Tsui Hark

Tsui Hark (Chinese: 徐克, born 15 February 1950), born Tsui Man-kong, is a Vietnam-born Chinese film director, producer and screenwriter. Tsui has produced & also directed several influential Hong Kong films such as A Better Tomorrow; A Chinese Ghost Story; Once Upon a Time in China; and most recently, blockbusters such as Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon. He is viewed as a major figure in the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema and has been regarded by critics as “one of the masters of Asian cinematography.”

Tsui was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, to a large Chinese (Hoa) family with sixteen siblings. Tsui showed an early interest in show business and films; when he was 10, he and some friends rented an 8 mm camera to film a magic show they put on at school. He also drew comic books, an interest that would influence his cinematic style. By the age of 13, he and his family immigrated to Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark
Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark

The Big Heat

A cop (Waise Lee) is losing the control of his right hand and cannot pull the trigger on time anymore. Before any accident happens, he decides to resign. Meanwhile his friend and informer is brutally murdered in Malaysia. Before leaving the force, he decides to find the killers with the help of his buddy, a young cop and an inspector from Kuala Lumpur.

Knock Off

Marcus Ray, a sales representative for “V SIX” jeans, and his partner, Tommy Hendricks, are about to be busted for selling “knock off” jeans. Their American contact, Karan Leigh, who by the way is not only their employer but a CIA agent sent to find the mole in their operation, is threatening them with a jail term if they do not prove their innocence.

Double Team

He’s a one-man arsenal… with enough voltage to rock the free world. They Don’t Play by the Rules. You’re either on their side…or in their way. America’s top counter-terrorist usually works alone…this time he’s got company.

Tri-Star

A new Year’s comedy about a romance between priest Leslie Cheung and prostitute Anita Yeun.

Love in the Time of Twilight

Like many young people of the 1920s, Kong and Yan are infected with the “happily ever after” syndrome waiting for their perfect match. Unlike other love stories, this couple journeys through murder, ghostly spirits and true sacrifice all in the name of love.

Green Snake

A mischievous snake who assumes human form interferes with the romance between her reptilian sister and a hapless man.

The Chinese Feast

Former member of a triad, Sun seeks to emigrate to Canada. He decides to become a great chef of chinese cooking and follows the teaching master Au.

Twin Dragons

Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.

King of Chess

Two independent stories involving chess wizards are interwoven to satirize the politics of the Chinese Cultural Revolution as well as Taiwan’s capitalist boom of the 1970’s.

Working Class

Yam, Sunny and Ah Hing are buddies and all dismissed creating havoc in their jobs. The trio is employed by a noodle factory, which has a very poor labor relationship. The manager, supervisor and foreman are always picking on their subordinates. Finally the workers decide to take an united front to oppose their superiors…

Shanghai Blues

In 1937 Shanghai, a soon-to-depart soldier meets a young woman under a bridge during a Japanese air raid. They vow to meet after the war ends, but they don’t know each other’s name or face. Ten years later, the young woman, a nightclub singer, takes in a naive girl fresh from the country. The country girl falls in love with the would-be song-writer upstairs who, unbeknownst to the singer, is none other than the soldier … Read more

Peking Opera Blues

The film is set in 1913 Beijing, during Yuan Shikai’s presidency of the Republic of China. It depicts the adventures of a team of unlikely heroines: Tsao Wan, a patriotic rebel who dresses as a man; Sheung Hung, a woman in search of a missing box of jewels; and Pat Neil, the daughter of a Peking Opera impresario.

The Butterfly Murders

A journalist attempting to solve a mystery in “Martial World” enlists the aid of a master fighter and a woman named Green Breeze. They go to a mysterious castle where they come across poisonous butterflies and a black-leather-clad killer.

Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind

A sociopathic beauty urges three nerdy pranksters to embark on a deranged rampage. Three slacker pals make a firebomb and plant it in a movie theater. Pearl, a cruel little girl, has seen the situation and has begun to control the bombers. The four crooks are planning increasingly risky actions.

All the Wrong Clues

A private investigator and a police inspector team up to pursue a notorious mobster, who is plotting to milk an old millionaire out of his highly-valued stocks and bonds. Along the way, the investigator crosses paths with a femme fatale and silly gangsters.

The Battle at Lake Changjin II

Continuing on from “The Battle At Lake Changjin”, this movie follows brothers Wu Qianli and Wu Wanli as they take on a new task for the People’s Volunteer Army, to defend a bridge which is part of the American troops escape route out of the Korean war.

The Battle at Lake Changjin

In the winter of 1950, in the icy and snowy area of Changjin Lake, a bloody battle between the United States and China was about to begin. China and the United States respectively sent the most elite troop troops to fight-the 9th Corps of the Chinese People’s Volunteers, the 1st US Marine Division, and the 7th Infantry Division.

The Blade

A young man adopted by a renowned swordsmith, discovers that his real father was killed by a powerful bandit called Lung. Leaving to seek revenge, he runs foul of a group of vicious desert scum, losing his right arm in the process. After being nursed back to health, he eventually learns to compensate for his loss and returns to confront the man who murdered his father.

Once Upon a Time in China

Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces’ (English, French and American) plundering of China.

Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

In the fifth century, constant civil war scarred western China. To escape death, Ti, a young scout, jumps through a crevice in the Zu mountains where he meets and becomes the apprentice of Ting Yin, a spiritual man with great fighting powers. They encounter a monk, Hsiao Yu, also a great fighter and a good man, but unfriendly to Ting. Because Ting and Hsiao can’t work together, it falls to Ti to team with Hsiao’s … Read more

The Wicked City

The story takes place in Hong Kong in a conflict between worlds of Humans and “Rapters” (“Reptoids” in some dubbed versions) before the handover. A special police unit in the city are investigating a mysterious drug named “Happiness”. Taki, one of the policemen, meets his old lover Windy, who is a rapter and now a mistress of a powerful old rapter named Daishu. Taki and other special police members track down and fight Daishu, but … Read more

I Love Maria

RoboCop as a woman… The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria, the gang’s #2 thug. When Pioneer 2 gets damaged during a mission to kill an outcast gang member, an inventor on the police force takes her and changes some of her programming. This new code, plus … Read more

Black Mask II

The Black Mask must stop a group intent on setting off a DNA bomb that could cause mutations to the human race.

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

Dee, the detective serving Chinese empress Wu Zetian, is called upon to investigate a series of strange events in Loyang, including the appearance of mysterious warriors wearing Chiyou ghost masks, foxes that speak human language and the pillar sculptures in the palace coming alive.

A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon

The year is 1974. A young Hong Kong Chinese, Mark (Chow Yun-Fat), travels to Saigon to make his fortune. There, he encounters a mysterious femme fatale, the lovely Kit. As he becomes more involved in her various underworld deals, a tragic romance develops. On the eve of the outbreak of war, Kit’s past returns to endanger her, and Mark must risk everything for the one true love of his life…

Once Upon a Time in China II

In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military.

Once Upon a Time in China V

Epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong Fei-Hong and Aunt Yee return to do battle against these evil forces.

Once Upon a Time in China III

Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the ‘Dancing Lion Competition’ to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back

Tang Monk brings three disciples on a journey to the West. On the outside, everything seems harmonious. However, tension is present beneath the surface, and their hearts and minds are not in agreement. After a series of demon-capturing events, the monk and his disciples gain mutual understanding of each others’ hardships and unease. Finally, they resolve their inner conflict and work together to become an all-conquering, demon-exorcising team.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu. When the mysterious deaths of a series of loyal subjects threaten to delay the 690 A.D. inauguration of Empress Wu, China’s only female leader, she calls the infamous Detective Dee (Lau) back from an exile into which she cast him eight years earlier. Dee accepts the challenge and partners with gung-ho Commander Bei and … Read more

The Taking of Tiger Mountain

Based on the real life story of an incident in 1946 during the Chinese Civil War, the film involves a communist reconnaissance team soldier Yang Zirong who disguised himself as a bandit to infiltrate a local gang of bandits, eventually helping the main communist force to destroy the bandits. Based on the novel “Tracks in the Snowy Forest” by Qu Bo.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper Jade vanished. A new gang of marauders had taken over – innkeepers by day and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the rumoured location of a lost city buried under the desert, and its hidden treasure would only be revealed by a gigantic storm every 60 years. The gang used the … Read more

Seven Swords

Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.

All About Women

A series of intertwining stories focus on the lives and transformations of three women and their romantic relationships.

Zu Warriors

King Sky (Ekin Cheng), the sole disciple of the Kun Lun Sect, falls in love with his master Dawn (Cecilia Cheung). Dawn is killed when Insomnia destroys the Kin Lun Mountain. King Sky waits for two hundred years and meets Enigma (Cecilia Cheung), who is the reincarnation of Dawn, and in love with her again. However, Insomnia’s Blood Clouds is ready to destroy Zu…