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Here i will highlight some films and actresses from the Golden Era who showed us that they also managed Martial Arts perfectly well.
When a tough american girl and an ex-ballet dancer from Malaysia conquered Hong Kong and showed the world that they could fight
and take some bruises on film, for real and as good as any man. No thin undernourished and muscleless photomodels pretending to
fight with tons of fast clips and CGI fooling the kids in the western audiences that these clothes hangers actually could fight. With the
popularity of the MMA sport there could be a renaissance for female martial arts on film, and one of the legends of the sport, Gina Carano
has entered a film career. But this page are mostly about the Hong Kong film stars Cynthia Rothrock, Michelle Yeoh and Angela Mao

For more info and pictures - click on the picture links at left. No films for sale, only information

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Gina Carano
MMA Fighter - Muay Thai


US fighter, fitness model and actress

Gina Carano (f. 1982) är en skicklig kickboxare (12-1-1 i matcher) o. gick över
till en likaledes mycket
framgångsrik karriär som MMA fighter (7-1 i matcher).
Hon blev en superstjärna i martial arts-världen med vilken följt en ställning
som amerikansk celebritet. I dagens fitness craze som svept över världen har
Gina hög kändisstatus och roll som kvinnlig förebild för många tjejer.
(informationen om Gina och hennes matchfacit taget från wikipedia)

Hon har medverkat i en rad teveprogram bl.a som en amerikansk gladiator och
även gjort en hel räcka filmer av skiftande kvalitet. Hennes mest omtalade film
var i Haywire av Steven Soderbergh från 2011 där hon fick fin kritik.
Gina har även varit med i en av de 118 ngt Fast & Furious filmerna och i In the
Blood av John Stockwell från 2013 (se mer nedan om denna).
Gina Carano kan absolut bli den nya ledande kvinnliga fightern på film då hon
verkligen ser ut som en tuff tjej man inte vill bråka med. Hoppas, hoppas vi får
se henne mycket på film i framtiden, gärna med Jeeja eller Luxia Jiang

Link: Visit the Gina Carano Fan Site
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Trashy B movie sci-fi action western with
Gina as a bounty hunter in an apocalyptic
world where the air is poisonous to breathe.
Quite bad but somewhat entertaining for
the trashfilm lover. Gina deserves better

Scorched Earth

Direction: Peter Howitt, production: Canada 2016-2018

Cast: Gina Carano, John Hannah, Ryan Robbles
DVD in english audio, region 2
UK Signature edition

 

OK, more regular action than MMA fighting
but Carano is tough as nails
when she has to
take on the baddies in her search for her lost
husband during her honeymoon somewhere
in the Caribbeans. Great B action fun

In The Blood

Direction: John Stockwell, production: UK-Puerto Rico 2013

Cast: Gina Carano, Amaury Nolascoi, Ismael Cruz Cordova
Blu-ray in english and spanish audio with english subs, region B

UK Signature Entertainment edition

 

Slickad agent-revenge-action med fina Gina
som tuffa Mallory Kane. Soderbergh skräddade
rollen åt sin MMA idol och hennes förmåga att
slåss trovärdigt på film är imponerande.

Haywire

Direction: Steven Soderbergh, production: USA 2011

Cast: Gina Carano, Ewam McGregor, Michael Fassbender
Blu-ray in english audio with english subs, region B
UK Momentum Relativity edition

 

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Cynthia Rothrock
Legendary Action Heroine No. 1


The Female Goddess of Martial Arts

Den legendariska och genomsympatiska amerikanskan Cynthia Rothrock
(f. 1957) har varit mångfaldig världsmästare i martial arts.
På 1980-talet förblev hon obesegrad bland såväl damer som herrar
i disciplinen vapen bl. a med kinesiska kroksvärd. Hon har svart
bälte i en rad grenar som t. ex Eagle Claw.

Det är en fantastisk saga i sig hur hon kom till Hong Kong och
med sin högenergiska stil där blev den första västerländska film-stjärnan
och kom att göra sina absolut bästa filmer.
Cynthia är ett kultfenomen med hängivna fans World Wide, We
Love Her. Det är svårt att förklara för de icke invigda, men hon har
en stor och helt unik charm. Hon fortsatte att göra martial arts
action filmer hemma i USA under 1990- och början av 2000 talet

Visit Her Site www.cynthiarothrockofficial.com
Visit Her at her official website The Queen of Martial Arts

Tyvärr verkar Female Fighting filmgenren dött ut fullkomligt, om nu
inte thailändska Jija Yanin mot förmodan kan re-animera den.
Cynthia borde nog i den bästa av världar ha varit en feminist-ikon med
sin tuffhet och makalösa karriär inom ett så exklusivt manligt område
kunde man kanske tycka, men icke. En stark kvinna som spöar stöddiga
manliga svinpälsar (på film iaf.) borde väl vara intressant?

Anyway, Cynthia's the last great female fighter on film and a goddess
for martial arts fans around the world
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Cynthia EXPLODES on the film screen in her
immortal film debut in Hong Kong as the un-
forgettable Nasty Foreign Chick crime cop.
This the film debut of both Yeoh and Rothrock
and the film that leg kicked into gear the modern
female fighting on film genre

Yes, Madam (Police Assassins/In The Line of Duty 2 m.fl )

Direction: Corey Yuen Kwai, production: Sammo Hung 1985

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, Tsui Hark
DVD in cantoneseaudio with english subtitles, regionall

Hong Kong Fortune Star re-mastered edition - Amazing Debut and Classic!

 

Another one of Cynthia's MA action masterpieces
directed by Corey Yuen Kwai. The gravity defeating
Yuen Biao and with Cynthia at her best in an
absolute Hong Kong action classic. A Masterpiece

Righting Wrongs (Above the Law/Zhi fa xian feng)

Direction: Corey Yuen Kwai, production: Yuen Biao 1986

Cast: Cynthia Rothrock, Yuen Biao, Melvin Wong
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
US Dragon Dynasty
- An Absolute Action Masterpiece!

 

An action classic even if more low budgeted.
Cynthia really rocks in some amazing fighting
scenes, maybe even her best ever. She's a
reporter on the trail of counterfeiters.
But, who's the fantastic hard kicking Muay Thai
guy she takes on in a deadly duel ?

The Blonde Fury (Lady Reporter)

Direction: Mang Hoi & Corey Yuen Kwai, production: 1989

Cast: Cynthia Rothrock, Chin Siu Ho, Elisabeth Lee
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all

Hong Kong Deltamac edition - Another Cynthia Classic!

 

Trashy B action but with some OK kicking and
punches including Cynthias scorpion kicks, when
she plays an ex-CIA agent looking for her husbands
killer, Richard Norton, in Indonesia (on Bali ?).

Lady Dragon

Direction, cinematography, story: David Worth,
production: Indonesia 1992

Cast: Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton, Bella Esperance
DVD in english audio, region all
German DVD edition

 


Cyntia plays an avenger in one of the best of
of her many 1990's american films, and she
looks sensational with a weapon in her hand.
Cynthia deserved better US films, and any of her
HK one's are better than her best american one

Sworn to Justice

Direction: Paul Maslak, production: 1996

Cast: Cynthia Rothrock, Kurt McKinney, Brad Dourif
DVD in english audio, region 1
US MTI Home Video

 

The asian version of Undefeatable, a cult classic
in the US due to it's Good Bad quality. Enormously
enjoyable and delightfully trashy with Cynthia as
a streetfighter hunting for a serial killer with a nasty
mullet haircut, yuck! A trash movie cult classic

Bloody Mary Killer

Direction: Godfrey Ho, HK-USA production: 1994

Cast: Cynthia Rothrock, Robin Shou, Don Niam
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Tai Seng Double Feature with The Crucifixion

 


Enjoyable and big budgeted great looking
action comedy in a fine restored DVD
edition with a bunch oh Hong Kong stars
and with Cynthia this time as a bad guy

The Millionaire's Express (Re-mastered edition)

Direction: Sammo Hung, production: 1986

Cast: Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Cynthia Rothrock, Rosamund Kwan
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region 3
Hong Kong Fortune Star edition

 



An action comedy produced by Jackie Chan
about a group of female police recruits at a
Police Academy being trained by Sibelle Hu
and the tough cookie Cynthia Rothrock

The Inspector Wears Skirts

Direction: Wellson Chin, production: Jackie Chan 1988

Cast: Sibelle Hu, Cynthia Rothrock, Ellen Chan
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Fortune Star Legendary edition

 


The Female Fighting classic in a really early
Hong Kong DVD edition

Yes, Madam

Direction: Corey Yuen Kwai, production: Sammo Hung 1985

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, Tsui Hark
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 

Biao as a prosecutor violates the Law and
makes his own justice. Fantastic action classic
with Biaoand Cynthia at their absolute best.
A certified Classic and one of the best HK
films of all time. Biao and Rothrock, they fly

Righting Wrongs (Above the Law/Zhi fa xian feng)

Direction: Corey Yuen Kwai, production: Yuen Biao 1986

Cast: Yuen Biao, Cynthia Rothrock
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 

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Angela Mao
Legendary Action Heroine


Lady Kung Fu

Taiwanesiska Angela Mao/Mao Lin Ying f. 1950 blev under 1970-talet
den stora kvinnliga kung fu fightern på film, och en föregångare till de
tuffa och skickliga female fighters som skulle komma på 1980-talet.

Angela tränades redan som barn, likt Jackie Chan eller Sammo Hung,
i den kinesiska operan (Pekingoperan) i balett, akrobatik och sång m.m.
och lade därmed grunden för sin smidiga kung fu och höga kickar i sin
lysande filmkarriär. Hon blev om inte den första så dock den dittills
mest betydande kvinnliga kung fu hjältinnan inom Hong Kong filmen.

Hon behärskade ett flertal martial arts stilar som bl.a wushu, tae kwon do
och den gamla korenska stridskonsten hapkido, som hon lärde sig ihop
med Sammo under en filminspelning i Sydkorea

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Hapkido är min favoritfilm med Mao Ying.
Bra bild och bara massor av fighting och nu
med en kraftfull Sammo på Angelas sida.
Ji Han Jae and Hwang Shik are showing some
really nice hapkido

Hapkido (He qi dao/Lady Kung Fu)/ Lady Whirlwind

Direction: Huang Feng, production: Raymond Chow HK 1972

Cast: Angela Mao, Sammo Hung/Angela Mao, Chang Yi
DVD in mandarin audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Shout! Factory unrated edition

 

Samling med 6 av den legendariska
kung fu hjältinnan Angela Mao's 1970-
talsfilmer producerade av Golden Harvest
Mer om de individuella filmerna i
samlingen - se nedan

The Angela Mao Collection (3 disc DVD with 6 films)

Direction: Huang Feng, Jeong Chang-hwa, Ting Shan-Si

Cast: Angela Mao, George Lazenby, Carter Huang, Sammo Hung m.fl.
DVD in mandarin audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Shout! Factory 3 disc edition

 

Mycket bra re-make av japanska female
revenge rullen Lady Snowblood där Mao
hämnas på de 4 svärdsmän som dödade
hennes far. Kung Fu and scorpions

Broken Oath

Direction: Jeong Chang-hwa, production: Raymond Chow HK 1977

Cast: Angela Mao, Chen Hui-Ming, Liang Hsiao-Lung
DVD in mandarin audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Shout! Factory 3 disc - disc 1 film 2

 

Massor av fin fighting när Mao skall rädda
kinesisk kung fu's ära genom att lära sig thai
boxningens fördelar och ställa upp i en gala
i Bangkok. Koreografi av Sammo Hung

The Tournament (Zhong tai quan tan sheng si zhan)

Direction: Huang Feng, production: Raymond Chow HK 1974

Cast: Angela Mao, Carter Huang/Wong, Wong In-shik
DVD in mandarin audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Shout! Factory 3 disc - disc 3 film 2

 

Taekwondo vs. karate när Angela kämpar
mot japanska ockupanter i Seoul och Kina
ihop med Jhoon Rhee's Master Li.
Sammo an be seen as a japanese underling
fighter

When Taekwondo Strikes (Sting of the Dragon Masters/Tai quan
zhen jiu zhou)

Direction: Huang Feng, production: Raymond Chow HK 1973
Cast: Angela Mao, Jhoon Rhee, Carter Huang/Wong, Wong In-sik
DVD in mandarin audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Shout! Factory 3 disc - disc 1 film 1

 

Sleaze crime action där Mao och Lazenby's
snutar slåss mot en liga som sprider farlig
sexdrog. Total trash men underhållande på
det vis B-film brukar vara. Mycket sleaze

Stoner (The Shrine of Ultimate Bliss/Hong Kong Hitman/Tie jin gang po
zi yang guan)

Direction: Huang Feng, production: Raymond Chow HK 1974
Cast: Angela Mao, George Lazenby, Wong In-sik
DVD in mandarin audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Shout! Factory 3 disc - disc 2 film 1

 

Etno kung fu som börjar segt men slutar
underhållande med snygg slutfight mot
filmens fine Bad Guy spelad av Chan Sing
Sammo is in it and Jackie Chan can be seen
in a small role as an extra

The Himalayan (Mi zong sheng shou)

Direction: Huang Feng, production: Raymond Chow HK 1976

Cast: Angela Mao, Sing Chan, Tan Tao-Liang
DVD in mandarin audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Shout! Factory 3 disc - disc 3 film 1

 

Festlig trashaction där internationella
terrorister samlas i Hong Kong för att A. döda
Elizabeth II, eller B. stjäla Kambodjas guldreserv.
Angela Mao i liten roll

A Queen's Ransom (International Assassins/E tan qun ying hui)

Direction: Ting Shan-Si, production: Raymond Chow HK 1976

Cast: Angela Mao, George Lazenby, Jimmy Wang
DVD in mandarin audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Shout! Factory 3 disc - disc 2 film 2



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Michelle Yeoh
Legendary Action Heroine




Michelle föddes i Malaysia 1962. Hon studerade
i England och gick på
balettskola när hon 1983 ställde upp i en beauty pageant och korades till
Miss Malaysia. Michelle modellade och arbetade stenhårt för att lära sig
martial arts och hon blev en superstjärna när hon 1984 filmdebuterade i
Yes, Madam! ihop med Cynthia Rothrock. Hon agerade i actionfilmer under
den tuffa 80-talsskolan och gjorde sina egna stunts och fightingscener och
har liksom Jackie Chan skadat sig många ggr. I filmer när The Female Fighters
actually could Fight for real, a genre that until recently (with i.a. Jiya & Gina)

has been mostly extinct for some 20 years. The problem being that the young
audiences today don't care if "female fighting" is fake or not with lots of fast
editing and poor CGI and with scary thin models/actresses that surely would
loose in a fight against any girl scout, or if they actually could do the coreo-
graphed movements for real. Tarantino gave Zoe Bell, the stuntwoman for the
fast clips fake fighter Uma Thurman in Kill Bill a main part in Death Proof in
2007 and Zoe can surely make a fight look real and gritty

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A very fine wuxia action comedy where
Michelle
Yeoh playsKung Fu mästaren
Yim Wing Chun, and at her kicking best
together with the eminent Donnie Yen

Wing Chun

Direction: Yuen Woo Ping, production: 1993

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Cheng Pei Pei
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Modern Audio edition

 

Futuristic martial arts action where Michelle
Yeoh as Silver Hawk, fights criminals in
Polaris City. Eeeh, not a very good one this
unfortunately. She deserved better films

Silver Hawk

Direction: Jingle Ma, production: 2004

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Richie Ren, Lukas Goss
DVD in english audio, region all
Thai EVS Entertainment edition

 

The role as a martial arts fighting crime cop
was Michelles huge break-through in HK
film. Along with US kicking legend Cynthia
Rothrock they made female fighting history
in Corey Yuen Kwai's action classic

Yes, Madam!

Direction: Corey Yuen Kwai, production: Sammo Hung 1985

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, Tsui Hark
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition
- A Martial arts Classic!

 


A drama about the making of a film and with
Michelle Yeoh as a stuntwoman and with
Sammo Hung as the director. Michelle is good
serious drama role but did hurt herself pretty
bad during the filming

Ah Kam (The Stuntwoman)

Direction: Ann Hui, production: 1996

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Sammo Hung, Jimmy Wong
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Mei Ah edition

 

A Great sequel (of some sorts) to the super Hit
Yes, Madam! with a sensational action scene
onboard of a traffic Jet plane where Michelle
takes on an ultra nasty quartet of plane jackers

Royal Warriors (In the Line of Duty/Wong ga jin si)

Direction: David Chung Chi Man, production: 1986

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Hiriyuki Henry Sanada, Michael Wong
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 

A nicely photographed and slick adventure
about the search for an elixir, Shahira, of a
holy man. Absolute CRAP and bla bla blaha.
Not a very good film this one either
unfortunately. She deserved better films

The Touch

Direction: Peter Pau, production: 2002

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Ben Chaplin, Brandon Chang
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Mega Star 2 disc edition

 


Three of Hong Kong's then hottest and most
popular actresses in an entertaining wuxia

action-fantasy, and with the charismatic Anthony
Wong as a nasty demon. A big success in HK

The Heroic Trio

Direction: Johnny To/Ching Siu Tung, production: 1993

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Anthony Wong
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 


The Sequel to the hitmovie The Heroic Trio
is a Science-Fiction action and a much darker
and dystopian film than the entertaining first.
In this one our heroines fights in a post-
Holocaust world

The Heroic Trio 2: Executioners

Direction: Johnny To/Ching Siu Tung, production: 1993

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 


Spectacular Jackie Chan movie with great pace,
wild stunts and with Michelle Yeoh exploding on the
screen as a tough Chinese military. Finally in a Bluray
edition. She almost steals the film away from Jackie

Police Story 3 - Supercop

Direction: Stanley Tong, production and action direction: 1992

Cast: Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung, Ken Tsang
Blu-ray in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region A
Hong Kong Kam & Ronson Fortune Star 2018 blu-ray edition

 


Michelle is Sister Ko in a Hyper Kinetic
Swordplay fantasy action.
Entertaining wuxia from the great year 1993
.
Yeoh is a loyalist to the King and the Empire
and fights a revolutionary gang

Butterfly and Sword

Direction: Michael Mak, production: Kevin Yin Ping Chu 1993

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Tony Leung, Joey Wang
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region free
Hong Kong Mei Ah edition

 

By many considered to be Jet's best movie
where he plays the founder of Tai Chi.
With the lovely Michelle Yeoh.
A Yuen Woo Ping Masterpiece. My favourite
Jet Li movie with real tai-chi combined with
fantasy wuxia wire fu

The Tai Chi Master

Direction: Yuen Wo Ping, production: Jet Li, production: 1993

Cast: Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Chin Siu Ho
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition
- A Martial arts Classic!

 

Action heroes on motorcycles fights against
a gang of smugglers .... or something like that.
Sorry, i've forgotten what it was about, so
probably this film wasn't that great

Wonder Seven

Direction: Ching Siu Tung, production: 1994
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Kent Cheng
VCD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 


Michelle is a pilot who helps a terrorized city
fighting the japanese army during WW2

Magnificent Warriors

Direction: David Chung Chi Man, production: 1987

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Richard Ng
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition


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Jija Yanin
Vismitananda (or Jeeja/Yiya)

This thai girl - a taekwondo expert and an accomplished stuntwoman could be the one who on her own re-animates the whole Female Fighting
film genre. That was the my immediate thought when watching her wonderful Chocolate in 2008. The film came after many arid years of nothing
and it was a delight to see this thai sensation explode onto the screen as a female Jackie Chan or Tony Jaa or as a female fighter from the old
golden years of the Hong Kong cinema (see above; Cynthia Rothrock, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Mao).
Her famous fellow thai film fighter Panom Yeerum/Tony Jaa and Jija has kept the martial arts done the Jacke Chan way genre alive, many thanks.
No, and i mean NO serious lover of martial arts choreographed as a ballet should miss Chocolate


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A Super Great Martial Arts action from the
director of the Tony Jaa sensation "Ong Bak"
with the new female Martial Arts filmstar Jeeja
Yanin. Prachya Pinkaew has given us a new
Thai female Jackie Chan (and the male one
then being Tony Jaa of course)

Chocolate (Swedish title: Zen)

Direction: Prachya Pinkaew, production: Thailand 2008

Cast: Jija Yanin Mitananda, Hiroshi Abe
DVD in thai audio with swedish subs, region 2
Hong Kong IVL edition/Swedish Atlantic edition

 

Fun Taekwondo action movie where a family of
martial arts interested Koreans, The Moon's,
lives in Bangkok and joins the fight against a
crime syndicate, with some help from their Thai
relative Wawa, played by Jija Yanin

The Kick

Direction: Prachya Pinkaew, prod. South Korea-Thailand 2011

Cast: Cho Jae-hyun, Tae-joo, K. Kim, Jija Yanin, Ye Ji-won
DVD in korean & thai audio with english subtitles, region 3
Hong Kong Intercontinental Video edition

 

A disappointing sequel to Chocolate and plays
out like a lacklustre action fantasy with some
mixed martial arts and boring "drunken" fighting
to some hip hop music. Maybe i was tired when
watching it, as people seem to like it ?

Raging Phoenix (Deu suay doo)

Direction, story: Rashane Limtrakul, prod. Pinkaew/Rittikrai: 2009

Cast: Jija Yanin, Kazu Patrick Tang, Roongtawan Jindasing
DVD in thai audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Magnet Magnolia 2010 edition


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Some Other Female Martial Arts Fighters
from the Golden Era of the Hong Kong Film Industry (appr. 1983-1993)
Jade Leung
Hong Kongs Nikita
 

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Gorgeous model
Jade Leung (Leung Tsang/Liang Zheng) debuted in "Black
Cat" Hong Kong's even better version of Luc Bessons "La Femme Nikita".
Yes, it's more trashy, but it has got that hyperkinetic crazy pulse to it

 

An obscure but rock-hard and very entertaining
re-make of the french crime-action
Nikita.
Ex-model Jade Leung is a sensation and actually
i much prefer this from the Luc Besson film.

Black Cat

Direction: Stephen Chin, production: 1991

Cast: Jade Leung, Simon Yam
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Mega Star edition

 


The lovely Jade is back in a quite decent sequel
and this time she's on a spy mission in Russia.

Black Cat 2

Direction: Stephen Chin, production: 1993

Cast: Jade Leung, Robin Shou
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Mega Star edition

 


A pretty serious drama about women in jail.
Even though the title suggests it this film is
not a sequel in the Black Cat action series
.
Not sleazy at all, surprise, but quite good,
if obscure

Black Cat in Jail

Direction: Andy Ng, production: 1999

Cast: Jade Leung, Teresa Mak
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 

Beautiful Jade on the hunt for a sex killer with
a chainsaw in a unbelievably sleezy and nasty
Cat. III horror Only From Hong Kong!
Beware if sensitive

Peeping Tom

Direction: Ivan Lai, production: 1997

Cast: Jade Leung, Mark Cheng, Miho Nomoto
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

     
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Joyce Mina Godenzi
Godenzi (Go Lai-Hung/Go Li-Hong) ex-Miss HK, married to Sammo

 



Action classic directed by and with Sammo
Hung and considered to be the Hong Kong
version of Aldrich's "The Dirty Dozen" but
taking place in the Vietnam war and not WW2

Eastern Condors

Direction: Sammo Hung, production: 1987

Cast: Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Joyce Godenzi
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 

Slick and very entertaining entry to the Female
Cop Kicks Ass film genre and with the english
chinese Joyce Godenzi, Mrs. Hong, as a tough
cop fighting the triad mob. Great action flick
from the genre master Corey Yuen Kwai

She Shoots Straight

Direction: Corey Yuen Kwai, production: Sammo Hung 1989

Cast: Joyce Godenzi, Tony Leung, Sammo Hung
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

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Almen Wong
Almen Wong Pui Ha - One of HK's "Girls with Guns" actresses

 


Trashy B-Female Assassin action from the

HK Sleaze-Maestro Fok with Almen Wong
as the unstoppable leopard women Yien Yin,
the professional killer

Her Name is Cat

Direction: Clarence "Naked Killer" Fok, production: 1998

Cast: Almen Wong, Michael Wong
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Mei Ah edition

 


Action där HK-snut med hjälp av kung fu
experten Almen Wong slåss mot terrorister
i Filippinerna

Angel Cop - Final Crisis

Direction: Ma Yuk Sing (Lam Pak Hung), production: 2001
Cast: Almen Wong, Ng Yee Lee, Ben Ng
VCD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Profilm edition

     
Cynthia Khan
Legendary Action Heroine
The Taiwanese ex-dancer became something of a symbol for the HK
Girls with Guns film genre. Her alias was made of Rothrock & Yeoh

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Born in 1968, real name: Yang Li Tsing
Cynthia went through hard martial arts training to succeed Michelle
Yeoh in the popular film series In the Line of Duty

 


Cynthia Khan takes over the police badge after
Michelle Yeoh in a brilliant and intense action
and with a bunch of memorably ultra-nasty

jewellery thieves. Prime high-kinetic action

In the Line of Duty 3

Direction: Arhur Wong/Brandy Yuen, production: 1988

Cast: Cynthia Khan, Michiko Nishiwaki, Hiroshi Fyjioka
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 


A pretty good sequel partly filmed in Seattle,
USA, where Cynthia and Donnie Yen are on
the hunt after a gang of dope smugglers

In the Line of Duty 4

Direction: Yuen Woo Ping, production: 1989

Cast: Cynthia Khan, Donnie Yen, Michael Wong
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

 


Originally released as "In the Line of Duty 2" this
film was a sequel to Michelle Yeoh's 1986 "Royal
Warriors" A.K.A. "In the Line of Duty".

In the Line of Duty 5 - Middle Man (In the Line of Duty 2)

Direction: Cha Chuen Yee, production: 1987

Cast: Cynthia Khan, David Wu
DVD in cantonese audio with english subtitles, region all
Hong Kong Universe edition

     
Luchadoras
Mexican Female Power
A wild & totally unique mexican film genre

Lucha Libre
Mexican cult actress beauty Lorena Velasquez is
one of 2 female Lucha Libre wrestlers who fights
against pissed off mummies, crazed doctors, killer
robots and murderous leopard women
They are trash movie mexican icons horrors along with El Santo &
Blue Demon. For lovers of psychotronic film and beautiful women
READ MORE about Luchadoras films on my Mexican Film Page

 


First in a series of 5 or 6 films and in
this the girls fights a crazy surgeon and
his ape woman wrestler Vendetta.
Meet the lovelies, Gloria and Rubi

Doctor of Doom (El Medico asesino)/Wrestling Women vs.
The Aztec Mummy
(Las Luchadoras contra la momia)

Direction: René Cardona, production: 1962/1964 Mexico
Cast: Lorena Velazquez, Elisabeth Campbell, Armando Silvestre
DVD in english audio, black and white, region 1
US Something Weird Video -
a blurry and poor transfer

     
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