Reviews

  • Dec 28, 2013

    Both my favorite chinese characters Fong Sai Yuk and Hong Hei Kwun ever played by Jet Li and now they both meet up and fight with the Government in hell who could use painting to kill people? Intense fight sequence and Director Ringo Lam's unique direction is certainly the main-force.A bit too much on Jokes and romance,balanced it,I'm sure a better result will come since the atmosphere is dark enough already.Sadly,this is the only martial arts film that Director Ringo directs,he should sign to direct more films like this.

    Both my favorite chinese characters Fong Sai Yuk and Hong Hei Kwun ever played by Jet Li and now they both meet up and fight with the Government in hell who could use painting to kill people? Intense fight sequence and Director Ringo Lam's unique direction is certainly the main-force.A bit too much on Jokes and romance,balanced it,I'm sure a better result will come since the atmosphere is dark enough already.Sadly,this is the only martial arts film that Director Ringo directs,he should sign to direct more films like this.

  • Jun 14, 2012

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 (1994) Burning Paradise (In Chinese with English subtitles) ACTION/ HISTORICAL FICTION/ COMEDY Another 'Fong Sai Yuk' period period piece whereas most of the action takes place in the "Red Lotus Temple" similar to tombs the Indiana Jones does his adventures in except that the person who lives in this one pretty much may also be the one who build and designed it. Anyways, cult martial art figure baddie has main objective was to capture and destroy all the Shaolin Temples before making their pupils/ students to work as slaves for the "Red Lotus Temple" showcasing folk lore hero Fong Sai-yuk at beginning stages attempting to run away from being captured along with his Shaolin teacher but are eventually captured. Wires was used for the fights at the early stages but not so much as the film progresses. 3 out of 4

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 (1994) Burning Paradise (In Chinese with English subtitles) ACTION/ HISTORICAL FICTION/ COMEDY Another 'Fong Sai Yuk' period period piece whereas most of the action takes place in the "Red Lotus Temple" similar to tombs the Indiana Jones does his adventures in except that the person who lives in this one pretty much may also be the one who build and designed it. Anyways, cult martial art figure baddie has main objective was to capture and destroy all the Shaolin Temples before making their pupils/ students to work as slaves for the "Red Lotus Temple" showcasing folk lore hero Fong Sai-yuk at beginning stages attempting to run away from being captured along with his Shaolin teacher but are eventually captured. Wires was used for the fights at the early stages but not so much as the film progresses. 3 out of 4

  • Dec 18, 2009

    Fantastic mix of gore and martial arts.

    Fantastic mix of gore and martial arts.

  • Sep 15, 2009

    Another surprisingly well-done and unknown action masterpiece of Hong Kong. Produced by Hark Tsui and directed by Ringo Lam. Featuring Sai-Yuk Fong, which is the character Jet Li played in "The Legend" (1993), as the hero. It describes the battle between survivors of Shaolin Temple and the local ruler in a temple, which is full of sexuality, violence, blood, and many other things which emotionally grabs audiences' interests. Even though there is no famous actors in the film, Lam's technique of making action film like a (good) Japanese comic book is in full force here as in his "Full Contact" (1992). It sometimes looks really absurd, but still, it is the film which has all the attractions of Hong Kong action films.

    Another surprisingly well-done and unknown action masterpiece of Hong Kong. Produced by Hark Tsui and directed by Ringo Lam. Featuring Sai-Yuk Fong, which is the character Jet Li played in "The Legend" (1993), as the hero. It describes the battle between survivors of Shaolin Temple and the local ruler in a temple, which is full of sexuality, violence, blood, and many other things which emotionally grabs audiences' interests. Even though there is no famous actors in the film, Lam's technique of making action film like a (good) Japanese comic book is in full force here as in his "Full Contact" (1992). It sometimes looks really absurd, but still, it is the film which has all the attractions of Hong Kong action films.

  • Jan 19, 2009

    La totale : des Mandchous mechants, du bouddhisme esoterique, Shaolin, une secte heterodoxe, de l'humour gras, des bastons choregraphiees de folie, des scenes limite horreur, d'autres limite categorie III.... un regal pour les amateurs de cinema hongkongais.

    La totale : des Mandchous mechants, du bouddhisme esoterique, Shaolin, une secte heterodoxe, de l'humour gras, des bastons choregraphiees de folie, des scenes limite horreur, d'autres limite categorie III.... un regal pour les amateurs de cinema hongkongais.

  • Dec 31, 2007

    One of the best martial arts films EVER made. Ringo Lam at his finest.

    One of the best martial arts films EVER made. Ringo Lam at his finest.

  • Oct 09, 2007

    Fung Sai Yuk kicks Ass just as Wong Fei Hung

    Fung Sai Yuk kicks Ass just as Wong Fei Hung

  • Oct 02, 2007

    essential in the anti-beige arsenal

    essential in the anti-beige arsenal

  • Jul 10, 2007

    Fantastic mix of gore and martial arts.

    Fantastic mix of gore and martial arts.

  • Jul 05, 2007

    I can't remember this too well, but it must have been of a certain quality for me to give it 2 1/2 stars. Ringo Lam was once a great director. I seem to remember this being a very dark picture, something akin to 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'.

    I can't remember this too well, but it must have been of a certain quality for me to give it 2 1/2 stars. Ringo Lam was once a great director. I seem to remember this being a very dark picture, something akin to 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'.