Though I had a vague clue that Takeshi Kitano’s Yakuza classic Sonatine (1993) was influenced by Kinji Fukasaku’s Bakuto Gaijin Butai, aka, Sympathy for the Underdog (1971), I was rather astonished when I came across the fact that John Woo’s visceral gangster epic A Better Tomorrow (1986) was […]
A complete, online documentary about legendary film maker, Chang Cheh. Thanks to the ladies of the Heroic Sisterhood for reminding us that Feb. 10 would’ve been his 90th birthday. “He liked all actors, but he liked the naught ones more, especially the ones who didn’t listen to him.”
Hong Kong film legend Ti Lung/Di Long discusses his career and Bruce Lee (turn on close captioning for English translation). And Ti Lung’s debut in Return of the One-Armed Swordsman.
Scroll down to see scans of Colin Geddes’ Fantasia Hong Kong film poster exhibit at Cinematheque Quebecoise: The Magnificent Butcher, Twelve Deadly Coins, 36th Chamber of Shaolin, City on Fire, Exiled, Triangle. Sammo Hung, Cheng Pei-Pei, Ti Lung, Donnie Yen, Chow Yun-Fat, Anthony Wong.
It’s all about ladies, booze and mysteries for Gu Long and his most famous character, the Bondesque swordsman detective, Chu Liu-xiang. “When you hear ‘martial arts novels,’ you can think of several famous writers of Chinese literature. But when you hear ‘mystery martial arts novels,’ only one name […]