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‘The Great Magician’ performs on the Blu-ray stage



New to DVD and Blu-ray from Well Go USAEntertainment is the new action fantasy from the director of Shinjuku Incident and One Nite in Mongkok Derek YeeThe Great Magician. The film stars three of Hong Kong’s biggest stars Tony Leung, Lau Ching-wan and the stunning Zhou Xun in a period piece actioner with plenty of magic. But how great is this magician and is he worth your hard earned dollars?

The Great Magician

Starring: Tony Leung, Lau Ching-wan, Zhou Xun, Wu Gang, Paul Chun and Yan Ni

Written by Chun Tin-nam, Lau Ho-leung and Derek Yee

Directed by Derek Yee

In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the Republic, the country is broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. Village warlord Bully Lei (Ching-wan) is accused of using magic to recruit soldiers to his cause. New arrival Chang Hsien (Leung) (more…)

Reel Asian 2012: Cold Steel Review


Reel Asian Film Festival 2012

Cold Steel (2012)

Starring Peter Ho, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Jia Song, Mickey Ho, Ringo Yu and Wilson Chu

Written by David Wu, Li Xiao-Min

Directed by David Wu

Making a welcome return to Chinese action filmmaking after a long absence working in North American television, frequent John Woo collaborator David Wu brings us Cold Steel. After a very successful showing at Fantasia in Montreal this year, the war-time epic has finally made its Toronto debut thanks to Reel Asian and co-presenter Toronto After Dark. So how does Mr Wu’s Cold Steel stack up to the classic films of Woo’s that he worked on?

In 1938, during the second Sino-Japanese War, Mu Lianfeng (Ho), (more…)