May 10, 2006


The ELECTION 2 updates keep on coming. Despite some grumbling that ELECTION 2 focuses on Louis Koo to the exclusion of the rest of the cast, it's pulled in HK$11.1 million in around two weeks. It's also been sold to France and to Spain. As previously reported, ARP Selection will release it in France. Avalon Productions in Spain (who released ELECTION 1) will release it in Spain. Still no word on a North American sale.

Just for the record, I'm fine with the focus on Louis Koo. I liked him in the TROUBLESOME NIGHT movies which he anchored for the first six installments, and I thought he was funny in LA BRASSERIE. His tan is a little alarming, but the guy likes to lie out and tan while listening to music and that's his right as a human being. Also, something that no one is mentioning, but he plays a stoner in ELECTION 2. Several scenes revolve around him toking up, and I can't remember seeing this much in a HK movie when it wasn't treated like a freakish addiction. He won't be on the cover of "High Times" anytime soon, but it's nice to see stoners making something of themselves in movies.

May 10, 2006 at 07:29 AM in News | Permalink


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he was great in bullets over sumer and interestingly blank in century of the dragon. his tan is like a nice coating of barbecue sauce on a piece of chicken.

Posted by: suntan lotion | May 10, 2006 7:54:07 AM

Let's not forget his great performance in Throwdown. He's also fine in Sealed With a Kiss.

Posted by: Fred | May 10, 2006 8:15:16 AM

The first time he made me pay any attention was in Dry Wood, Fierce Fire. Before that he was like milk toast. Although I do remember warming to him after he tossed off a self deprecating line in an earlier film (La Brassiere maybe). The line was something like 'I would be a bigger star if I had a personality'!

Posted by: Jennifer | May 10, 2006 9:35:35 AM

anyone have a url to a pre-tan picture. i don't think i've seen him milktoasty.

Posted by: suntan lotion | May 10, 2006 12:10:57 PM

I was referring to his on screen charisma/performances...

Posted by: Jennifer | May 10, 2006 12:21:22 PM

Make that HK$11.8 in 13 days now :)

Posted by: David Harris | May 11, 2006 12:27:45 AM

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