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Review Round-Up: ‘Three’ & ‘Sword Master’

Three

Stars: Louis Koo, Wei Zhao, Wallace Chung, Siu-Fai Cheung, Suet Lam, Hoi-Pang Lo, Michael Tse, Adrian Wong, Kathy Wu | Written by Ho Leung Lau, Tin Shu Mak | Directed by Johnnie To

When a cop, a wounded crime boss and a doctor are thrown together in the hustle and bustle of an emergency room, a hospital descends from a pristine sanctuary to an explosive battleground. Bullets fly in a when the crime boss’s gang turn up to try and rescue him, and the cop must prevent innocent lives from being caught in the crossfire.

Johnny To’s hospital-set thriller is a Die Hard-esque tale that instantly recalls the John Woo classic Hard Boiled and yet is in no way similar in story and action. Like a number of his films before this, To takes his time building his film – introducing his characters, exploring their motivations etc. – before finally getting
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Ho Meng Hua’s “Black Magic” is a cult combination of gore, nudity and slapstick

The script starts with black magician Shan Chien Mi performing a ritual for a woman who wants her adulterer husband and his mistress dead. The spell succeeds but after a while, the magician has to abandon the village he lived in, when a good magician destroys his house.

The story then changes setting and we are introduced to sultry Mrs Zhou, the widow of a construction magnate, who is set on seducing one of her employees, Xu Nuo. He, however, is engaged, and being faithful and honest, resists her aggressive flirting. Mrs Zhou also has a suitor, Liang Chia Chieh, a fortune hunter playboy, who just wants her for her money. When the two of them have a fight, Liang learns from a friend that a black magician living in the forest can help him.

Liang eventually finds him, but soon discovers that he has received much more than he has bargained for,
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40 Ti Lung Movies To Enjoy Part 2/2

http://asianmoviepulse.com/2016/01/40-ti-lung-movies-enjoy-part-12/2/ – Part 1

Ti Lung is known for his awesome catalogue of movies, over the years he was a leading star at The Shaw Brothers Studio and appeared in well over a 100 movies. I have put together a list of movies, which i have enjoyed over the years. *This is not a Top 40 list.

21.Anonymous Heroes (1971)

Cast:David Chiang, Cheng Li, Cheng Miu, Wong Chung

Director:Chang Cheh

Fight Choreographer:Lau Kar Leung, Tong Gaai

22.All Men Are Brothers (1975)

Cast:Chen Kuan Tai, David Chiang, Wong Chung, Bolo Yeung, Danny Lee, Ku Feng

Director:Chang Cheh, Wu Ma

Fight Choreographer:Tong Gaai, Lau Kar Leung, Lau Kar Wing, Chan Chuen

23.Clans Of Intrigue (1977)

Cast:Yueh Hua, Li Ching, Nora Miao, Ku Feng

Director:Chu Yuan

Fight Choreographer:Wong Pau Gei, Tong Gaai

24.Heroic Ones (1970)

Cast:David Chiang, Lily Li, Chan Sing, Chan Chuen, Ku Feng, Bolo Yeung

Director:Chang Cheh

Fight Choreographer:Lau Kar Wing,
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40 Ti Lung Movies To Enjoy Part 1/2

Ti Lung is known for his awesome catalogue of movies, over the years he was a leading star at The Shaw Brothers Studio and appeared in well over a 100 movies. I have put together a list of movies, which i have enjoyed over the years. *This is not a Top 40 list.

1.Have Sword, Will Travel (1969)

Cast:David Chiang, Li Ching, Ku Feng, Cheng Miu,

Director:Chang Cheh

Fight Choreographer:Tong Gaai, Yuen Cheung Yan

 

2.The Duel (1971)

Cast:David Chiang, Yeung Chi Hing, Yue Wai, Ku Feng

Director:Chang Cheh

Fight Choreographer:Tong Gaai, Yuen Cheung Yan

 

3.Blood Brothers (1973)

Cast:Chen Kuan Tai, David Chiang, Cheng Li, Cheng Miu, Tin Ching

Director:Chang Cheh

Fight Choreographer:Lau Kar Leung, Tong Gaai

 

4.The Sentimental Swordsman (1977)

Cast:Cheng Li, Yueh Hua, Derek Yee, Ku Feng, Fan Mei Sheng

Director:Chu Yuan

Fight Choreographer:Tong Gaai, Wong Pau Gei

 

5.The Retuen of The Sentimental Swordsman (1981)

Cast:Fu Sheng, Derek Yee,
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30 Amazing Wu Xia Movies To Enjoy

When I think of Wu Xia movies, I immediately think of Shaw Brothers and the many classic they have made over the years. What I love about this genre is many things, the Swordplay, The Characters, Story lines, Setting, Costumes and much more.

Wu Xia, traditionally is a form of literature. But after high demand over the years it’s become involoved in many art forms such as Movies, Opera, Video Games and beyond. This list of 30 Wu Xia movies listed, i hope you’ll like and want to thank my friend Richard Robinson for contributing to the list. If we missed any classics out, its most probably because we honestly forgot at that time or maybe we haven’t seen all the classic Wu Xia movies so far, anyway enjoy the list and let us know what you thought in the commen box at the bottom.

1.Have Sword Will Travel (1969)

Cast: David Chiang,
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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 5 (20-1)

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 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 for taking time to have a look at my 100 Great Kung Fu movie list and feel free to add any movies in the comment box if they don’t make my list (I have probably forgotten many movies).

Number 1 is based on the choreography and overall movie which to me is a prime example of of
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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 3 (59-40)

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
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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
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100 Great Kung Fu Movies – Part 1/5 (100-80)

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 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 for taking
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139 movie sequels currently in the works

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back,
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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,
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List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 5

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.Kickboxer 黃飛鴻之鬼腳七 (1993)

Director: Wu Ma

Cast: Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Yen Shi Kwan, Wu Ma, Shirley Lui, Tai Bo

Fight Choreographer(s): Yuen Biao, Yuen Mao

Studio: Regal Films Co. Ltd.

2.The Rebellious Reign 雍正与年羹尧 (1980)

Director: Fong Cheung

Cast: Norman Chu, Jimmy Lee Fong, Kwan Yung Moon, Chan Wai Lau, Alan Chui

Fight Choreographer
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Busan Film Review: ‘Partners in Crime’

Busan Film Review: ‘Partners in Crime’
A teenage girl’s suspicious death unexpectedly brings three male classmates together, then just as swiftly pulls them apart, in “Partners in Crime,” an artful and absorbing high-school thriller that ultimately feels stronger on hothouse atmosphere than emotional or psychological depth. Marking a considerable departure for rising helmer Chang Jung-chi after his crowdpleasing debut feature, “Touch of the Light” (which was selected as Taiwan’s foreign-language Oscar entry in 2012), this troubled-youth drama by way of a detective story is neither as insidious nor as penetrating as it could have been, but works nonetheless as a taut, teasing study of loneliness, alienation and the dangerous lure of fantasy. Currently enjoying a healthy festival run, the film opened Sept. 26 in Taiwanese theaters.

For Western viewers, “Partners in Crime” is best understood as a “Veronica Mars”-style juvenile murder mystery that swerves abruptly into “Mean Creek” territory; in either mode, it has something
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“Death Duel” Completes Filming – Remake Of Shaw Brothers Classic

Derek Yee has just completed filming the remake of the 1977 Shaw Brothers classic, a movie which he originally starred in. This time, he is back as Director and script-writer with Tsui hark on board as executive producer, after a period of 15 years, planning and discussion.

Lin Gengxin will play one of the main leads in the movie with Peter Ho starring as his rival. The 1977 movie, had a great cast which featured Derek Yee, Ku Feng, Ling Yun, David Chiang, Norman Chu, Ti Lung and many more.

If you haven’t seen the original, please have a look at the trailer below, good movie. The movie will most likely be released mid-late 2015.
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List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 5

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.Eagle’s Claw (1977)

Studio: Champion Films

Director: Lee Tso-Nam

Cast: Chi Kuan-Chun, Chang Yi, Don Wong Tao, Leung Kar Yan

Action Director(s): Chan Siu Pang, Tommy Lee Gam Ming

2.Broken Oath (1977)

Studio: Golden Harvest

Director: Jeong Chang Hwa

Cast: Angela Mao, Michael Chan, Chiu Hung, Bruce Leung

Action Director(s): Hsu Hsia,
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List Of 10 Kung Fu Movies You Need To Have Watched – Part 4

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.

The Skyhawk (1974)

Studio: Golden Harvest

Director: Jeong Chang Hwa

Cast: Kwan Tak Hing, Sammo Hung, Carter Wong, Wang In Sik, Nora Miao

Action Director(s): Sammo Hung

 

Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

Studio: Shaw Brothers

Director: Lau Kar Leung

Cast: Hsiao Ho, Lau Kar Leung, Kara Hui, Gordon Liu, Lau Kar Wing, Fu Sheng

Action
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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,
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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,
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Ti Lung: Movie Legend

Ti Lung is probably one of the most famous faces in old school Kung Fu movies, starring in over 100, Lung shows he can stand the test of time and still be watched by millions all over the world.

Name: 狄龍 (狄龙) / Ti Lung (Di Long)

Also known as: Dik Lung / Dick Long / Tommy Tam

Korean name: 적룡 / Juk Ryong

Real name: 譚富榮 (谭富荣) / Tam Fook Wing (Tan Fu Rong)

Profession: Actor

Birthdate: 1946-Aug-03

Birthplace: Hong Kong

Height: 180cm

Weight: 82kg

Star sign: Leo

Chinese zodiac: Dog

Blood type: B

Born:3 August 1946 (age 66)

Selected Filmography:

1970:The Heroic Ones

1973:Blood Brothers

1978:Swordsman And Enchantress

1984:Opium And The Kung Fu Master

1985:Shanghai 13

1986:A Better Tomorrow

1993:The Bare-footed Kid

1994:Drunken Master 2

Background

He studied Wing Chun under the martial arts master Chu Wan. In 1969, Ti was found by the Shaw Brothers and cast in Return of the One-Armed Swordsman opposite Jimmy Wang Yu,
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DVD Review: Dream Home

Dream Home

Stars: Josie Ho, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Eason Chan, Michelle Ye, Norman Chu | Written by Ho-Cheung Pang, Kwok Cheung Tsang | Directed by Ho-Cheung Pang

Darker than Satan’s pencil case, Dream Home serves up a healthy hammock full of blood, guts and gore. All of which had me laughing, wincing and most importantly, enjoying for the full 96 minute duration.

If you aren’t familiar with Asian cinema then know this. I love it and Dream Home further exacerbated my enthusiasm for it. Directed by Pang Ho-cheung, Dream Home is the story of Cheng Li-sheung who is a young, upwardly mobile professional that is finally ready to invest in her first home. However, when the deal falls through and after years of saving and searching for her ‘dream home’ she is forced to keep her dream alive, even if it means utilising some household products in the most malicious fashion imaginable…
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