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  1. Always Be With You (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Always Be With You (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Julian Cheung (Actor) | Louis Koo (Actor) | Gordon Lam (Actor) | Law Lan (Actor)
    Western film fans who complain about never-ending franchises and eternal sequels might take a moment to consider the Troublesome Night series, which had an incredible 19 entries between 1997 and 2003. Initially starting off with the horror anthology format, the series later shifted to single narrative features, and despite declining budgets and box office returns, somehow managed to still make it into Hong Kong cinemas. Produced specially to mark the 20th anniversary of the series is its 20th instalment, Always Be With You, directed by Herman Yau, who also helmed its first six entries, and which also sees the return of frequent star Louis Koo and producer Nam Yim – naturally, Helena Law,... [read more]
  2. The Tag-Along 2 (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) The Tag-Along 2 (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Ann Hsu (Actor) | Rainie Yang (Actor) | Gao Hui Chun (Actor) | Long Shao Hua (Actor)
    Given that The Tag-Along was a major commercial success in 2015, emerging as the biggest Taiwanese horror hit in a decade, it's no surprise that a sequel now arrives, continuing the curse of the 'Little Girl in Red'. Again directed by Cheng Wei-hao, who in between the two also directed the dark mystery thriller Who Killed Cock Robin?, the film keeps its focus on female protagonists, with Tiffany Hsu (Battle of Memories) returning, joined by Rainie Yang (Spider Lilies) and Francesca Kao (The Losers). With a bigger budget and an expanded, more ambitious storyline, the sequel out-performed the original at the box office, pulling in more than NT$100 million during its domestic release. The film... [read more]
  3. Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Louis Cheung (Actor) | Michael Ning (Actor) | Venus Wong (Actor) | Alex Man (Actor)
    The zombie genre has been enjoying a new lease of life in Asian cinema after the massive international success of the Korean hit Train to Busan, Hong Kong getting in on the act with the strangely-titled Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight. Adapted from a popular novel, the film was directed by Alan Lo, who also draws upon his own 2012 short Zombie Guillotines for a wild and wacky tale of geeks and ghouls. The film's cast is a real mixture of new and old school Hong Kong talent, headlined by Michael Ning, who recently won a number of Supporting Actor awards for his role in Port of Call, and Louis Cheung (Keeper of Darkness), joined by up and coming actresses Cherry Ngan (The Way We Dance) and... [read more]
  4. Chasing The Dragon (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Chasing The Dragon (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Donnie Yen (Actor) | Andy Lau (Actor) | Wong Jing (Producer, Director, Writer) | Hu Ran (Actor)
    In terms of Hong Kong star power, it really doesn't get much bigger than Chasing the Dragon, headlined by the legendary Donnie Yen and Andy Lau, teaming up for a retelling of the stories of drug boss Ng Sek Ho, better known as Crippled Ho, and corrupt police sergeant Lee Rock. The film was co-directed by Jason Kwan (who previously helmed the oddball A Nail Clipper Romance) and the one and only Wong Jing, charting their rise and fall in the 1960s and 80s against a background of turbulent change in Hong Kong. The film begins in the 1960s with Donnie Yen as Ng Sek Ho, who with a group of friends smuggles himself from Chaozhou to Hong Kong, hoping to find a better life. Things don't go as... [read more]
  5. The Empty Hands (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) The Empty Hands (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Chapman To (Writer, Actor, Director, Producer) | Stephy Tang (Actor) | Stephen Au (Actor) | Kurata Yasuaki (Actor)
    Chapman To follows his 2016 directorial debut, the cookery comedy Let's Eat with something very different in martial arts drama The Empty Hands. With To directing, producing, starring and co-writing the film with regular Herman Yau collaborator Erica Li, it feels very much like a passion project, and plays out differently to what might at first sound like a fairly basic sports-themed redemption story. The film is headlined by Stephy Tang, taking on a challenging role far removed from the kind of rom-coms the actress is known for, winning a number of nominations and awards for her efforts, including taking Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards and receiving her first Hong... [read more]
  6. The Brink (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) The Brink (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Wu Yue (Actor) | Max Zhang (Actor) | Shawn Yue (Actor) | Janice Man (Actor)
    Having worked on the likes of Overheard 3 and Blind Detective, Jonathan Li steps up to make his debut with The Brink, backed by heavyweight producing duo Soi Cheang and Paco Wong. A gritty action thriller revolving around gold smuggling fishermen, the film also marks the first lead role for actor Zhang Jin, a rising action star who made his mark in The Grandmaster, S.P.L. 2 and Ip Man 3, here playing a wayward cop who comes up against a ruthless criminal played by Shawn Yue (Wu Kong) on the stormy seas surrounding Hong Kong, backed by an impressive supporting cast of familiar faces, including Wu Yue (Paradox), Gordon Lam (Trivisa) and Janice Man (Helios). The film opens with Zhang Jin's... [read more]
  7. Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Giddens Ko (Director, Writer) | Angie Chai (Producer) | Eugenie Liu (Actor) | Deng Yu Kai (Actor)
    Although Taiwanese author and filmmaker Giddens Ko is best known for romantic fare such as his massively popular 2011 directorial debut You are the Apple of My Eye, Café. Waiting. Love and the likes, he has also shown a talent for tapping into the darker side of the human psyche, as seen with his writing on the deliriously crazed The Tenants Downstairs. Perhaps it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise then that , his second outing behind the camera, sees him sticking to the shadows with a wild tale about an unpleasant gang of youths who manage to capture and imprison a flesh-eating monster, with gruesome results. Written especially for the screen by Ko, the film follows Lin Shu Wei (Deng... [read more]
  8. Paradox (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Paradox (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Wu Yue (Actor) | Gordon Lam (Actor) | Louis Koo (Actor) | Tony Jaa (Actor)
    The SPL (Shā Pò Láng) series continues with third instalment Paradox, unconnected to either the 2005 original or the belated SPL 2: A Time for Consequences from 2015. Director Wilson Yip takes back the reins from Soi Cheang, who remains as the producer, along with a returning Paco Wong, with the legendary Sammo Hung back as action choreographer. The film sees Louis Koo taking centre stage, playing a very angry cop who travels to Thailand after his daughter is abducted, coming up against the ruthless Gordon Lam (Trivisa) and backed by local officers Wu Yue (The Brink) and Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa. The film opens with Louis Koo as steely police negotiator Lee, who heads to Thailand... [read more]
  9. The Tenants Downstairs (2016) (Blu-ray) (Taiwan Version) The Tenants Downstairs (2016) (Blu-ray) (Taiwan Version) Simon Yam (Actor) | Ivy Shao (Actor) | Lee Kang Sheng (Actor) | Li Xing (Actor)
    The Tenants Downstairs probably isn't what many would expect from the pen of Giddens Ko, the incredibly popular Taiwanese writer responsible for the likes of You Are the Apple of My Eye (which he also adapted for the big screen in 2010), Café. Waiting. Love. and other gentle romantic dramas and comedies. Optimistically described as 'black humour, fantasy, mystery and thriller', the film is quite simply one of the maddest and most depraved from anywhere in the world from the last few years, helmed by Ko's regular producer Adam Tsuei, former president of Sony Music Entertainment in the Chinese region, and who also worked on the Tiny Times films – not exactly a solid background in exploitation... [read more]
  10. 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]
  11. 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) | Paul Chun (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]
  12. 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) | Law Mong (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]
  13. 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) | Jojo Goh (Actor)
    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]
  14. White Lies, Black Lies (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) White Lies, Black Lies (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Ann Hsu (Actor) | Wang Bo Chieh (Actor) | Annie Chen (Actor) | Xu Nai Han (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]
  15. Sky On Fire (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Sky On Fire (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Daniel Wu (Actor) | Joseph Chang (Actor) | Zhang Ruo Yun (Actor) | Zhang Jing Chu (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]
  16. Love Contractually (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Love Contractually (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Joseph Chang (Actor) | Sammi Cheng (Actor) | Tien Yeh (Actor) | Feng Wen Juan (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]
  17. Godspeed (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Godspeed (2016) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Michael Hui (Actor) | Leon Dai (Actor) | Tuo Zong Hua (Actor) | Lin Yu Chih (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]
  18. See You Tomorrow (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) See You Tomorrow (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Kaneshiro Takeshi (Actor) | Angelababy (Yang Ying) (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]
  19. 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]
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