Cinema Hong Kong

Cinema Hong Kong

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Established for over 50 years, Shaw Brothers produced more than a thousand movies and earned a reputation of the “Hollywood of the East” for Hong Kong. “Cinema Hong Kong”, a three-episode documentary series, is your guide to the milestones of the movie kingdom and a precious record of Hong Kong’s movie history.

Kung Fu:
Featuring clips of legendary martial-arts movies including Lau Ka Leung’s “Heroes Two”and “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin”, Jackie Chan’s “Drunken Master”, Jet Li’s “Once Upon A Time In China” and Chang Cheh’s “The Five Venoms”, the series traces back to the early heydays of maartial-arts movies on screen. Interviews with Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sammo Hung, Lau Ka Leung and Lau Ka Fai depict the development of Kung Fu Films.

Sword Fighting:
A full journey from the beginning of “Swordplay” movies in Shanghai, growth in Hong Kong cinemas in the 60’s and 70’s and evolution in Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in 2000. The series also features interviews with such luminaries including John Woo, Chor Yuen, Lau Ka Leung, Gordon Lau Ka Fai, Sammo Hung, David Chiang and Cheng Pei Pei.

The Beauties Of Shaw Studio:
Hong Kong cinemas had a wide range of glamorous female stars during the golden age of the 60’s and 70’s. The series will take the audience on a sentimental journey to the good old days and once again look at the expansive epic costume dramas and huangmei operas in which actresses playing both the male and female roles. Rare interviews with Sir Run Run Shaw, stars Ivy Ling Po, Shaw Yin Yin, Tanny Tie Ni and Cheng Pei Pei also featured.

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Original Name  電影香江
Official Release Date Dec 04, 2009
Screen Format Wide Screen
Video Format NTSC
Audio Dolby Digital
Language Mandarin, Cantonese, English
Subtitles Chinese, English
Running Time 3 x 60 Minutes
Genre Documentary
Version  Hong Kong
PAX-Code PAX0002888436
Catalog No.  IVL110207
Item Code  4891670110207


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roycck (273) on 13, Jul. 2010 22:43 (HKT)
The Movies Of Cinema Hong Kong
This is a great dvd which comprises of 3 dvds showcasing martial arts, sword fighting and Shaw Brothers Movies. Its a great look back into the 60s, 70s of movie making, and 80s when martial arts movies are aplenty. You will see action stars like Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Sammo Hung, their interviews and some clips from their great movies.
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