My love for Chinese movies rose out of my love for Chinese TV series from my childhood.  I have been collecting movies since I discovered Swordsman II on the net.  Evidently, I am a die hard fan of the wuxia and martial arts genre.  I have explored both old school and new wave movies, although I grew up in the new wave era.  I started compiling a list of Chinese/HK movies I have seen with the interest in keeping track of what I have seen.  Now that the list has grown over the course, I hope you find it helpful to your selection of HK movies.  With the rating system, you can see which movies have impressed me and which haven't.  Please don't use it as your sole guide to HK cinema, however.  If there is one advice I can give you about public reviews and your personal selection, it would be not to choose videos based on reviews.  Even if 10 people say a movie is good, you may find it to be dull, & vise versa.  You NEVER know if you will like a movie until you see the actual movie.  Let reviews and ratings be only a small part of your influence in choosing the right videos.  Always choose according to your own instincts.

Rating system: ***** being my favorite and * being extremely disappointing. I am also adding detailed reviews to selected titles. Check page four for latest arrivals, as titles are added upon arrival. If you have comments or questions, feel free to leave me a msg in my guestbook.

I am always looking for movies and TV series on VCD/DVD. I have many sources, but I'm also looking for the best price. My guestbook is the place to let me know if you have anything to sell or trade!

Navigation Hint: The First page consists of more recent movies. As you move to page 2-3, it changes into mostly 60s-80s films (a lot of Shaw Brothers!).  Lately I've been watching a lot of comedies.

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See my movies sorted by BEST: |Plot|Action|Emotion|English titles|Music...|
                                       and |My PERSONAL favorites|
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LAST UPDATED: 11-2-2002

(Recent Reviews: OUATIC V, Barefoot Kid, Swordsman, Swordsman II)





RATING (out of *****)

Storm Riders(1998)

Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng


The Duel(2000)

Nick Cheung, Andy Lau


Wing Chun(1994)

Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen


Deadful Melody(1994)

Brigitte Lin, Yuen Biao


Fong Sai Yuk(1993)

Jet Li, Michelle Reis


Fong Sai Yuk II(1993)

Jet Li, Josephine Siao


Hard Boiled(1992)

Chow Yun Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai


Magic Crane(1993)

Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Anita Mui


Kung Fu Colt Master(1994)

Jet Li, Chingmy Yau


Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain(1982)

Yuen Biao, Adam Cheng, Brigitte Lin, Sammo Hung, Man Hoi


Tai-Chi Master(1993)

Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh


(New) Dragon Inn(1992)

Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung


Ashes of Time(1994)

Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Tony Leung Ka Fai

undecided (BEST SOUNDTRACK!)

Buddhist Fist(1982)

DIR: Yuen Woo Ping

(another ruined by poor dub)

Escape from Coral Cove



Sword Stained With Royal Blood(1993)

Yuen Biao, Ng Man-Tat


Butterfly Sword (AKA Comet, Butterfly and Sword) (1993)

Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Joey Wong

(excellent music & swordsplay)

Shanghai Grand(1996)

Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung


Treasure Hunt(1994)

Chow Yun Fat, Wu Chien Lien


Swordsman II(1992)

Jet Li, Brigitte Lin


Swordsman I(1990)

Samuel Hui, Lau Shun, Cecilia Yip, Jacky Cheung, Fennie Yuen, Lam Ching Ying


Fire Dragon(1994)

Brigitte Lin


Drunken Master II(1994)

Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Ti Lung


Operation Condor: Armour of God II Jackie Chan *
First Strike(1996) Jackie Chan ***
Fist of Legend(1994) Jet Li, Billy Chow, Chin Siu Ho ****
Semi Gods Semi Devils (AKA Dragon Chronicles) (1994) Brigitte Lin, Gong Li, Cheung Man **
Legendary Swordsman Adam Cheng, Norman Chu *
Iron Monkey(1993) Donnie Yen *****
Saviour of the Soul(1991) Andy Lau, Anita Mui *****
Legend of the Liquid Sword(1993) Aaron Kwok, Chingmy Yau, Norman Chu, Cheung Man **
(DVD has most horrible Mandarin dub)
Royal Tramp II(1992) Stephen Chow, Brigitte Lin *****
From Beijing With Love(1994) Stephen Chow, Anita Yuen ****
Eagle-Shooting Heroes (1993) Brigitte Lin, Jacky Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Carina Lau, Joey Wong, Maggie Cheung ****
Handsome Siblings(1992) Andy Lau, Brigitte Lin *****
Shaolin Popey II(1994) Adam Cheng ***
First Exposure (very old & rare) - - *
Bride With White Hair(1993) Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin ****
Bride With White Hair 2(1993) Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin ****
Master Wong VS Master Wong(1993) Sandra Ng *
All's Well Ends Well, too(1993) Leslie Cheung, Samuel Hui **
Here Comes A Vampire - *
Tricky Master(1999) Stephen Chow **
White Lotus Cult(1993) - ***
Once Upon A Time In China II(1992) Jet Li, Rosemund Kwan, Max Mok, Donnie Yen ***
Not One Less DIR: Zhang Yi Mou ***
Shanghai Triad DIR: Zhang Yi Mou *
The Heroic Trio(1993) Anita Mui, Michelle Yeoh ****
A Chinese Ghost Story(1987) Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong ****
Executioners(1993) Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh ****
The Blacksheep Affair(1998) Zhao Wen Zhou, Shu Qi ***
Police Story(1985) Jackie Chan ****
Police Story III: Super Cop(1992) Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh ****
Moon Warriors(1992) Andy Lau, Anita Mui ****
Shaolin Temple(1982) Jet Li's DEBUTE **
Sword of Many Loves(1993) Leon Lai, Michelle Reis **
Barefoot Kid, The (1993) Aaron Kwok, Ti Lung, Maggie Cheung *****
Miracle Fighters(1982) DIR: Yuen Woo Ping **
Iceman Cometh(1989) Yuen Biao, Maggie Cheung **
The Killer (1989) Chow Yun Fat, Danny Lee *****
Holy Weapon(1993) Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung ***
(funny as hell!)
Green Snake(1993) Maggie Cheung, Joey Wong **
Dragon Ball Z: The Magic Begins - - ***
Once Upon A Time in China (1991) Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Yan Yee Kwan, Rosemund Kwan, Jacky Cheung *****
7 Grandmasters(1979) Jack Long, Li Yi Ming ***
Black Mask(1996) Jet Li ***
King of Beggars(1992) Stephen Chow, Norman Chu *****
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Zhang Ziyi, Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Zhen ***
(too much wire!)
A Better Tomorrow(1986) Chow Yun Fat, Ti Lung *****
Burning Paradise(1994) DIR: Ringo Lam ***
Prodigal Son(1982) Yuen Biao, Lam Chin Ying *****
Spooky Family Kent Cheng, Nina Li *****
Once Upon A Time In China and America(1997) Jet Li, Rosemund Kwan, Kent Cheng, Xiong Xing Xing ****
Ninja in the Deadly Trap Lu Feng, Chiang Sheng, Kuo Choi ***
Once Upon A Time in China III(1992)

Jet Li, Rosemund Kwan, Xiong Xing Xing

Once Upon A Time in China V(1994)

Zhao Wen Zhou, Rosemund Kwan


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Many thanks to the generous HKMDB for the Chinese titles.  Visit
their wonderful and informative site (to which I am also a contributing editor.)