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Film Review: Black Mask (1996) - Hong Kong (Original Cut)

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Film Review: Black Mask (1996) - Hong Kong  (Original Cut)

Black Mask (1996) - Hong Kong  (Original Cut)     Reviewed by Andrew Chan (FCCA)   One of Jet Li’s final Hong Kong film before heading for Lethal Weapon stardom plays like a Hollywood popcorn action comic book hero blockbuster. Always a pleasure to witness Li don similar black mask as the legendary Bruce Lee’s Kato. For Li fans, the film action sequences and storyline is probably subpar to his stellar 90s effort that includes Once Upon a Time in China series, Fong Sai Yuk and Fist of Legend, only to name a few classics. However, the original non-English dubbed...

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Film Review: Fearless (2006) - Hong Kong / China

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Film Review: Fearless (2006) - Hong Kong / China

Fearless (2006) - Hong Kong / China Review by Andrew ChanBilled as Jet Li's final wushu film, Fearless directed by Ronny Yu is an epic affair. Watching the director cut's version with a duration of 2 hours and 35 minutes, a good 35 minutes longer, it definitely feels more complete, developed and coherent. In the former theatrical version, the middle redemption part is far too short to be convincing. A decade onwards, Fearless is every bit as brilliant and the well meaning wushu message of the biggest enemy is thyself plays extremely well with the three parts storyline. If this...

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Film Review: Tai Chi Master (1993) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Chin Siu Ho Jet Li Michelle Yeoh Tai Chi Master

Film Review: Tai Chi Master (1993) - Hong Kong

Tai Chi Master (1993) - Hong Kong Review by Andrew Chan Viewing on the best possible version available, the Dragon Dynasty Blu Ray, it plays well enough on my TV screen without being perfect with the typical flaws find in many 90s Asian cinema releases. Still, Tai Chi Master is an amazing exhibition for both Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh to show their highlight martial arts reels. It helps when the director in chair is master Yuen Woo Ping and costarring Chin Siu Ho as Li's best buddy turned foe. This is an all time classic and the fight sequences...

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