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Wong Fei Hung V: Tit gai dau ng gung
(1993)

a comedy take on the Once upon a time in china
Apr 2021

Jet Li in last Hero in china, also starring the lovely Man Cheung and we get Nat Chan too.

Definitely played for laughs, but the martial arts is good too, Jet Li is Wong Fei Hung as he is in the Once Upon a time in china films.

Its a great film and watch out for Gordon Liu.

10 out of 10.

Hung Hei Kwun: Siu Lam ng zou
(1994)

New legend of Shaolin..Legend of the red dragon
April 2021,

So if you are watching the Uk release its called Legend of the Red Dragon, but the HK version which is also much longer is called New Legend of Shaolin.

Jet Li and Chingamy Yau star and wow, yet another of Jet Lis fabulous comedy martial arts films from this era.

Just great.

10 out of 10.

Tai gik Cheung Sam Fung
(1993)

Tai Chi Master or Twin Warriors
April 2021

So depending on which version you are watching this is called either Tai Chi Master or Twin Warriors.

It stars Jet Li, Chin Siu Hou and Michelle Yeoh and wow its fabulous.

The stuff Jet Li was knocking out at this time was just amazing, the comedy and the martial arts, along with the Fong sai Yuk pair, one of his best.

10 out of 10.

Fong Sai Yuk 2
(1993)

Fong Sai Yuk 2
Apr 2021

The Legend 2 or Legend of Fong Sai Yuk 2, starring Jet Li.

Yep if you are wandering its every bit as good as the first one, more comedy and more kung fu.

Amazing stuff.

10 out of 10.

Fong Sai Yuk
(1993)

Fong Sai Yuk..Jet Li style
April 2021

The non HK releases are called "The Legend" but its actually the "Legend of Fong Sai Yuk" starring Jet Li.

An incredibly entertaining film, loads of comedy as well as the martial arts, and even more incredible this was released in 1993, along with its equally as excellent sequel, plus the also excellent "Last Hero In China" and yet another excellent film "Tai Chi Master". On top of that he made several films the year before and the year after and they were all great, so what a strong couple of years that was.

Comedy, kung fu, more comedy and Jet Li in his prime, what more do you want.

Now go and watch part 2.

10 out of 10.

Mao tou ying yu xiao fei xiang
(1984)

sammo hung comedy martial arts
Apr 2021

Here we "Owl vs Bumbo" or "Owl vs Bombo", starring Sammo Hung, George Lam, Stanley Fung and a young Michelle Yeoh.

Typically good stuff as you would expect with these stars, although at times it gets slowed down by the drama elements of taking a class of bad element kids and turning them in to a bunch of goody goodies, that story has featured several times in American films,

Still plenty of fun to be had, not a great deal of kung fu.

Ultimately another winner from Sammo Hung.

9 out of 10.

Concerto per pistola solista
(1970)

I love it...british comedy whodunnit meets italian giallo
Apr 2021

How best to describe this wonderful film, it is a british comedy whodunnit meets an italian giallo and it works brilliantly.

Lance Percival represents the british actors along with Ballard Berkeley from Fawlty towers plus a couple of others, most of the cast are Italian actors who would see in a giallo such as Evelyn Stewart. We do get a couple of American actors too.

Great fun, it all works for lovers of the giallo and lovers of a british whodunnit comedy.

If you are unfamiliar with the actors then you would assume they are all British, the film is very well dubbed and can now be brought on blu ray, so is a little bit easier to get hold of now.

10 out of 10.

Siu Tai Gik
(1984)

Drunken Tai Chi
Apr 2021

One of the 4 amazing Yuen Clan comedy martial art films from the early 80s, that have to be seen to be believed. This time the Yuen Clan are joined by a young Donnie Yen as the lead role and we also get Lydia Sum to provide some extra comedy moments.

The scene on the bridge with Lydia Sum is worth the price of admission alone, i don't know how they come up with all these wonderful ideas.

Watch and enjoy.

10 out of 10.

Gui ma tian shi
(1984)

the yuen clan..10 out of 10
Apr 2021.

Taoism Drunkard one of the 4 amazing Yuen clan films from the early 80s, they are all incredible, amazing, funny, unbelievable and what more can i say.

They really have to be seen to be believed.

10 out of 10.

Tian shi zhuang xie
(1983)

Yuen clan strike again
Apr 2021

One of the 4 Yuen Clan films from the early 80s, and they are all equally as excellent as each other for me, the others being "Drunken Tai Chi, Taoism Drunkard and Miracle Fighters".

All 4 have to be seen to be believed, they are all so inventive and amazing and funny with it.

They all star Yuen Cheung Yan, Yuen Shun Yee and Yuen Yat Chor.

Sit back and enjoy

10 out of 10.

Fei zhou chao ren
(1994)

Gods must be crazy 5
April 2021

Gods must be funny in china (Gods Must be crazy 5) is the last of the HK films with Nixau, and its the 2nd best of the 3.

It goes for out and out laughs, Nixau gets involved in some kind of team race, and i know there is a panda in it too.

Cynthia Khan and Kent Cheng also star.

Well worth checking out for fans of HK comedy or fans of the Gods must be crazy.

9 out of 10.

Heung Gong wun fung kwong
(1993)

Gods must be crazy 4
April 2021

Crazy Hong Kong (Gods must be crazy 4), weakest of the 3 HK films with Nixau, but still has funny moments. It takes place in Hong Kong for this one, so its a fish out of water story.

Still i am a fan and worth watching if you like HK comedy or the Gods Must Be Crazy films.

8 out of 10.

Fei zhou he shang
(1991)

fantastic mix of 2 different series
Apr 2021

The main english title for this ia Crazy Safari, but its also known as Gods Must Be Crazy 3 and Vampires Must Be Crazy.

So after the success of the 2 South African comedies "Gods Must Be Crazy 1 and 2", Hong Kong got hold of Nixau and teamed him up with Lam Ching Ying from the Mr Vampire films, this was the result...and it worked.

Some great comedy here...Nixau does Bruce Lee,..So they mixed two excellent series so it couldn't fail really, so if like the Mr Vampire films or the Gods Must Be Crazy films its a must watch.

This actually has narration by Stephen Chow and Ng Man Tat, in the style of Gods 1 and 2, but there are no subs for what they say.

Now check out the other 2 HK films with Nixau.

10 out of 10.

The Gods Must Be Crazy II
(1989)

fab sequel, as good as the first
April 2021,

I love the fist film, but i actually think i slightly prefer this sequel, again its funny funny funny.

I highly recommend this along with the first film, and also check out the 3 Hong Kong films made with Nixau, they all have something about them.

10 out of 10.

The Gods Must Be Crazy
(1980)

South African comedy at its best
April 2021

Hugely popular film, i know it was the most successful film at the South African box office for a long time.

Funny, funny and funny, lots of knockabout slapstick and some clever editing tricks which add to the madness.

Highly recommended along with its sequel.

BTW after the 2 films were made, Hong Kong got hold of Nixau and made 3 further films which did have alternative titles but are also known as Gods Must Be Crazy 3 + 4 + 5!, although they are not as good as the South African films, they are still a lot of fun and i like them anyway.

10 out of 10.

Ma hou pao
(1984)

only 8 people scored this at this time
Apr 2021

"Crazy Kung Fu Master" another very rare HK comedy, with only a handful of scores on IMDB.

Kent Cheng, Wong Ching and Paul Chun star, plenty of the usual faces on display here, in this zany, madcap comedy.

Their is a mystery here and thats why the film is called "crazy Kung fu master".

I can assure you there is no kung fu in this film, the closest we come is a knockabout brawl like something from a bud spencer movie.

Still its a fun comedy.

8 out of 10.

Hai zi wang
(1988)

Hello Dracula 4 of 4
Apr 2021

Final one in the series, and after the first 3 were very much identical, this one is slightly different and truthfully probably not quite as good for it.

This is the first in the series that i actually seen with english subs and this one has a couple of bigger names in the cast, Emily Chu and Hsiao-Lao Lin.

Still plenty of fun to be had here.

8 out of 10.

You huan dao shi 3
(1988)

Hello Dracual 3
April 2021

Wow no scores for this films at all.

Anyway its exactly the same as Hello Dracula 1 and 2, more comedy, horror, action and vampires with grandpa and his bunch of orphans.

These first 3 are quite interchangeable they are so similar, once again i haven't seen this with english subs, but its easy enough to get the gist.

At least 8 out of 10.

Ha luo jiang shi
(1987)

Hello Dracula 2...more of the same
Apr 2021

Yes this is very much the same as the previous film, with grandpa and his bunch of orphans. It features vampires, action, horror and comedy and most of it takes place in their house.

This one does have some other people dressed up as a phony nun and priest, but i haven't seen it with english subs so i am not entirely sure what they are up to.

If you like number 1 then you will like this just the same.

At least 8 out of 10.

You huan dao shi
(1985)

Hello Dracula 1 of 4
Apr 2021

So this is a rarely seen little film called "Hello Dracula", the fist of 4 knocked out pretty quickly and it has to be said the first 3 are virtually identical films.

I haven't managed to see this one with any english subs, but its easy to follow, a grandpa figure looks after a bunch of orphans i assume and most of the action takes place in there house. Plenty of vampire action and comedy, and as it features kids, its quite similar to Mr Vampire 2 and particularly similar to "Close Encounter of Vampire".

I would probably rate it higher with english subs.

At least 8 out of 10.

Jiang shi pa pa
(1986)

Yuen Cheung Yan...Close Encounter of Vampire
Apr 2021

This film is very similar to the Hello Dracula series, with 1 old man (Yuen Cheung Yan) who looks after a bunch of children (orphans i assume), and it features comedy, horror and vampires.

Its a winning formula, it is for me anyway, and anything with Yuen Cheung Yan is worth checking out.

So if you like any of the Mr Vampire genre it is one too watch.

BTW you can buy this on a box set called "Martial Arts Essentials vol 4" which is all films by Yuen Woo Ping,

8.5 out of 10.

Moh go yat jeung
(1987)

Great fun, check it out
Apr 2021

Return of the Demon, great fun, features Nat Chan, Charlie Cho and Shing Fui On.

Horror, comedy, action, a bit of everything really.

A couple of great unique comedy scenes, i don't know how they come up with some of these ideas.

9ish out of 10.

Mao shan xiao tang
(1986)

First vampire in china
Apr 2021

English title of this is "First Vampire In China", yes its another a long the lines of Mr Vampire, not the typical hopping vampire in this one, definitely more of a horror vampire, looks a bit like a mummy.

This film actually really reminds me of the excellent "return of the demon", the settings and time period all look the same, that also stars Charlie Cho.

So to wrap up this is another great film, i actually only discovered this a couple of years ago, but am already up to 6 viewings, i also discovered "Close Encounter of the Vampire" about the same time, check that one out too.

9 out of 10.

Zhui nu zhai
(1981)

chasing girls with dean shek and eric tsang
Apr 2021

Chasing Girls is a Dean Shek and Eric Tsang comedy, which is very likeable indeed, i am surprised it seems to be so unknown.

This is very hard to get on dvd now, costs a lot of money,

Sammo Hung and Karl Maka both show up in cameos, but the star of this film is the Pink Panther Car!, it features heavily.

Definitely recommended

8/8.5 out of 10.

I nuovi barbari
(1983)

Warriors of the Wasteland
Apr 2021

New Barbarians or Warriors of the Wasteland depending on which version you are watching.

Really good Italian Apocalyptic film, one of many coming out of Italy at this time, this along with 2019, would be the best two for my money.

Good cast here, Fred Williamson, Timothy Brent, Anna Kanakis and George Eastman amongst others.

Lots of fun.

9/9.5 out of 10.

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