Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

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colinr0380
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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#301 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:42 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:55 pm
I have the DVD of Run and Kill and other than the final fifteen minutes of insane brutality, it's also a rather boring movie helped in no part by Kent Cheng's pathetic character. Billy Teng's equally violent Dr. Lamb and Red to Kill are superior just on the level of pure shock, though Red to Kill might qualify for the most un-PC film of all time. All the best category III films in my experience have been the sexploitation ones like Daughter of Darkness, Erotic Ghost Story, Sex and Zen, and even Robotrix with all the chesty robots involved in all sorts of salacious acts.
Don't forget the astonishing erotic thriller from the same year as Basic Instinct, Naked Killer!

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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#302 Post by hanshotfirst1138 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:52 am

I remember there was an International Channel when I was a kid which showed a variety of interesting things including subtitled anime, and one of those things was a late-night showing of Body Weapon.


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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#303 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:14 pm

I know this might be an unusual question, but does anyone know the name of the artist who did various Hong Kong posters from the 80s with that distinct, smooth sort of look? There was a recent Hong Kong film that seemed to be a loving homage to the films of the 80s that featured its lead singing Jackie Chan's theme to Police Story in the trailer, and the poster seemed to use the same artist or at least one replicating the style. I unfortunately can't recall the title of the film. Here's a poster for The Occupant that features the artist I'm trying to identify.

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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#304 Post by YnEoS » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:20 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:14 pm
I know this might be an unusual question, but does anyone know the name of the artist who did various Hong Kong posters from the 80s with that distinct, smooth sort of look? There was a recent Hong Kong film that seemed to be a loving homage to the films of the 80s that featured its lead singing Jackie Chan's theme to Police Story in the trailer, and the poster seemed to use the same artist or at least one replicating the style. I unfortunately can't recall the title of the film. Here's a poster for The Occupant that features the artist I'm trying to identify.
Yuen Tai-yung, there's a 2016 documentary on him called The Posterist, which I haven't seen yet, but I'm curious about.

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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#305 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:28 pm

YnEoS wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:20 pm
The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:14 pm
I know this might be an unusual question, but does anyone know the name of the artist who did various Hong Kong posters from the 80s with that distinct, smooth sort of look? There was a recent Hong Kong film that seemed to be a loving homage to the films of the 80s that featured its lead singing Jackie Chan's theme to Police Story in the trailer, and the poster seemed to use the same artist or at least one replicating the style. I unfortunately can't recall the title of the film. Here's a poster for The Occupant that features the artist I'm trying to identify.
Yuen Tai-yung, there's a 2016 documentary on him called The Posterist, which I haven't seen yet, but I'm curious about.
Thank you very much! I wasn't expecting an answer so quickly!

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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#306 Post by whaleallright » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:52 pm

Do we think Yuen was responsible for this piece of art (actually the cover of a soundtrack album, but duplicating a film poster), one of the most existentially disturbing images I have yet seen?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2MuDAzWkAE ... me=900x900

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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#307 Post by L.A. » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:34 am

The Peacock King (1989) and the sequel Saga of the Phoenix (1990) coming to Blu-ray.

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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#308 Post by dwk » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:41 am

I missed this last month, but it was pointed out on the Blu-ray.com forum that the uncut Drunken Master II is available digitally from Warner Brothers at Amazon and Vudu. Unfortunately, it only has the English dub and the end of the film is silent because it wasn't dubbed into English. Hopefully this is a sign that Miramax's rights are expiring soon.

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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#309 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:50 pm

dwk wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:41 am
I missed this last month, but it was pointed out on the Blu-ray.com forum that the uncut Drunken Master II is available digitally from Warner Brothers at Amazon and Vudu. Unfortunately, it only has the English dub and the end of the film is silent because it wasn't dubbed into English. Hopefully this is a sign that Miramax's rights are expiring soon.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the original cut of Drunken Master II with a full audience and hearing the loudest collective groan with bits of awkward laughter at the ending. Nothing will ever beat that experience!

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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#310 Post by whaleallright » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:03 pm

Did everyone else know that Ann Hui's first feature The Secret was released on Blu-Ray by the Hong Kong Film Archive nearly two years ago? I just learned this.

https://www.filmarchive.gov.hk/en_US/we ... s/dvd.html

Anyone know if it's in stock anywhere?

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