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John Woo

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Hand Of DeathHand Of Death (Shao Lin men) (1976)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Biao Yuen
Fairly standard HK action fare with a young Shaolin martial–artist given the difficult task of avenging the death of a member of his order.…
Better Tomorrow, ABetter Tomorrow, A (1986)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat
Chow Yun–Fat stars in the high–octane gangster flick that literally changed the face of the genre. A cop becomes ostracized by the force…
Heroes Shed No Tears Heroes Shed No Tears (1986)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Eddy Ko
Bloody actioner has elite commandos having to capture a drug lord and smuggle him into Thailand. Things do not go smoothly. Early John Wood effort…
Better Tomorrow II, ABetter Tomorrow II, A (1987)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Kenneth Tsang, Emily Chu
Sequel to Woo's breakout genre classic finds Chow Yun–Fat shoehorned (as the twin brother of his original role, no less) into another fire…
Killer, TheKiller, The (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat
Action at break–neck speed with a body–count to match the running time, this smorgasbord of super–violence with lashings of good…
Bullet in the HeadBullet in the Head (1990) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Tony Leung (Chiu-wai), Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee
John Woo's indictment of war as raw and visceral as its title. Three friends flee Hong Kong and find themselves knee deep in the corruption and…
Once a ThiefOnce a Thief (1991)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung, Kenneth Tsang
Whimsical actioner combines directorial flair with the charisma of Chow Yun–Fat. He leads an elite team of art thieves who encounter the…
Hard-BoiledHard-Boiled (1992) Recommended
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung (Chiu-wai)
An action film to end all action films, John Woo's technical command of the genre reaches its peak with this ballistic ballet in which Chow…
Hard TargetHard Target (1993) Recommended
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Jean-Claude Van Damme
Hong Kong action style–merchant John Woo goes America and fashions an ultra–violent cartoon for Jean–Claude Van Damme. Complete…
Broken ArrowBroken Arrow (1996)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis
When John Travolta nicks off with a couple of nuclear warheads, its enough to transform his (former) air–force buddy (Christian Slater) into…

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