Saturday Night Hong Kong Films in Toronto (Omini TV ) Fall 2005

Update : Late Winter 2006 is up

Omni TV 2 (channel 14 on Roger’s here in torontoland) has posted their listings (now at now at, see below) of “Super Cinema Night” for Sept Oct, Nov and early Dec are now up.

Jan 5th 2006

Update: Omni TV 2, in thier “wisdom” changed the url for listing, but kept the old page up!
It’s now at Stupid Rabbit!. Sorry for not catching this sooner.

I’ve previously blogged their schedule for Spring 2005, Winter 2005, and Fall 2004. This summer they were runing either really bad movies or reshowing from the past 12 months. the next couple of months looks more promising.

If you are looking for more good Kong Kong Movies look over the winners and nominees for The 24th Hong Kong Film Award or Hong Kong’s The 10th Golden Bauhinina Awards, also the links under

All Movies run on Saturday’s at 9:00 PM and go for 2 hours till 11:00 PM.

September 10 Himalaya Singh 2005 Comedy

Way over the top, Silly Hong Kong meets BollyWood done Kung Fu Hustle style with out any of the pluses that might come from that, althought there where a few funny bits and the girls (Cecilia and Cherrie ) are very cute.  Ronald Cheng, Sean Lau Ching-Wan, Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi, Gauri Karnik, Francis Ng Chun-Yu, Cherrie In

September 17 Addicted 2002 Drama

South Korean Film also know as Jungdok. Man who may be possessed by his brother? sounds creepy.  Lee Byeong-Heon, Lee Mi-Yeon, Lee Eol

September 24 Beyond Our Ken 2004 Drama

Looks interesting, and well done. Winner of Best Screenplayer in Hong Kong’s The 10th Golden Bauhinina Awards. The Chinese title translates as “Revenge of a Princess”.   Daniel Wu, Gillian Chung, Tao Hong, James Wong

October 1 Korean film “Sword in the Moon” also know as “Cheongpung myeongwol” 2003 Action

Two close friends,17th century Korean swordsmen, face each other.  Very good sword fighting clamied.   Choi Min-Su, Jo Jae-Hyeon, Kim Bo-Gyeong

October 8  My Sweetie 2004 Comedy

A light weight romantic comedy.   Sammy Leung, Stephy Tang Lai-Yun, Ella Koon, Kristal Tin, Yan Ng.

Very Very Light weight.

October 15 Korean film Pisces or Mulgogijari 2000 Drama

Looks interesing, and could be very good ( based on the IMDBreview).   Lee Mi-Yeon (Lee Mi-Yeon), Choi Woo-Jae (Choi Wu-Je), Yoon Ji-Hye (Yun Ji-Hye).

Ack. I’m not a fan a Korean domed romance films.

October 22   “Crazy N’ The City” 2004 Drama

Cop Soap Opera, with a little comedy with its drama. looks promising.   Eason Chan Yik-Shun, Joey Yung Tso-Yi, Francis Ng Chun-Yu, Yan Ng Yat-Yin, Chloe Chiu Shuet-Fei, Meng Zhang, Kara Hui Ying-Hung, Lam Suet

October 29 The Ring Virus 1999  Horror

This is not ‘Ringu’, but the Korean adaption of the movie based on Suzuki Koji’s bestselling novel.  Eck! run away run away.   Shin Eun-Kyung, Jeong Jin-Young, Bae Doo-Na, Kim Chang-Wan

November 5 Hidden Heroes 2004 Comedy

Another screwball Comedy but this one with “robots from the future”. Oh Dear.   Ronald Cheng Chung-Kei, Charlene Choi Cheuk-Yin, Raymond Wong Ho-Yin

November 12 The Legend of Gingko  2000 Action

A Korean channeling of Conan the Barbarian, only without the good parts.  But does the hero get to become Governor? Kim Seok-Hoon, Kim Yun-Jin, Seol Gyoung-Gu, Choi Jin-Sil, Lee Mi-Sook

November 19 One stone Two Birds  2005 Comedy

A slapstick comedy that parodies recent HK sword flims such as House of Flying Daggers, Hero. (which may be a good thing or not)    Jackie Wu, Ruby Lin (Lam Sum-Yu), Eric Tsang Chi-Wai

November 26 Hwaiteu ballenta-in aka White Valentine 1999 Korean Drama

Sounds like a romantic drama, very worth watching, especially because this is the debut film of Jun Ji-hyun, who has since gone on to star in the 2001 big hit My Sassy Girl (aka “Yeopgijeogin geunyeo” which if/when my sister-in-law returns the dvd I can watch!, a very good – if a little slow moving – romance film with a clever and sweet ending. I had the directors cut, but I don’t if that changed the ending or inserted more material. Anyone are to comment? ), which became as massive Asian hit, and eventually became one of the most popular South Korean films among Asian-Americans in the United States.  Hey, she has a Wikipedia entry so she must be Big!  Park Sin-Yang, Jeon Ji-Hyeon, Jeon Mu-Song, Kim Se-Jun, Kim Young-Ok.

December 3 : Rules of the Game (1999) Action

Darker than average triad flick that frustrates. Might be interesting to see if the tanned Louis Koo can be believeablie in a non comedy role. Louis Koo Tin-Lok,  Kristy Yeung Kung-Yu,  Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Sam Lee Chan-Sam

December 10 Turning Gate or “On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate” or “Saenghwalui balgyeon” (2002) – Drama

Looks like it could be very very good.   Kim Sang-Kyung, Yeh Ji-Won, Chu Sang-Mi

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