Anthony Wong

Vampire Effect

April 8, 2004 // 0 Comments

Just as American horror films have degraded into mostly brainless, dim-witted teenie assaults in recent years, Hong Kong horror films have also changed form. While they are not quite as hard trying to be hip – meaning they are not insulting us with the [...]

Golden Swallow

November 14, 2002 // 0 Comments

During the 80s, Hong Kong brought forth a good number of fantasy films and especially spurred by the success of Tsui Hark’s 1987 ’A Chinese Ghost Story’ other films meddled with the same themes. ’Golden Swallow’ is one such film, released in [...]

The Heroic Trio

November 11, 2002 // 0 Comments

In their quest to mutilate every Hong Kong move that crosses their path, Miramax and Buena Vista Home Entertainment are now throwing the superb apocalyptic fantasy tale ’The Heroic Trio’ in the market in yet another loveless release. The film was [...]

Time And Tide

August 27, 2001 // 0 Comments

Tsui Hark is surely one of the finest directors to come out of the frenetic world of Hong Kong cinema. While his foray into Hollywood action films toward the end of the 1990s met with the same grisly fate as most Jean-Claude Van Damme star vehicles, the [...]

Armageddon (HK)

June 28, 2001 // 0 Comments

Unlike the Michael Bay blockbuster of the same name, Gordon Chan’s "Armageddon, " also known under its original title "Tian di xiong xin," does not predict an end of the world by forces from outer space, but from force much more [...]

Black Mask

December 10, 1999 // 0 Comments

In the wake of Jet Li’s recent recognition among American moviegoers, it is hardly surprising that some of his films that predate his appearance in "Lethal Weapon 4" are slowly trickling into the US mainstream. Artisan Entertainment has just [...]

The Untold Story

July 9, 1999 // 0 Comments

I do not consider myself squeamish or easily unsettled, but one thing I have to admit, Tai Seng’s "The Untold Story" is one of the most disturbing and horrific movies I have ever seen! Interestingly the first time I heard about the film, the [...]

Organized Crime & Triad Bureau

June 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

I really enjoy fast paced and speedy action movies, but "Organized Crime & Triad Bureau" left even me breathless. It is a non- stop, full-throttle, Hong Kong action spectacle that fulfills all its promise admirably. Unlike American action [...]

The Executioners

March 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

With their first domestic release a few months ago (The Heroic Trio), Tai Seng showed us just how good well-transferred Hong Kong movies can look. It’s time for more, and Tai Seng have beaten their previous record with this one. "The [...]

The Heroic Trio

December 1, 1997 // 0 Comments

Tired of those big budget Hollywood movies that rely more on heavy-duty special and computer-generated effects than overall content and actual acting? Try this one. "The Heroic Trio" is a perfect example of how modern Hong Kong cinema can easily [...]