Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre
News July - December, 2003
Dec. 31st, 2003
- Many fans are concerned about Michelle in light of her having lost
one of her best friends. Michelle has been greatly saddened. But she
is strong. She and other friends of Anita's have been working on arranging
all the services for Anita. They spent the New Year
Eve with Anita. A public memorial service is scheduled for
January 11th and the funeral will be on 12th.
Michelle and Anita were very close friends. It seems like
yesterday that Michelle stood right behind when Anita vowed to fight
with the cancer (News Sept. 5)
Michelle went to support Anita during her concerts last month. She's
still wearing the crystal bracelet Anita gave to her.
I recall when Michelle formed Mythical Films, some reporters asked
Anita if she would work with Michelle for her (Michelle's) new company.
"If she needs me, I would do it even without getting paid", said Anita.
Thomas Chung revealed that they did indeed have a plan to work with Anita
in a future film......
Michelle and Anita
HK premiere of The Touch
Mui's news conference
Heroic Trio & Executioners
Goodbye, Wonder Woman!
three weeks ago, Anita shot her last commercial in Japan...
- Selected news reports:
Kong Pop Diva Anita Mui Dies of Cancer (Reuters)
claims Canto-pop diva Mui (CNN)
star Anita Mui, 40, dies of cancer (Channel A)
Kong's Canto-pop diva Anita Mui dies at the age of 40 (Mercury News)
- Anita Mui, famed Hong Kong pop diva and actress, passed away at
2:50AM, December 30th, in the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. She
Anita had been fighting with cancer. She was the former
president of the Hong Kong Performing Artists Guild (HKPAG)
Many Hong Kong artists and Anita's friends, including Michelle and
Jackie Chan, went to the hospital last night before she died.
A brief news conference was held by her friends at the hospital around 4AM.
and People At Han's Office
(click to enlarge)
The card has been added in
- Site updates: Two new sections in Gallery
"Michelle & Her Fans" and "Magazine Photos & Articles". Many THANKS to
Cass, Steve, Dean, Yuki, and Sheryn who contributed the stories and scans!
The "Biography" and "Q & A" have been moved to a newly created
section which also contains a
- A picture
of Michelle at the opening of Mandarin Oriental, New York, December 1st.
- Silver Hawk Official Site
updates: new trailer (the Cantonese version has English subtitles),
photo gallery, wallpaper, and behind scene video clips (in "Breaking
- On Saturday, 13th of December, Michelle attended the "My World in My
Eyes" Exhibition in Hong Kong. Photos taken by 100 children from
Xinjiang (one of the poorer regions in China) were displayed. Michelle,
as the "Love, Faith, Hope" Goodwill Ambassador, together with some
school students, collected school supplies which will be sent to
children in Xinjiang. Michelle revealed that she plans to visit Xinjiang
with a group of Hong Kong students in July so they can learn about how
poor students live and cherish what they have. Also attended the event
were Cherie Chung, Maggie Yeung, and Michelle's protege Brandon Chang.
Photos from the event (click the ones with borders to enlarge. from
"Rednet", "Sun" and "Oriental Daily"):
Michelle at the "My World in My Eyes" Exhibition
give our love
left photo: with Maggie Yeung (middle) and Cherie Chung
right photo: with Brandon Chang
Michelle at the Hong
Kong premiere of Infernal Affairs III, December 10th
at the Peninsula Hong Kong's 75th
anniversary charity party, December 11th
- Photo at left: Silver Hawk
comics. For more news about
the comics series please see
Also added are more photos from the promotion on Dec. 7
- including a few when Michelle prevented the accident.
- Notes on the Crouching Tiger, Hidden
: production won't be expected soon.
- Hua Mulan
: script problem.
- No. 1 Flying Person of Asia, Blackie Ko Sau-Leung, passed away. More
news on Silver Hawk
stunt team participated in the filming.
- In Silver Hawk
report and photos from Hong Kong promotion, December 7th - Michelle
the REAL Silver Hawk!
- Busy Michelle: Michelle had been in U.S. for a few days for film
related business. Also on December 1st, she was one of the celebrities
who attended the grand opening gala at the Mandarin Oriental, New York.
Upon returning to Hong Kong, on December 6th, Michelle was invited for
a special golf game during the Omega Hong Kong Open golf tournament.
The special game, named "Double Eagle", was for promoting Omega Double
Eagle new watch series. Michelle and Richie Jen formed a team that
is called "Flying Eagle" (the Chinese title of Silver Hawk
Michelle did very well in the game but Richie Jen, who said he had no
time to practice (but he majored in Golf when he was in college!) did
poorly. They didn't win.
Photos from "Sina" (click to enlarge):
Michelle at the "Double Eagle" match. right photo: signing
"Flying Eagle" (Silver Hawk) team: Michelle and Richie Jen
- I've created a
for the Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre. You're all welcome to sign up.
Please note that it is an announcement list, not a discussion list.
It will only be used occasionally for important Michelle related
matters - such as Michelle film screenings, opportunities of meeting
Michelle or sending group greetings to her, etc..
- A drawing of Michelle from CTHD is added at
section. Thank you, Don!
- This is not new, just in case you haven't seen... Kevin (thanks!)
found us this
page which has two links -
21st September and 19th January of 2001 - to some interesting photos
- Hua Mulan
: director unfixed?
- AP published a correction on the MTV Style Awards Story (see related
links in News of Nov.29).
The actress who had violet hair, pink fur coat and metallic mini skirt
was not Michelle (isn't it obvious from the photos?) but the HK actress
Sandra Ng (Wu Junru. Michelle's co-star in Holy Weapon
- Mei Ah is to release remastered and UNCUT version of The Soong
. Pre-order can be done at
(Thanks to BAM)
- Michelle was awarded as International Actor of The Year at the 2003
MTV & SMG Style Awards in Shanghai, November 29th. Awards were given out
in 37 categories in film, music and fashion industries around Greater China
and Korea. Li Bingbing, Michelle's co-star in the upcoming film
, won Actress of The Year (Mainland China), and
Carina Lau won Actress of The Year (Hong Kong). Famous basketball player
Yao Ming was awarded Sportsman of The Year. More than 100 celebrities
including Jiang Wen, Feng Xiaogang, Stanley Kwan, He Ping, Coco Lee,
Karen Mok, Sandra Ng, Edison Chan, etc.
attended the ceremony at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. The gala also
celebrates the anniversary of Shanghai?s successful application to
host the 2010 World Expo.
Michelle Yeoh Wins Actress of Year Honors (AP)
Correction: MTV Style Awards Story (AP)
left: International Actor of The Year
middle: Carina Lau presented the Award to Michelle
More photos from the award ceremony (click to enlarge):
(Phtos from Reuters, AP, Sina, NetEase, YCWB, CNS and Sohu)
- Redesigned Silver
Hawk Official Site
is now fully open.
- "Variety" reported that Michelle was an award presenter at the
CineAsia, the major convention and trade show for the Asia/Pacific
motion picture theatre industry, held in Bangkok from Nov. 18th to 20th
this year. At the previous CineAsia awards, Michelle was awarded "Producers
of the Year" in 2002 and "Excellence in Acting" in 1999.
- Reportedly Michelle will attend the Style Awards 2003. The ceremony
will be held by MTV and SMG on November 29th, Shanghai, China.
- Italian International Film (IIF) has acquired Italian distribution
rights to Silver Hawk
- Silver Hawk
sales and distribution information.
- Photo at right: Michelle with singer and actress Cally Kwong at
The Spa By Valmont opening ceremony, November 9 ("Wenwei")
- Hua Mulan
: update on
other reported Mulan films.
- Updated Links section.
- The first trailer of Silver Hawk
is here! See
a download link.
- Hi all, a report on our special birthday gift to Michelle is here,
finally ;-). Jacqueline of BCF informed us
last night that a "thank you certificate" and a donation report had
been sent to Michelle. Please see the special report:
On Michelle Yeoh Birthday Special 2003
There are also two survey polls on that page. I would really appreciate
it if you could spare a few moments to take the survey. Thank you!
Michelle at the CABLE TV celebration, October 31st.
(3MB RealMedia, 0:44, in Mandarin and Cantonese)
Michelle said that she's currently working on the post production of
which will hit screens around Chinese New Year.
"Hope you will support me," said Michelle with a smile. Asked about
Anita Mui's health condition, Michelle said she just called Anita a
day ago and she's doing well.
- After attending the Cable TV celebration and a birthday party of
a friend, Michelle also went to a Hugo Boss party
on the evening of October 31st. Asked by reporters if she would go
for Halloween celebration afterwards, Michelle said she would go home
and get candies ready for children who would knock on her door. She
said she used to go for Halloween celebration every year when she
was in England. What did Michelle like to be at Halloweens? Her answer -
When asked about the cast for
Michelle said they are still
working on the script and the casting won't start until the script is
Left photo: Hugo Boss party. with Thomas Chung and Brandon Chang
Right photo: with Thomas Chung on the Sting concert. Nov. 2nd.
("Singpao". click to enlarge). See the SCMP article below.
- From SCMP "Totally HK: City Seen":
Yeoh a shy Sting fan
- On October 31st, Hong Kong CABLE TV celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Michelle, together with Mr. Stephen Ng, Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer of CABLE TV, and Mr. Tsui Siuming, Chief Operating
Officer of i-CABLE, officiated at the launch ceremony for a new
broadcaster's satellite channel, Horizon Channel.
Horizon Channel offers a wide range of social and cultural, technology
and entertainment programmes to viewers in the Mainland as well as
overseas Chinese communities in the region. The channel has been
awarded landing rights in hotels and selected compounds in China and
is now available on the CABLE TV. Speaking on the mission of the
channel, Mr. Tsui Siuming said Horizon Channel is a link between
Mainland China and Hong Kong. "We hope it would serve to share our
local production experience with the Mainland and promote cultural
exchanges between the two places."
Reportedly Michelle has agreed to guest host some programmes for the channel,
such as interviewing Hollywood directors and actors.
(Photos from "Sun", "Takung", "Apple Daily" and Sina. Click
the pics with borders to enlarge)
- I've posted an article from SCMP on the making of The Soong
on the message board of MYOFC. Thanks
Yvonne for the article.
- As a memorial to Ms. Soong May-ling, Golden Harvest, the film
production company of The Soong Sisters
will re-screen the film at UA Pacific Place, Admiraity, Hong Kong,
starting at November 1st. Producer Ng See-Yuen and director Mabel
Cheung had a press conference yesterday in Hong Kong. It will be an
extended version which is six minutes longer than the original Hong
Kong theatrical release. This version has a more completed
ending. It was released in Japan and been shown in theatre for about
two years and made a box record for the single film line release in
Japan. The film was shot in China and Japan.
Mr. Ng recalled that the film took three years to complete and it was
difficult. He also said the film will be re-screened in Shanghai,
where he runs a cinema.
The film had its U.S. premiere in 1997 at Wesleyan College (Georgia)
where the Soong sisters once studied (See the link
"China's Soong Sisters at Wesleyan" at
The Soong Sisters
Ms. Soong May-ling was invited but she didn't attend due to health
reason. She sent her lawyer to the screening.
The film was also screened at another college where Soong May-ling stayed.
- The last Soong sister, Soong May-ling (Madam Chiang), once the most
powerful woman in China, passed away yesterday in New York city.
She was 106.
Article from "New York Times"
Hong Kong "Apple Daily" interviewed actress Vivian Wu, who played
Soong May-ling in the 1997 film
The Soong Sisters
She said she had been thinking for the whole afternoon about how she
was making the film with Maggie Cheung and Michelle. She recalled that
while making the film, the producer tried to arrange her to meet
with Soong May-ling in person but didn't succeed. Producer Ng See-Yuen
later showed the film to Madam Chiang, who praised the film although had
a little bit criticism toward Wu's role.
The film The Soong Sisters
was filmed in 1996 and released in 1997.
Director Mabel Cheung had to cut about 20 minutes in order to pass
the censor of Mainland authority. It was a big winner at the 1998 Hong
Kong Film Awards (12 nominations and 7 awards). Michelle was nominated
as the best supporting actress.
"Apple Daily" also quoted Michelle, who is in Malaysia at the moment,
saying that Soong May-ling, who's brave and talented, is a legendary
woman in Chinese modern history.
- On October 20th, Huayi Brothers held a press conference in Beijing
and officially announced that Michelle has signed an agreement with Huayi.
At the press Michelle said her achievement in the film industry has
been connected to both Hong Kong and the Mainland. Today's mainland
film market has greater potentialities and strength. Signing with Huayi
will give her more opportunities to work with those excellent directors
and actors from Mainland China.
Mr. Wang Zhongjun, the president of Huayi Brothers, famous Chinese
director Feng Xiaogang (Big Shot's Funeral
), and actress Li
Bingbing (Michelle's co-star in Silver Hawk
) attended the press.
Asked if Michelle is going to work with Feng Xiaogang, Michelle said
Feng Xiaogang is one of her favorite directors in Mainland China. She
would love to have opportunity to work with him in future.
Huayi owns in China a film production company, an advertising company,
and a talent agency. Both Michelle and Huayi said there is no detailed
arrangement on Michelle's work with Huayi yet but hopefully it will be
Asked about the film Hua Mulan
told reporters that the production is expected to start in September
or October next year. They will invite Chow Yun-Fat as well as a
number of mainland actors.
In recent years Hong Kong filmmakers have been paying more and more
attention to the mainland market. Hong Kong actresses Carina Lau,
Rosamund Kwan and Sandra Ng had already signed with Huayi and reportedly
Anita Mui and Anita Yuen will be the next.
|Michelle at the Huayi press conference
(Photos from "Photocome", "Sohu" and "Star Daily". Click to enlarge.)
|from left: Li Bingbing, Feng Xiaogang, Michelle, Wang Zhongjun
|Li Bingbing, Feng Xiaogang and Michelle
- Back in August, Michelle signed an agreement with "Huayi
Brothers & Taihe Culture Agent Co., Ltd
", mainland China.
Huayi announced that the formal signing ceremony will be held
in the afternoon of October 20th, at Liang Ma Qiao Hotel, Beijing.
- Film music composer information for
- Reports from Taiwan on
- On October 11th, Michelle attended the Blumarine fashion show
at The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong.
(photos from "Takung" and "Sun". click to enlarge.)
- Silver Hawk
a recent interview in which Michelle talks about the production and a
bit on Hua Mulan
- Silver Hawk
will handle the international
distribution worldwide of the film.
Michelle at the World Heart Day, September 28
(9.8MB RealMedia, 1:34, in Cantonese)
- In Silver Hawk
news and photos on a Silver Hawk
party (photo at right from
Michelle is currently working on the post-production of Silver
as well as the preparation of Hua Mulan
- Phew... the domain name michelleyeoh.info
is finally back.
The hosting service for this site has been changed. From now on,
Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre
can be entered through either
(they are mirroring
of each other). The reason I obtained an additional domain name,
michelle-yeoh.net, is that the new hosting service comes with a free
domain registration but they do not register .info domain. Please
do not use http://owl.usc.edu/~hding
anymore, as the old
server will be discontinued in near future (please notice that
it may take weeks or months to reflect the changes on search engines).
Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!
- Since numbers of people have asked where to get an autograph of Michelle
and/or a mailing address for Michelle, answers to the questions are added in
Q & A
- More news photos at "Star Hong Kong":
Stephen Fung's "Life Is Magical" premiere (09/16/03)
Anita Mui's press conference (09/05/03)
(Michelle at the World Heart Day.
Photos from "Singpao", "Takung", "Mingpao" and "Oriental Daily".)
- On Sunday September 28th, Michelle joined the walk for the fourth
annual World Heart
(WHD) in Hong Kong. She is a Goodwill Ambassador (Hong Kong)
for the World Heart Federation and to support the aims of WHD, which is
to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease risk factors and encourage
people to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
World Heart Day is held on the last Sunday of
September every year and it is observed in more than 90
countries around the world. The theme for this year's WHD is "A Woman's
Heart". Statistics compiled by the WHO from 21 countries show that of
the 16.5 million who die each year of cardiovascular disease, more than half
-- 8.6 million -- are women. Heart attacks and strokes kill twice as many
women as all types of cancer combined.
- On September 26th, Michelle attended the screening of
Infernal Affairs II
, which was the closing film at the three day
(Hong Kong International Film & TV Market)
Michelle, together with Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Chow Yun-Fat, Maggie Cheung,
Sammi Cheng, etc., are voted by buyers as ten "Most Desirable Hong Kong
Actors and Actresses" at the Filmart.
(photos from Sina and "Singtao". click to enlarge.)
At the FILMART, reporters also asked Michelle about Chow Yun-Fat's participation in Hua
. More details see
Hua Mulan news
- Some design changes have been done for this website. There is no major
change in appearance but FRAME is no longer used (for most of the
sections). Depends on your browser settings, you may need to
refresh/reload some of the pages in order to display the current ones
(to be safe, you may refresh every page that you had visited within
the past two weeks).
Besides the minor appearance changes for many pages, the main
* About The Site
* Photos from The
Asia Tour (long overdue. I know, I know...)
* Wallpapers from fans (thank you,
. See Download
-> Desktop or enter from Gallery -> Art Work.
* Fixed RealAudio/Video streaming problem.
- Update on
: BCF is preparing the "Thank You Certificate"
that will be sent to Michelle together with the donation report.
There were some unexpected delays since several checks didn't go through
immediately. For those who had to re-do the donation checks, I'm sorry
for the troubles you went through and THANK YOU for your special
- You may not be able to use www.michelleyeoh.info
to enter this site for a few days. I'm changing the domain name registrar.
"Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre" can be entered at
before the transfer completes. Thanks.
- Silver Hawk Official Site
is (partially) up! The FLASH site is pretty slow but at least the
sections of "Characters" and "About The Film" are open.
- On the evening of 16th, Michelle attended the premiere of Stephen
Fung (Hong Kong singer, actor and director)'s charity short film on
his own magic performances -
Life Is Magical
. The film will be shown at www.now.com.hk at
18th of September and the VCD of the film will be released next month.
All money raised from VCD sales will go to the Children's Cancer Foundation.
As a special guest, Michelle assisted Stephen Fung in his impromptu
magic performance. Asked if she knows any magic herself, Michelle
smiled and said in fact everybody's life is a magical life.
Reporters also asked Michelle about the alleged financial problem
in the Silver Hawk
shoot. For more details see
|left pic: Michelle was assisting
Stephen Fung and amazed by his magic card show.
(photos from "Oriental Daily", "Ta Kung" and "Ming Pao".
click to enlarge)
- I've received some e-mails regarding the recent rumors and concerns
about Michelle's Hua Mulan
and Ang Lee's CTHD prequel. As far as
Michelle's Hua Mulan
is currently under pre-production. Michelle will definitely star in it.
Ang Lee's CTHD prequel is (still) at the script writing stage. The
scriptwriter Wang Hui-Ling has been working on it and she's supposed
to meet with Ang Lee at 20th of this month in New York in order to
finalize the script. Producer Hsu Li-Kong said the casting hasn't
started yet. "We can't choose the actors before the script and the
characters are fixed," said Hsu. There have been some updates on the
prequel at this site's
Crouching Tiger, Hidden
-> "Novels & Prequel Notes".
- Updates in
: list of Michelle's charities
and major awards.
- Save China's Tigers
: The Adventurous Journey of the
Two Chinese Tiger Cubs - "Cathay" and "Hope" from China to South Africa.
- Anita Mui, a famous Hong Kong movie star and pop singer, held a press
conference in the afternoon of September 5th in Hong Kong.
After weeks of being chased by local paparazzi and numerous reports
suggesting that she's ill, Anita Mui, with the firm support of her
friends, decided to reveal the truth to the media.
At 3:20PM, Anita, accompanied by Michelle, arrived at the hotel where
the news conference attended by more than 100 reporters.
She said she is suffering from cervical
cancer but vowed to fight the disease and maintain her career.
More than 20 celebrities, including Michelle and Jackie Chan, stood
behind her in a show of support. The conference lasted about 15
minutes, followed by the touching moments when Anita embraced her
friends, one by one.
More than a hundred of fans of Anita Mui waited for her outside the
hotel. They applauded and shouted their supports for her. Some fans
presented flowers and other gifts to her.
Anita Mui is a close friend of Michelle. She starred as
the Wonder Woman in The Heroic Trio
and performed the title songs.
Photos from the news conference (click to enlarge):
|Michelle hugging Anita
|John Sham, Anita Mui, Michelle
|from left: Tony Leung Ka-fai, John Sham, Anita Mui, Michelle, Andy Lau
(photos from "Reuters", Sina, "Dayoo", and "Oriental Daily")
|Michelle at the press
|from left: Sammi Cheng, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Anita Mui, John Sham, ?, Michelle
|press conference. Anita Mui (center, in black cap), Michelle (5th from right, 2nd row), Jackie Chan (right, 1st row)
(Michelle with China tiger cubs 'Cathay' and 'Hope'. APF photo.)
(Photos from Dayoo. click to enlarge.)
- September 1st, Hong Kong. Michelle, a patron of the
, met with two Chinese tiger cubs who were on
a stop in Hong Kong during their 7,000 mile journey from Beijing
to South Africa for the first ever attempt at Rewilding Training
(learning to hunt).
Tigers, which are found only in Asia, are among the most endangered
species in the world. In China, fewer than
30 South China tigers survive in the wild and a further 60 live in zoos.
The foundation hopes to transport another five to seven tiger cubs to
South Africa over the next five years and then introduce them and any
offspring into a specially created reserve in southern China from 2008.
Michelle agreed to become a patron of Save China's Tigers last month
after being introduced to the foundation.
On the press conference, the host jokingly described Michelle and Tiger as
"Beauty and the Beast". Michelle then pointed at the picture of a tiger
behind her, smiling: "This is the real beauty." Born in the year of
Tiger, Michelle said she felt certain special connections with tigers.
Chinese tigers packed off to Africa for a wild time
Official Site: Save China's Tigers -> News
- "The Star"
Busy actress unable to attend celebrations
IPOH-born international actress Datuk Michelle Yeoh had to skip
the National Day celebrations because of her busy movie-shooting schedule.
Nanyang Siang Pau quoted her mother Datin Janet Yeoh as saying
that Michelle had to attend to an emergency and could not make it back
She was very busy as she alone had to manage hundreds of people, Janet
said in a telephone interview. Janet said she was worried as Michelle
had lost a lot of weight.
"When she is back home, we have to pack her favourite food such as
nasi lemak as Michelle attracts too much attention from her fans," the
daily quoted her as saying.
"She has turned down many requests from reporters who want to interview
her as she wishes to spend time with her relatives and friends who
will gather at our house," Janet said.
- Update on
: BCF will finalize the name list of donors
on the 5th of September. Please make sure your donation arrives BCF
by September 4th. Thanks!
- Frida, a Michelle fan from Taiwan, encoded from TVB News a video
of Michelle at Kiehl's charity, August 13th.
(3.9MB RealMedia, 1:18, in Cantonese)
Also in Video Clips
: a longer and better
quality version of Michelle's Malaysia tourism AD. Many thanks,
- "New Straits Times" (Aug. 25)
Beauty kicks her way to fame, riches
(thanks to Dean)
- "The Star" (Aug. 23)
: Datuk Michelle Yeoh will
be part of I-Berhad's contingent of famous Malaysians taking part in
the annual National Day parade at Putrajaya on Aug 31.
Famous Malaysians to take part in National Day parade
- Posters for
- Movies -> Posters
A new section on a collection of posters for Michelle's movies. It's far
from complete, though.
- The Touch
French official site:
- Today's "The Star" has a special on the "Miss Malaysia/World" pageant:
The pageant's early days
It has two photos featuring Michelle as Miss Malaysia
- Update on
: Sorry, we just discovered that the Direct Transfer
to BCF's bank is restricted to Hong Kong only. If you're outside Hong
Kong and wish to use wire transfer for the donation, you may do it
through TT Remittance. The details can be seen at the birthday special
: if you don't see the update on that page, please
refresh/reload your browser.). If you wish to make donation but none
of the methods listed works for you, please
and we will see how to work it out. Thanks!
- French poster of
- On August 13th, Michelle attended a Kiehl's charity event at Pacific Place,
Admiralty, Hong Kong. At the ceremony, Michelle presented the check of
HK$100,000 from Kiehl's to
, for which Michelle and Kiehl's
jointly launched a charity campaign back in April. Michelle is a patron for
AIDS Concern, a non-governmental volunteer organization that offers AIDS
support and prevention programs to the Hong Kong community.
Michelle smiles at the ceremony
Michelle next to a skeleton at the store
(photos from "Reuters", "Sina", and "Photocome". click to enlarge)
presenting the check
a souvenir from Kiehl's to Michelle
Michelle as a patron for AIDS Concern
Check out WHO
posted on the guestbook of the
- Michelle and Thomas Chung attended the Real Madrid charity ball on
August 7th, Hong Kong.
(photos from "Ming Pao" and "Oriental Daily". click to
- From SFGate (Aug. 10)
Chronicle film critics single out long-forgotten performances that ought
to be remembered:
Michelle Yeoh in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon": Hong Kong action
star Yeoh was a double threat in this thrilling action epic from Ang
Lee: wizard in the kickboxing and flying sequences and a compelling
actress in the dramatic scenes. Whenever Yeoh was onscreen -- sorry,
-- Chow Yun-Fat -- you couldn't look away from her.
- Yeohfanz.com is re-open.
- The Touch
will be released in France
theatrically on August 13th, 2003 with
about 300 prints. (thanks Anna for the great news!)
- Friends of Michelle threw a casual, private birthday party for her
at the Mythical/Han office on the the evening of Michelle's birthday
A surprise birthday card on behalf of all of us re BCF donation was
presented to Michelle on the party. Needless to say, she was so happy
and touched! Here are some photos (click to enlarge)
Special thanks to Anna for the precious photos and all the helps.
We couldn't have made the whole event happen without her.
Special thanks to Jacqueline and all in BCF for the wonderful special
tailor-made birthday card, and all the efforts to make this special
Special thanks to all of you, Michelle fans, for your constant supports -
with or without donating $$.
Last but not the least, we all thank Michelle for all she has done for
If you haven't seen, Michelle has posted a personal message for all at
official message board under the thread "HAPPY BIRTHDAY
MICHELLE!" (as usual, she didn't sign with the name "Michelle" but you won't
miss her post). Reminder: the birthday gift donation will last until the
end of this month and Michelle will be notified the list of donors
- Michelle successfully completed all the shootings of
(Congratulations!) and returned to Hong Kong at the night
of August 4.
- A new slideshow is at the front page. Enjoy! :-) (no special plug-ins
- Update on
: PayPal method is up and ready to use.
: if anyone is planning to send money order for the donation,
please make sure it is an international money order that can be cashed
in Hong Kong.
shooting is expected to finish soon. If there is
no more delay (fingers crossed!), Michelle will be back to Hong Kong
one day before her birthday. Our surprising gift to Michelle - a "Thank you"
card from Brain Centre Foundation for the donation - will be presented
at her birthday celebration. Michelle will not be notified the total
amount we raised until September (I tried to set everything up a month
earlier but sorry...). So we have one month to go - let Michelle know
our care and love!
There is no minimum amount required for this birthday special charity
donation. My idea is, think how much you would spend/could afford
assuming you're buying a birthday gift for Michelle. You could also
do group donation together with your friends (attach a name list if
We will have some nice photos of the birthday celebration here. Anna
(Michelle's assistant) promised to get some for us. :-)
Again, everyone is welcome to utilize the Guestbook on the birthday
special page. Share your thoughts on this gift or simply write your
birthday wish to Michelle. Yes, there is a chance Michelle may visit
- A few more news photos are added at
-> "Production Photos".
- Silver Hawk
report and photos: shooting continues in Japan. Photo at right:
Michelle at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation,
Tokyo ("Sing Pao")
- More on the Fox Magnificent Warriors
U.S. fans can purchase the DVD at Best Buy for $9.99. Great picture quality.
Original sound track and dubbed version. English and Chinese subtitles.
In her new interview, Michelle talks about making
of Magnificent Warriors
, her experience with Owl vs Dumbo
and HK production vs U.S. production. The interview is more than 7
minutes. Extra features also include interview with Tung Wai (action
choreographer), photo gallery, trailers, etc..
- Dear Fellow Michelle Yeoh Fans
Michelle's birthday is coming. Many of us wish to celebrate this
special day of this very special lady. So... this year, let's do it
in a special way!
In honor of Michelle's caring, generous nature, the
Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre, Michelle Yeoh Collective and YeohFanz
are jointly organizing a special charity donation to one of the
charity organizations that Michelle regularly supports, the Brain
Centre Foundation (BCF), under a special birthday gift account.
The idea of making a charity donation as a birthday gift for Michelle
was initially brought up last year by Zanita, a fan of
Michelle. Zanita tried to contact one of the charities but we did
not succeed to set it up. Now thanks to the help from Anna Leung of
Mythical Films and Jacqueline Lee of the Brain Centre Foundation,
this has been made possible.
This will be a wonderful gift for our Michelle.
We're all proud of our Michelle. Now let Michelle be proud of us!
For details of the donation, please visit
. Donations can be made directly to BCF, starting
today and throughout all of August.
There is a Guestbook on the Birthday Special page that everyone is welcome
to sign on and share your thoughts.
You can also see some exclusive photos of Michelle at some of the BCF events.
A word on last year's internet birthday greetings we collected:
Yes all near 200 greetings were sent to Han/Mythical and forwarded to
Michelle during her birthday party last year. Michelle was so touched
by the gift. Thanks everyone! :-)
- Korean singer BoA dropped off Silver Hawk
. For more details see
- MYC Message
Board is back online. But unfortunately all data got wiped out
so we have to start it over again. Come on guys. Also let you know that
the birthday special is coming soon, hopefully at this weekend.
- Re the new Fox Magnificent Warriors
with the HKL DVD
Clips/interview from the DVD
(thanks BAM for the links)
- Photo: July 17th. Michelle and Thomas Chung on the way to Japan for
continuing Silver Hawk
HK airport. (UDN)
- Michelle's Royal Warriors
will be screened by the
Allston Cinema Underground
on August 6, 8:00PM.
- A review of Fox's
Magnificent Warriors DVD
which is to be released
on July 22nd.
- Silver Hawk
: shooting is moving to Japan today (17th in Asia).
- "Hollywood Reporter" on four Mulan films:
Epic tale the focus of four productions
- A letter from Thomas Chung on
Thank you, Thomas! :-)
- Silver Hawk
- Hi guys/gals, just let you know that I have not forgotten about
Michelle's birthday, which is coming in a month. I'm trying to
arrange something special - keep tuned :-).
- Trailers & Clips
: BAM has got us
the entire fight sequence of Michelle's cameo in Twinkle Twinkle Lucky
. THANKS BAM!! Note that the clip is encoded with the latest
DivX (5.0.5; previous AVI/DivX clips on the page is encoded with 5.0.3),
you may need to install/upgrade to DivX 5.0.5 (download link at the bottom
of the Trailers & Clips page) in order to play it properly.
- Update on ComicsOne's CTHD vol.5: Barnes & Noble was taking pre-orders
for the book and gave a release date of July 2003. But there seems to
be some delay and now the publishing date is unavailable
- The volume 5 of ComicsOne's CTHD comic books is coming out in July
(thanks Tom and Frenda)
Barnes & Noble
has it listed. ISBN: 158899306X. 120 pp.
Also, see a note on the prequel in
Crouching Tiger, Hidden
- New Ah Kam
(a.k.a. The Stunt Woman
) DVD is released
by Mei Ah
this week. Language: Cantonese, Mandarin. Subtitle: Chinese, English.
Screen: 16:9. Sound: AC3 Dolby Surround 5.1. It should be region free
as usual Mei Ah products.
- Fox Home Entertainment is re-releasing some movies under the banner
"Hong Kong Legends" on July 22nd, including Michelle's
. (Region 1. Cantonese and English.
more technical details
(thanks Richard, BAM and Dean)
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