Tag Archives: Mandarin
The Eternal Evil of Asia (1995) Man Kei Chin, Kwok-Pong Chan, Ellen Chan, Ben Ng, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Dong dong de jiàqi / A Summer at Grandpa’s (1984) Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Chi-Kuang Wang, Shu-Chen Li, Hsiu-Ling Lin, Drama
If you take it purely on face value, Tana Wulan’s Warm Spring is a sweet film of the love and self-sacrifice between an old man, a poor farmer in a country village and a 7 year-old orphan who he takes into his care.
Jiu shi liu liu de ta / Lovable You (1980) Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Kenny Bee, Anthony Chan, Ping-Yu Chang, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Chin mun bat jeung / Notorious Eight (1981) Chung Sun, Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Action, Crime, Adventure
Old style kung fu films always had brothel, restaurant, and of course gambling scenes. Gambling films became popular in the early 80s, so it made sense to have an intense poker game standoff between early good guy, kung fu star Chen Kuan Tai, and early villain, kung fu star Lo Lieh.
Former Taiping general Liu Hedong lives in Baling with his daughter, running a small sculpture shop. One day, a wealthy businessman named Yang invites him to his boat, and pleads for him to copy the famous Yueyanglou plaques.
In Tangshan, the truck driver Da Qiang, his wife Yuan Ni and their twins Fang Da, their son, and Fang Deng, their daughter, are a happy simple family. On 27 July 1976, a devastating earthquake destroys Tangshan, and Da Qiang dies while trying to rescue his children from their apartment.