Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Poster for one of my favorite HK films ever! The 1996 Milkyway/Win's Entertainment co-production ,INTRUDER, is the warped brain child of prolific writer turned director for this film only, Sammy Tsang Kan-cheung. Almost completely different in tone from Tsang's other written works which include ROYAL WARRIORS, MY HEART IS THAT ETERNAL ROSE, KING OF COMEDY, SHAOLIN SOCCER, and KUNG FU HUSTLE (how is THAT for a resume?), INTRUDER is a relentlessly dirty thriller that can be fairly compared to darker Hitchcock. Equating the films proceedings to Hitchcock's PSYCHO is understandable as the wonderful Wu Chien-lien sheds her A MOMENT OF ROMANCE persona and rips into this cold blooded killer character.
That this is the lowest grossing Milkyway film,and virtually 'torpedoed Wu Chien-lien's film career'(thanks YTSL) is incredibly sad and defies my logic? This is not shiny happy people New Year's cinema or populous warm and fuzzy Wong Jing shenanigan's. INTRUDER was possible truth that people didn't want to face? Wayne Lai Yiu-cheung's character thus perfectly defining the HK audience. If I don't see it, it's not there. I'm just riffing here folks. I could be ALL wrong? =)
For another take on this wonderful film, plus a few screen shots, click on over to A Hero Never Dies. He's easing into his CAT III film watching like an old man easing into a warm bath (thanks Seinfeld). Carefully. It's a treat to see a HK film fan of over 20 years take his first tentative steps into this 'specialized' genre. Good stuff.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Angie Yu Chien is nestled snug in notorious Shaw Bros. director Ho Meng-hua's, CAVE OF THE SILKEN WEB.
Surely most noted for the films MEN BEHIND THE SUN in 1988 and a sequel of sorts, BLACK SUN: THE NANKING MASSACRE, in 1995, director Mau Dui-fai aka T.F Mous, was a Shaw Bros. genre director in the late 70's and early 80's. He was known to push the envelope with naughty and dangerous exploitation elements, more times than not, peppering the proceedings with some social commentary. The lobby cards above and below, from the 1980 roughie, LOST SOULS, is one such example. The film reels off in the extreme with a ton of nudity and torture-porn violence. It's a tough watch for most, even for me. Dui-fai, as sensationalistic as his celluloid exploits may seem, his images are rooted in realism. Which leads to us squirming in our seats upon seeing his films.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
DR. LAMB (1992)
In conjunction with the podcast release, since we spew about DR. LAMB and other Billy Tang Hin-sing flicks, I figured I would throw ya'll a few poster images from a few of my favorite Tang films. The DR. LAMB poster above I bought many moons ago and already in awfully damaged condition. And even this mangled version wasn't so cheap. It came folded, as most HK posters do, and just ravaged by use. It is a poster I hold dear, though, and will hopefully eventually upgrade and then frame.
It kinda pisses me off a bit that these posters weren't kept in better condition before I purchased them. But as a 'collector' of sorts and relegated to a tiny apartment, I can definitely see how difficult it is to sustain posters in pristine condition. I am much better off with these crumpled works of art than without them, though. I just love 'em so!
Click HERE to track back and see the 2 posters I have for my favorite Billy Tang Hin-sing film and one of my top 5 HK films of...yes....all time, RUN AND KILL. Now, git! Go and download This Week In Sleaze episode 2. Light a few scented candles. Pour yourself into a hot bubble bath. Squeeze a dollop of your favorite store brand body wash into your palm. And go down below. Enjoy yourself tonight!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
Before meeting up with R for din-din, Wei and I did our typical trek through my HK movie spots. I mentioned in a previous post that my HK movie selection has been steadily in decline. This trip wasn't much different. I have the majority of older films that are for sale and have recently only been picking up newer releases. Oh, well? You can't fight City Hall!
The above photo is my meager swag haul. Only 2 older flicks and the rest, new releases. And there is one booter in the batch, SHAOLIN, that I will be picking up once the original release comes out. The rest of the bunch is as follows, ALL'S WELL END'S WELL 2011, I LOVE HONG KONG, THE FIRST TIME IS THE LAST TIME, HARD TOUCHING, ALL ABOUT LOVE, VAMPIRE WARRIORS, and BRUCE LEE, MY BROTHER. The two oldies, THE FIRST TIME IS THE LAST TIME and HARD TOUCHING, I own in VCD form but neither have English subs. This DVD of HARD TOUCHING lacks subs as well but was worth a $5 shot. THE FIRST TIME IS THE LAST TIME, though, does have English subs, so I'm kinda excited to finally give it a go. The other flicks, with the exception of maybe ALL'S WELL END'S WELL 2011, I immediately add to the top of my queue. Especially SHAOLIN and ALL ABOUT LOVE. I'm even looking forward to pushing myself to the edge of sanity with Dennis S.Y. 'oh why oh why oh why?' Law's VAMPIRE WARRIORS. I hear it's just shit. Like the majority of this fellows films. These should keep me busy for a while. Until next trip.