The Hong Kong film industry has recently lost a veteran director: Billy Tang (Hin-Shing), who passed away earlier this week at the age of 69 due to head-and-neck cancer known as nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
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Back in October last year, the Hong Kong media outlet reported that Stephen Chow has secretly filmed the sequel to 1999’s King Of Comedy <喜劇之王>, with a goal of completing everything within the space of three months in order to meet the Chinese New Year slot in February 2019.
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Back in the 90s, Stephen Chow’s movies were primarily focused on his signature brand of mo lei tau (nonsensical) comedy. This is evidently seen in his numerous comedies like Fight Back To School <逃學威龍> (1991), From Beijing With Love <國產凌凌漆> (1994) and The God Of Cookery <食神> (1996). But King Of Comedy <喜劇之王> marks a significant departure for this seasoned HK comedy veteran, whose signature gags are toned down in favour of a more affecting comedy-drama moment.
Continue reading King Of Comedy 喜劇之王 (1999) Review