Hong Kong

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung – Gui da gui AKA Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1980)

After an official is nearly caught sleeping with a woman by her husband, he hires a greedy sorcerer to do away with the not-so-courageous man. Corpses hop, kung fu fighters are possessed, and all manner of spooky, supernatural action occurs. Read More »

Tun Fei Mou – Hei tai yang: Nan Jing da tu sha AKA Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre (1995)

Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre is an uncompromising portrayal of the war crimes perpetrated by the Japanese Imperial Army upon the Chinese military and civilian population of Nanking during the occupation of the city. Hailed by critics as one of the most disturbing films ever released, Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre is unflinching in its depiction of the barbaric cruelty with which the occupying army raped, pillaged and terrorized the defeated populace. Read More »

Chih-Hung Kuei – Xie AKA Hex (1980)

Synopsis:
A cruel, twisted husband (Wang Rong) has made life a living Hell for his sickly wife (Tien Ni), a habit that extends to new family servant Chan Si Kai, who’s initially brought on to help care for the wife, but grows to help her in another way entirely! The two conspire to murder the husband and dispose of his body, but what starts as a murder-revenge plot ultimately becomes a tale of the undead! Read More »

Clara Law – Qiu yue AKA Autumn Moon (1992)

A young video camera-wielding Japanese tourist traveling alone in Hong Kong pursues a tentative relationship with a Chinese teenager planning to join her family in Canada. Wai invites the young man to join her for a spectacular home-cooked meal made by her 80-year old grandmother. As their platonic friendship develops, the subtle relationships between generations, upheavals in traditional Hong Kong society and the clash between Asian cultural identities are explored with considerable warmth, charm and humor. Read More »

Ho-Cheung Pang – Yi sa bui lai AKA Isabella (2006)

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A Macao police officer’s bachelor life is interrupted by the daughter he never knew he fathered. Read More »

Mu Chu & Hai-Feng Wei – Diao shou guai zhao AKA Snake Fist Fighter AKA Master with Cracked Fingers (1973)

Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows up to be quite good, though he keeps his knowledge a secret until he is forced to fight by an extortion ring that’s putting the squeeze on his uncle’s restaurant. Read More »

Patrick Tam – Fu zi aka After This Our Exile [Director’s Cut] (2006)

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This film tells the tale of a young boy whose mother abandons the family after years of abuse at the father’s hands. The boy, loyal and unwilling to see his father in a negative light, turns to crime in order to support his father’s vices. Read More »