Dec 14

Honeymoon (1984) aka Mitsugetsu

Tetsuaki is an unpublished novelist who makes his living by taking odd jobs. When Tetsuaki hears that Mitsuko, a staff at a publishing house, is getting married, he confesses his love to her. Mitsuko rejects him. But after the engagement is broken off she falls in love with Tetsuaki. Unfortunately, Mitsuko comes from a rich family and finds it demeaning to live a life that is too much deprived of material comforts.

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Dec 10

The Ghost Chasers (1986) aka Bi gui zhuo

A dinner party at a Hong Kong high-rise goes awry when party guest Judy Hsu (Shu-Yuan Hsu) becomes a victim of poltergeists and, as a result, her spirit returns to carry out the sinister plans of the evil presence. Security guards Chu Bong (Jing Wong) and Fan Pien-Chou (Shui-Fan Fung) later discover that their office high-rise is haunted by demons of the Japanese war dead from World War II. The evil spirits plan to seek revenge by claiming the lives of humans frequenting the building that were born on a certain year and time. Bong and Chou are on the victims list and, fearing for their lives, seek the help of Taoist priestess (Joyce Godenzi) to vanquish the ghosts.

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Nov 12

One Way Only (1981) aka Dan cheng lu

Acclaimed actor Danny Lee, known for his role in john Woo’s The Killer, has his directing debut in One Way Only, a Hong Kong Easy Rider, where the road and motorbikes are symbols of freedom against government oppression, which Jack Kerouac’s sees as a way of discovering oneself. Li plays a motorbike workshop owner that although injured during an illegal motorcycle race, continues to race regardless of the physical consequences and the law, because the road rules all.

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Nov 09

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) aka Mishima

A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese author Yukio Mishima. Three of the segments parallel events in Mishima’s life with his novels (The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko’s House, and Runaway Horses), while the fourth depicts the actual events of the 25th Nov. 1970, “The Last Day”.

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Nov 07

And Now What’s Your Name (1984) aka Xian sheng gui xing

Kenny Bee plays a free lance photographer. Although he is a nice guy, his lack of ability to assert himself decisively causes him to drift from one woman to another. He meets three women of first is a concubine of a millionaire. He circulates around the wealthy set in Hong Kong by accompanying her. He wants to go steady with her, but she has other ideas. He then meets a club hostess. She’s serious about him but he’s not. Then he meets a daughter of a millionaire who calls all her boyfriends “Simon”, so he’s introduced to everyone as “Simon”. This relationship doesn’t last long either. In the end he’s the one who is alone by himself due to his indecisive behavior. The subplot of the movie is the way people take advantage of each other, and how Kenny’s character gets caught in their play.

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