Tag: kung fu

An Ode to Herioc Bloodshed

At Strange Harbors, Jeffrey Zhang reviews Benny Chan’s Raging Fire (2021). “Chan, with his swan song, has crafted an ode to the ‘heroic bloodshed’ genre of Hong Kong action cinema. A maelstrom of melodramatic concepts: redemption, brotherhood, duty, honor–and of course–copious amounts of bloodletting, this sub-genre was a […]

Interview with Yuen Woo-Ping

Friend of the Gutter Colin Geddes interviews Yuen Woo-Ping at That Shelf. “Yuen constantly collaborated with his brothers (Cheung, Shun-Yi, Chun-Yeung and Yat-Chor), who are all talented martial artists and stuntmen, sometimes referred to as The Yuen Clan. We could continue to talk about the many films they’ve […]

Interview with Sammo Hung

The Hollywood Reporter interviews actor/director/producer/martial arts cinema legend and 2019’s HKIFF Filmmaker in Focus, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. “I’m proud of all my films. I’ve enjoyed great success in many different genres. I have been very blessed to have so many ideas and to continuously produce successful films. I’m […]