Fans of a certain age will remember the days of going down to your local Chinatown or to your nearest late night cinema venue and seeing the great movie posters for the latest Kung Fu movies from Hong Kong. Sure we couldn’t read most of what was written but the artwork and composition of these posters drew us in to see the latest action packed martial arts film.
Benny Chan is now one of Hong Kong’s most well known directors with hits such as Shaolin and Invisible Target and this is his new heroic bloodshed epic White Storm.
Three childhood friends, Tin (Lau Ching Wan), Wai (Nick Cheung) and Chow (Louis Koo), all joined the police force, and while Tin rose through the ranks to lead a narcotics bureau task force he had Wai as his right hand man. Chow instead went deep undercover amidst a gang of drug-dealing triads.
The latest Donnie Yen action fantasy, The Monkey King is now available to buy on DVD and Blu ray.
The classic Chinese novel Journey to the West gets re-imagined for the silver screen in the 3D fantasy extravaganza The Monkey King featuring the blockbuster cast of Donnie Yen, Chow Yun Fat, Aaron Kwok, Peter Ho, Kelly Chen, Gigi Leung and Joe Chen.
Synopsis: After Goddess Nuwa (Zhang Zilin) sacrifices herself to save the mortal world, the mischievous Monkey King (Donnie Yen) comes into being from one of her crystals. Powerful and uncontrollable, Monkey King challenges the Jade Emperor (Chow Yun Fat) and causes an uproar in heaven, unwittingly creating an opportunity for the wicked Buffalo Demon King (Aaron Kwok) to wage war in heaven.
The Blu ray disc has both the 3D and 2D versions. Both DVD and Blu ray are ALL REGIONS.
Jackie Chan’s latest action / drama Police Story 2013 is now available to buy on Blu ray and DVD from Hong Kong.
Police officer Zhong Wen (Jackie Chan) meets his estranged daughter Miaomiao (Jiang Tian) in her boyfriend Wu Jiang’s (Liu Ye) bar, but a strange dispute suddenly breaks out. While trying to break up the fray, Zhong Wen gets knocked out. He wakes up to find that all the customers in the bar are being held hostage by Wu, who demands a certain prisoner be brought to him. Zhong gradually realizes that everything is connected to a deadly incident that happened years ago.
The DVD is coded Region 3 and the Blu Ray Region A.
One of the best Korean action / drama films of the last few years was Man From Nowhere directed by Lee Jeong-beom. Now he has a new film ready for release called The Crying Man. It stars Jang Dong-gun, Kim Min-hee and the Korean language debut of Brian Tee (Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift and The Wolverine).
For those that use I Tunes, great news for Shaw Brothers fans as some classic Shaw Brothers kung fu movies are now available via the I Tunes store for download. All remastered in great quality you can now watch your favourites on the move.
Starring: Eric Tsang, Felix Wong, Gigi Leung, Ray Lui, Michael Wong, Hung Yan Yan, Kara Hui.
Directed by: Eric Tsang / Hung Yan Yan
When co-director Eric Tsang was asked about 7 Assassins he said “It is a movie that pays tribute to the Golden Generation of the movie industry.” You can see why.