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April 01, 2005

New Johnnie To Poster

Official poster for Johnnie To's ELECTIONJohnnie To's latest is ELECTION, a slice of triad madness and mayhem served up with the able assistance of Simon Yam, Tony Leung Kar-fai, Wong Tin-lam, and Lam Suet, as well as a bunch of other muy macho Hong Kong actors. Expect trouble. Triads are Hong Kong's underground gangs, sort of like the mafia, and depicting triad ceremonies, hand signs, or using triad language in a movie gets it instantly slapped with a Category III rating (Hong Kong's equivalent of an NC-17, first developed in 1989 so cinemas could show THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST to art film hungry expats, and now its very own exploitation genre).

Here's a peek at the poster, which cannot be shown in Hong Kong due to the massive, unapologetic display of triad hand signs.

Previous reports that the movie would be released in two parts also may not be true, as To is currently trying to edit it all down to one massive slab of triad intensity.

April 1, 2005 at 04:20 PM in News | Permalink

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thats one wicked poster

Posted by: zim | Apr 11, 2005 8:50:43 AM

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