13th Apr2017

Review Round-Up: ‘Three’ & ‘Sword Master’

by Phil Wheat

THREE Stars: Louis Koo, Wei Zhao, Wallace Chung, Siu-Fai Cheung, Suet Lam, Hoi-Pang Lo, Michael Tse, Adrian Wong, Kathy Wu | Written by Ho Leung Lau, Tin Shu Mak | Directed by Johnnie To When a cop, a wounded crime boss and a doctor are thrown together in the hustle and bustle of an emergency […]

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05th Mar2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Connected’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Louis Fan, Barbie Hsu, Ye Liu, Eddie Cheung, Gong Beibi, Carlos Chan, Flora Chan, Ankie Black, Ken Hung, Felix Lok | Written by Larry Cohen | Directed by Benny Chan Engineer Grace Wong is kidnapped by thugs looking for her brother. Though her captors have destroyed the telephone in the […]

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04th Jan2017

‘Call of Heroes’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Louis Koo, Ching Wan Lau, Eddie Peng, Jing Wu | Directed by Benny Chan From traditional martial arts arse-kicking, to fast and furious swordplay, with wire work which does NOT look fake and is used sparingly to emphasise the films fight scenes rather than be the centre of attention – unlike Crouching Tiger for […]

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30th Nov2016

Cine Asia to return with Benny Chan epic ‘Call of Heroes’

by Phil Wheat

For fans of Far East action, be it bullet-ballets, martial art epics or heroic bloodshed films, the name Cine Asia used to mean a LOT. Taking up the baton from the defunct Hong Kong Legends label, for five years Cine Asia put out some fantastic films from the Far East on DVD and Blu-ray. That […]

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