Monthly Archives: February 2011

In passing… Dragons of the Orient

Made in China in the late 80s, Dragons of the Orient is a respectful survey of martial arts set against a lush backdrop of cultural sites and natural scenery and accompanied by a swelling soundtrack. The tone of this movie … Continue reading

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A few notes about Fong Sai Yuk 2

Fong Sai Yuk was such a huge hit when it was released in 1993 that work was started on Fong Sai Yuk 2 and it was released in the same year! Personally I find both films to be equally enjoyable. … Continue reading

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Body Weirdness in film: Chesty Morgan and Weng Weng

Some friends and I recently had ourselves a film night. We had a theme – the use of grotesque bodies and disordered body imagery in film – and watched 3 films that we felt fit with that theme. I have … Continue reading

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The depiction of bodies in ‘Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril’

Some friends and I recently had ourselves a film night. We had a theme – the use of grotesque bodies and disordered body imagery in film – and watched 3 films that we felt fit within that theme. I have … Continue reading

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Fong Sai Yuk: Choreography

Corey Yuen Kuei and Jet Li have worked together in many films, the first of which was Fong Sai Yuk (1993). Yuen is a highly skilled choreographer, capable of producing beautifully detailed action sequences and elaborate set pieces. In this … Continue reading

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