Monthly Archives: December 2011

Great Quote No. 8

“Broadly speaking, there are two ways of looking at the West’s ‘Asian romance’: ‘a controlled setting in which to be exposed to and (perhaps) examine certain notions of linguistic, racial and cultural difference’ (Fore) or ‘a flirtation with the exotic … Continue reading

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Wire fu in Romeo Must Die

“If the film (Romeo Must Die) cannot integrate Jet Li into his own film, it stumbles even more over its incorporation of ‘Hong Kong action’. Romeo Must Die is, visually, a post-Matrix film, but it does not have its predecessor’s … Continue reading

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Romeo Must Die

“With Jet Li going to war as only he can,” smirks the cover of my Romeo Must Die DVD, “Romeo Must Die is alive and kicking.” This film purports to be a Jet Li vehicle – “his first English-language lead … Continue reading

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The Replacement Killers – Director’s Commentary

The Replacement Killers – Director’s Commentary Obviously I have not been getting out into the fresh air enough. Recently I spent many hours transcribing large excerpts from the director’s commentary on the Collector’s Edition DVD release of The Replacement Killers. … Continue reading

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