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EROTIC GHOST STORY
ASHES OF TIME
CHEUNG
CHAN
DAYS OF BEING WILD
DRUNKEN MASTER II
DRUNKEN MASTER
FEARLESS
FIST OF LEGEND
FONG SAI-YUK
GORGEOUS
HARD BOILED
HUNG
JACKIE CHAN
KUNG FU HUSTLE
LESLIE CHEUNG
MCDULL
PROTECTOR
SAMMO HUNG
SHAOLIN SOCCER
STEPHEN CHOW
A BETTER TOMORROW
A CHINESE GHOST STORY
ALL FOR THE WINNER
ANDY LAU
ANTHONY WONG
ARMOUR OF GOD
AS TEARS GO BY
BIO ZOMBIE
BRUCE LEE
BULLET IN THE HEAD
CENTRE STAGE
CHOW
CHOW YUN-FAT
CHUNGKING EXPRESS
CITY ON FIRE
COME DRINK WITH ME
COMEDY
COSTUMES
CRIME STORY
DRAGON GATE INN
DRAGONS FOREVER
DRAGON LORD
EVERLASTING REGRET
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE
FIVE DEADLY VENOMS
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Erotic Ghost Story

  1. Erotic Ghost Story and Sex & Zen were both famous adult books in the past.
  2. Amy Yip, star of the original Erotic Ghost Story, makes a cameo appearance as a nun.

Ashes of Time

  1. Ashes of Time is one of the most controversial film of the 90s, at least in the Hong Kong film scene. (Web site)
  2. Ashes of Time is a film that is rewarding on successive viewings. (Web site)
  3. Ashes of Time is a very slow paced movie, there are a few action scenes in the movie but I found them useless and painful to watch. (Web site)
  4. Ashes of Time is an action film about inaction, memory, and wrong choices. (Web site)

Cheung

  1. Cheung is one of the nominees for the best actor award for his performance as a troubled psychiatrist in Lo Chi-leung's Inner Senses. (Web site)
  2. Cheung was also a box office attraction in Hong Kong: from 1990 to 1998, 13 out of 39 movies starred by him were listed as yearly top ten box office movies. (Web site)
  3. Cheung was also in The Heroic Trio, a film I caught at a midnight screening. (Web site)
  4. Cheung was also noted as one of the few Asian male stars to play openly gay characters. (Web site)
  5. Cheung was bisexual and once said in an interview of the Time magazine Corliss, R. (2001). "Forever Leslie", Time Magazine Asia Edition.

Chan

  1. Chan is a cultural icon, having been referenced in Ash's song " Kung Fu" and television shows Celebrity Deathmatch and Family Guy.
  2. Chan is a good commander, and he tries to teach his men to always be at the top of their game when they’re on the job. (Web site)
  3. Chan is a keen philanthropist and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, having worked tirelessly to champion charitable works and causes. (Web site)
  4. Chan is a keen philanthropist, having worked tirelessly to champion charity works and causes.
  5. Chan is a keen ppihaltnhorist and a UCINEF Goodwill Asdamsabor, having wokred tiserelsly to cpahmion cbahitarle works and causes.

Days of Being Wild

  1. Days of Being Wild is a compelling story of human emotion set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in the early 1960s.
  2. Days Of Being Wild is a period film, a drama played out in the 1960s and the period detail production design and location wrangling is spot on. (Web site)
  3. Days of Being Wild is a film that rewards only as much as the viewer is willing to put in. (Web site)
  4. Days of Being Wild is a good movie, and one which I would recommend for a viewing, especially if you have liked some of Wong Kar-Wai's other films. (Web site)
  5. Days of Being Wild is the film that cemented Wong Kar-Wai's reputation as an influential, relevant and exciting new director.

Drunken Master Ii

  1. DRUNKEN MASTER II is a classic, plain and simple. (Web site)
  2. Drunken Master II is a jaw-dropping masterpiece of cinema.
  3. Drunken Master II was an enormous success in Hong Kong, grossing HK$ 40,971,484 during its theatrical run.

Drunken Master

  1. DRUNKEN MASTER is one of Jackie Chan's all time greats (the film itself is a 5 star film, only this DVD gets a 3 star rating).
  2. A Drunken Master is a formidable boxer with or without alcohol.
  3. Drunken Master is a million times better than all of those films put together.
  4. Drunken master is the break out movie for jackie chan.
  5. The Drunken Master is one of those films.

Fearless

  1. Fearless is a film for the ages, and I hope a film that sees Ronny Yu gain the critical admiration he so rightfully deserves.
  2. Fearless is a martial arts biopic of Huo Yaun Jia, a famous Chinese kung fu master during the early 1900's.
  3. Fearless is a story about Chinese martial arts guru Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910), who founded the Jing Wu Men (Chin Woo) martial arts school in Shanghai . (Web site)
  4. Fearless is a very angry and violent film offset by moments of extreme beauty and quietness: a trait typical in Yu's work.
  5. Fearless was released on June 23, 2006 in the United Kingdom, and on September 22, 2006 in the United States.

Fist of Legend

  1. Fist of Legend was one of the most influential and powerful films to come out of Hong Kong in the 90's, drawing rave reviews from both critics and audiences. (Web site)
  2. Fist of Legend is a kung-fu classic.
  3. Fist of Legend is a powerhouse film that gets just about everything right when it comes to creating a modern martial arts film.
  4. Fist of Legend was a deferential nod to Bruce Lee’s Fist of Legend. (Web site)

Fong Sai-Yuk

  1. Fong Sai-yuk II (or Fong Sai Yuk juk jaap) is a 1993 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Corey Yuen and starring Jet Li as tht title character.
  2. Sum (Siao, Fong Sai-Yuk) is a well known Cantonese opera star, a woman who has played only male roles for the last twenty years. (Web site)
  3. External links Fong Sai-yuk II at Hong Kong Cinemagic This article about a martial arts film is a stub.

Gorgeous

  1. Gorgeous was a box office success in Hong Kong, grossing HK $ 40,545,889 during its theatrical run. (Web site)
  2. Gorgeous is a great change of pace for Jackie and, overall, just a quality romantic comedy.
  3. Gorgeous is something new from Jackie Chan. (Web site)
  4. Gorgeous is the story of Bu (Hsu Chi), a young woman from a small Taiwanese fishing village, looking for true love.
  5. Gorgeous was originally conceived purely as a love story, with Chan as producer, but not as one of the film's cast. (Web site)

Hard Boiled

  1. HARD BOILED is the last movie directed by John Woo in Hong-Kong, his native country.
  2. HARD BOILED is a near perfect action film and a real no-brainer purchase for Asian cinema fans.
  3. Hard Boiled is a film which takes the audience on a journey of one Hong Kong policeman and an unlikely assassin who are on a quest for justice and identity.
  4. Hard Boiled is a sleek, stylish action movie.
  5. Hard Boiled is also a wonderfully acted movie with excellent first rate action direction. (Web site)

Hung

  1. Hung is one of the celebrities honoured on the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong. (Web site)
  2. Hung is a novice private investigator searching for a beautiful pickpocket named Sylvia (Lola Ferner) whose thieving teams her up with Chan and Yuen. (Web site)
  3. Hung is a renegade plainclothes policeman who chases a crazed killer and his gang into neighboring Shenzhen.
  4. Hung was also responsible for the Lucky Stars comedy film series in the 1980s.
  5. Hung was formally accepted into the school and took the name Yuen Chu (all the members took the surname Yuen out of respect -- and fear -- of their sifu). (Web site)

Jackie Chan

  1. Jackie Chan is a successful singer in Hong Kong and Asia, having begun producing records professionally in the 1980s. (Web site)
  2. Jackie Chan - an archaeologist, who works part-time for Section 13. (Web site)
  3. Jackie Chan is a celebrity chef turned reluctant hero after he rescues a pretty journalist from the clutches of a ruthless drug lord.
  4. Jackie Chan is a successful singer in Hong Kong and Asia, having begun professionally producing records in the 1980s.
  5. Jackie Chan is a successful singer in Hong Kong and across Asia, having started professionally producing records in the 1980s.

Kung Fu Hustle

  1. Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 Hong Kong martial arts film directed and co-written by Stephen Chow.
  2. Kung Fu Hustle is a humorous mockery of the wuxia genre, played and directed by Stephen Chow.
  3. Kung Fu Hustle is a humorous parody and a special tribute to the wuxia genre, played and directed by Stephen Chow.
  4. Kung Fu Hustle is a humorous parody and mockery of the wuxia genre, played and directed by Stephen Chow.
  5. Kung Fu Hustle is a prime example. (Web site)

Leslie Cheung

  1. Leslie Cheung was a superstar in Hong Kong and all over Asia.
  2. Leslie Cheung is a psychiatrist who does not believe ghosts exist, and explains them away as a construct of our overactive brains.
  3. Leslie Cheung is the first generation of Pepsi stars in Asia.
  4. Leslie Cheung was born Cheung Fat Chung on September 12, 1956 in Hong Kong, the youngest of ten children. (Web site)
  5. Leslie Cheung was cool, bottom line. (Web site)

Mcdull

  1. McDull is a cartoon pig character that was created in Hong Kong by Alice Mak and Brian Tse (who also created another cartoon pig called McMug). (Web site)
  2. McDull is a male pig who can be distinguished by a birthmark on McDull's right eye.
  3. McDull is a male pig who can be distinguished by a birthmark on his right eye. (Web site)
  4. McDull is a pig, plump and plush with an orange-ribbed eye, somewhat witless and sickly but with a great lazy parenthesis of a smile. (Web site)
  5. McDull is a piglet who lives with his mother, Mrs.

Protector

  1. The Protector is a 1985 Hong Kong action film that was martial arts movie star Jackie Chan 's second attempt at breaking into the American film market. (Web site)
  2. Protector was another of Jackie's disastrous attempts to break into Hollywood.
  3. The Protector is a 1985 Hong Kong action film that was martial arts movie star Jackie Chans second attempt at breaking into the American film market. (Web site)
  4. The Protector is a easy to assemble project.
  5. The Protector is a movie from Thailand and filmed in Australia which was released in 2006.

Sammo Hung

  1. Sammo Hung is a Chinese actor, producer and director known for his work in many kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. (Web site)
  2. Sammo Hung was a fellow opera school student of Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao.
  3. Sammo Hung was not only the director and a supporting actor in this film; he is also the action director (fans of the auteur theory should take note).
  4. Sammo Hung was one of the directors for Project A, besides being stunt co-ordinator.
  5. Sammo Hung was originally going to be the action director for Star Wars Episodes 1, 2 & 3 (because of his work on Moon Warriors).

Shaolin Soccer

  1. Shaolin Soccer is a success of Hong Kong film-making industry. (Web site)
  2. Shaolin Soccer is a classic underdog story a la The Bad News Bears (1976) but with its sports sequences done in the style of The Matrix (1999).
  3. Shaolin Soccer is a pleasant chinese movie.
  4. Shaolin Soccer is a tale of redemption and salvation.
  5. Shaolin Soccer is an entertaining romp that deserves to be as hugely successful here as it was in its native country.

Stephen Chow

  1. Stephen Chow was born in Hong Kong in 1962 and grew up in Shanghai, along with three sisters.
  2. Stephen Chow is certainly one of the best Actor-Directors working, falling short of only more serious veterans like Beat Takeshi.
  3. Stephen Chow is one of the best new directors coming out of China.
  4. Stephen Chow is the unforgettable master and integrity of comedy movie.
  5. Stephen Chow was born in Hong Kong on June 22nd, 1962 on the year of the Tiger. (Web site)

A Better Tomorrow

  1. A Better Tomorrow is one of Woo's best films; with it he founded the genre of heroic bloodshed, and won CYF his first Best Actor from Hong Kong.

A Chinese Ghost Story

  1. Further, in the same year (1987), he appeared in Tsui Hark 's A Chinese Ghost Story (directed by Ching Siu-tung).
  2. A Chinese Ghost Story has been widely praised for infusing the genre with humor, action, romance, and inventive special effects.
  3. The Mandarin language VHS and VCD versions of "A Chinese Ghost Story" have the songs in Mandarin, making the language sound consistent. (Web site)

All For The Winner

  1. This movie is a sequel to both God of Gamblers, which included Andy Lau's character, and to All for the Winner, which starred Stephen Chow and Ng Man Tat.
  2. The key turning point in his career came only a year later, when he had his first starring role in the 1990 Chow Yun-Fat spoof "All for the Winner".
  3. This time, Andy Lau 's character teams up with Stephen Chow 's character from All for the Winner.

Andy Lau

  1. Andy Lau is for me, the Keanu Reeves of Hong Kong – good looking, but all his expressions look the same.
  2. Andy Lau is the other big name in the film. (Web site)
  3. Andy Lau was the only star that remained from the original ' God Of Gamblers ' and also the one real similarity between the two films. (Web site)

Anthony Wong

  1. Anthony Wong is THE sexy guy in that film (imho) and the bath house scene was so funny.
  2. Anthony Wong is a PE teacher who gets approached by an urban sorcerer who offers him unlimited erotic dreams.
  3. Anthony Wong is a harried family man who spends most of his time out of the house playing mah-jong.
  4. Anthony Wong is a ruthless killer, though as he says, "I only kill those who deserve killing," so I guess that makes it alright.
  5. Anthony Wong is also a possibility, maybe as his sidekick.

Armour of God

  1. At the Hong Kong box office, Armour of God was Jackie Chan's biggest hit up to that point, grossing HK $35,469,408 in its theatrical run.
  2. He also was a location manager on three Jackie Chan films, Wheels on Meals, The Protector and Armour of God.
  3. Armour of God ( Chinese: ------------, Long xiong hu di) is a 1986 Hong Kong martial arts - action film co-directed by, and starring Jackie Chan.

As Tears Go By

  1. He made his directing debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By, also produced by Alan Tang. (Web site)
  2. AS TEARS GO BY and DAYS OF BEING WILD were the first HK movies to be issued on DVD in 16:9 by a local video label. (Web site)
  3. Cheung got her next big break, and her chance to prove herself as a dramatic actress, when Wong Kar-Wai cast her in his 1988 crime drama As Tears Go By. (Web site)

Bio Zombie

  1. Bio Zombie is a Hong Kong zombie-comedy film from 1998, starring Jordan Chan. (Web site)

Bruce Lee

  1. Bruce Lee was one of the most influential martial artist of the 20th century.
  2. Bruce Lee was so incredible, not only because of his martial arts expertise, but also because of his furious spirit. (Web site)
  3. Bruce Lee was something Americanized, and Jet Li was a traditional Chinese kungfu artist. (Web site)

Bullet In The Head

  1. Bullet in the Head was an experiment to do that, which is why the film was made without a hero." "Chow Yun-Fat has a very special quality as an actor. (Web site)

Centre Stage

  1. I came to know Shanghai intimately in 1990 when I was researching for Centre Stage and then again in 1994 for Red Rose, White Rose.
  2. Centre Stage, the Kwan film that firmly established Cheung as a major star as well as award winning actress, was made in 1992. (Web site)
  3. In total, Tony has appeared in more than 90 films including Stanley Kwan's Actress ( aka Centre Stage) and Wong Kar Wai's Ashes of Time.

Chow

  1. Chow is a big fan of Bruce Lee, and his films often contain references and homages to the martial artist star.
  2. Chow is a big fan of Bruce Lee, and his films often contain references to the late actor. (Web site)
  3. Chow is a big fan of Chinese Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee, and his films often contain references to him. (Web site)
  4. Chow is a big fan of the popular anime and manga series, Dragon Ball.
  5. Chow is a greatly imaginative visualist and the film contains any number of hilarious sight gags.

Chow Yun-Fat

  1. Chow Yun-Fat is a Chinese actor from Hong Kong, playing in mostly dramatic movies.
  2. Chow Yun-Fat was almost blown up when the explosion outside the mansion door being more powerful than expected.

Chungking Express

  1. CHUNGKING EXPRESS is the movie that introduced many in America to Wong Kar Wai and is the first movie from Quentin Tarrantino's Rolling Thunder label. (Web site)
  2. ChungKing Express is a modern love tale setted in the contemporary scenes of HK, telling two stories of two night-beat cops. (Web site)
  3. Chungking Express is a better film than Fireworks, a Japanese film of little emotion, action or interest. (Web site)
  4. Chungking Express is one of the great HK classics for good reason.
  5. Chungking Express is the only romantic comedy in that group. (Web site)

City On Fire

  1. City on Fire is a decent movie, a bit boring at times, and the violence isn't as hardcore as I was hoping for. (Web site)
  2. City on Fire is a hard movie to criticize, being that it isn't a poorly made or boring film. (Web site)
  3. City on Fire is a slightly misleading title for this late 1970s Canadian disaster film.
  4. City on Fire is a transcendant novel in that it goes beyond most works of science fiction.
  5. City on Fire is a well-made movie with an involving focus. (Web site)

Come Drink With Me

  1. Chan appeared with Li again the following year, in The Love Eterne (1963) and had a small role in King Hu 's 1966 film, Come Drink with Me. (Web site)
  2. Tripitikas then joins with gorgeous Golden Sparrow, an obvious allusion to Golden Swallow and Come Drink with Me.
  3. But its mixture of the genial and the brutal can be seen in his wuxia films like Come Drink With Me and Dragon Inn.

Comedy

  1. The comedy was in a form that could be viewed as either slapstick or camp. (Web site)
  2. The comedy was varied: satirical, physical, stupid, etc.

Costumes

  1. The costumes are all awesome.
  2. The costumes are distinctively Chinese. (Web site)
  3. The costumes are very colorful and artistically designed.
  4. The costumes were very thick so I didn't feel anything.

Crime Story

  1. Crime Story is a 1993 Hong Kong action film, directed by Kirk Wong and Jackie Chan, who also stars in the film. (Web site)

Dragon Gate Inn

  1. Maggie Cheung (sigh) owns the Dragon Gate inn, in the middle of the desert. (Web site)
  2. King Hu and Chang Cheh continued to excel as directors of the genre with, respectively, Dragon Gate Inn and The One-Armed Swordsman. (Web site)

Dragons Forever

  1. In 1988 Chan starred alongside Hung and Yuen for the last time to date, in the film Dragons Forever.
  2. It has been compared (favorably) to Chan's fights against kickboxer Benny Urquidez in Wheels on Meals and Dragons Forever.
  3. Yuen Biao, Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung (left to right) in "Dragons Forever", the last film all of the "three brothers" appeared in together. (Web site)

Dragon Lord

  1. Dragon Lord is also known as Young Master in Love and Dragon Strikes in other countries.
  2. Dragon Lord is an interesting early directorial attempt by a very young Jackie Chan.
  3. Dragon Lord is the first good Jackie Chan film.
  4. Dragon Lord was originally conceived as a sequel to Young Master, to be called Young Master in Love. (Web site)

Everlasting Regret

  1. The people behind both 'Everlasting Regret' and 'Election' were dedicated.
  2. Leung is also nominated for Everlasting Regret, in which he plays a man with a crush on a lifelong friend, a Shanghai beauty. (Web site)
  3. Sammi Cheng (Infernal Affairs, Everlasting Regret) is a cold workaholic who is not averse to the odd cruel outburst of threatening behaviour.

Farewell My Concubine

  1. Farewell My Concubine is a masterpiece of Chen Kaige, one of the greatest of the fifth generation Chinese directors.
  2. Farewell My Concubine is a milestone in Cheng Kaige's directing career.
  3. Farewell My Concubine is the first Chinese film to have won the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival .

Five Deadly Venoms

  1. Five Deadly Venoms is the film that made them who they were.

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