Friday, September 28, 2012

One Day ($9.99)

After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.

Director: Lone Scherfig

Writers: David Nicholls (screenplay), David Nicholls (book)

Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess and Patricia Clarkson 

 


WAITING FOR FOREVER ($9.99)

Emma (Rachel Bilson) and Will (Tom Sturridge) are best friends since childhood; they lost touch a long time ago—as far as she knows. She is back in their hometown, because her father is sick and dying. Emma hasn't just come home to be with her father, but she is also trying to leave behind her complicated love life and career as a TV actress. She has a strained relationship with her mother. While a man and a woman are giving Will a ride back home, Will tells them the story of how he fell in love with Emma and how she was with him when his parents died. Upon arrival he visits his brother Jim, a banker, who believes Will has mental problems because of the death of their parents that took place when Will was very young.
Will stays with his childhood friend Joe. While Will was practicing how he is going to tell Emma how he feels about her, Joe comes as Will tells him that he is going to announce his love for her today or tomorrow. However, Emma's boyfriend follows her home because he wants to reconcile, staying at a local hotel.
Will and Emma spend the day together, reminiscing on times passed. She admits her unfaithfulness to her boyfriend, who wants to marry her.

Monday, March 5, 2012

True Legend ($9.99)

True Legend is a 2010 martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun, Jay Chou, Michelle Yeoh, Andy On, David Carradine, Guo Xiaodong, Feng Xiaogang, Cung Le, Gordon Liu, Bryan Leung and Jacky Heung.
Martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping, returns to film directing for the first time since 1996 film Tai Chi Boxer.
The film has been shown in both 2D and 3D, and was promoted as the first Chinese 3-D film. It was a rather large financial loss for producer Bill Kong, making only RMB 46.5 million (US$6.82 million) against an estimated budget of US$20 million. It was released in the U.S. on May 13, 2011 by the distribution company Indomina, where it grossed US$62,200 during its run.







Friday, March 2, 2012

Legend of seven monks ($7.99)


Legend of Seven Monks 

(2006)

Masutâ obu sandâ: Kessen!! Fuuma ryuuko-den (original title)Director: Kenji Tanigaki Writers: Kenji Tanigaki, Aoki Mao Stars: Baudouin Euloge Adogony, Rina Akiyama and Sonny Chiba


 

 

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring ($9.99)

This film takes place in an isolated lake, where an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him that teaches to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.
Director:Ki-duk Kim
Writer: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh and Jong-ho Kim 





he film is divided into five segments (the five seasons of the title), each segment depicting a different stage in the life of a Buddhist monk. The segments are roughly ten to twenty years apart, and the action of each takes place during the season of its title.

Spring

We are introduced to the life of the very young Buddhist apprentice living with his master on a small floating monastery, drifting on a lake in the serene forested mountains of Korea. The apprentice and his master live a life of prayer and meditation, using an old rowboat to reach the bank of the lake where they regularly go walking, for exercise and to collect herbs. One day, in a creek amongst the rocky hills, the apprentice torments a fish by tying a small stone to it with string and laughing as it struggles to swim. Shortly after, he does the same to a frog and a snake; his master quietly observes on all three occasions, and that night ties a large, smooth rock to the apprentice as he sleeps. In the morning, he tells his apprentice that he cannot take off the rock until he unties the creatures he tormented - adding that if any of them have died, he will "carry the stone in his heart forever". The boy struggles with the load on his back through the forest, and finds the fish, lying dead at the bottom of the creek, finds the frog still alive and struggling where he left it, and finds the snake in a pool of blood, presumably attacked and killed by another animal, unable to get away. The master watches as the boy begins to cry heavily at seeing what he has done to the snake.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ($9.99)

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: Du Lu Wang (book), Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay), and 2 more credits »

Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang





Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is a martial-arts film, released in 2000, directed by Ang Lee, and starring Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen. It was the first wuxia film to gain widespread Western acclaim; it won many awards, including four Oscars, and opened the wuxia genre to huge new audiences.

 

A noble and well-known Wudang fighter, Li Mubai, decides to retire in 1778 after his failure to find the murderer of his master. This murderer was his mistress, Jade Fox, who was embittered by his refusal to teach a woman the Wudang technique. Although his estranged Lady of War friend, Yu Shu-Lien, tries to talk him out of it, Li asks her to deliver his famed sword, the Green Destiny, to a friend, Sir Te, so Li can leave his warrior past behind. Knowing the sword's deadly potential, however, Sir Te asks Shu Lien to have it safely stored in capital of Beijing instead. When Yu delivers the Green Destiny to the house of a governor, she meets the governor's headstrong daughter, the Rebellious Princess Jen, and they become close owing to Jen's fascination with Shu Lien's free warrior life. Shu Lien realizes that Jen resents her Arranged Marriage, longing to become a romantic adventurer like those of fairy tales.However, a theft of the Green Destiny at night leads Shu Lien pursuing a masked assailant, and although the thief escapes with the sword, Yu comes across valuable information when she realizes that the thief is well-versed in the arts of Wudang. Li joins the investigation, and the two realize that Jade Fox had been posing as Jen's governess for a long time to avoid the authorities, including Inspector Tsai, who has been pursuing her in revenge for the death of his wife. Jade Fox challenges and kills Tsai in a secret showdown at night, but Li arrives and soundly defeats Jade Fox, who is saved only by the appearance of the thief, revealed to be Jen. Jen had, in fact, been the apprentice of Jade Fox, learning Wudang techniques from her, but Jade Fox quickly realizes that Jen had read the Wudang scriptures that Jade Fox, illiterate, had stolen, and surpassed the master in skill. Furthermore, a desert bandit who was once Jen's lover, Lo, arrives to disrupt her wedding.And thus begins a chase of conflicting agendas and motivations, Li who wants to avenge his master's murder and pass his skills to the proper apprentice he sees in Jen, Shu Lien who wants to steer Jen back onto the right path and end this investigation, Jade Fox who wants to kill Li (and Jen out of jealousy for surpassing her), Lo who wants to take Jen away and marry her, and Jen herself, who just wants to be free...

 

OTHER USED DVDs

1.CASINO ROYALE - 2006 ($9.99)
PG13 144 min  -  Action | Adventure | Crime  17 November 2006 (USA) In his first mission, James Bond must stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations, from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.

Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Judi Dench

Director: Martin Campbell Writers:Neal Purvis (screenplay), Robert Wade (screenplay).

  CASINO ROYALE



2. TROY ($9.99)












An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.



Director: Wolfgang PetersenWriters: Homer (poem), David Benioff (screenplay)



 Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom









TROY





 



 



3.GLADIATOR (2000 film) $11.99 US
In AD 180, General Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) leads the Roman army to a decisive victory against Germanic tribes at Vindobona, ending a long war on the Roman frontier and earning the esteem of the elderly Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris). Though he has a son, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the dying emperor wishes to grant temporary leadership to Maximus, hoping eventually to return power to the Roman Senate. When his father tells him of the decision, Commodus, already bitter that Marcus favors Maximus over him, murders his father in a fit of rage and claims the throne.







  GLADIATOR






Maximus realizes the truth about Marcus' death, but is betrayed by his friend, General Quintus (Tomas Arana), who reluctantly instructs the Praetorian guards to carry out Commodus' order to execute Maximus and his wife (Giannina Facio) and son (Giorgio Cantarini). Maximus manages to escape, and races home only to find he was too late to save his family. After burying them, Maximus is found unconscious by slave traders and taken to Zucchabar, a Roman city in North Africa. There, he is bought by Proximo (Oliver Reed), and forced to fight for his life as a gladiator in arena tournaments. During this time, he befriends gladiators Juba (Djimon Hounsou), and Hagen (Ralf Möeller). Juba tells Maximus to have faith that he will be reunited with his family in the afterlife.Maximus proves a fierce gladiator; with nothing left to live for, he is fearless in the arena. He ultimately reaches the prestigious Roman Colosseum, where his group is contracted to fight in a tribute to the Battle of Carthage. Concealing his identity with a helmet, he skillfully leads a band of gladiators to defeat an opposing chariot and archer force, earning the crowd's praise. Forced to reveal himself to a stunned Commodus in the arena afterward, the crowd votes to spare his life, and Commodus appeases them by doing so. Maximus later wins against the undefeated gladiator Tigris, as well as tigers released into the arena, yet refuses to obey Commodus' command to perform the coup de grâce. As a result, he is declared "Maximus the Merciful" by the crowd, increasing his popularity and further frustrating Commodus, who cannot kill Maximus without making him a martyr.

Gladiator

In AD 180, General Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) leads the Roman army to a decisive victory against Germanic tribes at Vindobona, ending a long war on the Roman frontier and earning the esteem of the elderly Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris). 
Though he has a son, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the dying emperor wishes to grant temporary leadership to Maximus, hoping eventually to return power to the Roman Senate. When his father tells him of the decision, Commodus, already bitter that Marcus favors Maximus over him, murders his father in a
fit of rage and claims the throne.

Maximus realizes the truth about Marcus' death, but is betrayed by his friend, General Quintus (Tomas Arana), who reluctantly instructs the Praetorian guards to carry out Commodus' order to execute Maximus and his wife (Giannina Facio) and son (Giorgio 

Cantarini). Maximus manages to escape, and races home only to find he was too late to save his family. After burying them, Maximus is found unconscious by slave traders and taken to Zucchabar, a Roman city in North Africa. There, he is bought by Proximo (Oliver Reed), and forced to fight for his life as a gladiator in arena tournaments. During this time, he befriends gladiators Juba (Djimon Hounsou), and Hagen (Ralf Möeller).

HONGKONG MASTER COLLECTION ($14.99)

Action DVD 3 Pack




The Iron Fisted Monk ($9.99)

The Iron-Fisted Monk (Chinese: 三德和尚与舂米六) (aka San de huo shang yu chong mi liu) is a 1977 Hong Kong martial arts action film written and directed by Sammo Hung his directorial debut. Film starred Hung, Chen Sing and James Tien.





THE BANQUET ($9.99)


The Banquet (2006)
Ye yan (original title)

N-R  131 min  -  Action | Drama | Fantasy   -  14 September 2006 (Hong Kong)

A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet. 
Director: Xiaogang Feng 
Writers: William Shakespeare (play), Heyu Sheng.
 Stars: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge and Daniel Wu




Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Rebel ($7.99)


The Rebel (Vietnamese: Dòng Máu Anh Hùng) is a 2007 Vietnamese martial arts film directed by Charlie Nguyen and starring Johnny Tri Nguyen and Dustin Nguyen. It premiered on April 12, 2007 at the Vietnamese International Film Festival in Irvine, California. It was released on April 27, 2007 in Hanoi and Saigon City and played as the Closing Night film at the 2007 VC FilmFest in Los Angeles.
Vietnam in 1922 is under colonial French ruling, and anti-French rebellions by peasants have emerged all over the country. In response, the French have activated units of Vietnamese secret agents to track and destroy the rebels. One agent is Le Van Cuong. Although branded with a perfect track record, Cuong's inner conscience is troubled by the sea of Vietnamese blood he has spilled. Following an assassination of a high ranking French official, Cuong is assigned to seek and kill the notorious leader of the resistance. Cuong encounters Vo Thanh Thuy, a relentless revolutionary fighter and the daughter of the rebel leader. She is captured and imprisoned by Cuong's cruel superior, Sy. Cuong suspects that Sy knew about the attack on the French official before it happened, and could have prevented it. Suspicious, he warns Thuy that her organization has a mole, helps break her out of prison and becomes a fugitive himself. Her fiery patriotism inspires Cuong, and he develops feelings for the young woman as well. Meanwhile, Sy is tracking Cuong and Thuy, knowing the pair will lead him to Thuy's father.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

All In Korean: 올인 ($19.99) 4 DISKS

All In (Korean: 올인) is a South Korean television drama series broadcast by SBS in 2003, starring Lee Byung-hun and Song Hye-kyo. The fierce competition in the casino world is thoroughly seen through this drama, as the ambitions of two men clash with each other: for money, success, and love. It was inspired by the life of professional poker player Jimmy Cha.








Tuesday, February 28, 2012

THE POSTMAN FIGHTS BACK ($7.99)


The Republiic of China was still young, Shihai and the warlords were against Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Long and his gang roamed the northern mountain areas. They are known as "The Pigtails" for the pigtails they wear. Because of the stratgic importance of the northern mountains Jiao sends his envoy.
Director: Ronny Yu
Writers: Kang Chien Chiu, Ronny Yu.

Stars: Ka-Yan Leung, Cherie Chung and Yun-Fat Chow 

 

THE PROMISE ($7.99)



Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision.
Director: Kaige Chen
 
Writer: Kaige Chen
Stars: Cecilia Cheung, Dong-gun Jang and Hiroyuki Sanada 

THE KILLER - John Woo - Yun-Fat Chow ($8.99)



A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. 
Director: John Woo 
Writer: John Woo 
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh 

RED WOLF ($7.99)

A group of terrorists murder the captain of a cruise ship and take everyone hostage. Their plan is to steal the uranium being stored in the ship's safe. It's up to a security officer and a pickpocketing cocktail waitress to stop them.Director:Woo-ping YuenWriter:Ricky NgStars:Steve Brettingham, Wing Cho and Collin Chou

ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA TRILOGY ($19.99)

Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy [2 Discs] [DVD] by Tsui Hark in MoviesDirected by Tsui Hark - Starring Jet Li, Yuen Biao, Jacky CheungColumbia TriStar - Rated R - 359 min - Action Comedy - Region: 1 (USA & territories, Canada)Once Upon a Time in China, Once Upon a Time in China II, Once Upon a Time in China III 

TAI CHI MASTER - JET LI MICHELLE YEAO ($7.99)

Directed by Yuen Woo Ping - Starring Jet Li, Michelle YeohWeinstein Company - Rated R - 96 min - Martial ArtsHong Kong star Jet Li portrays the inventor of T'ai Chi in this entertaining if not historically accurate martial-arts movie. Junbao (Li) and Tienbao (Chin Siu-Ho) are a pair of young monks studying kung fu in a Shaolin temple. Junbao is balanced and humble, but Tienbao is competitive and eager to advance. The two are wrongfully accused of cheating during a tournament and are expelled. From there they take radically different paths. Tienbao becomes a mercenary for an evil warlord, and Junbao joins a rebel group led by Michelle Yeoh. Tienbao betrays Junbao; Junbao loses his memory in the resulting fight. While recuperating, he develops the… more »

SO CLOSE ($7.99)


*So Close* (simplified Chinese: 夕阳天使; traditional Chinese: 夕陽天使; Chik yeung tin see) is a 2002 action film directed by Corey Yuen and starring Shu Qi, Karen Mok and Zhao Wei. The English title is derived from The Carpenters' song Close to You, which has a prominent role in the film.
Ai Lin (Shu Qi) and her sister Ai Quan (Zhao Wei) are computer hackers, assassins and espionage specialists who use their late father's secret satellite technology to give them the advantage over their rivals and law enforcement. They first assassinate the chairman of a top Chinese company.


After their successful mission, Police Detective named Kong Yat Hung (Karen Mok) is assigned to their case and is able to track them down. The cat-and-mouse chase becomes more complicated when Lin and Ai Quan become the targets of the very people who originally hired them.

HERO - JET LI


Hero is a 2002 wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the film is based on the story of Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC.Hero was first released in China on October 24, 2002. At that time, it was the most expensive project[2] and the highest-grossing motion picture in Chinese film history.[citation needed] Miramax Films owned the American market distribution rights, but delayed the release of the film for nearly two years. It was finally presented by Quentin Tarantino to American theaters on August 27, 2004.


FEARLESS - JETLI ($7.99)

Fearless, known in Chinese as Huo Yuanjia and Jet Li's Fearless in the United Kingdom and the United States, is a 2006 film directed by Ronny Yu and starring Jet Li. It is loosely based on the life of Huo Yuanjia, a famous Chinese martial artist who challenged foreign fighters in highly publicised events, restoring pride and nationalism to China at a time when Western imperialism and Japanese manipulation were eroding the country during the last few years before the birth of the Republic of China. Li stated in an interview that this film is his last wushu martial arts epic, a point also made in the film's television promotions and other publicity.Fearless was released on January 26, 2006 in Hong Kong, on June 23, 2006 in the United Kingdom, and on September 22, 2006 in the United States

Contract Killer - Jet Li ($7.99)

Contract Killer Jet Li (1998)-Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon, but things complicate when the tycoon is killed and he is forced to ally with a misfortunate hitman to find the "King of the Hitman."

BUTTERFLY SWORD ($7.99)

Butterfly and Sword is a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia film loosely based on the novel Liuxing Hudie Jian by Gu Long. Directed by Michael Mak, the film starred Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Jimmy Lin, Joey Wong and Donnie Yen.


Plot

Butterfly has nothing to do with the martial arts world. Her father was once a renowned member of the martial arts world, but she is just another young girl deeply in love with Meng Sing Wan. They live happily in a small hut next to a river, where he spends time trying to catch fish, and writing poetry. From time to time, Sing has to go away on business to earn money, that's what he tells her anyway, but the horrifying truth is that he is an assassin.