Posts Tagged ‘Sammo Hung’

  • Weekend of Trash VII

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    The Weekend of Trash is back (backstory and previous write-ups can be found here – 1, 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6). The guys visited me for the first time, saving me the trip down to Bristol. We didn’t all get together until the Saturday, but I snuck in a trash-classic on Friday to make up for it. There were no horrors this time around, but we got plenty of action films watched which is fine by me.

    The reviews are a bit brief because I’m ultra busy, but I’ve included plenty of clips and trailers for your enjoyment. Lets have a look at what we watched:

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  • Review: The Legend Is Born: Ip Man

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    Director: Herman Yau
    Screenplay: Erica Lee
    Producer: Kwok Lam Sin
    Starring: Yu-Hang To, Fan Siu Wong, Yuen Biao, Huang Yi, Ip Chun, Sammo Hung
    Year: 2010
    Country: Hong Kong
    BBFC Certification: 15
    Duration: 100 min

    (3.5/5)

    A sort of semi-official prequel (from what I can gather) to the Donnie Yen starring Ip Man films, The Legend is Born: Ip Man is on paper a cheap cash-in to the successful franchise, but to be honest it’s a solid film in it’s own right. Being a big martial-arts movie fan I’m ashamed to say I haven’t got round to watching either of the previous Ip Man films yet (I’ve got the first on DVD, I just haven’t seen it), but I imagine that’ll probably do this film some favours.

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  • Another Weekend of Trash

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    My friends and I recently got together for another one of our regular ‘trashathons’ – you may remember I covered the last extravaganza in one of my first posts here at Row Three. Basically consisting of watching as many cheap and cheesy genre titles we can handle in a weekend, our get-togethers have become a quarterly staple that I always look forward to. We’ve watched some really bad films, but we’ve also dug out some real gems in the past, many of which have disappeared completely with the DVD boom. Yes, I’m talking VHS here. Throwing picture quality out the window we’ve been scouring the bins for some long forgotten titles. This time round we didn’t manage to squeeze in quite as many films (we spent hours at a car boot sale purchasing more!) and a few aren’t obscure by any means (only two titles were on VHS this time), but I still enjoyed myself and thought you guys might like to hear what we got up to. Again I’ve dug out some trailers and clips for your amusement.

    P.S. Ratings are probably not worth it for most of these titles, but I’m going to give some scores for shear entertainment value, so don’t take them too seriously.

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