Chor Yuen The Hitchcock Of HK Cinema!!

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SaritaLinda18
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Postby SaritaLinda18 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:46 pm

Clans of intrigue, Killer clans and Jade tiger are also good ones with great twists in the plots. I have the same comment for Duel for gold, Black lizard, Convict killer and Death duel ; and when you'll watch The villains, you'll agree with me that this one is really a superb one...

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Postby pollypolly » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:18 pm

Agreed re: Killer Clans. That's my favourite Chor Yuen by a mile.

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Postby peringaten » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:41 am

Sometimes he loses me a little. Best Chor film imo is Swordsman & Enchantress by far, best action & the plot is brilliant, swordsman convinced they're in tiny town. Genius.

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Postby SaritaLinda18 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:21 am

Connie Chan's "Spy with my face" and "The black rose" are also Chu Yuan's movies.

I'm looking for Cold blade too since a long while !!!

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Postby Deadly Ninja » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:40 pm

Web of Death was just too cool for words.

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Postby SaritaLinda18 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:45 pm

I have a remastered version of it, with English subtitles, but there is the Celestial logo and the word "sample" written on the screen during the whole movie. It doesn't disturb to read the subtitles, though.

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Postby PoleFighter » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:28 pm

Duel of the Century has lots of clever twists and turns, kept me guessing all the way through, also love the final showdown in this one.

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Postby SaritaLinda18 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:42 pm

Yes, there is action (less than in some Shaw movies, but there is) with fights from Chen Hung Lieh and Yueh Hua. I wrote a review of this movie on the forum if you want more informations.

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Postby PoleFighter » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:35 pm

[Quote=Daigoro]I couldn't agree more. Chor Yuen happens to be my favorite HK director. It's just the romanticism, the wonder and awe through which he was able to translate so many of Gu-longs novels into film. The flowing colors, the timing, most excellent. Under-appreciated director and writer (at least in the US). If Gu-longs writings are anything like Chor Yuen's adaptions i consider him to be the shakespeare of hong kong. There is a lot of drama that stretches beyond the typical dramatic moments found in between most kung fu films as well. The dialogue is often poetic as the exercises and scenery in the films. Three strikes, one sword, the pen becomes the sword. [/Quote]

He certainly has a very distinct style. He frames scenes beautifully and often films them with objects (usually foliage) in the foreground...

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