Tai Chi Master: Chin Siu Ho Interview

One of my very favourite movies is Tai Chi Master, directed by Yuen Wu Ping and starring Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh and Chin Siu Ho. Chin is a fabulous performer and on my DVD copy of this film he gives an interview. I have transcribed excerpts from this interview that I found interesting and you…

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP4ZWqh1oPg  Directed by Tsui Hark, action direction and martial arts choreography by Sammo Hung, starring Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Carina Lau, Bingbing Li and Chao deng. This film is a gorgeous piece of whimsy and I’m glad that I saw it on the big screen. It is a lavish adventure story that exploits its…

The fight in the White Lotus Temple in Once Upon A Time in China 2: a detailed analysis (part 1)

The beginning of this fight scene (choreographed by Yuen Wu Ping) shows Wong Fey Hung (played by Jet Li) and his offsider in this scene, Luke (played by veteran Shaw Brothers star David Chiang), being greeted by a creepy little girl who is some sort of a child-mascot in residence at the sect’s temple. This…