Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre
News January - June, 2004
- Cinema San Pedro
(San Jose, CA) will screen
on Wednesday, August 11, 8:00 p.m..
- Added in Links
: a review of Silver Hawk
and a message board on Michelle in simplified Chinese.
- According to this James
, Wai Lin
will be the first new 12-inch figure released as part of
Sideshow Collectibles continuing James Bond line for 2005. Photos of the Wai Lin figure
can be expected to be revealed next month. The figure will be released in February and
will retail for $39.99.
- At this year's FILMART (Hong Kong International Film & TV Market, June 23
), Michelle, together with Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Chow Yun-Fat, Maggie
Cheung, Sammi Cheng, Carina Lau, etc., are voted by buyers as the top ten
"Most Desirable Hong Kong Actors and Actresses".
- Hi guys/gals, it's approaching - I mean, Michelle's birthday! Here I've created this page
for everyone to write what you would like to say to our Michelle:
Michelle Yeoh Birthday Special 2004
All greetings will be forwarded to Michelle on her birthday. Use English only
If you signed on Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre Announcement List before June, or if you are on the mailing
lists of Kityi (of YeohFanz) or Dean (of Michelle Yeoh Collective), you may have already known that
we have another small project planned for Michelle's special day.
I won't say more details here since we would like to keep it as a little surprise
for Michelle. If you haven't heard of it and
would like to find it out/join us, you may e-mail any of us.
Thank you everyone.
- Butterfly & Sword
audio clip of the Mandarin version of the end song, Love Is Like a Shooting Star, by Michelle. Available
in MP3, Real Media, and Windows Media formats.
- Hua Mulan
update: the production
is to start this winter.
- Video: SIFF Red Carpet
(Clip length 20:05. Mainly in Mandarin, with some English.
Michelle's part is toward the end, between 17:51 - 19:57. by Dragon TV. )
"I'm so happy to meet with so many good friends tonight. Thank you all!" Michelle smiled. When
asked what's the next film she's making, Michelle said: "They are all under preparation.
I will announce it as soon as one is ready."
- Michelle showed up at June 6th's screening (premiere) of Tomorrow Never Dies
at the SIFF. She accepted flowers and answered one question from audience ("How
did you feel when you were kissing with Bond?"). Later
she appeared at Shanghai TV station to record a special interview for
the "OK Xin Tian Di" program.
(photos from "Sohu", "Sing Tao", "SYD" and "Siff".
click to enlarge)
- June 5th, Shanghai. Michelle attended the opening ceremony of
the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF)
578 films from 51 countries/regions were submitted to the festival. 167
will be shown, including 16 of them in competition.
Other Hong Kong stars/filmmakers who walked through the 200 meter
red carpet include Carina Lau, Sammi Cheng, Tony Leung Ka Fai,
Rosamund Kwan, Eric Tsang, Stanley Tong, Sammo Hung,
and Stanley Kwan.
Michelle rushed to the opening of Ferrari's showroom
(the first one in China) afterwords.
Shanghai Int'l Film Festival rolls out red carpet
(photos from "TOM", "Sina", "CNS", "Sun", "Photocome" and "Wen
Wei". click to enlarge)
at the entrance of the festival
|Michelle on the red carpet with Wang Zhongjun, the
president of Huayi
Brothers & Taihe Film Investment Co.
- News photos: Michelle at the closing ceremony of the display of the Buddhist
sarira at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
The Buddha's sarira (finger-bone relic), together
with 20 other national treasures, had been in Hong Kong on loan from
Xi'an Famen Temple for a 10 day exhibition since May 26.
(click to enlarge)
- Tomorrow Never Dies
will be shown at the 7th
Shanghai International Film Festival
Sunday June 6, 1:30pm, Shanghai Film Art Center, Hall 1.
Michelle is going to be at the screening
The film was originally banned in mainland China. It was never released
in cinema there (although DVD/VCD are very easy to get).
- Michelle attended the fund raising and 10th anniversary celebration banquet of HKPAG
(Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild
at the Inter-continental HK, May 28th.
About 600 celebrities attended the party, including Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang,
Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Stanley Tong, and local tycoon, Macau casino
magnate Stanley Ho. The party started with Michelle and Dr. Stanley Ho's
7 minute cha cha dance performance, which was described by media
as "the most brilliant performance of the night".
Formed in 1993, HKPAG is the non-profit organization representing
Hong Kong's film and television actors, actresses, singers, stage performers
and dubbing artistes. Anita Mui was one of the founders and the president
for the past two years.
(Click to enlarge. Photos from "Sing Pao", "Oriental Daily", "Sina" and "Sun")
Michelle with Dr. Stanley Ho
(R to L) Michelle, Dr. Ho, and his daughter
Josie Ho, a committee member of HKPAG
- Butterfly & Sword
added a new song page, "There is a dream in my heart". It is the Cantonese
version of the end title song - yes, it's performed by Michelle herself. It has the
same melody as the Mandarin version but the lyrics is different. The
Cantonese version of the song seems never to have appeared on any video of the film.
All the DVDs, VCDs and video tapes I have seen have the Mandarin version
of the song only, even with the Cantonese sound track. I wonder if
this Cantonese version of the song was shown with the original Cantonese version
of the film (can anyone from HK fill me in?).
- The Heroic Trio
new audio clips of the two Anita Mui's songs. They are recorded from a
music CD of Anita's and have much better quality than the previous
ones which were recorded from a movie VCD. Cantonese phonetic translations
are also added - see the lower part of the song pages.
(Thanks Yvonne for the music CDs!
- Chinese newspapers reported that Anna Leung, Michelle's
assistant, said Michelle is going to attend the opening ceremony of the 7th
Shanghai International Film Festival
(June 5 - 13)
. Besides the preparation of Hua Mulan
Michelle also has several other projects in talks. There is a hope that
Michelle may work with Chinese director Feng Xiaogang (Big Shot's Funeral
- In The Heroic Trio
: all the images
are new. I've been wishing that I could find more time to re-scan all those movies
that the older images were captured from low resolution VCDs. So far new scanning has been
done for The Heroic Trio
, The Soong Sisters
, Butterfly & Sword
Tai Chi Master
, Wing Chun
, and Police Story III: Supercop
(see Movie Index
- Trailers & Clips
: added Silver Hawk
and updated some links.
- Congratulations to Maggie Cheung for winning the best actress (Clean
at Cannes - the first Chinese actress who received this honor.
- Reportedly, Michelle, as well as Maggie Cheung, was invited
last month to the U.S. to audition for the film Memoirs of a Geisha
Based on a 1997 best-selling novel of the same title by Arthur Golden,
it is the story of a Japanese geisha around World War II. The production
has been under development for years. Rob Marshall (Chicago
currently attached as the director, with Steven Spielberg as a producer. The
filming is said to start later this year for a 2005 release.
- Silver Hawk
will be screened
by Arclight at Cannes market. Monday May 17th, BORY K, 14:00.
- Michelle arrived at Taipei, Taiwan on May 7th. She was invited as
an ambassador for a Regent Galleria jewelry show. At the press
conference, Michelle was asked what's the most meaningful jewelry
she's ever had, she answered it's a pair of diamond earrings her
parents gave to her for her college graduation. When asked that
if her boyfriend gave her a diamond how big she would like it to be,
she half joked "the bigger the better". Then she said seriously:
"A true heart is more valuable than a true diamond."
about her future film plans, Michelle said she had four films
in plan. She just returned from U.S. where she had been discussing a film
deal. She didn't want to disclose any detail since no contract has
been signed yet. Michelle is also planning to make a film with director
Ann Hui (Ah Kam
). Hua Mulan
is not expected to start
until next year.
Michelle may go for a trip to London soon, possibly stop at Cannes.
(photos from "Sohu", "NetEase", "ETtoday", "UDN", and "Oriental Daily". click the ones
w/borders to enlarge)
- The list of 73 stars honoured at the Avenue of Stars of Hong Kong:
Hong Kong Tourism Board
from "Xin Hua"
"The Avenue of Stars honours famous celebrities from the silver screen,
and those behind the camera who make the magic happen.
The great honour of being selected for the Avenue of Stars started
with a nomination process conducted by the Hong Kong Film Awards
Association (HKFAA). Each nominee must:
- Be a prominent member of the Hong Kong film industry;
- Have made a great contribution to the development of the local films; and
- Have a long history of service within the industry.
Members of HKFAA's 10 film-related organisations voted by secret ballot to decide who was to receive this honour."
: Tourists looking at Michelle's handprints at the
Avenue of Stars that opened to public since April 27.
- Michelle on CNN's TALK ASIA, February 2004, Part 2
of 3 (in English):
* Download (24.8MB)
* Real Media Streaming
- Royal Warriors
in New York:
Sunday, April 25 - 3:30pm
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue, NYC
Friday, May 7 - 6pm and 8:15pm
432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
- Photos: Michelle at the opening ceremony of an Armani flagship store
at Shanghai, April 17th. The Italian designer, Giorgio Armani (who is
a friend of Michelle's), plans to open as many as 30 stores on the Chinese
mainland by 2008, the year of the Beijing Olympics.
with Armani spokesperson Helen Talyor (middle) and actress Mira Sorvino (right)
|Michelle was being interviewed while watching a fashion show. The person next to Michelle was Chang Chen (of CTHD).
||w/Thomas Chung at the fashion show
(Photos from "Sohu", "People" and "Apple Daily". Click to the ones with borders to enlarge.)
- I have got a copy of the official DVD of Silver Hawk
Five Star Laser
It's NOT region coded although on the back cover it's marked as Region 3.
"Making of..." is really cool but it doesn't have English subtitles. It's funny how the Panda was wrestling with Michelle. Ouch - that bad kick on the head!
- Michelle was at the celebration party of Louis Vuitton (LV), in
Hong Kong April 16. LV selected Hong Kong as one of the four cities
worldwide to host its 150th anniversary celebration. The other three
cities are Paris, New York and Tokyo. More than 2500 guests attended
the biggest party of the year in Hong Kong.
(photos from "Reuters", "UDN", "TOM", "Dayoo" and "TungStar". Click to enlarge)
(From left: LV chairman Yves Carcelle, Michelle,
Serge Brunschwig and LV Asia Pacific executive vice
Frnacois Delage. Photo from "The Star")
- In Silver Hawk
DVD information and cover pics.
- More updates on CTHD Novels & Prequel
information on the comic books and the cover pics for the latest two
books (Vol.5 and 6).
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
prequel: news from Taiwan
says that the script is finished and the production can be expected to
start in summer 2005. For more details see
CTHD Novels & Prequel
- According to
Kong Silver Hawk
DVD/VCD will be released by Mega Star on April
16th. It has both English and Chinese subtitles.
- April 8th, Hong Kong. Michelle and a few other friends of Anita Mui, including
Eddie Lau, Denise Ho, Connie Chan, and Mrs. Ho (Anita's godmother),
held a private memorial service at Chi Lin Nunnery for the
100th day of Anita. ("Sun" photo)
- Michelle, who just returned to Hong Kong from Malaysia, attended the
premiere of Stephen Fung's directorial debut, Enter the Phoenix
Michelle said Stephen Fung is a new generation director and should be
supported. She also said if Stephen Fung needed help in his future films she
would be glad to provide.
Photo from "Takung":
Michelle and Brandon Chang at the premiere.
- I have not seen it myself, but heard that the latest issue of "Film
Review" magazine (UK) has Michelle featured as No.6 at the Top 25 Iron
- Thanks Frida
for the CNN's TALK ASIA interview! We did not succeed in reducing
the size or transfer it into different format (thanks BAM for trying!),
sorry. This is the first third of the interview and it's
about 30 MB. If you would like to download it, you are strongly
encouraged to use Download
Michelle on CNN's TALK ASIA, February 2004, Part 1 of 3 (in English):
* Download (30MB)
* Real Media Streaming
- Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars will open on April 27.
(Related link: Mercury News Report
- Subway Cinema (New York)
will present Royal Warriors
on April 25th at the Incredible Subway Sundays.
- Not new, here is a link to a report and some photos from January.
Omega Press Events
Omega opened its first flagship store in Beijing in presence of Silver Hawk - Michelle Yeoh and Richie Jen
(January 13 2004)
- New in Silver Hawk
: photo collection from
the Asian premiere tour, January 13th - 27th. Silver Hawk
releasing in Taiwan this week.
- New in Gallery -> Magazines
eight magazines. THANK YOU, Johnny K., for the beautiful photo scans! Note
that some of the articles are incomplete or missing. If any of you
happens to have access to those articles and could share with us, please
Thanks in advance!
Michelle at an Omega event in Beijing, February 24th
From left: (1) Michelle (2)(3) with Richie Jen
(4) with Sohu CEO Zhang Zhaoyang
(Photos from "Sina" and "Sohu". Click to enlarge)
- Talk Asia
will also be aired in U.S. and other countries. Check
for schedule at your region (use the pull-down menu "More show time info"
at left side). The show is 30 minutes.
- "What makes me happy is knowing that my family is well, and I?m healthy,"
Asian Action Star Michelle Yeoh Interviewed
on CNN's TALK ASIA
. It will be first aired on Feb. 28 in Hong Kong,
Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Taipei. See the above link for
Photo at right: Michelle with CNN's TALK ASIA host Lorraine Hahn
- Variety article
on Silver Hawk
According to the article, the film will open in Korea in March, Japan in April and
Europe this summer. A North American distribution deal is in the works.
- If you would like to get a free pass for AFM premiere screenings (including two
screenings of Silver Hawk
this week), you can register at
AFM official site
- Silver Hawk
will be released in Taiwan on March 19th.
- Here you can download video clips from MTV Asia Awards and Malaysia Silver Hawk
Premiere. Millions of thanks,
Asia Awards 1
: Michelle being awarded MTV Asian Film Award.
(2:20, 8.4MB, in English)
Asia Awards 2
: Michelle's tribute to Anita and the Inspiration Award
(2:45, 9.3MB, in English)
- Silver Hawk promotion in Malaysia
(1:56, 6.5MB, TVS, in Mandarin & Cantonese)
- Premiere tour videos are up at the
Silver Hawk Official Site
(Breaking News). Direct download links can be found at
- Michelle was honored with The Asian Film Award
for her contributions
to the Asian film industry on the 2004 MTV Asia Awards.
It was the third annual MTV Asia Awards. A total of 19 awards were given out
in honor of regional and international stars. Michelle's close friend, late
singer Anita Mui, was honored "Inspiration Award" and Michelle was invited
to present the award. On the ceremony, Michelle paid a touching tribute to Anita.
"To live, she performed, to perform, she lived," Michelle concluded Anita's
life. "We're very fortunate that she touched the world in so
many ways," said Michelle. "Her legacy will live on with us."
Michelle received the trophy on Anita's behalf.
Report and winner list from the official site:
Report from The
Report from CNN
|Michelle at the MTV Asia Award ceremony
(Photos from Reuters, Sina, and MTV Asia. Click to enlarge.)
|two trophies - one for Michelle, one for Anita
||on the Red Carpet
- Michelle is attending The MTV Asia Awards 2004 in Singapore,
- Silver Hawk
will have two screenings at
(American Film Market, Feb. 25 - Mar. 3 2004)
Friday 2/27 3:00PM, AMC     Sunday 2/29 11:00AM, AMC
Santa Monica, California.
- OMH Film Review: Silver Hawk
- Bangkok Post: Holy pow! Michelle Yeoh is swooping into theatres as 'Silver Hawk'
- Several people asked me where they could get Silver Hawk
DVD. As far as I know, the DVD of Mandarin dubbed version of Silver
is distributed in Mainland China ONLY. It has only Mandarin
soundtrack and simplified Chinese subtitles, and it's Region 6. I don't
know when the official DVD will be released in Hong Kong and other
- Hi I'm back! I know it's late for the Chinese New Year, but still,
thought I'd share these Monkey Year greetings/photos with you
(from "Sina" and "Oriental Daily". click to enlarge
The right picture is the greetings Michelle wrote to readers of
Chinese "Xinmin Evening News" and it was published on the newspaper.
And a new year card from Silver Hawk
- In Silver Hawk
my report on Silver Hawk
and a letter from producer Thomas Chung.
- Internet links:
Taipei Times: Michelle Yeoh does Bangkok
SCMP: Yeoh's year
(thanks to Yvonne)
The Nation: Leaping Lulu, nimble Yeoh
There will be no update on this website before
February 2nd. I'm heading to Beijing. More Silver Hawk! :-) An (early)
Happy Chinese New Year
- Silver Hawk
premiered in Beijing on January 13th and in
Shanghai on 14th.
In Silver Hawk
and more photos from Beijing and Shanghai press conferences. Video link.
And - the message board
Silver Hawk Official Site
- On Jan. 13 9:00PM, Michelle, Richie Jen, Jingle Ma, Li Bingbing, and
Brandon Chang showed up at Beijing Youth's Ynet "Red Star" online chatroom.
Here is a link to the
(in Simplified Chinese)
- Not long ago, Anita Mui launched a Chinese book, Heart Of The
, to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Foundation.
It contains her interviews with more than a dozen of her celebrity
pals including Michelle.
Here I've translated the Michelle interview by Anita in the book.
It's actually not like an interview, instead it's more of a chat
between two extrordinary women and sister-like friends. It is a
tribute to the character of both the women featured in it. Thanks
Kityi for the article scans and Yvonne for the text editing.
A Strong Woman's Weakness
- Photos from Anita's funeral:
|Pallbearers for Anita (from left):
So Hau-leung, Alan Lin, Tony Leung, David Tao, Michelle Yeoh, Cheung Man-yee,
Eddie Lau, and Andy Lau
||Eddie Lau (front-L, Anita's designer),
Michelle (2nd row-L), Andy Lau (front-R), Tony Leung (3rd row-L), etc.
carry the casket
(photos from "AP", "Netease", "Sing Pao" and "Minpao".
Click to enlarge)
Hundreds Mourn for Chinese Pop Diva (AP)
A friend forever (Straits Times)
||the hearse carrying the casket of Anita leaves
the funeral home to a crematorium
- On Sunday January 11th, 7,000 to 10,000 people attended the public
memorial for Anita Mui. Anita's funeral committee posted a newspaper
obituary captioned: "Goodbye, Hong Kong's Daughter!"
The final funeral ceremony and cremation will be on Monday. Michelle
will be one of the eight people to carry the casket for Anita. By Hong
Kong tradition no female is allowed to carry the casket. It is highly
unusual on tomorrow's funeral there will be two female members, Michelle
and Cheung Man-yee, the former director of Broadcasting in Hong Kong,
among the eight. The other pallbearers will be actor Andy Lau,
Anita's designer Eddie Lau, singer David Tao, actor Tony Leung Chiu
Wai, Anita's insurance executive friend Lin Yin Fai and film producer
So Hau Leung.
|Anita Mui Yim Fong
(Oct 10 1963 - Dec 30 2004)
|the funeral hall
(photos from "CNS", "Netease", "Oriental Daily" and "Sina")
|thousands of mourners outside the Hong Kong Funeral Home
- "The Star" article:
Her own person
- My very brief report on
- In Silver Hawk
: a story
and some photos on Michelle's motorbike jump.
- New photos and article scans added for
. Thanks Sheryn!
- On January 5th, Michelle, together with director John Woo and actress
Yu So-Chow (a.k.a Yu Suqiu), attended the Hand Imprint Ceremony for the
Avenue of Stars, the Hong Kong version of Walk of Fame, which honours
selected Hong Kong film professionals through a display of their hand
imprints and signatures.
The avenue will open at the second quarter of this year and will
originally feature over 70 handprints from stars picked by Hong Kong
Film Awards Association. It is expected to become a new Hong Kong
Anita Mui was supposed to be one of the stars as well on the avenue.
She had in fact accepted the invitation. When Anita's name was
mentioned, Michelle lowered her head and quickly put her sun glasses
on. Still, she was wiping her tears and even had to leave the stage for
a short time... Michelle did not attend the media interview session
|Michelle, John Woo, and Yu So-Chow
at the Hand Imprint Ceremony
(Photos from "TOM", "Sina", "Dayoo", "CNS" and "Wenwei".
Click the pics with borders to enlarge.)
||chatting with Yu So-Chow, who's renowned for her swordswoman roles in 50s and 60s
- Malaysian fans - your chance of meeting Silver Hawk!
"The Star": High-kicking Yeoh's back
Jan. 2nd, 2004
- Silver Hawk
tentative premiere dates, film song information, and new videos
on the official site.
Happy New Year - Michelle & All Michelle Fans! - 2004|
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