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Old 04-05-24, 04:09 PM
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The Bodyguard From Beijing and Tai Chi Master hinted at by artist Sam Green. TCM in 4K apparently.
Nice. And it will be even nicer if they release them in both regions, but i won’t hold my breath.

Seeing TAI CHI MASTER getting its due reminds me that there are still a few solid Michelle Yeoh movies that have been off the radar for years, including WONDER SEVEN, WING CHUN, AH KAM, PROJECT S, HOLY WEAPON and the wild BUTTERFLY & SWORD. Many of these had production or distribution ties to Golden Harvest which I would think might make them easier to access or restore materials for.

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Wow - nice to see one of the boutiques finally moving far away from the usual Hong Kong action pictures. Well, SEX AND ZEN definitely has some ‘action’ in it , but the New York-shot AUTUMN’S TALE is an absolute classic HK-style romantic drama from longtime duo Mabel Cheung and Alex Law that wouldn’t be out of place in the Criterion Collection, and IMMORTAL STORY is from a director, Yonfan, whose filmography is barely known in the west because, like Cheung and Law, he doesn’t do action pictures. He’s nearly as much a visual stylist as Wong Kar-wai, and probably less idiosyncratic in a good way. And like Wong, most of his films were only modestly popular at home. The films of Cheung and Law often deal with diasporas and displacement among Hong Kongers and/or Chinese in a socially conscious way, a thoughtful counterbalance to the heightened-reality action pictures Hong Kong has come to be known for. I’d love to see more of their work given a chance over here (EIGHT TAELS OF GOLD with Sammo Hung and Maggie Cheung, CITY OF GLASS with Shu Qi and Leon Lai, THE SOONG SISTERS with Maggie and Michelle Yeoh, even their Jackie Chan documentary TRACES OF A DRAGON). Nice to see these three filmmakers getting some attention from a boutique label. I’d imagine these won’t sell in similar quantities to 88’s previous titles, but I’ll give them credit for broadening horizons, something I’ve been trying to do for decades.

Mind you, the new artwork on these is really chintzy, so I hope we at least get reversible sleeves with the original poster art.

And I refuse to get my hopes up that the SEX AND ZEN “deluxe edition” is actually a boxed set of the complete trilogy, because why would they?





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Criterion seems to have An Autumn’s Tale on the docket too since it has Janus logo’s on the Channel stream.
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Criterion seems to have An Autumn’s Tale on the docket too since it has Janus logo’s on the Channel stream.
Well there ya go!
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And since I’m a glutton for punishment, here are the trailers for the SEX AND ZEN full trilogy that is probably not included in 88’s “deluxe edition” . . .

These are generally not safe for work, btw.





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August titles up on Amazon UK

Bodyguard from Beijing UHD
Bodyguard from Beijing BD
Black Cat 2
Legacy of Rage
The Blood Beast Terror (Tigon Collection)
Doomwatch (Tigon Collection)
Orgasmo (The Italian Collection)
Island of Terror
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