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Post by wasabi » July 31st, 2018, 6:39 pm

102. Ba Wang Bie Ji/Farewell My Concubine (1993, China, Kaige Chen)
103. Huang Tu Di/Yellow Earth(1985, China, Kaige Chen)
104. Hai Zi Wang/King of the Children(1987, China, Kaige Chen)
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1. Wrath of Silence (2017, China)
2. Devils on the Doorstep (2000, China)
3. Eternal Love (2017, China) ep1
4-5. The drug hunter (2018, China) ep 27 - ep 28
6 - 25. Meteor Garden(2000, Taiwan)ep1 - ep20
26-31. Story of Yanxi Palace (2018, China) ep 1 - ep 6
32 - 45:Back to Field season 2(2018, China) ep1 - ep14
46 - 59: Back to the Field season 1(2017, China) ep1 - ep14
60 - 69: Go Fridge season 4(2018, China) ep1 - ep10
70 - 71:My Little One season 1 (2018, China) ep1 - ep2
72. The drug hunter ep 30 (2018, China)
73- 74. Story of Yanxi Palace ep 7, ep8(2018, China)
75 - 80. Dream of the Red Chamber ep1 - ep6 (1987, China)
81 - 82. Dream of the Red Chamber ep7 - ep8 (1987, China)
83 - 90.Story of Yanxi Palace ep9 - ep16 (2018, China)
91. You Hua Hao Hao Shuo/Keep Cool (1997, China, Yimou Zhang)
92-93. Story of Yanxi Palace ep17 - ep18
94-95. Story of Yanxi Palace ep19 - ep20
96-97. Story of Yanxi Palace ep21 - ep22
98-99. Story of Yanxi Palace ep23 - ep24
100. Day Day Up 2018-07-29
101. Xi Huan Ni/This Is Not What I Expected (China, 2017)

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Post by klaus78 » July 31st, 2018, 9:59 pm

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1. Ching se [Green Snake] (Hong Kong 1993) 7/10
2. Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau [Iron Monkey] (Hong Kong 1993) 6/10
3. Bai ga jai [The Prodigal Son] (Hong Kong 1981) 7/10
4. Long zhi ren zhe [Ninja in the Dragon's Den] (Hong Kong 1982) 6/10
5. Da zui xia [Come Drink with Me] (Hong Kong 1966) 6/10
6. Shu shan zheng zhuan [Zu Warriors] (Hong Kong 2001) 3/10
7. Ging chat goo si 2 [Police Story 2] (Hong Kong 1988) 7/10
8. Hung faan keoi [Rumble in the Bronx] (Hong Kong 1995) 6/10
9. Tien ya ming yue dao [The Magic Blade] (Hong Kong 1976) 5/10
10. Long xiao ye [Dragon Lord] (Hong Kong 1982) 6/10
11. Dung fong tuk ying [Eastern Condors] (Hong Kong 1987) 6/10
12. Hao xia [Last Hurrah for Chivalry] (Hong Kong 1979) 6/10
13. Dong dong de jiàqi [A Summer at Grandpa's] (Taiwan 1984) 8/10
14. Tian bian yi duo yun [The Wayward Cloud] (Taiwan 2005) 7/10
15. Xian si jue [Duel to Death] (Hong Kong 1983) 6/10
16. Dao [The Blade] (Hong Kong 1995) 7/10
17. Zui hao de shi guang [Three Times] (Taiwan 2005) 8/10
18. Qianxi mànbo [Millennium Mambo] (Tawian 2001) 6/10
19. Dao ma zei [The Horse Thief] (China 1986) 7/10
20. Sun lung moon hak chan [Dragon Inn] (Hong Kong 1992) 8/10
21. Shijie [The World] (China 2004) 8/10
22. Fong juk [Exiled] (Hong Kong 2006) 5/10
23. Do ma daan [Peking Opera Blues] (Hong Kong 1986) 6/10
a. Shan shui qing [Feelings of Mountains and Waters] (China 1988) 8/10
24. Die xue jie tou [Bullet in the Head] (Hong Kong 1990) 7/10
25. Bian zou bian chang [Life on a String] (China 1991) 8/10
26. 'A' gai wak [Project A] (Hong Kong 1983) 6/10
27. Hao nan hao nu [Good Men, Good Women] (Taiwan 1995) 7/10
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Post by Fergenaprido » July 31st, 2018, 10:46 pm

1. Ye yan [The Banquet] (2006 CHN) - 7.4 {also action challenge}
2. Meng long guo jiang [The Way of the Dragon] (1972 HKG) - 6.4 {also action challenge}
3. Nan guo zai jian, nan guo [Goodbye South, Goodbye] (1996 TWN) - 6.4 - {also Doubling the Canon challenge}
4. Lo foo chut gang [Tiger on the Beat] (1988 HKG) - 7.0 {also action challenge}

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » August 1st, 2018, 12:14 am

72. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984 / Chia-Liang Liu / HK) FTV 7+/10
73. The Legend is Born: Ip Man (2010 / Herman Yau / HK) FTV 7+/10
74. The Green Hornet (1994 / Ching-Ying Lam / HK, China) 7+/10
75. Vampire Effect (2003 / Dante Lam, Donnie Yen / HK) FTV 7+/10
76. The Big Heat (1988 / Yeung-Wah Kam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui / HK) 8+/10
77. Duel To the Death (1983 / Siu-Tung Ching / HK) 8+/10
78. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976 / Yu Wang / Taiwan, HK) 9/10
79. Rage of the Tiger (1971 / Hung-Chang Wang / Taiwan) FTV 7+/10
80. Mr. Vampire (1985 / Ricky Lau / HK) FTV 7+/10

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1. Peking Opera Blues (1986 / Tsui Hark / HK) 9+/10
2. The Buddhist Fist (1980 / Woo-Ping Yuen / HK) FTV 9+/10
3. Heroes Shed No Tears (1986 / John Woo / HK) 9+/10
4. The Hand of Death (1976 / John Woo / HK) 9/10
5. Police Story (1985 / Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen / HK) 9/10
6. The White Butterfly Killer (1973 / Cheng Hou / Taiwan, HK) FTV 7/10 – 1st Check!
7. Robin-B-Hood (2006 / Benny Chan / HK) FTV 7/10
8. Jade Tiger (1977 / Yuen Chor / HK) FTV 7+/10
9. The Final Master (2015 / Haofeng Xu / China) FTV 8+/10
10. The Foreigner (2017 / Martin Campbell / China) FTV 8/10
11. Raining in the Mountain (1979 / King Hu / Taiwan, HK) FTV 7/10
12. Kung Fu Cult Master (1993 / Jing Wong, Sammo Hung / HK) 8/10
13. Moon Warriors (1992 / Sammo Hung / HK) 7+/10
14. Infra-Man (1975 / Shan Hua / HK) 7+/10
15. Death Duel of Kung Fu (1979 / Chi Chang / Taiwan, HK) FTV 7/10
16. The Big Boss (1971 / Wei Lo, Chia-Hsiang Wu / HK) 7+/10
17. Fist of Fury (1972 / Wei Lo / HK) 8/10
18. Lady Karate (1976 / Shan Hsi Ting / Taiwan) FTV 7/10- 1st check!
19. The Way of the Dragon (1972 / Bruce Lee / HK) 8+/10
20. The Iceman Cometh (1989 / Clarence Yiu-leung Fok / HK) 7+/10
21. Zhe jian chuen ji, aka: Dressed To Fight (1979 / Yang Ming Tsai / Taiwan, HK) FTV 7/10- 1st check!
22. Game of Death (1978 / Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee / HK) 7+/10
23. Game of Death II (1981 / See-Yuen Ng, Sammo Hung, Corey Yuen / HK) FTV 7+/10
24. Enter the Dragon (1973 / Robert Clouse / HK) 8/10
25. Deadly Silver Angels (1981 / Chih-Chao Chang / Taiwan) FTV 7/10
26. Royal Warriors (1986 / David Chung / HK) 8/10
27. In the Line of Duty 5: Middle Man (1990 / Chuen-Yee Cha / HK) 7/10
28. Jin sha dao, aka: Gold Sand Sword (1969 / Fu But / Taiwan) FTV 7+/10 – 1st Check!
29. Yes, Madam! (1985 / Corey Yuen / HK) 8+/10
30. Wrath of Sword (1970 / Wu Ma / HK) FTV 7+/10
31. Badges of Fury (2013 / Tsz Ming Wong / China) FTV 7+/10
32. Monster Hunt (2015 / Raman Hui / China, HK) FTV 5/10
33. Chou tou xiao zi, aka: Filthy Guy (1972 / Kuang Hui / Taiwan) FTV 6/10
34. Blade of Fury (1993 / Sammo Hung / HK, China) 7+/10
35. Wushu (2008 / Antony Szeto / HK) FTV 7+/10
36. In the Line of Duty III (1988 / Arthur Wong, Brandy Yuen / HK) 8/10
37. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013 / Tsui Hark / HK) FTV 6/10
38. In the Line of Duty 4 (1989 / Woo-Ping Yuen / HK) 8/10
39. Forbidden Arsenal (1991 / Siu-Keung Cheng, Jun-Man Yuen / HK) 7+/10
40. Queen’s High (1990 / Kin-Sang Lee / HK) 7/10
41. Journey to the West: 1. Birth of the Monkey King (1986 / China) FTV 7/10
42. Journey to the West: 2. Turmoil When Looking After Horses (1986 / China) FTV 7+/10
43. Journey to the West: 3. The Great Sage Wreaks Havoc in Heaven (1986 / China) FTV 7+/10
44. Journey to the West: 4. Imprisoned Under 5 Elements Mountain (1986 / China) FTV 7/10
45. Who Am I? (1998 / Benny Chan, Jackie Chan / HK) FTV 8/10
46. New Fist of Fury (1976 / Wei Lo / HK, Taiwan) FTV 8/10
47-48. Journey to the West: Parts 5 & 6 (1986 / China) FTV 7+/10
49-50. Journey to the West: Parts 7 & 8 (1986 / China) FTV 7/10
51. Dragon (2011 / Peter Ho-Sun Chan / HK, China) FTV 9/10
52. Iceman (2014 / Wing-Cheong Law / HK, China) FTV 6/10
53. The Warlords (2007 / Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip / HK, China) 8+/10
54-56. Journey to the West: Parts 9 - 11 (1986 / China) FTV 7+/10
57. Seven Swords (2005 / Hark Tsui / HK, China) FTV 8/10
58. Zu: Warriors From the Magic Mountain (1983 / Hark Tsui / HK) 9/10
59. I Love Maria (1988 / David chung, Hark Tsui / HK) 8/10
60. Outlaw Brothers (1990 / Frankie Chan / HK) 7+/10
61. Zen of Sword (1993 / Man-Sang Yu / HK) 7+/10 – 1st check!
62. Dragon Inn (1967 / King Hu / Taiwan, HK) 9/10
63. Dragon Inn (1992 / Raymond Lee, Siu-Tung Ching, Hark Tsui / HK) 9/10
64. Dr. Wai in the Scriptures With no Words (1996 / Siu-Tung Ching / HK) 3/10
65. Armour of God (1986 / Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang / HK) 7+/10
66. Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991 / Jackie Chan / HK) 9/10
67. The Monkey King (1963 / Wan Laiming / China) FTV 8/10
68. Once Upon a Time in China (1991 / Hark Tsui / HK) 7+/10
69. Once Upon a Time in China II (1992 / Hark Tsui / HK) 8/10
70. Once Upon a Time in China III (1992 / Hark Tsui / HK) 7/10
71. Fearless (2006 / Ronny Yu / China, HK) 8+/10

72. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984 / Chia-Liang Liu / HK) FTV 7+/10
73. The Legend is Born: Ip Man (2010 / Herman Yau / HK) FTV 7+/10
74. The Green Hornet (1994 / Ching-Ying Lam / HK, China) 7+/10
75. Vampire Effect (2003 / Dante Lam, Donnie Yen / HK) FTV 7+/10
76. The Big Heat (1988 / Yeung-Wah Kam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui / HK) 8+/10
77. Duel To the Death (1983 / Siu-Tung Ching / HK) 8+/10
78. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976 / Yu Wang / Taiwan, HK) 9/10
79. Rage of the Tiger (1971 / Hung-Chang Wang / Taiwan) FTV 7+/10
80. Mr. Vampire (1985 / Ricky Lau / HK) FTV 7+/10

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » August 1st, 2018, 12:49 am

Hi Max,thank you for running this challenge.

Last FTV.

13: Full Contact (1992) 10. HK.

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Making Full Contact the same year fellow Heroic Bloodshed auteur John Woo did his final in the sub-genre with Hard Boiled, directing auteur Ringo Lam closes the peak era of the sub-genre which he had played a major role in since City on Fire (Full Contact bombing and Hard Boiled being a disappointment at the Hong Kong box office led to the end of big budget productions) Roaring into action with a shot in Thailand robbery, Lam continues building on his visual motifs with a magnificent eye for ultra-stylisation, following Gou Fei’s ride for revenge in neon blue and a red-lit path to attack.

Referencing Val Lewton’s Cat People (and a possible nod to the Giallo with glittering in rain knives) Lam composes the action with a sharp precision which takes the viewer to the “bullet ballet” via following each shot from the triggering to the target and the crunch of bones from hand-to-hand combat. Whilst giving the title an unexpected (but welcomed) sensuality from Mona and her occasional dance numbers (!) Lam goes back to the roots of the sub-genre with an intense, doom-laden Neo-Noir atmosphere that sees Fei’s heroism be washed away in the rain.Reuniting with Lam and Chow Yun-Fat, the screenplay by Yin Nam delivers a coda to the era, as the Noir-style loyalty bonding Fei and his friends is torn by a gang with a more fractured Heroic Bloodshed belief in loyalty. Keeping the fuse between Fei and The Judge lit, Nam keeps a real heart within the action from quiet, tragic moments that crackle from the full contact gun-fu.


Grabbing the screen from the opening scene in a short green skirt, fittie Ann Bridgewater gives an enticing performance as Mona, whose playful sexuality as Mona and in the music numbers is held by Bridgewater as a force of power to have Mona rub shoulders with the guys. Teaming with Lam for the final time, Chow Yun-Fat goes out with all guns blazing by giving Gou Fei a simmering menace pinned down by a thoughtfulness towards his revenge plans of making full contact with heroic bloodshed.

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Post by mjf314 » August 1st, 2018, 12:51 am

SpoilerShow
1. Battle of Changsha: episode 1 (2014, China)
2-6. Eternal Love: episodes 1-5 (2017, China)
7-11. Eternal Love: episodes 6-10 (2017, China)
12-18. Eternal Love: episodes 11-17 (2017, China)
19. Wrath of Silence (2017, China)
20-23. Eternal Love: episodes 18-21 (2017, China)
24-27. Eternal Love: episodes 22-25 (2017, China)
28-30. Eternal Love: episodes 26-28 (2017, China)
31-36. Eternal Love: episodes 29-34 (2017, China)
37-38. Eternal Love: episodes 35-36 (2017, China)
39-41. Eternal Love: episodes 37-39 (2017, China)
42-46. Eternal Love: episodes 40-44 (2017, China)
47-49. Eternal Love: episodes 45-47 (2017, China)
50-53. Eternal Love: episodes 48-51 (2017, China)
54-55. Eternal Love: episodes 52-53 (2017, China)
56-60. Eternal Love: episodes 54-58 (2017, China)
61-62. Scarlet Heart: episodes 1-2 (2011, China)
63-67. Scarlet Heart: episodes 3-7 (2011, China)
68-70. Scarlet Heart: episodes 8-10 (2011, China)
71-73. Scarlet Heart: episodes 11-13 (2011, China)
74. Scarlet Heart: episode 14 (2011, China)

I might watch one more before the deadline but I'm not sure. What time does it end?

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Post by Mate_cosido » August 1st, 2018, 1:03 am

65. Guizi lai le - Devils on the Doorstep (2000, Wen Jiang, China)

66. Duo sang - A Borrowed Life (1994, Nien-Jen Wu, Taiwan)

67. Liu san jie - Third Sister Liu (1960, Su Li, China)

68. Zhantai - Platform (2000, Zhangke Jia, China)

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1. Zhao Yi-Man (1950, Meng Sha, China)

2. Xi meng ren sheng - In the Hands of a Puppet Master (1993, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Taiwan)

3. Man jeuk - Sparrow (2008, Johnnie To, Hong Kong)

4. Huang he da xia - Yellow River Fighter (1988, Hsin-Yen Chang, China)

5. Yau doh lung fu bong - Throw Down (2004, Johnnie To, Hong Kong)

6. Dushi fengguang - Scenes of City Life (1935, Muzhi Yuan, China)

7. Xi yan - The Wedding Banquet (1993, Ang Lee, Taiwan)

8. Bi shui han shan duo ming jin - The Enigmatic Case (1980, Johnnie To, Hong Kong)

9. Hongxia - Red Heroine (1929, Yi-Min Wen, China)

10. Lian xi qu - Island Etude (2006, Huai-en Chen, Taiwan)

11. Dalu - The Highway (1935, Yu Sun, China)

12. Er shi si cheng ji - 24 City (2008, Zhangke Jia, China)

13. Tian yun shan chuan qi - Legend of Tianyun Mountain (1980, Jin Xie, China)

14. Bian zou bian chang - Life on a String (1991, Kaige Chen, China)

15. Bian yuen ren - Man on the Brink (1981, Alex Cheung, Hong Kong)

16. Xiangnu xiaoxiao - A Girl from Hunan (1987, Fei Xie, U Lan, China)

17. Lu ke yu dao ke - From the Highway (1970, Tseng-chai Chang, Hong Kong)

18. Song hua jiang shang - Along the Sungari River (1947, Shan Jin, China)

19. Xiaoshan huijia - Xiaoshan Going Home (1995, Zhangke Jia, China)

20. Liang Shan Bo yu Zhu Ying Tai - The Love Eterne (1963, Han Hsiang Li, Hong Kong)

21. Zhan shen chuan shuo - Moon Warriors (1992, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Hong Kong)

22. Chao ji ji hua - Once a Cop a.k.a Supercop 2 a.k.a Project S (1993, Stanley Tong, Hong Kong)

23. Mo jong yuen So Hat-Yi - King of Beggars (1992, Gordon Chan, Hong Kong)

24. Nam yi nui - Hong Kong, Hong Kong (1983, Clifford Choi, Hong Kong)

25. Ye mei gui zhi lian - The Wild Wild Rose (1960, Tian-Lin Wang, Hong Kong)

26. Se qing nan nu - Viva Erotica (1996, Tung-Shing Yee, Hong Kong)

27. Ruan Lingyu - Center Stage (1991, Stanley Kwan, Hong Kong)

28. Please Vote for Me (2007, Weijun Chen, China)

29. Fu rong zhen - Hibiscus Town (1987, Jin Xie, China)

30. Hai xia liang an - People Between Two China (1988, Kan Ping Yu, Taiwan)

31. Lung hing foo dai - Armour of God (1986, Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang, Hong Kong)

32. Da cuo che - Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing? (1983, Kan Ping Yu, Taiwan)

33. Tao hua qi xue ji - Peach Blossom Weeps Tears of Blood (1931, Wancang Bu, China)

34. Shi wan jin shan - The Ghost Hill (1971, Shan-Hsi Ting, Taiwan)

35. Gui hua xiang - Osmanthus Alley (1987, Kun-Hou Chen, Taiwan)

36. Po qiao shi fen - At Dawn (1960, Han Hsiang Li, Tsun-Shou Sung, Taiwan)

37. Xin mi gong - The Coffin in the Mountain (2014, Yukun Xin, China)

38. Wanjia denghuo - The Lights of Ten Thousand Homes (1948, Fu Shen, China)

39. Zai na he pan qing cao qing - The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Taiwan)

40. The Great Buddha + (2017, Hsin-yao Huang, Taiwan)

41. Mei you hang biao de he liu - River Without Buoys (1984, Tian-Ming Wu, China)

42. Ni na bian ji dian - What Time Is It There? (2001, Ming-liang Tsai, Taiwan)

43. Wu yan de shan qiu - Hill of No Return (1992, Toon Wang, Taiwan)

44. Ni luo he nu er - Daughter of the Nile (1987, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Taiwan)

45. Bu san - Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Ming-liang Tsai, Taiwan)

46. Dou niu - Cow (2009, Hu Guan, China)

47. Re dai yu - Tropical Fish (1995, Yu-Hsun Chen, Taiwan)

48. Go do gaai bei - Full Alert (1997, Ringo Lam, Hong Kong)

49. Jue lie - Breaking with Old Ideas (1976, Wenhua Li, China)

50. Nashan naren nagou - Postmen in the Mountains (1999, Jianqi Huo, China)

51. Zhang bei - My Young Auntie (1981, Chia-Liang Liu, Hong Kong)

52. Biandan, guniang - So Close to Paradise (1998, Xiaoshuai Wang, China)

53. Jian wang cun - The Village of No Return (2017, Yu-Hsun Chen, Taiwan)

54. Hao nan hao nu - Good Men, Good Women (1995, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Taiwan)

55. Long ya jian - Deaf Mute Heroine (1971, Wu Ma, Hong Kong)

56. Yang Kwei Fei - The Magnificent Concubine (1962, Han Hsiang Li, Hong Kong)

57. Xiao hua - The Little Flower (1979, Tseng Chang, Jian-zhong Huang, China)

58. An lian tao hua yuan - Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land (1992, Stan Lai, Taiwan)

59. Zai jian Zhongguo - China Behind (1978, Shu Shuen Tong, Hong Kong)

60. Tau ming chong - The Warlords (2007, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip, Hong Kong)

61. Ci Ma - Blood Brothers (1973, Cheh Chang, Hong Kong)

62. Shan zhong zhuan qi - Legend of the Mountain (1979, King Hu, Taiwan)

63. Feng ai - 'Til Madness Do Us Part (2013, Bing Wang, China)

64. Ma jiang - Mahjong (1996, Edward Yang, Taiwan)

65. Guizi lai le - Devils on the Doorstep (2000, Wen Jiang, China)

66. Duo sang - A Borrowed Life (1994, Nien-Jen Wu, Taiwan)

67. Liu san jie - Third Sister Liu (1960, Su Li, China)

68. Zhantai - Platform (2000, Zhangke Jia, China)

That's all, thanks for hosting Max!

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Post by wasabi » August 1st, 2018, 2:14 am

I guess this is my last one. It's an interesting challenge, thx for hosting it :)

105. Hong Gao Liang/Red Sorghum (1988, China, Yimou Zhang)
SpoilerShow
1. Wrath of Silence (2017, China)
2. Devils on the Doorstep (2000, China)
3. Eternal Love (2017, China) ep1
4-5. The drug hunter (2018, China) ep 27 - ep 28
6 - 25. Meteor Garden(2000, Taiwan)ep1 - ep20
26-31. Story of Yanxi Palace (2018, China) ep 1 - ep 6
32 - 45:Back to Field season 2(2018, China) ep1 - ep14
46 - 59: Back to the Field season 1(2017, China) ep1 - ep14
60 - 69: Go Fridge season 4(2018, China) ep1 - ep10
70 - 71:My Little One season 1 (2018, China) ep1 - ep2
72. The drug hunter ep 30 (2018, China)
73- 74. Story of Yanxi Palace ep 7, ep8(2018, China)
75 - 80. Dream of the Red Chamber ep1 - ep6 (1987, China)
81 - 82. Dream of the Red Chamber ep7 - ep8 (1987, China)
83 - 90.Story of Yanxi Palace ep9 - ep16 (2018, China)
91. You Hua Hao Hao Shuo/Keep Cool (1997, China, Yimou Zhang)
92-93. Story of Yanxi Palace ep17 - ep18
94-95. Story of Yanxi Palace ep19 - ep20
96-97. Story of Yanxi Palace ep21 - ep22
98-99. Story of Yanxi Palace ep23 - ep24
100. Day Day Up 2018-07-29
101. Xi Huan Ni/This Is Not What I Expected (China, 2017)
102. Ba Wang Bie Ji/Farewell My Concubine (1993, China, Kaige Chen)
103. Huang Tu Di/Yellow Earth(1985, China, Kaige Chen)
104. Hai Zi Wang/King of the Children(1987, China, Kaige Chen)

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Post by funkybusiness » August 1st, 2018, 4:44 am

10. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 03 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
11. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 04 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
12. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 05 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
13. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 06 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
14. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 07 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
15. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 08 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
16. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 09 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
17. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 10 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
18. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 11 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
19. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 12 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
20. Enter the Dragon (1973) (Robert Clouse, United States/Hong Kong)
21. Du bei dao/The One-Armed Swordsman (1967) (Chang Cheh, Hong Kong)
22. Se ying diu sau/Cat's Claw Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (1978) (Yuen Woo-ping, Hong Kong)
23. Saang gong kei bing/Long Arm of the Law (1984) (Johnny Mak, Hong Kong)
24. Shan zhong zhuan qi/Legend of the Mountain (1979) (King Hu, Taiwan*)
25. Lung foo fong wan/City on Fire (1987) (Ringo Lam, Hong Kong)
26. Dip huet seung hung/The Killer (1989) (John Woo, Hong Kong)


Journey to the West murdered me. I'm really not enjoying it. It's "accurate" insofar as it's hitting all the plot points of the book, but it's really not concerned with the nature of the book. The book is fantastic for its use of structure and poetry and a billion references to religion and the satirizing of contemporary society for which you need the hundreds of pages of footnotes given in the Yu translation, on top of the gods and demons slew of stories slung at you at a rapid pace. It's classic literature with a '40s serial film structure. But this is really dumbed down and mostly just an excuse for a guy to be a jackass in a monkey suit and interact with baddies from Power Rangers. I'm finding it all very annoying. I will probably finish it tho, cuz I'm a masochist like that.

Enter the Dragon: I really liked the first twenty or so minutes, but it fell off once they got to the island and it turned into a sour James Bond knockoff.

The One-Armed Swordsman: The beginning is toooooo looooong, the whole film should not be approaching two hours. But the last two or three fight scenes are super rad, so, equals out I guess. Jimmy Wang got a lil bitch face tho, very punchable.

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow: Yuen Woo-ping's dad is the best. The film suffers every time he's not on screen, even during the Jackie Chan bits. I do plan on watching Drunken Master soon.

Long Arm of the Law: I thought I was with the film for a long time, seemed like a very straightforward, "dudes are having a tough time financially in shitty communist China makin' $5 a month or whatever so let's go rob a place in HK and come back and live like kings the rest of our lives in shitty communist China" and they would be like anti-hero types, and they'd probably end up dead at the end, and we weren't supposed to necessarily root for them, but connect and understand their issues. and then there's the rape scene WTF that the filmmakers treat like, "oh hey he's been tryin' to bang this prostitute the whole movie and he keeps spendin' money but she won't do anything so he threatens her at gunpoint to suck his dick and then we'll play jaunty music and he'll make a stupid face while still pointing a gun at her head, because that's funny, that stupid bitch had it coming F E L L A T I O hahahaha". again, wtf.

Legend of the Mountain: I have an asterisk next to Taiwan, because every website has it listed as a Taiwan production, but as Tony Rayns points out in the interview on the BD, it's a little hazier than that. King Hu always had trouble getting finances for his films once he ran away from Run Run Shaw, and despite Dragon Gate Inn being his biggest hit, nothing was very successful after that for Hu. So, A Touch of Zen tanked and he was trying to get money, so he ended up with a deal with Raymond Chow (founder of Golden Harvest) did a 50/50 deal for two films, he would finance two films and take his pick and own the rights to it, and Hu would have the rights to the other. These two films were The Fate of Lee Khan (listed as an HK film due to Golden Harvest releasing it) and The Valiant Ones (listed as Taiwan as this was released by Hu's own production company, which resided in Taiwan). (also, as he wasn't worrying about a deadline to another producer, he took an extra 18 months to finish The Valiant Ones, despite filming the two films back-to-back). After the continued commercial failure of his films thru the '70s, he was again having difficulty with financing until he heard about a deal from the South Korean government where they would finance a production BUT the catch was, you had to make at least two films. Thus, the back-to-back/same locations/same actors of Legend of the Mountain and Raining in the Mountain. So, while it was Hu's production company (Taiwan) the money was all South Korean. so, if you want another odd appearance on your Country Counter, maxwell, have at it.
Raining in the Mountain seems to have been the film Hu really wanted to make and needed a backup so he asked his new wife, academic Chung Ling, to provide a script, which she did, based on a Song dynasty legend about ghosts. It's very different from his major, earlier films, and while it does have the occasional trampoline jump, it's mostly an elliptical, atmospheric, meditative film. Shih Chun is tasked with translating a sutra for a dignitary or general or something, it doesn't really matter. He then walks around in the mountains for the first almost thirty minutes of the film. Occasionally, months will pass between shots. And then there's the score. Of all the Hu films I've seen, this one emphasizes the soundtrack the most, and it's not even close. This film is so much about the sound, partially because the film's antagonist can mind-control people with her drum skillz. The first drum scene is one of the most hallucinatory psychedelic scenes I've seen in a non-experimental film, and it owes absolutely nothing to the 1960s, American "psychedelic" hippy thing, which was extremely refreshing. Despite there being limited action, there are quite a few sequences of eerie backwards colored smoke clouds and exploding drums of more colored smoke that sort of constitute fight scenes, but this is something closer to a fantasy horror film than his usual wu xia genre. The whole film is pretty long, 192min, but, because of the atmospheric nature of the film, I don't think it's a problem. You never feel like it needs to get to the next plot point, mostly because there aren't really any plot points. There is something of a story, but it's rather minute. The character psychologies don't even matter all that much, as opposed to the usual Hu film, because it is very much about mood and evoking this Song period feel (many shots are reminiscent of really old Chinese paintings of that same period). Anyway, recommended if any of this sounds like your thing. Also, the monk has got some hella flow up top, I was not expecting there to be anything under that funky hat.

@ morrison-dylan-fan, I appreciate the review of Full Contact, it's at the top of my watchlist now.


uuhh feels like I'm forgetting to list something else that I watched but I can't remember, so, I think that's it for me.

yo maxwell! Thanks for hosting! This tune goes out 2U!




oh, not so sneaky edit, I remember something I was going to say: people who are [descriptive terms] and say their favorite christmas film is Die Hard or something, you can add Long Arm of the Law and City on Fire to the list of films that aren't christmas films but I'm going to be quirky about it and say something that isn't an actual christmas film. (I say this like it's a bad thing but I'm guilty of it too, my favorite christmas film is Donovan's Reef).

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01. Ying hung boon sik/A Better Tomorrow (1986) (John Woo, Hong Kong)
02. Ying hung boon sik II/A Better Tomorrow II (1987) (John Woo, Hong Kong)
03. Tian yun shan chuan qi (1980)/Legend of Tianyun Mountain (1980) (Xie Jin, Mainland China)
04. Nu lan wu hao/Woman Basketball Player No. 5 (1957) (Xie Jin, Mainland China)
05. Jing wu men/Fist of Fury (1972) (Lo Wei, Hong Kong)
06. Wutai jiemei/Two Stage Sisters (1964) (Xie Jin, Mainland China)
07. Meng long guo jiang/Way of the Dragon (1972) (Bruce Lee, Hong Kong)
08. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 01 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
09. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 02 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
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Post by maxwelldeux » August 1st, 2018, 5:04 am

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I might watch one more before the deadline but I'm not sure. What time does it end?
Midnight, your local time.

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Post by mjf314 » August 1st, 2018, 5:28 am

Ok, then I'm out of time.

Would anyone be interested in an unofficial Asian drama challenge for August? There are still a lot of dramas that I want to watch. After I finish Scarlet Heart I'm thinking of maybe watching a Japanese drama, because I need a break from long dramas.

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Post by funkybusiness » August 1st, 2018, 6:05 am

mjf314 wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 5:28 am
Ok, then I'm out of time.

Would anyone be interested in an unofficial Asian drama challenge for August? There are still a lot of dramas that I want to watch. After I finish Scarlet Heart I'm thinking of maybe watching a Japanese drama, because I need a break from long dramas.
I've got quite a few lined up for August, mostly ones left over from this month for the various Chinese official lists and I was going to post about them in the bronze/silver/&c. threads but I don't mind posting them in one more.

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Post by mjf314 » August 1st, 2018, 6:50 am

By drama I meant TV, but I'm ok with including films too if no one is interested in a TV-only challenge.

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Post by funkybusiness » August 1st, 2018, 6:59 am

Oh I obviously didn't read your post properly. I missed 'drama' entirely. I won't be watching any unless the rest of Journey to the West counts.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 1st, 2018, 11:13 am

Have still to round up and check running times for the short films I saw but here's my final batch of features. I'll get to the shorts this afternoon when I have a moment!

61. 'Dushi fengguang' / 'Scenes of City Life / 1935, Muzhi Yuan / 8 or 8.5/10 / China
62. 'Lan yu hei (Shang)' / 'The Blue and the Black' / 1966, Ching Doe / 8/10 / Hong Kong
63. 'Chuang' / 'The Window' / 1968, Kong Lung / 7.5/10 / Hong Kong
64. 'Bian yuen ren' / 'Man on the Brink' / 1981, Kwok-Ming Cheung / 7.5/10 / Hong Kong
65. 'Yuan Ye' / 'The Savage Land' / 1981, Zi Ling / 8.5 or 9/10 / China
66. 'Ba bai luo han' / 'Arhats in Fury' / 1985, Hsing-Lai Wang / 6/10 / China / Hong Kong

Yuan Muzhi's 'Scenes of City Life' dances with a sheer cinematic playfulness that proves intoxicating and enchanting. A city film and a morality tale of life and lifestyles in a milieu that harks back to and evokes Depression-era tales from America. Thriftiness, money-saving and opportunistic scheming abound and suggest desperation beneath the frivolous charades. Another aspect that is of note is the somewhat rough-edged but wondrous musicality of movement and utterance. Great and inventive use of percussive sound effects that flow and bounce in unison with the camera and add another layer of coordinated comedy to life and entangled interaction in the bustling metropolis. A pretty marvellous and wickedly exquisite little film from a director who would go on to helm one of the most celebrated Chinese films in 'Malu tianshi' / 'Street Angel'. Really looking even more forward to seeing that one now!

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Post by ororama » August 1st, 2018, 12:08 pm

4. Wen Suchen (1966) 88 min.

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1. Love in a Fallen City (1984, Hong Kong) 93 min.
2. Rouge (1987, Hong Kong) 92 min.
3. The Skyhawk (1974, Hong Kong) 84 min.

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Post by flavo5000 » August 1st, 2018, 1:30 pm

58. Dao (1995, Hong Kong)

This is the last one for me. Thanks maxwelldeux for hosting!
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1. Kekexili (2004)
2. Wu guan (1981, Hong Kong)
3. Fong Sai Yuk 2 (1993, China/Hong Kong)
4. Lu ding ji (1992, Hong Kong)
5. Fei lung mang jeung (1988, Hong Kong)
6. Long men kezhan (1967, Taiwan/Hong Kong)
7. Kong shan ling yu (1979, Taiwan/Hong Kong)
8. Hak hap (1996, Hong Kong)
9. Kuai can che (1984, Hong Kong)
10. SPL: Sha po lang (2005, Hong Kong)
11. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986, Hong Kong) (US/Hong Kong co-production)
12. Zhan shen chuan shuo (1992, Hong Kong)
13. Ji dong ji xia (1989, Hong Kong)
14. Feng hou (1979, Hong Kong)
15. The Great Wall (2016, China/Hong Kong) (another multi-country co-production)
16. Bai fa mo nu zhuan (1993, Hong Kong)
17. Fei ying gai wak (1991, Hong Kong)
18. Wu Lang ba gua gun (1984, Hong Kong)
19. Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (1994, Hong Kong)
20. Miao tan shuang long (1989, Hong Kong/China)
21. Xiao ao jiang hu (1990, Hong Kong/Taiwan)
22. Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha (1998, Hong Kong)
23. Ba bai luo han (1985, China/Hong Kong)
24. Hei mao (1991, Hong Kong)
25. Ma Yong Zhen (1997, Hong Kong/China)
26. Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo (1973, Taiwan/Hong Kong)
27. Du bei dao (1967, Hong Kong)
28. Seong lung wui (1992, Hong Kong)
29. Lu ding ji II: Zhi shen long jiao (1992, Hong Kong)
30. Liu zhi qin mo (1994, Hong Kong/China)
31. Xian si jue (1983, Hong Kong)
32. Saang gong kei bing (1984, Hong Kong)
33. Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978, Hong Kong)
34. Cìkè Niè Yinniáng (2015, Taiwan/China/Hong Kong)
35. Ching se (1993, Hong Kong)
36. Si wang ta (1981, Hong Kong)
37. Lo foo chut gang (1988, Hong Kong)
38. Yi tin to lung gei: Moh gaau gaau jue (1993, Hong Kong)
39. Lung hing foo dai (1986, Hong Kong)
40. Ming jian (1980, Hong Kong)
41. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II (2015, China)
42. Challenge of the Tiger (1980, Hong Kong)
43. Dong fang san xia (1993, Hong Kong)
44. Mo jong yuen So Hat-Yi (1992, Hong Kong)
45. Chik geuk siu ji (1993, Hong Kong)
46. Nan quan bei tui (1976, Hong Kong)
47. Jiao tou fa wei (1985, Hong Kong)
48. Lan tou He (1976, Hong Kong)
49. Ce ma ru lin (1985, Taiwan)
50. Jie zi zhan shi (1992, Hong Kong)
51. Xiao ao jiang hu: dong fang bu bai (1992, Hong Kong)
52. Long hu feng (1976, Taiwan/Hong Kong)
53. Meng hu chuang guan (1974, Taiwan)
54. Shu Shan - Xin Shu shan jian ke (1983, Hong Kong)
55. Jing wu ying xiong (1994, Hong Kong)
56. The Man from Hong Kong (1975, Hong Kong)
57. Shi ba ban wu yi (1982, Hong Kong)
58. Dao (1995, Hong Kong)

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65. 'Yuan Ye' / 'The Savage Land' / 1981, Zi Ling / 8.5 or 9/10 / China
Nice ! Where did you find that one ? I watched it from a dvd I brought back from China 10+ years ago, never came across any other copy since then. So we are the only two checks.
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1. Du bei dao / The One-Armed Sworsdman (Cheh Chang, 1967)
2. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (Roy Ward Baker/Cheh Chang, 1974)
3. Tang shan da xiong / The Big Boss (Wei Lo/Chia Hsiang-Wu, 1971)
4. Wong Fei Hung / Once Upon a Time in China (Hark Tsui, 1991)
5. Lung hing foo dai / Armour of God (Jackie Chan/Eric Tsang, 1986)
6. Fei ying gai wok / Operation Condor (Jackie Chan, 1991)
7. Da hong deng long gao gao gua / Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou Zhang, 1991) (3rd viewing)
8. Foo gwai lit che / Millionaire's Express / Shanghai Express (Sammo Hung, 1986)
9. Dip bi / The Butterfly Murders (Hark Tsui, 1979)
10. Hung fan qui / Rumble in the Bronx (Stanley Tong, 1995)
11. Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung / Once Upon a Time in China II (Hark Tsui, 1992)
12. Long men kezhan / Dragon Inn (King Hu, 1967)
13. Sun lung moon hak chan / New Dragon Gate Inn (Raymond Lee and (uncredited) Siu-Tung Ching/Hark Tsui, 1992)
14. Bu san / Goodbye Dragon Inn (Ming-liang Tsai, 2003)
15. Ye mei gui zhi lian / The Wild, Wild Rose (Tian-Lin Wang, 1960)
16. Xia nü / A Touch of Zen (King Hu, 1971)
17. Wong Fei Hung III: Si wong jaang ba / Once Upon a Time in China III (Hark Tsui, 1992)

Apparently the consensus is that this series starts to go downhill with the next film, after Jet Li leaves the central role of Wong Fei Hung; I'd have to argue that this third film is a significant downgrade from the first two. First, the narrative - never Tsui's strong point anyway - is even simpler and less important or interesting than in the first two films, although I still find the continuing very slow courtship between Fei Hung and Auntie 13 (Rosamund Kwan, again) rather amusing. Basically you've got Evil Russians who want to kill a government official, who might be in cahoots with an Evil Martial Arts School Leader, and you've got a lot of fights, mostly while the fighters are also carrying elaborate Chinese masks in the ritual Dancing Lion competition; and here's the second problem, the fights are just as wild as usual but often rather hard to make out, with all the masks complicating the very busy mise en scene. But on the plus side, there's Xin Xin Xiong as Club Foot, who has a nice character arc here. Ehh, overall it's fairly mediocre but still marginally worth seeing I guess.

18. Lu bian ye can / Kaili Blues (Gan Bi, 2015)

A rather bleak and dreary story about a doctor and his loser brother fighting over the upbringing of the brother's son, all why the doctor deals with a poor practice and an older colleague as depressed and reverie-driven as he is. In the beginning, that is, and I was perhaps not in the best mood for this, and had trouble concentrating on what was going on, and caring, and then...the film shifts gears dramatically as the doctor (I think - I'm still not sure about all of these characters) takes a trip to a small village to find the nephew, and ends up in a sort of mystical/spiritual place where times intersect and where the film changes styles abruptly, with this whole sequence appearing in the form of a single, nearly hour-long shot done with a wide-angle lens. It's really quite a brilliant tour de force and brought me completely back on board with the film, though I really need to see it again to figure out whether it all fits together. As is, very impressive, but frustrating in some ways, perhaps my own fault in this case.

19. Liang Shan Bo yu Zhu Ying Tai / The Love Eterne (Han Hsiang Li, 1963)

Beautifully done tragic love story in the form of traditional Chinese opera, with both thwarted lovers played by women - one of them playing a man who for much of the film is disguised as a woman. Got that? I'd imagine a bit part of one's enjoyment of this will depend on one's appreciation for the music, which I found pleasant enough but incredibly repetitive and same-y through, at least up until the finale. And the film does run a bit long and there are odd touches - a rather propagandistic song that begins the school section, where the two would-be lovers are classmates together, about the roles of men and women - that I didn't necessarily understand. Still the handsome shot-on-sets Shaw style, the beautiful use of color, and the powerful climax made this worth seeing for me; if you're not into this kind of heightened melodrama though I wouldn't blame you, and frankly, much as I love musicals, I guess I'm glad that Shaw didn't keep making these things forever and went instead into martial arts territory a few years later.

20. Jin yan zi / Golden Swallow (Cheh Chang, 1968)

Pei-Pei Cheng plays the title character, the same she played in Da zui xia two years earlier, but if the title were really accurate it would probably be something like The Merciless Silver Roc Kills Everybody, which is really what this is all about. Swallow spends much of the time trying to find her former love Silver Roc (Yu Wang) who leaves clues that he's looking for her - clues like massacring entire gangs single-handedly and then leaving her swallow dart in the midst of the carnage. There really isn't much to get into here besides the fighting, which is to be fair pretty spectacular, though I think the greater reliance on natural locations than in most Shaw films is just as large a part of what makes this worth seeing. Far from the top tier but pretty fun all in all and with the highest body count in any film I saw this month.

That's it, all done, thanks maxwell!

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1. 'A' gai wak 2 (1987) Hong Kong 6/10
2. Bleeding Steel - China | Hong Kong - 3/10
3. Lin Shi Rong/Magnificent Butcher - Hong Kong - 2/10
4. Ce ma ru lin/Run Away (1985) Taiwan - 6/10
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5. Wu du/Five Deadly Venoms 6/10 Some cool stuff, but overall not my thing. Hong Kong

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 1st, 2018, 2:07 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 1:33 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 11:13 am
65. 'Yuan Ye' / 'The Savage Land' / 1981, Zi Ling / 8.5 or 9/10 / China
Nice ! Where did you find that one ? I watched it from a dvd I brought back from China 10+ years ago, never came across any other copy since then. So we are the only two checks.
It's available on YT, if one searches in the right places. It's probably prudent to refrain from sharing the link here. It's certainly a beautiful and eye-catching film from a strong female perspective. The landscapes, and particularly the trees and flowers, are dazzling in their colour and melding hues and the story of forbidden love straining against expectations is full of passion and dangerous energy. Interesting to see a Chinese film of this period that seems somewhat more openly transgressive and so informed by the lush, grand spectacle of Japanese and European (and perhaps Indian) epic cinema. It's one that will stay with me for its sweeping vibrancy and its intense beating heart of impetuousness in forlorn flight. Such breathtaking frissons across the screen!
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Post by wasabi » August 1st, 2018, 3:23 pm

mjf314 wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 6:50 am
By drama I meant TV, but I'm ok with including films too if no one is interested in a TV-only challenge.
Are you gonna host it?
There are few Japanese dramas I haven't watch yet, like Hanzawa Naoki...

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 1st, 2018, 4:34 pm

OK. It's morning here in the Pacific Northwest, which means it's time to issue Last Call for entries to this challenge... (I know I'm waiting on your shorts post, Roger)

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Post by hurluberlu » August 1st, 2018, 6:05 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 2:07 pm
hurluberlu wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 1:33 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 11:13 am
65. 'Yuan Ye' / 'The Savage Land' / 1981, Zi Ling / 8.5 or 9/10 / China
Nice ! Where did you find that one ? I watched it from a dvd I brought back from China 10+ years ago, never came across any other copy since then. So we are the only two checks.
It's available on YT, if one searches in the right places. It's probably prudent to refrain from sharing the link here. It's certainly a beautiful and eye-catching film from a strong female perspective. The landscapes, and particularly the trees and flowers, are dazzling in their colour and melding hues and the story of forbidden love straining against expectations is full of passion and dangerous energy. Interesting to see a Chinese film of this period that seems somewhat more openly transgressive and so informed by the lush, grand spectacle of Japanese and European (and perhaps Indian) epic cinema. It's one that will stay with me for its sweeping vibrancy and its intense beating heart of impetuousness in forlorn flight. Such breathtaking frissons across the screen!
It has certainly a strong feminine vibe and Xiaoqing Liu the lead actress will have similar roles later on, the most famous one in HIbiscus Town by Jin Xie and also in Chun Tao by Zi Ling again, both with Jiang Wen.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 1st, 2018, 6:59 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 6:05 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 2:07 pm
hurluberlu wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 1:33 pm


Nice ! Where did you find that one ? I watched it from a dvd I brought back from China 10+ years ago, never came across any other copy since then. So we are the only two checks.
It's available on YT, if one searches in the right places. It's probably prudent to refrain from sharing the link here. It's certainly a beautiful and eye-catching film from a strong female perspective. The landscapes, and particularly the trees and flowers, are dazzling in their colour and melding hues and the story of forbidden love straining against expectations is full of passion and dangerous energy. Interesting to see a Chinese film of this period that seems somewhat more openly transgressive and so informed by the lush, grand spectacle of Japanese and European (and perhaps Indian) epic cinema. It's one that will stay with me for its sweeping vibrancy and its intense beating heart of impetuousness in forlorn flight. Such breathtaking frissons across the screen!
It has certainly a strong feminine vibe and Xiaoqing Liu the lead actress will have similar roles later on, the most famous one in HIbiscus Town by Jin Xie and also in Chun Tao by Zi Ling again, both with Jiang Wen.
I happened to catch both of those for this challenge. Compelling films both and very memorably observed and acted.
That's all, folks!

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 1st, 2018, 7:19 pm

Rounding things off with an assortment of Chinese animated shorts:

67-70.
'Jiao ao de jiang jun' / 'The Conceited General' / 1956, Wei Te / 8/10 / 24 minutes / China
'Xiao ke dou zhao ma ma' / 'Little Tadpoles Search for Mama' / 1960, Wei Te / 8/10 / 15 minutes / China
'Ren shen wa wa' / 'Ginseng Baby' / 1961, Wan Guchan / 9/10 / 25 minutes / China
'Jinse de hailuo' / 'The Golden Conch' / 1963, Wan Guchan, Qian Yunda / 8/10 / 34 minutes / China
'Mu di' / 'The Cowherd's Flute' / 1963, Jiajun Qian, Wei Te / 9/10 / 20 minutes / China
'Jiu se lu' / 'A Deer of Nine Colors' / 1981, Tielang Dai, Jiajun Qian / 8.5/10 / 24 minutes / China
'Lu ling' / 'The Deer's Bell' / 1982, Cheng Tang, Qiang Wu / 10/10 / 20 minutes / China
'San ge heshang' / 'Three Monks' / 1982, Jingda Xu / 7.5 or 8/10 / 20 minutes / China
'Yu bang xiang zheng' / 'The Fight Between the Snipe and the Clam' / 1984, Jinqing Hu / 8/10 / 10 minutes / China
'Shan shui qing' / 'Feeling from Mountain and Water' / 1988, Wei Te / 10/10 / 19 minutes / China
'The Legend of Shangri-la' / 2006, Chen Ming / 8/10 / 16 minutes / China
'Kung Fu Cooking Girls' / 2011, Jin Roh / 6/10 / 9 minutes / China
'Entrance Exam' / 2013, Boqing Tang, Xiaolan Zeng / 8/10 / 7 minutes / China
'The Song of the Rain' / 2017, Liang Zi / 8/10 / 9 minutes / China
'A Joy Story: Joy and Heron' / 2018, Kyra Buschor, Constantin Paeplow, Kenneth Kuan / 7/10 / 4 minutes / China

(Combined total: 256 minutes)

I particularly delighted in the fluidity and lyricism that is a hallmark of so much of the remarkable work that emanated from the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. Several of these entries now rank among my very favourite short films.

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Thanks for hosting a really wonderful and stimulating challenge, Maxwell. I enjoyed it greatly!

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Post by mjf314 » August 1st, 2018, 11:52 pm

funkybusiness wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 6:59 am
Oh I obviously didn't read your post properly. I missed 'drama' entirely. I won't be watching any unless the rest of Journey to the West counts.
Yes, Journey to the West counts. I guess 3 participants is enough, so I'll make it a TV challenge. Maybe more people will participate if I include anime, and not only dramas?

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Post by wasabi » August 2nd, 2018, 12:31 am

mjf314 wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 11:52 pm
funkybusiness wrote:
August 1st, 2018, 6:59 am
Oh I obviously didn't read your post properly. I missed 'drama' entirely. I won't be watching any unless the rest of Journey to the West counts.
Yes, Journey to the West counts. I guess 3 participants is enough, so I'll make it a TV challenge. Maybe more people will participate if I include anime, and not only dramas?
I didn't say I'm gonna participate.

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Post by mjf314 » August 2nd, 2018, 3:44 am

Are you going to participate?

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Post by wasabi » August 2nd, 2018, 4:02 am

you'll find out :P

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Post by sol » August 2nd, 2018, 11:18 pm

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Participants:
Rank Participant Count
14 sol 17
Should be 18. Not that I think one film is really going to make much difference at this stage.
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Post by funkybusiness » August 2nd, 2018, 11:52 pm

I'm at 26, not 9. that makes a slight difference.

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 3rd, 2018, 4:07 am

@sol & funky: And this is why I don't finalize results immediately... my process is somewhat error-prone, so I try to give people time to review and correct results. Which y'all did. So now I have better data.

PS: Final results tonight.

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 3rd, 2018, 5:05 am

Final Stats and Challenge Update

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Through the end of July, we've had 32 participants in the China/Hong Kong/Taiwan Challenge. Congrats to wasabi for winning the challenge with an impressive 105 watches! psychotronicbeatnik took the silver with 80 watches, with mjf314 in bronze position with 74 watches. Great work to everyone for making this a fun challenge!
And for catching way too many mistakes.

Leader board is up-to-date and maintained in the first post.

Countries
Hong Kong and China ended up pretty close together. But Taiwan made a respectable showing with over 100 watches. (Yes, USA is there, because who in their right mind would have though that Broken Arrow, etc. would be on the Asian Cinema: A Field Guide list?!?) Here's an alphabetical listing of countries and their respective watch counts:

Country List
CountryCount
China 338
Hong Kong 311
Taiwan 101
USA 3


Years
Films watched for this challenge have ranged from 1929 to 2018, covering 76 unique years in film. 2017 dominates with series watched (85 watches), with 2018 (56 watches) and 1986 (44 watches) coming in second and third, respectively. Here's a list of watch count by decade:

Decades List
DecadeCount
1920 2
1930 13
1940 7
1950 7
1960 50
1970 76
1980 183
1990 135
2000 79
2010 201


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The final spoiler tag award goes to albajos for posing the poignant philosophical question "Mandarin is a citrus fruit?" :cheers:

Nerd Stats
Total Watches: 808
Average Watches: 25.25
Median Watches: 11
Last edited by maxwelldeux on August 3rd, 2018, 6:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by clemmetarey » August 3rd, 2018, 5:25 am

Thanks for hosting max! However my total is 10 not 8 ;)

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1. Huo shao dao (Taiwan, 1990) 4/10
2. Long men kezhan (Taiwan, 1967) 7/10
3. Do ma daan (Hong Kong, 1986) 6/10
4. Xi meng ren sheng (Taiwan, 1993) 8/10
5. Lo foo chut gang (Hong Kong, 1988) 5/10
6. Cha ma gu dao xi lie (China, 2004) 6/10
7. Di yu wu men (Hong-Kong, 1980) 7/10
8. Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (Hong Kong, 1994) 5/10
9. Ah fei zing zyun (Hong Kong, 1990) 5/10
10. Bei xi mo shou (China, 2015) 7/10

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Post by mjf314 » August 3rd, 2018, 5:41 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
August 3rd, 2018, 5:05 am
Through the end of July, we've had 32 participants in the China/Hong Kong/Taiwan Challenge. Congrats to wasabi for winning the challenge with an impressive 105 watches! RogerTheMovieManiac88 took the silver with 81 watches, with psychotronicbeatnik in bronze position with 80 watches. Great work to everyone for making this a fun challenge!
Shouldn't it be based on number of entries? RogerTheMovieManiac88 only had 70 entries.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 3rd, 2018, 5:43 am

Hmmmmm, a few of the numbers seem a bit off. I haven't checked everybody's tallies but I ended up with 70 points - which was enough for 4th - and I seem to remember jd posting a score of 42 points as well.
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Post by maxwelldeux » August 3rd, 2018, 5:50 am

clemmetarey wrote:
August 3rd, 2018, 5:25 am
Thanks for hosting max! However my total is 10 not 8 ;)
Damn I was off this month! Fixed in OP and my stats spreadsheet.

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 3rd, 2018, 5:57 am

Jesus I was off. Yesterday, I think. Thank you all for catching my errors (for Roger, I just forgot the last step of restructuring my data on that shorts entry). These'll be fixed in a few.

Sadly, this isn't even a "maxwell screwed up one evening" thing. These are four separate issues from four separate occasions. Double Blarg. Well, quadruple blarg. (At least for the time being until y'all find another mistake.)

EDIT: Fixed now.

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Post by funkybusiness » August 3rd, 2018, 7:00 am

in california they call it a double double blarg, but it costs extra.

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