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  1. https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-China-Doll-Angela-Ying/dp/B06XWV92ND/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=dvd+angela+mao&qid=1566084667&s=gateway&sr=8-15
  2. Yuen Woo-Ping did the same thing in HEROES AMONG HEROES and FISTS OF THE DOUBLE K. In TO KILL WITH INTRIGUE has a guy wielding a giant club with a face painted on it.
  3. Movies with tonfa in them: Tiger vs. Dragon (1972) Call Me Dragon (1974) Spiritual Kung Fu (1978) Dragon Fist (1978) Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978) Revenge of the Ninja (1983) City Hunter (1993) My Father is a Hero (1995) Les Samourais (2002) SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (2015)
  4. List of weapons used in both films: Heroes of the East ------------------ Saber Two-handed straight sword Katana Yari Spear Three-section staff Nunchaku Tonfa Butterfly Swords Sai Rope Dart Kusari-kama Shurikens, darts, arrows, etc. Legendary Weapons of China -------------------------- Spear Staff Halberd Trident Jian; Dao (and Shuangdao) Daggers Chain Whip Crutch/Tonfa Axe Melon Hammer Hooks Rattan Shield Butterfly Swords Fists Monk's Spade Three-Section Staff Kwan Do
  5. That's Kim Maree Penn in IN THE LINE OF DUTY V: MIDDLE MAN.
  6. Jackie Chan briefly uses one against Shek Kin in YOUNG MASTER. A supporting character in SNAKE AND CRANE ARTS OF SHAOLIN wields a pipe. That film also features Nora Miao fighting with a flute and a clan leader who fights with a pair of stress balls.
  7. I believe those are called Emei Piercers. They also show up in KNIFE OF DEVIL'S ROARING AND SOUL MISSING with Dorian Tan Tao-Liang.
  8. I like how the film suggests that Jeet Kune Do was invented in order to defeat Legendary Superkicker Hwang Jang Lee. But yeah, there's a lot of quality fighting in this film.
  9. DrNgor

    The Wife of Run Run

    We're they separated/divorced? Or was it still possible to be involved in polygamous relationships at the time?
  10. 2000 A.D. (Hong Kong, 2000: Gordon Chan) - Another one of those late 90s/early 00s action movies from Hong Kong full slick production values, attractive people and watered-down action meant to attract viewers in foreign markets. This one has a nerdy, kung fu-saavy game developer (Aaron Kwok) avenging the murder of his brother (Ray Lui, of Flash Point) at the hands of corrupt CIA agents, led by Andrew Lin (The Blacksheep Affair). Along for the ride is his brother's fiancée (Phyllis Quek--I love how the Chinese give their children Anglicized names that have long fallen out of favor in the West...like how they've given us two directors and an actor named "Bosco"), his best friend (Daniel Wu, who's also a nerdy kung fu-saavy game developer), and his girlfriend (Gigi Choi). The MacGuffin is a computer program that can hack into otherwise unhackable places and destroy their files. This movie is not very good. There are two decent action sequences, courtesy of Yuen Tak. One is a shootout in a car garage. The other is a fight atop a building between Kwok and Lin, with a Singaporean cop joining the fun. The rest is annoying and illogical. And can someone tell me what the opening sequence with the jets has to do with anything that comes after? Also, the music rarely fits the mood of the scene it accompanies, and the final high-energy pop song is at complete odds with everything we've heard before. Moreover, the CGI is atrocious. Gordon Chan's work is so inconsistent, I can't help but think that Fist of Legend was either a fluke, or that its success had more to do with Jet Li and Yuen Woo-Ping than it did with Chan himself. If you want late 90s HK action, stick with Who Am I? and The Blacksheep Affair.
  11. What Hong Kong productions have come out this year so far that might reel in a nomination next year?
  12. I wonder if anyone still says Michelle Khan instead of Michelle Yeoh. I also wonder if any fan rolls their eyes whenever another fan writes "Bruce Li" instead of "Jimmy Ho Chung-Tao", "Bruce Le" instead of "Huang Kin-Lung", and "Bruce Liang" instead of "Leung Siu-Lung."
  13. That actually happened to a friend. He made a comment about how the film was entertaining, despite the suit not being the best, and an older "superfan" (guy who's well-known in fan circles) got all defensive and pissy about it, acting as if he was disrespecting old school special FX on the whole.
  14. I tend to not encounter this so much in kung fu fandom circles, as opposed to kaiju eiga circles, where fans can easily become arrogant, angry, self-important douches if you trigger them the right way (like saying something disparaging about any movie made before 1975). Everybody here is really cool, even if we don't see eye to eye on wire issues (or the greatness of Seven Steps of Kung Fu). There is an exception or two, but no pretentious bags of d***s here.
  15. Naked Weapon (Hong Kong, 2002: Tony Ching Siu-Tung) - Sort of a remake of the 1992 classic Naked Killer, but with plot elements that would show up in Azumi a year later. Forty young girls are kidnapped by the evil Madam M (Almen Wong, of Her Name is Cat) and trained to be ruthless, sexy assassins. The three that graduate the "Quarter Quell" are Maggie Q, her borderline-lesbian friend Anya (of Kung Fu Killer II), and Jewell Lee (the high-kicking hitwoman in Fist Power). Those three are sent into the world to commit high-profile assassinations, with federal agent Daniel Wu and Japanese criminal Ryuichi (Andrew Lin, of The Blacksheep Affair) on their tail. The action is typical Ching Siu-Tung fare: lots of flipping, twisting, posing, wires, stunt doubles, and balletic swordplay (with machetes). It's basically the action sequences from The Heroic Trio and The Blacksheep Affair cranked up to 11. I found the action entertaining, as I don't hold Ching Siu-Tung's work up to the same standard as I do Corey Yuen, Yuen Woo-Ping and Sammo Hung. If he does over-the-top wire action in a Ching Siu-Tung film, I don't complain. It's always been his style and I know he won't change for the likes of me. I'm surprised this film got passed up for a nomination for Best Action Choreography, as it has more and better action than Infernal Affairs; Princess D; and The Touch played consecutively...twice. One big flaw is the infamous rape sequence. Almen Wong invites the surviving assassins to a special dinner after having killed all their "classmates." She then drugs them and has her guards rape them. First of all, WTF!!?? Second, WTF!!?? Finally, Almen's explanation that the purpose is to get them ready to engage in unpleasant kinkiness as the job might require doesn't really make a lot of sense to me. Speaking of sense, this film completely fails on the most basic levels of storytelling. This is strange, considering that Ching was able to handle more complex storytelling in the Chinese Ghost Story and Swordsman films. The central premise of the film makes no sense on any level: a process that spends six years to train a single female assassin, who'll get a million-dollar-a-year-salary and still make enough money to suppor the lavish lifestyle of Madam M, *and* pay for the training of a replacement when she's eventually caught and/or killed, which means another six-year lull. Madam M brings up rules only to break them in the next scene. Daniel Wu exists only to remind us the viewer that the Law Enforcement is somehow involved and also give Maggie Q someone to have a consensual heterosexual sex scene with. The introduction of Andrew Lin as the main villain in the last act completely deflates the tension that should exist between Maggie Q and Madam M, who has had her kidnapped, brainwashed, raped, and stripped of her humanity. Killing Madam M offscreen is the nail in the coffin. This is one of the worst-plotted movies I personally have ever seen. And yet, if you like action and/or have mature sexual fantasies of Maggie Q, then you'll find something to enjoy here.
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