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An Autumn’s Tale | aka New York Romance (1987) Review

Director: Mabel Cheung Writer: Alex Law Kai Yui Producer: John Sham Kein Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Cherie Chung Chor Hung, Danny Chan Bak Keung, Gigi Wong Suk Yee, Wong Man, Brenda Lo Yip Mei Running Time: 98 min. By Vic … Continue reading

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Wild Card (2003) Review

Director: Kim Yu-Jin Writer: Lee Man-Hee Producer: Jang Yun-Hyeon Cast: Jeong Jin-Yeong, Yang Dong-Geun, Han Chae-Yeong, Gi Ju-Bong, Kim Myeong-Guk, Hwang Jun-Yeong, Yu Ha-Bok Running Time: 117 min. By Mighty Peking Man Four psychotic hoods are going around murdering and … Continue reading

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Replacement Killers, The (1998) Review

Director: Antoine Fuqua Writer: Antoine Fuqua Producer: Bernie Brillstein, Brad Grey, Terence Chang Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang, Jürgen Prochnow, Til Schweiger, Danny Trejo Running Time: 87 min. By Numskull I refuse to give this movie … Continue reading

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Anna and the King (1999) Review

AKA: Anna Director: Andy Tennant Writer: Anna Leonowens, Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes Producer: Lawrence Bender, Ed Elbert Cast: Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-Fat, Bai Ling, Tom Felton, Syed Alwi, Randall Duk Kim, Kay Siu Lim, Melissa Campbell, Deanna Yusoff, Mano Maniam … Continue reading

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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) Review

AKA: DOA, Dead or Alive Director: Corey Yuen Writer: J.F. Lawton, Adam Gross, Seth Gross Cast: Jaime Pressly, Holly Valance, Sarah Carter, Eric Roberts, Devon Aoki, Natassia Malthe, Kane Kosugi, Colin Chou, Robin Shou, Silvio Simac Running Time: 87 min. … Continue reading

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Assassin, The (1993) Review

Director: Billy Chung Siu Hung Writer: Roy Szeto Wai Cheuk Cast: Rosamund Kwan Chi Lam, Max Mok Siu Chung, Zhang Feng Yi, Zhao Jun, Ni Dahong, Cheung Chi Kwong Running Time: 81 min. By Numskull Ho-hum. Once you’ve stopped flinching … Continue reading

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Ashes of Time (1994) Review

Director: Wong Kar Wai Writer: Wong Kar Wai, Louis Cha Producer: Wong Kar-wai, Jeffrey Lau, Jacky Pang Cast: Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia, Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Carina Lau … Continue reading

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All of a Sudden (1996) Review

Director: Herman Yau Lai To Writer: Chau Ting Producer: Jenny Wong Git Jan, Victor Yeung Ga On Cast: Simon Yam Tat Wah, Irene Wan Pik Ha, Alfred Cheung Kin Ting, Dayo Wong Chi Wah, Fong Yue, Peter Ngor Chi Kwan, … Continue reading

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One-Armed Boxer 2, The | aka Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) Review

AKA: One Armed Boxer vs. The Flying Guillotine Director: Jimmy Wang Yu Writer: Jimmy Wang Yu Producer: Wong Cheuk Hon Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Kam Kong, Doris Lung Chung Erh, Sham Chin Bo, Lung Fei, Wong Wing Sang, Sit Hon, … Continue reading

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99 Cycling Swords | aka Lung Wei Village (1978) Review

Director: Tyrone Hsu Tien Yung Writer: Tyrone Hsu Tien Yung Producer: Ho Mei Tsing Cast: Polly Shian Kuan, Yao Hwa, Lo Lieh, Hu Chin, Lung Tien Hsiang Running Time: 91 min. By Numskull I know when I’m beaten. I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Seventh Curse, The (1986) Review

AKA: Doctor Yuen and Wisely Director: Nam Lai-Choi Producer: Raymond Chow Man-Wai Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Maggie Cheung, Chin Siu Ho, Dick Wei, Sibelle Hu, Ti Wei, Joyce Godenzi, Yasuaki Kurata Running Time: 81 min. By Perkele The best mixture … Continue reading

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7-Man Army (1976) Review

AKA: Seven Man Army Director: Chang Cheh Writer: Ni Kuang Cast: David Chiang, Ti Lung, Alexander Fu Sheng, Gordon Liu, Chen Kuan Tai, Lee I Min, Chi Kuan Chun, Pai Ying, Ting Wa Chung, Leung Kar-Yan, Johnny Wang, Miu Tin, … Continue reading

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7 Grandmasters | aka Return of the Seven Secret Rivals (1978) Review

AKA: Seven Grand Masters Director: Joseph Kuo Cast: Lee Yi Min, Lung Fei, Jack Long, Mark Long, Corey Yuen Kwai, Chin Yuet Sang, Alan Chui, Nancy Yen, Cheung Ching Fung, Lee Yan Wa, Yuen Sam, Ma Chin Ku, Chen Chiu, … Continue reading

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My Life’s On The Line | aka 60 Second Assassin (1979) Review

AKA: Sixty Second Assassin, Minute Fong Director: Wang Chung Kwong (Wang Chang-Kung) Cast: Leung Kar Yan, Wan Li Pang, Shu Jin Ping, Dean Shek Tin, Wang Yung Sheng, Wang Chi Sheng (Wang Chi-Sang) Running Time: 91 min. By Joseph Kuby … Continue reading

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Retribution Sight Unseen | aka 3 Days of a Blind Girl (1992) Review

Director: Chan Wing Chiu Producer: Alfred Cheung Kin-Ting Writer: So Man Sing Cast: Anthony Wong, Veronica Yip, Jamie Luk, Anthony Chan, Alfred Cheung Running Time: 83 min. By Gwailo The plot of Retribution Sight Unseen is lifted in part from … Continue reading

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36 Crazy Fists, The | aka Bloodpact (1979) Review

AKA: Secrets of the Young Master, The Master and the Boxer Director: Chan Chi Hwa Writer: Sze To On Cast: Tony Leung Siu Hung, Lau Kar Yung, Ma Hon Yuen, Paul Chun Pui, Ku Feng, Fung Hak On, Yen Shi … Continue reading

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2046 (2004) Review

Director: Wong Kar-Wai Writer: Wong Kar-Wai Producer: Wong Kar-Wai Cast: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Faye Wong Fei, Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau Ka-Ling, Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk, Tung Jei, Kimura Takuya, Bey Logan Running Time: 129 min. By Iuxion The latest … Continue reading

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100 Ways To Murder Your Wife (1986) Review

Director: Kenny Bee Producer: Wong Jing Writer: Law Kai Yui Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Joey Wang, Kenny Bee, Anita Mui, Wu Ma, Anthony Chan Running Time: 91 min. By Numskull For a black comedy, this is pretty grey. Chow Yun-Fat and … Continue reading

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All Men Are Brothers | aka Water Margin 2 (1973) Review

AKA: 7 Soldiers of Kung Fu, 108 Heroes Director: Chang Cheh, Wu Ma Producer: Sir Run Run Shaw Cast: David Chiang, Ti Lung, Chen Kuan Tai, Danny Lee, Michael Chan, Betty Chung, Guk Fung (Yu Feng), Lily Ho, Yueh Hua, … Continue reading

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Water Margin, The | aka 7 Blows of the Dragon (1972) Review

Director: Chang Cheh, Wu Ma, Pao Hsueh Lieh Producer: Sir Run Run Shaw Cast: David Chiang, Ti Lung, Lily Ho, Yueh Hua, Chin Feng, Guk Fung, Cheng Miu, Chen Kuan Tai, Danny Lee Sau-Yin, Tetsuro Tamba, Paul Chun Pui, Yuen … Continue reading

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