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Fist of Legend (Jing Wu Ying Xiong) [1994]

Fist of Legend (Jing Wu Ying Xiong) [1994] is classic Kung Fu cinema. Before writing a lengthy, gushing review; I’d like to simply, firmly, urge you to see…

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…

Lan Kwai Fong [2011]

Lan Kwai Fong (or LKF) is an area in Honk Kong with a lot of expensive bars, clubs and discos and an awful lot of foreigner behaving very…

Chat Kam Chat Jung Chat Sik Long (Beauty and the Seven Beasts) [2007]

Starring Eric Tsang Chi Wai as an over-the-hill and down-on-his-luck actor in the heady, totally made-up, Austin Powers-esqu Hong Kong 1960s that never was, Chat Kam Chat Jung…

Gongfu Guanlan (Kung Fu Dunk) [2008]

I’ve been generally banging on about how Gongfu Guanlan (Kung Fu Dunk) (formerly Slam Dunk – but they had to change it because of the popular manga) is…

Triad [2012]

For about half of the film, director Daniel Chan’s Triad is a fascinating and gripping HK film full of intrigue, violence and a compelling look into the sleazy…

Xi You Xiang Mo Pian (Journey to the West: Conquering Demons) [2013]

Xi You Xiang Mo Pian (Journey to the West: Conquering Demons) directed by (but surpirisingly not starring) Stephen Chow, takes elements of Wu Cheng’en classic, as well as…

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…

Lung Fu Moon (Dragon Tiger Gate) [2006]

There is definitely something in the idea that Eastern culture doesn’t really get cheesiness. There’s a complete lack of that ‘thing’ that Westerners find so abhorrent; that ‘too…