Author Archives: Paul Bramhall

Man on High Heels (2014) Review

Director: Jang Jin Writer: Jang Jin Producer: Jang Jin Cast: Cha Seung-Won, Oh Jeong-Se, Lee Som, Go Kyung-Pyo, Shin Sung-Hun, Jo Bok-Rae, Park Chang-Hee Running Time: 125 min. By Paul Bramhall In many ways the gangster genre is to the … Continue reading

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Lupin the Third (2014) Review

AKA: Lupin III Director: Ryuhei Kitamura Writer: Mataichiro Yamamoto, Monkey Punch Cast: Shun Oguri, Meisa Kuroki, Gou Ayano, Tadanobu Asano, Tetsuji Tamayama, Vithaya Pansringarm, Rhatha Phongam, Thanayong Wongtrakul, Kim Jun, Jerry Yan, Nirut Sirichanya, Nick Tate, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, Yuka Nakayama … Continue reading

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No Tears for the Dead (2014) Review

Director: Lee Jeong-beom Writer: Lee Jeong-beom Producer: Kim Seong-Woo, Baek Hyeon-Ik Cast: Jang Dong-Gun, Kim Min-Hee, Kim Hee-Won, Kim Jun-Sung, Go Woo-Lim, Ju Young-Ho, Jang In-Seop, Lee Seung-Chan, Park Sang-Hun, Brian Tee Running Time: 116 min. By Paul Bramhaull Director … Continue reading

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Prison Girl (2008) Review

Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu Writer: Chisato Okawara Producer: Masaru Ikeda Cast: Asami, Yoko Satomi, Hiroaki Yanagi, Mari Yamaguchi, Yukiharu Inoue, Fumiaki Kato Running Time: 60 min. By Paul Bramhall Out of all the Japanese sub-genres, the Pink Eiga movie is perhaps … Continue reading

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Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013) Review

AKA: New Chinese Odyssey Director: Stephen Chow, Derek Kwok Producer: Stephen Chow, Wang Zhonglei Cast: Wen Zhang, Shu Qi, Huang Bo, Chrissie Chow, Lee Sheung Ching, Eddie Yeung Lun, Tong Liya, Xing Yu Running Time: 110 min. By Paul Bramhall … Continue reading

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Raw Force | aka Kung Fu Cannibals (1982) Review

AKA: Shogun Island Director: Edward D. Murphy Writer: Edward D. Murphy Producer: Frank E. Johnson, Lawrence Woolner Cast: John Dresden, Cameron Mitchell, Hope Holiday, Jillian Kesner, Rey Malonzo, Geoffrey Binney, Jewel Shepard, Camille Keaton, Jennifer Holmes, Vic Diaz, Rolly Tan, Reymond King Running … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Jungle | aka Kung Fu Killer (2014) Review

Director: Teddy Chen Writer: Lau Ho Leung, Mak Tin Sue Producer: Albert Lee Cast: Donnie Yen, Bai Bing, Charlie Young, Wang Baoqiang, David Chiang Da Wei, Alex Fong Chung Sun, Zhang Lan Xin, Stephen Tung Wei, Chin Kar Lok, Xing … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Zombie (1981) Review

AKA: Kung Fu Zombies Director: Wa Yat Wang Writer: Wa Yat Wang Cast: Billy Chong Chun Lai (aka Willy Dozan), Kong Do, Kwan Yung Moon, Cheng Hong Yip, Chan Lau, Pak Sha Lik, Jeng Kei Ying, Woo Wai, Wong Yu … Continue reading

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Mission Terminate | aka Return of the Kickfighter (1987) Review

AKA: Revenge of the Kickfighter Director: Anthony Maharaj Writer: Joe Mari Avellana Cast: Richard Norton, Bruce Le (Huang Kin Long), Rex Cutter, Judy Greene, George E. Mahlberg, Nick Nicholson, Henry Strzalkowski, Dick Wei, Franco Guerrero Running Time: 90 min. By … Continue reading

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Zombie 108 (2012) Review

AKA: Z-108 Director: Joe Chien Writer: Joe Chien Producer: Joe Chien Cast: Yung Cheung, Yvonne Yao, Tai Bo, Jack Kao Jie, Dennis To, Lena Lam, Cica Zhou By Paul Bramhall “The first genre movie combining apocalypse and zombie in Chinese … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Interview with Hwang Jang Lee

Four decades ago, Hwang Jang Lee burst onto kung fu movie screens with his thunderous kicks, and for the next 20 years he didn’t stop kicking. There’s not too many Hong Kong legends that haven’t been on the receiving end … Continue reading

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Iceman (2014) Review

AKA:Iceman 3D Director: Law Wing Cheong Producer: Stephen Shiu Jr., Stephen Shiu, Gao Jun Writer: Mark Wu, Lam Fung, Shum Shek-yin Cast: Donnie Yen, Wang Baoqiang, Eva Huang Sheng Yi, Simon Yam, Lo Hoi Pang, Jacqueline Chong Si Man, Lam … Continue reading

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Lucy (2014) Review

Director: Luc Besson Writer: Luc Besson Producer: Virginie Silla Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbæk, Analeigh Tipton, Nicolas Phongpheth Running Time: 89 min. By Paul Bramhall Back in the 1990’s Luc Besson was … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014) Review

Director: Wong Ching Po Writer: Angela Wong Producer: Wong Jing Cast: Philip Ng Wan Lung, Andy On Chi Kit, Mao Jun Jie, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Jiang Lu Xia, Chen Kuan Tai, Yuen Cheung Yan, Fung Hak On, Yolanda Yuan … Continue reading

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Moebius (2013) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Writer: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Kim Ki-Duk, Kim Woo-Taek, Kim Soon-Mo Cast: Cho Jae-Hyu, Seo Young-Joo, Lee Eun-Woo, Lee Eun-Woo, Kim Jae-Rok and Kim Jae-Hong Running Time: 88 min. By Paul Bramhall Kim Ki-duk has remained one of … Continue reading

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Korea & Kung Fu: A Retrospective on Fire!

In popular opinion, it seems to have become a common fact that it was Bruce Lee that led to the kung fu movie becoming a massive hit in the US, with his 1973 movie Enter the Dragon. While its influence … Continue reading

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Constable, The (2013) Review

Director: Dennis Law Writer: Dennis Law Producer: Dennis Law Cast: Simon Yam, Lam Suet, Maggie Siu, Sam Lee, Lo Hoi Pang, Ken Lo, Niu Meng Meng, Maggie Li, Nick Zy Yi, Mia Chan Jing Yi, Eddie Cheung Siu Fai Running … Continue reading

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Association, The (1975) Review

Director: Jeong Chang Hwa Writer: Hui Gwok, Jeong Chang Hwa Cast: Tien Ni, Yue Bing Lung, Angela Mao, Zhao Lei, Suen Lam, Chiang Nan, Fang Mien, Sammo Hung, Wang In Sik, Chiu Hung, Lee Kwan, Wilson Tong, Carter Wong, Simon … Continue reading

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Angels 2 | aka Iron Angels 2 (1988) Review

AKA: Angel 2, Fighting Madam 2 Director: Stanley Tong Writer: Teresa Woo San Cast: Alex Fong, Moon Lee Choi Fong, Elaine Lui Siu Ling, Gary Siu Yuk Lung, Sin Ho Ying, Jackson Ng Yuk Su, Yuen Tak Running Time: 90 … Continue reading

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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013) Review

Director: Tsui Hark Writer: Chen Kuo Fu, Tsui Hark Cast: Mark Chao, Feng Shaofeng, Kenny Lin Geng Xin, Kim Bum, Angelababy, Deng Chao, Carina Lau Kar Ling, Hu Dong, Chen Kun, Sheng Jian, Ma Jing Jing Running Time: 133 min. … Continue reading

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