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Category 'Hong Kong'

Infernal Affairs (HK 2002)

Director : Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
Produced by : Andrew Lau
Production Design : Choo Sung Pong,Wong Ching Ching
Costume Designers : Lee Pik Kwan
Photography : Andrew Lau, Lai Yun Fai
Visual Consultant : Christopher Doyle
Stunt Coordinator : Nansun Shi, John Chong
Screenplay by : Alan Mak, Felix Chong
Cast : Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Andy Lau, Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang

Synopsis
Its about Yan (Tony Leung) who is a police undercover in the Triads while Ming (Andy Lau) is in the reversal of a triad undercover in the police department. Leading parallel but opposite lives, both feel the tremendous pressure trapped in their false and dangerous surroundings.

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When the Hong Kong movie industry is in a slump, Infernal Affairs popped out to shock the world with this new thriller by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. Star-studded with prolific actors like Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Anthony Wong and Eric Tsang, Infernal Affairs is an all-cast blockbluster. Infernal Affairs has won the many awards in the Hong Kong Film Award, which includes Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, etc. This film is probably one of the best in the history of Hong Kong films. There will be a Western remake of Infernal Affairs which called “The Departed”, starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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House of Fury (HK 2005)

Director : Stephen Fung
Cast : Anthony Wong, Stephen Fung, Michael Wong, Gillian Chung, Daniel Wu, Charlene Choi and Wu Ma.

Synopsis
Yue Siu Bo is a former secret agent turned chiropractor who thought he left his past behind. However, his past catches up to him as a rogue agent demands to know the whereabouts of an agent. This agent captures Yue Siu Bo and its up to his kids to find this agent and save their dad.

Review
by Edward Tang

I’ve literally seen about 1000 Anthony Wong films in the last few months and this guy doesn’t seem to stop. I’m sure he doesn’t give a shit about scripts anymore, because lets face it, he’s a f*ckin’ actor! He’s been in so many classic films, it’s hard not to like the guy just a little bit. Since I’m a fan, I’ll usually see whatever he’s got to offer and of course I had to check out House of Fury.
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Bodyguard From Beijing (HK 1994)

Director : Corey Yuen/Kazuya Konaka
Cast : Jet Li, Christy Chung, Kent Cheng and Collin Chou

Synopsis

Jet Li is a bodyguard from Beijing, assigned to protect an eye-witness (Christie Chung) of a mass murder case. In the process, Christie Chung tends to fall in love with Jet Li….

Review
by Edward Tang

Jet Li and Corey Yuen have made a few films together including one of my favorite films in “Fong Sai Yuk” and others that are horrible. But the apply titled “Defender” or “Bodyguard from Beijing is a loose remake of the Whitney Houston bore fest. I’m impressed for the most part with this film because it has some great action sequences, but totally gets bogged down in the typical fare. You’ve got the bumbling fat sidekick, the fiends bad guy, the typically useless girl, the little kid who gets in the way, and the hero who accomplishes all of his goals. This film is good for the action, but it seemed to try and build a romance that just didn’t feel good with us at the end.

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A Better Tomorrow (HK 1986)

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Director : John Woo
Cast : Ti Lung, Chow Yun Fat, Leslie Cheung, Emily Chu, Waise Lee, Fui-On Shing, Kenneth Tsang.

Synopsis
This story is the tale of two brothers: one a successful counterfeiter and the younger a fledgling graduate of the HK police academy. The plot revolves around the split when the younger brother learns the other is a criminal and the efforts of the criminal brother to reform. Along the way are plenty of heists, double-crosses, and shoot outs.

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A Better Tomorrow II (HK 1987)

Director : John Woo

Cast : Chow Yun-Fat, Ti Lung, Dean Shek, Leslie Cheung, Emily Chu, San Kwan, Kenneth Tsang and Fui-On Shing.

Synopsis
In this sequel, Ho (Ti Lung) initially refuses to go undercover to bust the gang he used to work for in exchange for his release from prison. He only accepts after his little brother, the policeman Kit (Leslie Cheung) accepts the assignment. Meanwhile in New York, Ken Gor (Chow Yun-Fat), the twin brother of Mark Gor from the 1st movie, shelters the boss of the gang, who has had to flee after it is taken over by a more aggressive leadership.

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