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Thread: THE SHELL GAME (千王之王) (1980) Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cheng View Post
    Another TVB classic from the 1980s has become available on YouTube!

    The bad news: like THE BUND, CHOR LAU HEUNG (1979), and THE SMILING PROUD WANDERER (1984), soundtrack songs (vocal versions) have been muted out. How the HELL did TVB get itself into a situation where it loses the licensing to its own soundtrack music? Oh, well...if even international media giants such as NBC/Universal have difficulties with this, I guess it's difficult to blame poor old TVB. The 1980s never could have anticipated 21st Century media technology and copyright laws.
    Another one to add to my watch list, thanks!

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    more free pls

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    To add insult to injury regarding the soundtrack, ATV somehow managed to get the rights to use that soundtrack for their series King of Gambler, and even used the iconic Shell Game background music for their opening theme. In addition, they also played the theme to the Bund as a tribute to Shanghai. TVB must have been really upset about that, but utterly helpless to stop it if the music companies allowed it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LihBxZptLqQ

    On a side note, this series really had stars galore. Patrick Tse, Peter Yeung, Michelle Yim, Damian Lau, Cecilia Yip. It was also, I believe, Kristy Yeung's debut series. The supporting cast also had old favourites like David Lam, Eddie Ko, Wong Wan Choi, Tsui Yi Ngau, Money Lo, Lo Lieh - it was a shame the story ended with so many deaths, but that's probably consistent with life in Shanghai.

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