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Eastern Heroes: Deady China Dolls Book in stock

Asia On Film are pleased to announce they have gotten a small stock of the very rare book Eastern Heroes: Deadly China Dolls. Originally published in 1994, here’s the pitch from Asia On Film;

Finally this most rare 1994 book is back in stock! If one of the reasons that you have tuned into Hong Kong films is the plethora of beautiful charismatic Asian actresses, this is an essential book for you. The entire subject matter is focused on these women that so enliven the screen.

All your favoUrites are discussed here with particular emphasis on the action heroines. Many of the early action goddesses are covered such as Ivy Ling Po, Lilly Lee, Angela Mao, Judy Lee, Polly Kwan and Hui Ying Hung. Not only are their careers discussed, but information about their personal lives is also included at times.

Much space is obviously devoted to the great femme fatales of the 1980’s – Moon Lee, Yukari Oshima, Cynthia Khan, Michiko Nishawaki,The Heroic Trio – Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung & Anita Mui. And just about any other of the action starlets are in here somewhere.

A section on the subject of Category III actresses is also featured.

You can order your copy right here!

Commentary On Fire 4: Scared Stiff (1987)

Strap yourselves in even AFTER watching Lau Kar-wing’s multi-mood classic Scared Stiff as the commentary by Stoo and Ken attempts to deconstruct this wild one out of the busy Hong Kong cinema scene of the 80s. Remember the robot thrusting motion come ending time…

Ken’s note: I meant to say Yuen Wah worked as action director at Shaw’s for a while, not director.

For those without the dvd, the commentary is available timed to video, via this playlist link or the video below:

 

VS: July Rhapsody (2002)

Still from July Rhapsody (Credit: Cornerhouse)Jackie Cheung plays Lam, a literature teacher who has a lustful admirer in the form of his pupil Wu, played by Karina Lam. Despite his own understandable misgivings, Lam concedes that he has also developed a thing for Wu. Meanwhile it turns out that Lam’s wife, played by Anita Mui (also mother to their three sons) has a dark secret which is dragged to the surface when her school old teacher becomes ill with cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Moon Warriors (1992)

Fei (Andy Lau) is a young fisherman, who helps a group of fugitives in a fight. After returning to his village, Fei finds out that these fugitives are actually the King Yen (Kenny Bee) and a small group of his most loyal servants. The King explains that his evil brother the ’14th Prince’ (Kelivin Wong) is trying to kill him and take the throne as king. Read the rest of this entry »

Miracles (1989)

Miracles

Plot: Chen Wah Kuo (Jackie Chan) is a country boy who moves from Canton into Hong Kong for the first time, only to have everything stolen from him as soon as he arrives. After receiving a rose from a old women, he finds himself unwillingly put in charge of the Black dragon mobster gang. Despite his position he attempts to use his charm and good will to turn the mobsters into genuine nice people…This leads to troubles from the police force, led by Inspector Ho (Richard Ng) and another rival gang led by Tiger (Ko Chun-Hiang).

His first task as their leader, he decides to turn their den into a Ritz Nightclub, along with beautiful ladies and singers. When auditioning for singers they met the elegant, Miss Lumming (Anita Mui). Lumming turns out to be a great singer and dancer. Fate soon leads to a relationship between Wah-Kuo and Lumming.

Chen is assisted by one of the elders of the gang, Uncle Hai (Wu Ma) who doesn’t do much apart from telling Chen what to do.

Now with Chen becoming the boss of the Black Dragon, some of his members where a bit angry with this new boss. Fei (Lieh Lo) is in charge of Wool factory and he doesn’t like Chen one bit. So Fei decides to stur things up between Tiger and the Black Dragon Gangs.

Now if you think that’s the only plot, your wrong. The rose seller from earlier one continues to bring Chen good luck since he continues to buy red roses from her. One day the rose seller receives a letter from her daughter, who’s writing to tell her that she is marrying a the son of a wealthy family from Shanghai and they are coming over to visit Madam Kuo (the rose seller). Yet Madam Kuo is really a poor women and she only makes a living be selling roses, but she has told her daughter through all her letters that she is a successful wealthy women.

Out there hearts, Chen and Lumming do everything they can to transform this rose seller into a one of the most appreciated people in Hong Kong. If everything goes we, hopefully the wedding will go forth… Read the rest of this entry »

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