Now an established name in Hollywood after helming Fearless, Freddy vs. Jason, and Blood: The Last Vampire, Ronny Yu began his filmmaking career in the late 1970s and early 80s as a part of Hong Kong's New Wave of directors. Released in 1980, police thriller Savior is one of Yu's earliest directorial efforts, and features the blood and violence that would pave the way for later films like Freddy vs. Jason and Bride of Chucky. Inspectors Tong (Shaw Brothers regular Pai Ying) and Cheng (Kent Cheng) are investing a psychopathic serial killer who has been raping and murdering prostitutes. With the help of a young prostitute, they follow the bloody trail to tycoon's son Kwok who promptly kills all possible witnesses to protect his son. Desperate to catch the killer, Tong uses his own girlfriend as bait to lure Kwok into action.
Ryou, who has just settled into her apartment, becomes intrigued when the room next door reveals a female voice. The phone rings, the shower runs, then gasping. From what is exposed from the thin walls, "Neighbor Girl" reveals an unparalleled lifestyle to those who haven't watched it. Ryou, who is prone to sickness, assumes that her neighbor is in the midst of a rendezvous with her lover. However, her neighbor Satsuki becomes increasingly worried with the daily phone threats she receives. Without fully understanding what is demanded of her, the unseen threats become a source of continued terror for Satsuki. As Ryou becomes closer to Satsuki, this behavior gradually starts to escalate. Only a thin wall separates the offender and his victim; boundaries are trespassed and each vignette complicates as they meet. The worst course of action develops as they start their rendezvous.
Hung is a street-wise smart aleck and Mak is his dumb sidekick. They are partners, mostly in unlawful jobs. One night, the two are spotted by Zaza in the middle of a heist. Consequently, they go to jail. Hung hates Zaza for this. In prison they are befriended by old timer Hui. The three run afoul of boss Orca and try to avoid Orca by insulting chief warden Ko. They are brought before correction officer who is none other than Zaza. Hung hates Zaza more. When released, the three have a nice meal without paying. Once again they are in a police station where Hung meets his sworn enemy Wing. Zaza comes to bail Wing out who is her brother. Suddenly, Hung falls in love with Zaza...
Shin-Ae's life crumbles after the death of her husband. She moves with her son to a small town, where she attempts to pick up the pieces of her life, but things only worsen when her son is kidnapped. She then turns to religion for answers...
During World War II as Japanese armies push to conquer Northeast China and Korea, a young Chinese revolutionary escapes to Korea to join a wrestling tournament, where he defeats and upsets the Japanese...
Rope magic is the fourth episode of the "flower and snake" series, and another great example of the "Filmu Pinku" genre. The main ingredients of the film are lust, submission and bondage in typical Japanese style.
Director Feng Xiaogang ("The Banquet") brings this story of a military unit that refused to retreat, eventually paying with their lives; and their captain's ensuing struggle to get them officially listed as K.I.A. rather than M.I.A.
Three years have passed since Yan's boyfriend died in a motorcycle accident. Finally finding the strength to wean herself from mood-altering medication, she begins seeing visions of her lost lover, accompanied by painful unanswered questions...
Homicide detective Jae Shin is called in to investigate five accounts of murder that occurred within the same town. Based on the nature of the killing methods, the detective concludes the case as a serial murder. However, despite his efforts, the killer still remains at large. Concerned over his friend's frustration, Jae Shin's longtime friend Kyung Joo, a mystery novelist lends a helping hand - perhaps his sharp wit can shed some light into the matter. But Kyung Joo is shocked when he discovers that the killer has been fashioning the murders exactly as they appear on his novel. The truth is, Kyung Joo himself committed a murder ten years ago, but has been successful in repressing his killing urge for some time. Now, with his past secret on the verge of discovery, Kyung Joo knows time is running out.
Recent rises in the number of bank robbery cases are driving the citizens of Sampo into panic. A newly appointed police chief (Son Byung Ho) is brought in to shed some light into the matter. Hoping to boost the unit's public image, but more so his own, the greedy chief conducts field training aimed at fighting crime. But he is in for the biggest ridicule of his life! Taking the role of a mock bank robber is Jung Do Man (Jung Jae Young), a low-ranked traffic officer who believes in putting out his best on any given task, be it directing traffic or playing a robber for the in-house drill. While most of the team are looking to skate over the dreadful training, Do Man takes his role to a professional level - so much so that a SWAT team has to be called in to bring the training to its end. While the entire nation cheers on this pretend criminal through a national broadcast, Do Man continues to perfect his role. After all, he's just Going By the Book !
After centuries of war, the rival Heike and Genji clans have been reduced to little more than scrappy gangs of ill-kempt stragglers. The Heike led by hot-tempered Kiyomori (Sato Koichi) and the Genji led by criminally cool Yoshitsune (Iseya Yusuke) both catch wind that there's gold to be found in the small, remote town of Yuta. Showdown in little Yuta is inevitable when both clans come rolling into town at the same time. Joining the fray is a mysterious, nameless cowboy (Ito Hideaki) with the fastest guns in the west. Both clans are eager to enlist the ronin into their ranks, but he will only offer his services to the highest bidder.
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After his father is killed by a group of doped-up foreign kickboxing fighters, young Kem learns from a series of Muay Thai boxing masters until he is a lethal fighting machine, capable of taking his revenge.
Jersey (Nick Cheung Ka Fai) aspires to be the greatest gambler he can be. Being both cunning and possessing incredible fighting skills, he has all the attributes and appears to have reached the pinnacle of his profession after winning a pool match against his top competition. After learning about the heroic story of "Cool" a gambling king in Japan, he jets off to Tokyo with his girlfriend (Christy Chung Lai-Tai). They end up in a restaurant where they encounter the owner (Louis Koo Tin Lok), who deftly defends himself against local gangsters. Jersey recognizes the owner's fighting skills of the legendary Cool. The retired gambler tells him about his girlfriend Karen who is was injured in a shooting accident involving his traitorous gambling buddy Yeung Kwong and his enemy. The plot of "Conman in Tokyo" is easier to follow, than write about, but basically it tells a story about power of money and love, with a lot of silly comedy thrown in. The action sequences are quite good.
A valet sublimates his dreams of upward mobility by parking the cars of Hong Kong's jet set at an exclusive restaurant. But his daydreaming gets him in hot water when some of the vehicles turn up missing from the garage--and he's the cops' main suspect.
Jet Li plays a General who is betrayed by his own men and left for dead. But he survives, rattled to his core, only to hook up with a troubled gang of bandits. As it turns out, both need each other's help more than they realize.
After a series of crimes committed with a missing cop's gun, a desperate HK detective enlists the aid of a disgraced ex-detective named Bun, who claims to have the ability to see other people's thoughts.
A young gangster looking to escape his violent lifestyle travels to the mountains of Taiwan, where he encounters a group of zen drummers. Their profound way of life in turn changes his, until his troubled past resurfaces...
Hilarity seems to follow detectives Fatty and Lanky around every corner; and yet, sometimes they do their jobs well--in their own special way. But when a woman comes between them, they lose even their "special way" and are left with nothing but trouble.
Trivial Matters consists of seven breezy, revealing stories that are at once very Edmond Pang and very Hong Kong. A married couple (Crystal Tin, Chan Fai Hung) in therapy reveal how clueless they are about their partner's sexual needs. An actor (Chapman To) helps a prostitute recharge her phone. A rookie assassin (Shawn Yue) takes a hit with his hit at a bowling alley. A young man (Edison Chen) discusses toilet etiquette at a noisy dance club. Two high school friends (Gillian Chung, Stephy Tang) end up on starkly different paths in life after becoming young mothers. An instructional video from space recounts a nostalgic high school love story. A man (Eason Chan) comes up with the perfect strategy to solicit oral service from his conservative girlfriend. Candid, offbeat, and just a bit racy, Trivial Matters tweaks identifiable situations and encounters into humor, irony, and sudden moments of reflection.
In 1592, the Japanese army gains control of Jinju Fortress, situated along the Nam River in Korea. Choi Kyung Whei, the Korean general who lost control of his fortress along with its townspeople, is brought to the Japanese commander Kimura. Every captive is ordered to declare loyalty to the new regime or face death. Nongae, a geisha, slashes general Choi's neck, ending her own lover's life in what appears to be a gesture of submission to the enemy. Five centuries later, two botanists, Seong Hyun and Young Sin, head out to the mountains in search of a Chinese pink flower which according to an old folk tale is believed to possess the power of spirits. Out of nowhere, a stranger named Jae Jin who claims to know the couple joins them in their journey. But the mysterious traveler exhibits ominous behavior, especially when left alone with Young Sin. Surely enough, he ends up putting Young Sin in a great danger, enraging her lover Seong Hyun. As the two men engage in a mortal combat, they find themselves ensnared by mysterious shadows from the past.
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