Author Archives: Paul Bramhall

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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Seven Warriors (1989) Review

Director: Terry Tong Writer: Tsang Kan Cheung Producer: John Sham Cast: Chen Jing, Adam Cheng, Jacky Cheung, Lisa Chiao Chiao, Elaine Kam, Benz Kong, Philip Kwok, Ben Lam, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Lo Lieh, Teresa Mo, Max Mok Siu Chung, … Continue reading

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Deadful Melody (1994) Review

AKA: Deadly Melody Director: Ng Min Kan Writer: Johnny Lee Gwing Gaai Producer: Ng Min Kan Cast: Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia, Yuen Biao, Carina Lau Kar Ling, Elvis Tsui Kam Kong, Wu Ma, David Lam Wai, Peter Chan Lung, Chung … Continue reading

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Special ID (2013) Review

Director: Clarence Ford Writer: Clarence Ford Producer: Suo Er Yong, Donnie Yen Cast: Donnie Yen, Andy On, Sally Jing Tian, Zhang Han Yu, Yang Kun, Qi Da Ji, Nina Pau, Frankie Ng, Collin Chou, Ken Lo, Rain Lau Yuk Chui, Evergreen … Continue reading

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Tom Yum Goong 2 | aka The Protector 2 (2013) Review

Director: Prachya Pinkaew Writer: Eakisit Thairaat Cast: Tony Jaa, RZA, Mum Jokmok, Yanin Vismitananda, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Marrese Crump, Rhatha Phongam, Vince Makiling, Ujal Thapa, Jawed El Berni, John Dang Running Time: 103 minutes By Paul Bramhall Tony Jaa has had … Continue reading

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Confession of Murder (2012) Review

Director: Jeong Byeong-gil Writer: Jeong Byeong-gil Producer: Jang Won-seok, Yoo Jeong-hoon Cast: Jung Jae-young, Park Si-hoo, Jeong Hae-gyoon, Kim Young-ae, Choi Won-young, Jo Eun-ji, Min Ji-ah, Jang Gwang, Lee Jae-goo, Kim Min-sang, Ryoo Je-seung Running Time: 119 min. By Paul … Continue reading

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Raid 2, The: Berandal (2014) Review

Director: Gareth Evans Writer: Gareth Evans Cast: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura, Cecep Arif Rahman, Cok Simbara, Yayan Ruhian, Very Tri Yulisman, Donny Alamsyah, Epy Kusnandar, Roy Marten, … Continue reading

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