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Departures (2008)

Masahiro Motoki plays Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist who becomes unemployed after his orchestra disbands. He gives up the cello and moves back home with his wife in hope of finding a new line of work. The couple return to Daigos childhood home, untouched after his mother passed away two years prior and his father, his father, who owned a Coffee Shop left his family to start a new life with his waitress.

He easily lands the job of a NK Agent in Departures, which he expects to be a Travel Agency turns out to be a n?kan (encoffinment) agency, where they prepare the recently deceased for their departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Say Yes (2001)

In celebrating their one year wedding anniversary, Jyung-Hyun (Kim Ju-Hyuk) & his wife Yoon-Hee (Chu Sang-Mi) decide to leave the city for a road trip across the countryside. On their travels they meet a stranger (Park Joong-Hoon) and offer him a ride. After a rather unsettling conversation the stranger leaves the couple, but begins to reappear everywhere the couple go and situations take a drastic turn of events when the stranger sends a message to Jyung-Hyun. Read the rest of this entry »

The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk (1993)

Set in China’s Ching Dynasty, The Legend of Fong Sai-yuk tells the story of a ruthless emperor who enslaves his people, and persecutes a courageous revolutionary group that is mobilizing to destroy his powerful regime. When young folk hero Fong Sai-yuk (Jet Li) discovers that his own father is a freedom fighter who has been targeted for retribution, he embarks on a heroic quest for justice that will unite his people and create a legend that will never be forgotten. Read the rest of this entry »

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Hong Kong, 1962. Chan Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung) is a secretary whose married, her husband is a businessman who spends most, if not all of his time going on business trips to Japan. Chan moves into a spare room of a rather cramp tenement building. She is then introduced to Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung).

Chow, a married man has just moved into the a spare room in the flat next door to Chan, his wife is also dedicated to her job and is never around when Chow’s around.

Over the course of four years the relationship between these two neighbors go from exchanging glances in the streets to secretly staying over in each others rooms and going away to hotels to be in each others company with having to sneak around. Read the rest of this entry »

14 Blades (2010)

Set during the Ming Dynasty, the Emperor creates a secure group of bodyguards called the “Jinyiwei”, the group is led by Qinglong (Donnie Yen) bestowed upon him is the deadly 14 Blades, 8 of the blades are used for interrogation and the remaining 4 are used for execution.

When the Imperial Court is seized by the evil eunuch Jia, Qinglong is assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. But unknown to him, the Jinyiwei themselves have double crossed Qinglong for Jia, who, in league with an exiled noble, Prince Qing (Sammo Hung), is plotting to rebel against the Emperor and seize power.

During his mission to obtain the list, Qinglong is betrayed by his own men and barely escapes with his life. Now, a wanted man, he must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to power. But standing before him are the deadliest assassins in the land – his former brothers-in-arms, the Jinyiwei. Read the rest of this entry »

Invisible Target (2007)

Invisible Target revolves around three police officers whose lives are changed forever when a group of deadly thieves blow up and rob an armour truck.

Detective Chan Chun (Nicholas Tse) looses his fiancée in eruption of explosions from the hiest. Six months on Chan Chun still mourns his lose and has became a reckless cop who risks his life at the drop of a hat. Carson Fong (Shawn Yue) is a cold badass cop who is taken down a peg when him and his group a torn apart by truck robbers. Junior Officer Wai King Ho (Jaycee Chan) lives in the shadow of his brother who has been missing and seems to be some how related to the deadly group dubbed “The Ronin”. Read the rest of this entry »

Election 2 (2006)

Two years have pasted from the last election in Wo Shing Triad Society, it’s time for Lok (Simon Yam) to give up his post as the Godfather. Candidates for his place is Jimmy (Louis Koo), Jet (Nick Cheung) and Kun. All the favours point towards Jimmy, although he doesn’t want to become the godfather. Jimmy wants to leave the gang and continue to run his buisness producing porn discs.

When doing buiness in China Jimmy is arested. When released on bail he is told by the Chinese Security Bureau Chief that he is only allowed to travel to China as a tourist and not buisness. Jimmy is desparte to expand his company over to the mainland so the cops give him a propersition, win the election and you’ll have all the business power you want in China.

Things get complicated when a greedy Lok plans on making sure he’s re-elected for a second term… Read the rest of this entry »

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