Category Archives: Reviews

Lament | aka Elegy of the Earth (1997) Review

AKA: Jisangmanga Director: Kim Hee-Cheol Cast: Shin Hyun-Joon, Lee Byung-Hun, Jeong Seon-Kyung Running Time: 87 min. BY JJ Hatfield When we first meet Lee Kwang Su (Shin Hyun Jun) he is in very bad shape. His entire life he has … Continue reading

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Eastern Condors (1987) Review

AKA: Condors Commando Director: Sammo Hung Writer: Sammo Hung Cast: Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Lam Ching-Ying, Dr. Haing S. Ngor, Joyce Godenzi, Yuen Wah, Yuen Wo-Ping, Yasuaki Kurata, Phillip Ko Fei, Billy Lau, James Tien, Ng Hon, Ha Chi-Chun, Billy … Continue reading

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Accidental Spy, The (2001) Review

Director: Teddy Chan Producer: Jackie Chan Cast: Jackie Chan, Vivian Hsu, Kim Min Jeong, Wu Hsing-kuo, Eric Tsang, Bradley James Allen, Cheung Tat-ming, Alfred Cheung, Ha Ping, Vincent Kuk, Scott Adkins Running Time: 108 min. By Numskull To say that “this … Continue reading

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Butterfly and Sword | aka Comet, Butterfly & Sword (1993) Review

Director: Michael Mak Tong Kit Writer: Gu Long Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Michelle Yeoh, Joey Wong Tsu Hsien, Jimmy Lin Chi Ying, Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Yip Chuen Chan, Elvis Tsui Kam Kong, Lee Ka Ting, John Chang Kuo … Continue reading

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Millionaire’s Express | aka Shanghai Express (1986) Review

AKA: Nobles’ Express Director: Sammo Hung Writer: Sammo Hung Cast: Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Olivia Cheng, Eric Tsang, Lam Ching-Ying, Kenny Bee (Chung Chun-To), Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Yukari Oshima, Wu Ma, Rosamund Kwan, Dick Wei, Richard Ng, Wang Lung-Wei, … Continue reading

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Alatriste (2006) Review

Director: Agustin Diaz Yanes Writer: Agustin Diaz Yanes, Arturo Perez-Reverte Producer: Alvaro Augustin, Antonio Cardenal Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Javier Camara, Unax Ugalde, Eduardo Fernandez Running Time: 145 min. By JJ Hatfield This is a great film! I was … Continue reading

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Wing Chun (1994) Review

AKA: The Legend of the Kung Fu Queen Director: Yuen Woo Ping Writer: Elsa Tang, Anthony Wong Producer: Yuen Woo Ping Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Kingdom Yuen King Tan, Waise Lee, Catherine Hung Yan, Norman Chu, Tsui Ah Fai, … Continue reading

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Beyond Our Ken (2004) Review

Director: Pang Ho Cheung Writer: Pang Ho Cheung Cast: Daniel Wu Yin Cho, Gillian Chung Yun Tung, Tao Hong, Jimmy Wong Ka Lok Running Time: 98 min. By Slaxor After really enjoying Edmond Pang’s previous film, ‘Men Suddenly in Black,’ … Continue reading

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Armageddon (1997) Review

Director: Gordon Chan Kar Shan Writer: Gordon Chan Kar Shan, Vincent Kok Tak Chiu Producer: Gordon Chan Kar Shan Cast: Andy Lau Tak Wah, Anthony Wong Chau Sang, Michelle Reis, Michael Ian Lambert, Kim Maree Penn, Vincent Kok Tak Chiu, … Continue reading

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Mob Sister (2005) Review

AKA: Ah Sou, A Sao Director: Wong Ching Po Writer: Szeto Kam Yuen Producer: Lawrence Cheng Cast: Annie Liu, Karena Lam, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Simon Yam, Eric Tsang, Alex Fong, Anthony Wong, Chan Chung Yung, O Chun Hung, Lau … Continue reading

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Adventurers, The | aka The Great Adventurer (1995) Review

Director: Ringo Lam Writer: Ringo Lam, Sandy Shaw Cast: Andy Lau, Rosamund Kwan, Wu Chien Lien, David Chiang, Paul Chun Pui, Philip Ko Fei, Nam Yin, William Ho Ka Kui, Georges Kee Cheung, Four Tse Liu Shut, Ron Yuan, Victor … Continue reading

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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky | aka Ricky Oh (1991) Review

Director: Nam Nai Choi Writer: Nam Nai Choi Producer: Chow Jan Tung Cast: Fan Siu Wong, Fan Mei Sheng, William Ho Ka Kui, Yukari Oshima, Tetsuro Tamba, Gloria Yip Wan Yi, Philip Kwok Chung Fung, Lam Suet, Frankie Chin Chi … Continue reading

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In the Line of Duty | aka Royal Warriors (1986) Review

AKA: Police Assassins Director: David Chung Chi-Man Producer: Dickson Poon Dik-Sun Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Sanada Hiroyuki, Michael Wong, Pai Ying, Chan Wai Man, David Lam Wai, Gam Hing Yin, Kenneth Tsang, Ninna Reiko, Chen Jing, Dennis Chan Running Time: 85 … Continue reading

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Super Dragon | aka Chinese Chien Chuan Kung Fu (1975) Review

AKA: Bruce Lee Superstar, Legend of Bruce Lee Director: Lin Bing Cast: Bruce Li (aka Ho Chung Tao, James Ho), Shan Mao, Paul Wei Ping Ao, Got Siu Bo, Tse Ling Ling, Lung Fei, Tai Leung, Woo Chau Ping Running … Continue reading

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My Young Auntie (1980) Review

AKA: Fangs of the Tigeress Director: Lau Kar-Leung Producer: Mona Fong Cast: Lau Kar Leung, Kara Hui, Hsiao Hou, Wang Lung Wei, Gordon Liu, Wilson Tong Wai-Shing, Kwan Yung-Moon, Walter Cho Tat-Wah, Yuen Tak, Robert Mak Tak-Law, Wang Ching-Ho, Wang … Continue reading

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