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Kirk Wong

The Director’s Series 13: Kirk Wong FINALE – Organized Crime & Triad Bureau & Rock N’ Roll Cop

That was quick, seems we were just talking about the start of Kirk Wong’s career and now we’re at what is presently his last Hong Kong productions before a short US stint. Two 1994 cop actioners end it all. First a team up with actor/producer/movie cop Danny Lee vs Anthony Wong’s robber and girlfriend and …

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The Director’s Series 12: Kirk Wong – Taking Manhattan & Crime Story

He went abroad, to New York specifically to broaden his take on action (although it took 4 years between Gunmen and his next movie) and went into business with Jackie Chan for high profile action with the star taken down a notch and asked to act. Plus not so loving clashes, as opposed to the …

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The Director’s Series 11: Kirk Wong – True Colours & Gunmen

Past the weirder more experimental side of Kirk Wong, 1986’s True Colours and 1988’s Gunmen represents something more traditional: The brotherhood, romance, gunplay mashup and in the case of the latter, a low budget period effort in the vein of Untouchables but also in the vein of violent action and firey mayhem with a detailed, …

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The Director’s Series 10: Kirk Wong – Flash Future Kung Fu

A good director’s output could/should come off as versatile, refusing to be slotted into the expected and easily sorted folder. It seems Kirk Wong after opening more traditionally with The Club thought like this as evident in his horror-comedy Lifeline Express that we covered last episode. But we track back to movie number two, the …

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The Director’s Series 9: Kirk Wong – The Club & Lifeline Express

So our next subject for The Director’s Series is picked and with a short but interesting, nasty and explosive filmography, including one very different movie in Hollywood for him, it’s time to do Kirk Wong Chi-keung justice. Hear Kenny B and Tom K-W start with his debut in triad and Michael Chan Wai-man territory called …

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