A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious ... See full summary »
A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious stuntmen, and many current working stuntmen, profiled through interviews and clips that showcase their work. It explores their death-defying feats and foolhardy working methods and traces their origin back to the original Hong Kong stuntmen known as "red trousers" - a term used to describe acrobats in Peking Opera. By incorporating the martial arts, fantasy, adventure short action film, "Lost Time," the viewer is given an actual account of how stunts are created and executed on film. Written by
The scenes of Robin Shou being "interviewed" were shot by Shou, by himself. Shou set up the camera outdoors and filmed himself as though he were responding to a prompter's questions, choosing to do so without a partner because he knew exactly what he wanted to say. According to him, Hong Kong citizens passing by on the street stared perplexedly at the man speaking English to thin air. See more »
Very insightful to a world that is rarely uncovered....
Red Trousers is a movie that give you an insightful look upon the life of a Hong Kong Stunt person. Their dedication, and enthusiasm will guide you into the lives of these young men, women and children.
Robin Shou, puts on a great documentary which highlights his excitement which is caught in his personal interviews and stories among his cohorts.
These young men and women who dedicate their lives in both physical and mental attributes can fully be appreciated in this movie.
The ending pulls everything together where you can see the end product of hundreds of hours of blood, sweat and tears.
Go out and buy this DVD!!! http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?PAGE=PROFRAME&PROD_ID=1101746
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