By the time the fourth Once Upon a Time in China <黃飛鴻> film arrived in cinemas back on June 10, 1993, the franchise has begin to show signs of wear and tear. Even the third film, which was screened nearly four months earlier, was largely seen as a weaker entry in the Jet Li-led trilogy.
Continue reading 30 Years Later: Once Upon a Time in China IV 黃飛鴻之四王者之風 (1993)
In the space of two years between 1996 and 1998, Andrew Lau has churned out five Young and Dangerous <古惑仔> movies to varying degrees of box-office success. And over four months later after Young and Dangerous 5 <98古惑仔之龍爭虎鬥> was released earlier in 1998, Lau took a detour to go back to where it all begins in the form of a prequel.
Continue reading 25 Years Later: Young and Dangerous: The Prequel 新古惑仔之少年激鬥篇 (1998)
Hong Kong’s answer to 1984’s Police Academy but with the exception of an all-female police squad, and what fascinates me the most is Jackie Chan’s involvement as the producer for The Inspector Wears Skirts <霸王花>.
Continue reading 35 Years Later: The Inspector Wears Skirts 霸王花 (1988)