Author Archives: Paul Bramhall

Big Match (2014) Review

Director: Choi Ho Producer: Park Sang-Hyun Cast: Lee Jeong-Jae, Shin Ha-Gyun, Lee Sung-Min, BoA, Kim Yui-Seong, Bae Sung-Woo, Son Ho-Jun, Kim Yun-Sung, Choi Woo-Sik, Park Doo-Sik Running Time: 112 min. By Paul Bramhall Director Choi Ho is certainly not someone … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Interview with the author of the upcoming Alexander Fu Sheng book ‘The Biography of the Chinatown Kid’

Anyone familiar with the Shaw Brothers studio will no doubt be aware of Alexander Fu Sheng. A charismatic performer known for his mischievous persona and physical dexterity, he quickly became a favorite of both Chang Cheh and Lau Kar Leung, … Continue reading

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Helios | aka Equator (2015) Review

Director: Sunny Luk, Longman Leung Writer: Sunny Luk, Longman Leung Producer: Catherine Kwan Tung Tiu Cast: Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung, Chang Chen, Shawn Yue, Janice Man, Wang Xue Qi, Ji Jin-Hee, Choi Si-Won, Yoon Jin-Yi, Lee Tae-Ran, Kim Hae-Sook, Mike … Continue reading

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Shadowguard | aka The Blood Bond (2011) Review

AKA: The Blood Bond Director: Michael Biehn, Bey Logan Producer: Bey Logan, Eli Scher, Seth Scher Cast: Michael Biehn, Simon Yam, Phoenix Chou, Emma Pei, Jennifer Blanc, Xiao Keng Ye, Thomas Ho, Kenny Lo, Ridwan Amir, Michael Wong Mun-Tak Running … Continue reading

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Postman Strikes Back, The (1982) Review

AKA: The Postman Fights Back Director: Ronny Yu Producer: Raymond Chow, Yuen Woo Ping Cast: Leung Kar Yan, Chow Yun Fat, Yuen Yat Chor, Fan Mei Sheng, Cherie Chung, Eddie Ko Hung, Brandy Yuen Jan Yeung, Chiang Cheng, Lee Fat … Continue reading

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Wolf Warrior (2015) Review

Director: Jacky Wu Writer: Jacky Wu Producer: Don Yu Dong Cast: Jacky Wu, Yu Nan, Scott Adkins, Kyle Shapiro, Ni Dahong, Zhou Xiaoou, Shi Zhaoqi, Deng Ziyi, Tian Miaomiao, Ma Qiang, Shan Jiachen, Samuel Thivierge, Kevin Lee Running Time: 90 … Continue reading

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Saviour Monk, The (1975) Review

Director: Leung Chit Foo Producer: Chang Yan-Tao Cast: Doris Lung Chung Erh, Tong Wai, Philip Ko Fei, Chin Chi Min, Ma Cheung, Yuen Sam, Lee Ying, Tit Mang Chau Running Time: 87 min. By Paul Bramhall The Saviour Monk is … Continue reading

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Tiger Over Wall (1980) Review

Director: Tony Liu Jun Guk Writer: Tony Liu Jun Guk Producer: Alex Gouw Cast: Philip Ko Fei, Kong Do, Chu Tiet Wo, Hwang Jang Lee, Cheung Lik, Candy Wen, Chan Lau, Pak Sha Lik, Lau Hok Nin Running Time: 91 … Continue reading

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Ode to My Father (2014) Review

Director: Yoon Je-Kyun Writer: Park Soo-Jin Cast: Hwang Jung-Min, Kim Yunjin, Oh Dal-Su, Jung Jin-Young, Jang Young-Nam, Ra Mi-Ran, Hong Suk-Youn, Kim Seul-Gi, Lee Hyun, Uhm Ji-Sung, Jang Dae-Woong Running Time: 126 min. By Paul Bramhall When a major Korean … Continue reading

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Bieber and Rain pair up for McG’s ‘Lethal Weapon Reloaded’

In a Hollywood where increasingly nothing is sacred, it was announced yesterday that the Weinstein’s have started pre-production on a Lethal Weapon reboot, to be titled Lethal Weapon Reloaded. While there’s a certain inevitability about the movies we love eventually … Continue reading

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I Know Kung Fu: The Second Golden Era of Collecting Kung Fu

By Paul Bramhall Many kung fu movie fans who have been around since the genre’s beginnings would arguably call the 70’s and 80’s the golden era. It was a time when the movies could be experienced first hand as they … Continue reading

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Gangnam Blues (2015) Review

AKA: Gangnam 1970 Director: Yu Ha (aka Yoo Ha) Writer: Yu Ha (aka Yoo Ha) Producer: Yu Ha (aka Yoo Ha), Yu Jeong-hun Cast: Lee Min-Ho, Kim Rae-Won, Jung Jin-Young, Seol Hyun, Kim Ji-Su, Lee Yeon-Doo, Jung Ho-Bin, Eom Hyo-Seop, … Continue reading

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Strike of Thunderkick Tiger (1982) Review

AKA: My Name is Twin Legs Director: Park Woo Sang Writer: Raymond To Producer: Thomas Tang Cast: Charles Han, Casanova Wong, Bak Min Wong, Han Jee Ha, Peggy Min, Lisa Lee, Billy Yuen, Alfred Ma, Chan Taiyun, Dragon Lee, Phillip … Continue reading

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Girl at My Door, A (2014) Review

Director: Jeong Joo-ri Writer: Jeong Joo-ri Producer: Lee Jun-Dong Cast: Bae Doo-Na, Kim Sae-Ron, Song Sae-Byuk, Kim Jin-Gu, Son Jong-Hak, Na Jong-Min, Gong Myung Running Time: 119 min. By Paul Bramhall Korea has arguably been producing the best movies to … Continue reading

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Ace Attorney (2012) Review

Director: Takashi Miike Writer: Yukiko Ohguchi, Takeharu Sakurai Cast: Hiroki Narimiya, Takumi Saito, Mirei Kiritani, Akiyoshi Nakao, Shunsuke Daito, Akira Emoto, Rei Dan, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takehiro Hira, Eisuke Sasai, Makoto Ayukawa, Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi, Fumiyo Kohinata, Minami Hamabe Running … Continue reading

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Slaughter in Xian (1989) Review

AKA: Xian Massacre Director: Chang Cheh Writer: Chang Cheh Cast: Tung Chi Hwa, Cecilia Wong Hang Sau, Tu Yu Ming, Jia Kang Xi, Ku Wing Chuen, Wong Heung Wai Running Time: 100 min. By Paul Bramhall Director Chang Cheh is … Continue reading

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Taking Manhattan (1992) Review

Director: Kirk Wong Producer: Eric Tsang Cast: Carrie Ng, Lui Chi Yin, Andrew Chan Gwan, Jeff Lee Tak Wing, David Lea, Connie Cabret, Alana Jerins, Michael Lewis, Angelo Lopez, Jaclyn Ngai, Benny Nieves, Theresa Quinn, Anthony J. Ribustello, Janice Sanders … Continue reading

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Switch (2013) Review

Director: Jay Sun Writer: Jay Sun Producer: Han San Ping, Jay Sun Cast: Andy Lau, Tong Dawei, Zhang Jing Chu, Lin Chi-ling, Siqin Gaowa, Liu Yu Qi, Wu Xiu Bo, Ariel Aisin-Gioro Running Time: 122 min. By Paul Bramhall With … Continue reading

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Divine Move, The (2014) Review

Director: Jo Beom-Goo Writer: Yu Seong-Hyeop Producer: Seo Gang-Ho Cast: Jeong Woo-Sung, Lee Bum-Soo, Ahn Seong-Gi, Kim In-Kwon, Lee Si-Young, Ahn Gil-Gang, Lee Do-Kyung, Choi Jin-Hyuk, Jeong Hae-Gyun, Ahn Seo-Hyun, Kim Myung-Su, Hwang Chun-Ha Running Time: 118 min. By Paul … Continue reading

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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) Review

Director: Mark Hartley Writer: Mark Hartley Producer: Brett Ratner, Veronica Fury Cast: Olivia d’Abo, John G. Avildsen, Martine Beswick, Richard Chamberlain, Bo Derek, Lucinda Dickey, Michael Dudikoff, Robert Forster, Elliott Gould, Tobe Hooper, Just Jaeckin, Dolph Lundgren, Franco Nero, Molly … Continue reading

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