Richard Lim Jr
Just imagine this … being able to catch the latest
theatre movie at the comfort of your very own home.
There will be no worries on chatty movie goers, seats
kicker or even those hand phone users who does not realize
that the lights from their hand phone could be a glaring
distraction in the dark cinema.
anymore, Popular Hong Kong Singer Actor Eason Chan will
be having his movie “The Pye-Dog” premiering
on Singtel mio TV 10 JAN 2008 10pm, the very same day
as the movie makes it’s debut in our local cinema.
the kicker is …. Singtel mio TV customers will
get the option to watch it in either Cantonese or Mandarin
language with English and Chinese subtitles. For folks
who understand or appreciate the Cantonese language
will know that there this special oomph in catching
a Hong Kong movie in it’s original soundtrack
compared to the dubbed Mandarin.
This is all made possible thanks to the collaboration
between Singtel mio TV and Mei Ah Movie Channel. Speaking
at the press conference, Patrick Tong, Managing Director
of Mei Ah mention that The Pye-Dog Same Day premiere
will be the first step and they are looking into the
possibility of having more of such premieres in the
future. When asked if having such Same Day premiere
on TV would cannibalize the box office taking, Mr Low
Ka Hoe, SingTel's Director of mio TV and Content was
happy to report that based on findings, such premiere
could actually increase revenue for both platforms.
Citing examples such as people who enjoyed the movie
in the big screen could easily watch it again at home
with their TV.
Eason Chan and fellow actress Gia Lin both made their
way down to Singtel Comcentre to chat about their film.
the director wasn’t able to turn up for this historical
event, Eason Chan shared with us that the lead character
persona he played in “The Pye-Dog” was actually
based on the director Derek Kwok. It wasn’t a
easy decision for Derek Kwok to start his directing
life with such a personal film as there were seniors
in the industry who advised him to start with a more
commercial viable piece of work instead. However as
Eason Chan pointed out, there could only be one debut
work and advised him to choose what’s close to
his heart instead. As a result, Derek Kwok is proud
to have “The Pye-Dog” as the first inclusion
in his resume and Eason Chan was proud to have contributed
in this production.
the work he did in The Pye Dog two years ago, Eason
Chan pointed out that his favourite scene was near the
finale when the little boy, Wen Jun Hui had to pushed
him onto the floor and that emotional scene was repeated
many times until it was late and Wen Jun Hui was too
tired to perform anymore. Gai Lin also praised for Wen
Jun Hui and was equally impressed with the young actor’s
not if you have missed the premier of “The Pye-Dog”
on the 10th Jan 2008. From 7 Feb 2008 onwards, Mei Ah
Movies Channel will commence the airing of “The
Pye-Dog” on mio TV.
Of "The Pye Dog" right here.