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NEW CHINESE DVD RELEASES 2017

BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES (15) 2014 CHINA   YANG, LU IN MANDARIN £15.99
 Set in Imperial China, where, after the death of the emperor, a complex web of loyalty and intrigue emerges 
CALL OF HEROES (15) 2016 CHINA  CHAN,  BENNY IN CANTONESE   £17.99
 Action film set in 1914 after the demise of the Qing dynasty.
DAUGHTER OF THE NILE - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 1987 TAIWAN HOU, HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN  DUAL FORMAT EDITION  £17.99
  Set in 1980s Taipei, Lin works in KFC during the day, attends night classes and is obsessing with  local gigolo Ah-sang, while keeping her younger siblings in check. 

To escape her troubles, Lin escapes to a  fantasy world where she imagines herself as the title character from her favourite manga series - 'Daughter of the Nile'.
THE GODDESS(PG) 1934 CHINA  WU, YONGGANG  IN MANDARIN   £19.99
 Set in 1930s Shanghai and  staring one of the early stars of Chinese cinema, Lingyu Ruan, who play a ‘goddess’ (a euphemism for a prostitute).  Forced to resort to prostitution in order to feed herself and her young son she is  shamed by her neighbours. 
IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT (15) 2013 CHINA   YAU, HERMAN IN CANTONESE £14.99
   Master Ip Man (Chau-Sang) returns to  Hong Kong.   Soon his new friend ask him to help sort out various problems.
KUNG FU - TRAILERS OF FURY (18) CHINA £13.99
 Collection of trailers for classic kung fu action films. The trailers included are: 'Ways of Kung Fu' (1979), 'Fists of Bruce Lee' (1978), 'Kung Fu Vs Yoga' (1979), 'Death Blow' (1973), 'Two Champions of Shaolin' (1980), 'Golden Dragon, Silver Snake' (1979), 'Daggers 8' (1980), 'Secret of the Shaolin Poles' (1977), 'The Happening', 'Snake in the Eagle's Shadow' (1978), 'Story of the Drunken Master' (1979), 'Chinese Kung Fu Against Godfather' (1974), 'The Invincible Swordsman' (1972), 'Return of Bruce' (1977), 'Bruce Lee's Greatest Revenge' (1978), 'Shaolin Iron Claws' (1978), 'Fast Fingers' (1983), 'My Kung Fu 12 Kicks' (1979), 'Brutal Boxer' (1972), 'Blacklist' (1972), 'The Damned' (1977), 'Bruce's Deadly Fingers' (1976), 'One Armed Chivalry Fights Against One Armed Chivalry' (1977), 'Way of the Dragon' (1972), 'Hong Kong Connection' (1978), 'Chinese Kung Fu' (1972), '18 Shaolin Disciples' (1975), 'The Blazing Temple' (1976), 'Shaolin Wooden Men' (1976) and 'The Magnificent Boxer' (1973).
THE SPRING RIVER FLOWS EAST (U) 1947  CHINA CHUSHENG,C/ZHENG, J IN MANDARIN  £19.99 
  Two part film set during the Japanese occupation of China. Part one covers the early life and marriage of working-class couple,  Sufen and Zhang Zhongliang and his flight to Chungkin. In the second part  Zhang Zhongliang’s return to Shanhai, now married into a wealthy bourgeois family whom Sufenis is forced to for work as a maid. 


NEW CHINESE DVD RELEASES 2016
THE ANG LEE TRILOGY (15)   CHINA LEE., ANG   IN MANDARIN £33.99
  Triple bill of features from film-maker Ang Lee featuring  'Pushing Hands' (1992) , The Wedding Banquet' (1993) and 'Eat Drink Man Woman' (1994).
AROUND CHINA WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (U) 2015   £15.99  
 Taken from a variety amateur and professional footage in the BFI National Archives, the films cover the years 1900-1948.
THE ASSASSIN (12) 2015 CHINA HOU,  HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN £19.99
  Epic martial arts drama set during the Tang Dynasty.
BACK TO 1942 (15) 2012  CHINA  FENG, XIOGANG IN MANDARIN   DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  War epic set during the Second Sino-Japanese War
BEHEMOTH (E) 2015 CHINA  ZHAO, LIANG    £15.99
  The film looks at  how China's growing industrialism and productivity has altered the environmental and social landscape of the surrounding regions by focusing on the  Inner Mongolia's coal mines and iron works.
BIG BOSS (18) 1971  CHINA   WEI, LO   IN CANTONESE   £17.99
  Martial arts classic starring Bruce Lee
BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (15) 2014  CHINA   DIAO, YI'NAN  IN MANDARIN   £17.99
    Chinese crime thriller following former detective Zhang Zili (Fan Liao) as he teams up with his ex-partner in an attempt to solve the case that put an end to their careers. 
DRAGON INN (12) 1967 CHINA HU, KING IN MANDARIN £17.99
   Highly stylized and choreographed martial arts film.
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE (TBA) 2011   CHINA IN MANDARIN £29.99 
   All six episodes of the condensed version of the Chinese series about 17-year-old concubine Zhen Huan, whose only hope of surviving in the palace is by fighting her way to the top and earning the Emperor's trust.
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE (12) 1993 CHINA   KAIGE, CHEN IN MANDARIN  DUAL FORM £19.99
   Chinese epic spanning a 50-year relationship between two performers in the Peking Opera troupe
FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (15) CHINA TSUI, HARK IN MANDARIN £15.99
   Martial arts epic.
THE GODDESS(PG) 1934 CHINA  WU, YONGGANG  IN MANDARIN   £19.99
 Set in 1930s Shanghai and  staring one of the early stars of Chinese cinema, Lingyu Ruan, who play a ‘goddess’ (a euphemism for a prostitute).  Forced to resort to prostitution in order to feed herself and her young son she is  shamed by her neighbours. 
THE GRANDMASTER (15) 2013 CHINA  WONG, KAR WAI IN MANDARIN   DVD - £17.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
   After the Sino-Japanese War Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man travelled to Hong Kong where he takes on his rival Gong Yutian.
IP MAN 3 (12A) 2015 CHINA   YIP, WILSON    IN CANTONESE £19.99
   Third instalment of the biographical martial arts trilogy. Set in 1959, the film begins with Ip Man (Yen) settling into his quiet life as a Wing Chun teacher in Hong Kong. But after a group of gangsters try to take over the city, starting with Ip's son's school, Ip is forced to step in to stop them.
IP MAN TRILOGY (15)  CHINA   YIP, WILSON    IN CANTONESE £24.99
   Features -  Ip Man (2008) , Ip Man 2 (2010) and Ip Man ' (2015) .
THE LAST SUPPER (15) 2012 CHINA   LU, CHUAN IN MANDARIN  £15.99
 The Qin dynasty crumbling but labourer Liu Bang leads an army to a victory which marks a new dawn in ancient China.
MONK COMES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN (15) CHINA 2015  KAIGE, CHEN  IN MANDARIN £17.99 
  Action adventure about a young monk who leaves behind his monastery to go on an adventure to find his true calling as a martial artist.
NINE DEMONS (115) 1984 CHINA  CHANG,CHEH  IN MANDARIN £12.99
 In this martial Joey (Tien-Chi Cheng) makes a pact with the devil in exchange for his soul, Joey is granted a powerful necklace containing the spiritsof nine demons to help him avenge this fathers death
RIGOR MORTIS (18) 2013 CHINA MAK, JUNO IN CANTONESE    £12.99 
   Chinese horror film were a suicide victim becomes a bridge between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (U) 1948 CHINA IN MANDARIN   £19.99
  Love story set in a bomb-scarred Chinese town  Sino-Japanese War.
THE SHANGHAI THIRTEEN (15) 1984  CHINA  CHEH CHANG  IN MANDARIN  £14.99
   "Old school"  martial arts film.
STRAY DOGS/JOURNEY TO THE WEST (12) 2014 CHINA MING-LIANG TSAI IN MANDARIN £15.99  
   Set in Taipei, 'Stray Dogs' follows an alcoholic father who, along with his two children is struggling to get by after moving to the city. With the assistance of a grocery store worker the family might just have a chance at a better life.   'Journey To the West' a monk takes a contemplative journey through Marseille.

BACK LIST - CHINESE FILMS 

24 CITY (U)     2009 CHINA            JIA,  ZHANGKE    IN MANDARIN     £19.99
   
Part-drama, part-documentary based on the closure of a factory in the Chinese city of Chengdu. The result is an intimate and 
emotional portrait of ordinary Chinese people  living in an evolving economy and rapidly changing society.
20:30:40  (12) 2004 TAIWAN CHANG, SYLVIA  IN MANDARIN AND CANTONESE  £19.99
 Romantic drama about the universal complexity of modern relationships and follows three
women aged 20 (Lee); 30 (Liu); and 40 (Chang) at different stages of life and love.
2046  (12) 2004 HONG KONG KAR-WAI, WONG IN CANTONESE  £19.99
 Time travelling writer goes back to 1966 to recapture this lost memories.
A ONE AND A TWO (15) 2000 TWAIWAN  YANG, EDWARD      £21.99
 Award winning film looks at the several turbulent  weeks in  the life of the Jian family

A SIMPLE LIFE (PG) 2011   CHINA  HUI, ANN       IN CANTONESE    £17.99
  
  Film about an  elderly housekeeper and the employer who comes to look after her.
A TOUCH OF SIN (15) 2013 CHINA  JIA,  ZHANGKE   MANDARIN  
  DVD - £15.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
The film follows four stories which share the theme of violence.
AFTERSHOCK (15) 2010 CHINA   FENG,  XIAOGANG    IN MANDARIN       £19.99
   
Chinese disaster film based on events surrounding the 1976 earthquake in Tangshan.
THE ANG LEE TRILOGY (15)   CHINA LEE., ANG   IN MANDARIN £33.99
  Triple bill of features from film-maker Ang Lee featuring  'Pushing Hands' (1992) , 
The Wedding Banquet' (1993) and 'Eat Drink Man Woman' (1994).
AROUND CHINA WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (U) 2015   £15.99  
 Taken from a variety amateur and professional footage in the BFI National Archives, the films cover the years 1900-1948.
AS TEARS GO BY  (18) 1988  HONG KONG   KAR-WAI, WONG  £19.99
 
Trapped on the criminal mean streets of modern Kowloon, Ah Wah and his side-kick Fly are
caught in a downward spiral of violence and vengeance.
ASHES OF TIME REDUX (15) 2008 CHINA KAR WAI, WONG  £19.99
 Based on the novel by Louis Cha, this film follows a lone swordsman as time passes.
ASSEMBLY (15) CHINA 2007 XIAOGANG, FENG £17.99 
 War film, based on real events, set during and after the Chinese civil war of 1948.
THE ASSASSIN (12) 2015 CHINA HOU,  HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN £19.99
  Epic martial arts drama set during the Tang Dynasty.
AWAY WITH WORDS (15) 1999 CHINA  DOYLE, CHRISTOPHER £19.99
  Captivating tale of a drifter who finds himself in a bar orbited by a an eclectic group of patrons.
AXIS OF WAR: THE FIRST OF AUGUST (15) 2008 CHINA   MANDARIN     £15.99
   
The first part in the epic Chinese war trilogy. In 1927, China's fate hangs in the balance as the Communist Alliance wages an epic and bloody civil war campaign against the uprisings of local warlords and feudal barons.
AXIS OF WAR: MY LONG MARCH (15) 2008 CHINA   MANDARIN           £15.99
   
The second part of the epic Chinese trilogy set during the Nanchang uprising of the Chinese Civil War in 1927.
AXIS OF WAR: NIGHT RAID (15) 2008 CHINA   MANDARIN           £15.99
   
The third and final installment of the Chinese war trilogy.
BACK TO 1942 (15) 2012  CHINA  FENG, XIOGANG IN MANDARIN   DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  War epic set during the Second Sino-Japanese War
BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS (12) CHINA 2002 SIJIE, DIA       £19.99     
   Based on writer-director Dai Sijie’s bestselling  autobiographical novel  is a beguiling
love story  set during the 1970’s  Cultural Revolution.
BANQUET (15) 2006 CHINA   XIAOGANG, FENG  £17.99
 Historical drama set around court intrigue in China’s Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (A.D. 907-60)
BATTLE OF WITS (15) 2006 CHINA CHEUNG, CHI LEUNG £17.99
 Based on a popular  manga series from Japan titled Bokko.
BEHEMOTH (E) 2015 CHINA  ZHAO, LIANG    £15.99
  The film looks at  how China's growing industrialism and productivity has altered the environmental and social landscape of the surrounding regions by focussing on the  Inner Mongolia's coal mines and iron works.
BEIJING  BICYCLE (PG) CHINA 2001 Xiaoshuai,  Wang      £19.99 
 Modern day fable and homage to  De Sica’s Bicycle Thief.
BIG BOSS (18) 1971  CHINA   WEI, LO   IN CANTONESE   £17.99
  Martial arts classic starring Bruce Lee
BIG SHOT’S  FUNERAL (PG) 2002 CHINA   XIAOGANG, FENG  £19.99
 Comedy set in modern day China
BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (15) 2014  CHINA   DIAO, YI'NAN  IN MANDARIN   £17.99
    Chinese crime thriller following former detective Zhang Zili (Fan Liao) as he teams up with his ex-partner 
in an attempt to solve the case that put an end to their careers.
BLACK SNOW (15) CHINA 1990    FEI, XIE IN MANDARIN    £12.99
   
Politically daring tale of urban alienation and despair.
BLACK SUN- THE NANKING MASSACRE (18) HONG KONG  1995 MOU, TUN FEI £19.99
 Mixed with real film footage and photographs of the actual events, the film really shows the atrocities of war.
BLUE GATE CROSSING(12) TAIWAN  2002   CHIN-YEN,  LEE       £19.99   
 Film about teenage love and angst.
BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (15) 2009  CHINA CHAN, TEDDY  IN MANDARIN £17.99
    Hong Kong martial arts action thriller starring Donnie Yen.
BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (15) 2009  CHINA CHAN, TEDDY  IN MANDARIN £17.99
    Hong Kong martial arts action thriller starring Donnie Yen.

THE BOUNTY (15) 2012    FUNG,  CHI KEUNG    MANDARIN    £15.99
    Action comedy following bounty hunter and martial artist Cho Sai Fung (Chapman To) on a job to track down a fugitive.
BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES (15) 2014 CHINA   YANG, LU IN MANDARIN £15.99
 Set in Imperial China, where, after the death of the emperor, a complex web of loyalty and intrigue emerges 
CALL OF HEROES (15) 2016 CHINA  CHAN,  BENNY IN CANTONESE   £17.99
 Action film set in 1914 after the demise of the Qing dynasty.
CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG (U) 2005 MONGOLIA   DAVAA,  BYAMBASUREN    £16.99
   
Six-year-old Girl set off to find her missing dog goes  and encounters an old nomad woman who tells her the legend of the cave of the yellow dog.
CHINESE GHOST STORY (15) 1987 CHINA    CHING, TUNG   £16.99
 A tax collector arrives in town and falls in love with a ghost.
CHINESE ODYSSEY 2002 (PG) 2004  CHINA   LAU, JEFF     £19.99
 Spoof martial art movie.
CHUNGKING EXPRESS (12) 1994 HONG KONG  KAR WAI, WONG IN CANTONESE   £19.99
 
    Wong Kar-Wai's celebrated portrait of neon-lit city populated by love-lorn cops, dangerous drug smugglers and California dreamers. The film comprises of two separate stories, the first of which features a cop (Takeshi Kaneshiro) who falls for a mysterious woman (Brigitte Lin) in a late night bar, little knowing that she is a big-time heroin smuggler. The second story features another cop (Tony Leung) who regularly visits a late night diner where he is served by a girl  who has a huge crush on him; the girl then begins breaking into the cop's apartment, cleaning it for him, and adding little touches to help him get over the departure of his air-stewardess girlfriend.
CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH (18) 2009 CHINA    LU CHUAN    MANDARIN    £15.99
  
Historical drama based on the invasion of Nanking - the then-capital of the Republic of China - by the Japanese army in 1936.  BLU RAY - £19.99   

CITY ON FIRE (18) 1987 HONG KONG   LAM, RINGO     £19.99
 Hard-hitting Hong Kong thriller which was a key influence on Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.
COLOUR OF THE LOYALTY (15) HONG KONG 2005 WONG, JING / CHEUNG, SIE HUNG £15.99 
 A big gang boss Big Brother Dragon hears of a contract hit out on him and he’s only a few months from retirement
COLOUR OF THE TRUTH (15) 2003 HONG KONG MAK M/JING W. £19.99
 Thriller about a conscientious police officer caught in the middle of an undercover operation.
CONFUCIUS (15) 2010 CHINA  MEI HU        MANDARIN        £17.99
  
Biographical drama about Chinese philosopher Confucius.  BLU RAY - £24.99

COP ON A MISSION (18) 2001 HONG KONG MAK, MARCO £19.99
 Gangster drama set in modern-day Hong Kong.
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (12) CHINESE 2000  LEE, ANG      £19.99
 Box office hit with stunning special  effects, action, adventure and romance. 
DAUGHTER OF THE NILE - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 1987 TAIWAN HOU, HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN  DUAL FORMAT EDITION  £17.99
  Set in 1980s Taipei, Lin works in KFC during the day, attends night classes and is obsessing with  local gigolo Ah-sang, while keeping her younger siblings in check. 

To escape her troubles, Lin escapes to a  fantasy world where she imagines herself as the title character from her favourite manga series - 'Daughter of the Nile'.
DAYS OF BEING WILD (12) 1991  HONG KONG   KAR-WAI, WONG     £19.99
 Young woman, abandoned in childhood, drifts through a series of casual friendships and
affairs with one purpose: to discover the identity of his natural mother.
DRAGON INN (12) 1967 CHINA HU, KING IN MANDARIN £17.99
   Highly stylized and choreographed martial arts film.
DREADFUL MELODY (15) 1993 HONG KONG   NG, MIN KUN £15.99
 Brigitte Lin stars in the haunting supernatural thriller.
DUMPLINGS (18) HONG KONG 2004 CHAN, FRUIT £19.99
 Horror film in which a strange woman sells dumplings to women who wish to look younger.
EAST PALACE, WEST PALACE (15) 1996 CHINA YUAN, ZHANG £19.99
 Set in the heart of Beijing’s marginalised gay community.
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE (12) 2011   CHINA IN MANDARIN £29.99 
   All six episodes of the condensed version of the Chinese series about 17-year-old concubine Zhen Huan, whose only hope of surviving in the palace is by fighting her way to the top and earning the Emperor's trust.
EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN (12) 1999 CHINA KAIGE, CHEN £19.99
 Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China’s seven kingdoms .
END OF LOVE (18) 2009 CHINA  CHUNG, SIMON      MANDARIN      £19.99
    
A young gay man recalls his past life as a drug addict and rent boy, and finally confronts the dark secrets of his past.

ENDLESS WAY (U) 2004 CHINA SHEN, WENSHENG £12.99
 As he comes of age, Ah Ming must begin a life of endless labour to bring sacred water to his family.
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE (12) 1993 CHINA   KAIGE, CHEN IN MANDARIN  DUAL FORM £19.99
   Chinese epic spanning a 50-year relationship between two performers in the Peking Opera troupe
FIGHTING FOR LOVE (12) 2001 HONG KONG  MA, JOE  £15.99
 Romantic comedy

FLOWERS OF WAR (15) 2011 CHINA    ZHANG, YIMOU  CHINESE (NANJING  DIALECT), ENGLISH, JAPANESE, MANDARIN, SHANGHAINESE    £15.99
   
Chinese historical war drama set in 1937 during the Japanese army's notorious 'Rape of Nanjing'.
FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (15) CHINA TSUI, HARK IN MANDARIN £15.99
   Martial arts epic.
FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC (15) 2009 CHINA   HAN,S/HUANG, J IN MANDARIN DVD - £15.99 
BLU RAY - £19.99
    Big budget Chinese historical epic examining the climax of the Chinese Civil War in the 1950s.  
GADA  MEILIN (12) 2002 CHINA   XIAOGANG, FENG   £12.99
 Epic about Gada Meilin who struggles against the forces of greed and injustice too  becomes a hero and legend of the Mongolian people.
GO MASTER (15) 2006 CHINA ZHUANGZHUANG, TIAN £17.99
 Restrained, thoughtful biopic on the life of Wu Qingyuan considered by many to be the greatest player of the game Go in the 20th Century and one of the greatest of all time.
THE GRANDMASTER (15) 2013 CHINA  WONG, KAR WAI IN MANDARIN   DVD - £17.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
   After the Sino-Japanese War Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man travelled to Hong Kong where he takes on his rival Gong Yutian.
HAPPY TOGETHER (15)   HONG KONG 1997   MANDARIN &  SPANISH. KAR WAI, WONG    £19.99
 Award winning  director Wong Kar-Wai’s film about ga l overs who  move to Argentina and drift apart, till one  goes in search of the other.

HERE, THEN (15) 2012 CHINA MAO MAO IN MANDARIN   £15.99
    An alluringly low-key and enigmatic portrayal of the alienation, disillusionment and loss of direction that have become widespread among young people in contemporary China.
HERO (12) 2004   HONG KONG   YIMOU, ZHANG  £19.99
 Gripping  martial arts thriller.
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (15) 2004 HONG KONG YIMOU, ZHANG  IN MANDERIN   £19.99
 A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful member of a rebel army out of prison to
help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
JIA ZHANG-KE COLLECTION (15) CHINA   IN MANDARIN  £29.99
    Collection of the following three films -

'Pickpocket' (1998) -  Xiao Wu (Hongwei Wang), a pickpocket and petty criminal whose friends have made it clear they want nothing to do with him, wanders the streets of Fengyang, growing increasingly alienated as a result of his failure to relate meaningfully to anyone, or to understand the changing times of his country.

'Platform' (2000)-  the year is 1979 and Minliang (Wang), Ruijian (Tao Zhao) and Chang Jun (Jing-dong Liang) all work as part of the Peasant Culture Group, a theatrical troupe who perform works extolling the achievements of Chairman Mao. Everything begins to change when they are called together and told that state policy now requires them to incorporate Western elements into their performances and also to fend for themselves as a privately-owned outfit without state subsidy. Over the following decade, the personal and romantic problems within the group are played out against a backdrop of rapid cultural transformation, with the troupe - now known as the All-Star Rock and Breakdance Band - struggling to survive as they deal with the problem of ever-dwindling audiences.

'Unknown Pleasures' (2002) - follows the lives of two 19-year-old friends who live in the provincial Chinese city of Datong. Disaffected and without jobs or ambition they pass their days wandering around town on their motorbikes dreaming of escape whilst around them China is changing; television begins to show their country's developing political and economic role in the world and how globalisation has reached China.


INFERNAL AFFAIRS (15) 2002 HONG KONG ALAN MAK, /LAU, ANDY £19.99
 Ming (Andy Lau) and Yan (Tony Leung) lead parallel lives: Ming is a Triad mole in the
police department; Yan is a police stooge.
INFERNAL AFFAIRS TWO (15) 2004 HONG KONG   ALAN MAK, /LAU, ANDY    £19.99
 Second instalment of ‘Hong Kong’s answer to the Godfather’
INFERNAL AFFAIRS Three (15) 2003 HONG KONG   ALAN MAK, /LAU, ANDY    £19.99
 Third film in the series.            
INFERNAL AFFAIRS Trilogy BOX SET (15) 2004 HONG KONG   ALAN MAK, /LAU, ANDY   £34.99

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (PG)  HONG KONG   2000  WONG KAR-WAI   IN MANDARIN    £19.99
 Love story set in 1962 Hong Kong. 
INITIAL D - DRIFT RACER (15)  2005 CHINA   IN CANTONESE  £17.99
   
Hong Kong racing action

INNER SENSE (18) 2004 HONG KONG   CHI-LEUNG, LAW   IN CANTONESE     £19.99
 A young woman is haunted by fleeting images of what she believes to be dead people.
IP MAN 3 (12A) 2015 CHINA YIP, WILSON IN CANTONESE £19.99 Third instalment of the biographical martial arts trilogy. Set in 1959, the film begins with
Ip Man (Yen) settling into his quiet life as a Wing Chun teacher in Hong Kong. But after a
group of gangsters try to take over the city, starting with Ip's son's school, Ip is forced to
step in to stop them.
IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT (15) 2013 CHINA   YAU, HERMAN IN CANTONESE £14.99
   Master Ip Man (Chau-Sang) returns to  Hong Kong.  Soon his new friend ask him to help sort out various problems.
IP MAN TRILOGY (15) CHINA YIP, WILSON IN CANTONESE £24.99 Features - Ip Man (2008) , Ip Man 2 (2010) and Ip Man ' (2015) . 
KITCHEN (15) 1997 HONG KONG HO, YIM £19.99
 A beautiful young woman hiding away from the world after the death of her grandmother  slowly recovers her appetite for life.
KOMA (15) 2004 HONG KONG CHI-LEUNG, LAW £19.99
 New thriller for the  ‘Outstanding New Director’ at the 2003 Hong Kong Film Awards.    
KUNG FU - TRAILERS OF FURY (18) CHINA £13.99
 Collection of trailers for classic kung fu action films. The trailers included are: 'Ways of Kung Fu' (1979), 'Fists of Bruce Lee' (1978), 'Kung Fu Vs Yoga' (1979), 'Death Blow' (1973), 'Two Champions of Shaolin' (1980), 'Golden Dragon, Silver Snake' (1979), 'Daggers 8' (1980), 'Secret of the Shaolin Poles' (1977), 'The Happening', 'Snake in the Eagle's Shadow' (1978), 'Story of the Drunken Master' (1979), 'Chinese Kung Fu Against Godfather' (1974), 'The Invincible Swordsman' (1972), 'Return of Bruce' (1977), 'Bruce Lee's Greatest Revenge' (1978), 'Shaolin Iron Claws' (1978), 'Fast Fingers' (1983), 'My Kung Fu 12 Kicks' (1979), 'Brutal Boxer' (1972), 'Blacklist' (1972), 'The Damned' (1977), 'Bruce's Deadly Fingers' (1976), 'One Armed Chivalry Fights Against One Armed Chivalry' (1977), 'Way of the Dragon' (1972), 'Hong Kong Connection' (1978), 'Chinese Kung Fu' (1972), '18 Shaolin Disciples' (1975), 'The Blazing Temple' (1976), 'Shaolin Wooden Men' (1976) and 'The Magnificent Boxer' (1973).
THE LAST SUPPER (15) 2012 CHINA   LU, CHUAN IN MANDARIN  £15.99
 The Qin dynasty crumbling but labourer Liu Bang leads an army to a victory which marks a new dawn in ancient China.
LAST TRAIN HOME (E) 2009     CHINA    LIXIN FAN    MANDERIN    £14.99
   Documentary portraying the devastating personal toll paid by China's 150 million-plus rural migrant workers who are forced by economic circumstance to go away to work in far-flung cities.
LILTING (15) 2014 KHAOU,  HONG  MANDARIN DVD - £15.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
Drama starring Pei-pei Cheng and Ben Whishaw. While living in London, Cambodian-Chinese woman Junn (Cheng)'s son tragically dies. Finding it difficult to convey her grief to others without speaking any English, Junn finds comfort in a kind stranger as they discover they have more in common than they could ever have imagined.
LOVE ME, LOVE MY MONEY (15) 2001 HONG KONG  WONG, JING    £15.99
 Romantic comedy about a rich mean business man and a struggling financial analyst.      
LUST CAUTION (18)  2007 CHINA   LEE, ANG    £19.99
 Award-winning erotic thriller set during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai during World War II.
MAD DETECTIVE (18) 2007  HONG KONG TO, JOHNNIE/FAI,WAI KA    £12.99
 The line between reality and fantasy bends in this surreal thriller that redefines the detective genre.
MONK COMES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN (15) CHINA 2015  KAIGE, CHEN  IN MANDARIN £17.99 
  Action adventure about a young monk who leaves behind his monastery to go on an adventure to find his true calling as a martial artist.
MOUNTAIN PATROL (15)  CHINA 2004    CHUAN, LI    £19.99
 The film tells the story of Beijing photo-journalist Ga Yu, who joins a Tibetan volunteer militia responsible for protecting endangered antelope from poachers.
MULAN (18) 2009  CHINA    MA, JINGLE      MANDARIN    DVD - £17.99 
BLU RAY £23.99   
     Epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who defies her father and tradition by joining the army disguised as a boy
MYSTERY (15) 2012 CHINA     YE, LOU    IN MANDARIN    £15.99
 
A wife finds out that her husband is living a double life in this intense thriller.
NINE DEMONS (115) 1984 CHINA  CHANG,CHEH IN MANDARIN £12.99
 In this martial Joey (Tien-Chi Cheng) makes a pact with the devil in exchange for his soul, Joey is granted a powerful necklace containing the spirits of nine demons to help him avenge this fathers death
NO ONE LESS (U)  CHINA 1999  YIMOU, ZHANG     £19.99
 Thirteen year old girl is left as teacher in her village school for a month. Her mission, not to lose any pupils.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA (15) 1991 CHINA  HARK, TUIS IN CANTONESE    £19.99
  
  A fully restored version of Hark Tsui's tale of honour and revenge. Jet Li stars as the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei Hung, who must call on all his fighting skills to repel the forces of oppression which have overrun his native China.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA TWO (15) 1992 CHINA  HARK, TUIS IN CANTONESE    £19.99
    This sequel to 'Once Upon a Time in China' once again stars Jet Li as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung, defending Imperial China against invading foreigners using his martial art skills.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA THREE (15) 1993 CHINA  HARK, TUIS IN CANTONESE    £19.99
   
Jet Li returns for the third installment in the life of folk hero Wong Fei Hung.

PAINTED SKIN (15) 2008 CHINA    CHAN, GORDON    IN MANDARIN    £15.99
   
Hong Kong romantic action thriller adapted from the classic ghost story by Songling Pu
PEACE HOTEL (15) 1995 HONG KONG WAI, KA-FAI £15.99
 Chinese western set in the 1930s.
PLATFORM (15) CHINA 2000ZHANG-KE, JIA IN MANDARIN  £19.99
 Follows the lives of four friends between 1979 to 1989.
POSTMEN IN THE MOUNTAINS (12) 1999 CHINA HUO JIANQI £12.99
 Rural postman passes his route on to his son, whom he takes on his final trip.
PURPLE SUNSET (15) 2001 CHINA XIAONING, FENG £12.99
 Final film in a trilogy -an Eastern adaptation of Tolstoy’s  novel War and Peace. Set just after the devastating atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the tale follows the lives and loves of three World War II survivors.
RE-CYCLE (18) 2006  CHINA   PANG, D & O IN MANDARIN    £15.99
   
Angelica Lee stars as Tsui Ting-Yin, a successful author who becomes trapped in the terrifying world of her own horror novel.

RED CLIFF (15) 2009 CHINA  WOO,  JOHN £19.99
  Historical action epic based on one of Asia's most popular novels, 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' by Guanzhong Luo. Mandarin with English subtitles BLU RAY £24.99
RED LIGHT REVOLUTION (18) 2010 CHINA  VOUTAS, SAM IN MANDARIN   £14.99
   
Chinese comedy following the adventures of a luckless Beijing man who opens his own sex shop in an attempt to improve his life situation..

RED SORGHUM (15) 1997  CHINA   YIMOU, ZHANG  £19.99
 An award-winning Chinese melodrama, marking the directorial debut of internationally acclaimed director Zhang Yimou, which follows the fortunes of a young girl sold into marriage with a leprosy-ridden brandy-maker.
REVENGE - A LOVE STORY (18)  2010 CHINA   CANTONESE WONG, CHING PO  £14.99
  
  Stylish Hong Kong slasher thriller. 
RIGOR MORTIS (18) 2013 CHINA MAK, JUNO IN CANTONESE    £12.99 
   Chinese horror film were a suicide victim becomes a bridge between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
ROAD HOME (U) CHINA 1999 Y IMOU, ZHANG   £15.99
 Upon the death of his father, city businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his home village

SAVING GENERAL YANG (15) 2012 CHINA    YU, RONNY   MANDARIN £15.99
   
During the Song Dynasty in 986 AD, seven sons embark on a journey to the Wolf Mountain to rescue their kidnapped father.
SEVEN SWORDS (15)  2005 CHINA HARK, TUIS  IN MANDARIN £17.99
   
Hong Kong sword fighting action film

SHANGHAI DREAMS (15) 2005   CHINA   WANG,    XIAOSHUAI     £19.99
 Jury Prize winner film at  Cannes the film is set in 1960s China where family moves from
the city to the poorer countryside.
SHANGHAI THIRTEEN (15) 1984  CHINA  CHEH CHANG  IN MANDARIN  £14.99
   "Old school"  martial arts film.
SHE, A CHINESE (18) 2009 CHINA    GUO,  XIAOLU  MANDARIN    £15.99
   
Drama following a young woman on a soul-searching journey from native village in China. Longing for escape and adventure  to London, where a heady combination of alienation and freedom draw her into a new kind of entrapment as she continues her search for a place to belong.
SHOWER (12) CHINA 1999 YANG, ZHANG     £19.99
 Set in a Beijing bathhouse which is a haven against the modern world.
SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (U) 1948 CHINA IN MANDARIN   £19.99
  Love story set in a bomb-scarred Chinese town  Sino-Japanese War.
THE SPRING RIVER FLOWS EAST (U) 1947  CHINA CHUSHENG,C/ZHENG, J IN MANDARIN  £19.99 
  Two part film set during the Japanese occupation of China. Part one covers the early life and marriage of working-class couple,  Sufen and Zhang Zhongliang and his flight to Chungkin. In the second part  Zhang Zhongliang’s return to Shanhai, now married into a wealthy bourgeois family whom Sufenis is forced to for work as a maid. 
SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN (PG) 2002  HONG KONG ZHUANGZHUANG, TIAN   £19.99
 Love story set in a bomb-scarred Chinese town after World War Two.
STILL LIFE (15) 2006   CHINA ZHANGKE, JIA IN MANDARIN £19.99
 Thought-provoking portrait of people adrift in a world they no longer recognise.
STRAY DOGS/JOURNEY TO THE WEST (12) 2014 CHINA MING-LIANG TSAI IN MANDARIN £15.99  
   Set in Taipei, 'Stray Dogs' follows an alcoholic father who, along with his two children is struggling to get by after moving to the city. With the assistance of a grocery store worker the family might just have a chance at a better life. 'Journey To the West' a monk takes a contemplative journey through Marseille.
SUZHOU RIVER (15) CHINA 2000 YE, LOU  £19.99
 Intricately constructed mystery which pays homage to Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’
TOGETHER WITH YOU (PG) CHINA 2002 KAIGE, CHEN     £19.99
 Love story about a young violinist who heads for the city to find fame.
TOUCH OF ZEN (12) TAIWAN 1969  HU, KING   £19.99
 Ghost story which influenced ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’. 
UNIFORM  (18) 2003 china   YINAN, DIAO        £19.99
 Taut thriller that exposes the corrupting influences of  poverty on society beset by industrial decay.
UNKNOWN PLEASURES/XIAO WU (12) CHINA 2002 ZHANG-KE, JIA IN MANDARIN   £24.99
 Two jobless 19 year olds spend their days wandering around the city of  Datong dreaming
of girls and escape and as around them  China is rapidly changing.
VULGARIA (15) 2012 CHINA  PANG, HO-CHEUNG    IN  CANTONESE £14.99
    Outrageous sex farce following a cash-strapped film producer who is asked to remake a classic erotic movie for an eccentric Triad.

WHEELS ON MEALS (15)  1984 CHINA  HUNG KAM-BO,  IN CANTONESE  £17.99
   
Action comedy starring Jackie Chan.

WOMEN FROM THE LAKE OF SCENTED SOULS (TBA)  1993 CHINA  FEI XIE. XIANG £14.99
  A woman finds that money can't buy everything, in this understated drama.
WONG KAR-WAI COLLECTION (15) CHINA   £34.99
 Collection of three cinematic masterpieces from visonary film director Wong Kar-Wai.
 Contains - ASHES OF TIME REDUX, HAPPY TOGETHER and CHUNGKING EXPRESS
THE WORLD (12) 2004 CHINA    ZHANGKE, JIA    IN MANDARIN   £19.99
   
A  study of the insular world of a troupe of Chinese stage-performers who dream of freedom.
ZHANGKE JIA COLLECTION (15) CHINA   IN MANDARIN  £29.99
   
Contains - In 'Pickpocket' (1998), 'Platform' (2000) and  'Unknown Pleasures' (2002)
ZHOU YU’S TRAIN (PG) 2002   HONG KONG  SUN, ZHOU  £19.99   
 An elegant and atmospheric film which finds Li Gong at the heart of a love triangle.
ZU - WARRIORS OF THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN(12) CHINA 1983 TSUI, HARK £19.99
 Chinese mythological blockbuster.

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KITCHEN (15) 1997 HONG KONG HO, YIM £19.99
 A beautiful young woman hiding away from the world after the death of her grandmother  slowly recovers her appetite for life.
KOMA (15) 2004 HONG KONG CHI-LEUNG, LAW £19.99
 New thriller for the  ‘Outstanding New Director’ at the 2003 Hong Kong Film Awards.     
LAST TRAIN HOME (E) 2009     CHINA    LIXIN FAN    MANDERIN    £14.99
   Documentary portraying the devastating personal toll paid by China's 150 million-plus rural migrant workers who are forced by economic circumstance to go away to work in far-flung cities.

LOVE ME, LOVE MY MONEY (15) 2001 HONG KONG  WONG, JING    £15.99
 Romantic comedy about a rich mean business man and a struggling financial analyst.      
LUST CAUTION (18)  2007 CHINA   LEE, ANG    £19.99
 Award-winning erotic thriller set during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai during World War II.
MAD DETECTIVE (18) 2007  HONG KONG TO, JOHNNIE/FAI,WAI KA    £12.99
 The line between reality and fantasy bends in this surreal thriller that redefines the detective genre.
MOUNTAIN PATROL (15)  CHINA 2004    CHUAN, LI    £19.99
 The film tells the story of Beijing photo-journalist Ga Yu, who joins a Tibetan volunteer militia responsible for protecting endangered antelope from poachers.
MULAN (18) 2009  CHINA    MA, JINGLE      MANDARIN    £17.99
 
   Epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who defies her father and tradition by joining the army disguised as a boy.  BLU RAY £23.99
NO ONE LESS (U)  CHINA 1999  YIMOU, ZHANG     £19.99
 Thirteen year old girl is left as teacher in her village school for a month. Her mission, not to lose any pupils.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA (15) 1991 CHINA  HARK, TUIS IN CANTONESE    £19.99
  
  A fully restored version of Hark Tsui's tale of honour and revenge. Jet Li stars as the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei Hung, who must call on all his fighting skills to repel the forces of oppression which have overrun his native China.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA TWO (15) 1992 CHINA  HARK, TUIS IN CANTONESE    £19.99
    This sequel to 'Once Upon a Time in China' once again stars Jet Li as Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung, defending Imperial China against invading foreigners using his martial art skills.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA THREE (15) 1993 CHINA  HARK, TUIS IN CANTONESE    £19.99
   
Jet Li returns for the third installment in the life of folk hero Wong Fei Hung.

PAINTED SKIN (15) 2008 CHINA    CHAN, GORDON    IN MANDARIN    £15.99
   
Hong Kong romantic action thriller adapted from the classic ghost story by Songling Pu
PEACE HOTEL (15) 1995 HONG KONG WAI, KA-FAI £15.99
 Chinese western set in the 1930s.
PLATFORM (15) CHINA 2000ZHANG-KE, JIA IN MANDARIN  £19.99
 Follows the lives of four friends between 1979 to 1989.
POSTMEN IN THE MOUNTAINS (12) 1999 CHINA HUO JIANQI £12.99
 Rural postman passes his route on to his son, whom he takes on his final trip.
PURPLE SUNSET (15) 2001 CHINA XIAONING, FENG £12.99
 Final film in a trilogy -an Eastern adaptation of Tolstoy’s  novel War and Peace. Set just after the devastating atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the tale follows the lives and loves of three World War II survivors.
RE-CYCLE (18) 2006  CHINA   PANG, D & O IN MANDARIN    £15.99
   
Angelica Lee stars as Tsui Ting-Yin, a successful author who becomes trapped in the terrifying world of her own horror novel.
RED CLIFF (15) 2009 CHINA  WOO,  JOHN £19.99
  Historical action epic based on one of Asia's most popular novels, 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' by Guanzhong Luo. Mandarin with English subtitles BLU RAY £24.99
RED LIGHT REVOLUTION (18) 2010 CHINA  VOUTAS, SAM IN MANDARIN   £14.99
   
Chinese comedy following the adventures of a luckless Beijing man who opens his own sex shop in an attempt to improve his life situation..

RED SORGHUM (15) 1997  CHINA   YIMOU, ZHANG  £19.99
 An award-winning Chinese melodrama, marking the directorial debut of internationally acclaimed director Zhang Yimou, which follows the fortunes of a young girl sold into marriage with a leprosy-ridden brandy-maker.
REVENGE - A LOVE STORY (18)  2010 CHINA   CANTONESE WONG, CHING PO  £14.99
  
  Stylish Hong Kong slasher thriller.
ROAD HOME (U) CHINA 1999 Y IMOU, ZHANG   £15.99
 Upon the death of his father, city businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his home village

SEVEN SWORDS (15)  2005 CHINA HARK, TUIS  IN MANDARIN £17.99
   
Hong Kong sword fighting action film

SHANGHAI DREAMS (15) 2005   CHINA   WANG,    XIAOSHUAI     £19.99
 Jury Prize winner film at  Cannes the film is set in 1960s China where family moves from
the city to the poorer countryside.
SHE, A CHINESE (18) 2009 CHINA    GUO,  XIAOLU  MANDARIN    £15.99
   
Drama following a young woman on a soul-searching journey from native village in China. Longing for escape and adventure  to London, where a heady combination of alienation and freedom draw her into a new kind of entrapment as she continues her search for a place to belong.
SHOWER (12) CHINA 1999 YANG, ZHANG     £19.99
 Set in a Beijing bathhouse which is a haven against the modern world.
SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN (PG) 2002  HONG KONG ZHUANGZHUANG, TIAN   £19.99
 Love story set in a bomb-scarred Chinese town after World War Two.
STILL LIFE (15) 2006   CHINA ZHANGKE, JIA IN MANDARIN £19.99
 Thought-provoking portrait of people adrift in a world they no longer recognise.
SUZHOU RIVER (15) CHINA 2000 YE, LOU  £19.99
 Intricately constructed mystery which pays homage to Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’
TOGETHER WITH YOU (PG) CHINA 2002 KAIGE, CHEN     £19.99
 Love story about a young violinist who heads for the city to find fame.
TOUCH OF ZEN (12) TAIWAN 1969  HU, KING   £19.99
 Ghost story which influenced ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’. 
UNIFORM  (18) 2003 china   YINAN, DIAO        £19.99
 Taut thriller that exposes the corrupting influences of  poverty on society beset by industrial decay.
UNKNOWN PLEASURES/XIAO WU (12) CHINA 2002 ZHANG-KE, JIA IN MANDARIN   £24.99
 Two jobless 19 year olds spend their days wandering around the city of  Datong dreaming
of girls and escape and as around them  China is rapidly changing.
WHEELS ON MEALS (15)  1984 CHINA  HUNG KAM-BO,  IN CANTONESE  £17.99
   
Action comedy starring Jackie Chan.

WOMEN FROM THE LAKE OF SCENTED SOULS (TBA)  1993 CHINA  FEI XIE. XIANG £14.99
  A woman finds that money can't buy everything, in this understated drama.
WONG KAR-WAI COLLECTION (15) CHINA   £34.99
 Collection of three cinematic masterpieces from visonary film director Wong Kar-Wai.
 Contains - ASHES OF TIME REDUX, HAPPY TOGETHER and CHUNGKING EXPRESS
THE WORLD (12) 2004 CHINA    ZHANGKE, JIA    IN MANDARIN   £19.99
   
A  study of the insular world of a troupe of Chinese stage-performers who dream of freedom.
WONG KAR-WAI COLLECTION (15) CHINA   £34.99
 Collection of three cinematic masterpieces from visonary film director Wong Kar-Wai.
 Contains - ASHES OF TIME REDUX, HAPPY TOGETHER and CHUNGKING EXPRESS
THE WORLD (12) 2004 CHINA    ZHANGKE, JIA    IN MANDARIN   £19.99
   
A  study of the insular world of a troupe of Chinese stage-performers who dream of freedom.
VULGARIA (15) 2012 CHINA  PANG, HO-CHEUNG        IN  CANTONESE £14.99
 
   Outrageous sex farce following a cash-strapped film producer who is asked to remake a classic erotic movie for an eccentric Triad.
ZHANGKE JIA COLLECTION (15) CHINA   IN MANDARIN  £29.99
   
Contains - In 'Pickpocket' (1998), 'Platform' (2000) and  'Unknown Pleasures' (2002)
ZHOU YU’S TRAIN (PG) 2002   HONG KONG  SUN, ZHOU  £19.99   
 An elegant and atmospheric film which finds Li Gong at the heart of a love triangle.
ZU - WARRIORS OF THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN(12) CHINA 1983 TSUI, HARK £19.99
 Chinese mythological blockbuster.


ALL FILMS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES   UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

CLICK HERE  and type -  MAILING LIST -  in the E-mail subject line.

    
ORDERING INFORMATION  ORDERS TO -

 J. WHITING BOOKS,   46 ST OLAVES RD,    YORK, ENGLAND, YO30 7AL 
TELE/FAX - 01904 65 67 66   E-MAIL JULIANWHITING@AOL.COM


 
Orders are sent with an invoice.    All prices listed include VAT. 

We send out regular lists by post and e-mail.



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