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‘The Warlords’ (2007): Great Action, Even Better Romance

Directed by: Peter Chan || Produced by: Peter Chan, Andre Morgan Screenplay by: Xu Lan, Chun Tin-nam, Aubery Lam, Huang Jianxin, Jojo Hui, He Jiping, Guo Junli, James Yuen || Starring: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xu Jinglei Music by: Chan Kwong-wing, Peter Kam, Chatchai Ponprapaphan, Leon, Ko || Cinematography: Arthur Wong || Editing by: … Continue reading

‘Red Cliff’ (2008): John Woo’s Still Got It

Directed by: John Woo || Produced by: John Woo Screenplay by: John Woo, Terence Chang, Han Sanping || Starring: Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Fengyi, Zhoa Wei, Chang Chen, Hu Jun, Shido Nakamura, Lin Chi-ling Music by: Taro Iwashiro || Cinematography: Taro Iwashiro || Editing by: Angie Lam, Yang Hongyu || Country: China || Language: Mandarin … Continue reading

‘A Better Tomorrow’ (1986): An Early John Woo-Misfire

Directed by: John Woo || Produced by: Tsui Hark, John Woo Screenplay by: Chan Hing-Ka, Leung Suk-Wah, John Woo || Starring: Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun-fat, Emily Chu, Waise Lee Music by: Joseph Koo || Cinematography: Wing-Hung Wong || Editing by: Ma Kam, David Wu || Country: Hong Kong || Language: Cantonese Running Time: 95 … Continue reading

‘The Killer’ (1989): Before the Wachowskis… There Was Woo

Directed by: John Woo || Produced by: Tsui Hark Screenplay by: John Woo || Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kenneth Tsang, Chu Kong, Shing Fui-On Music by: Lowell Lo || Cinematography: Peter Pau, Wong Wing-hung || Editing by: Fan Kung Ming || Country: Hong Kong || Language: Cantonese Running Time: 110 minutes My first … Continue reading

‘Hard-Boiled’ (1992): Witness the Original Gun-Fu

Directed by: John Woo || Produced by: Terence Chang, Linda Kuk Screenplay by: John Woo, Barry Wong || Starring: Chow Yun-fat, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan, Philip Kwok, Anthony Wong Chau Sang, Bowie Lam Music by: Michael Gibbs || Cinematography: Wang Wing-Heng || Editing by: John Woo, Kai Kit-Wai, David Wu || Country: Hong … Continue reading