geungsi, mama hung, shopping

I have been having good luck with my shopping lately. I was poking about in a DVD shop in Melbourne’s Chinatown recently when I found, on sale and literally gathering dust on a bottom shelf, a boxed set of Vampire themed kung fu movies: Mr Vampire 1-4, The Dead and the Deadly, Vampire versus Vampire,…

A small rambling blog about The Prodigal Son

Directed by Sammo Hung and starring Sammo, Yuen Biao, Lam Ching Ying and Frankie Chan. I really enjoyed this film enormously. It has plenty of humour, a little pathos and, as you would expect, excellent movement sequences. I had only seen Lam Ching Ying in Mr Vampire before and I found both his character and…

Mini review: Kung Fu Hustle

I am currently plodding my way through the writing of a blog about the plot structure in Fist of Legend. In the meantime I have posted a little review I wrote a couple of years ago for the blogspot blog I used to have: Kung Fu Hustle directed by and starring Stephen Chow. This is…

Getting into Kung Fu Cult Master

“As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.” Margaret Mead Kung Fu Cult Master is an enjoyable film but it contains many…