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Treasure Hunt | aka American Shaolin (1994) Review

Director: Jeff Lau Writer: Edward Tang, Fiba Ma, Lee Wai Yee Producer: Linda Kuk Mei Lai Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Wu Chien Lien, Gordon Liu, Philip Kwok, Chin Han, Choi Yue, Roy Chiao, Michael Wong Man Tak, Giorgio Pasotti, Jun … Continue reading

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Twin Dragons (1992) Review

AKA: Brother vs. Brother Director: Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark Producer: Ng See Yuen Cast: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Nina Li Chi, Teddy Robin Kwan, Johnny Wang, Guy Lai Ying Chau, David Chiang, Jamie Luk Kim Ming, Kirk Wong, Philip Chan, … Continue reading

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Thunderbolt | aka Dead Heat (1995) Review

Director: Gordon Chan Producer: Chua Lam Cast: Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen, Michael Wong, Thorsten Nickel, Ken Lo, Chu Yuan, Yuzo Kayama, Annie Man, Daisy Woo, Chin Kar Lok, Hon Chun, Michael Ian Lambert, Bruce Law, Michael Lui, Eguro Mari, Rebecca … Continue reading

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Sleepless Town | aka Fuyajo (1998) Review

Director: Lee Chi Ngai Writer: Lee Chi Ngai Producer: Masato Hara, Tsuguhiko Kadokawa Cast: Kaneshiro Takeshi, Mirai Yamamoto, Lung Sihung, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Kathy Chow Hoi Mei, Seijun Suzuki Running Time: 122 min. By Alexander “Now it all makes … Continue reading

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Shaolin Wooden Men | aka 36 Wooden Men (1976) Review

AKA: Shaolin Chamber of Death Director: Chan Chi Hwa, Lo Wei Producer: Lo Wei Cast: Jackie Chan, Kam Kong, Doris Lung Chung Erh, Chiang Kam, Miu Tak San, Liu Ping, Li Min Lang, Miu Tin, To Wai Wo, Weng Hsiao … Continue reading

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Heart of the Dragon | aka The First Mission (1985) Review

Director: Sammo Hung Producer: Leonard Ho Cast: Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Emily Chu, Lam Ching Ying, Meng Hoi, Peter Chan, Yuen Wah, Chin Kar Lok, Melvin Wong, James Tien, Anthony Chan, Billy Chan, Chan Chuen, Billy Ching, Chow Kong, Chu … Continue reading

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Sexy and Dangerous | aka Sexy Undercover Angels (1996) Review

Director: Billy Tang Writer: Philip Kwok Producer: Wong Jing Cast: Mariane Chan, Mimi Chu Mi Mi, Maria Cordero, Vincent Kok, Deon Lam Dik On, Michael Lam, Spencer Lam Seung Yi, Lee Kin Yan, Rachel Lee, Lee Siu Kei, Teresa Mak, … Continue reading

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All in the Family | aka It’s All in the Family (1975) Review

Director: Zhu Mu Writer: Yeung Hua Producer: Raymond Chow Cast: Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Dean Shek Tien, James Tien Chun, Tien Ni, Carter Wong Ka Tat Running Time: 97 min. By Vic Nguyen A Japanese girl’s dream film. … Continue reading

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Shanghai Grand (1996) Review

Director: Poon Man Kit Writer: Poon Man Kit, Matt Chow Hoi Kwong, Sandy Shaw Producer: Tsui Hark Cast: Andy Lau Tak Wah, Leslie Cheung, Ning Jing, William Ho Ka Kui, Amanda Lee Wai Man, Wu Hsing Kuo, Lau Shun, Almen … Continue reading

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King of Boxers | aka The Screaming Tiger (1973) Review

AKA: 10 Fingers of Steel Director: Kim Lung Writer: Hoh Ho Producer: Si Chiu Yam Cast: Jimmy Wang Yu, Cheung Ching Ching, Lung Fei, Liu Ping, Chi Laan, Shan Mao, Got Siu Bo, Ma Kei, Cheng Fu Hung, Hong Hoi, … Continue reading

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Away with Words | aka Kujaku (1999) Review

Director: Christopher Doyle Writer: Christopher Doyle, Tony Rayns Producer: Hiro Tokimori Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Kevin Sherlock, Mavis Xu, Georgina Hobson, Christa Hughes, Takanori Kubo Running Time: 86 min. By Mighty Peking Man A dispirited young man (Tadanobu Asano of “Ichi … Continue reading

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Baroness (2000) Review

Director: Anthony Lau Wing, Johnny Wang Lung Wei Producer: Lau Kei Cast: Anthony Wong Chau Sang, Chin Kar Lok, Anthony Lau Wing Running Time: 89 min. By TheFrankEinstein According to the DVD case, Baroness has three selling points: Anthony Wong, … Continue reading

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Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writers: Takashi Miike, Masa Nakamura Cast: Hideaki Ito, Masanobu Ando, Koichi Sato, Kaori Momoi, Yusuke Iseya, Renji Ishibashi, Quentin Tarantino Running Time: 120 min. By Mighty Peking Man For years, a small town named Yuda has been … Continue reading

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City on Fire (1987) Review

Director: Ringo Lam Producer: Karl Maka Writer: Shum Sai-Sing Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, Sun Yueh, Carrie Ng, Roy Cheung, Lau Kong, Mark Cheng, Wu Ma, Maria Cordero Running Time: 105 min. By Retter No frills raw undercover cop story … Continue reading

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Game of Death: Game Over!

I had the chance to interview Joe Kenney (author of the Best-Selling “The American Sound”) at a recent book convention in Dallas, Texas. He was there promoting his soon-to-be-released Bruce Lee book, “Game Over.” The book revolves around Bruce Lee’s … Continue reading

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Shaolin Monk Fights Back, The | aka The Wandering Monk (1980) Review

AKA: Roaming Monk Director: Cheung Wang Gei Cast: Ching Ching, Choi Wang, Chui Chung Hei, Lee Bing Hung, Lin Hsiao Hu, Yee Yuen Running Time: 85 min. By Milkcan Do not wander into this movie expecting a Kwai Chang Caine. … Continue reading

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Warriors Two (1978) Review

Director: Sammo Hung Writer: Sze To On Producer: Raymond Chow Cast: Casanova Wong, Leung Kar Yan, Sammo Hung, Fung Hak On, Lee Hoi San, Tiger Yeung Cheng Wu, Dean Shek Tien, Yeung Wai, Lau Kar Wing, Eric Tsang, Billy Chan, … Continue reading

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Matching Escort | aka Wolfen Ninja (1982) Review

AKA: Wolf Devil Woman 2, Venus the Ninja Director: Pearl Chang Ling Cast: Pearl Chang Ling, Meng Fei, Wong Hap, Peng Kang, Sek Fung, Chui Chung Hei, Chan Gwan Biu, Ho Hing Nam, Chai Hau Keung, Philip So Yuen Fung, … Continue reading

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Lead guitarist of super rock group ‘Flight Crew’ loses fingers

Mob boss Steiner once said: “You know, I once knew a super rock group in London. Called themselves the Flight Crew. Had brilliant potential. Brilliant. Yeah, but they were very stubborn. Their lead guitarist Iost a couple offingers one night.” … Continue reading

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