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Post by Onderhond » February 28th, 2019, 5:25 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Well thanks then. Like I said, it didn't entirely work for me, but it was certainly memorable as a visual/aural experience and that's probably more important in musicals that in any other genre.
I definitely appreciated the story more the second time around, but the characters remain quite cold, which won't be to everybody's liking, especially where romance is involved.

Glad someone is actually watching something "different" here though. It's odd to see a forum in love with obscure classics suddenly revert to Steven Seagal and Adam Sandler-like films when it comes to Chinese cinema. :D

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Post by OldAle1 » February 28th, 2019, 5:56 pm

Onderhond wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 5:25 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Well thanks then. Like I said, it didn't entirely work for me, but it was certainly memorable as a visual/aural experience and that's probably more important in musicals that in any other genre.
I definitely appreciated the story more the second time around, but the characters remain quite cold, which won't be to everybody's liking, especially where romance is involved.

Glad someone is actually watching something "different" here though. It's odd to see a forum in love with obscure classics suddenly revert to Steven Seagal and Adam Sandler-like films when it comes to Chinese cinema. :D
Good point - and for me that's half-true. I think when you love action movies, you will naturally, eventually gravitate towards Hong Kong (and Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, etc), unless you are an English-language-only type person. Even fairly bad HK martial arts films are generally better IMO than similarly cheap and cheesy American films (though I actually have a strong soft spot for early Seagal), and the best of them - I've never made a favorite action movie list but I'm pretty sure that if I did the entire top 10 would be Asian, and probably 2/3 of the top 50. And I've only seen a tiny percentage of the number of Asian films that you and a lot of people here have seen.

Sandler and stupid comedy on the other hand - I can't say that HK comedy generally works that well for me at this point, but I would say the same about a lot of European comedy as well. Verbal comedy rarely translates that well, and my tolerance for slapstick and physical comedy is rather variable.

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Post by Onderhond » February 28th, 2019, 6:38 pm

Don't get me wrong, it's not individual choices I'm questioning ... just the disappointing lack of variety and the big shift in focus compared to other threads I've seen here. Without the crutch of ICM lists (there are a couple of China-specific ones, but hardly any Chinese films on the generic lists), it seems people are very much at a loss for things to watch, defaulting to popularity?

As for best action, I think films like Crank and Hardcore Henry are bound to get in the way of Asian dominance when I compose a top 10 :)

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Post by Traveller » February 28th, 2019, 6:39 pm

Won’t be able to sneak in another film, so these are my personal statistics for this month’s challenge:

Total number of films: 63
Average year: 1990
Average runtime: 106min
Average rating: 5,82/10
Number of films per eligible country: CN 15 HK 45 TW 3
Best CN Film: An Elephant Sitting Still
Best HK Film: The One-Armed Swordsman
Best TW Film: Master of the Flying Guillotine
Best Film of the challenge: An Elephant Sitting Still
Awards gained: LoveHKFilm.com's The Best Hong Kong Films Ever (Bronze), 100 Classic Martial Arts Films (Bronze), Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films (Silver)

Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films
Then: 68/104 - #33 // Now: 78/104 - #17
LoveHKFilm.com's The Best Hong Kong Films Ever
Then: 72/203 - #92 // Now: 111/203 - #25
The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures
Then: 57/104 - #41 // Now: 66/104 - #22
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 28th, 2019, 7:07 pm

Onderhond wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Don't get me wrong, it's not individual choices I'm questioning ... just the disappointing lack of variety and the big shift in focus compared to other threads I've seen here. Without the crutch of ICM lists (there are a couple of China-specific ones, but hardly any Chinese films on the generic lists), it seems people are very much at a loss for things to watch, defaulting to popularity?
I'd also argue it's about what's available to stream - Netflix/Prime/etc aren't exactly brimming with possibilities from China et al. (at least in the US), but what is there is heavily slanted towards action/martial arts.

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Post by albajos » February 28th, 2019, 8:00 pm

Yes, there is just the minimum bare amount available. Prize winners, and stuff that we got on video in the 80s.

Not that I mind watching Jackie Chan, but after just 3 movies of his that basically had the same plot I didn't really feel like seeing any more, I need a break between them.

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 28th, 2019, 9:06 pm

49. Tai ji: Zhang San Feng / Tai-Chi Master (1993)
50. Huo Yuanjia / Fearless (2006)
51. San taam / Mad Detective (2007)

That’s it from me. Ended the month with a bronze on both the Martial Arts and HK lists. Thanks for hosting Funky B.
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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)
15. Dong fang sam hap / The Heroic Trio (1993)
16. Wang Jiao ka men / As Tears Go By (1988)
17. Ying xiong / Hero (2002)
18. Hao xia / Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979)
19. Hak se wui / Election (2005)
20. Hak se wui: Yi wo wai kwai / Triad Election (2006)
21. Se, jie / Lust, Caution (2007)
22. Am faa / The Longest Nite (1998)
23. Chuen jik sat sau / Fulltime Killer (2001)
24. Ching se / Green Snake (1993)
25. Saang gong kei bing / Long Arm of the Law (1984)
26. Jin yu man tang / The Chinese Feast (1995)
27. Jing wu ying xiong / Fist of Legend (1994)
28. Fong juk / Exiled (2006)
29. Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau / Iron Monkey (1993)
30. Fong sai yuk / The Legend (1993)
31. Do lok tin si / Fallen Angels (1995)
32. Dao / The Blade (1995)
33. Ju Dou (1990)
34. Lin Shi Rong / Magnificent Butcher (1979)
35. Shun liu ni liu / Time and Tide (2000)
36. SPL: Sha po lang / SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
37. Se ying diu sau / Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)
38. Shi di chu ma / The Young Master (1980)
39. Kuai can che / Wheels on Meals (1984)
40. Shang Hai zhi yen / Shanghai Blues (1984)
41. Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung / Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
42. Chik geuk siu ji / Bare Footed Monk (1993)
43. Bai fa mo nu zhuan / The Bride with White Hair (1993)
44. Xi yang tian shi / So Close (2002)
45. PTU (2003)
46. Yip Man / Ip Man (2008)
47. Ke tu qiu hen / Song of the Exile (1990)
48. Ngo joh ngan gin do gwai / My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002)
49. Tai ji: Zhang San Feng / Tai-Chi Master (1993)
50. Huo Yuanjia / Fearless (2006)
51. San taam / Mad Detective (2007)

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Post by Onderhond » February 28th, 2019, 9:41 pm

20. 4.0* - Last Sunrise (2019)
China is finally getting into the sci-fi game. Last Sunrise plays like a mix of Boyle's 28 Days Later and Sunrise, although the tone of the film is more solemn and introspective. Wen Ren serves a nice blend of small drama and exciting sci-fi, just don't expect too much in the way of action and grand effects.

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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)
03. 2.0* - The Swordsman of All Swordsmen [Yi Dai Jian Wang] (1968)
04. 1.5* - The Wild Wild Rose [Ye Mei Gui Zhi Lian] (1960)
05. 3.5* - A Cool Fish [Wu Ming Zhi Bei] (2018)
06. 2.5* - Ash Is Purest White [Jiang Hu Er Nv] (2018)
07. 1.0* - Our Sister Hedy [Si Qian Jin] (1957)
08. 2.0* - The Other Side of Gentleman [Jun Zi Hao Qiu] (1984)
09. 3.0* - Long Day's Journey into Night [Di Qiu Zui Hou De Ye Wan] (2018)
10. 3.5* - Dead Slowly (2009)
11. 2.5* - You Are My Destiny [Yong Ai Zhuo Yi Ren] (1987)
12. 2.0* - From the Highway [Lu Ke Yu Dao Ke] (1970)
13. 2.5* - Zodiac Killers [Ji Dao Zhui Zong] (1991)
14. 2.0* - Love in a Fallen City [Qing Cheng Zhi Lian] (1984)
15. 2.5* - Option Zero [G4 Te Tong] (1997)
16. 2.5* - Together [Soi Yat Hei] (2013)
17. 1.5* - All the Corners of the World (1989)
18. 2.0* - Ah Ying [Boon Bin Yen] (1983)
19. 3.5* - Master Z: Ip Man Legacy [Ye Wen Wai Zhuan: Zhang Tian Zhi] (2018)

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Post by RBG » February 28th, 2019, 9:53 pm

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1. the flying dagger (chang cheh 1969)
2. new dragon gate inn (raymond wong 1992)
3. the mission (johnnie to 1999)
4. exiled (johnnie to 2006)
5. heroic trio executioners (to/ching 1993)
6. a better tomorrow III: love and death in saigon (hark tsui 1989)

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Post by albajos » February 28th, 2019, 10:44 pm

14. Ging chaat goo si juk jaap (1988) aka Police Story 2 Hong Kong 5 official lists 1 387 checks rewatch
I saw part 1, 2 and 4, I think. Didn't have time for the 3rd.

70s80s90s00s10s
Hong Kong7421
China4211
Taiwan33


Off. list progress
+4 Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films (17,3%)
+4 LoveHKFilm.com's The Best Hong Kong Films Ever (10,8%)
+2 The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures (14,4%)
+1 100 Classic Martial Arts Films (6,0%)

And that's it, Thanks for hosting funkybusiness.

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02. Chao ji ji hua (1993)
03. Enter the Dragon (1973)
06. Ging chaat goo si (1985)
14. Ging chaat goo si juk jaap (1988)
08. The Great Wall (2016)
09. Huo zhe (1994)
01. Ju Dou (1990)
13. Se ying diu sau (1978)
10. Shao Lin mu ren xiang (1976)
07. Tui shou (1991)
12. Xiao quan guai zhao (1979)
04. Xi yan (1993)
11. Ying xiong (2002)
05. Yin shi nan nv (1994)

Year
03. Enter the Dragon (1973)
10. Shao Lin mu ren xiang (1976)
13. Se ying diu sau (1978)
12. Xiao quan guai zhao (1979)
06. Ging chaat goo si (1985)
14. Ging chaat goo si juk jaap (1988)
01. Ju Dou (1990)
07. Tui shou (1991)
02. Chao ji ji hua (1993)
04. Xi yan (1993)
09. Huo zhe (1994)
05. Yin shi nan nv (1994)
11. Ying xiong (2002)
08. The Great Wall (2016)

Off. lists
03. Enter the Dragon (1973) 11
06. Ging chaat goo si (1985) 8
04. Xi yan (1993) 7
11. Ying xiong (2002) 7
09. Huo zhe (1994) 6
01. Ju Dou (1990) 6
14. Ging chaat goo si juk jaap (1988) 5
05. Yin shi nan nv (1994) 4
13. Se ying diu sau (1978) 2
08. The Great Wall (2016) 1
07. Tui shou (1991) 1
12. Xiao quan guai zhao (1979) 1

Checks
03. Enter the Dragon (1973) 16 075
11. Ying xiong (2002) 12 254
06. Ging chaat goo si (1985) 3 211
08. The Great Wall (2016) 1 902
14. Ging chaat goo si juk jaap (1988) 1 387
05. Yin shi nan nv (1994) 1 334
04. Xi yan (1993) 1 260
09. Huo zhe (1994) 1 063
01. Ju Dou (1990) 907
13. Se ying diu sau (1978) 808
02. Chao ji ji hua (1993) 213
12. Xiao quan guai zhao (1979) 204
07. Tui shou (1991) 134
10. Shao Lin mu ren xiang (1976) 102

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Post by mightysparks » March 1st, 2019, 2:47 am

4. Wong Fei Hung (1991) 6/10
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1. Jing wu men (1972) 5/10
2. Ying hung boon sik (1986) 5/10
3. Ging chaat goo si (1985) 5/10
4. Wong Fei Hung (1991) 6/10
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Post by frbrown » March 1st, 2019, 3:54 am

4. The Iceman Cometh (1989)

Which got me Bronze on the Martial Arts list, my goal for the challenge

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1. Wheels on Meals (1984)
2. Tai-Chi Master (1993)
3. The Swordsman (1990)
4. The Iceman Cometh (1989)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 1st, 2019, 5:45 am

1. Ba wang bie ji (1993)

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Post by Onderhond » March 1st, 2019, 5:57 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 7:07 pm
I'd also argue it's about what's available to stream - Netflix/Prime/etc aren't exactly brimming with possibilities from China et al. (at least in the US), but what is there is heavily slanted towards action/martial arts.
Well, I'm sure the situation here in Belgium is much worse for Chinese films, as it is with streaming in general. Our Netflix library is around 1/4th of the US version, I'm not even going to mention Prime.

But if people would have to rely on just streaming, I'm sure there wouldn't even be that many bronze medallists on ICM, and I'm quite confident that people here have other means to get what they want to see. Kudos to the people who want to keep it legal-only of course, but it feels a bit flimsy as an explanation :)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 1st, 2019, 6:32 am

I thought this was a challenge about platesShow
1. Fearless (2006)
2. Malu Tianshi AKA Street Angel (1937)
3. Lung foo fung wan AKA City on Fire (1987)
4. Ni na bian ji dian AKA What Time is it There? (2001)
5. Huo zhe AKA To Live (1994)
6. Sei mong se jun AKA Ab-normal Beauty (2004)
7. Xiao cheng zhi chun AKA Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
8. Lee's Adventure (2011)
9. The Last Emperor (1987)
10. Wheels on Meals (1984)
11. Ip Man 2 (2010)
12. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
13. Temptress Moon (1996)

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Post by Mate_cosido » March 1st, 2019, 2:23 pm

33. Ma Yong Zhen - Hero (1997, Corey Yuen, Hong Kong)

34. Ye che - The Happenings (1980, Ho Yim, Hong Kong)

35. Zui xiang nian de ji jie - My Favorite Season (1985, Kun-Hou Chen, Taiwan)

36. You ma cai zi - Ah Fei (1983, Jen Wan, Taiwan)

37. Wu ren qu - No Man's Land (2013, Hao Ning, China)

38. Se, jie - Lust, Caution (2007, Ang Lee, Taiwan/China)

39. Qun long xi feng - Pedicab Driver (1989, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Hong Kong)

40. Hong hu chi wei dui - Red Guards on Honghu Lake (1961, Fangqian Chen, Tian Xie, Feng Xu, China)

41. Wong Fei Hung V: Tit gai dau ng gung - Last Hero in China (1993, Jing Wong, Woo-Ping Yuen, Hong Kong)

42. Guo nian - The Spring Festival (1991, Jian-zhong Huang, China)

43. Xin nü xing - New Woman (1935, Chusheng Cai, China)

44. He min gong tiao wu - Dance with Farm Workers (2002, Wenguang Wu, China)

45. Chao ji shi min - Super Citizen (1985, Jen Wan, Taiwan)
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1. Ye mei gui - Wild Rose (1932, Yu Sun, China)

2. Man tam - Blind Detective (2013, Johnnie To, Hong Kong)

3. Dongchun de rizi - The Days (1993, Xiaoshuai Wang, China)

4. Yin shi nan nu - Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, Ang Lee, Taiwan)

5. Yu guang qu - Song of the Fishermen (1934, Chusheng Cai, China)

6. Shuang-Qi-Zhen daoke - The Swordsman in Double Flag Town (1991, Ping He, China)

7. Yi jiang chun shui xiang dong liu - The Spring River Flows East (1947, Chusheng Cai, Junli Zheng, China)

8. Shiqi sui de dan che - Beijing Bicycle (2001, Xiaoshuai Wang, China)

9. Hao jile - Have a Nice Day (2017, Jian Liu, China)

10. Nu ren si shi - Summer Snow (1995, Ann Hui, Hong Kong)

11. Qiu jue - Execution in Autumn (1972, Hsing Lee, Taiwan)

12. Wu ting - The Club (1981, Kirk Wong, Hong Kong)

13. Ye shan - In the Wild Mountains (1986, Xueshu Yan, China)

14. Fei nu zheng zhuan - Teddy Girls (1969, Kong Lung, Hong Kong)

15. Feng huang qin - Country Teachers (1993, Qun He, China)

16. Xiang ri kui - Sunflower (2005, Yang Zhang, China)

17. Hei jun ma - A Mongolian Tale (1995, Fei Xie, China)

18. Ren sheng - Life (1984, Tian-Ming Wu, China)

19. Kûkai - Legend of the Demon Cat (2017, Kaige Chen, China)

20. Mai tian - Wheat (2009, Ping He, China)

21. Laughing Times - Hua ji shi dai (1981, John Woo, Hong Kong)

22. Foo ji ching - Father and Son (1981, Allen Fong, Hong Kong)

23. Qianxi mànbo - Millennium Mambo (2001, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Taiwan)

24. Hei an zhi guang - Darkness and Light (1999, Tso-chi Chang, Taiwan)

25. Mei li zai chang ge - Murmur of Youth (1997, Cheng-sheng Lin, Taiwan)

26. Tian bian yi duo yun - The Wayward Cloud (2005, Ming-liang Tsai, Taiwan)

27. Qing shao nian nuo zha - Rebels of the Neon God (1992, Ming-liang Tsai, Taiwan) *rewatch

28. Yang ya ren jia - Beautiful Duckling (1965, Hsing Lee, Taiwan)

29. All the Corners of the World (1989, Ming-liang Tsai, Taiwan)

30. Zui hao de shi guang - Three Times (2005, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Taiwan)

31. Guan yin shan - Buddha Mountain (2010, Yu Li, China)

32. Jat go zi tau di daan sang - Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (1997, Ka-Fai Wai, Hong Kong)

33. Ma Yong Zhen - Hero (1997, Corey Yuen, Hong Kong)

34. Ye che - The Happenings (1980, Ho Yim, Hong Kong)

35. Zui xiang nian de ji jie - My Favorite Season (1985, Kun-Hou Chen, Taiwan)

36. You ma cai zi - Ah Fei (1983, Jen Wan, Taiwan)

37. Wu ren qu - No Man's Land (2013, Hao Ning, China)

38. Se, jie - Lust, Caution (2007, Ang Lee, Taiwan/China)

39. Qun long xi feng - Pedicab Driver (1989, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Hong Kong)

40. Hong hu chi wei dui - Red Guards on Honghu Lake (1961, Fangqian Chen, Tian Xie, Feng Xu, China)

41. Wong Fei Hung V: Tit gai dau ng gung - Last Hero in China (1993, Jing Wong, Woo-Ping Yuen, Hong Kong)

42. Guo nian - The Spring Festival (1991, Jian-zhong Huang, China)

43. Xin nü xing - New Woman (1935, Chusheng Cai, China)

44. He min gong tiao wu - Dance with Farm Workers (2002, Wenguang Wu, China)

45. Chao ji shi min - Super Citizen (1985, Jen Wan, Taiwan)
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Post by OldAle1 » March 1st, 2019, 3:17 pm

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1. Qi mou miao ji: Wu fu xing / Winners & Sinners / 5 Lucky Stars (Sammo Hung, 1983, HK)
2. Fuk sing go jiu / My Lucky Stars (Sammo Hung, 1985, HK)
3. Gam chi yuk yip / He's a Woman, She's a Man (Peter Chan/Chi Lee, 1994, HK)
4. Da xiang xi di er zuo / An Elephant Sitting Still (Bo Hu, 2018, China)
5. Yi dan qun ying / Just Heroes (John Woo / Wu Ma 1989, HK)
6. Tao hua qi xue ji / Peach Blossom Weeps Tears of Blood (Wangcang Bu, 1931 China)
7. Yin shi nan nv / Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan/USA)
8. Ru Gu - Ai / Perhaps Love (Peter Chan, 2005, China/Malaysia/HK)
9. Xia ri fu xing / Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (Sammo Hung, 1985, HK)
10. Liu Lang Di Qiu / The Wandering Earth (Frant Gwo, 2019, China)

Cinema. One of the tags I saw about this new big-budget Chinese SF blockbuster was "original". Well, perhaps the idea of moving the whole Earth itself to another star to avert annihilation is original, I don't know and don't feel like doing the research just now - but worldwide annihilation the genre goes back at least to Mary Shelley with The Last Man in 1826 and in film at least to 1916's Verdens Undergang. The best known earlier example is probably 1951's When Worlds Collide, where a new star and planet invade our solar system and promise to wipe out the world, and humans race to build a giant spaceship to save a small portion of humanity - a basic plot replicated in lots of SF stories and novels from the 1930s onward.

I mention all this because of course the advertising and some of the (probably shill) pro reviews of this film make out that this is something unprecedented, amazing, etc, when nothing could be further from the truth - apart from it being a Chinese production. I guess if you find that basic idea of the earth having to be moved incredibly compelling on it's own, and can ignore an absolutely abysmal screenplay, characters who would be kindly described as cardboard, and FX and action scenes that look like the FX in every disaster blockbuster of the last 20 years, this might be the film for you, but I found it unwatchable and as tedious as any film I've seen in the past couple of years. I looked at my phone at about the 80 minute mark and simply couldn't believe that it hadn't already gone on much longer, in fact I was sure that the theater and IMDb had lied and that it was far longer than the 125 minutes it actually is. I'd have guessed 210 minutes if I hadn't known. I really can't think of anything good to say about this appalling piece of garbage, and that's without even going into the laughable science or the nationalism of the thing (which to be fair isn't any worse than that on display in Armageddon or Independence Day from an American POV). I suppose I can''t fault the acting but as I said, there is no characterization whatsoever, and really no story arc beyond the simplest - old man wants to see son do him proud, son's kids want to reunite with dad after 17 years apart. That's it - add some melodramatic, mushy minor-key piano chords for a few heart-tugging moments and I guess people will care. I didn't. Hopefully I will not see a worse new film this year - it will be hard to do so without deliberately trying.

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Post by Knaldskalle » March 1st, 2019, 4:43 pm

Alright, my final entries:

17. Disciples of Shaolin (aka Master Killer III)(Liu, 1985). Not as good as the first two in the series, but entertaining enough.
18. The Grandmaster (Wong, 2013). I love Wong Kar-Wai's movies, but this felt a little disjointed. I only found out that this is a cut version after I'd seen it, so I guess that's why? Incredibly beautifully shot, though!
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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)
8. Iron Monkey (Yuen, 1993)
9. The Legend of Drunken Master (Liu, 1994)
10. Yellow Earth (Chen, 1985)
11. Taipei Story (Yang, 1985)
12. Days of Being Wild (Wong, 1990)
13. Jet Li's Fearless (Yu, 1993)
14. Pickpocket (Jia, 1997)
15. Flowers of Shanghai (Hou, 1998)
16. Ashes of Time - Redux (Wong, 1994/2008)
17. Disciples of Shaolin (aka Master Killer III)(Liu, 1985)
18. The Grandmaster (Wong, 2013)
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Post by Knaldskalle » March 1st, 2019, 4:51 pm

Onderhond wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Glad someone is actually watching something "different" here though. It's odd to see a forum in love with obscure classics suddenly revert to Steven Seagal and Adam Sandler-like films when it comes to Chinese cinema. :D
I like the change of pace, to be honest. There are all different kinds of movies and I can get "stuck" in watching the same old kind at times, not really getting any satisfaction from it. So watching something that's out of the ordinary for me helps me put things in perspective. It makes me appreciate both "kinds" more, I think.
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Post by Onderhond » March 1st, 2019, 5:29 pm

Knaldskalle wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 4:51 pm
I like the change of pace, to be honest. There are all different kinds of movies and I can get "stuck" in watching the same old kind at times, not really getting any satisfaction from it. So watching something that's out of the ordinary for me helps me put things in perspective. It makes me appreciate both "kinds" more, I think.
Sure, but that was kind of my point. So so many choices were so so terribly ordinary and safe :D

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Post by weirdboy » March 1st, 2019, 8:11 pm

I'm on the board!

1. Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi AKA Mater of the Flying Guillotine (1976) - Yu Wang

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » March 2nd, 2019, 4:35 am

Thanks for hosting once again, Funky! I'm afraid I only notched up two films for this challenge. I certainly recommend Sun Yu's remarkable film for the upcoming 1932 poll.

1. 'Huoshan Qingxie' / 'Loving Blood of the Volcano' / 1932, Sun Yu / 9.5/10 / China
2. 'Shan he gu ren' / 'Mountains May Depart' / 2015, Jia Zhangke / 7.5/10 / China / France / Japan

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Post by funkybusiness » March 2nd, 2019, 10:57 pm

I had a few more entries to list but who cares. We're done! Traveler kicked everybody's ass this month but I was surprised at the late runs by a couple competitors to not make it a complete runaway

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Post by fori » March 3rd, 2019, 12:35 am

Thanks for holding this, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, and may participate in further challenges.

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Post by Traveller » March 3rd, 2019, 8:48 am

:banana:

Thanks for hosting, funkybusiness. :worship:
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