are links to one of my pastimes. I love to watch Asian Cinema...from
the easily accessible to the obscure. Now don't get me wrong, I'm
not the end all be all authority on this genre, but that's something I'm
looking to change! If you're into the same thing, then e-mail me.
It's cool to find other enthusiasts...and I hope my links help you out!
I know that the term "Asian Cinema" is highly abused here, the reason for
that is you can't just term everything as Hong Kong Action or Japanese
Action...and what about Bollywood? So it seems the best term for
now. Ciao for now!
Another page I'd like to bring to the forefront is one that was created by none other
than yours truly. And I've STILL not changed my opinion yet.
Tarantino is a Loser!
that I Like!
I guess I can start off with some movies that I really liked and add a
brief commentary. I'm not a professional film critic, but I'm part
of the audience that the movie industry works to please, so I think I'm
qualified to have an opinion. These are not in any particular order,
but they are my favorites.
movie was really good. It was a good balance between action and comedy.
It actually gets serious towards the end of the movie, but I won't ruin
it for you if you've never seen it. Jet Li is absolutely adorable
and Josephine Siao is brilliant as his mother. This is a MUST SEE
film. "Super Shoe!!"
the opening scene I was riveted to the screen. Chow Yun-Fat shines
as a professional assassin. This man brings acting to a higher level.
The story is rather bland, but Chow Yun-Fat and Danny Lee take it and create
a masterpiece...the only drawback was Jenny's character...I found her so
irritating, but women are not really important in John Woo movies, or at
least the ones I've seen.
had some really great action scenes. Once again, Jet Li manages to
amaze me with his gravity defiant abilities. And I should also say
that this story actually works, it's much more enjoyable than its American
version. And the love interest/tension is a real plus...it's a great
really shows off CYF's acting ability. I think the story is pretty
good, and the gambling scenes are great. Wait 'til God of Gamblers
loses his memory, it's priceless! And that's a really fierce game
this is my favorite HK movie ever. Leslie Cheung is so...angelic?
The scholar is so klutzy but so sincere that he's so endearing...not even
Joey Wong's Ghost could resist him! I just recently bought the DVD
to this one, and it's very good quality.
in the Head
is a really good movie. I believe this is my favorite John Woo so
far. Everyone plays their respective parts very well. Tony
Leung is great, but I think Jackie Cheung and Simon Yam are the real stars
in this movie. This is a serious film, but I feel quite comfortable
recommending it to anyone.
with White Hair 1
so it's no secret that I absolutely adore Brigitte Lin, but I think she
is so great in this movie. My only gripe about this movie is that
you never really see Leslie Cheung's face 'cos his hair is covering it
most of the time. But the action scenes are awesome.
La Vie, Mon Cheri
this movie! Lau Ching-Wan is now the oh-so-impossible to find ideal
guy! OK, all kidding aside, this is a tearjerker but it's really
great! For once I liked Anita Yuen, and I wasn't irritated by her
at all. And Lau Ching-Wan...excuse me...mind if I say WOW!
the section that actually makes the page....it's my direction to you to
go to other pages!!! I can even slack off when I'm supposed to provide
information to people!!! Life is grand. I'm all for putting
off anything work-like.
Movies Newsgroup Want to hear the latest and the greatest?
Want to get the scoop on the current fad? Wanna know if there's an
Asian film festival near you? THIS IS THE PLACE TO GET IT!
Yun-Fat: God of Actors By far, one of the most informative and
well-researched CYF sites out there! She has not updated and in fact, I believe the page is defunct. The info is still out there, however...so enjoy!
Free Man in Hong Kong - Chow Yun-Fat This is a unique twist on
CYF...focuses more on his non-heroic bloodshed work. PLUS, she had
the DISCERNING EYE and put up MY "QT is a Loser" page. NO, it's not
You can rent HK DVDs from here! They have Japanese DVDs! THEY
HAVE BOLLYWOOD! Just try them out! It's very easy and convenient!
Hey, I finally saw 'Expect the Unexpected' without doing permanent radioactive
damage to my brain because I didn't have to sit so close to the TV to read
the damn subtitles!
Enterprises A really great place to get VCDs. Now,
I don't know how reliable this place is, and it seems a bit confusing to
order from there, but they have some titles I never thought I'd see!
Kong Movie Database Another extremely extensive HK site.
I don't know if 'database' is exactly the word I would use to describe
it, but it's a veritable source of HK film guidance.
Forbidden Books and Video Where I go to rent Asian Action...they don't have Bollywood...yet.
On another note, they do carry Giant Robot and they have the hugest collection
of Asian Cult Cinema back issues!
Records Where I go to get all of my CDs...but also because they
have an awesome selection of HK films on Laserdisc...and their video collection
isn't too shabby, you know? He rents HK DVDs but don't even THINK you can
take a DVD you bought back if it doesn't play on your player, because "if
I took back every DVD that didn't play, I'd be stocked with lots of the
same title on the used rack." Just a word of caution.
Kong Pop For all of your Canto Pop and soundtrack needs.
This service is very reliable, you usually get your order within ten days!
Motion and Sound Formerly Five Star Laser. Movies! I also found the soundtrack to "Fallen Angels" which I was very glad of. They were pretty prompt
and extremely courteous. Highly recommended.
Internet Movie Database A great resource for cross referencing
actors and directors. Very good!
Page There are a lot of Asian Cinema freaks out there! If you're
one of them, you may be able to swap movies here!
Video Australia Home Page - Having trouble finding that video?
This place might be of some help, unfortunately they only sell PAL format
for those of us here in the USA.
VHS Conversion - Having trouble viewing that PAL format video on an NTSC VCR?&nbps; This place is very reasonable and the quality of tranferred videos are excellent.
Search of Miami This is another great place to find movies!
Now a word of caution about VSOM, it's been said that these videos are
not of the best quality, so if you're looking for crystal clear images,
I would suggest you ditch the video and VCD format altogether and go after
Seng Video If you are a fan of HK videos, this place is it!
Since the dawn of the DVD era, maybe video will become more affordable.
If I really wanted to get wild with my fantasies, maybe they can find it
in their hearts to put movies on ONE tape instead of two tapes and charge
twice the price. But, last time I checked, it's called "Tai Seng
Video", not "Kissaki's Video", so I doubt they'll heed my suggestions any
The Planet's Biggest Video Store...You can't rent videos there anymore,
but they have a great selection you can purchase from!
Girl's Guide to Hong Kong Movies This is EXACTLY what I look for in
a HK movie page! ;)
on Fire This is a place where you can find out the latest in
HK film releases. Also has individual pages on CYF, Michelle Yeoh,
and Jackie Chan.
Shinya Tsukamoto For those blown away by the Tetsuo the Iron Man!
THIS GUY IS RESPONSIBLE! I just wish I could get the soundtrack!
Li Central For those of you who are into Jet Li!
Movie Shelf's Sonny Chiba Page This is a great page! These guys
really know their stuff! And Q. Tarantino gets egg on his face!
Trust me. So when can I expect to see a site on Sue Shiomi?
Malaysia Unofficial Website of Jacky Cheung I LOVE JACKY!!!
Bullet in the Head Rules!
Cheung Internet Fan Club Ever since I saw "A Chinese Ghost Story,"
I've been a fan. There's a rumor that he's supposed to be touring
later this year...anyone have any info?
Express For those of you who love Leslie Cheung....his latest
film. Well, as of this date (8/28/99)
in Hong Kong Another great place for movies! As for their
stars sections, you'll find mainly the huge superstars, not any up and
comings. But still a very well designed site. This one's based
in the UK, so I'm not even sure if the videos they are selling are available
in NTSC format.
Kung Fu Flix Formerly Shaw Brothers Kung Fu Movies Page, yet another resource for movies!
For all of you Japanese film freaks!
Express Mainly for those who can read Chinese, so if you can,
then you're in luck!
that's it for now!
my links and write me if you're
a fellow HK film freak!
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