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Post by hurluberlu » February 2nd, 2019, 11:24 am

1. Blind Massage / Tui Na (Lou Ye, 2014) 7+
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Post by Traveller » February 2nd, 2019, 12:09 pm

cinewest wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 2:38 am
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February 1st, 2019, 3:37 pm
02. An Elephant Sitting Still (2018, CN) - 8/10
It’s a four hour glimpse into the harrowing emptiness of Hu Bo, his first and sadly only film as he committed suicide shortly after finishing it. My so far favorite film of 2018.
Sorry to hear that. This film is in my top 10 to see from 2018.
I saw you thread about Chinese cinema. Would recommend the film, yes.

06. Summer Snow (1995, HK) - 7/10
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Post by Traveller » February 2nd, 2019, 9:25 pm

07. Rumble in the Bronx (1995, HK) - 3/10
08. Beast Cop (1998, HK) - 5/10
09. Tai-Chi Master (1993, HK) - 6/10
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Post by wasabi » February 3rd, 2019, 1:52 am

My first one is three shorts:
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
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Post by sebby » February 3rd, 2019, 3:26 am

I didn't even know elephant was circulating. very eager to watch it.

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Post by wasabi » February 3rd, 2019, 3:35 am

Elephant is gonna be released in March, it's already available online, but I want to see it in theater.

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Post by sol » February 3rd, 2019, 3:40 am

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2. Who Am I? (1998) Hong Kong

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This Jackie Chan vehicle is incredibly slow to warm up and the reasons why he is wanted dead (something to do with scientific research) are hazy throughout. A decent comedic streak kicks in though after he is found in Africa by a Japanese tourist who mistakes him for a native incapable of talking, and there are plenty of well coordinated action scenes once the film eventually returns to urban civilisation. A particular highlight is some car chase stunts on the level of The Italian Job, though there are superb hand-to-hand (and foot-to-foot) combat scenes too.
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 3rd, 2019, 4:13 am

1. Fearless (2006)
Jet Li kicks ass. This is a nice Chinese biopic about a martial arts legend. Great fight scenes, though it did get a bit heavy-handed at times. A fun and enjoyable fight film.

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Post by wasabi » February 3rd, 2019, 5:25 am

Anyone know anything about The Cave of the Silken Web 1927?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3355612/
I'm interested in seeing this one, but can't find anything online.

Edit: It's being shown at few film festivals in China, not available on stream(as far as I know). But available for academic showing.

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Post by funkybusiness » February 3rd, 2019, 5:39 am

It's played at several silent film festivals in Europe, and I imagine that's where Lilarcor and Perceval have seen it but it wouldn't hurt to ask them directly.

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Post by Knaldskalle » February 3rd, 2019, 7:14 am

1. The Bare-footed Kid (To, 1993). Hong Kong martial arts/action film with a terrible score and some well done action. Overall, it's kinda meh. Not bad, but I've seen better. Maggie Cheung looks great, as always.
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Post by jeroeno » February 3rd, 2019, 7:28 am

05. Xiao Bi de gu shi (Growing Up) (1983)

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Post by Traveller » February 3rd, 2019, 11:41 am

10. God of Gamblers (1989, HK) - 7/10

11. Lost and Found (1996, HK) - 8/10
Kelly Chen so gorgeous.
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Post by funkybusiness » February 3rd, 2019, 12:11 pm

It just hit me that we need a bonus challenge since people like those things so we're going to have a scavenger hunt of sorts: Post screenshots of Tien Feng when he shows up in the film you're watching. He's in so many films, you'd almost have to try to avoid him. One screenshot per film, please. Don't go screenshot crazy. I'll try to make a Tien Feng emoticon to put next to your name in the OP, to act like gold stars on the achievement board in your kindergarten class, yay! I'll go first with my viewing below:

02. Shi di chu ma (The Young Master) (1980, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan)
15/99 100 Classic Martial Arts Films

Tien Feng! Playing the Master of Jackie's kung fu school.

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Post by ororama » February 3rd, 2019, 12:51 pm

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

Well made movie about a widower's relationship with his three daughters, but perhaps a bit too cool and abstract as I think more about it. He doesn't talk with them much, and the romantic relationship of each of the daughters isn't really explored-each begins or continues a certain type of relationship, but we learn next to nothing about the men they are involved with. The architecture of their home and the new places that they are moving into bears the weight of symbolizing their futures. All the food scenes made my wife hungry, so she gives the food in the movie a 10/10.

*First time viewing.

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Post by vortexsurfer » February 3rd, 2019, 2:44 pm

1. Wo hu cang long/Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000) China/Hong Kong/Taiwan
2. Jian hua yan yu jiang nan/To Kill with Intrigue (Wei Lo, 1977) Hong Kong

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Post by sol » February 3rd, 2019, 2:50 pm

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2. Who Am I? (1998) Hong Kong

3. Iron Monkey (1993) Hong Kong

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As a narrative, this HK action film does not have a whole lot to offer beyond the countless Robin Hood movies out there. The vast majority of the humour works though with a part in which the bandit pretends to be royalty standing out in particular. The film also gives the kung fu expert's son some great fight scenes and it is very entertaining to watch the young lad in action. All of the fight scenes though are very well done with the umbrella choreography bits (a possible influence on Kingsman?) especially engaging.
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Post by Traveller » February 3rd, 2019, 8:08 pm

12. Blind Shaft (2003, CN) - 7/10
13. Deaf Mute Heroine (1971, HK) - 6/10
14. Mountain Patrol (2004, CN) - 7/10
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Post by VincentPrice » February 3rd, 2019, 8:47 pm

1. Black Tavern-1972: 9/10 (Hong Kong)

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 3rd, 2019, 9:15 pm

2. Sun lung moon hak chan / Dragon Inn (1992)
3. Fei lung mang jeung / Dragons Forever (1988)
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Post by globetrotter » February 3rd, 2019, 9:21 pm

1. Millennium Mambo (2001, Taiwan)
2. Days of Being Wild (1990, Hong Kong)

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Post by frbrown » February 4th, 2019, 3:14 am

1. Wheels on Meals (1984)

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Post by 3eyes » February 4th, 2019, 3:50 am

1. Das Rohe und das Gekochte / The raw and the cooked (Ger/Taiwan 12)

German/Taiwanese documentary about Taiwanese cooking. I wish there had been more info about the ingredients, but the variety of local cuisines, including aboriginal, was fascinating. Good sociopolitical context, too. (Fandor)
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Post by flavo5000 » February 4th, 2019, 3:56 am

1. Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)

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Post by Onderhond » February 4th, 2019, 6:46 am

02. 1.0* - The Assassin Swordsman [Xia Nu Chuang Tian Guan] (2000)
Rather horrendous TV movie. Even though there's enough talent on board, the film looks as if it was shot on a 5 dollar budget. While extremely dynamic and eventful, the martial arts and visual effects don't look the part, making it a very cheap and dull experience. Only for true fans of the genre, others shouldn't bother.

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01. 1.0* - The Arch [Dong Fu Ren] (1968)
Notable because this is the first Hong Kong drama film directed by a female director, but that's about it. The drama is poor and imposed, the camera work and editing feel extremely amateurish and the ever-present soundtrack is simply maddening. It may deserve its place in history, but it's far from a good film.

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Post by jeroeno » February 4th, 2019, 7:03 am

06. Duo Sang (A Borrowed Life) (1994)
07. Shi zi jie tou (Crossroads) (1937)

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Post by cinephage » February 4th, 2019, 9:48 am

01. Di qiu zui hou de ye wan, by Bi Gan (2018) 6/10

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Post by Mate_cosido » February 4th, 2019, 3:18 pm

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)

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Post by Traveller » February 4th, 2019, 4:18 pm

15. The Way We Are (2008, HK) - 6/10
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Post by wasabi » February 4th, 2019, 6:46 pm

02. Xiaoshan huijia(AKA. Xiaoshan Going Home), China, 1995
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Post by Traveller » February 4th, 2019, 7:18 pm

16. July Rhapsody (2002, HK) - 7/10
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Post by jdidaco » February 4th, 2019, 11:58 pm

Thank you for hosting, funkybusiness!

1. Yu guang qu (Song of the Fishermen, Cai Chusheng, 1934) 7.5/10
2. Dushi fengguang (Scenes of City Life, Yuan Muzhi, 1935) 8/10
3. Ye ban ge sheng (Song at Midnight, Ma-Xu Weibang, 1937) 8/10

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » February 5th, 2019, 12:43 am

jdidaco wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Fengyun ernu (Scenes of City Life, Yuan Muzhi, 1935) 8/10
Nice to see this one among your opening selection, jd. I'm a touch confused about this film though. I think I watched it for last year's challenge but, checking back, I see that I have it noted down under the title 'Dushi fengguang'. I said the following about it at the time, thinking that the film I had watched was 'Scenes of City Life':

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

Your post makes me wonder whether I was wrong in my deductions. Letterboxd and IMDb seem all over the place with their respective entries for 'Fengyun ernu' and 'Dushi fengguang'. I obviously heartily recommend whichever one it is that I have seen and look forward to seeing the other one.

It's obvious that I am no expert on classic Chinese cinema and this rather perplexes and befuddles me.

EDIT...

I think 'Fengyun ernu' is 'Children of Troubled Times'.

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All rather confusing, isn't it!!

EDIT 2...

Here's a fascinating-looking review that might be of interest:

http://u.osu.edu/mclc/book-reviews/buil ... new-china/
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » February 5th, 2019, 1:27 am

Thanks for hosting Funky.

FTV 1: The Singing Thief (1969)HK. 87 min. 8.

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Swooning round the opening music number like a Pop-star pin-up,Jimmy Lin Chong gives a sparkling turn as 'Diamond' Pan,thanks to Chong’s slick charisma fitting that of a gentlemen thief, while offering a believability to “Diamond” putting his thieving days behind and becoming a singer. Suspecting he still has a sparkle in his eyes for robbery, pretty Lily Ho gives an elegant twist as heiress Darling Fang, who is unable to resist the temptation of “Diamond” being a dangerous thief.Departing from the Martial Arts creations they had done for Shaw Brothers in the past, director Cheh Chang & cinematographer Mu-To Kung wonderfully criss-cross Musical numbers with spy Caper thrills and scatter-gun Kung-Fu action.

Keeping “Diamond’s” robbery past an open secret, Chang shines an ultra-stylised light over the jewels in Diamond’s life which shimmer in glittery kitsch yellows, greens and pinks being sprayed on the dance floor and his bedroom wall, along with distorted corner shots tracking a copycat thief from Diamond’s view. Holding the hearts and diamonds that he has stolen, the screenplay by Kang Chien Chiu spins a comedic playfulness from Diamond being a charmer who outwits the police at every turn. Rolling in double crosses as Diamond tries to catch a copycat thief, Chiu loses focus by trying to to bring gangs into the action, which leads to a final where the motives remain somewhat vague, yet can’t take the shine off a Diamond geezer.

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Post by jdidaco » February 5th, 2019, 2:17 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 12:43 am
jdidaco wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Fengyun ernu (Scenes of City Life, Yuan Muzhi, 1935) 8/10
Nice to see this one among your opening selection, jd. I'm a touch confused about this film though. I think I watched it for last year's challenge but, checking back, I see that I have it noted down under the title 'Dushi fengguang'. I said the following about it at the time, thinking that the film I had watched was 'Scenes of City Life':

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

Your post makes me wonder whether I was wrong in my deductions. Letterboxd and IMDb seem all over the place with their respective entries for 'Fengyun ernu' and 'Dushi fengguang'. I obviously heartily recommend whichever one it is that I have seen and look forward to seeing the other one.

It's obvious that I am no expert on classic Chinese cinema and this rather perplexes and befuddles me.

EDIT...

I think 'Fengyun ernu' is 'Children of Troubled Times'.

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All rather confusing, isn't it!!

EDIT 2...

Here's a fascinating-looking review that might be of interest:

http://u.osu.edu/mclc/book-reviews/buil ... new-china/
:lol: You are absolutely right; Letterboxd and IMDb's mixed entries and posters and titles completely confused me. I definitely watched 'Dushi fengguang', thank you for claryfying the mystery of the titles; I agree with everyhting you wrote about it, and if you haven't seen it already I think you'll definitely love 'Malu tianshi'. :cheers:

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » February 5th, 2019, 2:23 am

jdidaco wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 2:17 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 12:43 am
jdidaco wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Fengyun ernu (Scenes of City Life, Yuan Muzhi, 1935) 8/10
Nice to see this one among your opening selection, jd. I'm a touch confused about this film though. I think I watched it for last year's challenge but, checking back, I see that I have it noted down under the title 'Dushi fengguang'. I said the following about it at the time, thinking that the film I had watched was 'Scenes of City Life':

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

Your post makes me wonder whether I was wrong in my deductions. Letterboxd and IMDb seem all over the place with their respective entries for 'Fengyun ernu' and 'Dushi fengguang'. I obviously heartily recommend whichever one it is that I have seen and look forward to seeing the other one.

It's obvious that I am no expert on classic Chinese cinema and this rather perplexes and befuddles me.

EDIT...

I think 'Fengyun ernu' is 'Children of Troubled Times'.

Image

All rather confusing, isn't it!!

EDIT 2...

Here's a fascinating-looking review that might be of interest:

http://u.osu.edu/mclc/book-reviews/buil ... new-china/
:lol: You are absolutely right; Letterboxd and IMDb's mixed entries and posters and titles completely confused me. I definitely watched 'Dushi fengguang', thank you for claryfying the mystery of the titles; I agree with everyhting you wrote about it, and if you haven't seen it already I think you'll definitely love 'Malu tianshi'. :cheers:
Ah, that's a relief to know. I was doubting my recollection of things for a while, haahaa! No, I haven't seen 'Malu tianshi' in the intervening months. Hopefully this month! I think I'll probably focus on the 1930s Challenge but that one is one that stands out as a 'must' in a survey of Chinese cinema.

Looking forward to seeing how your month pans out, jd.
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Post by mjf314 » February 5th, 2019, 4:45 am

I'm 8 episodes into The Bund. It's kind of like a cross between The Godfather and A Better Tomorrow (but it doesn't have as much action as A Better Tomorrow). Chow Yun-Fat's character in A Better Tomorrow is similar to the character he plays in The Bund. I think anyone who likes Chow Yun-Fat, or anyone who likes HK crime films from the 80s, would probably like it.

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Post by Knaldskalle » February 5th, 2019, 5:00 am

2. Ma Yong Zhen (aka. The Hero) (Yuen, 1997). Run-of-the-mill martial arts movie with an atrocious score.
3. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Liu, 1978). REWATCH. A classic kung-fu movie. First saw it as a kid, some 30+ years ago, but it holds up.

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Post by jeroeno » February 5th, 2019, 6:43 am

08. Hei pao shi jian (The Black Cannon Incident) (1986)
09. Chao ji xue xiao ba wang (Future Cops) (1993)

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Post by funkybusiness » February 5th, 2019, 12:10 pm

Happy Chinese New Year everybody! Year of the Pig! Here are some sort-of randomly picked Year of the Pig films!
:ICM: Shanghai Triad
:ICM: Tears of the Yang-Tse
:ICM: :ICM: A Chinese Odyssey Parts One and Two (released on the Chinese New Year! which is akin to Christmas Day releases in the US)
:ICM: Mad Detective
:ICM: Air Hostess
:ICM: Fallen Angels
:ICM: Postman
:ICM: The Boys from Fengkuei
:ICM: A Touch of Zen (Part Two and complete film, Part One was 1970)
:ICM: Dao
:ICM: Street Angel
:ICM: High Risk
:ICM: Crossroads
:ICM: Help Me, Eros

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