Kung Fu Fridays in November

So what can my stalwart group of Asian cinema fans expect in the coming month when they join me before the television for their weekly dose of kung fu, cop tragedy and funny hats? The poster featuring Andy Lau (in Infernal Affairs. but it's such an iconic shot, I had to use it here) tells all...

Crippled Avengers - Retitled The Return of the Five Deadly Venoms for the politically correct market, this is still a Kung Fu movie about physically and mentally handicapped characters (but not actors). Chang Cheh took his One-Armed craze to the next logical level, but is it tragedy... or comedy?

The Warlords - One of those lavish historical productions coming out of mainland China lately, The Warlords features superstars Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro. I've heard good things about its more realistic take on Chinese history.

Invisible Target - I try to fit a Hong Kong police/crime drama into every month, and this is it. If you're wondering if Jackie Chan's son is anything like him, look for my review in three weeks' time.

Zu Warriors - Tsui Hark reinvents the genre once again with this fast action fantasy with choreography by Yuen Woo-Ping features, among others, Louis Koo, Sammo Hung and Zhang Zi Yi. Pretty good credentials, aren't they?

Four more weeks of action, Asia-style, starting tonight! (Or every Sunday, if you're only living Kung Fu Fridays vicariously throught This Week in Geek's reviews.)



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