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A BETTER TOMORROW (John Woo, 1986)
From the director of last year's Festival hit The Killer comes this earlier work, an ultraviolent, hyperkinetic gangster melodrama which virtually began a whole new stylistic trend in the loyal-to-th… Read more

A CHINESE GHOST STORY 2 (Ching Siu-Tung, 1990)
The second chapter of A Chinese Ghost Story has all the same ingredients as the first: high style, low comedy, explosive special effects, rap renditions of classical Taoist poetry and so on. But the … Read more

LI LIANYING - THE IMPERIAL EUNUCH (Tian Zhuangzhuang, 1991)
From Tian Zhuangzhuang, the director of Horse Thief, comes this unique re-telling of the long reign of Tz'u-hsi, the Empress Dowager of turn-of-the-century China, as seen through the memory of Li Lia… Read more

MR CANTON AND LADY ROSE (Jackie Chan, 1989)
Hong Kong superstar, Jackie Chan, whose films combine breathtaking action, amazing stunts and self effacing humour, tries a change of pace with Mr Canton and Lady Rose. Based on a Damon Runyon story … Read more

THE ICEMAN COMETH (Fok Yiu-Leung, 1989)
These days Hong Kong movies are full of figures from the past transplanted into the present, causing mayhem at every turn. The most hyped product of the genre is The Terra Cotta Warrior, but The Icem… Read more

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