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Edison Chen Thursday 20th October 2011 attending a screening of Almost Perfect San Diego, California

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Chen Returns To Movies After Sex Scandal


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Asian superstar Edison Chen is returning to the big screen for the first time since a sex photo scandal threatened to ruin his career.

The Hong Kong-based singer/actor hit headlines last year (08) after over 1,000 intimate shots of him engaged in sexual acts with several different women - all rising stars in Asia - hit the web.

The furore around the sex snaps forced Chen to flee Hong Kong and the controversy ended the entertainment careers of most of the girls involved.

But studio bosses have decided to give Chen another chance, and have signed him up to appear in new English-language comedy Almost Perfect.

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Chen Insists Sex Snaps Were Consensual


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Shamed Asian pop star Edison Chen has broken his silence on his recent sex photo scandal - insisting the explicit snaps were all taken with the consent of the women involved.

The Hong Kong-based singer/actor hit headlines last year (08) after over 1,000 intimate shots of him engaged in sexual acts with several different women - all rising stars in Asia - hit the web.

The furore around the sex snaps forced Chen to flee Hong Kong and the scandal ended the entertainment careers of most of the girls involved.

Internet gossip surrounding the case saw Chen accused of using his fame to tempt budding actresses and singers into bed with him - with rumours swirling that the pictures of their sexual activities were not consensual.

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Thief Jailed For Chen Photo Scandal


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A man in Hong Kong has been jailed for 34 weeks after he was found guilty of stealing over 1,000 sexually explicit photos of Asian film star Edison Chen.


The actor/rapper was at the centre of a scandal last year (08) when a tape of him allegedly engaging in sex acts with a string of different women hit the Internet.


The video, which Hong Kong Police say captures 1,300 private shots of Chen with at least half a dozen women, was reported to have been copied by staff at a computer shop when Chen put a faulty laptop in for repair.


Computer technician Ho-Chun Sze, 24, was charged with stealing the photographs from Chen's computer while servicing the machine.

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Chen Testifies In Photo Trial


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Asian actor Edison Chen gave evidence to a court in Hong Kong via video-link on Tuesday (24Feb09) at the trial of a man accused of distributing explicit pictures of the actor.


The film star was at the centre of a scandal last year (08) when a tape of him allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a string of different women hit the internet.


The video, which Hong Kong Police say captures 1,300 private shots of Chen with at least half a dozen women, was reported to have been copied by staff at a computer shop when Chen put a faulty laptop in for repair.


Computer technician Ho-Chun Sze has since been charged with stealing the photographs from Chen's computer while servicing the machine and releasing them.

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The Dark Knight Held From Chinese Audiences

By on 24 December 2008

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After smashing box office records around the world, The Dark Knight will not be released in China, Warner Bros have confirmed.

The Batman Begins sequel is one of the most successful films ever made and has earned more than $994 million (£676,360,720) worldwide.

But while black market DVDs of Christopher Nolan's movie have long been available in China, the comic book adaptation will not be seen on Chinese cinema screens.

"Based on a number of pre-release conditions that are being attached to The Dark Knight as well as cultural sensitivities to some elements of the film, we have opted to forego a theatrical release of the film in China," Warner Bros said in a statement.

The studio declined to elaborate though it is believed the plot strand which sees Batman venturing to Hong Kong to capture a Chinese criminal could have potentially caused offence.

The International Herald Tribune also reports the film may have been kept from Chinese cinemagoers due to the brief appearance by Hong Jong actor-singer Edison Chen, whose public image was tarnished this year after a leak of compromising photographs.

The Dark Knight will be re-released in the US on January 23rd as it bids to join the exclusive club of films to have earned over $1 billion (£680,06,310) worldwide.

Only Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King and Titanic have surpassed that milestone.

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Chen Refuses To Testify In Sex Tape Trial


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LATEST: Asian film star Edison Chen has refused to testify at the trial of a man accused of distributing explicit pictures of the actor.


The Hong Kong-based star was at the centre of a scandal earlier this year (08) when a tape of him engaging in sexual acts with a string of different women hit the internet.


The video, which Hong Kong Police say captures 1,300 private shots of Chen with at least half a dozen women, was reported to have been copied by staff at a computer shop when Chen put a faulty laptop in for repair.


And now the trial of computer technician Sze Ho-Chun has stalled after Chen refused to return from the United States to give evidence.

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Chen Quits Acting To 'Heal Himself'


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Asian film star Edison Chen is stepping away from the big screen to escape the furore caused by the public release of sex tapes allegedly showing him in bed with a variety of female celebrities.
The video, which Hong Kong Police say captures 1,300 private shots of Chen with at least half a dozen women, was reported to have been copied by staff at a computer shop when Chen put a faulty laptop in for repair.
The Infernal Affairs star has apologised for the scandal and confirmed he will be taking a much-needed break from the spotlight.
He says, "These photos were very private and have not been shown to people and were never intended to be shown to anyone.
"I have failed as a role model. However I wish that this matter will teach everyone a lesson. I've decided to do this to give myself an opportunity to heal myself and to search my soul."
Hong Kong police have so far made 10 arrests in connection with the scandal.

The Grudge 2 Review


Weak
Low cost and high quality: Japan is king when it comes to assembly line production ethos and Grudge 2 director Takashi Shimizu takes that manufacturing approach in constructing this latest edition in the Grudge series. Block by block, shock by shock, he builds a movie that runs fine and looks slick. It's a solid product in terms of celluloid, but there is no soul, no artistry, in the merchandise. What went wrong? Enthusiasm. Shimizu seems to take pride only in the technical proficiency of his work. Actors be damned. Plot be damned. While there's nothing wrong with a really well-made but vacuous art-horror film (Dario Argento's entire canon fits this mold), there is no art in the Grudge 2, just cleverly staged shock shots stapled on to the other like the reels of skin in Sion Soto's Suicide Club (had to plug some good J-horror here somewhere.)

Perhaps this calculating demeanor is because Shimizu's essentially made the same film six times now. The first Ju-on in 2000. The second in 2000 as well. Then he did both of them again in 2003. Then the American remake in 2004. That makes Grudge 2 the sixth version of the same film made in only six years. (In between he made the similar Marebito and Rinne.) It's not surprising that the film feels mechanized, paint by numbers. Shimizu has either got it down so pat that he can operate on autopilot or he's just bored senseless.

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The Grudge 2 Review


Weak
Low cost and high quality: Japan is king when it comes to assembly line production ethos and Grudge 2 director Takashi Shimizu takes that manufacturing approach in constructing this latest edition in the Grudge series. Block by block, shock by shock, he builds a movie that runs fine and looks slick. It's a solid product in terms of celluloid, but there is no soul, no artistry, in the merchandise. What went wrong? Enthusiasm. Shimizu seems to take pride only in the technical proficiency of his work. Actors be damned. Plot be damned. While there's nothing wrong with a really well-made but vacuous art-horror film (Dario Argento's entire canon fits this mold), there is no art in the Grudge 2, just cleverly staged shock shots stapled on to the other like the reels of skin in Sion Soto's Suicide Club (had to plug some good J-horror here somewhere.)

Perhaps this calculating demeanor is because Shimizu's essentially made the same film six times now. The first Ju-on in 2000. The second in 2000 as well. Then he did both of them again in 2003. Then the American remake in 2004. That makes Grudge 2 the sixth version of the same film made in only six years. (In between he made the similar Marebito and Rinne.) It's not surprising that the film feels mechanized, paint by numbers. Shimizu has either got it down so pat that he can operate on autopilot or he's just bored senseless.

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Dead Or Alive 2: Birds Review


Good
Never mind that the whole of Japan (and possibly the world) was destroyed at the end of Dead or Alive, the stars are back for more bloodshed and willful destruction of property in the continuation of Takashi Miike's Japanese blood feud saga. In truth, the film shares little with its predecessor aside from the two stars, involving one gangster who tries to track down an enemy assassin, only to discover he's an old friend from his youth. DOA2 is a bit more cartoony and much less violent/gory/perverted than the original, but Miike's touch is still unmistakable.

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