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Election (2005)

The time has come, as it does every two years, for the senior members of Hong Kong’s oldest Triad, the Wo Shing Society, to elect a new chairman. Fierce rivalries emerge between the two eligible candidates. Lok (Simon Yam), respected by the Uncles, is the favorite to win. But his rival Big D (Tony Leung) will stop at nothing to change this, including going against hundreds of years of Triad tradition and influencing the vote with money and violence.

When Wo Shing’s ancient symbol of leadership, the Dragon’s Head Baton, goes missing, a ruthless struggle for power erupts and the race to retrieve the Baton threatens to tear Wo Shing in two.

Can Wo Shing balance their traditional brotherhood with the cut-throat modern world of 21st century business? Read the rest of this entry »

Tokyo Gore School (2009)

Tokyo Gore School revolves around Fujiwara, your normal leading man who spends his day looking thoughtfully into the distant,  but his life suddenly changes when he discovers that he’s involved in a deadly game where all his private details have been posted on underground illegal websites. The only way to remove your details is find and attack other players! Read the rest of this entry »

Jackie Chan and the Kung Fu Kid (2009)

Zhang Yi-Shan spends his days dreaming of becoming the chosen disicple of Jackie Chan. Yi-Shan spends his time being bullied at school, Yi-Shan isn’t a weakling by any shot, he’s athletic, but not brainy, so it’s the jock being made fun of by the poetry group basically.

When planning on visiting his grand parents in Beijing he discovers that Jackie Chan is filming a movie in Beijing at the same time! Read the rest of this entry »

The Karate Kid (2010)

Being a child trying to fit in to a crowd can be a bit tedious, but when you’ve moved from America to China , fitting in is almost impossible when you show off to the wrong crowd. Our victim is Dre Parker, he moved with his mother when she was relocated in her job.

After being constantly being hounded and beaten by bullies in his school, he is saved by the local handy man, Mr. Han. Mr. Han confronts the bullies teacher and the two agree that the children will settle their differences in a Open Kung Fu Tournament. Han agrees to train Dre and Dre soon finds himself helping Hans troubled pass… Read the rest of this entry »

Kamui: The Lone Ninja (2009)

Kamui: The Lone Ninja tells the story of a young breakaway ninja portrayed by Death Note star Ken’ichi Matsuyama. Constantly under the threat of assassination, Kamui flees from his clan in search of freedom, something other meaning to life.

He chooses to resides at a sleepy fishing village ran by the Watari clan, although trouble seems to be following Kamui in the form of an old rival from his childhood. Read the rest of this entry »

Force of Five (2009)

The Force of Five is made up of five young kids who practise Muay Thai kick boxing with their teacher Master Lek. The youngest of the group is fatally ill, luckily for him some other child is brain dead and his heart is up for grabs!

Things turn ugly when the hospital is over taken by a terrorist organization led by a young girl. The four kids come up with a plan sneak into the building to retrieve a heart prepared for the vital transplant! Read the rest of this entry »

The Storm Warriors (2009)

Lord Godless (Simon Yam), an evil Japanese Warlord who is close to conquering China, but the only thing stopping him is the reunion of Wind (Ekin Cheng) and Cloud (Aaron Kwok). With their powers combined they still isn’t enough to defeat the deadly Warlord. Seeking guidance from Lord Wicked, a master of a deadly dark martial arts form, but he is only willing to teach it those that can handle their power as this evil art could consume its host turning him to a killing machine!

Wind is chosen to learn the dark arts where as Cloud is taught martial arts from his original master, Nameless, who has a theory that if Wind and Cloud combine their power, they can put Lord Godless’s reign to an end. Read the rest of this entry »

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