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I had recently watched the latest Sammo Hung film, My Beloved Bodyguard (2016). The film opened to some unfavourable reviews and made me realise how out of touch I am with what modern audiences look for in a film. Because of this I began to look at Sammo Hung’s earlier films, and decided to revisit one of his best known series of films. The Lucky Stars Series is one of the more popular action comedy series from Hong Kong. Beginning in 1983 and finishing in 1996, it starred some of the biggest stars in the Hong Kong film industry of the time, namely Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan and also gave early roles to future Hong Kong superstars such as Andy Lau, Rosamund Kwan &...
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Sammo Hung is regarded as one of the greatest Kung Fu performers of his generation. His high tempo, hard htting fight sequences have captured audiences all over the world. Future generations will look back and watch in amazement, witnessing one of the very best in world cinema.
Peking Opera Days
The Peking Opera school was run from a small theatre by Master Yu Jim Yuen, this was where Sammo Hung would begin his journey. In them days, the stundents would normally enroll for around 10 years, each day performing gruelling tasks for up to 18 hours a day which included training in the Martial Arts, weapons training, acrobatics, acting and singing. The Peking opera of course brought together Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Corey Yuen, Yuen Tak and Yuen Mo, who would eventually be known as the 7 Little Fortunes. They took the first name “Yuen” in a sign of »
2 items from 2016
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