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Hark Tsui
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Date of Birth: Feb 15, 1950

Country: China

Biography: Tsui Hark born Tsui Man-kong, is a New Wave film director in Hong Kong and an influential film producer. He is viewed as a major figure in the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema (typically early 1980s to mid 1990s)... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 63 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (43) | Writer (32) | Actor (12)
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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree.
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The Thousand Faces Of Dunjia (2017)
A group of warriors protect the world from a monster invasion.
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Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017)
A monk and his three disciples continue on their journey to battle demons.
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The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014)
A story centered around a conflict between a People's Liberation Army squad and a bandit gang in northeast China during the Chinese revolution. (imdb)
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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)
The young Dee Renjie (Mark Chao) arrives in the Imperial Capital, intent to become an officer of the law. Empress Wu (Carina Lau), who is at the start of her reign, has sent the fiery-haired Detective Yuchi (Feng Shaofeng) to investigate a sea monster that stalks the city at night. By chance, both Dee and Yuchi fight off the creature when it attacks a ceremonial procession carrying the beautiful courtesan Yin (Angelababy) to be sacrificed at a temple to appease the Gods.
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The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
The setting is Ming Dynasty during the reign of Chenghua (1465-1487). The court is controlled by imperial eunuchs who consolidate their power by joining either the East or West Bureaus, organs of oppression and espionage whose in-fighting resembles that of the SA and SS in Nazi Germany. Wan Yulou (Gordon Liu), an enforcer of the East Bureau, is dispatched to execute Can Qianzhi, Minister of Five Armies. (mubi.com)
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A Simple Life (2011)
Reuniting superstar Andy Lau with his godmother Deanie Ip on the big screen for the first time in 23 years, A Simple Life is a deeply moving story about the relationship between a young man and a family servant that is handled with exquisite affection and grace by Ann Hui. (tiff.net)
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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu. (imdb)
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Neui yan fau pui (2008)
When a plain looking but romantically ambitious girl develops a revolutionary pheromone sticker that makes her irresistible to men, she teams up with two other women to turn the dating world upside down. (www.hkflix.xom)
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Sam hoi tsam yan (2008)
A scuba diving trip turns into a nightmare when Gao Jing and her boyfriend Guo Dong meet tragedy at sea. Suffering from memory loss after the incident, Gao Jing can't remember what exactly happened in the ocean that day, and all that is recovered of Guo Dong is a headless corpse. Upset that Gao Jing is going ahead with the funeral, Guo Dong's sister Xiao Kai angrily sets out to find her brother's head. Gao Jing looks for closure through therapy but only ends up with more questions and heartache. (yesasia)
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Triangle (2007)
Told in three 30-minute segments, three friends seek out the buried treasure of a mysterious stranger. (imdb)
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Seven Swordsmen (2006)
In the mid-17th century, the Manchus conquer the territories of the former Ming Empire and establish the Qing Empire. Fearing that the wulin (martial artists' community) would pose a threat to them, the Qing government passes a martial arts ban forbidding the common people from practising martial arts and possessing weapons... (mydramalist.com)
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Seven Swords (2005)
Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General. (imdb)
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Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002)
The Black Mask must stop a group intent on setting off a DNA bomb that could cause mutations to the human race. (imdb)
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Tsui Hark
A quartet of martial arts magicians and their master battle a vampire gang awakened by evil monks.
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Zu Warriors (2001)
Among the heaven and the earth exist the Zu's mountain range, where live the immortals of Omei, the highest mountain of Zu... (imdb)
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Time and Tide (2000)
An exciting thriller with an international cast, Time and Tide takes place in remote comers of the world and features intrigue, a breathless pace and a series of exhilarating action sequences staged with the explosive bravura that has become Tsui's signature. (Columbia Tristar)
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Knock Off (1998)
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in an explosive thriller set in Hong Kong's shady manufacturing scene during the 1997 handover to China. (Sony)
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Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (1998)
A personal account of Chinese film history by Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan, who examines in particular issues of gender and sexuality. Includes interviews with a number of important filmmakers as well as the director's mother; Kwan also uses this film publicly to address his own sexual identity. (BFI)
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A Chinese Ghost Story (1997)
A young man falls in love with a ghost and must avoid a variety of ghostbusters out to eliminate her and each other. (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high (imdb)
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Double Team (1997)
Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to "The Colony", a rebirth for presumed-dead assassins. He breaks free from there, and seeks the aid of Yaz, a weapons dealer, for his final battle with Stavros. (imdb)
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Black Mask (1996)
A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero. (imdb)
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Tri-Star (1996)
A priest hears a prostitute's confession, a tale which has a 200,000 HK$ debt as its centerpiece. The prostitute accidentally leaves behind an envelope with her address in the confessional. Concealing his true occupation, the priest rents another room in her apartment and begins to straighten out her life. But then the prostitute starts to fall in love with the priest... (imdb)
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Hua yue jia qi (1995)
Charlie Young and Nicky Wu are young rivals who find love and resolve together after Wu is killed by an evil gold-digging actress and her bank-robbing buddies (led by the nefarious Ho Ka-Kui). Wu comes back as a ghost, and thanks to a bizarre plot device he and Young are able to enter the past in an attempt to right wrongs, prevent Wu's murder, and generally act silly. (lovehkfilm.com)
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The Blade (1995)
After the master of the Sharp Manufacturer saber factory abdicates and appoints On as his successor, On embarks on a quest of revenge to kill the evil flying kung fu master who killed his father.
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The Chinese Feast (1995)
Zany antics ensue when the owner of a restaurant accepts a rival's cooking challenge only to have to rely on a washed up master chef who has lost his sense of taste and smell.
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Once Upon a Time in China V (1994)
Brand new epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong Fei-Hong and Aunt Yee return to do battle against these evil forces. (imdb)
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Leung juk (1994)
In 3A.D., during the Eastern Jin Dynasty, parents dress a very pretty, very privileged girl like a boy so she may be educated in a local boarding school. There, she falls in love with a poor, but handsome and industrious young man, but their short love affair ends in disaster. (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993)
The year is 1900 and Wong Fei Hung and Leung Foon along with Wong's father and Club Foot face new enemies of China, this time in the form of German rivals and British forces, as well as the Red Lantern Society - a gang of women, who, like the White Lotus Cult from Once Upon a Time in China II, want to rid China of all foreigners. This time, 13th Aunt is substituted by her sister, Aunt May as Wong Fei Hung's love interest. (Wikipedia.org)
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Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)
Wong Fei-Hung and sidekick Chung arrive in Peking just as the Empress announces a Lion Dance martial arts contest... (imdb)
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Green Snake (1993)
Two snakes reformed into two beauties. White Snake chose pedagogue Xian Xu as her husband and enjoyed human life... (imdb)
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The Magic Crane (1993)
On his way to a congress of kung fu masters, an initiate falls from a high cliff, only to be rescued by lovely Tien Lam, who rides a huge crane. The rest of the movie features a battle between warring martial arts factions, an equally fierce rivalry between the two daughters of the Crane Master, the accidental empowerment of an unprincipled master after having eaten half of a secret scroll, a battle with an immense tortoise whose spleeny vapors save a group of poisoned swordsmen... (imdb)
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Dragon Inn (1992)
This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect in his quest to rule China (imdb)
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The Master (1992)
A young martial artist travels from China to America to visit his old master. Once in the US he is drawn into a conflict between his master and another disciple.
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Twin Dragons (1992)
On holidays in Hong Kong, Mrs Ma gives birth to identical twins. A criminal in the same hospital attempts to escape, taking one of the twins hostage. The child is lost during the confusion, and Mr and Mrs Ma return to New York with one child. Years later, John Ma is a famous conductor and pianist, unaware that his twin brother "Boomer" is a mechanic/race car driver/bodyguard in Hong Kong. When John travels to Hong Kong to give a concert, the twins get caught up in each other's business, about which they are anything but experts. (imdb)
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Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult... (imdb)
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A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)
Basically a retread of the first movie, in which the evil Tree Spirit is back with yet another ghost played by Joey Wong. The Swordsman Yen and Leslie Cheung characters are replaced by a Buddhist Abbot and disciple (Tony Leung). Jacky Cheung also pops up again, this time as a money-grabbing swordsman with a neat bag of tricks. (imdb)
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The King of Chess (1991)
A television programmer reminisces about a chess player during the Cultural Revolution.
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China (imdb)
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The Raid (1991)
In Japanese-occupied Manchuria, a group of rebel fighters set up an elaborate scheme to go deep behind enemy lines and destroy a poison gas facility. But they first have to contend with the factory's sadistic commander and Yoshiko Kawashima, the beautiful, legendary spy. (cduniverse.com)
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The Banquet (1991)
Film with a weak plot about an businessman trying to clinch a deal for the reconstruction of Kuwait after the Gulf War from a Kuwaiti prince. The climax of the movie is a banquet/dinner at the end featuring cameos by several Hong Kong movie celebrities. (imdb)
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Swordsman (1990)
When a scroll containing valuable martial arts secrets is stolen from the Emperor, an army detachment is sent to recover it... (imdb)
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A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989)
At the end of the Vietnam war, Cheung goes to Saigon, intent on bringing his uncle and cousin back to Hong Kong. In Saigon, Cheung meets beautiful gangleader Chow, and relies on her help for their safe return. A love triangle develops between the cousins and Chow Further complicating matters, Chow's lover Ho, a gang leader, appears Ho deports the cousins, and kills their uncle. (imdb)
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The Big Heat (1988)
Inspector Waipong Wong has to put his life and resignation from the Hong Kong police department on hold to investigate his former partner's mysterious murder. What he and his crack team of three other cops uncover is a plot far more sinister than they originally anticipated. (imdb)
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I Love Maria (1988)
The Hero Gang is a nasty group of thugs terrorizing Hong Kong with their killer robots, Pioneers 1 and 2. While Pioneer 1 looks like an oridinary robot, Pioneer 2 has been modelled on Maria, the gang's #2 thug. When Pioneer 2 gets damaged during a mission to kill an outcast gang member, an inventor on the police force takes her and changes some of her programming. This new code, plus a few injuries to her logic center, start causing Pioneer 2 to develop her own personality.
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A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter. (imdb)
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Final Victory (1987)
This is a black comedy directed by new wave director Patrick Tam and written by Wong Kar Wai. It deals with the gangster world, its rules and loyalty between gangsters. (hkcinemagic.com)
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Peking Opera Blues (1986)
The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's underground movement tried to establish a democratic republic (imdb)
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Happy Ghost III (1986)
A young, unsuccessful singer, after committing suicide, is to be reincarnated, this time into a musical family. Her spirit must get to the hospital where her future mother is currently ready to give birth to her, so that she can enter the womb and be born. Unfortunately, she misses her appointed birth time, twice, due to the accidental intervention of a young man, Mr. Hong. At first she is angry and makes life hard for him, but eventually they fall in love, although she can't stay around long... (imdb)
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Run Tiger Run (1985)
Two inexplicably identical boys--one a spoiled but unwanted heir, the other a spunky working-class tyke--cause trouble when they decide to exchange places. (hkcinemagic.com)
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Working Class (1985)
This surprisingly effective comedy wack-fest follows the exploits of three low-income fellows as they struggle to muddle through their dissatisfying lives. Hui is a bachelor who lives with mom and vows never to marry rich. Unfortunately, his new girlfriend Joey Wong is secretly the daughter of a rich instant-noodle magnate. Worse still, Hui finds himself working at her factory with two of his chief rivals. (lovehkfilm.com)
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Yes, Madam (1985)
Female crime-fighting duo Inspector Ng (Michelle Yeoh in her starring debut) and Inspector Carrie Morris (American karate champion Cynthia Rothrock) follow two petty crooks in search of evidence against vicious crime boss James Tien.
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Mad Mission Part 3: Our Man from Bond Street (1984)
A master thief is duped by lookalikes for James Bond and the Queen of England into stealing a valuable gem from a heavily guarded location then must help the police recover it. (imdb)
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Shang Hai zhi yen (1984)
In 1937 Shanghai, a soon-to-depart soldier meets a young woman under a bridge during a Japanese air raid. They vow to meet after the war ends, but they don't each other's name or face. (imdb)
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Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain (1983)
Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe. (imdb)
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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (1983)
This is an extremely rare example of science fiction, Hong Kong style, but, fittingly, it's unlike any sci-fi flick you've ever seen. Alien abductions, suicide pacts, superstardom, and the reality of science fiction itself is spotlighted in this bright, crazy, truly out of this world epic -- one of the more unusual movies in the Hong Kong cinema of the early 1980s. And if you know 80's Hong Kong cinema at all, you know that's really saying something! (hkcinemagic.com)
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Mad Mission (1982)
A "James Bond" type burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui) tries to redeem himself and joins forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to track down a rare set of stolen luscious diamonds before it ends up in the hands of a notorious European gangster named "White Gloves." The two unlikely duo are supervised by Supt. Nancy Ho, a masculine, fiery-tempered policewoman. (imdb)
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All the Wrong Clues (1981)
In the 40s, a private detective (George Lam) is disturbed by the girlfriend of Al Capone(Karl Maka). She wants to flee with him. (hkcinemagic.com)
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Chasing Girls (1981)
Afro-haired Robert demonstrates over and over to his gawking cousin how easy it is to pick up girls. Robert eventually narrows the field down to two girls. One is a TV model, the other a rich girl with a red sports car working as a waitress. Robert finds the part after the pickup to be a bit more difficult. (hkcinemagic.com)
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Di yu wu men (1980)
A secret agent investigates a village that is populated by crazed, inbred cannibals. (imdb)
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Don
Three young men, witnesses to an accident, decide to rob the victim.
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Die bian (1979)
A journalist attempting to solve a mystery in "Martial World" enlists the aid of a master fighter and a woman named Green Breeze. They go to a mysterious castle where they come across poisonous butterflies and a black-leather-clad killer. (imdb)
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