Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | August 12, 2015

    Jill Owens: IMG Eli Gottlieb: The Powells.com Interview



    Eli GottliebEli Gottlieb has done something unusual — he's written two novels, 20 years apart, from opposing but connected perspectives. The Boy Who Went... Continue »
    1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Best Boy

      Eli Gottlieb 9781631490477

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$2.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Film and Television- World Cinema

Sex and Zen & a Bullet in the Head: The Essential Guide to Hong Kong's Mind-Bending Films

by

Sex and Zen & a Bullet in the Head: The Essential Guide to Hong Kong's Mind-Bending Films Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Far from the orbit of Planet Hollywood, the new cinema of Hong Kong beckons. andlt;BRandgt; Gone are the flying pigtails and contrived fist-thuds of your father's favorite chopsockies. These are punch-straight entertainers, movies juddering with the excitement that put the "motion" in motion pictures. Dodge a thousand bullets as you contemplate the heroic gangster-knights of Master Director John Woo. Watch international superstar Jackie Chan perform action-comedy on the edge of peril. Wrap your imagination in the fantasy of director Tsui Hark, who proffers comely ghosts floating on silk, otherworldly romance, and no-joke witches and demons. And there's much more! Fighting femme flicks featuring fatales hiking up their designer dresses and bouncing spike heels off the bad guy's forehead. Stylish tragedies rivaling the best of Hollywood noir. Brain-boiling monster weirdies to delight the grindhouse faithful. Subtitles that mangle the English language into fabulous new mutations.

About the Author

andlt;/Bandgt;Authors andlt;Bandgt;Stefan Hammondandlt;/Bandgt; and andlt;Bandgt;Mike Wilkinsandlt;/Bandgt; (co-author of andlt;Iandgt;The New Roadside Americaandlt;/Iandgt;) met in the front row of San Francisco's now-shuttered Pagoda Palace Theater in 1987, where both had gone to watch andlt;Iandgt;The Ghost Snatchers.andlt;/Iandgt; Now they share the results of their long devotion to the form. They give you their picks for which movies to rent, where to rent them in North America, what to look for once you do, and even film titles in Chinese characters. Zealously written and incredibly entertaining, andlt;Iandgt;Sex and Zen andamp;amp; A Bullet in the Headandlt;/Iandgt; is the perfect companion to the over-the-edge mayhem of Hong Kong film.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684803418
Subtitle:
The Essential Guide to Hong Kong's Mind-bending Films
With:
Wilkins, Mike
With:
Wilkins, Mike
Author:
Wilkins, Mike
Author:
Hammond, Stefan
Foreword:
Chan, Jackie
Author:
Chan, Jackie
Publisher:
Touchstone
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
China
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental, in motion pictures.
Subject:
Martial arts films.
Subject:
Motion pictures -- China -- Hong Kong -- Catalogs.
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
O
Publication Date:
19960819
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 B-W PHOTOS THRU OUT
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.37x7.37x.74 in. .92 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Frontier House Used Hardcover $8.50
  2. The New York Times Guide to the Best... New Trade Paper $30.95
  3. Hong Kong Babylon :an insider's... Used Hardcover $1.95
  4. Six Feet Under: Better Living... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  5. Wong Kar-Wai's Ashes in Time (New... Used Trade Paper $9.50
  6. Wong Kar-Wai's Happy Together (New... Used Trade Paper $9.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Film Guides
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » World Cinema

Sex and Zen & a Bullet in the Head: The Essential Guide to Hong Kong's Mind-Bending Films Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$2.95 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Fireside Books - English 9780684803418 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.