May 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

For a long time, it had been considered "unfilmable", until a daring Milos Forman teamed up with writers Gerome Ragni and James Rado to create one of the best musical transitions from stage to screen. Converted directly from Broadway to a [...]

Man Wanted

May 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

Since director John Woo’s work has caught the eyes and attention of American audiences, gritty Hong Kong action movies have become an integral part of the genre for many fans. In "Man Wanted" director Benny Chan pitches Simon Yam and Yu Rong [...]

The Outlaw Josey Wales

March 2, 1999 // 0 Comments

Clint Eastwood is a man of many talents and he has become absolutely iconoclastic in two very different genres. His action-thriller Dirty Harry character is still one of the toughest cops around, and his portrayal of the Man Without Name remains one of [...]

From The Earth To The Moon

January 10, 1999 // 0 Comments

"From The Earth To The Moon" is a 12-hour long TV miniseries that was initiated and produced by Tom Hanks for HBO. After its broadcasting it was immediately obvious that this series was an outstanding effort in recounting the events that were [...]

Tai Chi II

October 10, 1998 // 0 Comments

After a series of excellent domestic releases and tastefully selected titles, Tai Seng have now released Yuen Woo Ping’s "Tai Chi II" on DVD. This director, with films like "Wing Chun" or "Drunken Master" to his credit, is [...]


September 18, 1998 // 0 Comments

Earlier this year a stunning TV mini-series was announced on the NBC network, featuring a remarkable cast and some very interesting special effects. When it finally aired in April, it turned out that "Merlin" was actually delivering what it [...]

The Frighteners

August 15, 1998 // 0 Comments

Ever since the release of "Brain Dead" in 1992, known as "Dead Alive" here in the US, Peter Jackson has become synonymous with off-beat macabre humor in the nineties. Universal Home Video has now released Jackson’s latest film, [...]

The Bride With White Hair

July 11, 1998 // 0 Comments

After only four titles, Tai Seng’s domestic releases have established themselves as outstanding films that are released as excellent DVD discs. It makes Tai Seng the most important publisher of Hong Kong movies in the US, and, indeed, worldwide, as [...]

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 [...]

A Chinese Ghost Story

May 12, 1998 // 0 Comments

When I first heard that the "A Chinese Ghost Story" trilogy is coming to DVD I was cautiously ecstatic, especially so because I had heard that Media Asia remastered the movie for DVD and had given the soundtrack a remix. Still, Media Asia is [...]
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