As an obvious send-up of its Western action-comedy predecessors, Tiger on the Beat is legendary Shaw Brothers staple Lau Kar-leung’s head-scratching departure from traditional martial arts fare. 269 more words
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Hard Boiled is a hyped-up, action-packed dynamite of a film; and to say it’s just merely over the top would be a mammoth understatement. It starts off with an almost comical action sequence, with our lead man “Tequila” introducing himself as the total bad ass, no-nonsense executioner. 418 more words
For the final week of Asian Crime Action month I’ll be looking at two classic films from China. First up is John Woo’s Hard Boiled (made in 1992). 1,116 more words
HONG KONG — The four day Chinese New year celebrations were a boom period for cinema-going in Hong Kong.
Box office over the period (Feb 18-21) rose by 21% according to data from Hong Kong Box Office Ltd. 210 more words