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Old 7th September 2022, 04:09 PM
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China passed a bill that allows for the destruction of films with "harmful content." Which pretty much means every HK film made before 2010.

A lot of companies are trying to salvage what they can before it's all lost.
Are they actually destroying film cans?

If so it's a mirror of Nazi Germany with their book burnings.
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Old 7th September 2022, 06:54 PM
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Unbelievable in the 21st century eh?

Harmful?

What about man made viruses and biological weapons?

****ing idiots.
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Old 7th September 2022, 11:30 PM
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So far, nothing has been officially destroyed, probably because the authorities haven't noticed. But releasing them would bring a lot of unwanted attention.

Many Johnnie To films are already banned in China, and I imagine his Election duology would get him in massive trouble, with its vicious condemnation of the two government system.

Tsui Hark would be screwed, as a vast majority of his films cover Hong Kong handover fears, or Hong Kong as a unique identity.

Wong Kar Wai would probably suffer too, since he married sexuality and criminal elements, as well as exploring a homosexual relationship in Happy Together.

Infernal Affairs was brutally reedited for China, so much so that the filmmakers never bothered releasing the follow-ups in China.

Ann Hui, often critical of China's oppressive stance towards women, would also be a victim.

So a lot of Hong Kong studios are shipping out their inventory as long as they still have it.
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Old 23rd September 2022, 07:49 AM
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Old 24th September 2022, 05:47 PM
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Amityville and Road House-even VS are turning to the MGM vaults....
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