Blu-Ray Review – The Dead And The Deadly

The Dead And The Deadly (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Eureka Entertainment) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. Release Date – November 21st Loyalty from friends is something most people hope for but only a few really enjoy. I’m not talking about giving you a lift somewhere or buying nice presents for your birthday, but … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Dead And The Deadly

Movie Review – The Seventh Curse

The Seventh Curse (Yuen Chun Hap yu Wai See Lee) Hong Kong (1986) Dir. Lam Ngai Kai Being a hero isn’t all it is cracked up to be, especially if it is you who ends up needing to be saved! You might think perhaps a change in occupation is required, or maybe it was simply … Continue reading Movie Review – The Seventh Curse

Movie Review – Coffin Homes (Gwai tung nei jyu)

Coffin Homes (Gwai tung nei jyu) Hong Kong (2021) Dir. Fruit Chan Everything is getting more expensive these days, from the food we eat to the energy we need to cook it with. Hong Kong has the reputation for having the priciest places to live, which ordinary folk simply can’t afford. The solution? Subdivide apartments … Continue reading Movie Review – Coffin Homes (Gwai tung nei jyu)

Movie Review – Duel To The Death

Duel To The Death (Xian si jue) Hong Kong (1983) Dir. Ching Siu-tung National pride is something that drives international sporting competitions such as the Olympics or the World Cup. Whilst the tone of such events these days is relatively friendly, it wasn’t always the case - in the days of yore, rival countries would … Continue reading Movie Review – Duel To The Death

Movie Review – Once Upon A Time In China V

Once Upon A Time In China V (Wong Fei Hung chi neung: Lung shing chim pa) Hong Kong/China (1994) Dir. Tsui Hark You get the impression film producers can’t see past their own delusion when it comes to milking a franchise dry. When the fourth instalment of the Once Upon A Time In China series … Continue reading Movie Review – Once Upon A Time In China V

Movie Review – Full Alert

Full Alert (Go do gaai bei) Hong Kong (1997) Dir. Ringo Lam Cops and robbers. It’s a simple premise to start a crime story with - the good guy (cop) chases after the bad guy (robber), catches him, puts him in prison, the end. Except it isn’t always that straightforward, especially when neither the cop … Continue reading Movie Review – Full Alert

Movie Review – The Flag Of Iron

The Flag Of Iron (Tie qi men) Hong Kong (1980) Dir. Chang Cheh Martial arts isn’t all about kicking the crud out of people or defying gravity with flips and jumps, there is a code of honour to adhere to as well. In the old days of Ancient China, it was unforgiveable for a fighter … Continue reading Movie Review – The Flag Of Iron

Movie Review – My Young Auntie

My Young Auntie (Zhang bei) Hong Kong (1981) Dir. Lau Kar-Leung Respecting a position of authority is hard when that person is younger than you are. In some countries, this sense of hierarchy is attached to members of the family as well as society in general - i.e. respecting your elders, and some people find … Continue reading Movie Review – My Young Auntie

Movie Review – Caught In Time

Caught In Time (Chu bao) Hong Kong/China (2020) Dir. Lau Ho-Leung “Persistence without respite” We’re always told that patience is a virtue which must be a vital requirement for anyone joining the police force - after all, who else could handle long fruitless stakeouts or undertake painstaking mission to catch a master criminal. But ten … Continue reading Movie Review – Caught In Time

Movie Review – Legendary Weapons Of China

Legendary Weapons Of China (Shi ba ban wu yi) Hong Kong (1982) Dir. Lau Kar-Leung Moving with the times is very important otherwise we run the risk of being left behind and unable to integrate with a modernised society. This doesn’t mean one can’t still be respectful of the past or keep hold of some … Continue reading Movie Review – Legendary Weapons Of China