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Peacock King

Hung Cheuk Wong Ji
1988 / 86m - Hong Kong
Action, Fantasy, Horror
Peacock King poster

A crazy mix of martial arts, fantasy and horror. Peacock King is all over the place and not everything goes well together, but there is plenty of fun to be had here and there are some truly memorable moments. Yuen and Liu are solid, the effects are cheesy but charming and the pacing is perfect. This film was a pretty interesting find.

Saga of the Phoenix

A Xiu-lo
1990 / 93m - Hong Kong
Action, Fantasy, Comedy
Saga of the Phoenix poster

A zany mix of Chinese Ghost Story and Gremlins. The production is seriously camp and most of it is played for laughs, but overall this was a pretty amusing film, featuring crazy monster designs, cheesy comedy and some decent action scenes, in equal amounts. Ultimately though it's the pleasant pacing that makes sure the film doesn't cave in on itself.

Story of Ricky

Lik Wong
1991 / 91m - Hong Kong
Action, Horror
Story of Ricky poster