Movies by Release Date: 1991

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The Spring Festival (1991)

Drama - 1 January 1991
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China's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991

Director:  Jian-zhong Huang

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China's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991


Collections: Jian-zhong Huang

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  Chinese Mandarin
Release Date:  1 January 1991

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烈火金刚 (1991)

War, Drama - 1 January 1991
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1941年,河北平原上发生了著名的五一大扫荡,日寇数万人对我根据地实行疯狂的三光政策,抗日军民不甘心做亡国奴,他们在党的领导下,对敌人展开反扫荡。话说这天,桥头镇发生了一场地裂山崩的战斗,八路军排长史更新(申军谊 饰)执行完掩护任务后,身负重伤,被区小队救回,藏在老乡的地洞里。侦察员肖飞(李强 饰)只身大闹县城,买回急需的西药。区长金月波(宋春丽 饰)借伪军队长刁士贵(葛优 饰)的婚礼变葬礼,成功策反伪军起义。丁尚武(赵小锐 饰)等人突袭敌营,救回被抓的大批妇女。他们在敌后神出鬼没,拔据点、烧炮楼、惩汉奸,打得敌人魂飞胆丧,有利配合了主力作战......

Director:  Hao Jiang, He Qun

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1941年,河北平原上发生了著名的五一大扫荡,日寇数万人对我根据地实行疯狂的三光政策,抗日军民不甘心做亡国奴,他们在党的领导下,对敌人展开反扫荡。话说这天,桥头镇发生了一场地裂山崩的战斗,八路军排长史更新(申军谊 饰)执行完掩护任务后,身负重伤,被区小队救回,藏在老乡的地洞里。侦察员肖飞(李强 饰)只身大闹县城,买回急需的西药。区长金月波(宋春丽 饰)借伪军队长刁士贵(葛优 饰)的婚礼变葬礼,成功策反伪军起义。丁尚武(赵小锐 饰)等人突袭敌营,救回被抓的大批妇女。他们在敌后神出鬼没,拔据点、烧炮楼、惩汉奸,打得敌人魂飞胆丧,有利配合了主力作战......


Collections: Hao Jiang, He Qun

Genres: War, Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1991

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北京小妞 (1991)

- 1 January 1991
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文静清秀的女孩金京(马雅舒饰)是北京“花裙子艺术团”的会计,她总是默默地为大家服务,腼腆又胆小。一日回家路上,刚刚得到的捐款被流氓抢劫一空,并且在流氓的威胁下,金京没敢揭穿他们。此事让她后悔不已,发誓要成为一个勇敢的人。机缘巧合,金京向一位神秘的老者学习了神功。学会此神功的她,不仅大显身手抓了不少非法分子,还得以参加艺术团的伴舞。然而流氓偷走了白悦悦(孙佳星饰)家的贵重纪念品,使悦悦哑了嗓子。“中学生青春杯文艺大奖赛”比赛在即,参加比赛的悦悦心急如焚。急中生智的金京将神功传给了悦悦,悦悦顺利拿到金奖。不仅如此,金京还在公安人员的帮助下,利用神功制服了坏蛋,赢得了小英雄的称号。

Director:  Zhiyu Qin

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文静清秀的女孩金京(马雅舒饰)是北京“花裙子艺术团”的会计,她总是默默地为大家服务,腼腆又胆小。一日回家路上,刚刚得到的捐款被流氓抢劫一空,并且在流氓的威胁下,金京没敢揭穿他们。此事让她后悔不已,发誓要成为一个勇敢的人。机缘巧合,金京向一位神秘的老者学习了神功。学会此神功的她,不仅大显身手抓了不少非法分子,还得以参加艺术团的伴舞。然而流氓偷走了白悦悦(孙佳星饰)家的贵重纪念品,使悦悦哑了嗓子。“中学生青春杯文艺大奖赛”比赛在即,参加比赛的悦悦心急如焚。急中生智的金京将神功传给了悦悦,悦悦顺利拿到金奖。不仅如此,金京还在公安人员的帮助下,利用神功制服了坏蛋,赢得了小英雄的称号。


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1991

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Bell of Purity Temple (1991)

116 min - - 1 January 1991
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In 1945, Japan is defeated in its war of aggression against China. During a panic retreat, a baby boy is abandoned, but is adopted and grows up to become and eminent monk. Thirty years later, he visits China and meets his real mother who is now elderly and weak.

Director:  Xie Jin

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In 1945, Japan is defeated in its war of aggression against China. During a panic retreat, a baby boy is abandoned, but is adopted and grows up to become and eminent monk. Thirty years later, he visits China and meets his real mother who is now elderly and weak.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1991

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Runtime:  1 h 56 min
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The Swordsman in Double Flag Town (1991)

91 min - Adventure - 1 January 1991
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Honoring his father's dying words, a young man comes to the dusty desert village of Double Flag Town to claim his bride. Everyone looks down upon him because he looks inept and ignorant. When he kills a man who is attempting to rape his bride, he provokes the wrath of the Lethal Swordsman who is the rapist's brother and also a famous killer. Will our hero choose to escape with his bride or face the Lethal Swordsman? A highly stylized martial-arts film, in the style of Sergio Leone meets Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Director:  He Ping
Writers:  He Ping, Zhengguang Yang

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Honoring his father's dying words, a young man comes to the dusty desert village of Double Flag Town to claim his bride. Everyone looks down upon him because he looks inept and ignorant. When he kills a man who is attempting to rape his bride, he provokes the wrath of the Lethal Swordsman who is the rapist's brother and also a famous killer. Will our hero choose to escape with his bride or face the Lethal Swordsman? A highly stylized martial-arts film, in the style of Sergio Leone meets Hiroshi Teshigahara.


Collections: He Ping

Genres: Adventure

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1991

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Production Companies:  Xi'an Film Studio

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Runtime:  1 h 31 min
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Bamboo In Winter (1991)

G Drama - 3 January 1991
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Choi returns from Chinese university to her village, wondering where the government will place her and what her life will be. She looks forward to the Preacher coming to the village and hopes he brings a miracle for her Grandma, who is ill. The cadre, the wealthiest and most influential man in the village intends to marry Choi, who says she is waiting to fall in love with someone younger and "whose ego is a bit less fed". When the preacher arrives he passes out sheets of paper to the villagers, who eagerly welcomed him. Choi takes Grandma to the Preacher's evening meeting, where he teaches them from his Bible. Choi finds herself wondering if this Bible can provide more insight on life than the evolutionary teachings from university. Cadre is seen observing the meeting from the outside. Choi's Father's Flashback of his Dreams: He and his wife are being beaten until they confess to some unnamed act.

Director:  Bill Myers
Stars:  Roy Chiao

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Choi returns from Chinese university to her village, wondering where the government will place her and what her life will be. She looks forward to the Preacher coming to the village and hopes he brings a miracle for her Grandma, who is ill. The cadre, the wealthiest and most influential man in the village intends to marry Choi, who says she is waiting to fall in love with someone younger and "whose ego is a bit less fed". When the preacher arrives he passes out sheets of paper to the villagers, who eagerly welcomed him. Choi takes Grandma to the Preacher's evening meeting, where he teaches them from his Bible. Choi finds herself wondering if this Bible can provide more insight on life than the evolutionary teachings from university. Cadre is seen observing the meeting from the outside. Choi's Father's Flashback of his Dreams: He and his wife are being beaten until they confess to some unnamed act.


Collections: Bill Myers

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China,   Usa
Language:  English
Release Date:  3 January 1991

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Production Companies:  58'

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Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991)

PG-13 106 min - Crime, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Adventure - 7 February 1991
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Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bungling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / chase ensues as to who gets there first. Lots of choregraphed Kung-Fu and quirky Chan humour.

Director:  Jackie Chan

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Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bungling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / chase ensues as to who gets there first. Lots of choregraphed Kung-Fu and quirky Chan humour.


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Tagline: On his most dangerous mission ever, the world's toughest secret agent isn't going in alone.

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  7 February 1991

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company

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Runtime:  1 h 46 min
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Legend of the Dragon (1991)

96 min - Comedy - 7 March 1991
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Chow plays a naive young kung fu student who leaves his rural home on a small island to find his fortune in Hong Kong under the dubious guidance of his uncle (Leung Kar Yan) who cons him into using his natural skills as a snooker player for financial gain. This film also starred six-time world snooker finalist Jimmy White as Chow’s final opponent.

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Chow plays a naive young kung fu student who leaves his rural home on a small island to find his fortune in Hong Kong under the dubious guidance of his uncle (Leung Kar Yan) who cons him into using his natural skills as a snooker player for financial gain. This film also starred six-time world snooker finalist Jimmy White as Chow’s final opponent.


Genres: Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  7 March 1991

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Runtime:  1 h 36 min
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Robotrix (1991)

90 min - Action, Comedy, Science Fiction, Sexy - 31 May 1991
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A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the police woman's corpse is then made into a robotrix.

Director:  Jamie Luk Kim-Ming
Writers:  Jamie Luk Kim-Ming

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A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the police woman's corpse is then made into a robotrix.


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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  31 May 1991

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
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A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)

104 min - Action, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy - 18 July 1991
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Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil spirits, the seductive Lotus and her hated sister Butterfly in the temple. Although Fong knows his master wants to capture them, he finds himself being attracted by them so he sets them free. The monks stay at the temple has to be prolonged since Fong carelessly loses the valuable Gold Buddha. Later on, they come to a corrupt local town, while the High Priest meets Yin by chance and a series of misunderstandings evolve. Meanwhile, Fong encounters Lotus again and finds himself falling in love with her.......

Director:  Ching Siu-Tung
Writers:  Roy Szeto, Tsui Hark

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Having slept for a century, the monstrous Tree Devil is now awaken and starts finding lost souls again. One stormy night, a wise High Priest and his student Fong pass by the Orchid Temple and realize that it is haunted. Fong encounters two evil spirits, the seductive Lotus and her hated sister Butterfly in the temple. Although Fong knows his master wants to capture them, he finds himself being attracted by them so he sets them free. The monks stay at the temple has to be prolonged since Fong carelessly loses the valuable Gold Buddha. Later on, they come to a corrupt local town, while the High Priest meets Yin by chance and a series of misunderstandings evolve. Meanwhile, Fong encounters Lotus again and finds himself falling in love with her.......


Collections: Ching Siu-Tung

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  18 July 1991

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Production Companies:  Film Workshop

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Runtime:  1 h 44 min
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Zodiac Killers (1991)

97 min - - 20 July 1991
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Hong Kong student Ben Lee becomes friends with his mainland Chinese classmate Chang Chih while studying abroad in Japan. Ben is unmotivated to study and only cares about money and on the other hand, whenever Chih encounters a Chinese person, he would ask whereabouts of his childhood sweetheart. Ming is also from Hong Kong and in order to elevate his social status, he becomes involved with a bar hostess and owner Yuriko, hoping to become Yakuza leader Yamada Ishikawa's brother in-law.

Director:  Ann Hui
Writers:  Wu Nien-Jen, Raymond To

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Hong Kong student Ben Lee becomes friends with his mainland Chinese classmate Chang Chih while studying abroad in Japan. Ben is unmotivated to study and only cares about money and on the other hand, whenever Chih encounters a Chinese person, he would ask whereabouts of his childhood sweetheart. Ming is also from Hong Kong and in order to elevate his social status, he becomes involved with a bar hostess and owner Yuriko, hoping to become Yakuza leader Yamada Ishikawa's brother in-law.


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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Japanese, Cantonese
Release Date:  20 July 1991

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Runtime:  1 h 37 min
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

R 134 min - Action, Drama - 15 August 1991
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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.

Director:  Tsui Hark
Writers:  Tsui Hark, Edward Leung Yiu-Ming, Elsa Tang, Yuen Gai-Chi

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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.


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Tagline: Never was a Hero needed more...

Genres: Action, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  15 August 1991

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Revenue:  $3,826,459

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Production Companies:  Orange Sky Golden Harvest

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Runtime:  2 h 14 min
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Life on a String (1991)

110 min - Drama - 8 September 1991
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Two blind men pursue ephemeral and unlikely hopes. One is an aged master, a wandering troubador venerated as a saint, in physical decline, waiting to break his 1,000th banjo string, an event his own master promised years before would bring him sight. The other is his apprentice, Shidou, who longs for a woman's love and is enchanted with the radiant and spirited Lanxiu. The two men are encamped outside Lanxiu's village, the saint using his energy and voice to bring peace between warring factions. Does sight await the saint when the 1000th string breaks? Can Shidou's strength of character overcome provincial prejudice to win the hand of Lanxiu and a place in the village?

Director:  Chen Kaige

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Two blind men pursue ephemeral and unlikely hopes. One is an aged master, a wandering troubador venerated as a saint, in physical decline, waiting to break his 1,000th banjo string, an event his own master promised years before would bring him sight. The other is his apprentice, Shidou, who longs for a woman's love and is enchanted with the radiant and spirited Lanxiu. The two men are encamped outside Lanxiu's village, the saint using his energy and voice to bring peace between warring factions. Does sight await the saint when the 1000th string breaks? Can Shidou's strength of character overcome provincial prejudice to win the hand of Lanxiu and a place in the village?


Collections: Chen Kaige

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China,   Germany,   United Kingdom
Language:  普通话, Mandarin
Release Date:  8 September 1991

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Production Companies:  Beijing Film Studio, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Pandora Filmproduktion

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Runtime:  1 h 50 min
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Lee Rock (1991)

127 min - Drama, Action, Crime - 18 September 1991
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The film chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt police force that Lee Rock becomes a part of.

Director:  Lawrence Ah Mon
Writers:  Man Keung Chan

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The film chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt police force that Lee Rock becomes a part of.


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Genres: Drama, Action, Crime

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  18 September 1991

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Production Companies:  Win's Movie Productions Ltd.

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Runtime:  2 h 07 min
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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

90 min - Action, Horror, Science Fiction - 5 October 1991
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Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally 'through' the feared 'gang of four', and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.

Director:  Lam Nai-Choi

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Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally 'through' the feared 'gang of four', and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.


Collections: Lam Nai-Choi

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Country:   Hong Kong,   Japan
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  5 October 1991

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Production Companies:  Diagonal Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
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Sex and Zen (1991)

99 min - Adventure, Comedy, Drama - 30 November 1991
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A recently married scholar goes on a quest for knowledge of other people's wives, based on his philosophical differences with the Sack Monk. He encounters the Flying Thief, who agrees to help him find women, but only if he attains a penis as big as a horse's. The scholar has a surgeon attach said unit, and he's off and running on his mission, only to find that there are obstacles to his new lifestyle, such as jealous husbands and treacherous females.

Director:  Michael Mak
Writers:  Ying Kit Lee

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A recently married scholar goes on a quest for knowledge of other people's wives, based on his philosophical differences with the Sack Monk. He encounters the Flying Thief, who agrees to help him find women, but only if he attains a penis as big as a horse's. The scholar has a surgeon attach said unit, and he's off and running on his mission, only to find that there are obstacles to his new lifestyle, such as jealous husbands and treacherous females.


Collections: Michael Mak

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  30 November 1991

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Revenue:  $396,003

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

125 min - Drama - 20 December 1991
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China in the 1920's. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand...

Director:  Zhang Yimou
Writers:  Ni Zhen

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China in the 1920's. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand...


Collections: Zhang Yimou

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China,   Hong Kong,   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  20 December 1991

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Production Companies:  China Film Co-Production Corporation, ERA International, Century Communications, Salon Films

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Runtime:  2 h 05 min
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Fight Back to School (1991)

100 min - Action, Comedy, Foreign - 31 December 1991
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Star Chow (Stephen Chow) is about to be kicked out of the Royal Hong Kong Police's elite Special Duties Unit (SDU). But a senior officer decides to give him one last chance: Star must go undercover as a student at the Edinburgh High School in Hong Kong to recover the senior officer's missing revolver. The undercover operation is made complicated when Star is partnered with Tat - an aging, incompetent police detective (Ng Man-Tat). However, Star still manages to fall in love with Ms Ho (Cheung Man), the school's guidance counselor, as well as disrupting a gang involved in arms-dealing.

Director:  Gordon Chan

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Star Chow (Stephen Chow) is about to be kicked out of the Royal Hong Kong Police's elite Special Duties Unit (SDU). But a senior officer decides to give him one last chance: Star must go undercover as a student at the Edinburgh High School in Hong Kong to recover the senior officer's missing revolver. The undercover operation is made complicated when Star is partnered with Tat - an aging, incompetent police detective (Ng Man-Tat). However, Star still manages to fall in love with Ms Ho (Cheung Man), the school's guidance counselor, as well as disrupting a gang involved in arms-dealing.


Collections: Gordon Chan

Genres: Action, Comedy, Foreign

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  31 December 1991

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

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