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Old 09-04-01, 05:08 PM
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HK Top 5?

Ok, I've seen a few HK movies, and I'd like to ask some movie-goers who have seen a TON of HK movies what they think the "Top 5" to get on DVD would be (Please exclude domestic titles like The Killer and Hard Boiled).

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Old 09-04-01, 06:23 PM
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This list is going to vary greatly - just imagine asking this question over on the DVD Talk forum what the top 5 movies would be and you would get the same variety. You'll probably want to narrow this down by genre, by actor/actress, by time period or by some other criteria.

Generally and objectively speaking, in a couple of polls a couple of years ago, the top 5 HK modern movies of all time were:

A Better Tomorrow
Private Eyes
An Autumn's Tale
A Chinese Ghost Story
Fist of Fury

Here's a thread started earlier this summer:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=119118
Old 09-04-01, 06:46 PM
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Re: Top HK movies

I'm a little confused. You say you don't want "domestic" titles like Hard-Boiled or The Killer. What makes these domestic? Are you from Hong Kong? Do you mean HK titles published by American companies?
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Clarification

Sorry--- I'm in the USA, so domestic means aside from titles that are manufactured in the USA.

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P.S. I'm primarily interested in action flicks, so if it helps you, exclude romance, comedy, etc. unless you think they are worth serious attention (because they are just THAT good).
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But you asked about movies and not especially which DVD version would be the one to get. You can also buy HK-DVDs of "The Killer" or "Hard Boiled".
But back to the topic, here are my favorite 5 HK action movies:

Running Out Of Time
Extreme Crisis
The Mission
Downtown Torpedoes
Expect The Unexpected

Those were just from the top of my head as I don't have my DVD database at hand right now. But I purposedly excluded the all-time favorites from John Woo.
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Regardless of whether a title has been picked up for domestic (R1) release or not, here are 5 of my favourites (in alpha order):

The Beast Cops - IMHO, Anthony Wong's best performance
Hard Boiled - Best action movie... EVER.
King Of Beggars - My favourite Steven Chow film
The Storm Riders - Coolness factor of 11.
Tai Chi Master - Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh!!!

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Well I haven't seen many HK movies.. (10-15) so this is my top 10 based on what I've seen.

Iron Monkey (entertaining but rather short)
Fist of Legend (my favorite Jet Li movie)
Once upon a Time in China (Great Story...tension throughout)
Once upon a Time in China 2 (story not as good as first one, but beter fights)
Storm Riders (comic book type story, visualy stunning)
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To throw in some alternatives (not necessarily my fav but good none-the-less):

2000AD
Hit Team
Double Tap
Purple Storm
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check these out

Here are some good ones worth checking out:

Gen-X Cop
Purple Storm
Stormriders
Time and Tide
Iron Monkey
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oops sorry this was suppose to be a reply to top 5 hk flicks

[No probs. Threads can be merged ]

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1. drunken master 2 (get the thrakal version, english version only dubbed)
2. once upon a time in china
3. fist of legend
4. chung king express
5. young and dangerous set (set of 6, 3 or 4 are best ones)
that's my two cents
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In the Mood for Love
Made in Hong Kong
Ashes of Time
Summer Snow
Chungking Express

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