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The Top 50 Hong Kong Movies of the Decade (#40-31)

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In case you’ve missed part one, we continue our run down of the top 50 movies from this past decade. So far, no shocking responses, no death threats or fan mail! As stated before;

This list is compiled of the best movies from this decade, not the best movies I’ve seen this decade, so this list will not include Oscar winning classics such as “Who am I?” or “Those handsome riders of those Storm, cloud, cool hair cuts thing. Sequins etc.”

Some notable classics will be missing; obviously I haven’t seen every movie we were graced with for the past decade. If you do have the strong urge to voice your opinion, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page where I will most likely respond and say “UR RONG!!” on a serious note, I would love it if we did get some feedback

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The Top 50 Hong Kong Movies of the Decade (#50-41)

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Ladies and Gentleman, I invite you to read this vast list of the best Hong Kong Movies from the past decade. Now let’s clear things up right away, the order of this list has been put together by myself and if you disagree with my opinion e.g. “What do you mean Second Time Around is better than Election: Volume 2!!?1?!!” that is your opinion, this is mine and now we can get on with the rest of our lives.

This list is compiled of the best movies from this decade, not the best movies I’ve seen this decade, so this list will not include Oscar winning classics such as “Stormriders” or “Young & Dangerous IV: Roy Cheung gets reincarnated and no-one notices”

Some notable classics will be missing; obviously I haven’t seen every movie we were graced with for the past decade. If you do have the strong urge to voice your opinion, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page where I will most likely respond and say “UR RONG!!” on a serious note, I would love it if we did get some feedback

Over the remaining weeks I will post 5 articles of our count down leading us from the number 50 spot right down to the best damn movie that has came from this decade!

Now that we’ve gotten past the introduction onto the list! Read the rest of this entry »

STFU! – Ip Man (2008)

This weeks “Stoos Top Fights Unleashed!” is from last years bone crunching biopic masterpiece Ip Man, starring our man Donnie Yen!

Setting the Scene: The Japanese army have occupied China; Japanese soldiers are rounding up Chinese martial artists making them fight against black belt karate fighters for the amusement of General Miura (Played by Hiroyuki Ikeuchi). Bags of rice are given out to the Chinese fighters if they manage to beat their soldiers.

Our leading man Ip Man (Played by Donnie Yen) has no choice but to watch in terror as one of his peers shot dead after loosing a spar against three Japanese solders. Ip Man gets the chance to avenge his fallen martial brother by offering to fight against ten Soldiers. Read the rest of this entry »

STFU! – Who Am I? (1998)

STFU is the first in a series of articles I will be writing in the future. This acronym doesn’t stand for that popular use of internet slang, it actually stands for “Stoos Top Fights Unleashed!” and it only took me five minutes to come up for that too! Awesome I know, I know.

Stunt Coordinator: Jackie Chan and Sam Wong

So for this STFU! I’ve chosen the excellent rooftop fight from Who Am I? Which consists of Jackie Chans character the amnesia ridden “Whoami” dueling against dutch high kicker Ron Smoornburg and Kwan Yung.

For the sharper eyes out there will notice Ron was doubled on a few scenes during that fight, not to doubt Rons physical achievements, Ron’s the “Holder of the Holland record for highest kick”, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ron could kick the roof off a house. Rons footwork wasn’t up to scratch with Jackies choreography, hence the reason why Jackie Chan Stunt Team member Brad Allen appears in quick flashes, after watching the video several times it does remind me of a child wearing his dads work clothes!

I first saw this fight scene when my dad rented me the VHS and I was stunned by this awesome fight along with the mixture of crazy stunts! I remember even when I first got into watching Asian Cinema, me and my mates would order take out, chow down, drink up and watch this awesome fight scene!

Who takes the bump? This section is basically to help me flesh out my article more! Hey, I’m honest and amazing rolled into one. Who takes the bump is basically, who gets their arse kicked the most? For this article Kwan Yung at the 01:20 mark, get this man some Anadin Extra!

Credit: YouTube user; moizneos

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