192 relations: A Better Tomorrow, A Chinese Ghost Story, Aces Go Places, Acrobatics, Action film, Alan Mak (director), Amazon (company), Andrew Lau, Angela Mao, Anna and the King, Auteur, B movie, Boxer from Shantung, Brigitte Lin, British Empire, Bruce Lee, Bruceploitation, Bulletproof Monk, Cantonese, Cantopop, Chang Cheh, Cheng Pei-pei, Chinatown, Chinese Civil War, Chinese culture, Chinese language, Chinese literature, Chinese martial arts, Chinese opera, Ching Siu-tung, Chow Yun-fat, Cinema City Enterprises, Cinema of China, Cinema of Japan, Cinema of Taiwan, Cinema of the United States, City on Fire (1987 film), Come Drink with Me, Communist Party of China, Computer-generated imagery, Confucianism, Connie Chan, Crippled Avengers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Culture of Hong Kong, David Bordwell, Dean Shek, Desperado (film), Dragon Inn, Dragon Lord, ..., Drunken Master, Dubbing (filmmaking), East Asia, Ekin Cheng, Enter the Dragon, Enter the Fat Dragon, Entertainment Weekly, Eunuch, Executioners from Shaolin, Expect the Unexpected (film), Face/Off, Fantasy, Fearless (2006 film), Film genre, Fist of Fury, Five Deadly Venoms, Full Contact, Gen-X Cops, Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, Golden Swallow (1968 film), Gordon Liu, Gun fu, Hard Boiled, Hero (2002 film), Heroic bloodshed, Hip hop music, Hitman (1998 film), Hollywood, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Movie DataBase, House of Flying Daggers, Infernal Affairs, Jackie Chan, Jackie Chan Stunt Team, James Bond, Jeff Yang, Jet Li, Jimmy Wang Yu, Jin Yong, John Woo, Johnnie To, Karl Maka, Kill Bill: Volume 1, King Hu, Kung fu film, Kung Fu Hustle, Kuomintang, Kwan Tak-hing, Lau Kar-leung, Legendary Weapons of China, Lethal Weapon 4, Liang Yusheng, List of cinema of the world, Lo Wei, Loft, Maggie Cheung, Mainland China, Mandarin Chinese, Martial arts, Martial arts film, Martin Scorsese, Milkyway Image, Mission: Impossible 2, MovieMaker, Mr. Nice Guy (1997 film), Musical film, Netherlands, New Fist of Fury, New Police Story, Nicholas Tse, Once Upon a Time in China, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, One-Armed Swordsman, Orange Sky Golden Harvest, Patrick Macias, Patrick Yau, Peking opera, Peking Opera Blues, Peking Opera School, Police Story (1985 film), Preternatural, Prison on Fire, Project A, Purple Storm (film), Quentin Tarantino, Raymond Wong Pak-ming, Reservoir Dogs, Ringo Lam, Rob-B-Hood, Robert Rodriguez, Romance film, Rumble in the Bronx, Running Out of Time (1999 film), Rush Hour (1998 film), Sammo Hung, Second Sino-Japanese War, Shanghai, Shanghai Noon, Shaolin Soccer, Shaw Brothers Studio, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Stage combat, Standard Chinese, Star Wars, Stephen Chow, Stunt, Stunt double, Swordsman II, Take, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, The Big Boss, The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple, The Corruptor, The Departed, The Fearless Hyena, The Killer (1989 film), The Legend of Zu, The Matrix, The Mission (1999 film), The Replacement Killers, The Storm Riders, The Swordsman (1990 film), The Wachowskis, Ti Lung, Time and Tide (2000 film), Triad (organized crime), Tsui Hark, Varieties of Chinese, Vengeance (1970 film), Way of the Dragon, Who Am I? (1998 film), Wire fu, Wong Fei-hung, Wu-Tang Clan, Wushu (sport), Wuxia, Yuen Biao, Yuen Woo-ping, Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain, 1970s in Hong Kong, 1980s in Hong Kong, 1990s in Hong Kong. Expand index (142 more) » « Shrink index
A Better Tomorrow is a 1986 Hong Kong crime film, directed by John Woo, and starring Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung and Chow Yun-fat.
A Chinese Ghost Story is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark.
Aces Go Places,, also known in the United States as Diamondfinger or Mad Mission, is a 1982 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Eric Tsang, and starring Samuel Hui and Karl Maka.
Acrobatics (from Greek ἀκροβατέω akrobateō, "walk on tiptoe, strut") is the performance of extraordinary human feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination.
Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases.
Alan Mak Siu-fai (born 1 January 1965), is a Hong Kong writer, director, actor and producer.
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.
Andrew Lau Wai-Keung (born 4 April 1960) is a Hong Kong film director, producer, and cinematographer.
Angela Mao Ying (born 20 September 1950) is a Taiwanese actress and martial artist who appeared in many martial arts films in the 1970s.
Anna and the King is a 1999 biographical drama film loosely based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam (and its 1946 film adaptation), which give a fictionalized account of the diaries of Anna Leonowens.
An auteur ('author') is an artist, such as a film director, who applies a highly centralized and subjective control to many aspects of a collaborative creative work.
A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial movie, but not an arthouse film.
The Boxer from Shantung is a 1972 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh and Pao Hsueh-li, and starring Chen Kuan-tai, Ching Li and guest stars David Chiang.
Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia (born 3 November 1954) is a Taiwanese actress.
The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.
Lee Jun-fan (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do, one of the wushu or kungfu styles.
Bruceploitation (a portmanteau of Bruce Lee and exploitation) refers to the practice on the part of filmmakers in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan of hiring Bruce Lee look-alike actors ("Lee-alikes") to star in many imitation martial arts films in order to cash in on Lee's success after his death.
Bulletproof Monk is a 2003 American superhero comedy film directed by Paul Hunter in his directorial debut, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Seann William Scott, and Jaime King.
The Cantonese language is a variety of Chinese spoken in the city of Guangzhou (historically known as Canton) and its surrounding area in southeastern China.
Cantopop (a contraction of "Cantonese pop music") or HK-pop (short for "Hong Kong pop music") is a genre of Cantonese music made primarily in Hong Kong, and also used to refer to the cultural context of its production and consumption.
Chang Cheh (10 February 1923 – 22 June 2002) was a Chinese film director.
Cheng Pei-pei (born 6 January 1946) is a Chinese actress perhaps best known for her performance in the 1966 King Hu wuxia film Come Drink with Me.
A Chinatown is an ethnic enclave of Chinese or Han people located outside mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan, most often in an urban setting.
The Chinese Civil War was a war fought between the Kuomintang (KMT)-led government of the Republic of China and the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest cultures, originating thousands of years ago.
Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases mutually unintelligible, language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
The history of Chinese literature extends thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the mature vernacular fiction novels that arose during the Ming Dynasty to entertain the masses of literate Chinese.
Chinese martial arts, often named under the umbrella terms kung fu and wushu, are the several hundred fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China.
Traditional Chinese opera, or Xiqu, is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China with roots going back to the early periods in China.
Ching Siu-tung (born 1953), also known as Tony Ching, is a Hong Kong action choreographer, actor, film director and producer, who has directed over 20 films, including the critically acclaimed supernatural fantasy A Chinese Ghost Story (1987).
Chow Yun-fat, SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor.
Cinema City Enterprises Ltd (In Chinese 新藝城市企業有限公司) also known as Cinema Capital Entertainment and Cinema City Entertainment, formerly Cinema City and Films Co. is a Hong Kong company involved in the creation Hong Kong Cinema.
The cinema of China is one of three distinct historical threads of Chinese-language cinema together with the cinema of Hong Kong and the cinema of Taiwan.
The has a history that spans more than 100 years.
The cinema of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) is deeply rooted in the island's unique history.
The cinema of the United States, often metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on the film industry in general since the early 20th century.
City on Fire is a 1987 Hong Kong crime film written, produced and directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sun Yueh.
Come Drink with Me is a 1966 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by King Hu.
The Communist Party of China (CPC), also referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators.
Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life.
Connie Chan Po-chu was born in 1947 to impoverished parents, one of at least nine siblings, in Guangdong, China.
Crippled Avengers is a 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh and starring four members of the Venom Mob.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film, conceived and directed by Ang Lee.
The culture of Hong Kong, or Hongkongese culture, can best be described as a foundation that began with Lingnan's Cantonese culture (which is distinct to begin with) and, to a much lesser extent, non-Cantonese branches of Han Chinese cultures.
David Bordwell (born July 23, 1947) is an American film theorist and film historian.
Dean Shek (sometimes written Shek Tien) a.k.a. Dean Shek Tin (born 17 May 1950) is a veteran Hong Kong feature film actor and film producer with over 92 films acting credits to his name.
Desperado is a 1995 American contemporary western action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez.
Dragon Inn (also known as Dragon Gate Inn) is a 1967 Taiwanese wuxia film written and directed by King Hu.
Dragon Lord is a 1982 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the film.
Drunken Master is a 1978 Hong Kong comedy martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-Ping, and starring Jackie Chan, Simon Yuen Siu-Tin (aka Yuen Siu-TIen), and Hwang Jang-Lee.
Dubbing, mixing or re-recording is a post-production process used in filmmaking and video production in which additional or supplementary recordings are "mixed" with original production sound to create the finished soundtrack.
East Asia is the eastern subregion of the Asian continent, which can be defined in either geographical or ethno-cultural "The East Asian cultural sphere evolves when Japan, Korea, and what is today Vietnam all share adapted elements of Chinese civilization of this period (that of the Tang dynasty), in particular Buddhism, Confucian social and political values, and literary Chinese and its writing system." terms.
Ekin Cheng (born 4 October 1967) is a Hong Kong actor and singer.
Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong-American martial arts action film, directed by Robert Clouse, and starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, and Jim Kelly.
Enter the Fat Dragon is a 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in the film.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
The term eunuch (εὐνοῦχος) generally refers to a man who has been castrated, typically early enough in his life for this change to have major hormonal consequences.
Executioners from Shaolin or Hung Hsi Kuan is a 1977 Shaw Brothers kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung.
Expect the Unexpected is a 1998 Hong Kong action film directed by Patrick Yau and starring Lau Ching-wan and Simon Yam.
Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action film directed by John Woo, written by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary, and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
Fearless, also known as Huo Yuanjia (霍元甲) in Chinese, and as Jet Li's Fearless in the United Kingdom and in the United States, is a 2006 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu and starring Jet Li.
A film genre is a motion picture category based on similarities in either the narrative elements or the emotional response to the film (namely, serious, comic, etc.). Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism.
Fist of Fury (also known as “The Chinese Connection”) is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Lo Wei, starring Bruce Lee in his second major role after The Big Boss (1971).
Five Venoms ('五毒' – Cantonese: Ng5 Duk6) a.k.a. Five Deadly Venoms is a cult 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Chang Cheh, starring the Venom Mob, with martial arts choreography by Leung Ting, and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, about five kung-fu fighters with unique animal styles: the Centipede, the Snake, the Scorpion, the Lizard, and the Toad.
Full Contact is a 1992 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Simon Yam, Anthony Wong and Ann Bridgewater.
Gen-X Cops is a 1999 Hong Kong action crime film directed by Benny Chan, starring Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung and Sam Lee.
The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards is a film festival and awards ceremony held annually in Taiwan.
Golden Swallow, also known as The Girl with the Thunderbolt Kick, is a 1968 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Chang Cheh.
Gordon Liu (Lau Ka-fai, birth name Xian Jinxi; born August 22, 1951) is a Chinese martial arts film actor and martial artist.
Gun Fu, a portmanteau of gun and kung fu (also known as Gun Kata, bullet ballet or gymnastic gunplay), is a fictional style of sophisticated close-quarters Gunfight resembling a martial arts battle played out with firearms instead of traditional weapons.
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Hero is a 2002 Chinese wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou.
Heroic bloodshed is a genre of Hong Kong action cinema revolving around stylized action sequences and dramatic themes such as brotherhood, duty, honour, redemption and violence.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Hitman is a 1998 Hong Kong action film directed by Stephen Tung, starring Jet Li, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam and Gigi Leung.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
The Hong Kong Movie DataBase (HKMDB) is a bilingual (English and Chinese) website that was created in 1995 by Ryan Law to provide a repository for information about movies originating from Hong Kong and the people who created them.
House of Flying Daggers is a 2004 wuxia romance film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro.
Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak.
Chan Kong-sang, SBS, MBE, PMW (生; born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.
The Jackie Chan Stunt Team, also known as Jackie Chan's Stuntmen Association is a group of stuntmen and martial artists who work alongside Jackie Chan.
The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.
Jeff Yang is an American writer, journalist, businessman, and business/media consultant who writes the "Tao Jones" column for the Wall Street Journal.
Li Lianjie (born 26 April 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born in Beijing.
Jimmy Wang Yu (born March 28, 1943) is a Taiwanese actor, film director, producer and screenwriter.
Louis Cha Leung-yung, (born 6 February 1924), better known by his pen name Jin Yong, is a Chinese wuxia ("martial arts and chivalry") novelist and essayist who co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper Ming Pao in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief.
John Woo SBS (Wu Yu-seng; Ng Yu-sum (Cantonese); born May 1, 1946) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer.
Johnnie To Kei-fung (born 22 April 1955) is a Hong Kong film director and producer.
Karl Maka is a Hong Kong film producer, director, actor and presenter.
Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Hu Jinquan (29 April 1932 – 14 January 1997), better known as King Hu, was a Chinese film director based in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Kung fu film is a subgenre of martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema set in the contemporary period and featuring realistic martial arts.
Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts gangster comedy film, directed, co-produced and co-written by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role.
The Kuomintang of China (KMT; often translated as the Nationalist Party of China) is a major political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, based in Taipei and is currently the opposition political party in the Legislative Yuan.
Kwan Tak-hing, MBE (27 June 1905 – 28 June 1996) was a Hong Kong actor who played the role of martial artist folk hero Wong Fei-hung in at least 77 films, between the 1940s and the 1980s.
Lau Kar-leung (28 July 1934 – 25 June 2013), also known as Liu Chia-liang, was a Hong Kong-based Chinese actor, filmmaker, choreographer and martial artist.
Legendary Weapons of China (aka Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu) is a 1982 martial arts fantasy film directed by Lau Kar-Leung.
Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action comedy film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock, and Jet Li (in his American film debut).
Chen Wentong (5 April 1926 – 22 January 2009), better known by his pen name Liang Yusheng, was a Chinese writer.
This is a list of cinema of the world by continent and country.
Lo Wei (sometimes spelled Lo Wai, 12 December 1918 – 20 January 1996) was a Hong Kong film director and film actor best known for launching the martial arts film careers of both Bruce Lee, in The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, and Jackie Chan, in New Fist of Fury.
A bunk bed loft can be an upper storey or attic in a building, directly under the roof (US usage) or just a storage space under the roof usually accessed by a ladder (British usage).
Maggie Cheung Man-yuk (born 20 September 1964) is an actress from Hong Kong.
Mainland China, also known as the Chinese mainland, is the geopolitical as well as geographical area under the direct jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.
Martial arts films are a subgenre of action films, which feature numerous martial arts fights between characters.
Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years.
Milkyway Image (Hong Kong) Ltd. is a production company based in Hong Kong.
Mission: Impossible 2 (also stylized as Mission: Impossible II and abbreviated as M:I-2) is a 2000 American action spy film directed by John Woo and starring Tom Cruise, who also served as the film's producer.
MovieMaker is an American publication focused on the art and business of filmmaking with a special emphasis on independent film.
The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
New Fist of Fury is a 1976 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Lo Wei and starring Jackie Chan.
New Police Story is a 2004 Hong Kong action film produced and directed by Benny Chan, and also produced by and starring Jackie Chan.
Nicholas Tse Ting-fung (born 29 August 1980) is a Hong Kong singer, songwriter, actor and entrepreneur.
Once Upon a Time in China is a 1991 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by Tsui Hark, starring Jet Li as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (also known as Desperado 2) is a 2003 American contemporary western action film written, directed, produced, photographed, scored, and edited by Robert Rodriguez.
One-Armed Swordsman is a 1967 Hong Kong wuxia film produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio.
Orange Sky Golden Harvest (OSGH), previously known as Golden Harvest from 1970 to 2009, is a film production, distribution, and exhibition company based in Hong Kong.
Patrick Macias (born 1972 in Sacramento, California) is an American author and co-author of several titles on pop culture fandom, specifically relating to Japanese culture and otaku culture in America.
Patrick Yau Tat-Chi is a Hong Kong film director and assistant director best known for making independent films for Milkyway Image, the production company owned by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai.
Peking opera, or Beijing opera, is a form of Chinese opera which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics.
Peking Opera Blues is a 1986 Hong Kong film directed by Tsui Hark.
The Peking Opera Schools were boarding schools located throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, specialising in teaching Peking opera.
Police Story is a 1985 Hong Kong action film written and directed by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the lead role.
The preternatural or praeternatural is that which appears outside or beside (Latin præter) the natural.
Prison on Fire is a 1987 Hong Kong action film directed by Ringo Lam and starring Chow Yun-fat and Tony Leung Ka-fai about the friendship of two inmates of a Hong Kong prison and their conflicts with the prison guards and other prisoners/triad members.
Project A (also known as Pirate Patrol and Jackie Chan's Project A) is a 1983 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film written and directed by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the film.
Purple Storm is a 1999 Hong Kong action film directed by Teddy Chan, and narrated by Daniel Wu, who also starred in the film.
Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American director, writer, and actor.
Raymond Wong Pak-ming (born 8 April 1946; sometimes transliterated as Raymond Wong Bak-ming) is a Hong Kong film producer, playwright, director and actor.
Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American heist thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino in his feature-length debut.
Ringo Lam Ling-Tung (Cantonese: Lam Ling-tung), is a Hong Kong film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Rob-B-Hood (also known as Robin-B-Hood, literally: Baby Project) is a 2006 Hong Kong action comedy film written, produced and directed by Benny Chan, and starring Jackie Chan, Louis Koo, Yuen Biao and Michael Hui.
Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American filmmaker.
Romance films or romance movies are romantic love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theaters and on TV that focus on passion, emotion, and the affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters and the journey that their genuinely strong, true and pure romantic love takes them through dating, courtship or marriage.
Rumble in the Bronx is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film starring Jackie Chan and Anita Mui.
Running Out of Time (literal title: Hidden War) is a 1999 Hong Kong action thriller film produced and directed by Johnnie To and starring Andy Lau as a cancer-ridden criminal who challenges a police negotiator, played by Lau Ching-wan, to a 72-hour battle of wits and courage.
Rush Hour is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Jim Kouf and Ross LaManna from a story by LaManna.
Sammo Hung (born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema.
The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945.
Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.
Shanghai Noon is a 2000 American-Hong Kong martial arts western comedy film starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu.
Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong martial arts sports comedy film co-written and directed by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role.
Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. was the largest film production company of Hong Kong.
Snake in the Eagle's Shadow is a 1978 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Yuen Woo-ping in his directorial debut, and starring Jackie Chan, Hwang Jang Lee and Yuen Woo-ping's real life father, Yuen Siu Tien.
Stage combat or Fight choreography is a specialised technique in theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers.
Standard Chinese, also known as Modern Standard Mandarin, Standard Mandarin, or simply Mandarin, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the sole official language of both China and Taiwan (de facto), and also one of the four official languages of Singapore.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
Stephen Chow Sing-chi (born 22 June 1962) is a Chinese film director, actor, producer, political adviser of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and martial artist.
A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on television, theatre, or cinema.
A stunt double is a type of body double, specifically a skilled replacement used for dangerous film or video sequences, in movies and television (such as jumping out of a building, jumping from vehicle to vehicle, or other similar actions), and for other sophisticated stunts (especially fight scenes).
Swordsman II, also known as The Legend of the Swordsman, is a 1992 Hong Kong wuxia film very loosely adapted from Louis Cha's novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer.
A take is a single continuous recorded performance.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, also known as The Master Killer, Shaolin Master Killer and Shao Lin San Shi Liu Fang, is a 1978 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Liu Chia-liang and produced by Shaw Brothers, starring Gordon Liu.
The Big Boss (alternately titled Fists of Fury) is a 1971 Hong Kong martial arts action film written and directed by Lo Wei, with assistance from Bruce Lee.
The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple is a Chinese silent film serial directed by Zhang Shichuan.
The Corruptor is a 1999 American action thriller film directed by James Foley, starring Chow Yun-fat and Mark Wahlberg.
The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan.
The Fearless Hyena is a 1979 Hong Kong kung fu film written, directed by and starring Jackie Chan.
The Killer is a 1989 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh.
The Legend of Zu, also known as Zu Warriors, is a 2001 Hong Kong film produced and directed by Tsui Hark.
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis (credited as The Wachowski Brothers) and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.
The Mission (lit. The Gunfire) is a 1999 Hong Kong crime film produced and directed Johnnie To, and starring Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Lui, Lam Suet, and Simon Yam.
The Replacement Killers is a 1998 American action film directed by Antoine Fuqua in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker and Kenneth Tsang.
The Storm Riders is a 1998 Hong Kong wuxia fantasy film based on the manhua series Fung Wan by artist Ma Wing-shing.
The Swordsman, also known as Swordsman, is a 1990 Hong Kong wuxia film.
Lana Wachowski (formerly Laurence "Larry" Wachowski, born June 21, 1965) and Lilly Wachowski (formerly Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski, born December 29, 1967) are American film and TV directors, writers, and producers.
Tommy Tam Fu-Wing (born 19 August 1946), better known by his stage name Ti Lung, is a Hong Kong actor, known for his numerous starring roles in a string of Shaw Brothers Studio's films, particularly The Blood Brothers,The Avenging Eagle, Clans of Intrigue, The Duel, The Sentimental Swordsman and its sequel, as well as the classic John Woo film A Better Tomorrow.
Time and Tide is a 2000 Hong Kong action film directed, produced and co-written by Tsui Hark.
A triad is one of many branches of Chinese transnational organized crime syndicates based in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as the United States, Canada, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, South Africa, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand.
Tsui Hark (Từ Khắc, born 15 February 1950), born Tsui Man-kong, is a Vietnam-born Chinese film director, producer and screenwriter.
Chinese, also known as Sinitic, is a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family consisting of hundreds of local language varieties, many of which are not mutually intelligible.
Vengeance (報仇; original Hong Kong title, Bao chou) is a 1970 kung fu film directed by Chang Cheh, and starring David Chiang and Ti Lung.
The Way of the Dragon (released in the United States as Return of the Dragon) is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film written, produced and directed by Bruce Lee, who also stars in the lead role.
Who Am I? (also known as Jackie Chan's Who Am I?) is a 1998 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Benny Chan and Jackie Chan, who also starred in the lead role.
Wire fu is an element or style of Hong Kong action cinema used in fight scenes.
Wong Fei-hung (9 July 1847 – 25 March 1924), born Wong Sek-cheung with the courtesy name Tat-wun, was a Cantonese martial artist, physician, and folk hero, who has become the subject of numerous martial arts films and television series.
Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from Staten Island, New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa.
Wushu is a martial art and a full-contact sport.
Wuxia (武俠, IPA), which literally means "martial heroes", is a genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists in ancient China.
Yuen Biao (born 26 July 1957) is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist.
Yuen Woo-ping (born 1945) is a Hong Kong martial arts choreographer and film director, renowned as one of the most successful and influential figures in the world of Hong Kong action cinema.
Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is a 1983 Hong Kong supernatural fantasy film directed by Tsui Hark, who attempts to combine Hong Kong action cinema with Western special effects technology.
Hong Kong in the 1970s underwent many changes that shaped its future, led for most of the decade by its longest-serving and reform-minded Governor, Murray MacLehose.
1980s in Hong Kong marks a period when the territory was known for its wealth and trademark lifestyle.
The 1990s in Hong Kong marked a transitional period and the last decade of colonial Hong Kong.
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