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Post by funkybusiness » February 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm

03. Lung siu yeh (Dragon Lord) (1982, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
Not very good. Jackie Chan's character so far in the films I've seen up to this point chronologically keep getting more and more immature and it's annoying. Mars playing his best friend was even worse. The final scene is so boring and so inconsequential, being placed entirely after the plot as been wrapped up, is almost twenty minutes long, and holds the world record for most takes for a scene with like 2900. A transitional film for Jackie Chan, from period martial arts films to the contemporary, action, big set piece, crazy stunt films to come. Also, a Tien Feng sighting as Jackie Chan's constantly disappointed father!

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"I'm gettin' too old for this shit, Jackie"

04. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing (Winners & Sinners) (1983, Hong Kong, Sammo Hung)
A comedy about ex-cons trying to stay straight by starting their own cleaning company, only to be accidentally mixed up in a Triad war. Very good. All of the leads are fantastic, especially Robert Ng, John Shum, Stanley Fung and of course Sammo Hung. Okay, the only one I didn't love was Charlie Chin but he plays his role of the pseudo-rich playboy pretty well. Cherie Chung is actually really decent in a mostly thankless ingenue role. and if you're desperate to see a blind family busking a cover of Rod Stewart's Young Turks, or see Ann Hui as a fast food employee being held up at gunpoint by a dwarf, you are in luck. Oh and of course, Lam Ching-ying plays an old man. He must've had stock in grey hair dye.

05. 'A' gai wak (Project 'A') (1983, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
Amazing. Jackie Chan saves Victorian Hong Kong from pirates. Big sets, crazy stunts, hyperkinetic. Ocular caffeine, essentially. Sammo Hung typically steals the scene when he's involved. The new restoration recently released by Eureka looks really nice as well, a significant improvement over old transfers.

06. Kuai can che (Wheels on Meals) (1984, Hong Kong, Sammo Hung)
Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung try to help out a very attractive Lola Forner who is constantly being kidnapped by a gang of middle-aged thugs. An odd start, as the credits show all these shots of Barcelona, including the Gaudí church, only for the first two characters they meet to be referred to as Italians. But no, this is really set in Barcelona, where everyone speaks Cantonese (this must be that odd feeling for the rest of the world when everyone in a Hollywood film speaks English). Slightly overlong. Sammo, playing "the world's dumbest private detective" is intentionally a third wheel to Jackie and Biao, who own a food van, and have far too many skateboarding montages. We get it, they hip young dudes. No one knows what the hell is going on, or why they've spent the last two weeks helping Forner out of scrapes, until immediately preceding the final sequence. And it's almost as if they knew the end fight sequences were getting too bloated, redundant, never-ending, as the final fight scene, finally confronting the big baddie... just sort of...ends.


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01. Zui quan (Drunken Master) (1978, Hong Kong, Yuen Woo-ping)
02. Shi di chu ma (The Young Master) (1980, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)

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Post by sol » February 5th, 2019, 1:26 pm

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1. Chun Can (1933) China
2. Who Am I? (1998) Hong Kong
3. Iron Monkey (1993) Hong Kong

4. The Big Boss (1971) Hong Kong

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Bruce Lee's first starring role, The Big Boss casts him as an ice factory worker who becomes so disenchanted with the corrupt practices of the management that he eventually violates a nonviolence oath. The film is always too vague about the oath and his past for his internal conflict (fight back or not) to resonate. The pacing of the second half also noticeably improves once he begins lashing out. Lee is solid in the part either way, oozing charisma with just the simplest of glances upwards in addition to displaying great fighting skills as always.
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Post by wasabi » February 5th, 2019, 2:56 pm

The Wandering Earth https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7605074/ is in theater right now, in case someone is interested in seeing it.

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 5th, 2019, 5:20 pm

I thought this was a challenge about platesShow
1. Fearless (2006)
2. Malu Tianshi AKA Street Angel (1937)
This had a lot of musical elements that I don't think translated very well. It was a pretty disappointing experience.

3. Lung foo fung wan AKA City on Fire (1987)
This was decently fun and purportedly the inspiration for Reservoir Dogs.

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Post by hurluberlu » February 5th, 2019, 6:51 pm

2. Police Story: Lockdown / Ging Chat Goo Si (Sheng Ding, 2013) 4
3. Rumble in the Bronx / Hung fan kui (Stanley Wong, 1995) 6
4. Wolf Totem / Le Dernier des Loups (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 2015) 6+

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Post by Traveller » February 5th, 2019, 7:05 pm

17. Spring Silkworms (1933, CN) - 5/10
18. Crossroads (1937, CN) - 6/10
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Post by 72allinncallme » February 5th, 2019, 9:03 pm

4. Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat / From Beijing with Love (1994)
5. Man jeuk / Sparrow (2008)
6. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing/ Winners & Sinners (1983)
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1. 2046 (2004)
2. Sun lung moon hak chan / Dragon Inn (1992)
3. Fei lung mang jeung / Dragons Forever (1988)
4. Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat / From Beijing with Love (1994)
5. Man jeuk / Sparrow (2008)
6. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing/ Winners & Sinners (1983)

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Post by globetrotter » February 5th, 2019, 9:33 pm

3. Red Cliff: Part 1 (2008, China)
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1. Millennium Mambo (2001, Taiwan)
2. Days of Being Wild (1990, Hong Kong)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » February 6th, 2019, 4:54 am

FTV:2: Operation Lipstick 1967. Run time: 99 mins. 9.

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“I have great skills for stealing love,just like the way I lightly stole your wallet.”

Blowing the film wide open with a canon ball through a cake in Li Bing’s introduction, writer/ directing auteur Umetsugu Inoue is joined by cinematographer Love Parade (1963) in bringing his eye for Musical numbers over to the spy genre. Book-ending Bing’s intro and final scenes as Musical numbers,Inoue scatters the stylisation over the mad-cap chase for the microfilm, in shimmering pinks and yellows riding a wave of quick-fire zoom-ins down hidden side streets, and crisp Dutch angles giving gang fights a slippery atmosphere. Twisting the microfilm with a real relish,Inoue drizzles in wonderfully peculiar colourful edges springing from guitar-playing assassins,a killer with hooks for hands and bursts of bright yellow smoke and the fake MacGuffin being handed along in fluid panning shots.

Getting ahead of the Euro Spy games by having Bing caught in the centre of the web, the screenplay by Inoue brilliantly sinks Bing into the full-scale espionage war by attempts Bing makes to get a friend to correct a mistake, unintentionally drawing them each closer to the double-dealing taking place. Referencing the Cold War by the microfilm containing “atomic energy” details, Inoue makes the film be impressively modern, via Bing being an equal to all the male spies, who she exchanges mishaps and underhanded mind-games to grab the MacGuffin. Chopping down attempts from others to get the film, Pei-Pei Cheng gives an excellent performance as Bing, with Bing striking a great balance between high-kicking quick-wits and lipstick glamour.

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Post by jeroeno » February 6th, 2019, 7:03 am

10. Chan sam ying hung (A Hero Never Dies) (1998)
11. Hei kek ji wong (King of Comedy) (1999)

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Post by ororama » February 6th, 2019, 11:58 am

2. The Warlord (1972, Hong Kong) * 91 min.

Michael Hui's first movie.

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1. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, Taiwan) * 124 min.
*First time viewing.

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Post by Traveller » February 6th, 2019, 6:52 pm

19. The God of Cookery (1996, HK) - 3/10
20. Naked Killer 2 (1993, HK) - 3/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by Knaldskalle » February 6th, 2019, 8:18 pm

4. Return to the 36th Chamber (Liu, 1980). I did not expect the sequel to be a pretty funny mock of the original. Well done!
5. Legendary Weapons of China (Liu, 1982). Absolutely over the top action comedy that doesn't make a lot of sense but has lots of action.
6. Love on Delivery (Chow & Lee, 1994). An action rom-com(!), goofy through and through.

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2. Ma Yong Zhen (aka. The Hero) (Yuen, 1997)
3. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Liu, 1978). REWATC
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Post by 72allinncallme » February 6th, 2019, 10:01 pm

7. Tien ya ming yue dao / The Magic Blade (1976)
8. Can que / Crippled Avengers (1978)
9. Mak Dau goo si / My Life as McDull (2001)
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1. 2046 (2004)
2. Sun lung moon hak chan / Dragon Inn (1992)
3. Fei lung mang jeung / Dragons Forever (1988)
4. Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat / From Beijing with Love (1994)
5. Man jeuk / Sparrow (2008)
6. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing/ Winners & Sinners (1983)
7. Tien ya ming yue dao / The Magic Blade (1976)
8. Can que / Crippled Avengers (1978)
9. Mak Dau goo si / My Life as McDull (2001)

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Post by albajos » February 6th, 2019, 10:44 pm

01. Ju Dou (1990) China | Japan 6 official lists 907 checks [double]
02. Chao ji ji hua (1993) aka Project S Hong Kong 213 checks

I've also seen Crazy Rich Asians, and even though China fund a lot of Hollywood movies these days, they had nothing to do with that one :p

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » February 7th, 2019, 2:18 am

FTV:3:HK: Curry & Pepper (1990). Run time:101 mins. Rating: 6

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Playing the straight woman to the mad-cap antics, cute Ann Bridgewater gives a very good performance as Law, whose eager attitude to capture the cops protecting the streets is captured with a breeziness by Bridgewater. The second flick they would do together after Faithfully Yours (1988), Jacky Cheung and Stephen Chow already display a yin/yang ease in their buddy act, via Chow supplying the frantic physical slap-stick as Pepper, while Jacky Cheung has Curry target punch-lines with a funny nervousness.

Sending the duo off with reporter Law for the first half, director Blackie Shou Liang Ko & cinematographer Wai-Keung Lau hold the broad punch-lines and funny stumbling physical gags together on the foundation of Law filming all the antics, and the terrific brooding synch score from Richard Lo. Once the doc filming is wrapped, Ko and the screenplay by James Yuen become hazy in connecting all that took place in the first half with what unfolds in the second, as the duo take on a gang which is poorly forced into linking with Law’s doc filming. Whilst the road to it is shaky, Ko cooks up a winning final with a pitch-perfect spoofing of the Heroic Bloodshed genre,complete with ultra-stylised tracking shots smashing against blown out windows and icy freeze frames for the most over the top action kicks cooked up by Curry and Pepper.

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Post by Knaldskalle » February 7th, 2019, 5:53 am

7. Ah Ying (aka. Boon Bin Yen)(Fong, 1983). This was a surprisingly difficult film to watch, mostly because of the burned-in white subtitles that were unreadable a lot of the time.

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1. The Bare-footed Kid (To, 1993)
2. Ma Yong Zhen (aka. The Hero) (Yuen, 1997)
3. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Liu, 1978). REWATCH
4. Return to the 36th Chamber (Liu, 1980)
5. Legendary Weapons of China (Liu, 1982)
6. Love on Delivery (Chow & Lee, 1994)
7. Ah Ying (aka. Boon Bin Yen)(Fong, 1983)
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Post by jeroeno » February 7th, 2019, 7:04 am

12. Tin joek jau ching (A Moment of Romance) (1990)
13. Yuk po tuen: Tau ching bo kam (Sex and Zen) (1991)

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Post by funkybusiness » February 7th, 2019, 10:47 am

07. Ging chaat goo si (Police Story) (1985, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
Jackie Chan is the best and worst police officer of all time! Like his previous big budget stunts-centric action film, Project A, I was floored the whole time. Like Project A, his character is more well-rounded and you actually like him, unlike some of the last films of the early martial arts films in his career. The stunts are some of his best so far but it wasn't overloaded like Project A. The fighting especially was very kinetic and seemed more natural, whereas the martial arts films seem like they're going through the script, this punch, that kick, move here, jump there &c. Anyway, I could probably go on but I won't for now.

The restoration is stellar, a massive improvement over the old dvd I had. There might've been a release between that and this new one, but the comparisons below are still worthwhile, I think.
Here's the album I made of comparisons between the old HKL dvd and the new restoration via the Eureka release. I'm not sure why, but the old dvd does anamorphize but the screencaps didn't cap correctly. But you can still see the dramatic improvement in transfer quality and how much more info there is on either side. also, these aren't lossless pngs, just jpegs.

Oh and complete tangent but I googled Bey Logan and I see why none of his many commentaries are getting ported over, holy shit.
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01. Zui quan (Drunken Master) (1978, Hong Kong, Yuen Woo-ping)
02. Shi di chu ma (The Young Master) (1980, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
03. Lung siu yeh (Dragon Lord) (1982, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
04. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing (Winners & Sinners) (1983, Hong Kong, Sammo Hung)
05. 'A' gai wak (Project 'A') (1983, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
06. Kuai can che (Wheels on Meals) (1984, Hong Kong, Sammo Hung)

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Post by clemmetarey » February 7th, 2019, 10:48 am

1. Hao ji le (2017) 7/10
Great chinese animation film, with slow and static action.
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1. Hao ji le (2017) 7/10

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Post by Traveller » February 7th, 2019, 6:42 pm

21. Wheels on Meals (1984, HK) - 2/10
22. Wild Search (1989, HK) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by globetrotter » February 7th, 2019, 8:25 pm

4. Red Cliff: Part 2 (2009, China)
5. Bullet in the Head (1990, Hong Kong)
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1. Millennium Mambo (2001, Taiwan)
2. Days of Being Wild (1990, Hong Kong)
3. Red Cliff: Part 1 (2008, China)

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 7th, 2019, 8:43 pm

10. Daai zek lou / Running on Karma (2003)
11. Bai ga jai / The Prodigal Son (1981)
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1. 2046 (2004)
2. Sun lung moon hak chan / Dragon Inn (1992)
3. Fei lung mang jeung / Dragons Forever (1988)
4. Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat / From Beijing with Love (1994)
5. Man jeuk / Sparrow (2008)
6. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing/ Winners & Sinners (1983)
7. Tien ya ming yue dao / The Magic Blade (1976)
8. Can que / Crippled Avengers (1978)
9. Mak Dau goo si / My Life as McDull (2001)
10. Daai zek lou / Running on Karma (2003)
11. Bai ga jai / The Prodigal Son (1981)

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Post by hurluberlu » February 7th, 2019, 11:06 pm

5. Long Day’s Journey Into Night / Di qui zui hou de ye wan (Gan Bi, 2018) 9- (l)


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3. Rumble in the Bronx / Hung fan kui (Stanley Wong, 1995) 6
4. Wolf Totem / Le Dernier des Loups (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 2015) 6+
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Post by Traveller » February 8th, 2019, 5:30 am

23. Crazy Stone (2006, CN) - 4/10
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Post by jeroeno » February 8th, 2019, 6:01 am

14. Ye shou xing jing (Beast Cops) (1998)

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Post by clemmetarey » February 8th, 2019, 11:39 am

2. Pk.com.cn (2008) 6/10
Going through Onderhond's list, part one.

My first thought while I was watching was ''it feels more like a japanese movie'' due to the editing and adding of strange elements here and there. Each element can be interpret in the viewer's own way, which is always a nice touch as long as it doesn't become overbearing and drown the film. The storyline is a bit destructure but very easy to follow, and I really liked the idea of using animated scenes from time to time. I felt like the film lost a bit of steam in the middle, but overall it was a pretty fun experience.

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1. Hao ji le (2017) 7/10
2. Pk.com.cn (2008) 6/10

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 8th, 2019, 11:50 am

1. Ying [Shadow] (2018): 6.5 - Yimou Zhang whose big colorful martial arts epics has been his most famous and successful movies this century returns with another big martial arts epic. But in contrast to those this one is shot in stunning grey scales with only the slightest hints of colors. On the fight choreography Zhang also delivers again. Most rememberable is a sequence with a group of fighters use umbrellas made out of knifes to slide down a street on. Unfortunate these fight scene stakes depend on a plot about some uninteresting cliched political intrigues and maneuvering involving some uninteresting stereotypical characters.
2. Zhuibu (Manhunt) (2017): 6.5 - Woo returns also to the style of his most famous works with this. The plot is the typical Hitchcockian wrong man at the wrong time and place set up which in Woo hands leads to almost constant action scenes. Those scenes while still enjoyable don't reach the artistic height of Woo's famous bullet opera's. The laughable English most of the characters speak to each other, because of the international cast, drags the acting down a lot. Maybe this says something also about modern day China, but everybody and everything in this dresses and look richer and better than in an Italians Gucci commercial.
3. Fuk sau (Vengeance) (2009): 7.5 - To does what he does best; shooting some highly styled action in a crime movie. This time starring the French rockstar legend Johnny Hallyday. While his casting might come across as stunt casting, it somehow works because Hallyday dressed in a raincoat with glasses and a hat gives it a noirish touch. The casting of a Frenchman made me remind Melville's gangster movies even more, which share honor-among-thieves code with To's movies. (It's no coincidence of course that Alain Delon was actually To's first choice for the lead and the character is named Costello just like Delon in le Samuraï.) While this isn't among To's best works in the genre, it's a recom for any To or action fans out there.
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Post by sol » February 8th, 2019, 11:51 am

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2. Who Am I? (1998) Hong Kong
3. Iron Monkey (1993) Hong Kong
4. The Big Boss (1971) Hong Kong

5. Kung Fu Yoga (2017) China

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Playing a university professor and part-time adventurer a la Indiana Jones, Jackie Chan shows remarkable energy here considering he was over 60 years old when this project was filmed. His stunts are impressive as ever and he has a very funny and well coordinated car chase scene with an unexpected lion in the backseat. Chan is often sidelined though in favour of flavourless supporting characters and such silliness as runny nose gags and kickboxing innocent hyenas (oh, yes). Not really sure what the plot was here. Some interchangeable McGuffin thing.
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Post by funkybusiness » February 8th, 2019, 11:55 am

Everybody posting at the same time!

08. Fuk sing go jiu (My Lucky Stars) (1985, Hong Kong, Sammo Hung)
A big step down from the first entry in the series. Eric Tsang especially, playing the group idiot was a terrible replacement for Curly.

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01. Zui quan (Drunken Master) (1978, Hong Kong, Yuen Woo-ping)
02. Shi di chu ma (The Young Master) (1980, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
03. Lung siu yeh (Dragon Lord) (1982, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
04. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing (Winners & Sinners) (1983, Hong Kong, Sammo Hung)
05. 'A' gai wak (Project 'A') (1983, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
06. Kuai can che (Wheels on Meals) (1984, Hong Kong, Sammo Hung)
07. Ging chaat goo si (Police Story) (1985, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)

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Post by Onderhond » February 8th, 2019, 1:30 pm

clemmetarey wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 11:39 am
2. Pk.com.cn (2008) 6/10
Going through Onderhond's list, part one.

My first thought while I was watching was ''it feels more like a japanese movie'' due to the editing and adding of strange elements here and there. Each element can be interpret in the viewer's own way, which is always a nice touch as long as it doesn't become overbearing and drown the film. The storyline is a bit destructure but very easy to follow, and I really liked the idea of using animated scenes from time to time. I felt like the film lost a bit of steam in the middle, but overall it was a pretty fun experience.
Thanks for taking the time to watch it! Glad you found something to enjoy there, but even happier with the fact that it showed you a different side of Chinese cinema (I get the Japanese movie reference, though I've seen to many Japanese films to make the connection myself). That was the ultimate goal of the list I made :)

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Post by Traveller » February 8th, 2019, 3:58 pm

24. Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980, HK) - 8/10 RATE AFTERNOON
Surprisingly, this was highly entertaining.
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Post by Traveller » February 8th, 2019, 9:35 pm

25. The Legend (1993, HK) - 7/10
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Post by 72allinncallme » February 8th, 2019, 11:28 pm

12. Yau doh lung fu bong / Throw Down (2004)
13. Mak Dau: Bo lo yau wong ji / McDull, Prince de la Bun (2004)
14. Xian si jue / Duel to Death (1983)
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1. 2046 (2004)
2. Sun lung moon hak chan / Dragon Inn (1992)
3. Fei lung mang jeung / Dragons Forever (1988)
4. Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat / From Beijing with Love (1994)
5. Man jeuk / Sparrow (2008)
6. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing/ Winners & Sinners (1983)
7. Tien ya ming yue dao / The Magic Blade (1976)
8. Can que / Crippled Avengers (1978)
9. Mak Dau goo si / My Life as McDull (2001)
10. Daai zek lou / Running on Karma (2003)
11. Bai ga jai / The Prodigal Son (1981)
12. Yau doh lung fu bong / Throw Down (2004)
13. Mak Dau: Bo lo yau wong ji / McDull, Prince de la Bun (2004)
14. Xian si jue / Duel to Death (1983)

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Post by mightysparks » February 8th, 2019, 11:55 pm

1. Jing wu men (1972) 5/10
2. Ying hung boon sik (1986) 5/10
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1. Jing wu men (1972) 5/10
2. Ying hung boon sik (1986) 5/10
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » February 9th, 2019, 4:21 am

FTV:4:HK: THE ENCHANTING GHOST (1970). Run time: 81 minutes. 7.

I'm surprised this has less than 50 votes/no IMDb review,88 Films put it out on Blu a while ago.

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Weaving a tale more tragic Gothic Romance than Gothic Horror for the majority of the run time, director Hsu Chiang Chou & cinematographer Hsi Lu Chen display an impeccable taste in surrounding the haunted house in a delicate stilted atmosphere painted with beautiful water colours along the grounds of the building which blossom a classical elegance. Placing so much focus on the mood of the movie, Chou goals get undermined at each turn by the terribly ill-judged score by Fu-Ling Wang, whose wah-wah noise brings unintended comedy to the serious sweeping romance.

Whilst not taking things to their full potential in the male role being played by a woman, the screenplay by a sadly un-credited writer burns with a sincerity to this (somewhat) lesbian romance as outside forces bring an evil into the house in order to kill the romance, which unleashes an evil upon them. Dipping into a lake of revenge horror for the final, the writer does very well in keeping the motives for the swift attacks clear and precise. Entering the house broken after being swindled out of his own home, Li-Hua Yang gives an excellent performance as Lang, whose love Yang captures with a sensitivity that burns out into a sorrow which haunts that final shot. Bonding with Lang after the death of her mum, Mei-Yao Chang gives a terrific turn as Ruyu, who Mei-Yao gives a sharpness to which fully reveals itself with the arrival of the enchanting ghost.

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Post by wasabi » February 9th, 2019, 4:34 am

03. The Wandering Earth 2019 China
I liked it, although it could be better if it's shorter...7.8/10
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01. Gong gong chang suo (AKA. In Public). 2001 China 33min
Smog Journeys 2015 China 7min
Zhi guo yuan (AKA. Laogong zhi aiqing) 1922 China 22min
02. Xiaoshan huijia(AKA. Xiaoshan Going Home), China, 1995

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Post by Onderhond » February 9th, 2019, 6:18 am

03. 2.0* - The Swordsman of All Swordsmen [Yi Dai Jian Wang] (1968)
Basic and somewhat crude martial arts flick. The plot is a copy or template (almost impossible to say with these films), then again who watches these films for the plot. Sadly the action is a bit stiff and the drama overdone. A nice finale doesn't quite make up for the mediocrity that comes before. Not great.

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01. 1.0* - The Arch [Dong Fu Ren] (1968)
02. 1.0* - The Assassin Swordsman [Xia Nu Chuang Tian Guan] (2000)

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Post by ororama » February 9th, 2019, 6:19 am

3. The Fearless Hyena (1979, Hong Kong) * 97 min.

Not a big Jackie Chan fan, but really enjoyed this one.

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1. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, Taiwan) * 124 min.
2. The Warlord (1972, Hong Kong) * 91 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by jeroeno » February 9th, 2019, 7:24 am

15. Beijing de feng hen da (There's a Strong Wind in Beijing) (2000)
16. Chat sup yee ga fong hak (House of 72 Tenants) (1973)
17. Dai foo ji ga (It's a Wonderful Life) (1994)

:banana: Your bronze The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures award has been updated to silver :banana:

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