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As Hong Kong mourns storyteller Ni Kuang and filmmaker Alex Law, it can take comfort from knowing their much-loved legacies will live on.
Ah Kam, a 1996 film by Ann Hui starring Michelle Yeoh and Sammo Hung, combined realistic drama, melodrama and triad action. Seen as experimental, it was overshadowed by an injury Yeoh sustained on set.
Actor, producer, martial artist – Sammo Hung has loomed large in Hong Kong’s film industry since the 1960s. We bet you don’t know about some aspects of his long movie career.
His fighting skills helped get him roles in Deadpool 2, Mortal Kombat and now its sequel – now the martial arts star is ready to direct his first movie – a biopic of his dad
ONE Championship boss says both men ‘looked very slow’ at Fight Night 14 in Singapore, and ‘can’t compete with the best in the world any more’.
Jimmy Wang Yu directed 1973 action epic Beach of the War Gods. One of his most underrated movies and an underperformer at the box office, it is based on Akira Kurosawa’s classic Seven Samurai.
Female martial arts athletes are from India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, a region that is claimed by China.
Hong Kong film directors such as John Woo, Benny Chan and Wong Kar-wai have revealed down the years how they make an action move, from developing storylines to working with martial arts choreographers.
Quan tells city audience at philanthropy forum he first arrived in city as a Vietnamese refugee in 1978.
New Pillow Fighting Championship has expanded to Brazil and Ghana, and CEO Steve Williams says they hope to reach Asia and the Middle East next.
Logan Paul and Dillon Danis have been creating quite a stir on the internet following the announcement of their upcoming October fight – but why is Paul’s fiancée Nina Agdal involved?
DC Studios’ latest film Blue Beetle just dethroned Barbie as No 1 at the US box office, bringing DC’s first Latino superhero to life – so who plays the main character?
Part 2 of Lin Jing-jie’s documentary on the life of wuxia film director King Hu focuses on the man himself and the frustrations of his later career, recalled through archival footage and tearful interviews.
With action stars Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock unavailable to film In the Line of Duty 3 and In the Line of Duty 4, Cynthia Khan stepped in. Cast as a new character, she made the role her own.
Michelle Yeoh may be turning 61, but she’s definitely still in her ‘prime’ – from breaking records at the Oscars to remaining forever flawless by taking care of herself
As a ‘symbol of universality’ and a ‘fantasy object’, the martial arts icon serves as a muse for people holding many beliefs.
In the 50 years since his death, the martial arts actor has been portrayed by a variety of actors in biopics fake and real, ‘Bruceploitation’ rip-offs, and fantasies. Will Mason Lee at last do Lee justice in Ang Lee’s biopic?
Bruce Lee’s untimely death led to a raft of copycat films, starring lookalike actors with similar names, from Bruce Li to Dragon Lee. 50 years later, documentary maker David Gregory has made a film about them.
Director King Hu’s influence on Chinese wuxia martial arts cinema is examined in the first of a two-part documentary that features interviews with filmmakers from John Woo to Ang Lee.
The Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court ruled that mainland Chinese writer Yang Zhi’s 2002 novel There They Were constituted copyright infringement and unfair competition.
Robert De Niro made waves on the internet when he revealed he just had his 7th child, Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro, at age 79 – but who’s the baby mama, Tiffany Chen?
A ‘poor kid’ who became a martial arts champion before doing stunt work for Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung in Hong Kong and Hollywood – which opened other doors – Andy Cheng recalls the day Chan saved his life.
The Cambodian hosts of the SEA Games have listed the boxing discipline as Kun Khmer and Thailand has refused to enter its fighters into the competition.
The games – which bring together more than 12,000 participants from 11 countries, with athletes competing in nearly 40 sports – are being held at a newly developed complex on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Enter the Dragon made Bruce Lee a household name upon its release in 1973. It remains the late martial arts idol’s most popular work, but was it his masterpiece? Experts weigh in.
Aimée Kwan plays a relative of Donnie Yen’s character in John Wick: Chapter 4 – but a week before she found out she had the role, she had been thinking about giving up acting. The Oxford University graduate tells the Post why.
Michelle Yeoh and Jackie Chan have been collaborating on-screen since the 1980s … here’s everything you need to know about the pair’s decades-long friendship
The first three John Wick movies have got nothing on this insanely outrageous movie – Reeves’ killer John Wick is as indestructible as ever, Donnie Yen stupendous, and the fight scenes like art.
Gender parity is still very much a work in progress in Malaysia despite a relatively narrow estimated wage gap.