Tag: Sammo Hung

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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Once Upon A Time In Shanghai coming January 8th!

Once Upon A Time In Shanghai coming January 8th!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3BuiQ4J71A. It's been a long time coming, but director Wong Ching-Po's upcoming martial arts period film "Once Upon A Time In Shanghai" has at last been given a release date of January 8, 2014. The film is a modernization of the Shaw Brothers film "The Boxer from Shantung" with Chen ...

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Scorpion King (1992)

Scorpion King (1992)

Scorpion King Sammo Hung has produced a movie here (also known as Operation Scorpio) that has been hailed as a classic! We venture into a territory that is not only unusual, but also pretty refreshing and noteworthy! Cast Chin Kar-Lok plays the dreamer Yuk-su, new comer Won Jin plays the scorpion king, Sonny. ...

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Dragons Forever (1988)

Dragons Forever (1988)

Dragons Forever DVD cover Hailed as one of the greatest Hong Kong action movies not just of the eighties, but of all time. We observe the last time the terrific trio worked together on a major, highly successful movie project. Cast Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao all star in this blockbuster movie. ...

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The Prodigal Son (1981)

The Prodigal Son (1981)

Beware! This review contains spoilers! Two of Hong Kong cinema's greatest action luminaries, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, star in this 1981 classic period kung-fu flick, The Prodigal Son. Also known as Pull No Punches, or by its strangely sitcom-esque Cantonese title, Son Ruining the Family, this Hong Kong kung-fu ...

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