Sammo Hung in a scene from The Millionaires’ Express (1986). In this film, and in Eastern Condors (1987), Hung radically changed the martial arts movie genre. Photo: Eureka Entertainment.
Sammo Hung in a scene from The Millionaires’ Express (1986). In this film, and in Eastern Condors (1987), Hung radically changed the martial arts movie genre. Photo: Eureka Entertainment.

How Sammo Hung expanded the martial arts movie genre with big-budget productions The Millionaires’ Express and Eastern Condors

  • The Millionaires’ Express was a Chinese Western conceived as a Lunar New Year film, which had a huge cast, and was shot in Canada, Thailand, and Macau
  • Eastern Condors is a proper Vietnam war movie, influenced by Rambo First Blood: Part 2, and The Deer Hunter; it even had a Russian roulette scene

Sammo Hung in a scene from The Millionaires’ Express (1986). In this film, and in Eastern Condors (1987), Hung radically changed the martial arts movie genre. Photo: Eureka Entertainment.
Sammo Hung in a scene from The Millionaires’ Express (1986). In this film, and in Eastern Condors (1987), Hung radically changed the martial arts movie genre. Photo: Eureka Entertainment.
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