Tag: Sammo Hung

Eastern Condors (1987)

Eastern Condors (1987)

A rare foray into the war film genre and a fan favourite, Sammo Hung’s “Eastern Condors” has stood the test of time as one of the best action films from the eighties’ “golden era” of Hong Kong films. Cast Sammo Hung assembled a virtual “who’s who” of some of the best talent in the Hong Kong film industry, years ...

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Ip Man 2 (2010)

Ip Man 2 (2010)

Most Hollywood biopics try to give the audience the essence of someone’s life in the space of one film, but Hong Kong filmmakers have consistently displayed an eagerness to depict the life of their subject over the course of a series. Sure, they make more than a little use of poetic license, but it’s all in the spirit ...

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Wheels on Meals (1984)

Wheels on Meals (1984)

From their youth in the Peking Opera Academy to their early rise to stardom in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, and Sammo Hung all seemed inseparable. If they weren’t battling hordes of henchman and dastardly villains alongside one another in the likes of Project A, My Lucky Stars, or Dragons Forever, they were ...

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Game of Death (1978)

Game of Death (1978)

I was asked to review a movie of my choice. I decided to write a review on my favourite martial arts movie. But, before I get messages from fanboys about "Fist of Fury is the best", let me tell you why I make such a statement. Cast Dean Jagger as criminal mastermind Dr. Land, Sammo Hung as fighter Lo Chen, Bruce ...

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Knockabout (1979)

Knockabout (1979)

Sammo Hung directs and choreographs a movie in which he originally was to be the main star. We look at how then new-comers to the Hong Kong action scene, Yuen Biao and Leung Kar-yan, got their starts in the industry. Cast Sammo Hung plays a beggar with no name, who is neither everyone's fool! Yuen Biao stars in his ...

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Wushu (2008)

Wushu (2008)

Antony Szeto's "Wushu" is an effective family-friendly martial arts film on many levels, one of the primary ones being that it is so keenly aware of the power of the martial arts as a vehicle for self-discovery and inner peace, which are especially crucial during youth. For many of us, our entry into the world of ...

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My Lucky Stars (1985)

My Lucky Stars (1985)

The three Peking Opera brothers star in another of their classic group of movies. The second in the Lucky Stars franchise after Winners and Sinners. Filled with hefty doses of gags, genuinely slapstick action and a comedic supporting cast. Here we examine just how good this ensemble cast really is! Cast There is a ...

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Hapkido (1972)

Hapkido (1972)

Hapkido Front Cover We take a look at a comparatively rare movie that has largely gone unnoticed in the canon of action movies, it’s one of those hidden gems with an air of mystique surrounding it… Cast Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Grand Master Ji Han Jae, Carter Wong, Angela Miao and Whang Ing-Sik ...

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Interview with Kane Kosugi

Interview with Kane Kosugi

With the release of Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear getting closer, we crept on through the night (while everyone else was sleeping) into the undergrowth continuing on our quest of the Ninja. Our earnest wanderings paid off when we were pleasantly surprised to discover another hidden member of the cast!  We managed to ...

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Project A (1983)

Project A (1983)

by guest contributor Simon Rogg “Project A” is an action-comedy masterpiece stuffed to the gills with stunts and set-pieces galore! Directed by and starring Jackie Chan alongside his childhood, Peking Opera ‘brothers’, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, it’s a period adventure set in early twentieth century Hong Kong and ...

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Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars The cheeky chaps make a return in the final installment of the Lucky Stars series, with a few new faces. How will this fair against its predecessor? Cast All the cast from Lucky Stars return, although for some reason Herb only makes an appearance and is replaced by Michael Miu ...

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Kung-fu Kingdom