Oct 16

The Warlord (1972) aka Da jun fa

No list of the screen’s comic geniuses would be complete without Michael Hui Kwun-man. He created a hilarious and lovable comic persona that was both uniquely Asian but also universally beloved. This, his first film, not only showcased his incomparable sense of humor but revolutionized Hong Kong comedy. Evoking Chaplin, he plays a warlord in early 20th Century China, but makes the role his own with both laughs and some of the sexiest ladies on the Shaw Brothers lot.

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Oct 16

Ryuji (1983) aka 竜二

This is an excellent piece of cinema, about life of yakuza (gangster) and his family. Ryuji tries to quit yakuza and spend a decent life with his wife Mariko and daughter Aya…but as he’s used to getting easy money, it’d become hard for him to work hard and get little. Eventually he’s back to where he belongs.

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Oct 14

Bewitched Area Of Thousand Years (1991) aka Qian Nian Mo Jie

Chow broke through a symbol of the ancestor of Wu in a snake hole accidentally when he went hunting for treasures 19 years ago. It then made the snake’s evil able to harm people. After 19 years old, it makes her daughter kill the people around her. Yuk’s boyfriend Siu Kit is then asked for help from the wizard. They cooperate altogether to defeat the evil in order to stop him to injuring more people…

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Oct 13

The Street Car Named Desire (1993) aka Ri luo ka men

Nip Chi Wah had just been released from prison, he went to Shunzhen to help Ling smuggling to Hong Kong. In Shunzhen, he was seduced by a mysterious girl Amy. Amy left suddenly, but Nip could not forget this fatal attraction. Ling and Nip had different characters, however, when Nip helped Ling to treat her wound, they could not avoid the body temptation, finally they made love. Ling thus fell deeply for Nip, but Nip treated this as an one night stand. Carbon noticed that Nip neglected Ling, one the other hand, Nip wasted a lot of effort to find Amy. Carbon showed sympathy to Ling and try to get close to her. Nip found Amy at last. In fact, Amy was the mistress of Brother Chow, who was in jail and would be released soon. Amy was rebellious and fond of playing love games, so she tempted Nip to chase her. Nip could not resist her attraction, he tried every means to court her with no fear of the threat from Chow’s gang. Ling left Nip with a broken heart……

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Oct 10

Turning Gate (2002) aka Saenghwalui balgyeon

Actor Kyung Soo leaves Seoul to visit an old classmate. The reunion with his friend does not amount to much, but the trip does lead to some romantic encounters. He gets involved with two women, first a young college student whom he leaves without a moment’s thought and then a woman whom he deems his fated partner. As Kyung Soo becomes increasingly invested in this second relationship, he begins to notice certain coincidences and similarities that recall past pairings, blurring his conception of exactly which woman, which relationship, he is so desperately holding on to.

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Oct 09

Heroes Shed No Tears (1986) aka Ying xiong wu lei

The Thai government hires a group of Chinese mercenaries to capture a powerful drug lord from the Golden Triangle. The mercenaries manage to capture the drug lord, but soon find themselves pursued by his forces, and the forces of a bitter Thai officer. The Chinese mercenaries are vastly outnumbered, and as their numbers begin to dwindle, their desperation pulls them into a corner as their enemies close in on them.

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