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Jet Li and Joespehine Siao in ‘Fong Sai Yuk’

The characters of Fong Sai Yuk and his mother (who also happens to be his sifu) are central to the film Fong Sai Yuk, and the teamwork of the actors who play these characters – Jet Li and Josephine Siao … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Twin Warriors: Tian Bao and Jun Bao in Tai Chi Master

“… the best role of his career, not only sharing but sometimes stealing the spotlight from his super stellar colleague.” Paul Fonoroff on Chin Siu Ho, At the Hong Kong Movies, p. 353 In an interview on the Dragon Dynasty … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Master – Characters and Actors

According to my notes, the Chinese title for this film is Tai Ji Zhang San Feng. How does this literally translate? I am assuming that Tai Ji refers to the martial art that I know as Tai Chi. I know … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Yoghanza Theatre Company

Performed 8-11 September 2010 as part of the Kenneth Myer Asian Theatre Series at the Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Korean theatre company, Yoghanza, has devised a unique piece of theatre based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. To quote … Continue reading

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Donnie Yen Interview about OUTIC 2

I am currently writing posting blogs about one of my very favourite movies – Once Upon A Time in China 2 (OUTIC 2). This movie stars Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, Xiong Xin Xin, and legendary Shaw Brothers star … Continue reading

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Swordsman 2’s Invincible Asia and the tradition of cross dressing in kung fu movies

(My previous blog was about Brigitte Lin’s performance as Invincible Asia. This blog contains some thoughts about Swordsman 2’s transsexual villain Invincible Asia and the tradition of cross dressing in kung fu movies) In his review of Swordsman 2, critic … Continue reading

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