Amber a.k.a The Ninja Squid not only writes the The Ninja Squid blog, she illustrates it as well! Amber is also one half of the creative team behind Two Fisted Podcast, hosted on the incredibly busy Podcast On Fire Network. As of writing this there is only one show available, but what a show it is, covering the Wang Lung Wei classic Hong Kong Godfather with a fantastic mix of in depth research and pure fun. It's a must listen! She is also a popular presence on facebook, both on her own and as part of The Heroic Sisterhood.
Okay, I somehow narrowed it down to 10 films total. Very difficult. Much more difficult than I had imagined. They're in no particular order. I hope I will still have friends after they see my choices. :) ~amber
Mr. Vampire IV.
I have probably seen this more than all of the other Mr. Vampire movies put together. Don’t you judge me.
That crazy human pyramid that the brothers form makes my eyeballs pop out of their sockets like a Tex Avery cartoon.
I would say that there are almost too many badasses in this film, but there’s no such thing.
God, I love this insanity so much that I can’t even be embarrassed about it. Lo Lieh in this movie. Seriously.
This is the film that I play for people when I’m trying to introduce them to modern HK cinema. Works every time.
Legendary Weapons of China.
The fight between Lau Kar Leung and Lau Kar Wing at the end of this movie blows my face off.
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars.
It was nearly impossible for me to choose my favorite Lucky Stars film, so I just went with this one because Andy Lau looks hilarious in that tank top.
The film that started my love for kung-fu flicks. It will always have a special place in my heart.
The Private Eyes.
Hands down, one of the funniest HK films ever made. How could any human being not love the Hui brothers?
I don’t think I’ve ever watched this sober, because I want to be just like Ti Lung in this movie when I grow up.