Action / Adventure

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    Heads for Sale

    A violent early Shaw Brothers production from King Boxer director Jeong Chang-hwa…

    4 stars
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    The Prodigal Son

    Sammo Hung writes and directs a darkly comic take on the kung fu classic…

    4 stars
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    Vampire vs Vampire

    Lam Ching-ying directs and faces off against a western vampire in this 1989 jiangshi classic…

    5 stars
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    The Bravest Revenge

    A generic but fun slice of 1970s martial arts action from Taiwan…

    4 stars
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    The Machine Girl

    A look back at one of the key films in the bloody wave of early 2000s Japanese splatter…

    5 stars
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    Vengeance of the Phoenix Sisters

    A technically routine but fun, visually and stylistically striking wuxia battle of the sexes…

    3.5 stars
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    Chaw

    A 2009 Korean take on Jaws, featuring a giant man-eating mutant pig on the rampage…

    4 stars
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    Le Samouraï

    Alain Delon is a lone warrior in Jean-Pierre Melville’s seminal neo-noir…

    4.5 stars
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    Dirty Ho

    Another Shaw Brothers martial arts classic from Lau Kar-leung and Gordon Liu, this time on the comedic side…

    5 stars
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    The Mighty Peking Man

    The Shaw Brothers’ ambitious take on King Kong remains one of their most far-out and fun films of the 1970s…

    5 stars
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    The Battle at Lake Changjin

    Three directors combine for three hours of patriotic warfare in the latest Chinese military propaganda blockbuster…

    2 stars
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    The Duel Project: Aragami / 2LDK

    A double bill of high concept actioners that resulted from a drunken 2003 bet between Ryuhei Kitamura and Yukihiko Tsutsumi…

    4 stars
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    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Visually arresting with an explosive Nic Cage/Sion Sono combo…

    4 stars
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    Full Alert

    Ringo Lam’s classic 1997 crime thriller gets a new UK Blu-ray release…

    5 stars
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    That Demon Within

    A look back at Dante Lam’s final hard-boiled HK thriller before he moved into propagandist Mainland blockbusters…

    4 stars
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    Naked Soldier

    The third instalment in Wong Jing’s ‘Naked’ series featuring more nonsense around leather-clad female assassins…

    3.5 stars
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    Raging Fire

    A fitting finale for the career of Hong Kong action genre doyen Benny Chan…

    3 stars
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