Chop-Socky: Cinema Hong Kong

Chop-Socky: Cinema Hong Kong

Director: Ian Taylor Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, John Woo


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Chop-Socky: Cinema Hong Kong

Explore one of the cinema's most enduring traditions as the Independent Film Channel and filmmaker Ian Taylor team up to take viewers on an unforgettable tour of the stars, fighting styles, and inventive weaponry of the Hong Kong film industry. From the early screen adventures of Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung to the remarkable choreography of Chang Cheh and the hard-hitting films of the legendary Bruce Lee, Chop-Socky: Cinema Hong Kong explores and analyzes the unmistakable techniques and innovations of kung fu cinema with the help of such filmmakers as Lau Kar-Leung (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) and John Woo, and such high-kicking superstars as Jackie Chan and Jet Li. From the silent era to such modern innovations as "wire-fu," this exhilarating and exciting documentary leaves no stone unturned.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2005
UPC: 0767685970430
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: New Video Group
Time: 0:55:00

Special Features

Deleted interviews; Original network clips

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The World by Storm [2:46]
2. Martial Chivalry [4:57]
3. Early Chinese Cinema [4:48]
4. Come Drink With Me [3:23]
5. Evolving Techniques [5:41]
6. Yanggang & Wu Xia [6:35]
7. Legendary Weapons [3:55]
8. Bare Fisted Vengeance [4:17]
9. Enter the Dragon [6:23]
10. Filling the Shoes [5:52]
11. The Clown Is Born [6:10]
12. Credits [:41]

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