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Emperor Visits the Hell

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A modern adaptation of the Ming Dynasty novel Journey to the West (aka Monkey) in which Emperor Li Shimin suffers a short death.

Director:  Li Luo
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A modern adaptation of the Ming Dynasty novel Journey to the West (aka Monkey) in which Emperor Li Shimin suffers a short death.


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Runtime:  1 h 07 min

El pez de los ojos de oro

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Wal Davis takes turn as detective after a series of brutal murders rock a small town. He even wakes up next to the bloody corpse of the girl he spent the night with.

Director:  Pedro Luis Ramírez
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Wal Davis takes turn as detective after a series of brutal murders rock a small town. He even wakes up next to the bloody corpse of the girl he spent the night with.


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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Examination 1977

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The year 1977 is unforgettable for many Chinese people - it was the year when the national college entrance examination was resumed after being abolished for 11 years during the "cultural revolution" (1966-76). More than five million Chinese people aged from 15 to 36 sat the exam that year. It changed the lives of many who went on to achieve greatness in various fields.

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The year 1977 is unforgettable for many Chinese people - it was the year when the national college entrance examination was resumed after being abolished for 11 years during the "cultural revolution" (1966-76). More than five million Chinese people aged from 15 to 36 sat the exam that year. It changed the lives of many who went on to achieve greatness in various fields.


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Eternal Fame (1944)

- 2 January 1944
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Directed by Wancang Bu et al.

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Directed by Wancang Bu et al.



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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  2 January 1944

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Empress Wu (1963)

- 23 June 1963
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The renowned Li Li Hua plays Wu Ze Tian, the most famous woman in China's four thousand year history.

Director:  Li Han-Hsiang
Writers:  Li Han-Hsiang
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The renowned Li Li Hua plays Wu Ze Tian, the most famous woman in China's four thousand year history.


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Release Date:  23 June 1963

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Enter the Dragon (1973)

R 99 min - Crime, Thriller, Action - 17 August 1973
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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director:  Robert Clouse
Writers:  Michael Allin

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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.


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Tagline: Their deadly mission: to crack the forbidden island of Han!

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Action

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Country:   Hong Kong,   United States of America
Language:  Cantonese, English
Release Date:  17 August 1973

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Budget:  $850,000
Revenue:  $90,000,000

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company, Concord Productions Inc., Warner Bros., Sequoia Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min

Eight Hundred Heroes (1976)

112 min - Drama, War, Communist propaganda - 10 July 1976
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The film is based on the true story of a regiment of nationalist troop fighting Japanese forces several times of their strength. Due to the political reasons, such historical topic is avoided in China, and even after the reform, the cautious approach needs outside help from Hong Kong, but such attempts still deserves a great salute.

Director:  Shan-hsi Ting
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The film is based on the true story of a regiment of nationalist troop fighting Japanese forces several times of their strength. Due to the political reasons, such historical topic is avoided in China, and even after the reform, the cautious approach needs outside help from Hong Kong, but such attempts still deserves a great salute.


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Release Date:  10 July 1976

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Runtime:  1 h 52 min

Executioners from Shaolin (1977)

98 min - Action - 16 February 1977
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A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger style from his father's training manual.

Director:  Liu Chia-Liang
Writers:  Ni Kuang

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A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Pai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger style from his father's training manual.


Collections: Liu Chia-Liang

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  16 February 1977

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

Enter the Fat Dragon (1978)

103 min - Action, Comedy - 13 July 1978
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Ah Lung is a pig farmer and a devoted Bruce Lee fan who is anxious to follow in Lee's footsteps, but only ridiculed for his attempts. He is sent to the city to earn a living working at his uncle's restaurant, but when he arrives, he finds a gang of thugs causing trouble in the restaurant. He takes the chance to prove himself and attacks the thugs, defeating them and saving the restaurant. Soon, he becomes a waiter, and discovers a plot by the same thugs to kidnap a woman he works with. Eventually, he defeats the thugs once again and saves the day.

Director:  Sammo Hung
Writers:  Ni Kuang

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Ah Lung is a pig farmer and a devoted Bruce Lee fan who is anxious to follow in Lee's footsteps, but only ridiculed for his attempts. He is sent to the city to earn a living working at his uncle's restaurant, but when he arrives, he finds a gang of thugs causing trouble in the restaurant. He takes the chance to prove himself and attacks the thugs, defeating them and saving the restaurant. Soon, he becomes a waiter, and discovers a plot by the same thugs to kidnap a woman he works with. Eventually, he defeats the thugs once again and saves the day.


Collections: Sammo Hung

Genres: Action, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话, English
Release Date:  13 July 1978

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Production Companies:  H.K. Fong Ming Motion Picture Company

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Runtime:  1 h 43 min

Evening Rain (1980)

86 min - Drama - 12 March 1980
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Evening Rain, a feature film co-directed by Wu Yigong and Wu Yonggang, is about the years of the Cultural Revolution. It won the Outstanding Film Prize issued by the Ministry of Culture in 1980 and the Best Feature Film Prize at the First Golden Rooster Awards in 1981.

Director:  Wu Yigong, Yonggang Wu

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Evening Rain, a feature film co-directed by Wu Yigong and Wu Yonggang, is about the years of the Cultural Revolution. It won the Outstanding Film Prize issued by the Ministry of Culture in 1980 and the Best Feature Film Prize at the First Golden Rooster Awards in 1981.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  12 March 1980

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Production Companies:  Shanghai Film Studios

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

Encounter of the Spooky Kind (1980)

102 min - Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror - 24 December 1980
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Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of flesh-eating zombies. But, that's just the beginning of his run-ins with the supernatural...

Director:  Sammo Hung
Writers:  Sammo Hung, Wong Ying

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Sammo is Courageous Cheung, a pedicab driver in a rural community who is known around town as the man who fears nothing. Well, this is proved false before the opening credits finish when he endures a particularly frightening nightmare of flesh-eating zombies. But, that's just the beginning of his run-ins with the supernatural...


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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  24 December 1980

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Revenue:  $731,753

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Production Companies:  Bo Ho Film Company Ltd., Orange Sky Golden Harvest, Paragon Films Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 42 min

Esprit D'amour (1983)

98 min - Horror - 15 December 1983
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A young woman has a tragic accident, slipping on a skateboard and falling off the roof of a tall building. Koo Chi Ming, an insurance investigator, is sent to determine whether the girl's death is an accident or a suicide and he recognizes the young woman from an earlier chance encounter. *** Koo, an insurance investigator, is sent to make inquiries regarding a case of accidental death. He is surprised to learn that the victim is the same ghost who has spoken to him the night before. Koo is fascinated by working on the case. One night, Yu's spirit appeared in Koo's apartment. Her beauty and pleasant personality intrigued Koo. They get involved in a romance between a man and a spirit. Will Koo and Yu be reunited or will Yu remain, as always, Koo's esprit d'amour?

Director:  Ringo Lam

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A young woman has a tragic accident, slipping on a skateboard and falling off the roof of a tall building. Koo Chi Ming, an insurance investigator, is sent to determine whether the girl's death is an accident or a suicide and he recognizes the young woman from an earlier chance encounter. *** Koo, an insurance investigator, is sent to make inquiries regarding a case of accidental death. He is surprised to learn that the victim is the same ghost who has spoken to him the night before. Koo is fascinated by working on the case. One night, Yu's spirit appeared in Koo's apartment. Her beauty and pleasant personality intrigued Koo. They get involved in a romance between a man and a spirit. Will Koo and Yu be reunited or will Yu remain, as always, Koo's esprit d'amour?


Collections: Ringo Lam

Genres: Horror

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  15 December 1983

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

Exciting Dragon (1985)

98 min - Action, Fantasy, Comedy - 6 February 1985
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The story revolves around three nasty villains' quest to retrieve the Seven Star Armor which will enable them to retrieve the sacred sword from a Taoist monastery.

Director:  Chiu Chung-Hing

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The story revolves around three nasty villains' quest to retrieve the Seven Star Armor which will enable them to retrieve the sacred sword from a Taoist monastery.


Collections: Chiu Chung-Hing

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Comedy

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  6 February 1985

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Production Companies:  Sun Yah Film

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

Eastern Condors (1987)

97 min - Action, War - 9 July 1987
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A motley group of Chinese prisoners held in the US is sent on a covert mission with the promise of a pardon: to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missiles that the US left behind during the pull-out.

Director:  Sammo Hung
Writers:  Barry Wong

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A motley group of Chinese prisoners held in the US is sent on a covert mission with the promise of a pardon: to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missiles that the US left behind during the pull-out.


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Genres: Action, War

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, English, 普通话
Release Date:  9 July 1987

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Production Companies:  Orange Sky Golden Harvest, Paragon Films Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 37 min

Evening Bell (1989)

90 min - - 27 March 1989
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Taking place in the immediate aftermath of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Evening Bell follows a small platoon of five Chinese soldiers who must negotiate a devastated landscape, burying bodies, disarming mines, and eventually facing off against a starving band of Japanese soldiers who do not yet know that the war has ended.

Director:  Wu Ziniu

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Taking place in the immediate aftermath of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Evening Bell follows a small platoon of five Chinese soldiers who must negotiate a devastated landscape, burying bodies, disarming mines, and eventually facing off against a starving band of Japanese soldiers who do not yet know that the war has ended.


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Release Date:  27 March 1989

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Eight Taels of Gold (1989)

100 min - Comedy, Drama - 20 December 1989
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An ex-pat travels from New York to his home village in rural China after a long absence. On his way, he meets a familiar girl.

Director:  Mabel Cheung
Writers:  Mabel Cheung, Alex Law

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An ex-pat travels from New York to his home village in rural China after a long absence. On his way, he meets a familiar girl.


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Genres: Comedy, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  20 December 1989

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Production Companies:  Maverick Films

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

Executioners (1993)

101 min - Action, Comedy, Science Fiction - 30 September 1993
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Set some time after The Heroic Trio (1993) the city has been devastated by a nuclear attack. An evil deformed villain controls the city's scarce water supply, exerting influence over both a popular leader and a militarist colonel. The trio of Chat the Thief catcher, Ching, and Wonder Woman (along with her young daughter) have to avert a military takeover and find clean headwaters to save the city.

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Set some time after The Heroic Trio (1993) the city has been devastated by a nuclear attack. An evil deformed villain controls the city's scarce water supply, exerting influence over both a popular leader and a militarist colonel. The trio of Chat the Thief catcher, Ching, and Wonder Woman (along with her young daughter) have to avert a military takeover and find clean headwaters to save the city.



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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  30 September 1993

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Revenue:  $5,229,134

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Production Companies:  China Entertainment Films Production

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Runtime:  1 h 41 min

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

PG-13 123 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance - 3 August 1994
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The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the film progresses, each of the daughters encounters new men in their lives. When these new relationships blossom, the stereotypes are broken and the living situation within the family changes.. The film features several scenes displaying the techniques and artistry of gourmet Chinese cooking. Since the family members have difficulty expressing their love for each other, the intricate preparation of banquet quality dishes for their Sunday dinners is the surrogate for their familial feelings.

Director:  Ang Lee

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The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the film progresses, each of the daughters encounters new men in their lives. When these new relationships blossom, the stereotypes are broken and the living situation within the family changes.. The film features several scenes displaying the techniques and artistry of gourmet Chinese cooking. Since the family members have difficulty expressing their love for each other, the intricate preparation of banquet quality dishes for their Sunday dinners is the surrogate for their familial feelings.


Collections: Ang Lee

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Country:   Taiwan,   United States of America
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  3 August 1994

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Revenue:  $7,294,403

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Production Companies:  Good Machine, Ang Lee Productions, Central Motion Picture Corporation

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Runtime:  2 h 03 min

Evening Liaison (1995)

98 min - - 1 May 1995
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In Shanghai in 1937, a journalist meets and falls for a woman who refuses to tell him her name, referring to herself only as "Ghost". She disappears, and his efforts to find her lead the journalist to clear up an old, unsolved murder case.

Director:  Chen Yifei

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In Shanghai in 1937, a journalist meets and falls for a woman who refuses to tell him her name, referring to herself only as "Ghost". She disappears, and his efforts to find her lead the journalist to clear up an old, unsolved murder case.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 May 1995

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

East Palace West Palace (1996)

90 min - Drama - 1 January 1996
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In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman's attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction.

Director:  Zhang Yuan
Stars:  Si Han, Hu Jun, Zhao Wei

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In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman's attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction.


Collections: Zhang Yuan

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1996

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Ebola Syndrome (1996)

98 min - Comedy, Horror - 15 June 1996
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Kai San is a sleazy and despicable bastard of the most epic proportions. After being caught screwing the wife of his boss, he goes on a killing spree and flees Hong Kong. 10 years later, Kai finds himself working as a restaurant chef in South Africa. Overworked, underpaid, berated, and extorted by the restaurant owners who know of his fugitive status, Kai is a ticking time bomb...

Director:  Herman Yau
Writers:  Chau Ting

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Kai San is a sleazy and despicable bastard of the most epic proportions. After being caught screwing the wife of his boss, he goes on a killing spree and flees Hong Kong. 10 years later, Kai finds himself working as a restaurant chef in South Africa. Overworked, underpaid, berated, and extorted by the restaurant owners who know of his fugitive status, Kai is a ticking time bomb...


Collections: Herman Yau

Genres: Comedy, Horror

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  15 June 1996

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min

Eighteen Springs (1997)

126 min - Drama, Romance - 12 September 1997
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Based on an Eileen Chang novel, a story of romance and fate set in the Shanghai of the 1930s. Manjing (Wu Chien-lien), a young woman from a once-well-off family, works in a Shanghai factory, where she meets Shujun (Leon Lai), the son of wealthy Nanjing merchants. Despite Shujun's reservations about Manjing's family (her sister, Manlu (Anita Mui) works as a nightclub "hostess"), they manage, in stages, to fall in love. The expected progress through engagement to marriage is interrupted, first by Manjing's ambivalence about taking this step, then by Shujun's rejection of her family, and finally by that family's baroquely conceived abuse and enslavement of Shujun. After a long period of seperation, Shujun and Manjing meet, but realize that their happiness remains only in memory, in a nostalgic re-imagining of opportunities missed, understandings never arrived at.

Director:  Ann Hui

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Based on an Eileen Chang novel, a story of romance and fate set in the Shanghai of the 1930s. Manjing (Wu Chien-lien), a young woman from a once-well-off family, works in a Shanghai factory, where she meets Shujun (Leon Lai), the son of wealthy Nanjing merchants. Despite Shujun's reservations about Manjing's family (her sister, Manlu (Anita Mui) works as a nightclub "hostess"), they manage, in stages, to fall in love. The expected progress through engagement to marriage is interrupted, first by Manjing's ambivalence about taking this step, then by Shujun's rejection of her family, and finally by that family's baroquely conceived abuse and enslavement of Shujun. After a long period of seperation, Shujun and Manjing meet, but realize that their happiness remains only in memory, in a nostalgic re-imagining of opportunities missed, understandings never arrived at.


Collections: Ann Hui

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   Hong Kong,   China
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  12 September 1997

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Revenue:  $971,017

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Production Companies:  Mandarin Films Ltd.

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Runtime:  2 h 06 min

Expect the Unexpected (1998)

87 min - Foreign - 28 May 1998
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In this "cops and robbers" film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go into action at a moment's notice. Working as a unit, they bring law and order to Hong Kong streets, where they must rely on their courage and skills to survive.

Director:  Johnnie To, Patrick Yau
Writers:  Kam-Yuen Szeto, Taures Chow Yin-Han, Yau Nai-Hoi

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In this "cops and robbers" film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go into action at a moment's notice. Working as a unit, they bring law and order to Hong Kong streets, where they must rely on their courage and skills to survive.


Collections: Johnnie To, Patrick Yau

Genres: Foreign

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  28 May 1998

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Runtime:  1 h 27 min

Erotic Nightmare (1999)

88 min - Horror, Sexy - 1 May 1999
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Anthony Wong is a rich sex-deprived man who meets a Monk, who offers him an erotic dream. He becomes addicted to the dream and falls in love with the beautiful female student in it. Unfortunately, the dream is part of the Monk's conspiracy to obtain or destroy all that matters to him. Once Wong finally finishes his dream, things start going horribly wrong.

Director:  Steve Cheng

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Anthony Wong is a rich sex-deprived man who meets a Monk, who offers him an erotic dream. He becomes addicted to the dream and falls in love with the beautiful female student in it. Unfortunately, the dream is part of the Monk's conspiracy to obtain or destroy all that matters to him. Once Wong finally finishes his dream, things start going horribly wrong.


Collections: Steve Cheng

Genres: Horror, Sexy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  1 May 1999

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Runtime:  1 h 28 min

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