Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng in a still from King Hu’s 1967 film Dragon Inn – her debut role. Tsui Hark filmed a remake, New Dragon Gate Inn, in 1992. Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng in a still from King Hu’s 1967 film Dragon Inn – her debut role. Tsui Hark filmed a remake, New Dragon Gate Inn, in 1992.
Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng in a still from King Hu’s 1967 film Dragon Inn – her debut role. Tsui Hark filmed a remake, New Dragon Gate Inn, in 1992.

A martial arts riposte to James Bond, and Donnie Yen as a eunuch – how King Hu and Tsui Hark told the Dragon Inn story 25 years apart

  • Martial arts film director King Hu thought the James Bond films a bad influence on cinema-goers, and wrote Dragon Inn as a riposte to their casual violence
  • When Tsui Hark remade the film in 1992, he updated the story, disguising Brigitte Lin as a boy and having Maggie Cheung play against type as a bawdy innkeeper

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng in a still from King Hu’s 1967 film Dragon Inn – her debut role. Tsui Hark filmed a remake, New Dragon Gate Inn, in 1992. Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng in a still from King Hu’s 1967 film Dragon Inn – her debut role. Tsui Hark filmed a remake, New Dragon Gate Inn, in 1992.
Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng in a still from King Hu’s 1967 film Dragon Inn – her debut role. Tsui Hark filmed a remake, New Dragon Gate Inn, in 1992.
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