Author Archives: Paul Bramhall

Return of the Valuables (1975) Review

Director: Chui Dai-Gwan Writer: Gam Kim Producer: Chen Ching-Te Cast: Chen Tao, Joan Lin Feng-Chiao, Gary List, Lee Seung, Lam Chi, Miao Tian, Lan Yun, Gam Kim, Chen Chiu, Chan San-Yat, Tsang Ming-Cheong, Yeung Hung, Keung Hon, Wong Goon-Hung, Chui … Continue reading

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Master Killers | aka The Master Avenger (1980) Review

AKA: The Master Avenger Director: Wong Hung Cheung Cast: Casanova Wong, Blacky Ko Sau Leung, Philip Ko Fei, Bolo Yeung Tze, Chiang Kam, Suen Kwok Ming Running Time: 92 min. By Paul Bramhall There’s an old romantic cliché that goes something … Continue reading

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Daisy (2006) Review

Director: Andrew Lau Writer: Felix Chong Producer: Hoon-tak Jung Cast: Jeong Woo-Sung, Jun Ji-Hyun (Gianna Jun), Lee Sung-jae, Cheon Ho-Jin, Simon Yam Tat Wah, David Chiang Da Wei, Yu Sun-Cheol, Dion Lam Running Time: 110 min. By Paul Bramhall On … Continue reading

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Shadowless Sword (2005) Review

AKA: The Legend of the Shadowless Sword Director: Kim Young-Jun Writer: Kim Tae-Gwan, Shin Jun-Hee Cast: Yun So-Yi, Lee Seo-Jin, Shin Hyun-Joon, Lee Gi-Yong, Jeong Ho-Bin, Park Seong-Woong Running Time: 98 min. By Paul Bramhall The words ‘Korean’ and ‘wuxia’ … Continue reading

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Rage | aka Tokarev (2014) Review

Director: Paco Cabezas Writer: Jim Agnew, Sean Keller Cast: Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Peter Stormare, Danny Glover, Max Ryan, Michael McGrady, Judd Lormand, Max Fowler, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Ron Goleman, Aubrey Peeples Running Time: 92 min. By Paul Bramhall For … Continue reading

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Master Strikes, The (1980) Review

Director: Kao Pao Shu Writer: Kao Pao Shu Cast: Meng Yuen Man, Tony Ching Siu Tung, Casanova Wong, Yen Shi Kwan, Eddie Ko Hung, Wong Mei Mei, Max Lee Chiu Jun, Meg Lam Kin Ming, Sham Chin Bo, Chan Ling … Continue reading

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Fox Hunter (1995) Review

AKA: Hunting Fox Director: Stephen Tung Wai Producer: Joe Cheung, Benny Kong Cast: Jade Leung, Jordan Chan, Yu Rong Guang, Ching Fung, Guy Lai Ying Chau, Ng Git Keung, Roger Lee Yue Ling Running Time: 92 min. By Paul Bramhall … Continue reading

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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: Wu Jing Writer: Wu Jing Producer: Don Yu Dong Cast: Wu Jing, 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 (1981) 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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