. Another one will be shot by
China Film Group Corporation and directed
by Stanley Tong. Tong's film will be entirely shot in English and his
current choice for the Mulan role, according to Yangtze Evening News,
is the American Chinese actress Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels
think Liu is not pretty as an actress. Stanley Tong said Hua Mulan
should look like a general and being too beautiful or girlish would
not be convincing.
Michelle's Hua Mulan
will be a co-production with Tianjin Film
Studio. The co-producer Thomas Chung said they would like to make this
film have a spirit of Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
. It would be more difficult than shooting The
. The film will be shot in Mandarin. Reportedly the first
choice of the male lead is Chow Yun-Fat.
: I'm heading to Beijing. There will be no update
on this site until Aug 12. Wish me good luck to catch The Touch
- See the latest updates on
: a report
and some photos on the Asian release ceremony of the film and press
conference in Beijing, July 25.
Also two new sections: Preview and Production Facts. Enjoy.
- In The Touch
three new video clips from NetandTV.com: Making of The Touch
Michelle in Shanghai July 15, and an interview with Han Hong, the Tibetan
singer who sings the Tibetan version of The Touch
title song. In the
interview she actually sang a little bit of the song (the melody is
from a Tibetan folk song). The files are relatively small and easy to
- A new poster in The Touch
- We have got total 190 Birthday
Greetings to Michelle
sent by fans from at least 27 countries/regions -
U.S.A., U.K., Singapore, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Greece, Canada,
Malaysia, Australia, Sweden, Brazil, Cuba, Thailand, Italy, Poland, India,
Korea, Vietnam, Philippine, Cameroon, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan,
and Hungary. All greetings will be forwarded to Michelle as promised.
Either you have signed on or not, I'm sure we all wish Michelle the very
best. So, THANK YOU to everyone who's reading this. ;-)
- The Touch
is back online.
- Malaysian fans:
The Star: Charity premiere on July 30
(thanks to yeohfanz.com)
The Touch Contest
- Due to the overwhelming responds, the birthday greeting signing will
be extended one more day. It will be closed at July 24.
- On sunday, the anti-piracy advertisement was shot at BVI (the company that
is in charge of the distribution of The Touch
In the ad Michelle tears up a pirate disk. Michelle will have about five
seconds of appearance - which is the core of the ad. The ad will start
broadcasting in August in Asia. Michelle thinks the
country which has the worst piracy problem in Asia is Malaysia. She said
she will address this issue to the authority when she goes to Malaysia for
the film promotion.
Photos from UDN. Click to enlarge.
the anti-piracy ad
|Michelle & Brandon Chang in Taiwan
- A report and some photos of the Taiwan press conference is at
The Touch news
- Report from Associated Press:
Actress Yeoh Produces Feature Film
- From CNA (Taiwan)
: Michelle will arrive in Taiwan this
Saturday for a two-day visit. She's going to hold a press conference
for The Touch
promotion on 20th. On 21st, She will shoot a short
film on anti-piracy propaganda. It is a part of the anti-piracy
efforts in Asia which are recently funded by a major U.S. film industry
association. To show her support, Michelle will do it for free.
The short film will be about 40 second long and directed by Chi Yin
(Fleeing by Night
). It will be made in English, Cantonese and
Mandarin etc. and broadcasted across Asia.
- CCTV (China)
reported that Tianjin Film Studio, one
of the co-production companies for The Touch
, has signed the
contract with Han Entertainment to co-produce Hua Mulan
Tianjin is the third largest city in China. Tianjin Film Studio was
founded in 1958. Since 1992, Tianjin Film Studio has produced more than 20
films and 30 TV series and been awarded over 73 prizes in domestic and
international film festivals.
- The Touch
updated. Finally we've got some information on the young
Michelle acress. Also more photos from Michelle's Shanghai trip, etc..
- Another soundtrack sample, "Memories of Days Gone", is up at the
official site. Here is a shortcut to
The Touch soundtrack
- Michelle was promoting The Touch
in Shanghai, China
yesterday. For more details and some pictures from the film please see
Photo at left: Michelle in Shanghai (click to enlarge.
- Information on the title song of
- The Touch
: two new wallpapers and Artwork
- Some samples of the original 5.1 DVD soundtrack have been launched at
Official Site (Enhanced Media -> Soundtrack)
animated photos from the film.
- Several people I know - including myself - who wrote to Disney/Miramax
have got initial responds from them saying our comments will be passed
along to their Marketing Department for their future consideration.
about your concerns/requests on releasing The Touch
- A new poster of The Touch
-> Poster section. Thanks BAM for sending in a larger version.
- HKFilm.net, who started the
to Disney for respectful treatment of Asian films months ago, now is making
another push - a mass call/mail-in to Disney (and its subsidiaries, Miramax
and Dimension) on July 8. Anyone who has concerns on The Touch
other Asian films handled by Disney/Miramax, please visit
for details. Some discussions on the issue of Miramax US release of
have been going on at the
Disney Comment Line and Email:
Miramax Films Co.
11 Beach Street
New York, NY 10013
Miramax rep. Street Address:
c/o Miramax Films
8439 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
- The direct download links to the trailer and behind scene video of
can been found at
- The Touch news
- New at The Touch
: The official trailer (the one which will come out
across Asia in cinemas on July 4th) and a 5 minute Behind the Scenes
video. Michelle was injured during one of the action sequences and
you can see how it happened here
(Go to Enhanced Media -> Trailer).
- News on Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore premieres of
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