Wednesday, January 25, 2012

December's Hong Kong Movie Pick Ups Part Three

Following on from part two

Another selection of crime movies, with a couple of more horror themed titles in there too and what is this, a romantic drama?


Maggie Cheung and Kenny Bee in A Fishy Story, the romantic drama I mentioned above. Extremely highly recommended by Michael at Hong Kong Rewind and Phantom of Pulp and recommendations don't come anymore informed than from those two.


A Bloody Fight, with it's generic title, I expect little more than a generic HK action/crime movie but it has a great cast of old school stars and is heavy on the violence and sometimes that's all you need.


I know little of this late 70's triad crime thriller other than that it has a reputation of being action packed (for it's time), sometimes it's great to take a gamble, you win some, you lose some!


Gunmen, Kirk Wong's 1930's set action film exec.produced by Tsui Hark and with a category III rating. I saw this in the early 90's but haven't seen it since, kind of like a Chinese version of The Untouchables if I remember correctly. It features another good cast including Tony Leung Ka Fai, Waise Lee and Elvis Tsui.


Vice Squad 633, another late 70's crime flick and again one I took a chance on, I lap this stuff up!


The Island, No not the Michael Bay movie but seemingly a mid 80's Deliverance inspired horror, with a cool poster.


The Beasts, Picked this up on reputation alone, a Hong Kong nasty by all accounts.

Keep an eye out for the fourth and final part, featuring a bunch of Fortune Star remasters.

5 comments:

Steve said...

Thanks for posting this, I decided to order A Blood Fight from dddhouse for £3.23.

Daniel Thomas said...

'a bloody fight' is very enjoyable...

© Deliria said...

Did these dvds come in slipcases? I ask this because they look shrinkwrapped to me and the Legendary Collection prints the info on the back of the slipcases.

A hero never dies said...

Deliria, None of the Joysales Legendary collection discs came with a slipcase, where the sleeve has a poster design on front and back, a separate sheet is included with the synopsis and dvd information.

Daniel Thomas said...

the packaging of the joy sales discs had changed. i'm guessing that, in an attempt to economise they have ditched the old style slipcases. this probably happened after the hiatus in their release schedule that happened several months back...

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