Hong Kong Cinema

By David Eber

From out of the East come cinematic tales featuring high melodrama, low comedy, and incredible action. Hong Kong cinema takes action to a new level, bringing you films unlike anything you've ever seen before. Whether it's the kung-fu comedy of Jackie Chan, the gunmetal melodramas of John Woo, the aerial acrobatics of Jet Li, or the supernatural fantasies of Tsui Hark, HK action cinema will leave your jaw hanging.

Hong Kong cinema is finally making its way onto movie screens and video stores in the U.S., but it's still often confusing to the uninitated. Check out what I have here to make it just a little bit easier.

Introduction to Hong Kong Action Cinema
Interested in HK cinema but you don't know where to begin? Find out what it's all about here in this brief introductory essay.
Hong Kong Movie Reviews
So many movies, but which one to watch first? Use these reviews to get an idea of what's out there and what's worth watching. Written with the new viewer in mind.