The Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA) has an illustrious history spanning 40 years since its inception in 1982. Basically Hong Kong’s answer to the Academy Awards, the HKFA has nominated a total of 41 movies in the Best Film category throughout the 1980s era. Allen Fong’s Italian neorealist-inspired family melodrama Father and Son <父子情> became the first-ever recipient awarded the Best Film and Best Director awards.
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For decades, Jackie Chan has made six Police Story <警察故事> movies including sequels (1988’s Police Story 2 <警察故事續集>, 1992’s Police Story 3: Super Cop <警察故事III超級警察> and 1996’s Police Story 4: First Strike <警察故事4之簡單任務>) and reboots (2004’s New Police Story <新警察故事> and 2013’s Police Story 2013 <警察故事2013>). If that’s not enough, he is set to return to the franchise tentatively titled Police Story 2022 <警察故事 2022>, which would see him reuniting with his Bleeding Steel <機器之血> director Leo Zhang.
Continue reading 35 Years Later: Revisiting Police Story 警察故事 (1985)