The entrance to the Show Building, Celestial's operation center.
The Shaw Building is still located within the Shaw Studios in Clearwater Bay, in the far Eastern side of Kowloon, Hong Kong . But the Studios will soon move to Tseung Kwan O, where a new movie city has been built.
Celestial's CEO William Pfeiffer, who used to work with Disney, and then Sony Pictures Columbia Tri-Star kindly welcomed HKcinemagic.com and opened the doors to the legendary studio. He was our tour guide during these few unforgettable hours.
Celestial has jointly developed and published a series of six books from the two official publications "Southern Screen" (1957-79) and "Hong Kong Movie News" (1966-79) and documentaries on the Shaw films, all of which being the perfect movie fan's guide to the Shaw Film library. “Shaw produced some of the greatest martial arts films ever made,” said Pfeiffer.
After distributing films into cinemas, home video, television, Celestial prepares new ways for audience to experience the incredibly everlasting SB legacy.
In 2007, Celestial Pictures expands the world's largest Chinese film collection to the mobile platform and reaches new audiences. Celestial has launched Kung Fu TV, a mobile TV channel in
Thailand featuring selected content from the SB film library. It will consist of bite-sized segments - video clips that run for up to three minutes - of some of the most brilliant fight sequences from King Boxer, Dirty Ho, Legendary Weapons of China, etc.
Remakes are also underway, like The Flying Guillotine by Teddy Chen and Five Deadly Venoms by Che Kirk Wong.