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Hong Kong - 69 years old
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Benchmark when it comes to silly comedy and parody. Lau's films are a bit hit-and-miss, but throughout his career he made enough good films to warrant a deeper inspection of his oeuvre. That is, if you can deal with his typical Hong Kong sense of humor.


A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box

Sai Yau Gei: Dai Yat Baak Ling Yat Wui Ji - Yut Gwong Bou Haap
1994 / 87m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box poster

A sprawling mix of comedy, fantasy and martial arts. It's one of the quintessential Hong Kong film of the 90s, one of Stephen Chow's clear highlights and one of Jeffrey Lau's best films. A hoot from start to finish, incredibly paced, full of bonkers comedy, insane creatures and nifty settings. Great fun.

Soccer Killer

2017 / 100m - China
Comedy, Sport
Soccer Killer poster

Just Another Margin

Da Hua Tian Xian
2014 / 91m - Hong Kong
Just Another Margin poster

Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down

Wan Mei Jia Qi 168
2014 / 94m - China
Comedy, Thriller
Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down poster

Fun and quirky little thriller. A less overt comedy from Jeffrey Lau this time around, but apparently that's not really an issue for this seasoned director. Solid performances from Vivian Hsu and Bo-lin Chen, pleasant pacing and snappy editing make this an entertaining film. A lovely and likable filler flick.

East Meets West

Dung Sing Sai Tsau 2011
2011 / 100m - Hong Kong
East Meets West poster

Once Upon a Chinese Classic

Yuet Gwong Bo Hup
2010 / 86m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy
Once Upon a Chinese Classic poster

A Chinese Tall Story

Ching Din Dai Sing
2005 / 106m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama, Action
A Chinese Tall Story poster

Chinese Odyssey 2002

Tian Xia Wu Shuang
2002 / 97m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance, Action
Chinese Odyssey 2002 poster

A Chinese Odyssey: Part Two - Cinderella

Sai Yau Gei: Daai Git Guk Ji - Sin Leui Kei Yun
1995 / 95m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
A Chinese Odyssey: Part Two - Cinderella poster

The Eagle Shooting Heroes

Sediu Yinghung Tsun Tsi Dung Sing Sai Tsau
1993 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
The Eagle Shooting Heroes poster

Bonkers Hong Kong comedy. I do have to admit I liked it better the first time around, the film is kinda sloppy in its execution. Still, the pacing is insane, the jokes are crazy and Lau drummed up some familiar faces who have no problem making a complete fool out of themselves.

All for the Winner

Du Sheng
1990 / 101m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
All for the Winner poster

A film I watched rather early on in my exploration of Hong Kong cinema. Back then I hadn't seen too many God of Gamber-like films, which gave this film an extra edge. The jokes are even weirder when you don't know what they're referencing. Two decades later, it doesn't feel quite as fresh.

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When Sing arrives in Hong Kong, he feels lost in the big city. His uncle is there to show him around, but he's a massive gambler and doesn't really care about Sing. It turns out his nephew is quite the lucky/smart fella though, and soon enough the two form a strong team. They even enter a gambling competition.

There's a fine mix of comedy and action here. The combo of Stephen Chow and Man-Tat Ng always equals wacky comedy nonsense, Corey Yuen on the other hand was one of the best action directors in Hong Kong. But as a parody, the film doesn't deviate enough from the original concept (which is bonkers already). Good fun, but not the exceptional film I thought it to be.

Kung Fu League

Gong Fu Lian Meng
2018 / 102m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action
Kung Fu League poster

Jeffrey Lau is back and he's still doing the kind of comedy that made him famous. This time around we're getting a Grandmasters parody, with 4 of Hong Kong's prime martial arts talents reuniting in the present and kicking some ass for the kid that summoned him. It's silly, it's a bit random, but it's entertaining.

Out of the Dark

Wui Wan Yeh
1995 / 86m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Out of the Dark poster

Love and the City

Do Si Qing Yuen
1994 / 98m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
Love and the City poster

Carry On Hotel

Jin Zhuang Da Jiu Dian
1988 / 88m - Hong Kong
Carry On Hotel poster

The Fantastic Water Babes

Chut Sui Fu Yung
2010 / 88m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Sport
The Fantastic Water Babes poster

92 Legendary La Rose Noire

92: Hak Mooi Gwai Dui Hak Mooi Gwai
1992 / 100m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action, Musical
92 Legendary La Rose Noire poster

The Top Bet

Du Ba
1991 / 94m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance, Action
The Top Bet poster

Mortuary Blues

Shi Jia Zhong DiĀ 
1990 / 85m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Horror
Mortuary Blues poster

Metallic Attraction: Kungfu Cyborg

Kei Hei Hup
2009 / 102m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Sci-fi, Action
Metallic Attraction: Kungfu Cyborg poster

Second Time Around

Mou Han Fou Wut
2002 / 99m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Second Time Around poster

Black Rose II

Hak Moi Gwai Yee Git Gam Lan
1997 / 92m - Hong Kong
Black Rose II poster

Mahjong Dragon

Ma Qiao Fei Long
1997 / 97m - Hong Kong
Mahjong Dragon poster

Days of Tomorrow

Tian Chang Di Jiu
1993 / 93m - Hong Kong
Days of Tomorrow poster

The Haunted Cop Shop of Horrors 2

Meng Gui Xue Tang
1988 / 92m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Horror
The Haunted Cop Shop of Horrors 2 poster

Timeless Romance

Chiu Si Hung Yiu Oi
1998 / 95m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy, Crime
Timeless Romance poster

American Shaolin

Hua Qi Shao Lin
1994 / 111m - Hong Kong
Romance, Fantasy, Action
American Shaolin poster

Operation Pink Squad II

Meng Gui Da Sha
1987 / 93m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Horror
Operation Pink Squad II poster

The Haunted Cop Shop

Meng Gui Cha Guan
1987 / 88m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Action, Horror
The Haunted Cop Shop poster

Operation Pink Squad

Ba Wang Nu Fu Xing
1988 / 92m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Drama, Action
Operation Pink Squad poster

A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three

Da Hua Xi You Zhong Jie Pian
2016 / 93m - China
A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three poster

Thunder Cops II

Liu Mang Chai Po
1989 / 102m - Hong Kong
Drama, Action, Crime
Thunder Cops II poster