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Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - Stickgrappler - 05-23-2014 03:02 AM

Lol. Yep!

Bruce and Chow Yun-fat - good company!


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Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - Stickgrappler - 05-24-2014 03:49 AM

A Better Tomorrow I - the classic that made Chow Yun-fat a superstar as well as put director John Woo on the map. Used to be my all-time favorite movie. It's #2 now behind director Johnnie To's The Mission.

Costarring oldschool Shaw Brothers leading man, Ti Lung, the story is about Ti Lung who is a counterfeiter and CYF is his right-hand man. Ti Lung's younger blood-brother is a police cadet, Leslie Cheung, about to graduate. Leslie doesn't know his older brother is on the other side of the Law but will soon find out. Ti Lung wanted to retire from counterfeiting, but the Boss wanted him to do one more job. The Boss asks Ti Lung to take Waise Lee along with him on this last job. Waise Lee has plans to take over the operation by informing the Police. Police are closing in and Ti Lung wondered who ratted them out and as the Lieutenant, he tells Waise Lee to run for it and he'll hold off the Police. Ti Lung gets arrested. Does his time and is estranged from his brother Leslie. Wants to stay clear of the wrong side of the law but Waise Lee, who is now running the counterfeit operation is trying to get Ti Lung back, while CYF is looking for revenge against Waise Lee.

Woo explores themes of Loyalty/Brotherhood and Honor. He apprenticed under Chang Cheh back in the 1970's, the prolific director of the oldschool Shaw Brothers movies. Chang loved the "Heroic Bloodshed" genre which also explored the same themes.


Made a set of animated GIFs of Chow Yun-fat's "gun-fu"

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Enjoy 3 more GIFs here:

http://www.stickgrappler.net/2014/05/chow-yun-fat-better-tomorrow-i-gif-set-1.html



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RE: Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - EVILYOSHIDA - 05-24-2014 04:04 AM

^ a classic movie!

pretty damn violent though.

Chinese movies cannot recreate that feel anymore. it's really sad.


Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - Stickgrappler - 05-24-2014 04:19 AM

Not as violent as Woo's subsequent movies - ABT 2, The Killer or Hard Boiled

With the violence though Woo had this balletic quality to his Gun-Fu which was cool. May be played out though after watching a bunch if his movies lol


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RE: Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - EVILYOSHIDA - 05-24-2014 04:25 AM

I really liked HARD BOILED.

it was a big hit in the US on VHS in the 90's


RE: Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - The Diet Butcher - 05-24-2014 04:32 AM

Hard Boiled is the one where they're in a hospital right? I haven't seen these in so long, I vaguely remember them. I need to watch them again!


RE: Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - EVILYOSHIDA - 05-24-2014 04:39 AM

You guys need to watch/rewatch TIME AND TIDE.

it's a hidden classic IMO. really awesome fight choreography and sound effects design.


RE: Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - The Diet Butcher - 05-24-2014 04:40 AM

who stars in that?


RE: Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - EVILYOSHIDA - 05-24-2014 04:42 AM

Nick Tse and TW Rocker Wu Bai.

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RE: Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - The Diet Butcher - 05-24-2014 04:43 AM

cool, I'll check it out!


Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - Stickgrappler - 05-24-2014 06:04 AM

Time and Tide - need to rewatch. Only recall the building operations were way more than the building operations in hollywood's Way of the Gun

Tsui Hark can be a god amongst directors


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RE: Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - EVILYOSHIDA - 05-24-2014 07:32 AM

the action style is less flamboyant with less flair.. but from what I remember the action was very minimalist but forceful.

I really liked the aesthetic for that film.


RE: Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - The Diet Butcher - 05-24-2014 03:08 PM

A faith in humanity restored type of video just popped up on FB






Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - Stickgrappler - 05-28-2014 12:34 AM

It was Cung Le's 42nd bday Sunday. Made some GIFs of him from the Hong Kong movie directed by auteur Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster.


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Enjoy 4 more GIFs:

http://www.stickgrappler.net/2014/05/cung-le-in-grandmaster-gif-set-1.htmls


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Chinese Culture. Movies. Music. Food. Here. - Stickgrappler - 05-28-2014 01:34 AM

Here’s my 2nd set of GIFs of Cung Le in The Grandmaster

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[Image: TheGrandmaster-CungLe-08-400-sg.gif]

Enjoy 4 more GIFs:

http://www.stickgrappler.net/2014/05/the-grandmaster-gif-set-2-cung-le.html


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