Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi)

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi) Hong Kong/China (2018) Dir. Yuen Woo-Ping Q: When is an Ip Man film not an Ip Man film? A: When Ip Man isn’t in it! Don’t worry though, this is a spin-off from the Ip Man film trilogy starring Donnie Yen, which luckily … Continue reading Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi)

The Postman Strikes Back (Xun cheng ma)

The Postman Strikes Back (Xun cheng ma) Hong Kong (1982) Dir. Ronny Yu I might as well tell you now, the titular postman isn’t your average Royal Mail worker seeking revenge against the noisy terrier at No. 27 that has a habit of jumping up at the door every time he makes a delivery. Nor … Continue reading The Postman Strikes Back (Xun cheng ma)

Return Of The One-Armed Swordsman (Du bei dao Wang)

Return Of The One-Armed Swordsman (Du bei dao Wang) Hong Kong (1969) Dir. Chang Cheh Encouraged no doubt by the enormous box office success of 1967’s classic The One-Armed Swordsman, the Shaw Brothers and director Chang Cheh not unsurprisingly went into sequel mode to see if lightning would strike twice. Spoiler - of course it … Continue reading Return Of The One-Armed Swordsman (Du bei dao Wang)

Tai Chi II aka Tai Chi Boxer (Tai ji quan)

Tai Chi II aka Tai Chi Boxer (Tai ji quan) Hong Kong (1996) Dir. Yuen Woo-Ping In case you are wondering what happened to Tai Chi I, well it doesn’t exactly exist...sort of. It was supposed to be a follow up of sorts to Yuen Woo-Ping’s 1993 film Tai Chi Master starring Jet Li (originally … Continue reading Tai Chi II aka Tai Chi Boxer (Tai ji quan)

The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)

  The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi) China/Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Wong Kar Wai After two action packed and successful films starring Donnie Yen and an unrelated prequel directed by Herman Yau, one has to wonder if there is really room for another Yip Man bio pic? Arty auteur Wong Kar Wai seems to think … Continue reading The Grandmaster (Yi dai zong shi)