Tag: Yuen Biao

Once Upon A Time In China (1991)

Once Upon A Time In China (1991)

By Guest Contributor James Baysinger ‘Once Upon A Time In China’ is a martial arts movie starring a very young Jet Li as Wong Fei-hung, an expert martial artist and doctor, and who also happens to be a Confucian. This is the movie that jump-started Jet Li's great acting career. Although he had played in several ...

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Happy Birthday Yuen Biao!

Happy Birthday Yuen Biao!

Happy Birthday to Yuen Biao! The amazing martial artist is a mere 57-years old today! He has worked on more than 80 films to date either as an actor, stuntman or action choreographer. He trained at the Peking Opera School with Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. Here he is demonstrating what he's best known for, incredible ...

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Magnificent Butcher (1979)

Magnificent Butcher (1979)

If you were to try to list every Wong Fei-hung movie ever made by Hong Kong filmmakers, that list could wrap around a house two or three times! In the realm of both martial arts films and Chinese culture, Wong Fei-hung is a legend on par with Wyatt Earp, William Tell, or Robin Hood, so it’s no surprise that so many ...

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The Iceman Cometh (1989)

The Iceman Cometh (1989)

A martial arts, action, comedy, fantasy film, featuring two of Hong Kong cinema’s most acrobatic actors, Yuen Biao and Yuen Wah. Trailer http://youtu.be/MVKspl8Nd-o Cast The lead roles are taken by classmates from Yu Jim Yuen’s legendary Peking Opera School, Yuen Biao and Yuen Wah. They were part of the “Seven ...

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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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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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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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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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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