WM: Action in August

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  • WM: Action in August
  • World Movies admin
  • April 4, 2016

On Friday nights the best action films from Asia burst into your lounge room. Heart-stopping, karate-chopping and pulse-racing. Be thrilled.

A Chinese Ghost Story (China, Hong Kong, 2011) – Friday 10 August 9.30pm
Based on the hugely successful 1987 film of the same name, this is the story of demon-hunter Yan Chixia. Growing up, Yan aspired to become a supernatural fighter, moving to Black Hill to train and fulfil his dream. After endless battles with the demons and spirits that inhabit the hill, Yan Chixia is forced into battle when a young male scholar falls in love with a female ghost.

Sword of Desperation (Japan, 2010) – Friday 17 August 9.10pm
When a highly respected samurai (Etsushi Toyokawa) murders his Lord’s concubine, he is thrown into solitary confinement. However, there are noble intentions behind his criminal act.

Let The Bullets Fly (China, 2010) – Friday 24 August 9.30pm
This fast-paced action film starring Chow Yun Fat is the highest grossing domestic film in Chinese film history. Set during the violent 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor. He stole the identity from another con artist, and soon finds himself in a deadly battle of wit and brutality.

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