Synopses & Reviews
The cult of Asian action/exploitation/ martial arts movies has exploded into a phenomenon. Here's the one-of-a-kind guide for its millions of fans which includes:
* Starred reviews of more than 1,000 films
* Cast, credits, and release date
* The roots of martial arts movies
* Extensive director filmography
* The major players
* Fully illustrated
From the martial arts magic of Jackie Chan to the heroic bloodshed of John Woo, from the somber charm of Chow-Yun Fat to the demented horror of Ho Menga, this "definitive guide to contemporary Asian films", (Max Allan Collins) bring this fast, frenzied filmmaking to a brave new audience.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
About the Author
Thomas Weisser has been hooked on Asian cult cinema since 1985, when he happened to see Wolf Devil Woman. Since then, he has viewed countless films in the genre. He is also the author of Spaghetti Westerns: The Good, the Bad, and the Violent.