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« Thread started on: Sep 11th, 2004, 08:37am »

I'll post mine later after some thinking... but what's everyone's top ten?
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 11th, 2004, 09:40am »

OK here we go...

10. Green Snake.
(Maggie Cheung, Joey Wong, a Tsui Hark film...what more can I say? It may be flawed but the Cinematography and Music along with the two leads' performance is absolutely stunning.)

9. Infernal Affairs 2.
(My personal fav of the trilogy. Antony Wong vs. Francis Ng...WOW. Two of the greatest actors in HK cinema.)

8. Bride With White Hair.
(It's just superb. Brigitte Lin is one of the greatest actresses. PERIOD.)

7. Hero.
(Just gets better with each new viewing.)

6. Summer Breeze Of Love.
(Cant quite put my finger on it but it's just so cute and always cheers me up. Maybe it's because, as my girlfriend puts it...i'm a TWINiac. lol.)

5. Running Out Of Time.
(Johnnie To's best movie. Andy Lau and Lau Ching Wan are great in this.)

4. Zu Warriors.
(The original Tsui Hark film is a masterpiece. Shame about the recent sequel.)

3. Tai Chi Master.
(Not only is the movie full of great action...it's just plain FUN too.)

2. Swordsman 2.
(Jet Li kicks ass here. Just plain cool...oh yeah!)

1. Once Upon A Time In China 2.
(What did you expect? Spy Dad? No way!!! LOL.)
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 11th, 2004, 10:01am »

on Sep 11th, 2004, 09:40am, PaulJ wrote:
OK here we go...

10. Green Snake.
(Maggie Cheung, Joey Wong, a Tsui Hark film...what more can I say? It may be flawed but the Cinematography and Music along with the two leads' performance is absolutely stunning.)

9. Infernal Affairs 2.
(My personal fav of the trilogy. Antony Wong vs. Francis Ng...WOW. Two of the greatest actors in HK cinema.)

8. Bride With White Hair.
(It's just superb. Brigitte Lin is one of the greatest actresses. PERIOD.)

7. Hero.
(Just gets better with each new viewing.)

6. Summer Breeze Of Love.
(Cant quite put my finger on it but it's just so cute and always cheers me up. Maybe it's because, as my girlfriend puts it...i'm a TWINiac. lol.)

5. Running Out Of Time.
(Johnnie To's best movie. Andy Lau and Lau Ching Wan are great in this.)

4. Zu Warriors.
(The original Tsui Hark film is a masterpiece. Shame about the recent sequel.)

3. Tai Chi Master.
(Not only is the movie full of great action...it's just plain FUN too.)

2. Swordsman 2.
(Jet Li kicks ass here. Just plain cool...oh yeah!)

1. Once Upon A Time In China 2.
(What did you expect? Spy Dad? No way!!! LOL.)


hey seraph bro.... u noe wat...
ur top 3 are in my top 10 too...

so is Running out of Time..... hero

but I must add Hard Boiled... Prison on Fire
Drunken Master 2 on the list....n of cos Fist of Legend...
hey Seraph sent me a more detail top 10... maybe i will post it on my site soon....
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 12th, 2004, 11:35am »

My Favourite HK movies of all time would be:

1. Hero - Never been so hyped about a particular film, was a little disappointing at first but the more i watched it the more i loved it until i realised it was my favourite movie of all time. The cinematography will completely stun you, the acting is excellent by all cast members, an unpredictable story with so many twists and turns and the fights arn't bad either. One more thing...where else are you going to find Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi and Donnie Yen in a film!? grin

2. Once Upon a Time in China 2 - Most probably the best martial arts movie i've ever seen. Jet Li's portrayal of Wong Fei Hung is brilliant and all the characters have a personality of their own, throw in some comedy relief and a strong story and you end up with not the best installment in the series but one of the greatest movies ever.

3. Future Cops - Not everyones cup of tea, but i have to say that i found this movie absolutely hilarious, in fact i'd say it's the funniest movie i've ever seen. Not to be taken seriously this spoof of Street Fighter is as random as it gets. With a mega star cast from Andy Lau to Chingmy Yau and Jacky Cheung to Ekin Cheng this is HK movie heaven. Dicky Cheung and Yuen King Tan totally cracked me up and the action scenes are just pure crazy. There is one way of describing this Wong Jing movie. A hell of a lot of fun!

4. Fong Sai Yuk - Corey Yuen proves that he is just as talented director as fight choreographer with this movie. This multi genre movie blends comedy, action, romance and so much more to make it one of the most entertaining movies i have ever seen. With another excellent cast including martial art masters Jet Li and Chiu Man Cheuk battling it out and Josephine Siao providing lots of the comedy with Jet. The movie contains one of the most stand out fights i have seen with Jet Li and Sibelle Hu fighting each other on a crowd of people trying not to touch the floor. It's got to be seen to be believed.

5. Infernal Affairs 3 - I keep chopping and changing with the IA films, can't quite pick a favourite but at this precise moment in time i have to say that the final in the trilogy is the one i love the most. A very confusing and unpredictable story, works both as prequel and sequel with a literally on the edge of your seat story as all is revealed in the finale. Top acting with all involved including Leon Lai and Chen Dao Ming who make a welcome appearance. The soundtrack performed by Hacken Lee works perfectly with the film.

6. Shaolin Soccer - The first Stephen Chow movie i saw, i enjoyed it the first time i watched it. I loved it the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th times etc. At first the movie didn't interest me all that much when i didn't recognise much of the cast including Stephen Chow and i'm not all that keen on football but my expectations were shattered. This movie is a generally touching feel good movie, very funny and the footie scenes are excellently choregraphed by expert Tony Ching Siu Tung.

7. Last Hero in China - I feel that this will probably come as the biggest surprise out of my choices of Jet Films. I think this movie is one of his most under rated. The amazing and imaginitive 'wire fu' fights which are directed by Yuen Wo Ping are the main attraction with people flying, kicking and throwing each other all over the place. From the first encounter with Jet against 3 members of the boxer society to the impressive fight that pits Jet against Gordon Liu on a wooden bridge, but nothing compares to the final one on one with Jet as a rooster fighting a giant centipede and then Jet turning into drunken master supremo. The rest of the cast do a good job and the movie is genarally funny, a more light hearted and fun perspective to the Wong Fei Hung movies.

8. Mr Vampire - I wasn't expecting all that much from this movie, it had been lying in my collection for quite a while but i have to say i was very pleasantly surprised. An extremely funny movie with some stunning action scenes and great characters. Ricky Hui is a blast! A very different sort of vampire movie to The Twins Effect and in my opinion a lot better.

9. Naked Killer - A classic, which HK movie fan hasn't seen this? The movie is completely over the top, it's not surprising that Wong Jing directed this as it combines sexy girls with insane action and gore. Chingmy Yau and Carrie Ng have never looked so hot as they sizzle on screen. wink

10. Fight Back to School - Thorougly entertaining film. I did nothing but laugh my head off all the way from start to finish. One of the funniest HK movies i've ever seen with the usual Stephen Chow feel good factor.

Runners up - Iron Monkey, Project A part II, My Father is a Hero, Royal Warriors, King of Comedy, The Eye
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 12th, 2004, 10:08pm »


Nick... guess wat? u r one of the few ppl tht agree wif me about Infernal Affairs 3...
too many ppl dis it as crap and bs.... but I luv it... I personally reckon it is the most thoughprovoking one in the series.... while it may not be as enjoyablle as IA or as smart as IA2.... it is very much a move that raises more questions than it answers and probably the hardest one to film.... grin
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 12th, 2004, 11:08pm »

Here's my stab at a top 10 or 10 movies I remember enjoying. Come to think of it, if I remember enjoying it, it HAD to be good!

Happy Together - definitely my all time favourite movie without a doubt. A movie about loneliness, isolation, love, identity, shot as a road trip with one of Chris Doyle's best cinematography, and a killer soundtrack, this has it all. As well, I watched it in the summer that heralded the beginning of my youth. What more could I ask for?

Fallen Angels - Again Chris Doyle did an awesome job as DOP here. As a creature of the night, this is the film for me about me...or not. If there is a fault of the movie, it has to be Leon Lai's haircut - how can ultra cool WKW and his crew not give Leon a better hair cut?

The final scene with Michelle Reis riding pillion with Takeshi Kaneshiro through the tunnel and into a dawning HK (the film's only scene of daylight) will be forever imprinted in my memory.

PTU - Another film about the night, this is a simple but powerful film by To. Gotta love Simon Yam's restrained but equally powerful performance. Best scene of the movie (Simon Yam to random street punk in arcade) "Rub off that tattoo"

He's Not Heavy, He's My Father - The best of Peter Chan's trilogy (or was there more?) of HK yuppie films done by UFO productions, this movie is an ode to the HK of yesteryear. In the back of our minds we've always wondered whether one film can handle 2 Tony Leungs (Chiu Wai and Ka Fai) but here, they form a brilliant combo as father/son/friend. Funny and nostalgic.

Infernal Affairs - What is there left to say about this movie? Shows that HK CAN indeed make a big production movie with substance, style and some other superlatives beginning with "s". Rarely has the hype been utterly annihilated by the end result.

Young & Dangerous Trilogy - Ok I cheated here by combining the 3 films under the one banner. However, watch them back to back and you see they all are episodes of one giant movie, just like what Sam Raimi is trying to do with Spider-man. Watch it and remember that Ekin Cheng was actually cool once, and as much as I hate to say it, Jordan Chan can talk the talk and walk the walk. The pick of the lot has to be Episode/Volume 3 as we see that Chan Ho-Nam is indeed THE man. Quote of the movie "Why does it always have to be HUM KAR CHARN?!"

Comrades: Almost a Love Story - Again an ode to HK of the early 80's this to me is an old school style romantic film where the tension is allowed to build and simmer at its own pace. As the character's lives unfold and drift apart, we cannot help but yell "Just get together damn it!" Chris Doyle's cameo would steal the show if not for the fact that everyone in the movie did such a good job - though I have a sneaking suspicion Doyle, in playing a drunken English teacher, is actually playing himself. Quote of the movie (Doyle teaching a class the different tones of English) "Go to hell, GO TO HELL!"

Golden Chicken - You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll do the both simulatenously. Slightly longer than necessary, this finds a nice balance at not being overly cheesy, gross out or glorifying the sex trade. I challenge you not to cry at the final scenes with Sandra Ng running through HK with Danny Chan's song "What do we seek in life?" playing in the background.

The Longest Nite - Someone described this on IMDB as being "The Usual Suspect" in Macau and I cannot argue with that. To me, the first "noir" pic from HK, with 2 of my fave actors Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Lau Ching Wan going head to head, toe to toe in a manner not seen since Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in "Heat" (yes it's that good). I believe Johnny To was involved in this in either a uncredited director's role, or producer of some sort (the credited director is one of To's crew of writers), and his influence shows.


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« Reply #6 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 12:52am »

I can't think of 10 yet (on my 15mins break smiley)

here my top 5

1 . OUATIC 2 : the camera works, the ambiences, the characters, the fightings , the stories just bring you back to that place in time, the place that you might heard from your elders when you were a little chai smiley
oh ya and Li, Jen, Big Eyes Chi-Lam....

2. The Longest Night : every frame captured the moment and the mood that made me say I have never seen a HK movie like this b4

3. Flirting Scholars : Stenphen Chow finest comedy action nonesense (moleitau ?) movies I just love that movie

4. The Mission : the elevator scene was it for me

5. Hard-Boiled : John Woo and Chow jun-fat and Tony Leung , teahose shooting scene, hospital crazyness production and the coolest badguy of the five venoms fame smiley
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 8th, 2005, 12:28am »

havin viewed... bullet in the head and the killer this yr....
i would add tht to my list...
they were simply mind blowing movies... well done mr. john woo...

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« Reply #8 on: Sep 19th, 2005, 8:06pm »

fong sai yuk
fong sai yuk II
stormriders
police story
police story II
police story III
prodigal son
a chinese ghost story
a chinese ghost story II
a chinese ghost story III

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« Reply #9 on: Sep 19th, 2005, 8:20pm »

just shows tht sequels can be so damn good...

i love fong sai yuk....the action, acting n comedy was great...... jet had good chemistry with michellle... but i kinda didnt hav the same feelin for the 2nd one....

u like chow yun fat movies?
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 20th, 2005, 7:24pm »

Chow Yun Fat can be quite funny as in Tiger on the Beat.
Have watched the witch from nepal, and the better tommorrow trilogy and the seventh curse
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 25th, 2005, 12:18pm »

neva watched witch from nepal.... was it good? who else is in it?
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 25th, 2005, 2:51pm »

the witch from nepal also has some other Hk stars which I'm not sure of and Dik Wai, was on SBS last year.

I would agree with you on IF III about the more questions than answers part of it. However it kinda ties in the knots from the previous two.
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« Reply #13 on: Sep 26th, 2005, 9:27pm »

i especailly like the mirror image of andy n tony... yes it is cheesy.. n sorta cliche.. but it works for me
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on Sep 26th, 2005, 9:27pm, Andrew wrote:
i especailly like the mirror image of andy n tony... yes it is cheesy.. n sorta cliche.. but it works for me


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