Jimmy Wang Yu

The Man From Hong Kong: A Dangerous Action Movie

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Zhang Yimou’s recent Great Wall shows that, with audiences and producers alike, there’ll always be a weird fascination to East-meets-West action flicks. When the kung fu movie boom of the 1970s shot Chinese cinema into the Western spotlight, international producers rushed to get in on it. Eager to capitalise on a bottomless audience appetite …

6th Old School Kung Fu Fest, April 8-10, 2016

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It’s that time again. Not only is Spring in the air, but a bunch of cinematic kung fu warriors will be too, coming to brilliant life on a New York City screen via rare 35MM film prints! Subway Cinema, the group that’s also responsible for the annual New York Asian Film Festival, is teaming up with The Metrograph Theater, and treating Asian action cinema fans to another …

Jimmy Wang Yu Suffers Second Stroke

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Hong Kong movie star/director Jimmy Wang Yu, well known to fans for his roles in classics like ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1967) and MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (1976), has suffered a second stroke and is currently in stable condition in the Intensive Care unit of a Bangkok, hospital. Wang Yu, who turned 72 this January 1st, collapsed …

13th New York Asian Film Festival

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For the past few years, the staff of Subway Cinema has focused their attention with introducing and bringing awareness for films from the Far East. The non-profit organization was founded in 2000 with the commitment of expanding and admiration for Asian films and culture. They have continued to be a present in the state of New York with fans …

Master of the Flying Guillotine – Retrospect

Thumbnail image for Master of the Flying Guillotine – Retrospect December 11, 2010

In 1975 the world was a very different place. I was only three years old (and no doubt adorable). Gerald Ford was President of the United States and Bill Gates was just starting Microsoft. The Volkswagen Rabbit was introduced in the United States. In entertainment, Saturday Night Live premiered. More importantly to me, the home version of Pong was released …