Author Archives: Martin Sandison

Crazy Couple (1979) Review

Director: Ricky Lau Writer: Raymond Wong Cast: Lau Kar Yung, Dean Shek, Lily Li Li Li, Eric Tsang, Peter Chan, Wong Ching, Fung Hak On, Ho Pak Kwong, Mars, Huang Ha, Chik Ngai Hung Running Time: 90 min.  By Martin Sandison The … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Interview with Hong Kong filmmaker Herman Yau

With dozens of credits as a cinematographer and director, Herman Yau is one of the most prolific filmmakers ever to have worked in Hong Kong cinema. His most notorious films have come in the horror genre, especially the extreme classics Bunman: … Continue reading

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New World (2013) Review

Director: Park Hoon-jung Writer: Park Hoon-jung Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-sik, Hwang Jung-min, Song Ji-hyo, Park Sung-woong, Kim Yoon-seong, Na Kwang-hoon, Park Seo-yeon, Choi Il-hwa Running Time: 134 min.  By Martin Sandison Filmmaker Park Hoon-jung has a limited filmography, but as the … Continue reading

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Chasing the Dragon (2017) Review

Director: Wong Jing Cast: Donnie Yen, Andy Lau, Kent Cheng, Phillip Keung, Wilfred Lau, Yu Kang, Kent Tong, Michelle Hu, Xu Dong-Dong, Felix Wong, Bryan Larkin, Philip Ng, Jonathan Lee, Lawrence Chou, Wang Qian-Yu, Kenneth Tsang, Chan Wai-Man, Terence Yin … Continue reading

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Villainess, The (2017) Review

Director: Jeong Byeong-gil Writer: Jung Byung-gil, Jung Byeong-sik Cast: Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun, Sung Joon, Kim Seo-hyung, Jo Eun-ji, Lee Seung-joo, Son Min-ji, Min Ye-ji, Kim Yeon-woo, Jung Hae-kyun Running Time: 129 min. By Martin Sandison Some action movies come along … Continue reading

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Shock Wave (2017) Review

Director: Herman Yau Writer: Herman Yau, Erica Lee Cast: Andy Lau, Jiang Wu, Song Jia, Philip Keung, Ron Ng, Wang Ziyi, Felix Wong, Shek Sau, Liu Kai-chi, Cheung Chun-kit, Louis Cheung, Babyjohn Choi, Felix Lok Running Time: 118 min. By … Continue reading

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Rage | aka Anger (2016) Review

Director: Sang-il Lee Writer: Shuichi Yoshida, Sang-il Lee Cast: Gou Ayano, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Mitsuki Takahata, Hideko Hara, Ken Watanabe, Kenichi Matsuyama, Aoi Miyazaki, Chizuru Ikewaki, Mirai Moriyama, Suzu Hirose, Takara Sakumoto, Pierre Taki, Takahiro Miura Running Time: 142 min. By … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Interview with Hong Kong legend Eric Tsang

On the back of the great success of his wonderful and moving new film, Mad World, Eric Tsang appeared at the 19th Far East Film Festival in Udine. Prior to the screening he was presented with the Golden Mulberrry Lifetime Achievement … Continue reading

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Mad World (2016) Review

Director: Wong Chung Writer: Wong Chung, Florence Chan Producer: Derek Chiu, Heiward Mak Cast: Eric Tsang, Shawn Yue, Elaine Jin, Charmaine Fong Running Time: 101 min. By Martin Sandison The name Eric Tsang conjures up images of Golden Harvest comedies like My Lucky Stars (I’ll never forget … Continue reading

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Sleep Curse, The (2017) Review

Director: Herman Yau Writer: Erica Li, Lee Sing Cast: Anthony Wong, Jojo Goh, Gordon Lam Ka-Tung, Michelle Wai, Mak Kwai-Yuen, Chye Yang, Pearlly Chua, Yip Ching-Fong, Bryant Mak Ji-Lok Running Time: 102 min. By Martin Sandison After this year’s Udine Far East Film Festival … Continue reading

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Mrs K (2016) Review

Director: Ho Yuhang Writer: Ho Yuhang, Chan Wai Keung Cast: Kara Hui, Simon Yam, Wu Bai, Faizal Hussein, Kirk Wong, Fruit Chan, Li Xuan Siow Running Time: 90 min. By Martin Sandison For me, one of the big draws of this year’s Udine Far East Film Festival … Continue reading

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Incredible Kung Fu Master, The (1979) Review

AKA: The Kung Fu Master Director: Joe Cheung Tung Cho Cast: Stephen Tung Wei, Sammo Hung, Philip Ko, Lee Hoi San, Peter Chan, Chung Fat, Dai Sai Aan, Huang Ha, Cecilia Wong, Meng Hoi, Austin Wai, Billy Chan, Lam Ching Ying, … Continue reading

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