Your Assistance Please

We need your help to battle spammers and also to keep our community user friendly.
PLEASE BE KIND TO OTHERS - Refrain from personal attacks. Avoid politics and harsh language whenever possible. If someone is violating our simple rules, DO NOT confront them, simply report the post.
STOP SPAMMERS - Report the post. DO NOT respond to them.

2017 is a year of renewal for us, we have lots of exciting changes on the way for you, but we don't have time to deal with trolls and spammers. If you find yourself suspended and need to plead your case, you will need to do so after your suspension. We are happy to address your concerns if you made a simple mistake. However, please note that those with a history of bad behavior and pushing our rules to the limit will not be given the courtesy of a reply.

MiceChat offers a number of ways for you to communicate and get involved. We offer Facebook Groups and Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. We have a front page filled with amazing content. We offer weekly meetups in the parks. Meets and events all over the world. Podcasts and videos. And we continue to maintain forums for your posting convenience. But with all those options, we can't be everywhere all the time. We need YOUR help. Please don't poke the trolls. Report posts and leave reputation. We'll do our best to keep the forums clean and active, but we can't do so without your help.

Thank you for your support folks, it's going to be a really fantastic year in the MiceChat world.
See more
See less

Not shaken, not stirred... and in China for first time


Ad Widget

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Not shaken, not stirred... and in China for first time

    James Bond premiers in China for the first time:


    Not shaken, not stirred... and in China for first time

    POSTED: 1259 GMT (2059 HKT), January 29, 2007

    BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- Chinese audiences got their first chance to see James Bond in action on the big screen on Monday -- uncut and uncensored.

    "Ling ling qi" -- Chinese for 007 -- has never before been officially released in the world's most populous country, and new James Bond Daniel Craig and leading lady Eva Green flew in especially for the event.

    "It's been an ambition of mine to get here, and I wish I had more time," a casually dressed Craig told reporters while sipping coffee in a five-star Beijing hotel ahead of the premier.

    Poor quality pirated DVD versions of "Casino Royale" have been available on China's streets for weeks, costing just a little more than $1 and underlining the risk movie makers face in the world's most populous country.

    "It hasn't premiered here yet, but I think it's been seen here," Craig lamented.

    "Someone tried to sell me a copy last night," he added. "I was wearing a hat and glasses so they didn't recognize me."

    "I understand the reality of the situation and it saddens me, not just because of the effect it has on the movie industry but because going to the cinema is a great experience," said Craig, referring to copyright piracy.

    "You're missing out by watching a bad copy of a DVD with no sound and bad picture quality. As far as I'm concerned cinema is a collective experience and you get 50 percent more by going to the cinema."

    Executives expect the film -- in which a moodier, more chiseled Bond battles an evil banker to the world's terrorists -- to be the biggest grossing foreign movie ever in China, with receipts seen exceeding 100 million yuan ($12.86 million).

    It has already earnt some $350 million worldwide.

    Director Martin Campbell admitted he was unsure of the reaction the film would get in China, but said he was pleased Chinese would finally get a chance to see Bond up close.

    "After 21 films, it's obviously very significant, given that we are the first Bond film to be shown here," he said. "The fact that we got it through without any censor cuts at all seems to me to be some kind of achievement."

    China only permits a small number of Western movies be shown at cinemas every year, and even then films can run into problems with the Chinese censor for political or moral content.
    But not "Casino Royale".

    "I don't think they mind the violence. It's interesting that we had a tiny bit cut in England, and we had a little bit of the violence trimmed in America," the New Zealand-born Campbell said.

    The full, original version is being shown in China both dubbed into Chinese and in the original English.

    Copyright 2007 Reuters. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
    The official non-pirated copy of Casino Royale hits DVD on March 13, 2007:

Ad Widget