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#481

Post by vortexsurfer » July 30th, 2018, 12:23 pm

38. Beverly Hills Cop II (Tony Scott, 1987)
39. Beverly Hills Cop III (John Landis, 1994)
40. The Equalizer 2 (Antoine Fuqua, 2018)
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1. The Losers (Sylvain White, 2010)
2. Crank: High Voltage (Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, 2009)
3. CHIPS (Dax Shepard, 2017)
4. Live Wire (Christian Duguay, 1992)
5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1989)
6. Four Dragons (C.L. Hor, 2008)
7. The Tuxedo (Kevin Donovan, 2002)
8. The Medallion (Gordon Chan, 2003)
9. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg, 2008)
10. The Raid (Gareth Evans, 2011)
11. Around the World in 80 Days (Frank Coraci, 2004)
12. Air Force One (Wolfgang Petersen, 1997)
13. Red Scorpion (Joseph Zito, 1988)
14. The Spy Next Door (Brian Levant, 2010)
15. Maximum Risk (Ringo Lam, 1996)
16. Black Mask (Daniel Lee, 1996)
17. The Assassin (Hsiao-Hsien Hou, 2015)
18. The Guardian (Andrew Davis, 2006)
19. The Core (Jon Amiel, 2003)
20. Rising Sun (Philip Kaufman, 1993)
21. Running Scared (Wayne Kramer, 2006)
22. Cowboys & Aliens (Jon Favreau, 2011)
23. Showdown in Little Tokyo (Mark L. Lester, 1991)
24. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Chia-Liang Liu, 1978)
25. The Sword and the Lute (Teng Hung Hsu, 1967)
26. American Heist (Sarik Andreasyan, 2014)
27. TNT Jackson (Cirio H. Santiago, 1974)
28. Dirty Ho (Chia-Liang Liu, 1976)
29. The Bells of Death (Feng Yueh, 1968)
30. Surviving the Game (Ernest R. Dickerson, 1994)
31. Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed, 2018)
32. I, Robot (Alex Proyas, 2004)
33. Hancock (Peter Berg, 2008)
34. The Last Boy Scout (Tony Scott, 1991)
35. Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug, 2018)
36. Cop Out (Kevin Smith, 2010)
37. Beverly Hills Cop (Martin Brest, 1984)
38. Beverly Hills Cop II (Tony Scott, 1987)
39. Beverly Hills Cop III (John Landis, 1994)
40. The Equalizer 2 (Antoine Fuqua, 2018)

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#482

Post by blueboybob » July 30th, 2018, 5:05 pm

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1. Thief (1981) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083190
2. The Monkey King (1963) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059855/
3. Raining in the Mountain (1979) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192213/
4. Peking Opera Blues (1986) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090952/
5. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086606/
6. Long Arm of the Law (1984) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088107/
7. The Mission (1999) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220644/
8. Remorques (1941) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034093/
9. Bullets Don't Come Back (1967) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0136527/
10. A Touch of Sin (2013) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2852400/
11. The Butterfly Murders (1979) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079051/
12. A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112778/
13. A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114996/
14. Mountain Patrol (2004) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386651/
15. Bend of the River (1952) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044413/
16. Way of a Gaucho (1952) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045316/
17. The World in His Arms (1952) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045339/
18. The Yakuza (1974) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073918/
19. Red Lion (1969) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063995/
20. Goyokin (1969) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064387/
21. Air Force (1943) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035616/
22. Ryoma ansatsu (1974) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0186835/
23. City on Fire (1987) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093435/
24. Rio Conchos (1964) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058525/
25. Hero of the Red Light District (1960) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187119/
26. Operation Red Sea (2018, China) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6878882/
27. Charley Varrick (1973) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069865/
28. Scaramouche (1952) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045125/
29. Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060074/
30. Riding with Death (1976) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075142/
31. Django (1966) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060315/
32. Prince of Space (1959) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053464/
33. Space Mutiny (1988) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096149/
34. The Phantom Planet (1961) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055294/
35. Deadpool 2 (2018) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5463162/
36. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdon (2018) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881806/
37. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/

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#483

Post by jdidaco » July 30th, 2018, 5:50 pm

77. Ido zero daisakusen (Latitude Zero, Ishirô Honda, 1969) 7/10
78. Shin Gojira (Shin Godzilla, Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi, 2016) 7.5/10

I was thinking in which way I could possibly finish a challenge that has been so generous in rewarding me with so many extraordinary films, when, after watching countless samurais, yakuzas, swordsmen/women, ninjas, cops, spies, gamblers, robbers, gang bikers, killers, psychos, and beasts of all nature in action, the image of a God appeared before me,

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That's it for me, thanks for hosting, zzzorf!

!seen 78

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1. Orochi (Serpent, Buntarô Futagara, 1925) 8.5/10
2. Dokuritsu gurentai (Desperado Outpost, Kihachi Okamoto, 1959) 8/10
3. Kutsukake Tokijiro - yukyo ippiki (One Man of the Gambler's Code, Tai Katô, 1966) 10/10
4. Nureta koya o hashire (Retreat Through the Wet Wasteland, Yukihiro Sawada, 1973) 9/10
5. Ce ma ru lin (Run Away, Wang Tung, 1985) 8.5/10
6. Mong ming yuen yeung (On the Run, Alfred Cheung, 1988) 8.5/10
7. Bao biao (Have Sword Will Travel, Chang Cheh, 1969) 9/10
8. Da jue dou (The Duel, Chang Cheh, 1971) 10/10
9. Taiyô wo nusunda otoko (The Man Who Stole the Sun, Kazuhiko Hasegawa, 1979) 8.5/10
10. Bakuretsu toshi (Burst City, Gakuryû Ishii, 1982) 8.5/10
11. Kiru (Destiny's Son, Kenji Misumi, 1962) 10/10
12. Ken ki (Sword Devil, Kenji Misumi, 1965) 8/10
13. Di Renjie: Tong tian di guo (Detective Dee: The Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Tsui Hark, 2010) 7.5/10
14. Di Renjie: Shen du long wang (Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, Tsui Hark, 2013) 7/10
15. Zhong kui niang zi (The Lady Hermit, Ho Meng Hua, 1971) 8.5/10
16. You Seng (Temptation of a Monk, Clara Law, 1993) 9/10
17. Organ (Kei Fujiwara, 1996) 6.5/10
18. Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2009) 5.5/10
19. Irezumi ichidai (Tattooed Life, Seijun Suzuki, 1965) 9/10
20. Shôwa zankyô-den: Karajishi jingi (The Man with the Dragon Tattoo, Masahiro Makino, 1969) 10/10
21. Lo foo chut gang (Tiger on the Beat, Lau Kar Leung, 1988) 7.5/10
22. Chung ngon sat luk: O gei (Organized Crime & Triad Bureau, Kirk Wong, 1994) 8.5/10
23. Sing gei cha low (The Teahouse, Kuei Chih-Hung, 1974) 8/10
24. Da ge Cheng (Big Brother Cheng, Kuei Chih-Hung, 1975) 8/10
25. Kawajyan hankou zoku (The Young Animals, Yasuharu Hasebe, 1978) 8.5/10
26. Gokudô sengokushi: Fudô (Fudoh: The New Generation, Takashi Miike, 1996) 7/10
27. San feng zhen wu lin (Vengeance of the Phoenix Sisters, Chen Hung Min, 1968) 8/10
28. Hei dian (The Black Tavern, Teddy Yip Wing-Cho, 1972) 9.5/10
29. Lian cheng jue (A Deadly Secret, Mou Tun Fei, 1980) 8/10
30. Gau yat: San diu hap lui (Saviour of the Soul, Corey Yuen & David Lai, 1991) 7/10
31. V Madonna: daisenso (Go for Broke, Genji Nakamura, 1985) 8/10
32. Monday (Hiroyuki Tanaka (SABU), 2000) 7/10
33. Yabai koto nara zeni ni naru (Danger Pays, Kô Nakahira, 1962) 8.5/10
34. Yajû shisubeshi (The Beast to Die, Tôru Murakawa, 1980) 10/10
35. Xie ying wu (Bloody Parrot, Hua Shan, 1981) 8/10
36. Shui jing ren (Portrait in Crystal, Hua Shan, 1983) 8/10
37. Ansatsu (Assassination, Masahiro Shinoda, 1964) 9/10
38. Nerawareta gakuen: seifuku o osou (Sexy Battle Girls, Mototsugu Watanabe, 1986) 6.5/10
39. Leng xue shi san ying (The Avenging Eagle, Sun Chung, 1978) 8/10
40. Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau (The Eagle Shooting Heroes, Jeffrey Lau, 1993) 7/10
41. Kunoichi ninpo (Female Ninja Magic, Sadao Nakajima, 1964) 9.5/10
42. Kunoichi ninpo: Kannon biraki (Female Ninjas - In Bed with the Enemy, Takayuki Miyagawa, 1976) 7.5/10
43. Zhong lie tu (The Valiant Ones, King Hu, 1975) 9/10
44. Wu lin sheng huo jin (Holy Flame of the Martial World, Lu Chin-Ku, 1983) 7.5/10
45. Asobi (Play, Yasuzô Masumura, 1971) 9.5/10
46. Shuang-Qi-Zhen daoke (The Swordsman in Double Flag Town, He Ping, 1991) 8.5/10
47. Ôoku jûhakkei (Dolls of the Shogun's Harem, Norifumi Suzuki, 1986) 8/10
48. Jat go zi tau di daan sang (Too Many Ways to Be No. 1, Wai Ka-Fai, 1997) 9/10
49. Die wang jiao wa (Operation Lipstick, Umetsugu Inoue, 1967) 8/10
50. Die hai hua (The Brain-Stealers, Umetsugu Inoue, 1968) 7.5/10
51. Dai satsujin (The Great Killing, Eiichi Kudô, 1964) 10/10
52. Oniwaban (Demon Spies, Takashi Tsuboshima, 1974) 8/10
53. Qian mian mo nu (Temptress of a Thousand Faces, Jeong Chang-hwa, 1969) 8/10
54. Nu ji xie ren (Robotrix, Jamie Luk, 1991) 8/10
55. Bakuchi-uchi: socho tobaku (Big Time Gambling Boss, Kôsaku Yamashita, 1968) 10/10
56. Hissatsu shikakenin (Professional Killers, Yûsuke Watanabe, 1973) 8.5/10
57. Bian yuen ren (Man on the Brink, Alex Cheung, 1981) 8/10
58. Qun long xi feng (Pedicab Driver, Sammo Hung, 1989) 8.5/10
59. Kenjû zankoku monogatari (Cruel Gun Story, Takumi Furukawa, 1964) 8.5/10
60. Furyô shôjô Mako (Bad Girl Mako, Koretsugu Kurahara, 1971) 8/10
61. Tian long ba bu (The Battle Wizard, Pao Hsueh Li, 1977) 8.5/10
62. Yong zhe wu ju (Dreadnaught, Yuen Woo-Ping, 1981) 9/10
63. Gohiki no shinshi (Cash Calls Hell, Hideo Gosha, 1966) 9.5/10
64. Muhan (Dream Crimes, Naosuke Kurosawa, 1985) 8/10
65. Sha chu xi ying pan (Coolie Killer, Terry Tong, 1982) 9/10
66. Yao shou du shi (The Wicked City, Peter Mak Tai Kit, 1992) 6.5/10
67. Dojo yaburi (Samurai from Nowhere, Seiichirô Uchikawa, 1964) 9/10
68. Abashiri Bangaichi (Abashiri Prison, Teruo Ishii, 1965) 8/10
69. Daisatsujin orochi (The Betrayal, Tokuzô Tanaka, 1966) 9/10
70. Kurenai no nagareboshi (Velvet Hustler, Toshio Masuda, 1967) 8.5/10
71. Ginrei no hate (Snow Trail, Senkichi Taniguchi, 1947) 9.5/10
72. Urufu gai: Moero ôkami-otoko (Wolf Guy, Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, 1975) 6/10
73. San shao ye de jian (Death Duel, Chor Yuen, 1977) 10/10
74. Fai seung dat yin (Expect the Unexpected, Patrick Yau, 1998) 8/10
75. Shinken shôbu (Swords of Death, Tomu Uchida, 1971) 9/10
76. Wu syu (Run and Kill, Billy Tang, 1993) 7.5/10

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#484

Post by jdidaco » July 30th, 2018, 6:04 pm

morrison-dylan-fan wrote:Hi JD,I've really enjoyed following your viewings here,and I was wondering what the best surprises of the month have been?

On a side note,with the '91 poll coming up,I think you would enjoy The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.
morrison! Thanks for the rec, your pimping of The Fool has been duly noted!

I don't even know where to begin regarding the countless treasures (and indeeed several surprises) I watched this month; I tried to make a top ten (13 actually), but it could have easily been a top 40!!!,

1. Yajû shisubeshi (The Beast to Die, Tôru Murakawa, 1980)
2. Bakuchi-uchi: socho tobaku (Big Time Gambling Boss, Kôsaku Yamashita, 1968)
3. Kutsukake Tokijiro - yukyo ippiki (One Man of the Gambler's Code, Tai Katô, 1966)
4. Kiru (Destiny's Son, Kenji Misumi, 1962)
5. San shao ye de jian (Death Duel, Chor Yuen, 1977)
6. Da jue dou (The Duel, Chang Cheh, 1971)
7. Shôwa zankyô-den: Karajishi jingi (The Man with the Dragon Tattoo, Masahiro Makino, 1969)
8. Dai satsujin (The Great Killing, Eiichi Kudô, 1964)
9. Asobi (Play, Yasuzô Masumura, 1971)
10. Kunoichi ninpo (Female Ninja Magic, Sadao Nakajima, 1964)
Ginrei no hate (Snow Trail, Senkichi Taniguchi, 1947)
Hei dian (The Black Tavern, Teddy Yip Wing-Cho, 1972)
Gohiki no shinshi (Cash Calls Hell, Hideo Gosha, 1966)

:cheers:

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Post by tommy_leazaq » July 30th, 2018, 7:14 pm

1. Incredibles 2 - 7
2. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - 7
3. San Andreas - 6

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Post by flavo5000 » July 30th, 2018, 7:28 pm

morrison-dylan-fan wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 12:53 am
All FTV's unless stated:

8: Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991) 9. HK

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Becoming the first flick to be given a CAT III rating for violence in Hong Kong,co-writer/(with Masahiko Takajo) director Ngai Choi Lam & cinematographer Hoi-Man Mak wear it with pride, by pounding the screen with an endless splatter parade. Smartly deciding to point the action and gore in an animated Grindhouse direction (the film ended up not doing well in HK) Lam gives everything a handmade quality with excellent the rubbery practical effects and gallons of fake blood vividly bursting open in slo-mo Kung-fu fights.

Pulled from Tetsuya Saruwatari’s Manga/ Comic-Book, Lam and Takajo adaptation is given satirical jabs by the baddies being The Gang of Four, (changed to The Four Heavenly Kings in the Asia cut)and Riki-Oh trying to re-gain freedom from the prison walls The Gang of Four have placed round him. Hitting a konck-out, gore-drenched punch from the opening, the writers cast a rich,pulp atmosphere via the minimalist back-story of Riki-Oh being filled in mid-battle,with each fight brilliantly building up like a Comic-Book run,as Riki-Oh discovers new powers after each victory. Only 18 at the time,Siu-Wong Fan gives a blistering performance which highlights the never say die attitude in Riki-Oh’s story.
I love this movie to an unhealthy degree.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » July 30th, 2018, 7:48 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 7:28 pm
morrison-dylan-fan wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 12:53 am
All FTV's unless stated:

8: Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991) 9. HK

Image

Becoming the first flick to be given a CAT III rating for violence in Hong Kong,co-writer/(with Masahiko Takajo) director Ngai Choi Lam & cinematographer Hoi-Man Mak wear it with pride, by pounding the screen with an endless splatter parade. Smartly deciding to point the action and gore in an animated Grindhouse direction (the film ended up not doing well in HK) Lam gives everything a handmade quality with excellent the rubbery practical effects and gallons of fake blood vividly bursting open in slo-mo Kung-fu fights.

Pulled from Tetsuya Saruwatari’s Manga/ Comic-Book, Lam and Takajo adaptation is given satirical jabs by the baddies being The Gang of Four, (changed to The Four Heavenly Kings in the Asia cut)and Riki-Oh trying to re-gain freedom from the prison walls The Gang of Four have placed round him. Hitting a konck-out, gore-drenched punch from the opening, the writers cast a rich,pulp atmosphere via the minimalist back-story of Riki-Oh being filled in mid-battle,with each fight brilliantly building up like a Comic-Book run,as Riki-Oh discovers new powers after each victory. Only 18 at the time,Siu-Wong Fan gives a blistering performance which highlights the never say die attitude in Riki-Oh’s story.
I love this movie to an unhealthy degree.
I can see why flav! After hearing about it for years,Riki surpassed all my expectations. Are there any similar movies?

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » July 30th, 2018, 8:26 pm

All FTV's unless stated:

Repeat viewing:9: The Killer (this time the extended Asia cut) (1989) 10. HK

10: Fatal Termination (1990) 10. HK.

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Swarming round the (sadly un-credited) dark synch score, director Yeung-Wah Kam attacks with a deeply cynical,nihilistic atmosphere, tinted in blue for the burning of the thin blue line. Cracking open the double dealing between the cops and the criminals, Yam holds firm in a blistering take no prisoners approach,reeling in thugs and children caught between shoot-outs in lightning-fast whip-pans, whipped up by burning rubber car chases and stylish shots revealing the contents of brown envelopes.

Rubbed against the grime on the street shown by Kam, the screenplay by Chi-Ming Pang superbly takes aim at all sides, stripping the cops and thugs of heroics to show them at their most bare, rogue form. Netting in Jimmy’s family, Pang powers the explosive action on the down and dirty desire for revenge of Jimmy and Moon. Screeching with fury,Moon Lee gives a simmering performance as Moon,whilst Simon Yam gives Jimmy the hard-nose of ambiguity and the fantastic Phillip Ko hisses as Ko Mok-Fu unveils his fatal termination.

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Post by blueboybob » July 30th, 2018, 10:46 pm

Action
SpoilerShow
1. Thief (1981) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083190
2. The Monkey King (1963) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059855/
3. Raining in the Mountain (1979) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192213/
4. Peking Opera Blues (1986) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090952/
5. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086606/
6. Long Arm of the Law (1984) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088107/
7. The Mission (1999) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220644/
8. Remorques (1941) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034093/
9. Bullets Don't Come Back (1967) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0136527/
10. A Touch of Sin (2013) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2852400/
11. The Butterfly Murders (1979) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079051/
12. A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112778/
13. A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114996/
14. Mountain Patrol (2004) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386651/
15. Bend of the River (1952) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044413/
16. Way of a Gaucho (1952) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045316/
17. The World in His Arms (1952) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045339/
18. The Yakuza (1974) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073918/
19. Red Lion (1969) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063995/
20. Goyokin (1969) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064387/
21. Air Force (1943) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035616/
22. Ryoma ansatsu (1974) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0186835/
23. City on Fire (1987) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093435/
24. Rio Conchos (1964) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058525/
25. Hero of the Red Light District (1960) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187119/
26. Operation Red Sea (2018, China) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6878882/
27. Charley Varrick (1973) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069865/
28. Scaramouche (1952) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045125/
29. Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060074/
30. Riding with Death (1976) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075142/
31. Django (1966) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060315/
32. Prince of Space (1959) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053464/
33. Space Mutiny (1988) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096149/
34. The Phantom Planet (1961) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055294/
35. Deadpool 2 (2018) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5463162/
36. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdon (2018) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881806/
37. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/
38. The Pumaman (1980) -- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081693/

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Post by OldAle1 » July 30th, 2018, 11:41 pm

Pow! Bang! Zowie! Smash!Show
1. Du bei dao / The One-Armed Sworsdman (Cheh Chang, 1967)
2. The Three Museketeers (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2011)
3. Mission: Impossible (Brian DePalma, 1996) (re-watch)
4. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (Roy Ward Baker/Cheh Chang, 1974)
5. Tang shan da xiong / The Big Boss (Wei Lo/Chia Hsiang-Wu, 1971)
6. To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin, 1985) (re-watch)
7. John Paul Jones (John Farrow, 1959)
8. Ant-Man (Peyton Reed, 2015)
9. Wong Fei Hung / Once Upon a Time in China (Hark Tsui, 1991)
10. Lung hing foo dai / Armour of God (Jackie Chan/Eric Tsang, 1986)
11. The Wild Geese (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1978)
12. Mission: Impossible II (John Woo, 2000)
13. Fei ying gai wok / Operation Condor (Jackie Chan, 1991)
14. Stander (Bronwen Hughes, 2003)
15. Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, 2018) (cinema)
16. Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (Michael Anderson, 1975)
17. Black Eagle (Eric Karson, 1988)
18. Code of Silence (Andrew Davis, 1985) (re-watch)
19. Foo gwai lit che / Millionaire's Express / Shanghai Express (Sammo Hung, 1986)
20. Mission: Impossible III (J.J. Abrams, 2006) (re-watch)
21. Dip bi / The Butterfly Murders (Hark Tsui, 1979)
22. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Brad Bird, 2011)
23. Air Force (Howard Hawks, 1943)
24. Hung fan qui / Rumble in the Bronx (Stanley Tong, 1995)
25. Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung / Once Upon a Time in China II (Hark Tsui, 1992)
26. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie, 2015)
27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992) (3rd viewing)
28. Long men kezhan / Dragon Inn (King Hu, 1967)

My second King Hu, after the 1966 Da zui xia, a Shaw Brothers production and looking like their other films from the era, though certainly superior. This, his first film after moving to Taiwan, is a different kettle of fish, with lots of location work and a sense of visual and perhaps to a certain extent narrative freedom that would never fly at Shaw. The way Hu films landscapes... Anthony Mann comes to mind, and that's as high a complement as I can give. And the "classical" editing also strikes me as reminiscent of American classic cinema, in this case John Ford. Everything seems just so, the movement between action, stillness and dialogue is so well judged. As to the story, it's familiar enough, with a couple of kids sent to the frontier after their father has been murdered by the area warlord, only to have the warlord's men come after them, and a motley band assembles to defend them. The way the group comes together seems both random and fate-appointed, and the characterizations though not deep are nicely drawn; I particularly liked the contrast between the rather serious Lingfeng Shangguan, whose art is both graceful, perfectly timed and strong, and Chun Shih, a rather comical figure here but almost Man With No Name-like in his casual deadliness - and the hints of romance between the two are delicious and not at all overdone. The fight sequences and wire-work are a bit primitive I suppose but all in all it's exciting enough and the battles around the inn and the final conflict are perfect in scale and length.

29. Sun lung moon hak chan / New Dragon Gate Inn (Raymond Lee and (uncredited) Siu-Tung Ching/Hark Tsui, 1992)

Lee is the only credited director on this very, very loose remake, and I'm not really familiar enough with his work or that of Siu-Tun Ching, who also co-produced, but this has the mark of co-director/co-writer/co-producer Tsui all over it, full of crazy whip-speed indoor combats, wire-work, jumps, spins, an even stronger emphasis on the female characters (the original only had one main female role), played in this case by the magnificent Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin. It's an all-star affair, with Tony Ka Fei Leung as the main good guy and Donnie Yen as the main antagonist, and it probably cost a fair bit of money by HK standards, but on the whole it falls a little flat I think. Oh, I do love parts, particularly my dream girl Maggie as a sort of comic femme fatale, and the last fight sequence is totally outlandish, but much of the action and plot in the middle third are fairly incomprehensible and I gave up really caring what was going on even while still enjoying the crazy action. A better video copy probably would have helped, it's a shame so much Hong Kong cinema is hard to find in top-notch condition.

30. Xia nü / A Touch of Zen (King Hu, 1971)

I won't call it a disappointment exactly, but I'm afraid that on one viewing this didn't live up to it's lofty reputation (or number of Official Toplists) for me. Chun Shih returns as the central character in another film set in the medieval era involving soldiers from the Eastern Chamber after a young girl...but there the similarities to the earlier Long men kezhan pretty much end. Shih isn't a warrior, and the story ends up being a lot more complex and rather weird and even perhaps abstract in the final act, as Shih's intellectual-painter character falls for the warrior-woman he plans to protect, finds out that a couple of his buddies in the town are actually generals also protecting the woman (who doesn't need a lot of protection, naturally) and that a new friend isn't who he seems to be. Lots of action of course, all of it well done though it must be said that the night sequences are really hard to follow - Hu probably didn't have the money for really sophisticated lighting and the natural light just doesn't cut it always - and I never felt bored during the three hours, but the last 35-minute sequence which goes into new territory including a religious apotheosis of sorts just felt out of place to me. It's got a great fight sequence embedded so I'm glad it's there but what it all means in the context of the film as a whole is probably beyond me at this point. Perhaps the long Tony Rayns review on the disc will help out.

31. The Foxes of Harrow (John M. Stahl, 1947)

Action? Who am I to gainsay the opinions of the good person or people who listed this as such in their IMDb categories...anway.... A pre-Civil War southern melodrama meant to capitalize on the enduring popularity of such tales a few years after Gone With the Wind, this is less offensive certainly than that film, but also less well-made in every single regard. Rex Harrison is OK I guess as the Irish-born gambler and ne'er do-well who wins a plantation in Louisiana and proceeds to woo, and then mostly abandon, Maureen O'Hara (who is NOT playing an Irish woman but a Creole!). The first half hour is OK, kind of fun and reasonably eventful, but after that it's really GWTW-lite, and none of the cast is all that interesting (I've never been a fan of O'Hara and she's just very ordinary here) and it's in b/w so even the settings and production design pale compared to the earlier film. As far as "action", there is a fairly good horse-chase sequence, and a fight or two, but that's about it. I watched this with my mom, who had read the book, and apparently this covers only about half of the novel, surprise surprise, and has a totally different ending.

32. Watchmen (Zack Snyder, 2009) (re-watch, though 1st watch of "Ultimate" edition)

I wrote a fairly long review of this - the theatrical version - when it came out, and I was pretty unimpressed, but I'm also unimpressed with the quality of that review so I'm not going to duplicate it here. Suffice it to say that my main problems were with the sheer dumbness of many of Snyder's directorial/production choices - the blunt, heavyhanded usage of songs
- and the general need to underscore everything for the dummies in the audience - and the rather weak ending being the main issues. I was pretty disappointed, having been a huge fan of the comics since they came out, but I'm pretty used to poor comic book adaptations at this point, and I figured it was time to give it another go, and while my problems certainly didn't go away, I'm glad I watched it again. First off, the added scenes (don't know what's new at this point apart from the motion comic stuff) and running time actually make the film flow much better and it seems actually tighter and almost shorter despite being an hour longer; the ending bothered me a bit less, after reading about some of the reasons why it was put in, and it just made a little more sense - though it's still not explained all that well, and Veidt's whole master plan simply doesn't come across elegantly as it does in the comics, where everything seems to develop so organically and consistently from issue to issue. I still don't like Snyder's color choices, though I'll admit finally that he does have his own visual style, and it's less obnoxious here than in any of his other work. What makes it all work - and makes me able to actually say I "like" it overall now, is the cast, and I found a lot of the performances that I had thought weak, particularly Malin Akerman's, much better this time around; Matthew Goode's Ozymandias is really the only serious problem in this regard. And on the other side, we have Patrick Wilson's excellent portrayal of Nite Owl, and Jackie Earle Haley's incandescent turn as Rorschach, which stands right up there with Christopher Reeve's Superman as the best-ever performance in a superhero film. The pathos he engenders, particularly towards the end when the film really needs him, almost lifts the whole film out of mediocrity into something special; what he might have done under a more imaginative director!

33. The Quest (Jean-Claude Van Damme, 1996)

Started out fairly well with JCVD as the head (and only adult) of a street gang in New York in the 1920s, somehow through Dickensian contrivances ending up heading towards a "world's greatest fighter" championship in Thailand (I think, I was starting to get bored by that point). And hey, there's Roger Moore too as a charming con artist; but by the halfway point you realize this is going to be another one of those let's get a bunch of different fighters with different styles together and have them fight a match and of course one of them is going to be evil and our hero will defeat him last...that sort of thing. And the fights aren't that good, and there's little to no explanation of the fighting styles or how they work/don't work against each other, it's all very slapdash. On the plus side, nice photography, and reasonably short. But overall not one of JCVD's better films - and even his better films ain't that great.

34. Sudden Death (Peter Hyams, 1995)

What a difference having a professional director makes! OK...not really. Here JCVD is a Pittsburgh fireman, off work because he failed to save a woman in the first scene, called back into service when he takes his kids to the Stanley Cup finals (hockey for those who don't know), and it just so happens there are a bunch of terrorists led by Powers Boothe who have kidnapped the Vice President at the game and are threatening to kill him and blow up the stadium if they don't get lots of $$$. Obviously influenced by Die Hard and also similar in some ways to the Steven Seagal vehicle Under Siege, this isn't anywhere close to as good as either of those, though it's marginally better than the above film because it does have some nice tension-building towards the end and a couple of surprises that while not that amazing at least give you *something* to keep you awake between the kicking.

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1. Big Parade - Watchable
2. Ready Player One - Several unbelievably moronic scenes/behaviour but entertaining
3. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
4. American Sniper
5. Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau - Iron Monkey
6. Long men kezhan
7. The Amazing Spider-Man
8. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
9. City on Fire
10. Winchester '73
11-17. Les Vampires
18. Superman Returns
19. Once Upon a Time in China - dissapointing but not bad
20. Dragon Attack - pretty crazy, not surprised its on weird movies list, kind of fun
21 Shorts.
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch 29m - liked the mother actress
Punisher: Dirty Laundry 10min - meh
Malaria 6min - ~ok
Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter 15min -meh

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Post by VincentPrice » July 31st, 2018, 5:39 am

28. Clan of Amazons-1978: 8/10

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Post by albajos » July 31st, 2018, 9:18 am

Final Day!

38. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004) South Korea 5 official lists 3 151 checks
Got the human element I was midding from f.ex Dunkirk, But 2,5 hours is a bit too long. Anyway, I think this is my #1 S Korean movie now.
39. Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro (2010) Brazil 2 official lists 7 799 checks
Was expecting a more related sequel as the first one was kind of open-ended, but other than that it's still a great film. But alot of narration/voiceover instead of showing the scenes.
40. The Delta Force (1986) USA | Israel 1 official list 1 131 checks
Can't go through an Action challenge without seeing at least one Cannon film. This was even directed by Golan himself. With a cast of Norris, Marvin, Balsam, Kennedy, Vaughn, Winters it does have a great potential. Remove the action and you actually have an intense drama about a hijacked plane and the hostages reaction, almost like Towering Inferno or other disaster movies of the 70s, but then Cannon couldn't have used Norris and made sklock instead.
41. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962) Japan 9 official list 4 072 checks Also gives me Platinum on Action - imdb
42. Hardcore Henry (2015) aka Хардкор Russia | USA 1 705 checks
Had to end with this as 90 minutes with POV can really mess with your head, now I can just sleep

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26-34. Cloak & Dagger S01E01-09 (2018)
40. The Delta Force (1986)
07. Earthquake (1974)
08. Every Which Way but Loose (1978)
04. Fast Five (2011)
09. Furious 6 (2013)
10. Furious Seven (2015)
20. The Fate of the Furious (2017)
01. Get Smart (2008)
24. Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
35. Gong fu yu jia (2017)
42. Hardcore Henry (2015)
12. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
21. The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)
22. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)
23. The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)
06. Kung Fu (2004)
37. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
17. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
05. Monster Trucks (2016)
11. The Navigator (1924)
15. Need for Speed (2014)
03. Olympus has Fallen (2013)
25. Pacific Rim (2013)
14. Serbuan maut (2011)
19. The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
38. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004)
36. Taken (2008)
39. Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro (2010)
41. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)
02. White House Down (2013)
16. Yip Man (2008)
18. Yip Man 2 (2010)
13. Zhuo yao ji (2015)

By year
11. The Navigator (1924)
41. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)
07. Earthquake (1974)
08. Every Which Way but Loose (1978)
40. The Delta Force (1986)
21. The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)
22. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)
23. The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)
24. Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
06. Kung Fu (2004)
38. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004)
01. Get Smart (2008)
12. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
37. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
36. Taken (2008)
16. Yip Man (2008)
39. Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro (2010)
18. Yip Man 2 (2010)
04. Fast Five (2011)
14. Serbuan maut (2011)
09. Furious 6 (2013)
03. Olympus has Fallen (2013)
25. Pacific Rim (2013)
02. White House Down (2013)
15. Need for Speed (2014)
19. The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
10. Furious Seven (2015)
42. Hardcore Henry (2015)
17. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
13. Zhuo yao ji (2015)
05. Monster Trucks (2016)
20. The Fate of the Furious (2017)
35. Gong fu yu jia (2017)
26-34. Cloak & Dagger S01E01-09 (2018)

By off. lists
11. The Navigator (1924) 11
06. Kung Fu (2004) 9
41. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962) 9
38. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004) 5
16. Yip Man (2008) 3
10. Furious Seven (2015) 2
19. The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) 2
39. Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro (2010) 2
40. The Delta Force (1986) 1
07. Earthquake (1974) 1
08. Every Which Way but Loose (1978) 1
04. Fast Five (2011) 1
09. Furious 6 (2013) 1
20. The Fate of the Furious (2017) 1
01. Get Smart (2008) 1
24. Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) 1
35. Gong fu yu jia (2017) 1
12. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) 1
21. The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) 1
37. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) 1
17. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) 1
15. Need for Speed (2014) 1
25. Pacific Rim (2013) 1
14. Serbuan maut (2011) 1
36. Taken (2008) 1
02. White House Down (2013) 1
18. Yip Man 2 (2010) 1
13. Zhuo yao ji (2015) 1
5 unofficial + 9 episodes

By checks (movies only)
36. Taken (2008) 50 287
24. Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) 32 635
37. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) 32 505
01. Get Smart (2008) 28 495
12. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) 20 055
04. Fast Five (2011) 18 223
25. Pacific Rim (2013) 17 612
16. Yip Man (2008) 14 142
09. Furious 6 (2013) 10 317
06. Kung Fu (2004) 10 068
14. Serbuan maut (2011) 8 409
17. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) 7 900
39. Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro (2010) 7 799
10. Furious Seven (2015) 7 006
02. White House Down (2013) 5 822
03. Olympus has Fallen (2013) 5 648
18. Yip Man 2 (2010) 5 255
19. The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) 4 700
41. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962) 4 072
15. Need for Speed (2014) 3 380
38. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004) 3 151
20. The Fate of the Furious (2017) 2 758
11. The Navigator (1924) 2 746
42. Hardcore Henry (2015) 1 705
08. Every Which Way but Loose (1978) 1 174
40. The Delta Force (1986) 1 131
07. Earthquake (1974) 779
21. The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) 265
13. Zhuo yao ji (2015) 223
05. Monster Trucks (2016) 198
22. The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) 142
35. Gong fu yu jia (2017) 132
23. The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990) 127

!seen 42 - which of course is the answer to everything

New awards this month:
Platinum Action, 50 Greatest Sequels, Musical
Silver AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
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Post by 72allinncallme » July 31st, 2018, 10:06 am

46. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
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1. Do ma daan (1986)
2. Flash Gordon (1980)
3. Black Rain (1989)
4. Tang shan da xiong (1971)
5. Broken Arrow (1996)
6. Lo foo chut gang (1988)
7. Cheung foh (1999)
8. Ying hung boon sik (1986)
9. Death Wish (1974)
10. Death Wish II (1982)
11. Death Wish 3 (1985)
12. Ging chaat goo si (1985)
13. Ging chat goo si 2 (1988)
14. Ging chat goo si 3: Chiu kup ging chat (1992)
15. Men in War (1957)
16. Ban jin ba liang (1976)
17. Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
18. Siu Lam juk kau (2001)
19. Cyborg (1989)
20. Last Action Hero (1993)
21. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
22. The Beastmaster (1982)
23. For Heaven's Sake (1926)
24. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
25. Passenger 57 (1992)
26. China O'Brien (1990)
27. Long men kezhan (1967)
28. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
29. Breaker! Breaker! (1977)
30. Scaramouche (1952)
31. Dung che sai duk (1994)
32. Captain Blood (1935)
33. Spring Breakers (2012)
34. Our Man Flint (1966)
35. The Hidden (1987)
36. Flesh+Blood (1985)
37. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)
38. Lung hing foo dai (1986)
39. New Jack City (1991) [rewatchish]
40. Du bei dao (1967)
41. Meng long guo jiang (1972)
42. Hung faan keoi (1995)
43. Shu Shan - Xin Shu shan jian ke (1983)
44. El mariachi (1992)
45. Road House (1989)
46. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

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Post by shugs » July 31st, 2018, 11:09 am

Well, I'm done with this challenge. Thank you for hosting zzzorf! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Post by clemmetarey » July 31st, 2018, 11:20 am

16. The Incredible Hulk (2008) 4/10

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1. Huo shao dao (1990) 4/10
2. Long men kezhan (1967) 7/10
3. Do ma daan (1986) 6/10
4. Lo foo chut gang (1988) 5/10
5. Con Air (1997) 5/10
6. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) 3/10
7. Sara (1997) 5/10
8. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) 5/10
9. TNT Jackson (1974) 4/10
10. Di yu wu men (1980) 7/10
11. Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (1994) 5/10
12. American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987) 5/10
13. The Matrix Revolutions (2003) 4/10
14. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) 5/10
15. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) 7/10
16. The Incredible Hulk (2008) 4/10

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Post by zzzorf » July 31st, 2018, 11:56 am

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1. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) - 5/10
2. The Boy and the Beast (2015) - 5/10
3. Bangkok Dangerous (2008) - 5/10
4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) 10/10
5. Black Dynamite (2009) - 4/10
6. El Mariachi (1992) - 5/10

7. The Maze Runner (2014) - 9/10 (rewatch)
8. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) - 7/10 (rewatch)
9. Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) - 7/10
10. Caved In: Prehistoric Terror (2006) - 5/10

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Post by sol » July 31st, 2018, 12:16 pm

A Civil ActionShow
1. Sherlock, Jr. (1924) REVISION
2. Kung Fu Hustle (2004) REVISION
3. Shaolin Soccer (2001)
4. The Tuxedo (2002)
5. Seven Men from Now (1956)
6. The god of Cookery (1996)
7. If Looks Could Kill (1991)
8. 21 Jump Street (2012)
9. 22 Jump Street (2014)
10. Spy Hard (1996)
11. Ink (2009)
12. Dunkirk (2017)
13. World War Z (2013)
14. Air Force One (1997)
15. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
16. From Beijing with Love (1994)
17. Now You See Me 2 (2016)
18. Sicario (2015) REVISION
19. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
20. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
21. The Terminator (1984) REVISION
22. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) REVISION
23. Terminator Genysis (2015) REVISION
24. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
25. Jurassic Park III (2001)
26. Iron Man Three (2013)
27. Love Exposure (2008)
28. Winchester '73 (1950)
29. Jurassic World (2015)
30. Poker Night (2014)
31. Police Story (1985)
32. Crime Story (1993)
33. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
34. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
35. Police Story Part II (1988)
36. Rush (2013)
37. Rush Hour (1998)
38. Mr. Vampire (1985)
39. Skyscraper (2018)
40. 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
41. The World in His Arms (1952)
42. Deaf Mute Heroine (1971)
43. Bend of the River (1952)
44. '71 (2014)
45. Rampage (2018)
46. Breaking News (2004) REVISION
47. The Naked Dawn (1955)

48. Way of a Gaucho (1952)

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Post by allisoncm » July 31st, 2018, 2:12 pm

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1. King Solomon's Mines 1985 5/10
2. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) 5/10 Not a fan of Dolph Lundgren or sexism.
3. If Looks Could Kill (1991) 6/10
4. Striking Distance1993 Directed by Rowdy Herrington
5. Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990) 5/10
6. Violet & Daisy (2011) 5.5 Yay for Saoirse and James Gandolfini. As for the rest… woof, but not as bad as :
7. The First Purge 3.5/10
8. Blue Thunder (1983) 6/10
9. Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) 6/10
10. The Specialist (1994) 5/10
11. Cyborg 1989 2/10
12. Fei lung mang jeung/Dragons Forever (1988) 6/10
13. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) 5.5/10
14. Fortress (1992) 5.5/10
15. Jackie Chan movie Bleeding Steel 3.2/10
16. Trespass 5/10
17. Cutthroat Island 4/10
18. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) 5.7/10
19. Cleopatra Jones (1973) 6/10
20. Lin Shi Rong/Magnificent Butcher 2/10
21. Maximum Overdrive (1986) 5/10
22. Universal Soldier (1992) 6/10
23. On Deadly Ground (1994) 8/10
24. Ce ma ru lin/Run Away (1985) Taiwan - 6/10
25. Red Sonja 3/10
26. American Ninja (1985) 6/10
27. American Ninja 2: The Confrontation 6/10 (probably being generous)
28. Bulletproof (1988) 3/10
29. Black Belt Jones (1974) 6/10
30. Wu du/Five Deadly Venoms 6/10 Some cool stuff, but overall not my thing. Hong Kong
31. A Force of One (1979) 5/10 Chuck Norris’ hair was all weird and the story wasn’t engaging. It was not horrible, though.
32. Lethal Weapon 4 - 6/10
33. The Equalizer - 6.5/10
34. Above the Law 6/10
35. Iron Eagle (1986) 6/10
36. The Punisher - 3/10
37. The Equalizer 2 6/10
38. Timebomb 4/10
39. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) 5/10
40. Good Guys Wear Black 5/10 Chuck Norris’ acting was wooden; usually I like him.
41. New Jack City (1991) 6/10

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Post by nimimerkillinen » July 31st, 2018, 2:57 pm

nimimerkillinen wrote:
July 31st, 2018, 4:14 am
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1. Big Parade - Watchable
2. Ready Player One - Several unbelievably moronic scenes/behaviour but entertaining
3. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
4. American Sniper
5. Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau - Iron Monkey
6. Long men kezhan
7. The Amazing Spider-Man
8. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
9. City on Fire
10. Winchester '73
11-17. Les Vampires
18. Superman Returns
19. Once Upon a Time in China - dissapointing but not bad
20. Dragon Attack - pretty crazy, not surprised its on weird movies list, kind of fun
21 Shorts.
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch 29m - liked the mother actress
Punisher: Dirty Laundry 10min - meh
Malaria 6min - ~ok
Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter 15min -meh
22. Avengers: Infinity War

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Post by sol » July 31st, 2018, 4:14 pm

A Civil ActionShow
1. Sherlock, Jr. (1924) REVISION
2. Kung Fu Hustle (2004) REVISION
3. Shaolin Soccer (2001)
4. The Tuxedo (2002)
5. Seven Men from Now (1956)
6. The god of Cookery (1996)
7. If Looks Could Kill (1991)
8. 21 Jump Street (2012)
9. 22 Jump Street (2014)
10. Spy Hard (1996)
11. Ink (2009)
12. Dunkirk (2017)
13. World War Z (2013)
14. Air Force One (1997)
15. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
16. From Beijing with Love (1994)
17. Now You See Me 2 (2016)
18. Sicario (2015) REVISION
19. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
20. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
21. The Terminator (1984) REVISION
22. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) REVISION
23. Terminator Genysis (2015) REVISION
24. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
25. Jurassic Park III (2001)
26. Iron Man Three (2013)
27. Love Exposure (2008)
28. Winchester '73 (1950)
29. Jurassic World (2015)
30. Poker Night (2014)
31. Police Story (1985)
32. Crime Story (1993)
33. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
34. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
35. Police Story Part II (1988)
36. Rush (2013)
37. Rush Hour (1998)
38. Mr. Vampire (1985)
39. Skyscraper (2018)
40. 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
41. The World in His Arms (1952)
42. Deaf Mute Heroine (1971)
43. Bend of the River (1952)
44. '71 (2014)
45. Rampage (2018)
46. Breaking News (2004) REVISION
47. The Naked Dawn (1955)
48. Way of a Gaucho (1952)

49. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)

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While the romantic tension between the leads here is unconvincing (we never see what she sees in him), their differing takes on demon hunting are curious as she favours brute force while he would rather quell the demons who are human souls at unrest. The film's best aspects though are Chow's penchant for perfectly timed comedy and creative CGI. There is a hilarious sequence in which an obedience spell goes wrong and the darkly comic opening scene is incredibly funny while still eerie and morbid.

And that's it for me. Couldn't quite make it to 50. :pinch: Glad I managed to end off with a reasonably good film though. Thanks for hosting, zzzorf!
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 31st, 2018, 4:34 pm

Hi zzzorf!

I've been focusing on the China/HK/Taiwan Challenge this month but I've watched a handful of films specifically for this and quite a few of my other viewings are doubles. Hope it's acceptable if I post what I've seen in two portions of 15 or so films today and tomorrow.

01. 'Sky Liner' / 1949, William Berke / 5.5 or 6/10
02. 'Come Drink with Me' / 1966, King Hu / 8.5/10
03. 'Dragon Swamp' / 1969, Wei Lo / 7/10
04. 'Return of the One-Armed Swordsman' / 1969, Cheh Chang / 7.5 or 8/10
05. 'L'opium et le baton' / 1971, Ahmed Rachedi / 7/10
06. 'White Butterfly Killer' / 1973, Cheng Hou / 6.5/10
07. 'All Men Are Brothers' / 1975, Cheh Chang, Wu Ma / 7.5/10
08. 'Assault on Precinct 13' / 1976, John Carpenter/ 10/10
09. 'Hero' / 1983, Subhash Ghai / 8/10
10. 'Robotrix' / 1991, Jamie Luk / 8/10
11. 'Nowhere to Run' / 1993, Robert Harmon / 5/10
12. 'Red State' / 2011, Kevin Smith / 8/10
13. 'The Grandmaster' / 2013, Kar-Wai Wong / 9/10
14. 'Mea culpa' / 2014, Fred Cavayé / 6/10
15. 'Dora's Peace' / 2016, Konstandino Kalarytis / 7.5/10

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Post by hurluberlu » July 31st, 2018, 6:37 pm

28. Three / San ren xing (Johnnie To, 2016) [China, HK & Taiwan] 5+

The End

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1. Long Arm of the Law / Saang gong kei bing (Johnny Mak, 1984) [DtC] [China, HK & Taiwan] 8
2. Ant-man (Peyton Reed, 2015) 6+
3. Stargate (Roland Emmerich, 1994) 5-
4. Streets of Fire (Walter Hill, 1984) 7
5. The Mark of Zorro (Rouben Mamoulian, 1940) 7-
6. Mr Vampire / Ricky Lau (Ricky Lau, 1985) [DtC] [China, HK & Taiwan] 7+
7. The Mysterious Rider / Il Cavaliere Misterioso (Riccardo Freda, 1948) 6
8. Police Story 2 / Ging chat goo si 2 (Jackie Chan, 1988) [China, HK & Taiwan] 6
9. Raining in the Mountain / Kong shan ling yu (King Hu, 1979) [DtC] [China, HK & Taiwan] 7
10. In Old Chicago (Henry King, 1938) 7+
11. White House Down (Roland Emmerich, 2013) 4+
12. Vanishing Point (Richard C. Sarafian, 1971) 5
13. White Sands (Roger Donaldson, 1992) 6+
14. Sanjuro / Tsubaki Sanjuro (Akira Kurosawa, 1962) [DtC] 7
15. The Sword / Ming Jian (Patrick Tam, 1980) [China, HK & Taiwan] 7-
16. Project A 2 / 'A' gai wak 2 ( (Jackie Chan, 1987) [China, HK & Taiwan] 7
17. Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, 2018) 5-
18. Seven Men from Now (Budd Boetticher, 1956) [DtC] 7
19. Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2011) 5-
20. Armour of God / Lung hing foo dai ( (Jackie Chan, 1986) [China, HK & Taiwa] 6-
21. Valerian Laureline and the City of a Thousand Planets (Luc Besson, 2017) [Rewatch 3DBR] 8- (=)
22. Hell and Back Again (Danfung Dennis, 2011) 7-
23. Special ID / Te shu shen fen ( (Clarence Yiu-leung Fok, 2013) [China, HK & Taiwa] [Rewatch] 7->6
24. Lazybones (Frank Borzage, 1925) [DtC] 7
25. El Condor (John Guillermin, 1970) 6+
26. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Timur Bekmambetov, 2012) 7-
27. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005) [Rewatch 4KBR] 7>7+
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 31st, 2018, 7:13 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 29th, 2018, 2:56 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 28th, 2018, 6:04 pm
India Istanbul wrote:
July 27th, 2018, 3:19 am


Yowza, beat! 80!!!
But will I break 100? :lol:
I will :D
Me too, although I will not catch you! :cheers:

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » July 31st, 2018, 7:29 pm

All FTV's unless stated:

11: Game Night (2018) 8

Reuniting with Jason Bateman after writing the Horrible Bosses duo,John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein turn from writers to directors flows with impressive ease,as they and cinematographer Barry Peterson show an eye for stylish set-pieces, that includes extended,one-shot tracking shots around an entire house,and the blending in of tracking shots. Showing their writers side, Daley and Goldstein mix snappy group one-liners with Action Comedy hits which raise the stakes of the game.

Balancing between funny sweet and raunchy dialogue, the screenplay by Mark Perez plays the game with a really solid mystery, as the lively gags are built on the group unwittingly placing themselves in dangerous situations, where the seriousness of the threats,makes the groups anxieties hit the punch-line targets. Joined by terrific supporting turns from Sharon Horgan, Jesse Plemons and Michael C. Hall, Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams give utterly charming performances as Max and Annie, thanks to McAdams sass playing off of Bateman's awkwardness as they get set to play the game.

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29, Con Air-1997: 10/10 (rewatch)

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Post by klaus78 » July 31st, 2018, 9:58 pm

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1. Ching se [Green Snake] (1993) 7/10
2. Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau [Iron Monkey] (1993) 6/10
3. Bai ga jai [The Prodigal Son] (1981) 7/10
4. Long zhi ren zhe [Ninja in the Dragon's Den] (1982) 6/10
5. Da zui xia [Come Drink with Me] (1966) 6/10
6. Shu shan zheng zhuan [Zu Warriors] (2001) 3/10
7. Ging chat goo si 2 [Police Story 2] (1988) 7/10
8. Hung faan keoi [Rumble in the Bronx] (1995) 6/10
9. Tien ya ming yue dao [The Magic Blade] (1976) 5/10
10. Long xiao ye [Dragon Lord] (1982) 6/10
11. Dung fong tuk ying [Eastern Condors] (1987) 6/10
12. Hao xia [Last Hurrah for Chivalry] (1979) 6/10
13. Xian si jue [Duel to Death] (1983) 6/10
14. Dao [The Blade] (1995) 7/10
15. Sun lung moon hak chan [Dragon Inn] (1992) 8/10
16. Fong juk [Exiled] (2006) 5/10
17. Do ma daan [Peking Opera Blues] (1986) 6/10
18. Die xue jie tou [Bullet in the Head] (1990) 7/10
19. 'A' gai wak [Project A] (1983) 6/10
20. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 6/10
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Post by Daviddoes » July 31st, 2018, 10:20 pm

35. King Boxer (1972) 8/10

36. City on Fire (1987) 5/10

37. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) 7/10

38. The Assassination of Ryoma (1974) 8/10

39. Fearless (2006) 7.5/10

40. Deep Cover (1992) 7/10

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1. Bloodsport (1988) 6/10
2. Captain America (1990) 3/10
3. Air Force One (1997) 5/10
4. Invasion U.S.A. (1985) 3/10
5. Long men kezhan (1967) 7/10
6. Shu Shan - Xin Shu shan jian ke (1983) 7/10
7. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) 7/10
8. The Quest (1996) 5/10
9. Tango & Cash (1989) 5/10
10. A View to a Kill (1985) 6/10
11. American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987) 5/10
12. Satya (1998) 6/10
13. The Last Boy Scout (1991) 5.5/10
14. Galaxy of Terror (1981) 4/10
15. Ninja Champion (1986) 3/10
16. Into the Badlands S1E1
17. Into the Badlands S1E2
18. Samurai I: Miyamoto Musashi (1954) 7/10
19. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) 8/10
20. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956) 8/10
21. Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985) 5.5/10
22. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) 5/10
23. The Last Dragon (1985) 8/10
24. Year of the Dragon (1985) 4/10
25. Thunderball (1965) 5/10
26. Lo foo chut gang /Tiger on Beat (1988) 6/10
27. The Magnificent Seven (2016) 6/10
28. True Lies (1994) 6/10
29. Ging chaat goo si / Police Story (1985) 6/10
30. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) 5/10
31. Foxy Brown (1974) 7/10
32. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) 8/10
33. Crippled Avengers (1978) 7/10
34. Vampire Hunter D (1985) 7.5/10
35. King Boxer (1972) 8/10
36. City on Fire (1987) 5/10
37. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) 7/10
38. The Assassination of Ryoma (1974) 8/10
39. Fearless (2006) 7.5/10
40. Deep Cover (1992) 7/10

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Post by Fergenaprido » July 31st, 2018, 10:50 pm

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - 7.2
2. Octopussy (1983) - 5.2
3. Ye yan [The Banquet] (2006) - 7.4 - {also Chinese challenge}
4. Justice League (2017) - 7.2
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) - 7.2
6. A View to a Kill (1985) - 6.4
7. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) - 6.2
8. Meng long guo jiang [The Way of the Dragon] (1972) - 6.4 - {also Chinese challenge}
9. Mad Max 2 (1981) - 7.4
10. Lo foo chut gang [Tiger on the Beat] (1988) - 7.0 - {also Chinese challenge}

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88. – 92. The Pacific: Parts 6-10 (2010) FTV 8+/10
93. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984 / Chia-Liang Liu / HK) FTV 7+/10
94. The Legend is Born: Ip Man (2010 / Herman Yau / HK) FTV 7+/10
95. The Green Hornet (1994 / Ching-Ying Lam / HK, China) 7+/10
96. Vampire Effect (2003 / Dante Lam, Donnie Yen / HK) FTV 7+/10
97. The Big Heat (1988 / Yeung-Wah Kam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui / HK) 8+/10
98. Duel To the Death (1983 / Siu-Tung Ching / HK) 8+/10
99. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976 / Yu Wang / Taiwan, HK) 9/10
100. Rage of the Tiger (1971 / Hung-Chang Wang / Taiwan) FTV 7+/10
101. 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. Band of Brothers: Currahee (2001) FTV 7+/10
12. Band of Brothers: Day of Days (2001) FTV 8/10
13. Band of Brothers: Carentan (2001) FTV 8/10
14. Raining in the Mountain (1979 / King Hu / Taiwan, HK) FTV 7/10
15. Kung Fu Cult Master (1993 / Jing Wong, Sammo Hung / HK) 8/10
16. Moon Warriors (1992 / Sammo Hung / HK) 7+/10
17. Infra-Man (1975 / Shan Hua / HK) 7+/10
18. Death Duel of Kung Fu (1979 / Chi Chang / Taiwan, HK) FTV 7/10
19. The Big Boss (1971 / Wei Lo, Chia-Hsiang Wu / HK) 7+/10
20. Fist of Fury (1972 / Wei Lo / HK) 8/10
21. Band of Brothers: Replacements (2001) FTV 8+/10
22. Lady Karate (1976 / Shan Hsi Ting / Taiwan) FTV 7/10- 1st check!
23. The Way of the Dragon (1972 / Bruce Lee / HK) 8+/10
24. The Iceman Cometh (1989 / Clarence Yiu-leung Fok / HK) 7+/10
25. Band of Brothers: Crossroads (2001) FTV 8/10
26. Band of Brothers: Bastogne (2001) FTV 8/10
27. Band of Brothers: The Breaking Point (2001) FTV 8/10
28. Band of Brothers: The Last Patrol (2001) FTV 8/10
29. Band of Brothers: Why We Fight (2001) FTV 9/10
30. Zhe jian chuen ji, aka: Dressed To Fight (1979 / Yang Ming Tsai / Taiwan, HK) FTV 7/10- 1st check!
31. Game of Death (1978 / Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee / HK) 7+/10
32. Game of Death II (1981 / See-Yuen Ng, Sammo Hung, Corey Yuen / HK) FTV 7+/10
33. Enter the Dragon (1973 / Robert Clouse / HK) 8/10
34. Band of Brothers: Points (2001) FTV 8/10
35. Deadly Silver Angels (1981 / Chih-Chao Chang / Taiwan) FTV 7/10
36. Royal Warriors (1986 / David Chung / HK) 8/10
37. In the Line of duty 5: Middle Man (1990 / Chuen-Yee Cha / HK) 7/10
38. Jin sha dao, aka: Gold Sand Sword (1969 / Fu But / Taiwan) FTV 7+/10 – 1st Check!
39. Yes, Madam! (1985 / Corey Yuen / HK) 8+/10
40. Wrath of Sword (1970 / Wu Ma / HK) FTV 7+/10
41. Badges of Fury (2013 / Tsz Ming Wong / China) FTV 7+/10
42. Monster Hunt (2015 / Raman Hui / China, HK) FTV 5/10
43. Chou tou xiao zi, aka: Filthy Guy (1972 / Kuang Hui / Taiwan) FTV 6/10
44. Blade of Fury (1993 / Sammo Hung / HK, China) 7+/10
45. Wushu (2008 / Antony Szeto / HK) FTV 7+/10
46. In the Line of Duty III (1988 / Arthur Wong, Brandy Yuen / HK) 8/10
47. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013 / Tsui Hark / HK) FTV 6/10
48. In the Line of Duty 4 (1989 / Woo-Ping Yuen / HK) 8/10
49. Forbidden Arsenal (1991 / Siu-Keung Cheng, Jun-Man Yuen / HK) 7+/10
50. Queen’s High (1990 / Kin-Sang Lee / HK) 7/10
51. Journey to the West: 1. Birth of the Monkey King (1986 / China) FTV 7/10
52. Journey to the West: 2. Turmoil When Looking After Horses (1986 / China) FTV 7+/10
53. Journey to the West: 3. The Great Sage Wreaks Havoc in Heaven (1986 / China) FTV 7+/10
54. Journey to the West: 4. Imprisoned Under 5 Elements Mountain (1986 / China) FTV 7/10
55. – 59. The Pacific: Parts 1-5 (2010) FTV 8/10
60. Who Am I? (1998 / Benny Chan, Jackie Chan / HK) FTV 8/10
61. New Fist of Fury (1976 / Wei Lo / HK, Taiwan) FTV 8/10
62-63. Journey to the West: Parts 5 & 6 (1986 / China) FTV 7+/10
64-65. Journey to the West: Parts 7 & 8 (1986 / China) FTV 7/10
66. Dragon (2011 / Peter Ho-Sun Chan / HK, China) FTV 9/10
67. Iceman (2014 / Wing-Cheong Law / HK, China) FTV 6/10
68. The Warlords (2007 / Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai Man Yip / HK, China) 8+/10
69-71. Journey to the West: Parts 9 - 11 (1986 / China) FTV 7+/10
72. Seven Swords (2005 / Hark Tsui / HK, China) FTV 8/10
73. Zu: Warriors From the Magic Mountain (1983 / Hark Tsui / HK) 9/10
74. I Love Maria (1988 / David Chung, Hark Tsui / HK) 8/10
75. Outlaw Brothers (1990 / Frankie Chan / HK) 7+/10
76. Zen of Sword (1993 / Man-Sang Yu / HK) 7+/10 – 1st check!
77. Dragon Inn (1967 / King Hu / Taiwan, HK) 9/10
78. Dragon Inn (1992 / Raymond Lee, Siu-Tung Ching, Hark Tsui / HK) 9/10
79. Dr. Wai in the Scriptures With no Words (1996 / Siu-Tung Ching / HK) 3/10
80. Big Legend (2018 / Justin Lee) FTV 4/10
81. Armour of God (1986 / Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang / HK) 7+/10
82. Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991 / Jackie Chan / HK) 9/10
83. The Monkey King (1963 / Wan Laiming / China) FTV 8/10
84. Once Upon a Time in China (1991 / Hark Tsui / HK) 7+/10
85. Once Upon a Time in China II (1992 / Hark Tsui / HK) 8/10
86. Once Upon a Time in China III (1992 / Hark Tsui / HK) 7/10
87. Fearless (2006 / Ronny Yu / China, HK) 8+/10

88. – 92. The Pacific: Parts 6-10 (2010) FTV 8+/10
93. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984 / Chia-Liang Liu / HK) FTV 7+/10
94. The Legend is Born: Ip Man (2010 / Herman Yau / HK) FTV 7+/10
95. The Green Hornet (1994 / Ching-Ying Lam / HK, China) 7+/10
96. Vampire Effect (2003 / Dante Lam, Donnie Yen / HK) FTV 7+/10
97. The Big Heat (1988 / Yeung-Wah Kam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui / HK) 8+/10
98. Duel To the Death (1983 / Siu-Tung Ching / HK) 8+/10
99. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976 / Yu Wang / Taiwan, HK) 9/10
100. Rage of the Tiger (1971 / Hung-Chang Wang / Taiwan) FTV 7+/10
101. Mr. Vampire (1985 / Ricky Lau / HK) FTV 7+/10

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » August 1st, 2018, 12:51 am

Thanks for hosting the challenge ZZZ!

Last FTV.

12: 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 morrison-dylan-fan » August 1st, 2018, 12:56 am

jdidaco wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 6:04 pm
morrison-dylan-fan wrote:Hi JD,I've really enjoyed following your viewings here,and I was wondering what the best surprises of the month have been?

On a side note,with the '91 poll coming up,I think you would enjoy The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.
morrison! Thanks for the rec, your pimping of The Fool has been duly noted!

I don't even know where to begin regarding the countless treasures (and indeeed several surprises) I watched this month; I tried to make a top ten (13 actually), but it could have easily been a top 40!!!,

1. Yajû shisubeshi (The Beast to Die, Tôru Murakawa, 1980)
2. Bakuchi-uchi: socho tobaku (Big Time Gambling Boss, Kôsaku Yamashita, 1968)
3. Kutsukake Tokijiro - yukyo ippiki (One Man of the Gambler's Code, Tai Katô, 1966)
4. Kiru (Destiny's Son, Kenji Misumi, 1962)
5. San shao ye de jian (Death Duel, Chor Yuen, 1977)
6. Da jue dou (The Duel, Chang Cheh, 1971)
7. Shôwa zankyô-den: Karajishi jingi (The Man with the Dragon Tattoo, Masahiro Makino, 1969)
8. Dai satsujin (The Great Killing, Eiichi Kudô, 1964)
9. Asobi (Play, Yasuzô Masumura, 1971)
10. Kunoichi ninpo (Female Ninja Magic, Sadao Nakajima, 1964)
Ginrei no hate (Snow Trail, Senkichi Taniguchi, 1947)
Hei dian (The Black Tavern, Teddy Yip Wing-Cho, 1972)
Gohiki no shinshi (Cash Calls Hell, Hideo Gosha, 1966)

:cheers:
Thank you for the great list JD. Being very impressed by his Singing Lovebirds, I was wondering how you found Masahiro Makino's Dragon Tattoo to be?
Catching my first eyeful of her in Full Contact,I was also wondering what your favourite Ann Bridgewater films are?

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Post by India Istanbul » August 1st, 2018, 5:17 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 31st, 2018, 7:13 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 29th, 2018, 2:56 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 28th, 2018, 6:04 pm


But will I break 100? :lol:
I will :D
Me too, although I will not catch you! :cheers:
I meant, you will! :worship:

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 1st, 2018, 5:31 am

41. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Great cinematography, but the story didn't grip me as much as I wished it would have. My favorite parts were the times on the Galapagos, and hearing the sense of wonder in historical context. Good movie, just didn't quite tip over into "great" for me.

42. Masters of the Universe (1987)

I'm not sure I've ever cared about He-Man, and I'm pretty sure I never will. Bleh.

43. United 93 (2003)

I won't lie - this made me feel things. The film perfectly captured that panic and confusion of the day, and built tension perfectly. I felt exactly like I did that day.

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1. Red Cliff (2008)
2. Highlander (1986)
3. Dragon Attack (1983)
4. Snatched (2017)
5. Cyborg (1989)
6. The Enforcer (1976)
7. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
8. Fulltime Killer (2001)
9. The Gauntlet (1977)
10. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
11. Zulu (1964)
12. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
13. Sudden Impact (1983)
14. Hard Boiled (1992)
15. The Dead Pool (1988)
16. The Rookie (1990)
17. The Spy Next Door (2010)
18. Against the Wall (1994)
19. The Last Boy Scout (1991)
20. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
21. The Killer (1989)
22. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
23. Hancock (2008)
24. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
25. Baby Driver (2017)
26. Police Story (1985)
27. Spy Hard (1996)
28. Universal Soldier (1992)
29. X2 (2004)
30. Logan (2017)
31. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
32. Spring Breakers (2012)
33. Skyfall (2012)
34. The Running Man (1987)
35. The Delta Force (1986)
36. Death Proof (2007)
37. Rush (2013)
38. Death Warrant (1990)
39. Breaking News (2004)
40. 24: Redemption (2008)
41. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
42. Masters of the Universe (1987)
43. United 93 (2003)

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Post by funkybusiness » August 1st, 2018, 10:26 am

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

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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. Jing wu men/Fist of Fury (1972) (Lo Wei, Hong Kong)
04. Meng long guo jiang/Way of the Dragon (1972) (Bruce Lee, Hong Kong)
05. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 01 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)
06. Xi You Ji/Journey to the West episode 02 (1986) (Yang Jie et. al., Mainland China)

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Post by ororama » August 1st, 2018, 12:10 pm

7. Wen Suchen (1966) 88 min.

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1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) * 128 min.
2. Species (1995) * 108 min.
3. Incredibles 2 (2018) * 118 min.
4. Species II (1998) * 93 min.
5. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) * 118 min.
6. The Skyhawk (1974) 84 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by peeptoad » August 1st, 2018, 12:56 pm

alright, looks like 21 is my limit this go around... thanks for hosting zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzorf!!! :cheers:

go!Show
1. Streets of Fire (1984) 7*
2. Trespass (1992) 6
3. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) 7
4. Bullet to the Head (2012) 5
5. Dog Soldiers (2002) 7*
6. Contraband (1980) 7
7. Atomic Blonde (2017) 7
8. Landmine Goes Click (2015) 4
9. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) 7
10. Annihilation (2018) 8
11. A Man Called Blade (1977) 7
12. Tank 432 (2015) 2
13. Memories of Murder (2003) 8
14. Escape (2012) 6
15. The Warped Ones (1960) 7
16. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) 9*
17. Stargate (1994) 7*
18. A... for Assassin (1966) 6
19. Battle Royale(2000) 8*
20. The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975) 7
21. Battle Royale II (2003) 4
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top FTV= Memories of Murder :thumbsup:

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Post by flavo5000 » August 1st, 2018, 1:24 pm

Last post of the challenge. It's been fun!

107. Way of a Gaucho (1952)
108. Meng hu chuang guan (1974) a.k.a. Challenge of the Dragon
109. Shu Shan - Xin Shu shan jian ke (1983) a.k.a. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain
110. Jing wu ying xiong (1994) a.k.a. Fist of Legend
111. The Man from Hong Kong (1975)
112. Shi ba ban wu yi (1982) a.k.a. Legendary Weapons of China
113. Judgment Night (1993)
114. Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)
115. Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
116. Dao (1995) a.k.a. The Blade
117. Drop Zone (1994)
118. The Cannonball Run (1981)

Thanks to zzzorf for hosting!
Remember When I Said I'd Kill You Last? I LiedShow
1. Assassin's Creed (2016)
2. Black Panther (2018)
3. Kekexili (2004)
4. Wu guan (1981)
5. Fong Sai Yuk 2 (1993)
6. The Sea Hawk (1940)
7. Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô (1973)
8. Lu ding ji (1992)
9. Fei lung mang jeung (1988)
10. Action Jackson (1988)
11. Need for Speed (2014)
12. Long men kezhan (1967)
13. Out for Justice (1991)
14. Kong shan ling yu (1979)
15. Hak hap (1996)
16. Red Heat (1988)
17. Kuai can che (1984)
18. SPL: Sha po lang (2005)
19. Passenger 57 (1992)
20. Batman Ninja (2018)
21. No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) w/ Rifftrax
22. Zhan shen chuan shuo (1992)
23. Ji dong ji xia (1989)
24. Feng hou (!979)
25. The Great Wall (2016)
26. Dracula Untold (2014)
27. Bai fa mo nu zhuan (1993)
28. Fei ying gai wak (1991)
29. An Eye for an Eye (1981)
30. Rampage (2018)
31. Donovan's Reef (1963)
32. Forced Vengeance (1982)
33. Wu Lang ba gua gun (1984)
34. Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (1994)
35. Miao tan shuang long (1989)
36. Tomb Raider (2018)
37. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018)
38. Xiao ao jiang hu (1990)
39. Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha (1998)
40. Ba bai luo han (1985) a.k.a. Arhats in Fury
41. Hei mao (1991)
42. The Specialist (1994)
43. Ma Yong Zhen (1997)
44. Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo (1973)
45. Du bei dao (1967)
46. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
47. Seong lung wui (1992)
48. Lu ding ji II: Zhi shen long jiao (1992)
49-50. To Be Hero (2016)
51. The Three Must-Get-Theres (1922)
52. Justice League (2017)
53. The Crimson Pirate (1952)
54. Wedlock (1991)
55. Liu zhi qin mo (1994)
56. Xian si jue (1983)
57. Hidden Assassin (1995)
58. Saang gong kei bing (1984)
59. Spy (2015)
60. Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978)
61. 3 Ninjas (1992)
62. Pixels (2015)
63. '71 (2014)
64-68. Hataraku Maou-sama! (2013) Episode 1-13
69. The Maze Runner (2014)
70. Cìkè Niè Yinniáng (2015)
71. Ching se (1993)
72-76. Ninja Slayer (2015) Episode 1-26
77. Kedamono no ken (1965)
78. Incredibles 2 (2018)
79. Si wang ta (1981)
80. Lo foo chut gang (1988)
81. Yi tin to lung gei: Moh gaau gaau jue (1993)
82. Hardcore Henry (2015)
83. Lung hing foo dai (1986)
84. Rush Hour 2 (2001)
85. The Wings of Eagles (1957)
86. Ming jian (1980)
87. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny (2015)
88. Street Knight (1993)
89. Challenge of the Tiger (1980)
90. Dong fang san xia (1993)
91. Gunmen (1993)
92. Kenka erejî (1966)
93. Mo jong yuen So Hat-Yi (1992)
94. Chik geuk siu ji (1993)
95. Nan quan bei tui (1976)
96. Jiao tou fa wei (1985)
97. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
98. Lan tou He (1976)
99. Lionheart (1980)
100. Ce ma ru lin (1985)
101. Kyaputen Hârokku (2013)
102. Jie zi zhan shi (1992)
103. Xiao ao jiang hu: dong fang bu bai (1992)
104. Long hu feng (!976)
105. Deadpool 2 (2018)
106. Hard to Kill (1990)
107. Way of a Gaucho (1952)
108. Meng hu chuang guan (1974)
109. Shu Shan - Xin Shu shan jian ke (1983)
110. Jing wu ying xiong (1994)
111. The Man from Hong Kong (1975)
112. Shi ba ban wu yi (1982)
113. Judgment Night (1993)
114. Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)
115. Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
116. Dao (1995)
117. Drop Zone (1994)
118. The Cannonball Run (1981)

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Post by flavo5000 » August 1st, 2018, 1:31 pm

morrison-dylan-fan wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 7:48 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 7:28 pm
morrison-dylan-fan wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 12:53 am
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8: Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991) 9. HK

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Becoming the first flick to be given a CAT III rating for violence in Hong Kong,co-writer/(with Masahiko Takajo) director Ngai Choi Lam & cinematographer Hoi-Man Mak wear it with pride, by pounding the screen with an endless splatter parade. Smartly deciding to point the action and gore in an animated Grindhouse direction (the film ended up not doing well in HK) Lam gives everything a handmade quality with excellent the rubbery practical effects and gallons of fake blood vividly bursting open in slo-mo Kung-fu fights.

Pulled from Tetsuya Saruwatari’s Manga/ Comic-Book, Lam and Takajo adaptation is given satirical jabs by the baddies being The Gang of Four, (changed to The Four Heavenly Kings in the Asia cut)and Riki-Oh trying to re-gain freedom from the prison walls The Gang of Four have placed round him. Hitting a konck-out, gore-drenched punch from the opening, the writers cast a rich,pulp atmosphere via the minimalist back-story of Riki-Oh being filled in mid-battle,with each fight brilliantly building up like a Comic-Book run,as Riki-Oh discovers new powers after each victory. Only 18 at the time,Siu-Wong Fan gives a blistering performance which highlights the never say die attitude in Riki-Oh’s story.
I love this movie to an unhealthy degree.
I can see why flav! After hearing about it for years,Riki surpassed all my expectations. Are there any similar movies?
Well, I can't think of many other Chinese movies this over-the-top but the Japanese definitely have a lot of them although usually with more sci-fi/horror and less martial arts.

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Post by OldAle1 » August 1st, 2018, 2:10 pm

Pow! Bang! Zowie! Smash!Show
1. Du bei dao / The One-Armed Sworsdman (Cheh Chang, 1967)
2. The Three Museketeers (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2011)
3. Mission: Impossible (Brian DePalma, 1996) (re-watch)
4. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (Roy Ward Baker/Cheh Chang, 1974)
5. Tang shan da xiong / The Big Boss (Wei Lo/Chia Hsiang-Wu, 1971)
6. To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin, 1985) (re-watch)
7. John Paul Jones (John Farrow, 1959)
8. Ant-Man (Peyton Reed, 2015)
9. Wong Fei Hung / Once Upon a Time in China (Hark Tsui, 1991)
10. Lung hing foo dai / Armour of God (Jackie Chan/Eric Tsang, 1986)
11. The Wild Geese (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1978)
12. Mission: Impossible II (John Woo, 2000)
13. Fei ying gai wok / Operation Condor (Jackie Chan, 1991)
14. Stander (Bronwen Hughes, 2003)
15. Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, 2018) (cinema)
16. Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (Michael Anderson, 1975)
17. Black Eagle (Eric Karson, 1988)
18. Code of Silence (Andrew Davis, 1985) (re-watch)
19. Foo gwai lit che / Millionaire's Express / Shanghai Express (Sammo Hung, 1986)
20. Mission: Impossible III (J.J. Abrams, 2006) (re-watch)
21. Dip bi / The Butterfly Murders (Hark Tsui, 1979)
22. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Brad Bird, 2011)
23. Air Force (Howard Hawks, 1943)
24. Hung fan qui / Rumble in the Bronx (Stanley Tong, 1995)
25. Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung / Once Upon a Time in China II (Hark Tsui, 1992)
26. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie, 2015)
27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992) (3rd viewing)
28. Long men kezhan / Dragon Inn (King Hu, 1967)
29. Sun lung moon hak chan / New Dragon Gate Inn (Raymond Lee and (uncredited) Siu-Tung Ching/Hark Tsui, 1992)
30. Xia nü / A Touch of Zen (King Hu, 1971)
31. The Foxes of Harrow (John M. Stahl, 1947)
32. Watchmen (Zack Snyder, 2009) (re-watch, though 1st watch of "Ultimate" edition)
33. The Quest (Jean-Claude Van Damme, 1996)
34. Sudden Death (Peter Hyams, 1995)
35. Night of the Kickfighters (Buddy Reyes, 1988)

Oh, BestoftheWorst, you kill me! This was featured on an episode earlier this year and I can't help but agree with most of the points made on the show - it appears to be a vanity project for lead fighter-"actor" Andy Baumann, who also "wrote" the "screenplay" to this crap. Adam West (!) is the CEO of a company making a high-tech laser; his daughter is kidnapped by a bunch of middle eastern terrorists (none of whom seem remotely middle eastern, but they wear Foreign Legion-like head coverings, so that's enough) led by "Kedesha" (Marcia Carr) who has an accent that changes in every scene. Baumann wishes he had the charisma of Steven Seagal or Chuck Norris and can't even dream of being as good an actor as a typical Ed Wood cast member, and the film looks like it was made from the change found in his kid's piggie bank. None of the action is even any good but the end of the bad lady is pretty hilarious.

36. 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.

37. 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 for me, thanks for kicking and punching and hosting it out zzz!

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