Thunderbolt (Pik lik foh)

Thunderbolt (Pik lik foh) Hong Kong (1995) Dir. Gordon Chan Kung Fu and motor racing, not a combination that would immediately spring to mind but in the crazy world of cinema anything goes. And if anybody is bold enough to give it a go, it would be martial arts legend and car fan Jackie Chan. … Continue reading Thunderbolt (Pik lik foh)

God Of War

God Of War (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Well Go USA) Running Time: 129 minutes approx. You have to hand it to the Chinese - they do historical films arguably better than anyone else, at least on an aesthetic and immersive front. Even if the historical accuracy is open to question, at least we … Continue reading God Of War

Tales From The Dark 2

Tales From The Dark 2 Hong Kong (2013) Dirs. Gordon Chan, Laurence Ah Mon & Teddy Robin Kwan As far as follow ups go, this second horror omnibus based on the short stories from noted novelist Lillian Lee hit the screens a mere five weeks after its predecessor, clearly not bothering to wait to see … Continue reading Tales From The Dark 2

The Four

The Four (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal Pictures UK) Running time: 114 minutes approx. In Ancient China the state security division known as Department Six, fronted by Fourth Constable Han Long (Michael Tong) and supported by a group of female martial artists, are sent to investigate a coin cast stolen from the Imperial Mint. … Continue reading The Four

Mural (Hua-Bi)

  Mural (Hua-Bi) China (2011) Dir. Gordon Chan Zhu Xiaolian (Deng Chao) is a scholar travelling to the capital with his servant Hou Xia (Bao Beier) to take an examination. They get into a fracas with a bandit Meng Longtan (Collin Chou) who they chase to a Taoist temple run by Monk Budong (Eric Tsang). … Continue reading Mural (Hua-Bi)