Tween Girl Suspected In Heist Of 117-Carat Diamond Necklace

So you thought your reckless youth shoplifting Cover Girl from the mall made you a badass? Think again: a jeans-and-hoodie-clad girl, estimated to be around 12 years old, helped three adults snake a $4.6 million diamond necklace from a Hong Kong jewelry store. » 1/26/15 3:40pm 1/26/15 3:40pm

Of Course There's A Movie Called Ebola Zombies

Ebola movies are nothing new (hellooo, Ebola Syndrome), but as Fangoria reports, the world will soon see its disease fear du jour explored in all its flesh-ripping glory in cinematic form: » 12/22/14 12:30pm 12/22/14 12:30pm

1,600 Papier-Mâché Pandas Are Set To Invade Hong Kong

In 2008, Serge Orru, the head of the French section of the World Wildlife Fund, came up with the idea of displaying 1,600 pandas—the number still alive in the wild—at landmarks across the country. Six years, twenty countries and more than one hundred cities later, the pandas are preparing to visit Hong Kong in June. » 5/06/14 3:49pm 5/06/14 3:49pm

Hong Kong's PleXus Tower Looks Like Something Right Out Of Tron

Check out these conceptual designs for Hong Kong's proposed PleXus Tower — a segmented structure that will integrate directly with the city's transportation infrastructure. Given its undeniable Tron-like aesthetic, we'll be sure to bring our lightcycles. » 4/04/14 6:00pm 4/04/14 6:00pm

Maritime Maps by the Harbour

Part topography, part bathymetry, part meteorology, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum has one intense carpet. Two hundred square meters of the museum are dedicated to this maritime map of the Hong Kong harbour. » 3/30/14 8:00am 3/30/14 8:00am

Hong Kong engineers want to expand the city by building parts of it…

While other cities grow by building out or up, Hong Kong is looking to increase its usable space by building down. An urban planning initiative is exploring the possibility of burying some of the city's more unsightly facilities underground, freeing the above-ground land for future development. » 3/25/12 1:00pm 3/25/12 1:00pm

Check the morbid listings for Hong Kong's haunted houses

Hong Kong has one of the most expensive housing markets in the world, with home prices rising 70 percent since 2009. But a new real estate niche market offers greatly discounted home prices, if you're willing to bunk with the former residents' ghosts. » 3/18/12 10:00am 3/18/12 10:00am

Hong Kong's sidewalks are literally overflowing with shark fins

If you're a fan of sharks — scratch that, if you're a fan of the ocean, in general — prepare to have your day ruined. You're looking at a video, shot by Oceanic Love's Gary Stokes, that reveals how shark fins are laid out to dry by the thousands along the sidewalks of Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. » 3/08/12 7:50am 3/08/12 7:50am

What if Alien was a Hong Kong horror movie?

In the gleefully gory 1986 Chow Yun-Fat horror flick The Seventh Curse (trailer), a heroic cursed police officer must battle an evil cult that makes juice out of babies for unholy blood rituals. » 1/09/12 2:40pm 1/09/12 2:40pm

The best kung fu movie ever to involve a chariot pulled by German…

I honestly have no idea who Sardonicus1313 is, but his YouTube channel is an audiovisual museum of oh-so-many deranged martial arts gems (previously: 1, 2, 3). Today's brown-acid battle scene is from the 1983 Hong Kong action flick Demon of the Lute. What happens? A puppy chariot shows up, orange hair is grown in fast… » 11/27/11 7:30am 11/27/11 7:30am

The Hong Kong Toy Story fashion show you never knew you wanted

Today via Twitter, Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich introduced Pixar fans to Hong Kong fashion label Bossini's Toy Story-themed clothing line. As this lookbook demonstrates, it's some zany albeit oddly heart-warming couture. If you want to dress like a plastic cowboy with the voice of a Bosom Buddy, you'll have to be… » 11/13/11 7:35pm 11/13/11 7:35pm

Transformers cosplay is equal parts nifty and uncomfortable

At a recent Nokia event in Hong Kong, Optimus Prime and Starscream showed up to impress telecommunication aficionados with their ability to become Power-Wheels-sized conveyances. Watch as these Transformers become robots only somewhat in disguise. » 6/11/11 8:30am 6/11/11 8:30am

What happens when a ghost and a zombie have sex? A Hong Kong tentacle…

In the 1983 Hong Kong horror sleazefest Seeding of A Ghost (a.k.a. Zhong gui), a cab driver hits a warlock with his taxi. Naturally, this freak accident leads to ghost sex and a tentacle monster right out of The Thing. » 3/30/11 3:55pm 3/30/11 3:55pm

Hong Kong moviemakers filming 3D porno, bringing us one step closer to…

A Hong Kong production crew is currently filming 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, a $3.2 million 3D film based on the Chinese erotic tale The Carnal Prayer Mat. Could this be what saves the ailing XXX movie theater industry? » 8/08/10 9:00am 8/08/10 9:00am

Al Gore as a randy computer avatar = the future of news?

Taiwan's NMA News creates computer-animated depictions of current events that drive a flaming dune buggy into the uncanny valley. NMA's 3D take on the Leno-Conan tiff was amusing, but their version of the Al Gore sex scandal allegations is transcendental... » 6/26/10 9:05am 6/26/10 9:05am

The bootleg Batman art of Asia

When you have a superhero as iconic as Batman, it's unsurprising that he'll be bootlegged to kingdom come. Bat Blog has a collection of illicit Bat-art from all over Asia. Check out vintage Vietnamese comics and Batman fighting aliens in Hong Kong. » 5/24/10 6:40am 5/24/10 6:40am

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So is it Science Fiction or Fantasy or What?

The quick answer is: (1) yes, (2) both and (3) as long as your definition of "science fiction" isn't too particular. The world of Dragon Ball is full of high technology, most notably the convenient pocket-sized capsules (as seen in the trailer) which pop open into motorcycles, houses, guns or what have you. Several… » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

Critics Hate Stephen Chow's Hit Scifi Movie

The good news: Stephen (Shaolin Soccer) Chow's venture into science fiction, CJ7, has been a huge box-office smash in China, in spite of record-breaking snow storms. The movie has made an impressive US$18 million in its first two weeks, meaning that other Chinese film-makers may be tempted to ditch martial arts for… » 2/14/08 6:30am 2/14/08 6:30am

A Transluscent Addition to the Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong Polytechnic University needed a major image boost. So administrators hired hot shot London-based architect Zaha Hadid to create a brand new building, the Innovation Tower, which will house its design school. Starting in 2011, students will disappear into the spaceship-like main lobby via escalator and… » 1/09/08 4:30pm 1/09/08 4:30pm

Shaolin Soccer's Director Builds Junkyard Spaceship

Science fiction may replace martial arts as the hottest genre in Hong Kong, if Stephen Chow's new movie CJ7 takes off. Chow helped reinvigorate the sagging martial-arts genre with Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle. And the long-awaited CJ7's blend of CGI and zany stunts could do the same for science fiction. That's as… » 11/23/07 8:00am 11/23/07 8:00am