Category Archives: Hong Kong

Five Fingers of Death

April 4 Five Fingers of Death (1972), Hong Kong, in Mandarin with English subtitles. 104 minutes. Last month marked the 40th anniversary of this Shaw Bros. film’s US release, when it sparked the martial arts movie craze. A martial arts … Continue reading

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Empress Wu

March 14 Empress Wu (1963), Hong Kong, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 111 minutes. This Shaw Brothers film chronicles the life of the Empress Wu Tse Tien from her teenage years until she is an old woman. With beautifully shot … Continue reading

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Nowhere Man

March 7 Nowhere Man (1991), Japan, in Japanese with English Subtitles. 107 minutes. A manga artist decides to leave his job and life behind and move away. He takes his family with him and tries to sell “art rocks” he … Continue reading

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Moods of Love

February 28 Moods of Love (1976), Hong Kong, in Mandarin with English Subtitles. 98 minutes. This Shaw Bros. film tells two tales of love and lust. The first is about a monk tempted to break his celibacy by a prostitute … Continue reading

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Enter the Fat Dragon

February 7 Enter the Fat Dragon (1978), Hong Kong, in Cantonese and Mandarin with English Subtitles. 100 minutes. This kung-fu comedy stars Sammo Hung as swine herder who is obsessed with Bruce Lee and tries his best to mimic his … Continue reading

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Disco Bumpkins

December 13 Disco Bumpkins (1980), Hong Kong, in Cantonese with English Subtitles. 90 minutes. This Shaw Brother’s film is a comedy about the crazy adventures of a group of friends trying to get girls and make easy money despite their … Continue reading

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Happy Ding Dong

November 8 Happy Ding Dong(1986), Hong Kong, in Cantonese with English subtitles. 94 minutes. This week is another comedy directed by Michael Hui of the Hui brothers. “Happy Ding Dong” is essentially a Hong Kong remake of the American film … Continue reading

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