Shanghai 1937. Its been 3 months since Japan launched the invasion of China and Japanese forces must take down the Si Hang Warehouse without further delay. As the Japanese army closes in, 400 soldiers stay holed in the warehouse to defend the city at all cost, in an epic battle that will last 4 days and 4 nights. The fighters include a ragtag band of brothers whod managed to successfully dodge military service; now theyre forced to fight, literally, for their lives. With the battle playing out in full view of both the expat Americans and Europeans living across the Su Zhou River, and the local Chinese civilians, the battle of the so-called Eight Hundred Heroes made world headlines; it was the first to be broadcast live around the world.
Eight college students become trapped in a haunted house when an ancient spell turns them into their Halloween costumes!
In The Mood For Love (2 Disc Edition Within The Set): Hong Kong 1962. Chow (Tony Leung) is a junior newspaper editor with an elusive wife. His new neighbour Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) is a secretary whose husband seems to spend all his time on business trips. They become friends making the lonely evenings more bearable. As their relationship develops they make a discovery that changes their lives forever... In this sumptuous exploration of desire internationally acclaimed director Wong Kar-Wai creates a world of sensuality and longing that will leave you breathless. 'In the Mood for Love' has seduced audiences and critics alike winning awards at Cannes 2000 for best actor cinematography and editing. As Tears Go By: Low-level triad ""big brother"" Wah (Andy Lau) has a hot-tempered ""little brother"" Fly (Jacky Cheung) who can't keep out of trouble and consequently is in constant need of being bailed out by his protector. Wah is super cool but lacks the ambition to rise in the ranks of the triad societies and once he meets his cousin (Maggie Cheung) and falls in love with her he decides he wants to leave ""the life"". But it turns out that he has to bail out Fly one more time. And this time Fly may have gone too far.... Days Of Being Wild: Hong Kong 1960. In a sweltering hot summer York (Leslie Cheung) an amoral disillusioned and cruel young man is kept in luxury by his foster mother a retired courtesan who gives him everything but the one thing he needs to know; the identity of his natural mother. A self-obsessed man desperately seeking his true identity York plays carelessly with his lovers a lonely submissive bargirl (Maggie Cheung) and a beautiful club hostess/dancer (Carina Lau) and his friends before leaving them all for Taiwan in search of the truth that has been denied and may ultimately destroy him...
If you have a hearty appetite for fiery explosions, heavy ordnance and nonsensical mayhem, Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever is just for you. This mindless action flick is so wrong-headed that even its ungainly title is inaccurate: as expert assassins on the fringes of government intelligence, FBI agent Ecks (Antonio Banderas) and Defence Intelligence agent Sever (Lucy Liu) aren't battling each other at all. Instead, he's trying to find his missing ex-wife (the stunning but expressionless Talisa Soto) and young son, while she's pursuing an agency turncoat (Gregg Henry) who's stolen the ultimate micro-technology for clandestine killing. United against a common enemy, Ecks and Sever lay waste to half of Vancouver (the film's budget-conscious location), and it all makes as much sense as meatballs on a vegetarian menu. Banderas and Liu look fabulous as corpses pile up around them, but Thai action director Kaos (aka Wych Kaosayananda) must have confused his nickname with the incomprehensible plot of his movie. --Jeff Shannon
This film of the legendary martial arts expert and actor Bruce Lee became a huge theatrical hit breaking the house record at the Cinecenta London. Starring Bruce Lee's great friend basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bruce Lee look-alike Bruce Li Lee Roy Lung Ronald Brown 'Big Jonny' Floyd and Mun Ping 'Goodbye Bruce Lee - His Last Game of Death' is based on the making of 'The Game of Death' the film Bruce Lee started but put on hold to star in 'Enter the Dragon'. Soon aft
City Of God (2002): Youth gangs took over the slums of Rio de Janeiro during the 1960s and didn't relinquish their stronghold until the mid-1980s. Only a sucker wouldn't have turned to crime and this is exactly how naive teen Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) views himself. His attempts in illegal activity fail as he finds potential victims too friendly. Equally unsuccessful in love he regularly fails to lose his virginity. Blood spills throughout the streets of the Cidade de Deus as gang leader Li'l Ze (Douglas Silva) is challenged by local druglords and a gang of pre-teens known as the Runts. Nominated for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2004 Oscars. (Dir. Fernando Meirelles Cert. 18) Hero (2004): One man will challenge an empire... In pre-Imperial China feared warrior Nameless (Jet Li) is granted an audience with the ruler of the most powerful of the seven warring kingdoms (Chen Daoming). Posing as a minor official Nameless sets about his mission of revenge by relating the tale of how he defeated the three most fearsome of the ruler's adversaries. However nothing is as it seems and Nameless is placed in great personal peril as the king suggests a very different version of events which brought him to the palace... Filled with breathtaking wirework-enhanced martial arts sequences from action choreographer Ching Siu-Tung ('New Dragon Gate Inn' 'A Chinese Ghost Story') truly sumptuous cinematography from the legendary Christopher Doyle ('In The Mood For Love') and an expressive traditional score from Tan Dun ('Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon') Zhang Yimou's elegant epic features an intriguing 'Rashomon' style flashback structure that will keep the audience guessing until the very end. The most expensive movie ever made in China and a blockbuster upon its' theatrical release in the U.S. 'Hero' showcases the outstanding talents ofa multi-award winning cast including the pairing of Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung as star crossed lovers the coquettish Zhang Ziyi ('Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon') as a feisty apprentice venerated Chen Daoming lending gravitas as the Emperor-in-waiting and real-life martial arts masters Donnie Yen and Jet Li who co-designed perhaps the greatest duel ever committed to celluloid. Nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA 'Hero' is an exceptional example of Asian cinema and ""really is one of the best looking films ever made."" - The Guardian
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