The choreography in the 2nd last fight scene in Fong Sai Yuk 2

Fong Sai Yuk 2 is jam packed with lots of great action, which is hardly surprising considering that Corey Yuen Kuei and Yuen Tak are credited as action directors for the film. Hong Kong kung fu movies are often derided as being crap by many westerners, and I consider this to be unfair. Many aspects…

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…

Fong Sai Yuk – Random Thoughts

Part comedy, part broiling melodrama, Fong Sai Yuk (1993) is good solid entertainment in the form of a kung fu film. Directed by master choreographer Corey Yuen Kuei, it boasts an excellent cast including Jet Li (Fong Sai Yuk), Josephine Siao Fong Fong (Miu Chui Fa - Fong Sai Yuk’s kung fu fighting Mum), Paul…