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  1. Jet Li's Fist of Legend 1994😀
  2. So I notice as a longtime fan of Hong Kong cinema in General Louis Koo and Andy Lau use to mostly play second or third tier characters in films during the 1990's and early 2000's. It seems the last 5 years or so they star in a lead role in nearly every major film in the territory. I also notice they appear in quite a few mainland movies. Does anyone else notice this? and if anyone does why do you think two middle age actors became so popular this late into their careers?
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    Andy Lau and Louis Koo are in everything?

    Apparently I haven't seen as many Andy Lau movies as I should have lol. I totally forgot about Simon Yam. You are right that guy is literally in everything or damn near everything.
  4. Even though the story for this movie was weak, The action was insanely awesome. I watched it with my brother and Cousin and we laughed our asses off at the last two fights of the film.
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    Police Story 2 (1988)

    I definitely agree about the Hong Kong Version being better. I remember my brother and I watched the Japanese cut two years ago and my brother fell asleep because it got so boring lol. I on the other hand stay awake during a movie no matter what and I finished it. It's still a great movie no matter what version you watch but the Hong Kong version is definitely the winner.
  6. Weird I always thought he was in the first one lol I guess I did get it mixed up with the the second one. It's so weird though I swore that guy was in the first one I watched. Thank you guys for helping me remember properly lol( I have also only seen part 2 once)
  7. So this may be the dumbest post I ever make but hear me out lol. So I first saw Tony Jaa's the protector on Amazon instant video a few years ago. It was the American cut. A year later I bought the u.s Blu-ray which has the Thai cut and the U.S cut. So I remember a character in the Amazon instant video version who was Tony Jaa's friend in the movie. He lived in the same village in the begining and he gets kidnaped and later on coming to find out is responsible for his elephant getting stolen. The problem is I can't find any scenes with this character online or anywhere! It was in the Amazon video version but not in my Blu-ray. My brother also vividly remembers the character. I know I am not delusional ,so does anyone else remember this character? I can't even find a summary online that mentions the character. Is this the Mandella effect? Or am I just not researching hard enough?
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    WELCOME BACK! Questions & Answers Thread

    I am so grateful the forum is back! I felt life something was missing in my free time when I couldn't view the site lol
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    Unpopular opinion thread

    I think crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,House of Flying daggers, and Hero are boring....
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    Jackie Chan's Dark Side

    Ya it's definitely is disappointing that Jackie Chan is a jerk in real life. I had heard before he was a drunken womanizer. Although I still enjoy his movies to death. I try to remember that what see you see on the screen is a character and not the actor's real personality.
  11. So as I was purchasing Spl2 last night from Yesasia I noticed under preorders they had last hero in China On blu ray remastered. I have been waiting so freaking long for someone to come along and re release the movie. Are you guys excited or was last hero in china not one of your favorites? http://www.yesasia.com/global/1045549754-0-0-0-en/info.html
  12. Knockabout was the last one I watched. The jump rope fight scene at the end makes it a classic alone
  13. I believe the term V Cinema is still used for some direct to video productions in Japan.The only series i"m aware of nowadays that are still referred to it would be The Super Sentai series V Cinema films and Kamen Rider V Cinema Films.
  14. Since Jet Li ruled the 90"s this list isn't gonna be very diverse lol Fist Of Legend Fong Sai Yuk Last hero in China Once upon a time in China 2 Iron Monkey Legend of the Wolf Drunken Master 2 My Father is a Hero Skinny tiger Fatty Dragon Wing Chun
  15. My top 10 is in no particular order. Knockabout The Young Master 8 Diagram Pole Fighter Heroes of the East Return to the 36th Chamber The Victim Snake in the Eagles Shadow Drunken Master Magnificent Butcher Dirty Ho Fist of Fury
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    1080p Kung Fu Films

    I'm sort of in a love hate relationship with 1080P as far as classic kung fu movies go. I love modern day Kung fu Films obviously in HD and even full blown remasters but I believe 1080p has ruined the magic of a lot of older movies. When I was a kid Tai Chi Master and New Legend of shaolin were amazing on Vhs on an old tube Tv. I bought Tai Chi Master on Bluray and I could see wires on nearly every fight seen.As for New legend of Saolin the netflix version had an Hd streaming option and once again more wires were visible. I don't know if I was just a naive kid who couldn't see them or If the hd elements literally revealed more in the films.
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    WELCOME BACK! Questions & Answers Thread

    God Ive missed this forum So glad it's back!
  18. So I was reading an article online the other day that said during the 80"s and early to mid 90"s many Hong Kong based film directors and actors had associations with Triads. I also read that Jet Li"s agent was murdered by triads and he made a few movies that were funded by them(i know sounds like a movie lmao) The article claimed that the industry declined during the mid 90"s, so many of the triads left it because the money dried up? Does anybody know how true this is?Also does anybody think if it is true that this explains the abundance of gangster films between the mid 80"s and early 90"s? I also read that the Japanese film industry was the same for awhile until the police and government started cracking down on Yakuza.
  19. Damn that's depressing well at least I know now that I have to find an unedited version.It sucks because I always dug the movie and never realised how edited it was I"m hoping when I get the uncut it will be like a whole new experience.
  20. I am usually pretty good about researching about which hong Kong films are edited by the company that releases them but Recently A friend of mine told me that the Dragon Dynasty Bluray of Fong Sai Yuk that I own is edited?Is this true?I got it in a triple pack with Fist of Legend and Tai Chi Master last Christmas.If it's only edited by so many seconds I don't care but when I do start caring is when minutes start getting cut out. That's why I like to order Kam And Ronson Bluray editions of my favorite classics because I don't have to worry about them being edited even though they are just basic upscales.
  21. Wow that's crazy. I had no idea how far down the rabbit hole this topic went:squigglemouth: I also looked up that Charles Heung Wah-Keung guy and it seems like he had his hand in everything back in the day and still does a fair amount in the present. Its a little disheartening seeing that this man is responsible for some of my favorite movies lol I'm glad to see though that John Woo in reality had nothing to do with that stuff
  22. Definitely I would love to hear more quotes! This topic fascinates me.
  23. So I have been back into Martial arts films particularly ones from Hong Kong now for about a year. When I was a kid in the late 90's my dad and I watched a crap ton and it wasn't until last summer My interest got re sparked after watching Hard Boiled for the First time. I am doing good on keeping up with current Hong Kong and martial arts films from this decade and last decade but I feel like Ive exhausted all of my options for martial arts movies between the late 1960's and late 1990's. I know there's got to be some classics I'm over looking but its hard to tell because I have watched so many over the last 11 months. I am in desperate need of recommendations here's a list of what I have seen so far. They will be in order by actor for most of them. I know most of them are fairly mainstream lol i'm still a noob. Hand of Death, Dragon fist, Killer Meteors,Dragon lord,Drunken Master 1 and 2 , Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, The Fearless Hyena, Project A 1 and 2, Wheels on Meals, Heart of Dragon, Police Story 1-4 , Twin Dragons, Rumble in the Bronx, Mr Nice Guy, Gorgeous, Once Upon a time in China 1-3, Fong Sai Yuk 1 and 2, Swordsman 2, Tai Chi Master, Kung Fu Cult Master, My father is a hero, The bodyguard from Beijing, High Risk, Fist of Legend, Black Mask, Hitman, The New Legend of Shaolin, Last Hero in China, Martial Arts of Shaolin, The Master, Tiger Cage 2, In the Line of Duty 4: Witness,Mismatched Couples, Iron Monkey, Wing Chun, Legend of the Wolf, Ballistic Kiss, Shanghai Affairs, 36 chambers of Shaolin, Dirty ho, Legendary weapons of China, Mad Monkey Kung fu, 8 Diagram Pole fighter,Heroes of the east, The Iron Fisted Monk, Enter the Fat Dragon, Game of Death, Enter The Dragon, Fist of Fury,Way of the Dragon, The Big Boss, Dragon Claws, A better tomorrow 1 and 2, Bullet in the Head, The Killer, Hard Boiled, Once a Thief,Just Heroes,Hard Target,Bloodsport,Kickboxer, Various Steven Steven Seagal movies not really a fan of his though.
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    In need of Classic Suggestions

    Thank you for the suggestions guys! I saw Prodigal son pop up quite a bit between the links you posted and the personal favorites you guys listed so I watched it last night. I thought it was a pretty badass movie. Since there is quite a few movies on the list you guys posted are there any particular classics from the 90's you guys would recommend that aren't listed on mine?
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    In need of Classic Suggestions

    No unfortunately Every time I watch one I just type it down in my notepad app on my phone lol