The Hong Kong Filmography, 1977–1997

A Reference Guide to 1,100 Films Produced by British Hong Kong Studios


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About the Book

Thanks to the successes of directors and actors like John Woo, Jackie Chan, and Chow Yun-Fat, the cinema of Hong Kong is wildly popular worldwide, and there is much more to this diverse film culture than most Western audiences realize. Beyond martial arts and comedy, Hong Kong films are a celebration of the grand diversity and pageantry of moviemaking—covering action, comedy, horror, eroticism, mythology, historical drama, modern romances, and experimental films. Information on 1,100 films produced in British Hong Kong from 1977 to 1997 is included here.

About the Author(s)

Canadian writer John Charles is a regular contributor to Video Watchdog magazine. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Bibliographic Details

John Charles

Foreword by Tim Lucas

Format: softcover (7 x 9.25)
Pages: 397
Bibliographic Info: appendix, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2000]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4323-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0262-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Foreword by Tim Lucas      vii
Preface      1
The Films      3
Hong Kong Video Resources      353
Glossary      355
Bibliography      357
Index      359

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “well researched, well organized, and well written”—ARBA
  • “outstanding…a meticulous index…will surpass all other efforts”—Film Quarterly
  • “if you have a yen to explore Hong Kong cinema, this should be your starting place”—Film Review
  • “exhaustive”—VideoScope
  • “the best book of its kind to ever be released in America”—Images
  • “a splendid achievement”—Chinese Cinemas
  • “this information hasn’t been put in one place so conveniently before”—Senses of Cinema
  • “superb…highly recommended”—Little Shoppe of Horrors
  • “the first book you’ll want to grab when seeking hard facts or a knowledgeable opinion on these amazing films”—Shock Cinema
  • “valuable”—Martial Arts Movie Associates
  • “full credits, plot summaries and interesting facts”—Burlington County Times
  • “invaluable”—Cashiers du Cinemart Thirteen