Friday, January 29, 2010

HK poster a day #14 - Wild Search / 伴我闖天涯

Wild Search / 伴我闖天涯 (1989)
Director: Ringo Lam Ling-Tung
Script: Nam Yin
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Cherie Chung Cho-Hung, Tommy Wong Kwong-Leung, Roy Cheung Yiu-Yeung, Paul Chun Pui

Two different styles for Ringo Lam's take on Peter Weir's WITNESS.

HK poster a day #13 - Angel III / 天使行動III魔女末日

Angel III / 天使行動III魔女末日 (1989)
Alias: Iron Angels III aka Midnight Angels 3
Director: Teresa Woo San
Action Director: Dang Tak-Wing
Cast: Moon Lee Choi-Fung, Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Kharina, Ralph Chan Shing-Gwai, Mark Steinborn, Katy Hickman, Marco Lo Chi-Fung, Tam Wai-Man, Ho Hon-Chau, Panna Rittikrai

And co-starring Thai fight director superstar, Panna Rittikrai (ONG BAK, BORN TO FIGHT)

HK poster a day #12 - All About Ah Long / 阿郎的故事

All About Ah Long / 阿郎的故事 (1989)
Director: Johnnie To Kei-Fung
Script: Philip Cheng Chung-Tai, Ng Man-Fai
Action Directors: Tony Ching Siu-Tung, Yuen Bun, Joe Chu Kai-Sang
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Sylvia Chang Ai-Chia, Wong Kwan-Yuen, Ng Man-Tat

Early Johnnie To!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

HK poster a day #11 - Man on the Brink / 邊緣人 (1981)

Man on the Brink / 邊緣人 (1981)
Director: Alex Cheung Kwok-Ming
Script: Alex Cheung Kwok-Ming
Cast: Ngaai Dik, Ga Lun, Kam Hing-Yin, So Hang-Suen, Ada Fung Oi-Tsz

Great little undercover cop thriller with a sharp ending!

Monday, January 25, 2010

HK poster a day #10 - Blood Money / 血汗金錢 (1983)

Blood Money / 血汗金錢 (1983)
aka Bloody Money
Director: Wong Shu-Tong
Script: Alfred Cheung Kin-Ting
Action Directors: Lau Chi-Ho, Tino Wong Cheung
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Chan Man-Ngai, Lam Kau, Jue Tit-Woh, Chris Lee Kin-Sang, Chan Dik-Hak, Nick Lam Wai-Kei, Tino Wong Cheung

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jackie "Chawn"?

If you were at tonight's awesome double bill of POLICE STORY 2 and PROJECT A 2 in Toronto, and are checking out the blog for the first time... Welcome! During one of his intros, Colin talked about Quentin Tarantino's interesting pronunciation of Jackie Chan's name, among others. I thought I'd save you the YouTube searching and post the videos.

First is the Jackie "Chawn" clip:

And then the video where he mispronounces a few other Asian filmmakers' names with hilarious results:

Friday, January 22, 2010

HK poster a day #8 & 9 - double bill Jackie Chan

Making up for not posting yesterday by putting up TWO posters, but also to celebrate the fact that I am off in an hour to see a FREE double bill of POLICE STORY 2 and PROJECT A2 on 35mm at Innis College (on U of T campus). Gonna be soooo much fun! Only have a crappy low rez image of my PA2 poster, so making it up, but posting the great illustrated poster for the original. And check the two styles of the PS2 poster including the hilarious sheriff badge that Jackie is clutching!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

HK poster a day #7 - Queens High / 紅粉至尊

Queens High / 紅粉至尊 (1991)
Director: Chris Lee Kin-Sang
Action Directors: Poon Cheung, Nicky Li Chung-Chi,
Rocky Lai Keung-Kun, Lee Gin-Hing
Cast: Cynthia Khan, Simon Yam Tat-Wah, Wong Yung, Kenneth Tsang Kong,
Shum Wai, Cha Chuen-Yee, Billy Chow Bei-Lei

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

HK poster a day #6 - Super Dragon / 風起雲湧鬥狂龍

Director: Paul Chang Chung
Action Director: Chan Siu-Pang
Cast: Polly Kuan, John Cheung Ng-Long, Yueh Hua, Phillip Ko Fei, Mark Lung Goon-Mo, Cliff Lok, Woo Gam, Lo Lieh

Not a HK film, but actually from Taiwan, but we will let this slide (and many others in future posts)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

HK poster a day #4 - Once Upon a Time in China II / 黃飛鴻之二男兒當自強

The Japanese poster for:
Once Upon a Time in China II / 黃飛鴻之二男兒當自強 (1992)
Director: Tsui Hark
Action Director: Yuen Wo-Ping
Cast: Jet Li Lian-Jie, Rosamund Kwan Chi-Lam, Donnie Yen Ji-Dan, Max Mok Siu-Chung, David Chiang Da-Wei, Xiong Xin-Xin

A rare case of the sequel possibly being better than the original...?

Friday, January 15, 2010

HK poster a day #3 - Hired Guns / 凶蠍

Hired Guns / 凶蠍 (1981)
Director: Chung Gwok-Yan
Cast: Phillip Ko Fei, Addy Sung Gam-Loi, Chiu Mei-Bo, Mang Ding-Goh

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kung Fu Hustle 2 Coming Soon?

Someone left their Chinese newspaper on the bus this morning. I really hope that this says that Stephen Chow is making KUNG FU HUSTLE 2 next. Can anyone translate? If it says that he's making a CJ7 sequel, please ignore my request for translation.

HK poster a day #2 - The Gold Hunters / 老鼠街

The Gold Hunters / 老鼠街
Directors: Fung Hak-On & Law Kei
Script: Barry Wong Ping-Yiu
Action Director: Jackie Chan's Stuntmen Association
Producer: Jackie Chan
Cast: Lau Ga-Yung, Lee Hoi-Sang, Mang Chiu, Alice Lau Ar-Lai, Fung Hak-On, Wilson Tong Wai-Shing, Wu Ma

Love this poster and need to track down this film as it has a couple of my favourite fight flick actors, Lee Hoi-Sang, Fung Hak-On and Wilson Tong.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

a HK poster a day The Golden Sword / 龍門金劍 (1969)

The Golden Sword / 龍門金劍 (1969)
Director: Lo Wei
Action Directors: Simon Chui Yee-Ang & Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
Cast: Kao Yuen, Cheng Pei-Pei, Wang Lai, Go Bo-Shu

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Monday, January 04, 2010

Eskrimadors 4 Life

Been hanging out with some Filipino martial arts enthusiasts lately and they just sent me this link for a cool looking doc on eskrimadors, the name for killer dudes who practice stick and knife martial arts of the region. Never challenge a Filipino to a knife fight. Ever.