Martial Arts Films

Enter the Dragon star Jim Kelly dies at age 67

Jim Kelly

Actor Jim Kelly, who played an afro-wearing American martial artist in Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67. Marilyn Dishman, Kelly's ex-wife, said he died on Saturday of cancer at his home in California.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 3:00am

Wong Kar-wai epic 'Grandmaster' kicks up storm at Hong Kong premiere

Tony Leung, Wong Kar-wai and Zhang Ziyi at the Hong Kong premiere of the martial arts epic at iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's long-awaited martial arts epic, The Grandmaster, finally hit the big screen in the city last night after nearly a decade in the making.

The film's leading lady, Zhang Ziyi, said she hoped to see an extended version released in future in order to do justice to the crew's hard work.

9 Jan 2013 - 1:37pm

Stephen Fung believes his Tai Chi trilogy marks a great leap forward

Stephen Fung is pinning his hopes of global success on hisTai Chi films.Photo: Jonathan Wong

For years, Stephen Fung Tak-lun battled against detractors who saw him as a former pop idol who had, somehow, managed to cross over to filmmaking by directing a few comedies starring his best buddies.

30 Sep 2012 - 2:57pm

I've been censored, director says

A Shanghai filmmaker has accused a University of Hong Kong professor of censorship after he was ordered to remove politically sensitive Facebook posts for the school's film festival. He was also barred from holding a memorial for Beijing flood victims at the event.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Time and money the watchwords as stars help Hublot celebrate opening of Central boutique

When you have as much star power as Donnie Yen Ji-dan, time is not always money. The martial arts actor, star of Ip Man, said the most expensive watch he had ever bought was for his wife. He didn't buy them for himself because he regularly received gifts from sponsors.

Yen was officiating at the opening of Swiss luxury watch-maker Hublot's boutique in Central on Friday.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Leung refuses to comment about Li Wangyang suicide report

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying refused to comment on the mainland investigation report that concluded that June 4 dissident Li Wangyang committed suicide.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

How Li Po Chun course inspired a talented artist

Jing Wong was over the moon as he came out of an English class at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, having immersed himself in an hour of play reading led by his teacher.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Critics round on 'outsider' tipped to run culture bureau

Prominent figures in the cultural and creative industries have come out strongly against appointing as culture minister an outsider who has no experience in the field and has done little networking in the local or overseas arts scene.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tiddler on the roof

It seemed like any other day when property agent Wong Chun-sing brought his young daughter to an elite primary school in Jordan for her entrance exam two years ago.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Knifeman shot by police sent to jail

A suicidal knife-wielding man who was shot six times by police at a Wong Tai Sin public housing estate last year was jailed yesterday and ordered to pay compensation to three officers he attacked.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

High five heralds start of a new era

Hong Kong got off to a convincing start under new coach Ernie Merrick with a 5-1 victory over visitors Taiwan in an international friendly at Mong Kok Stadium last night.

Striker Chan Siu-ki fired home a hat-trick, including two goals in the opening five minutes, to set the stage for a memorable night for the 5,100 crowd.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

It's been a sweet year: Stars of Taiwanese hit 'Apple of My Eye' give fans a slice of holiday cheer

The Taiwanese romantic comedy You Are the Apple of My Eye now holds the Hong Kong box office record for a Chinese-language film after two months at the top, beating comedy king Stephen Chow Sing-chi's 2004 film Kung Fu Hustle.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Film (1978)

Game of Death Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Director: Robert Clouse/Bruce Lee

The recent announcement that Seattle was planning to open a Bruce Lee museum before Hong Kong was almost shocking, highlighting once again our city's strange lack of interest in our home-grown talent.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Actor Benny Chan in tearful apology

A tearful Benny Chan Ho-man said yesterday he was remorseful and had no intention of causing Rose Chan Ka-woon any harm, after the rising kung fu starlet accused him of molesting her.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fung shui master guilty over sex ritual

A self-styled fung shui master was found guilty yesterday of tricking his girlfriend's 15-year-old sister into having sex to dispel evil spirits and then convincing her over the next five years that the 'ritual' had to continue.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am