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  • John Woo’s Red Cliff Nominated at Asian Film Awards

    January 22, 2009 • Film, NewsComments Off on John Woo’s Red Cliff Nominated at Asian Film Awards

    John Woo’s historical epic “Red Cliff” scooped nominations for both best film and best director at the Asian Film Awards Wednesday. crienglish.com by Xie Tingting Hong Kong director John Woo’s historical epic “Red Cliff”

  • ‘Election’ Films Rise to the Top of the Hong Kong Gangster Class

    June 23, 2007 • Film, NewsComments Off on ‘Election’ Films Rise to the Top of the Hong Kong Gangster Class

    ‘Election’ Films Rise to the Top of the Hong Kong Gangster Class Washington Post by Stephen Hunter Washington Post Staff Writer If the subject is movies and you say “Hong Kong gangster,” you cannot but evoke, fairly or not, the great

  • Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing

    November 17, 2003 • Film, ProfilesComments Off on Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing

    Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing was born in Hong Kong on September 12, 1956; the youngest of ten children, his father was a successful tailor—and a largely unsuccessful father, as Leslie later recalled being a lonely and emotionally-neglected child. After receiving

  • Killer, The (1989)

    November 17, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Killer, The (1989)

    director John Woo Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Danny Lee Sau-Yin, Parkman Wong Pak-Man A Better Tomorrow may have made Chow Yun-Fat the biggest star of Hong Kong cinema, but The Killer boasts his most iconic role. The movie is also perhaps John Woo’s most

  • Peace Hotel (1995)

    November 17, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Peace Hotel (1995)

    Country: Hong Kong Director: Wai Ka-Fai Producer: John Woo (Ng Yu-Sam) Writer: Wai Ka-Fai Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Cecilia Yip Tung, Chin Ho, Lau Shun, Wu Chien-Lien (Ng Sin-Lin) Running Time: 86 min Plot: Legend has it that a homicidal maniac massacred over 200

  • Once A Thief (1991)

    November 17, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Once A Thief (1991)

    Director: John Woo (Ng Yu-Sam) Script: John Woo (Ng Yu-Sam) Producer: Terence Chang (Cheung Ka-Chun) Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing, Cherie Chung Cho-Hung, Paul Chu Kong, Kenneth Tsang Kong, John Woo (Ng Yu-Sam) Country: Hong Kong Language:

  • A Better Tomorrow III (1989)

    September 17, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on A Better Tomorrow III (1989)

    director Tsui Hark Tsui Hark and John Woo had a sort of a falling out, prompted by what seemed to be a lack of communication (and probably by Hark’s zealousness as a “controlling” producer), around the time that The Killer was made. Woo had

  • A Better Tomorrow (1986)

    August 29, 2003 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on A Better Tomorrow (1986)

    director John Woo The energy of the Hong Kong new wave was flagging by 1986, when it was rejuvenated by the long-deserved success of director John Woo and actor Chow Yun-Fat. The talented duo, teamed with actors Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, and Waise Lee (as well