Tag: Chinese

Du Zhan (Drug War) [2012]

Du Zhan (Drug War), by frequent collaborators Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai (in this case Johnnie To directed and co-produced, while Wai Ka Fai wrote the script and…

Wu Dang [2012]

Directed by Patrick Leung, Wu Dang is a sort of Indiana Jones but with HK superstar Vincent Zhao (most notably Tsui Hark’s masterpiece Dao (the Blade) [1995], but…

Bu Er Shen Tan (Badges of Fury) [2013]

Bu Er Shen Tan (Badges of Fury) is a pretty typical HK zany police caper martial arts action comedy that is actually a mainland Chinese/HK co-production. It was…

Xue Di Zi (The Guillotines) [2012]

Andrew Lau Wai Keung. What Happened? Just like the special-effects Wu-Xia martial arts classics like Fung Wan: Hung Ba Tin Ha (The Storm Riders) [1998], Jung wa ying…

Man Of Tai Chi [2013]

  Kenanu [sic] Reeves has tried his hand at directing in this truly peculiar Chinese/Hong Kong/US co-produced martial arts film. Man of Tai Chi sees legendary Kung-Fu stunt…

Jianyu Jianghu (Reign of Assassins) [2010]

The promotional poster, DVD cover and most other publicity materials associated with this film boldly declare that this is ‘A JOHN WOO FILM’, but imdb tells me otherwise….

Wi Heom Han Gyan Gye (Dangerous Liaisons) [2012]

Exactly as I thought it would be. See it if you like period film, or romance, or HK or Chinese cinema, or Zhang Ziyi. Feels like WKW’s In…

Da Xiao Jiang Hu (Just Call Me Nobody) [2010]

Like Kung Fu Hustle [2004] but with less logic, Da Xiao Jiang Hu (Just Call Me Nobody) follows the story of Wu Di (Xiao Shen Yang) a poor shoe…

Gwaan Wan Ceong (The Lost Bladesman) [2011]

The Chinese historical war epic is a genre that keeps re-appearing year after year. As the film studios have gotten bigger, CG has become easier, and the mainland…