Two of Asian pop music’s biggest names — Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung — prove they’re a force to be reckoned with on-screen as well, with this gory action flick about a European vampire who’s gone mad and is wreaking havoc by drawing blueblood from his peers. The sole survivor heads for Hong Kong to hide out and soon falls in love with a mortal there. Jackie Chan makes a cameo appearance.
Renowned action film director Lam started his filmmaking career in the 1980s in production, acting and action choreography. In 1997, he made his directing debut in Option Zero. A year later, he won the Best Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Beast Cops (co-directed with Gordon Chan). His subsequent works, like Jiang Hu: The Triad Zone, Hit Team, Tiramisu, Twins Effect, Naked Ambition, Heat Team and Love on the Rocks, have been consistently embraced by critics. Famous for his thorough research, his movies often infused with a strong sense of reality. —asianmediawiki
A sharp-skilled martial artist who has gone on to a successful career as a director and choreographer, Donnie Yen has found success in both his homeland China and in the hustle and bustle of Tinsletown. Working on projects ranging from the traditional Chinese martial-arts period piece Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) to the bone-crunching science fiction-vampire opus Blade II, Yen has distinguished himself as a formidable figure in the ranks of action cinema.
Born in Canton, China, in July 1963, Yen’s family moved to Hong Kong when Yen was two, again relocating to Boston, MA, when he was 11. It was in Boston that his mother, Bow Sim-Mark, a famous Wushu and Tai Chi master, ran the internationally famous Chinese Wushu Research Institute. A musically inclined youngster who excelled at the piano, Yen was educated by his mother in the martial arts from the moment he took his first steps. An addiction to Hong Kong cinema only fueled the energetic teenager’s love for martial arts… read more