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She was so young, very sad news I wasn't aware of.

 

Thanks for the clip.

No problem. Since you didn't hear about her death, it was known that it was her husband who stabbed her over jealousy. I am sure if she was still alive, we'd still see her kicking butt today.

 

Here's two I would love to see again: Zhang Lanxin (aka Zheng Mengyu), Chinese tae kwon do champion and Caitlin Dechelle, XMA protege of Mike Chaturantabut. They have a pretty good fight in Jackie Chan's Chinese Zodiac. I know Zhang was recently in Who Am I? 2015 and Dechelle is active as a stunt performer these days, not to mention she just won a major tournament in the ISKA women's weapons division earlier this year in Orlando (it was broadcast live in ESPN2).

 

 

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I hope Lady Bloodfight comes out soon because after seeing this and her performance as Android 18 in the pilot of Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, I'm starting to like Amy Johnston

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Secret Executioner said:

Gotta say she definitely looks the part for a live-action Android 18. :BL-4YouDaMan:  

Agreed. I almost see the Borg from Star Trek Voyager too... 

I am sure I've seen Maggie Cheung cut loose, but I cannot remember where (Was it Heroic Trio?)

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17 hours ago, Lady Jin Szu-Yi said:

Agreed. I almost see the Borg from Star Trek Voyager too... 

I am sure I've seen Maggie Cheung cut loose, but I cannot remember where (Was it Heroic Trio?)

Yes, she does some butt kicking in both Heroic Trio and its sequel, Executioners. 

Here's the DBZ Light of Hope Pilot, where Amy plays Android 18

 

 

 

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Kara Hui may be retired from action films, but she worked on a TV miniseries in 2017 - from today's Twitter Asian Film Strike - "Poster of Patrick Kong's Stained, a FOX [Networks Group] mini-series starring Kara Hui & Anthony Wong" and produced by actor Andy Lau.  'Stained' is a Hong Kong "police procedural miniseries, based on true events"; sounds like it could be an action series.  Fox Networks Group is making "high-end original miniseries in Asia" for ten million subscribers in Asia outside of China, and for about a billion viewers inside China through its partnership with Tencent's Penguin Pictures. 

It's hard to tell if she has completely retired from appearing in movies either.  Upcoming movies or current 2017 movies where Kara Hui is listed in the cast include:  Sons of the Neon Night (a gangster movie from Juno Mak); 77 Heartbreaks (a romance from Herman Yau); Blinding Souls (horror film from Can Pang Chun); and Death Ouija 2 (horror movie from Simon Lui).  She could have done her filming for these movies prior to 2017.

77 Heartbreaks opened in Asia June 6, 2017.  Youtube trailer -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ffyxGjiqqk

Death Ouija 2 opened in Asia March 10, 2017.  Youtube trailer -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FFZNhRVMHA

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Hui Yin-hong has not retired from movies or TV, she says she has stepped back from action roles due to age and injury with MRS K being the final full blown hurrah into action

She's still working on various film & TV shows

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But she won't keep too busy with acting, will she?  She still wants to take time to paint.  I notice that, of the 5 most recent movies listed on her IMDB page, two are horror, and in the other three, she plays a mother.  She won awards in 2009 for her portrayal of a mother in the film At the End of Daybreak.  

The latest movie I've found for Kara Hui is The Bold, The Corrupt and the Beautiful, a crime drama from Yang Ya-che, posted on - https://twitter.com/AsianFilmStrike  Kara Hui plays "Madame Tang [who] colludes and mediates between the government and the private businesses for the benefits of her all-female family.  One case does not go according to plan, and an entire family close to Madame Tang fall victim to a gruesome murder."  The movie opens in Taiwan on November 24, 2017.  Trailer here - 

 

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On 15/09/2017 at 3:22 PM, Chu Liu Hsiang said:

Just read that Shaw actress Chin Ping has passed on September 6, at the age of 68 :(  Rest well, Little Apple

http://hktopten.blogspot.de/2017/09/20170910-shaw-star-chin-ping-passed.html

So sad news !

The first movie I saw her in was The 12 gold medallions in a cinema when I was 14 years old and I was impressed by her performance in this movie and later, when I found a VHS of it, I bought it at once !

She was very touching in The  rainbow and in Swan song. Another Shaws' great actress who left us...

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Update on Kara Hui (Kara Wai on IMDB) - IMDB has her listed in two movies for 2018.  Tracy is a 2018 Hong Kong movie, but there is little about it on IMDB except the cast list:  Kara Hui, Philip Keung (who has been in lots of movies since 1993), Aaron Chow, Siu Hin Ng, and Jennifer Yu.  Blinding Souls (Hong Kong movie released in 2018) is a horror movie set on a university campus, where the Japanese did "cruel human experiments" during WW II.  More recently some girls have disappeared mysteriously, and human bones have been dug up from under a century-old tree.  Winter is Hope, in which Kara Hui plays a mother, is an undated movie still listed as being in post-production, though a trailer for the Cannes Film Festival was released in 2013.    

Here's a movie being filmed in 2018.  "Shaw Yue, Kara Hui, Jess Li & Tu Men will star in Henry Wong's fantasy adventure MR. MONSTER, shooting this summer [2018] and produced by Derek Kwok."  News for June 7, on https://twitter.com/AsianFilmStrike, with four b&w images, including one with Kara Hui.   

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Additional movies for Kara Hui movies in 2018.  She is in "Anthony Chan's music drama, House of the Rising Sons" [aka Xiong Di Ban], about young men who'd rather play their music than work in construction or sell barbecue pork or anything else.  The movie has its world premiere at the 2018 NYAFF.  Its Hong Kong release date is July 20th.  Cast also includes Simon Yam, Kenny Bee, Alan Tam, Elaine Jin, Liu Kai Chi and Carlos Chan.  Posted on June 12 at https://twitter.com/AsianFilmStrike   House of the Rising Sons trailer - 

According to chinesemov.com, Kara Hui is also in two other movies set for release in 2018 - the Hong Kong family drama, A Life of Papers (Zhi Pi Po Po), and a Chinese mystery thriller, Catching Crazy (Zhua Kuang) directed by Zhou Zhenrong.  The cast of Catching Crazy also includes Zhou Xianxin, who has been in quite a few TV series. 

Kara Hui's older brother, Austin Wai Tin Chi, appeared in several Shaw Brothers movies, including Five Super Fighters and Killer Constable.  He died in October 2012 in Beijing at the age of 55.  He had been suffering from health problems.  News from http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=437  and https://www.jaynestars.com/news/obituary-austin-wai-brother-of-kara-hui-dies-at-55/

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