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  1. Mad World (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Mad World (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Eric Tsang (Actor) | Shawn Yue (Actor) | Wong Chun (Director) | Charmaine Fong (Actor)
    Directed by Fresh Wave short film veteran Wong Chun, Mad World is a frank, discomfiting yet remarkably sensitive look at mental illness in Hong Kong. The film tells the tale of Wong Sai-Tung (Shawn Yue), who suffers from bipolar disorder and must acclimate back to the world after a stint in a mental hospital. Tung was committed following a terrible incident involving his mother (Elaine Kam). She had been emotionally and verbally abusive towards Tung, so while a blow-up was understandable, it unfortunately took a much more severe form. Tung now lives in a sub-divided flat with his estranged father Wong (Eric Tsang), who struggles to come to terms with his son's illness. The incident took a... [read more]
  2. Love Off the Cuff (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Love Off the Cuff (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Miriam Yeung (Actor) | Shawn Yue (Actor) | Pang Ho Cheung (Director) | Jiang Meng Jie (Actor)
    Pang Ho-cheung returns to the saga of Jimmy and Cherie with Love off the Cuff, following up on the successful and much-liked 2010 original Love in a Puff and its 2012 sequel Love in the Buff. The film finds Miriam Yeung and Shawn Yue's relationship having moved on somewhat, and the two stars are this time joined by Paul Chun (A Simple Life) and Jiang Mengjie (Sword Master) as Cherie's estranged father and Jimmy's unfeasibly young and attractive godmother respectively. Having had its premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the film has gone on to play at other events around the world, again proving Pang to be one of the most prominent and popular directors working in Hong Kong... [read more]
  3. Vampire Cleanup Department (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Vampire Cleanup Department (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Chin Siu Ho (Actor) | Babyjohn Choi (Actor) | Lin Min Chen (Actor) | Yuen Cheung Yan (Actor)
    There have been several attempts of late to rejuvenate the Hong Kong hopping vampire or kyonshi genre which so was popular in the 1980s and 1990s, including Juno Mak's Rigor Mortis and the Wong Jing-produced Sifu vs Vampire. Sadly, though not without their merits, neither managed to really succeed in bringing the form back to life, leaving it to first time directors Anthony Yan and Chiu Siu Hang to step up and take another stab with their horror comedy Vampire Cleanup Department. Fittingly, the film stars Chin Siu Ho, who turned up a number of hopping vampire outings during the heyday of the form, often alongside the immortal Lam Ching Ying, including the classic Mr. Vampire. Chin is joined... [read more]
  4. The Sleep Curse (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) The Sleep Curse (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Anthony Wong (Actor) | Michelle Wai (Actor) | Gordon Lam (Actor) | Erica Li
    Herman Yau is not only one of Hong Kong's most prolific directors, but one of its most versatile, 2017 having already seen him helm romantic drama 77 Heartbreaks and the Andy Lau blockbuster thriller Shock Wave. His third film of the year arrives in the lurid form of The Sleep Curse, an exploitation shocker harking back to his early Category III-rated classics The Untold Story and Ebola Syndrome, reteaming the director with actor Anthony Wong, something which is sure to excite fans. The film also sees Yau working again with his regular screenwriter Erica Li, who collaborated with him on Nessun Dorma, The Mobfathers and others, co-scripting here along with Eric Lee. Set in 1990, the film... [read more]
  5. White Lies, Black Lies (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) White Lies, Black Lies (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Tiffany Hsu (Actor) | Annie Chen (Actor) | Wang Bo Chieh (Actor) | Lan Wei Hua (Actor)
    Taiwanese writer director Lou Yi-an offers up his third feature White Lies, Black Lies, following on from his 2009 award-winning feature debut A Place of One's Own and The Losers. The film was inspired by a 2010 article by writer Kuan Ren-chien on the famous 1967 Wanhua Chi-tsai Salon Murder, which Lou mines for a complex, ambiguous examination of the notions of truth and morality, which questions the role of the media in modern society. Following its release in Taiwan in 2016, the film won Best Narrative Feature at the Taipei Film Festival, before going on to play at a variety of international festivals. The film begins in dramatic fashion, with the wife of salon owner Su Junjie (Wang... [read more]
  6. Sky On Fire (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Sky On Fire (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Daniel Wu (Actor) | Amber Kuo (Actor) | Joseph Chang (Actor) | Zhang Ruo Yun (Actor)
    Responsible for classics such as Prison on Fire, School on Fire and City on Fire in the 1980s and the likes of Full Alert and The Victim in the 1990s, Ringo Lam has long been hailed as one of the greats of Hong Kong action cinema, known for his explosive yet gritty and character-driven style. Having shot his first feature in 12 years in 2015 with the reasonably well-received Wild City, Lam returns with the fifth instalment in his thematic Fire series, Sky on Fire, another high-octane thriller revolving around a cure for cancer and corruption in the pharmaceutical industry. Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands) stars as Chong Tin Po, who after he loses his wife to cancer takes a job working for... [read more]
  7. Love Contractually (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Love Contractually (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Sammi Cheng (Actor) | Joseph Chang (Actor) | Xian Zi (Actor) | Wang Bo Wen (Actor)
    Sammi Cheng sticks to what she does best with Love Contractually, a romantic comedy which pairs her with popular Taiwanese actor Joseph Chang (recently in Sky on Fire), seeing her playing a hard-nosed female executive who unsurprisingly finds love when she advertises for a new male assistant. The film marks the directorial debut of Liu Guonan, who previously worked for Zhang Yimou on Hero and Curse of the Golden Flower before going on to shoot commercials. As well as Cheng and Chang, the film also features Johnnie To veteran actor Lam Suet, Feng Wenjuan (Operation Mekong), Terrence Yin (Cold War) and singer Xian Zi. Cheng stars as Katrina, the CEO of a fancy insurance company, known for her... [read more]
  8. Godspeed (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Godspeed (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Michael Hui (Actor) | Leon Dai (Actor) | Na Dow (Actor) | Tuo Zong Hua (Actor)
    Taiwanese writer director Chung Mong-hong has been quietly building up a reputation as one of the country's most interesting filmmakers, having won a number of awards at home and abroad since his acclaimed 2008 debut Parking. For his latest offering Godspeed, as with his last film Soul in 2013, which starred martial arts legend Jimmy Wang Yu, Chung has again recruited the services of a much-loved Hong Kong veteran, in this case Michael Hui, arguably the face of Cantonese comedy in the 1970s and 1980s. The film was another critical hit for Chung, garnering a slew of awards and nominations, as well as playing at a long list of festivals around the world. The plot follows Na Dow (played by... [read more]
  9. See You Tomorrow (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) See You Tomorrow (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Angelababy (Yang Ying) (Actor) | Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Kaneshiro Takeshi (Actor) | Eason Chan (Actor)
    The Wong Kar-Wai aesthetic can be light and breezy – as in the much-beloved Chungking Express – but what happens when you replace the word "breezy" with "zany"? You get See You Tomorrow, an over-the-top romance-comedy produced by Wong Kar-Wai that explores the auteur’s pet obsessions while forcefully shoving wackiness down your throat. Originally titled The Ferryman, the film is based on a short story from the collection "I Belonged To You" by Zhang Jiajia, who's also credited as the film adaptation's director. Eternal Wong Kar-Wai leading man Tony Leung Chiu-Wai stars as Chen Mo, who runs a bar called "See You Tomorrow" alongside property owner Guan Chung (Takeshi Kaneshiro). Chen Mo is... [read more]
  10. Heartfall Arises (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Heartfall Arises (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Nicholas Tse (Actor) | Lau Ching Wan (Actor) | Mavis Fan (Actor) | Tong Li Ya (Actor)
    Director Wu Pinru makes his debut with the big budget psychological thriller Heartfall Arises, produced by Wilson Yip. The film has a couple of award-winning megastar leads in Sean Lau Ching Wan and Nicholas Tse, teaming up again four years after the popular thriller The Bullet Vanishes, joined by Tong Liya, Mavis Fan, Babyjohn Choi and Vengo Gao Weiguang. The film opens with Nicholas Tse as detective Ma as he hunts a serial killer nicknamed ‘General’ (Vengo Gao). Although he manages to bring down his quarry, Ma ends up getting shot in the heart, his life only being saved by a transplant. A year and a half later, General seems to have returned from the dead when a series of murders take... [read more]
  11. Special Female Force (2015) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Special Female Force (2015) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Jeana Ho (Actor) | Eliza Sam (Actor) | Cathryn Li (Actor) | Joyce Cheng (Actor)
    Wilson Chin, best known as the mastermind behind the uber-trashy Lan Kwai Fong series, returns with something not terribly different in Special Female Force, a film which basically revolves around scenes of scantily clad women fighting and firing big guns. Described as a tribute to the semi-classic 1980s/90s Hong Kong The Inspector Wears Skirts series franchise, the film boasts a cast of attractive young actresses, including TVB star Eliza Sam (Angel In-the-Making), Jeana Ho (Lan Kwai Fong), Anita Chui (Robbery), Cathryn Lee (Hungry Ghost Ritual), Mandy Ho and Joyce Cheng (iGirl), all of whom spend its running time in varying forms of near-undress. The film opens with the Female Task Force... [read more]
  12. Soul Mate (2016) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) Soul Mate (2016) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) Ma Si Chun (Actor) | Zhou Dong Yu (Actor) | Derek Tsang (Director) | Toby Lee (Actor)
    After years of co-directing features (Lover's Discourse, Lacuna) with Jimmy Wan, Derek Tsang goes it alone for his first solo feature Soul Mate. Based on the popular novel "Qiyue and Ansen" and produced by Peter Chan's We Pictures, Soul Mate is a years-spanning story about a close friendship between two very different girls, Ansen and Qiyue, who first meet at the age of thirteen and would grow to have intertwined lives. Ansen (Li Haofang) is the rebel with the always-on-a-business-trip mother, while Qiyue (Yao Xinyan) is the prim good girl with the loving, always-there parents. That contrast informs their post-middle-school lives; Ansen (Under the Hawthorn Tree sweetheart Zhou Dongyu)... [read more]
  13. I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Feng Xiao Gang (Director) | Fan Bing Bing (Actor) | Gao Ming (Actor) | Zhang Jia Yi (Actor)
    Director Feng Xiaogang is at it again, trolling audiences and institutions with his movies and still coming up smelling like roses. Feng returns with I Am Not Madame Bovary, a (What else?) scathing satire about one woman and her decade-long battle against China's patriarchal society. The insanely beautiful Fan Bingbing successfully frumps it up as Li Xuelian, a common woman looking to sue her husband. She wants to undo their fake divorce, which they arranged to secure a property, so she can remain legally married to him and then divorce him again – all because he shacked up with another woman during the fake divorce. The situation sounds as ridiculous to characters inside the film as it... [read more]
  14. One Night Only (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) One Night Only (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Aaron Kwok (Actor) | Yang Zi Shan (Actor) | Hao Lei (Actor) | Vila Fan (Actor)
    One Night Only sees superstar Aaron Kwok (Cold War 2) playing a desperate gambling addict who spends a crazy night with prostitute Yang Zishan (So Young), the wife of Taiwanese actor Matt Wu (Reign of Assassins), here making his directorial debut. The Taiwan China co-production was produced by Leste Chen (The Heirloom), who also co-scripted with regular collaborators Ren Peng and Chen Zhengdao, and was shot in Bangkok, standing in for the Alderney Chinatown district in the fictional Liberty City. Kwok plays Gao Ye, the film opening with him being released from a stretch in prison, with his pockets empty and with no real prospects for the future. A certified gambling maniac, despite being... [read more]
  15. Nessun Dorma (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Nessun Dorma (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Andy Hui (Actor) | Gordon Lam (Actor) | Janice Man (Actor) | Jacky Cai (Actor)
    Herman Yau, still one of the most prolific and perhaps underrated directors working in Hong Kong, returns with the twisted psychological thriller Nessun Dorma. Named after the famous aria from Puccini's Turandot, the film is based on the novel of the same name by screenwriter Erica Lee, who previously collaborated with Yau on Sara, and who here again scripts. With Janice Man (Helios) taking on a challenging lead role which led to controversy in the press over the film's marketing campaign, the film had its world premiere at the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival, before going on to play at a variety of other festivals around the globe. Man stars as Jasmine, a well off young woman... [read more]
  16. McDull - Rise of The Rice Cooker (2016) (Blu-ray) (Gift Set) (Hong Kong Version) McDull - Rise of The Rice Cooker (2016) (Blu-ray) (Gift Set) (Hong Kong Version) Sandra Ng | Anthony Wong | the pancakes | Cheng Zi Shing
    McDull is back, but he isn't the dimwitted piglet we once knew. McDull once stood for dopey underachievers everywhere, but in his last film, McDull: Me & My Mum, McDull was portrayed as more of a standard movie protagonist. The McDull of Me & My Mum was a winner who took his mother's pragmatic teachings and grew up to become Bobby Mak, the world's greatest detective. The McDull in his latest film, McDull: Rise of the Rice Cooker, is also exceptional in that he designs a large robot to defend the Earth from alien invaders. However, Rise of the Rice Cooker offers minor thematic course correction by presenting a McDull that's simultaneously a winner and a loser. This McDull may be smart enough... [read more]
  17. At Cafe 6 (2016) (Blu-ray) (2-Disc Special Limited Edition) (Hong Kong Version) At Cafe 6 (2016) (Blu-ray) (2-Disc Special Limited Edition) (Hong Kong Version) Dong Zi Jian (Actor) | Cherry Ngan (Actor) | Ou Yang Ni Ni (Actor) | Austin Lin (Actor)
    Nostalgic tales of first love, loss and high school memories continue to be popular in the Taiwan film industry, At Café 6 following in the footsteps of hits like You Are The Apple Of My Eye, Our Times and many others. The film was eagerly awaited by fans, having been adapted from the popular novel by Hiyawu, who makes his directorial debut here under his real name, Neal Wu, and boasting a cast of up and coming young talent including Dong Zijian (Mountains May Depart), Cherry Ngan (The Way We Dance) and Austin Lin (The Missing Piece). The film opens in the present day, with a café owner (Leon Dai, The Final Master) relating a story from his past to a woman (Sandrine Pinna, Touch of the... [read more]
  18. The Bride (2015) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) The Bride (2015) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Chris Wu (Actor) | Tanaka Chie (Actor) | Vera Yen (Actor) | Nikki Hsieh (Actor)
    Taiwanese writer director Lingo Hsieh makes her feature debut with shocker The Bride, following up on her 2014 short of the same name. Hailed by many as a rising name in Taiwanese horror cinema, Lingo here is backed by Japanese industry veteran Ichise Takashige, who had a major influence on the modern Asian form after working on the likes of Ring and The Grudge, and who here produces and co-scripts. Nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the Taipei Film Festival, the film is very much a traditional throwback to the Asian ghost boom at the turn of the century, and focuses on the creepy practice of corpse marriages. Chris Wu (Wake Up) stars as Liu Cheng-Hao, a successful TV producer working... [read more]
  19. A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Wu Jing (Actor) | Tiffany Tang (Actor) | Han Geng (Actor) | Gillian Chung (Actor)
    More than twenty years after the release of the two-part A Chinese Odyssey back in 1995, director Jeff Lau makes a belated return to the series with A Chinese Odyssey: Part 3. With the first two instalments considered classics and being much beloved by Hong Kong film fans, continuing their legacy was always going to be a tall order, not least given the absence of original star Stephen Chow, whose comedy stylings were arguably crucial to their success. Given the unenviable task of taking his place is Han Geng (The Taking of Tiger Mountain), backed by Tiffany Tang (Bounty Hunters) and Wu Jing (Call of Heroes), who managed to propel the film to a solid box office performance during its... [read more]
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