The Monkey King is a 2014 Hong Kong-Chinese fantasy film directed by Cheang Pou-soi and starring Donnie Yen as the titular protagonist. Yen also serves as the film's action director. Production began in Beijing on 18 October 2010 and was filmed in 3D. The plot is based on an episode of Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written in the Ming Dynasty by Wu Cheng'en. It was released on 31 January 2014.
The Medallion (Chinese: 飛龍再生) is a 2003 action-comedy film co-written and directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Gordon Chan, and starring Jackie Chan, Lee Evans, and Claire Forlani. It was much less successful than Chan's other American movies such as the Rush Hour film series, Shanghai Noon and its sequel, Shanghai Knights.
Painted Skin is a 2008 supernatural-fantasy film directed by Gordon Chan, starring Donnie Yen, Chen Kun, Zhou Xun, Zhao Wei, Betty Sun and Qi Yuwu. Although the film is based partly on a supernatural premise, it is more of an action-romance than a horror film. Painted Skin is based, very loosely, on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. The theme song of the film, Huà Xīn (畫心; Painted Heart), was performed by Jane Zhang.
Magic to Win (Chinese: 開心魔法) is a 2011 Hong Kong film directed by Wilson Yip. The film stars Wu Chun, Karena Ng, Raymond Wong, Wu Jing and Louis Koo. It is a sixth installment of the Happy Ghost film franchise, but a completely different version of the story.
A Chinese Odyssey is a two-part 1995 Hong Kong fantasy-comedy film directed and written by Jeffrey Lau, starring Stephen Chow, Ng Man-tat, Yammie Lam, Karen Mok and others. The first part is titled A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box while the second one is called A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella. The film is very loosely based on the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. It also incorporates elements of slapstick comedy and wuxia revolving around the central theme of a love story.
The Storm Riders is a 1998 Hong Kong film based on the manhua series Fung Wan by artist Ma Wing-shing. Directed by Andrew Lau, it starred Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot involves two children, Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud, who become powerful warriors under the evil Lord Conqueror's tutelage. The sequel to the film, titled The Storm Warriors and directed by the Pang brothers, was released in 2009.
The Legend of Zu, also known as Zu Warriors in the United States, is a 2001 Hong Kong film produced and directed by Tsui Hark. The film starred Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Cecilia Cheung, Patrick Tam, Zhang Ziyi and Sammo Hung. It is based on the same source as the 1983 film Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain.
The Bride with White Hair is a 1993 Hong Kong film directed by Ronny Yu, starring Brigitte Lin and Leslie Cheung.
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Chinese: 西遊·降魔篇) is a 2013 action-comedy film directed by Stephen Chow and Derek Kok (Derek Kwok Chi-Kin). The movie was first announced in July 2011 and was released on February 10, 2013 in China. The film is a loose comedic re-interpretation of the novel Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written by Wu Cheng'en.
A Chinese Ghost Story (Wade–Giles: Ch'ien-nü Yu-hun; literally: "The Ethereal Spirit of a Beauty") is a 1987 Hong Kong romantic comedy horror film starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung, and produced by Tsui Hark. The plot was loosely based on a short story from Qing Dynasty writer Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (聊齋誌異), and also inspired by the 1960 Shaw Brothers Studio film The Enchanting Shadow. The film was popular in Hong Kong and several Asian countries, including South Korea and Japan when released. Most notably it boosted the stardom of Joey Wong, won Leslie Cheung popularity in Japan, and sparked a trend of folklore ghost films in the Hong Kong film industry, including two sequels, an animated film, a television series and a 2011 remake.
Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is a 1983 Hong Kong supernatural fantasy film directed by Tsui Hark, who attempts to combine Hong Kong action cinema with Western special effects technology. The film was nominated for five Hong Kong Film Awards in 1984 (Best Action Choreography - Corey Yuen, Best Actress - Brigitte Lin, Best Art Direction - William Chang, Best Film Editing - Peter Cheung and Best Picture).
Rouge (Chinese: 胭脂扣; pinyin: Yānzhī kòu; Cantonese Yale: Yìnjì kau; Jyutping: Jin1zi1 kau3) is a 1988 Hong Kong film, directed by Stanley Kwan. The movie is the adaptation of the novel by Lilian Lee.
Kung Fu VS Acrobatic is a 1990 Hong Kong martial arts fantasy comedy film directed by Taylor Wong and starring Andy Lau, Natalis Chan and Joey Wong. The film is a homage to the 1964 martial arts film Buddha's Palm which starred Cho Tat-wah, who also acts in a supporting role in this film.
The Bride with White Hair 2 is a 1993 Hong Kong film directed by David Wu. It is the sequel to The Bride with White Hair, with Brigitte Lin and Leslie Cheung reprising their roles as Lian Nichang and Zhuo Yihang. Although the first film is loosely based on Liang Yusheng's Baifa Monü Zhuan, this film is almost independent of the novel except for the main characters' names.
Legend of the Liquid Sword is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia comedy film loosely based on Gu Long's Chu Liuxiang novel series. The film was written and directed by Wong Jing.
Green Snake (青蛇, Chinese literal title: The Teal/Green Snake) is a 1993 Hong Kong fantasy film made by Tsui Hark. It is the adaptation of a novel of the same title by Lilian Lee.
The Iceman Cometh (simplified Chinese: 急冻奇侠; traditional Chinese: 急凍奇俠) is a 1989 Hong Kong martial arts fantasy film directed by Clarence Fok, starring Yuen Biao, Maggie Cheung and Yuen Wah. The film was released in the Hong Kong on 18 August 1989.
The Eternal Evil of Asia (Chinese: 南洋十大邪术; pinyin: Nan yang shi da xie shu) is a 1995 Hong Kong Category III comedy horror film written and directed by Man Kei Chin. The film follows a group of friends who, on a hedonistic trip to Thailand, accidentally kill a sorcerer's sister and, upon arriving back home to Hong Kong, find themselves cursed.
Wait 'til You're Older (simplified Chinese: 童梦奇缘; traditional Chinese: 童夢奇緣; pinyin: Tóng Mèng Qí Yuán) is a 2005 Hong Kong fantasy comedy drama film directed by Teddy Chan and starring Andy Lau.
Mural (simplified Chinese: 画壁; traditional Chinese: 畫壁; pinyin: Huà Bì; Jyutping: Waa6 Bik1) is a 2011 Chinese film directed by Gordon Chan. It is directed by the same director who directed Painted Skin (2008). Both stories are drawn from Pu Songling's (1640–1715) collection of supernatural tales Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.
Master of Zen is a 1994 Hong Kong film based on the legends surrounding the life of Bodhidharma. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Brandy Yuen, and starred Derek Yee and Louis Fan in the leading roles.
Armageddon is a 1997 Hong Kong film action sci-fi romance film directed by Gordon Chan, and starring Andy Lau, Michelle Reis and Anthony Wong.
Dream Lovers (Chinese: 夢中人; pinyin: Meng zhong ren) is a 1986 Hong Kong romantic fantasy film directed by Tony Au. The film stars Chow Yun Fat as Song Yu, a famous orchestra conductor who recently has visions of a beautiful woman and a Qin dynasty era terracotta statue. When Song visits the statues, he meets Cheung Yuet-heung (Brigitte Lin), who also has dreams of a long lost lover. but with her visions being more violent. The two meet with a medium who tells them that they are the reincarnations of a pair of lovers who were murdered hundreds of years earlier.
The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus is a 1989 Hong Kong sex film directed by Clara Law and produced by Teddy Robin, and written by Lilian Lee. The film stars Joey Wong, Eric Tsang, Wilson Lam, Pal Sinn, and Ku Feng. The film premiered in Taiwan on 4 August 1989.
Mermaid Got Married (人魚傳說) is a 1994 Hong Kong fantasy-romantic comedy film directed by Norman Law Man, starring Ekin Cheng, Christy Chung and Takeshi Kaneshiro. Based on the US film Splash, the plot involves a mermaid from under the sea who travels on to land and falls in love with a human man.
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