Yu Jim-yuen (centre) in a still from The Old Master, which was directed by Joseph Kuo Nan-hong. Photo: courtesy of Mei Ah Entertainment Group Ltd
Yu Jim-yuen (centre) in a still from The Old Master, which was directed by Joseph Kuo Nan-hong. Photo: courtesy of Mei Ah Entertainment Group Ltd

Back in the limelight: Joseph Kuo, director of 1970s martial arts movie gems such as 18 Bronzemen and The 7 Grandmasters

  • Kuo made low-budget martial arts films in Taiwan with choreographed fight scenes that reflected the polish of those in Hong Kong cinema, but was not well known
  • That’s changed, with the latest edition of New York’s Old School Kung Fu Fest dedicated to his work and Eureka Entertainment releasing a set of his films

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
Yu Jim-yuen (centre) in a still from The Old Master, which was directed by Joseph Kuo Nan-hong. Photo: courtesy of Mei Ah Entertainment Group Ltd
Yu Jim-yuen (centre) in a still from The Old Master, which was directed by Joseph Kuo Nan-hong. Photo: courtesy of Mei Ah Entertainment Group Ltd
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