Adam Cheng (I) - News Poster

News

Zu: the movie that inspired Big Trouble In Little China

Craig Lines Jun 7, 2017

Our latest delve into martial arts cinema looks at the movie that inspired a John Carpenter favourite...

I've had a few comments here on my martial arts features asking "Where's the best place to start with martial arts films?" and I always find myself struggling to answer. The genre's so broad that it's hard to know what to recommend - different people will respond to different films, of course - and yet all this time, the perfect answer for Den Of Geek readers has been staring me in the face. If you've grown up on the geek diet of comic books, Star Wars, Lord Of The Rings, and the Diy SFX of Doctor Who, then the ideal martial arts starter movie for you is Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain (1983).

Zu was a significant film for the Hong Kong 'New Wave' movement that revolutionised the industry in the late 70s.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Forgotten Classics – Kirk Wong’s Gunmen (1988)

Made in 1988, Gunmen is one of the better gangster thrillers to come out of Hong Kong cinema in the 1980’s. Unfortunately, due to its availability, the film seems to have become largely forgotten, having disappeared in the crowd of other but not necessarily better Hong Kong gangster films of the time. Loosely based on the Brain De-Palma film The Untouchables (1987), the film stars Tony Leung Ka-fai as Ding Chun – Bee as a police officer in 1930’s Shanghai. He ends up on the case of the evil Haye, played by veteran actor Adam Cheng. Haye is an opium smuggler who also happens to have history with Ding, due to him torturing Ding and his friends during the war, when he was a Chinese...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 2 (79-60)

When it comes to making features like this one, i love the idea of coming up with my own personal “100 Great Kung Fu Movies” of all time. It is tough choosing just 100 because you know there are many more great Kung Fu movies that are not on the list.

I have decided that to make the list, a movie must have a few hand to hand moments during fight scenes in the movies chosen. If for example its mainly sword play with one fight scene hand to hand it won’t make the list. Its old school “style” Kung Fu movies, not modern day settings.

I understand everyone will have their own personal favorites and some may not agree with my list and that’s fine because it’s nice to have different opinions on this genre which keeps it fresh and alive when having good debates.

Anyway, thank you
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

List Of 30 Yuen Biao Movies To Enjoy

Yuen Biao is one of the greatest screen performers of all time. He exploded onto our screens when Sammo Hung cast him in the amazing movie Knockabout and he has never looked back since.

This list will be familiar with most fans around the world, but this list is also for people who are new to this genre and want to check out some great flicks. I have added a few movies, which are a bit low budget but does contain some nice action.

I know there are still many Yuen Biao movies i could have named in this list, some i shall give a mention to at the bottom of the feature. So i hope you like the movies i have listed, if your new to Yuen Biao please check out some of these great flicks.

1.Dreadnaught (1981)

Directed By: Yuen Woo Ping

Cast: Kwan Tak Hing, Leung Kar Yan,
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 7

Like millions of you around the world, i love Kung Fu movies. It is the only real genre that keeps me going back for more and that is why i will always love Kung Fu movies.

I know many of you have probably seen many of the movies i will post about, but this is also for anyone new to the genre of Kung Fu and even Swordplay and looking for other movies to enjoy. I hope you enjoy the movies i have listed and please feel free to comment about any of the movies.

1.Heroes Two (1974)

Director: Chang Cheh

Cast: Fu Sheng, Chen Kuan Tai, Bruce Tong, Wong Ching, Fong Sam, Fung Hak On, Lau Kar Wing

Fight Choreographer(s): Tong Gaai, Lau Kar Leung

Studio: Shaw Brothers

2.Shaolin Plot (1977)

Director: Huang Feng

Cast: James Tien, Chan Sing, Casanova Wong, Sammo Hung

Fight Choreographer(s): Sammo Hung
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 6

Like millions of you around the world, i love Kung Fu movies. It is the only real genre that keeps me going back for more and that is why i will always love Kung Fu movies.

I know many of you have probably seen many of the movies i will post about, but this is also for anyone new to the genre of Kung Fu and even Swordplay and looking for other movies to enjoy. I hope you enjoy the movies i have listed and please feel free to comment about any of the movies.

1.Hell’s Wind Staff (1979)

Director: Tony Wong Yuk Long, Tony Liu Jun Guk

Cast: Hwang Jang Lee, Meng Hoi, Meng Yuen Man, Jason Pai Piao

Fight Choreographers(s): Corey Yuen, Chin Yuet Sang, Hsu Hsia, Yuen Shun Yee

Studio: Yuk Long Movies

2.Incredible Kung Fu Master (1979)

Director: Cheung Tung Cho

Cast: Sammo Hung, Tung Wei,
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

King Of Kung Fu: Top 10 Jet Li Movies

From time to time i like to do features about my favorite top 10 movies for certain actors, this time it’s kung fu legend Jet Li. I hope you enjoy my top 10 list and remember, these are only my choices everyone will have a different top 10.

Here is the run down for my top 10 Jet Li movies.

10:Fong Sai Yuk (1993)

Director:Corey Yuen

Cast:Michelle Reis, Vincent Chiu, Josephine Siao, Peer Chan, Adam Cheng, Sibelle Hu

9:The Warlords (2007)

Director:Peter Chan

Cast:Andy Lau, Kaneshiro Takeshi

8:Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Director:Chris Nahon

Cast:Bridget Fonda, Sam Wong Shum

7:Once Upon A Time In China II (1993)

Director:Tsui Hark

Cast:Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, David Chiang, Hung Yan Yan, Max Mok

6:Last Hero In China (1993)

Director:Wong Jing

Cast:Gordon Liu, Leung Kar Yan, Nat Chan, Chung Fat

5:Once Upon A Time In China (1991)

Director:Tsui Hark

Cast:Yuen Biao,
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

Saving General Yang debuts on DVD and Blu-ray December 10th

This December 10th Ronny Yu’s acclaimed action drama film Saving General Yang is making its debut on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Saving General Yang had its world premiere at the 2013 Hong Kong International Film Festival and since then it has made an international box office hit. It’s directed by Ronny Yu (The Bride With White Hair, Fearless, Bride of Chucky, Freddy vs. Jason) and stars Adam Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Yu Bo, Vic Chau, Li Chen, Raymond Lam, Wu Chun, Fu Xin Bo, Xu Fan and Ady An. Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette “The Making of Ip Man: The Final Fight,” plus interviews with the cast and crew.

Synopsis

The film is based on an ancient Chinese folklore about seven brothers who fought against all odds to save their legendary warrior father. It is an epic tale about the renowned Song Dynasty’s
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Saving General Yang

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 10, 2013

Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98

Studio: Well Go USA

The battle begins in Saving General Yang.

The 2013 Chinese action drama film Saving General Yang is based on the ancient Chinese folklore of the seven brothers who fought against all odds to rescue their legendary warrior father.

The year is 986 in Northeast China during the early Northern Song dynasty when the Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and then find the way back alive—all to bring their father home.

Directed by veteran Ronny Yu (The Bride With White Hair, Fearless, Bride of Chucky
See full article at Disc Dish »

King Of Kung Fu: My Top 25 Golden Harvest Movies (25 – 11)

This is a run down of my favorite movies from the Golden Harvest studio. I had a tough time choosing the order, which i changed quiet a few times. So i hope you enjoy my list and i understand everyone has there own favorites and own list, so enjoy and let me know your favorites in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

25:The Young Master

Cast:Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Wang In Sik, Wai Pak, Lily Li, Sek Kin

24:Broken Oath

Cast:Angela Mao, Bruce Liang, Sammo Hung, Dean Shek

23:Hapkido

Cast:Angela Mao, Sammo Hung, Carter Wong, Wang In Sik

22:Way Of The Dragon

Cast:Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Bob Wall

21:On The Run

Cast:Yuen Biao, Pat Ha, Yuen Wah, Lo Lieh, Philip Ko

20:Duel To The Death

Cast:Norman Chu, Damian Lau, Eddie Ko, Casanova Wong

19:Mr.Vampire

Cast:Lam Ching Ying, Moon Lee,
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

King Of Kung Fu: My Top 25 Golden Harvest Movies (25 – 11)

This is a run down of my favorite movies from the Golden Harvest studio. I had a tough time choosing the order, which i changed quiet a few times. So i hope you enjoy my list and i understand everyone has there own favorites and own list, so enjoy and let me know your favorites in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

25:The Young Master

Cast:Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Wang In Sik, Wai Pak, Lily Li, Sek Kin

24:Broken Oath

Cast:Angela Mao, Bruce Liang, Sammo Hung, Dean Shek

23:Hapkido

Cast:Angela Mao, Sammo Hung, Carter Wong, Wang In Sik

22:Way Of The Dragon

Cast:Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Bob Wall

21:On The Run

Cast:Yuen Biao, Pat Ha, Yuen Wah, Lo Lieh, Philip Ko

20:Duel To The Death

Cast:Norman Chu, Damian Lau, Eddie Ko, Casanova Wong

19:Mr.Vampire

Cast:Lam Ching Ying, Moon Lee,
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

Fantasia Film Festival 2013: ‘Saving General Yang’ is a fine update of classic Shaw

Saving General Yang

Written by Ronny Yu and Edmond Wong

Directed by Ronny Yu

Hong Kong, 2013

*The following review is included in the Saturday Shaw Brothers column for its familiarity with several iconic Shaw epics. In fact it is actually another spin on a famous tale which Shaw Bros did tackle more than once in their history.

Ronny Yu’s journey as a director of feature films is eerily reminiscent of that experienced by John Woo. After early success in their native land, Yu and Woo, albeit at different times in their careers, ventured into the Hollywood system with mixed results at best. Action movie legend John Woo returned to Hong Kong and made an extraordinarily grand scale period piece in the mainland, Red Cliff. After Bride of Chucky and Freddy vs Jason, Yu headed back home and made one of Jet Li’s greatest films, Fearless. Now, after a seven-year wait,
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Film Review: ‘Saving General Yang’

Film Review: ‘Saving General Yang’
Based on a Chinese legend from the Song dynasty about seven brothers who fought Khitan invaders to rescue their father, “Saving General Yang” reps a curious cross between brawny machismo and sexy eye-candy. Veteran Hong Kong helmer Ronny Yu (“Fearless,” “The Bride With White Hair”) delivers reliably robust action but shows little concern for emotional finesse. Nevertheless, the shrewd casting of pan-Chinese pop idols alongside veteran actors lends a hip spin to an old-fashioned tale of chivalry. Pic did middling biz in China, which is showing signs of war-epic fatigue, but sales to Europe and Asia have reportedly been satisfactory.

The historical saga of the Yang family, whose members dedicated their lives to defending the Chinese border from invasions by the Khitan people (nomads from Mongolia and Manchuria), has been recounted in serial novels and opera for centuries, and has also spawned several films and TV series. However, the Yang
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Review: Saving General Yang is Solid with Glimpses of Greatness

Journeyman director Ronny Yu (The Bride With White Hair, Fearless) delivers his first film in seven years, a solid if unremarkable retelling of the legendary Yang family, with sporadic visual flourishes but a lightweight script that fails to develop its large roster of characters.Despite being in love with Liulang (Wu Chun), sixth son of revered General Yang (Adam Cheng), the beautiful Princess Chai (Ady An) is betrothed to the son of a rival clan leader. Defying their father's orders, Liulang and his younger brother enter into a duel for the Princess' hand, inadvertently starting a war that will destroy the clan - and much of the kingdom along with it.General Yang is forced into battle, only to find himself cut off and surrounded by enemy...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

Saving General Yang (2013) Movie Trailer 2: Adam Cheng, Ronny Yu

Saving General Yang Trailer 2. Ronny Yu‘s Saving General Yang (2013) movie trailer 2 stars Adam Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Fan Xu, Raymond Lam, and Chun Wu. Saving General Yang‘s plot synopsis: “The story of the Yang’s has been eulogized for hundreds of years in the Chinese society. It details the exploits of the [...]

Continue reading: Saving General Yang (2013) Movie Trailer 2: Adam Cheng, Ronny Yu
See full article at Film-Book »

Ronny Yu's Epic Saving General Yang Gets an Epic New Trailer

Based on a classic series of beloved books and plays, Ronny Yu's Saving General Yang is an old school wartime epic, starring veteran Hong Kong actor Adam Cheng as the titular General, and Ekin Cheng as the elest of his seven loyal sons who swear to rescue him.It looks to be a good year for Yu, who was recently named as the first choice to direct Silver Vase, Iron Knight, The Weinstein Company's sequel to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Before all that, however, he must deliver this large scale period drama, which will most likely debut at next month's Hong Kong International Film Festival. A new trailer has surfaced out of Taiwan, and while it is unsubtitled, readers should have no difficulty in gleaning a...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

Top 5 Kung Fu Choreographers of all time

5.Corey Yuen

Other names: 元奎

Yuan Kui

Yuan2 Kui1

Cory Yuen

Don Yuen

Yuen Fooi

Nationality: Hong Kong

Workplace: France, Hong Kong, USA

Cory Yuen as been choreographing movies since 1973, is first movie was Chinese Hercules, starring Bolo Yeung. He was a member of the Peking Opera Schools and one of the Seven Little Fortunes. In July 1981, Yuen made his Hong Kong directorial debut in 1982 film Ninja in the Dragon’s Den, along with Hiroyuki Sanada, Conan Lee and Hwang Jang Lee. In June 1985, Yuen made his American directorial debut in 1986 film No Retreat, No Surrender, which marked the film debut of Belgium martial artist actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

n 1993, he began an alliance and good friendship with action star Jet Li. He directed several of Li’s films, beginning with Fong Sai-yuk and Fong Sai-yuk II, and continuing through The Bodyguard from Beijing, The New Legend of Shaolin and My Father Is a Hero,
See full article at AsianMoviePulse »

Ronny Yu begins Saving General Yang

Production began this week on Ronny Yu's Rmb 200 million epic family drama Saving General Yang, starring Adam Cheng and Louis Koo as the patriarch and first son respectively. Based on a hugely successful series of books and plays, the film has twice been adapted for television in Hong Kong and so anticipation for a big screen version is expected to be high.Vic Chou, Chun Wu, Raymond Lam, Fu Xinbo and Yu Bo round out the cast and filming has kicked off in Henan province, China. This promises to be a grand action epic, detailing four generations of the same family and the tested loyalties therein, and could yield exciting things in the hands of Ronny Yu, whose last film - Jet Li starrer Fearless...
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

Painted Skin (1993) Movie Review

Not to be confused with the recent big budget blockbuster from Gordon Chan of the same name is King Hu’s “Painted Skin”, originally released back in 1993, and now finally resurfacing as a decent quality DVD. Although both films were based upon the same material from the collection “Strange Tales of Liaozhai” from Qing Dynasty Chinese writer Pu Songlin, they are markedly different in terms of approach. Whereas Chan unsurprisingly mined the text for special effects heavy set pieces, the legendary Hu instead aimed for atmosphere and understated sadness, making for an ethereal viewing experience that lingers long in the mind. Adding to the air of melancholy is the fact the film was actually his last, providing a bookend to a career which saw him helm countless classics including “Come Drink with Me”, “Dragon Inn”, and “A Touch of Zen”. Fittingly, he pulled together a top cast of genre favourites,
See full article at Beyond Hollywood »

See also

Credited With | External Sites