Monster Hunt

  Monster Hunt (Cert 12) 1 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 117 minutes approx. In what must be a conclusive sign that China’s desire to rival Hollywood on the international film front is practically complete, this family friendly CGI fantasy was at one point the highest grossing film in Chinese history until usurped … Continue reading Monster Hunt

The Village Of No Return (Jian wang cun)

The Village Of No Return (Jian wang cun) Taiwan/China (2017) Dir. Chen Yu-hsun Memories are an important part of our lives. We can bask in the fond glow of the good or learn from the mistakes of the bad. But if someone offered you the chance to wipe away those negative memories would you take … Continue reading The Village Of No Return (Jian wang cun)

Three…Extremes II (aka Three) (Saam gaang)

Three…Extremes II (aka Three)(Saam gaang) Hong Kong/Korea/Thailand (2002) Dirs. Kim Ji-Woon, Peter Chan & Nonzee Nimibutr When is a sequel not a sequel? When it was made first! Confused? Allow me to elucidate - the first Three Extremes (Saam gaang yi) film from 2004 is actually a sequel of sorts to this film - originally … Continue reading Three…Extremes II (aka Three) (Saam gaang)

Aberdeen (Heung gong jai)

Aberdeen (Heung gong jai) Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Ho-Cheung Pang The past - we can forget about it and move on or we can be forever haunted by it. Either option has no definite solution as different circumstances dictate different outcomes, which is what Hong Kong’s enfant terrible director Ho-Cheung Pang explores in Aberdeen, his … Continue reading Aberdeen (Heung gong jai)

Princess & Seven Kung Fu Masters (Xiào Gōng Zhèn Wǔ Lín)

  Princess & Seven Kung Fu Masters (Xiào Gōng Zhèn Wǔ Lín) Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Wong Jing During the early days of Republic era China, the Japanese have invaded with only warlord General Lin (Sammo Hung) resisting a take over and refusing to betray his country. The one place in Lam’s region that has … Continue reading Princess & Seven Kung Fu Masters (Xiào Gōng Zhèn Wǔ Lín)