Films, Cinema, and Movies...
Years ago, I was introduced to Jackie Chan films at the
birthday party of the spouse of a good friend.
In 1996, I was reintroduced to Jackie Chan when New Line Cinema
released Rumble in the Bronx. Shortly after rediscovering Jackie Chan, I was
introduced to the card game Shadowfist and later the RPG Feng Shui,
games set in a Universe in which the worlds depicted in Hong Kong cinema were real. Since then
it has been a great delight for me to discover a whole world of movies which Hollywood would just
Fortunately, some of them are readily available in the United States. John Woo's masterpiece, The Killer
can be found in any Suncoast store. Be sure to get the unrated, yellow-subtitled edition. This film
is in my opinion, one of the finest ever made.
For films not readily available, there is mail order. But here caution is advised. Hong Kong films
are often produced in many versions (and for that matter, many languages), to obtain a quality and
legal copy it is advisable to deal only with reputable sources. I highly recommend discussion of Hong Kong cinema hosted right here at
SFF Net. Follow the link, or point your newsreader to news.sff.net and look for sff.movies.hong-kong.
Shadowfist and Feng Shui are trademarks
of Daedelus Entertainment, Inc. Any other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners
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Copyright © 1996 Dave Weinstein