Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, etc.
Post Reply
jimmyscab
Pedicab Driver
Posts: 227
Joined: 13 Mar 2005, 14:22

Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by jimmyscab »

Wow I have not been here in years! Good to see all the old regulars are still here. Except .. what happened to Bradavon?

Anyway, since the death of Run Run Shaw I decided to watch The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Then got me thinking about Asian cinema and the fact that I haven't seen a new HK movie in about 5 years (ok maybe there were a few).

I wanna get back into the action and was wondering if anything interested has come out over the last year. So where is the best place to get this info, well good ol' BnB forum.

Any recommendations?

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 10988
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by HungFist »

I don't think anyone's watching new HK movies anymore :dontknow:

I've only seen one (semi)recent (Chinese Zodiac) and that sucked too :D

User avatar
Markgway
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 19990
Joined: 18 Feb 2005, 02:04

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by Markgway »

...and that was released end of 2012. :D
Image

jimmyscab
Pedicab Driver
Posts: 227
Joined: 13 Mar 2005, 14:22

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by jimmyscab »

HungFist wrote:I don't think anyone's watching new HK movies anymore :dontknow:
Really? What a sad state of affairs :( I know HK film industry is all about the actor/singer/idol combo but they do occasionally churn out a classic.

Oh yes I did try The Grandmasters, but turned it off after 10 mins.

duffen_
Jackie Chan's Little Toe
Posts: 4
Joined: 03 Dec 2004, 10:19
Location: Klæbu, Norway

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by duffen_ »

For my part, was the last really good movie that I saw from Asia

Rorouni kenshin 2012
Viral factor 2012
Warriors of the rainbow 2011
Wu xia 2011
Flying swords of dragon gate 2011
Reign of assassins 2010
Yellow sea 2010
Fire of conscience 2010
True legend 2010
Man from nowhere 2010

These are the films that I still remember, the others I've forgotten. So in my opinion it has the last few years been very poor.

saltysam
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 9332
Joined: 27 Oct 2004, 19:27

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by saltysam »

Bodyguards & Assassins was pretty good and i like the Ip Man movies but they are a few years old.Got the BD of the Anthony Wong Ip Man:The Final Fight movie here waiting a watch.
working class blu-ray fan

User avatar
grim_tales
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 21761
Joined: 25 Oct 2004, 18:34
Location: St. Albans, UK

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by grim_tales »

Man from Nowhere was very good, not seen Wu Xia or Yellow Sea yet for shame!

User avatar
Markgway
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 19990
Joined: 18 Feb 2005, 02:04

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by Markgway »

It takes me ages to catch up on "new" releases from Hong Kong.

I've only seen TWO films released in 2012:

1. CZ12 (Another Jackie disappointment) **
2. A Simple Life (Outstanding Ann Hui drama) ****
Image

Ivan Drago
Hail the Judge!
Posts: 2251
Joined: 16 Mar 2005, 23:05

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by Ivan Drago »

I'm so behind it's untrue.

I did like both Donnie Yen Ip Man films and Bruce Lee My Brother. Started off enjoying Detective Dee but found it a bit exhausting. Legend of the Fist and Shinjuku Incident were both disapointing messes.
bradavon wrote:
but I guess you're more intelligence than me.

User avatar
luckystars
Royal Tramp
Posts: 1893
Joined: 12 Sep 2005, 09:01

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by luckystars »

Have you seen Big Little Soldier Ivan?
2010 - The return of the HK movie industry :)
Image

Ivan Drago
Hail the Judge!
Posts: 2251
Joined: 16 Mar 2005, 23:05

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by Ivan Drago »

Nope!
bradavon wrote:
but I guess you're more intelligence than me.

User avatar
luckystars
Royal Tramp
Posts: 1893
Joined: 12 Sep 2005, 09:01

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by luckystars »

Ivan Drago wrote:Nope!

Sort it out!!! :P
2010 - The return of the HK movie industry :)
Image

User avatar
grim_tales
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 21761
Joined: 25 Oct 2004, 18:34
Location: St. Albans, UK

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by grim_tales »

I havent seen Legend of the Fist or Little Big Soldier either :p

User avatar
Markgway
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 19990
Joined: 18 Feb 2005, 02:04

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by Markgway »

I've seen Little Big Soldier...... **
Image

User avatar
luckystars
Royal Tramp
Posts: 1893
Joined: 12 Sep 2005, 09:01

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by luckystars »

grim_tales wrote:I havent seen Legend of the Fist or Little Big Soldier either :p
Legend of the fist is a bit cold and fairly muddled, ultimately disappointing


Little Big Soldier is one of Jackies best in a long time :thumbs:
2010 - The return of the HK movie industry :)
Image

User avatar
Masterofoneinchpunch
King of Beggars
Posts: 863
Joined: 10 Jan 2014, 19:36

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by Masterofoneinchpunch »

luckystars wrote:
grim_tales wrote:I havent seen Legend of the Fist or Little Big Soldier either :p
Legend of the fist is a bit cold and fairly muddled, ultimately disappointing
Little Big Soldier is one of Jackies best in a long time :thumbs:
I'm going to have to agree with both. I was surprised with how much I liked Little Big Soldier after being so-so on many previous recent Jackie films. I don't think I ever want to see 1911 again. Now I'll still see any new film with Jackie in it, I just do not have that anticipation that I had years ago.

User avatar
grim_tales
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 21761
Joined: 25 Oct 2004, 18:34
Location: St. Albans, UK

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by grim_tales »

From what I heard on here mostly 1911 is a boring, political piece of crap and Jackie is hardly in it.

User avatar
Masterofoneinchpunch
King of Beggars
Posts: 863
Joined: 10 Jan 2014, 19:36

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by Masterofoneinchpunch »

grim_tales wrote:From what I heard on here mostly 1911 is a boring, political piece of crap and Jackie is hardly in it.
It felt like a cliff notes version of the 1911 uprising. I thought I did a capsule review of it, but can't find it. I really do not ever want to watch it again. It is still my least favorite film of 2011.

User avatar
Markgway
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 19990
Joined: 18 Feb 2005, 02:04

Re: Best Hong Kong movies of 2013?

Post by Markgway »

I haven't seen 1911, yet... but I wasn't impressed with Little Big Soldier.

Oh, and I haven't seen Legend of the Fist either.
Image

Post Reply