I’ve just finished watching the movie last night and found it quite entertaining As most of you probably already know, this movie was released during Chinese New Year in February earlier in the year and now available on DVD!
The highlight in the series was definitely the cameo appearances of the many many TVB artist! Special mention to Bernice Liu & Ron Ng’s look in the series! They were a total crack up! I really liked the 1960s scene at the start of the movie too- Charmaine’s portrayal as the landlord was entertaining!
Extract about the movie:
An homage to the 1973 Shaw Brothers classic House of 72 Tenants, the 2010 all-star comedy 72 Tenants of Prosperity packs in well more than 72 stars into its hilarious lineup. Leading a huge ensemble cast of over 100 actors, Jacky Cheung and Eric Tsang feud away as immature rival shop owners, with Anita Yuen, Stephy Tang, and TVB stars Bosco Wong, Linda Chung, and Wong Cho Lam playing their family members. Familiar faces and distinctly Hong Kong humor occupy every corner of the movie, making 72 Tenants of Prosperity the perfect successor to the film that inspired it, and to the Lunar New Year comedy tradition.
Kung (Eric Tsang) and Kin’s (Jacky Cheung) rivalry goes way back to the seventies when they fought over the same girl, who eventually became Kung’s wife (Anita Yuen). Now they run competing phone stores right across from each other on Mongkok’s busiest street, and stretch their minds trying to outdo each other with crazy promotions. There’s absolutely no mixing with the enemy in these parts – until Kung and Kin’s kids fall for each other! Further chaos breaks out when the landlord triples the rent of all the shop owners to force them out for redevelopment.
A joint production from Shaw Brothers and TVB directed by Eric Tsang and Patrick Kong, 72 Tenants of Prosperity features many, many Hong Kong celebrities in supporting and cameo roles. TVB sent out practically the station’s entire roster of artists including Raymond Lam, Fala Chen, Ron Ng, Myolie Wu, Bernice Liu, Charmaine Sheh, Kate Tsui, Michael Tse, Sunny Chan, Kevin Cheng, Lawrence Ng, Joe Ma, Kenneth Ma, Derek Kwok, and Joyce Tang to name a few. And everyone from singers Justin Lo, Fama, Andy Hui, and Denise Ho to actors like Lam Suet, Gordon Lam, Dicky Cheung, Nat Chan, Sam Lee, Maggie Siu, Wayne Lai, and Prudence Liew show up for a Mongkok stroll. Even Kelly Chen makes an appearance as herself. Catching all the cameos and references in 72 Tenants of Prosperity could be the ultimate test of your Hong Kong pop culture knowledge!
Credits to: YesAsia
Which were your favourite scenes/cameo appearances?