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 seems to be a mixture of corporate video and the tamer type of travelogue. Cheesy…

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. They are both a mix of broad, goofy comedy interspersed with moments of melodrama. Corey…

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 blog I have jotted down a few of my thoughts about some of the major…