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 ...
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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 »
People will look back on this movie and say it was the best ever in Hong Kong action! It's really two movies in one! The Red Trousers part refers to the Peking Opera School days and how many stuntmen/actors came from that kind of background. These guys are for real! It's awesome! I don't know how they can do those crazy stunts! It's really cool the stuntmen had Robin do this movie because they don't get much credit - not according to the film anyway. In Hong Kong you are just expected to do it and if not you someone else. Those guys bust up their bodies and for not much money. My favorite though is Lost Time, the movie where Robin Evan is in a fantastic world of martial arts and magic and legend and Forest Devils. Won't explain that part - go see the movie, it'a winner! Jason
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