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Donnie Yen Interview on Collider

If you’re a fan of Donnie Yen and want to hear him share some fantastic behind-the-scenes stories about his life, career, and the way he changed his priorities from focusing on directing action to being a better actor, you’re going to be very happy.

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How Sammo Hung Mixed Crude Comedy and Authentic Martial Arts

Mixing comedy and kung fu – humour and violence – could be considered a strange idea, and some kung fu comedies work better than others. The two films which popularised the genre, Snake in The Eagle’s Shadow (1978) and Drunken Master (1978), poked gentle fun at the kung fu itself and were amusing as a result. Others, like The Prodigal Son (1979) and The Magnificent Butcher (1981) – the former directed by Sammo Hung Kam Bo, the latter featuring Hung as an actor – simply intersperse full-on combat scenes with corny humour, and the jokes often detract from the action....

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Films Which Helped Define Hong Kong Before 1997

Our friends Hong-Kong Blu-Ray curated a list of films which helped define the booming Hong-Kong cinema industry before the 1997 handover.

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Film Review - The Empty Hands

Chapman To's second feature film, The Empty Hands is not the martial arts fill you would expect. Its a powerful story about the parent-child relationship and how the interactions with one another can create a strong bond or great distance.

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Art School Dropouts - Interview

So last week, we showcased two Lady films from Art School Dropouts.

It's amazing that there is so much talent out there and with these short films, there's a glimpse into the future of action cinema, be it; future stars, directors or storylines.

So, Terracotta had a chat with the films heroine, Stephanie Pham and director Joey Min, about the Lady character, female representation in action films, who Art School Dropouts collective are, inspiration and who'd they like to work with.

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