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Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 5

2010’s In my previous article there was a comment regarding a film that I had left out. I apologise in advance if there are any films that I miss out. This may be due to me simply forgetting or just...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 6

It would turn out that Enthiran wouldn’t be the only Indian film that Yuen Woo Ping would work on. He would go on to create the fight scenes for the romantic thriller I (2014). Although it does have some well...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 4

2000’s Continued It would be three years after the success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon before Chow Yun Fat would star in another film. Surprisingly he decided to follow that classic up with the comic book movie Bulletproof Monk (2003),...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 3

2000’s Even though Rush Hour was a critical and financial success, Jackie Chan chose not to solely focus on the American market. Following Rush Hour, Chan would go on to star in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999), a very different...

Osaka 2017: Festival Opens Friday With An Award for Hong Kong Action Icon Kara Wai

The Osaka Asian Film Festival throws open its doors once again this Friday for nine days of new cinema gathered from across Asia. The Opening Gala will include a screening of Yuhang Ho’s Hong Kong action drama Mrs K and...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 2

Moving into the 1990’s Golden Harvest would once again make an attempt for American success. Unfortunately their first American made film of the decade was the poor China O Brien (1990), an attempt by Golden Harvest to launch star Cynthia...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 1

Throughout the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Hong Kong cinema produced many films that to this day are considered to be the best action films ever made. Films like Police Story (1985), The Killer (1989), Once Upon a Time in China...

Hong Kong 2017: Edward Yang Retrospective Unveiled, Including New TAIPEI STORY Restoration

All seven of Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang's feature films will be screened at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, to mark the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker's death, it was announced today.    That Day, on the Beach (1983),...

Jackie Chan, Charles Bronson Join Masters of Cinema in April

Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will...

The Young and Dangerous Series and the people behind it: Young and Dangerous 4 - 1997

In their fourth outing, it’s pretty much more of the same from the Young and Dangerous clan. Fans of the continuing series will still find a lot to enjoy in Young and Dangerous 4 (1997), but this is probably the...

Review: RAILROAD TIGERS, Jackie Chan vs. Japanese Invaders

Jackie Chan last found success in Hollywood by mentoring young Jaden Smith in a remake of the surprisingly decent The Karate Kid. That was more than six years ago. Since then, Chan has rarely been seen in North American theaters....

Macau 2016 Review: THE MOLE SONG: HONG KONG CAPRICCIO Sees Miike Find His Sweet Spot

Bursting with anarchic energy and awash with lurid colours, The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio surpasses its 2013 predecessor in sheer entertainment value as a consistently ridiculous crime caper.    Prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike again takes the helm, with...

Review: SWORD MASTER Honours Wuxia Tradition Through Bold Reinvention

Nearly 40 years after Chor Yuen launched his acting career in the Shaw Brothers classic Death Duel, director Derek Yee returns to Gu Long’s source novel for a ravishing new adaptation. With Tsui Hark producing and action choreography from Yuen...

Review: SKY ON FIRE Goes Down in Flames

Last year saw Ringo Lam, the acclaimed Hong Kong director behind such action spectaculars as City on Fire and Full Contact, stage a comeback with his first feature film in more than a decade. Wild City was a rather modest...

Sadly Forgotten: The life and career of Big Silly Head and the Blue Jean Monster (1991)

Only Hong Kong cinema could produce an actor like Shing Fui-On, affectionately known as Big Silly Head by his fans. Alternating between playing comedy characters to playing the worst villains cinema has to offer, Shing Fui-On built a successful acting...

The Young and Dangerous Series and the people behind it: Young and Dangerous 3 - 1996

There will be spoilers within, so if you haven’t seen Young and Dangerous 3 yet, I would advise watching it before reading this. Coming hot on the heels of Young and Dangerous 2, the third entry in the series turns...

There Are More Bullets In Ringo Lam's SKY ON FIRE Trailer Than Most Complete Films.

Bang! Bangbang! Bangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbang! Cue building falling down. Smash window. Bangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbangbang! There you go, that's a summary of the brand new trailer for Ringo Lam's upcoming Daniel Wu starring action thriller Sky On Fire in which there apprently weren't enough things...

THE ADVENTURERS: Andy Lau, Shu Qi And Jean Reno Offer High Stakes Heist Action In Stephen Fung's Latest

After a foray into US television as a producer and second unit director on Badlands following his massive 2012 two part Tai Chi Hero epic, director Stephen Fung returns to the big screen with upciming effort The Adventurers and -...

The Young and Dangerous Series and the people behind it: Young and Dangerous 2 - 1996

Coming only two months after the release of the first film in the series, Young and Dangerous 2 actually improves on its predecessor. Young and Dangerous 2 focus more on the complexities of gang life, and is decidedly less comic...

The Young and Dangerous Series and the people behind it: Young and Dangerous - 1996

Starting back in 1996, the Young and Dangerous series went on to spawn numerous sequels and spinoffs, and went on to make stars of Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan and Francis Ng as well as feature a host of Hong Kong...