Celestial 'Flying' into mobile market


HONG KONG -- Celestial Pictures said Friday it will promote Shaw brothers classics such as "The Flying Guillotine" in high definition format at MIPCOM 2007 and debut its Mobile & Internet TV Awards nominee "The King Boxer" mobisodes at the market.

Other HD titles include "The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter", "The Five Deadly Venoms," and "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin." Celestial will also promote 'bite-size' segments of kung fu film clips from the Shaw brothers library such as "Twelve Gold Medallions" re-edited into short two- to three-minute episodes and enhanced by animation and music remixes.

On Oct. 10 in Cannes, "King Boxer" will stand for the award for "Best Short Film, originally created or repurposed for mobile" at the MIPCOM Mobile and Internet TV Awards.