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ripped through kung fu stereotypes in the 80s/90s. Headpress is proud to announce the definitive volume on stunt hazards, pistol ballets, snarky gangsters and toothsome molls, hopping vampires, and Hong Kong noir!


History! How and why did films from Hong Kong — a former British Crown Colony and map-speck — become so popular?

Action! Filmmakers like Tsui Hark and Ringo Lam served up fantasy, while horror and noir dramas hit the grindhouses of Kowloon.

Subtitles! “So. You think your kung fu’s… pretty good. But still. You’re going to die today. Ah ha ha ha. Ah ha ha ha ha ha.”

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More Sex, Better Zen, Faster Bullets: The Encyclopedia of Hong Kong Film

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