Posts Tagged ‘Corey Yuen Kwai’

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 »

Romeo Must Die (2000)

A modern day interpretation of the Shakespeare classic ‘Romeo & Julliet’ (Hence the title). Han Sing (Jet Li), an ex-cop sent to prison to take the wrap for his young brother and father, to whom are both Hong Kong Crime lords. His father and his brother both move to San Francisco to escape their troubles.

After hearing about the death of his younger brother, he escapes from prison and gets the first plane to the San Francisco. Han’s main objective is to find out why and who killed his brother and then avenge his death. Although he meets a sassy young girl name Trish. Trish is the daughter of Business man (Delroy Lindo) who is doing deals with Hans father. Although members of both groups are being killed off, which is stirring up some trouble between the two businesses. But can Han avenge his brother and solve these gang murders? Read the rest of this entry »

Fong Sai-Yuk II (1993)

Plot: The leader of the Red Flower Society – Chan Jianlo (Adam Cheng) discovers that he is of royal blood, relating himself to the emperor, but there’s no evidence apart from a sacred box contanining the proof that he needs, but the box was seized from him by the Japanese when he was child. With the Japanese returning the box to the Emperor, Chan sends a group members from the Red Flower Society to retrive the box before the Emperor could get his hands on it.

The plan goes wrong when ‘green’ member Fong Sai-Yuk (Jet Li) tries to warn a young woman of the dangers ahead, but she happens to be Emperors daughter – leading the Japanese. During the battle, the Emperors daughter falls for Sai-Yuk and the Japanese get away the box. The Society send Sai-Yuk into competition to win the hand of the Emperors daughter, once winning the competition Sai-Yuk must retrive the box for Chan or else he will have all his Kung Fu destroyed! Read the rest of this entry »

The Millionaires Express (1986)

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One of the most well casted films I’ve seen to date!

Sammo Hung plays a petty thief who returned to his home town, Hanshui. Sammo returns with a group of prostitutes including Olivia Cheng, Rosamund Kwan, Emily Chu & Wong Yuk Waan. Sammo comes up with the idea to de-rail a train filled with Multi-Millionaires travelling to Shanghai.

His reasons be that his home town seems run down, nothing new, nothing to attract people. So stopping this train will flood the town with many rich people and hoping it picks up the towns business…

Yet on the train their is a group of Japanese led by Hwang Jang Lee, Yasuaki Kurata & Yukari Oshima. They are carrying a very valuable map which leads to the location of a very valuable Jade Buddha. Now a group of Bandits led by James Tien along with Corey Yuen Kwai, Dick Wei, Chung Fat, Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton and a whole bunch of lackys.

Another Storyline is the Police Force, led by Eric Tsang, Lam Ching-Ying, Yuen Wah, Wu Ma, Mang Hoi & Chow Gam Kong. The town off Hanshui is so quiet, there isn’t any crimes. Yet the police force were so bored they decided to set fire to the one of the buildings, this is used as a distraction the police force rob the towns bank. Most of the group escape, yet both Wu Ma & Mang Hoi are caught by the Firemen, led by Yuen Biao, Hsiao Ho, Chin Kar-Lok, Peter Chan & Siu Tak Foo.

The Police Force plan that their only method of escape is hitching a ride on the Shanghai Express. Now the town without a police force is useless. So the mayor decides to make the Fire Brigade the new Police Force. Biao decides that the first plan of action is to foil Sammos plan on derailing the train and then arrest the fleeing bank robbers.

Richard Ng and Lynda Shum join the list A cast as a rich couple boarding the train although Richard Ng has a secret mistress which leads him into some sticky situations.

Now the action, you know its Sammo Hung Action, its got to be good don’t you think? Well it is. We get to see a great fight between Sammo vs. Yuen Biao, Sammo vs. Cynthia Rothrock and Yuen Biao versing Dick Wei in a very fast paced fight to the end.

Yuen Biao also does a excellent stunt, doing a cartwheel off a two story building and landing on the ground and then delivering a line of dialogue. Hsiao Ho also takes quite a jump, Sammo tricks Ho into following him to the roof of a hotel. Sammo confronts Ho and Ho decides to exit by jumping off the building. from the roof to a balcony and from the balcony to the dirt!!

The Millionaires Express is a great action comedy which I highly recommend to all.

The Avenging Fist (2001)

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Personal Thought: It’s the future. People are on Hover boards, Mobile Phones are at your finger tips, no really they are! This film is filled with wire work and CGI effects which is some times on the good side and the bad. Yet if you aren’t a fan of the CGI and wire work maybe the cast will interest you; Alex Wang (Chinese Strike force), Stephen Fung (Gen-X-Cops), Chin Kar-Lok (Operation Scorpio), Gigi Leung (First Option) And Kristy Yeung (Storm Riders). Apart from the young there is two classic actors included Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao!

Now lets get this party Started Nova (played by Alex Wang) is an hyped up teen spending his days street fighting in and outside of tournaments raising money for the one thing. The Power Glove. His Father ‘Thunder’ (played by Yuen Biao) supposedly killed a couple year back has left a hologram of him demonstrating the deadly art of Power Fist. Although his mother (played by Cecilia Yip) is against him using The Power Fist technique and is very against him getting a Power Glove. The Power Glove is known unlock the full use of the human brain, fact is that we only use 10% brain power. The Gloves were only issued to certain police officers, one of those officers was Thunder the others where ‘Dark’ (played by Sammo Hung) and Combat 21 (played by Roy Cheung) who turns out to be the main protagonist of the film. Read the rest of this entry »

Legend of the Dragon (1990)

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Plot: Chow Siu-Lung (Stephen Chow), son of Chow Fei-Hung (Yuen Wah), Fei-Hung was a comrade of the late Bruce Lee, Fei-Hung admired him so much he even named his son after him (Bruce Chow Siu-Lung, using both his English first name and his Chinese name ‘Siu-Lung’). Now retired from his days as a stuntman he now runs a martial arts school on his ancestral land, Tai O.

Chow who is a keen martial artist seems to have a stronger interest in Snooker instead of martial arts. He spends most of his time either playing Snooker, which doesn’t impress Fei-Hung. When he is actually practicing martial arts he trains with his childhood friend Mo (Teresa Mo). Mo whose martial arts skills are superior to Chow has a bit of a crush for him, but he’s too slow to catch on.

With the return of Fei-Hung’s god brother Yan (Leung Kar-Yan), Fei-Hung convinces Yan to take Chow over to Hong Kong and let him see what life is like in the real world. Yan, who really collects protection money in Hong Kong is actually quite bad at his job, it’s whether other gangs have taking the money first or clients refusing. Yan soon discovers Chow’s talent in snooker and decides to place bets on the side soon making both Chow and Yan very rich.

Yan finds himself in trouble with a group of loan sharks (led by Shing Fui-On), Yan reasons with them and convinces them to organize a game of snooker with Chow and they could pick his opponent. The stakes are; if Chow wins, Yan’s debt is cleared, if the sharks win, they win the rights to Fei-Hung’s ancestral land.

Can Chow still win when he’s put under this pressure? Read the rest of this entry »

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