“OldBoy!” “Hard-Boiled!” Greatest Asian Action Ever!

Time To Hammer Home Some Classic Asian Action Thrillers!

oldboy

You know the image…YOU MUST. It’s simply one of the great Asian thrillers of all time: the classic “OLDBOY.”

best action movie ever

The scene in the corridor is, for my money, the best action scene ever choreographed – no disrespect to the legendary Bruce Lee! It’s brutal – and all one take! Director Chan-wook Park also directed the classic “Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance”, which I covered here, in my look at some of the world’s most shocking thrillers:


https://jrsploitation.com/2013/09/07/vampires-vengeance-cold-fish-world-exploitation-shockers/

He’s a brilliant film maker, but the beginning of the new age of Asian action began with Director John Woo:

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John Woo has directed some great action films, like the terrific “Face/Off” with Nicolas Cage and John Travolta…but THIS is where it all began:

The-Killer

“The Killer” is the greatest action film ever made…and talk about “pulp fiction!” That’s what makes John Woo film so great – the action flows form compelling stories! And of course, there are images like this one:

Hard-Boiled

The opening scene in “Hard Boiled” – the bannister entrance – is another Woo classic…and both films star Chow Yun-Fat, who has never been better…but why am I telling you all this?

Because you need to click on the story below to find out all about these three great Asian action classics!

http://johnrieber.com/2012/06/30/killer-assassins-hard-boiled-killers-death-by-hammer-classic-asian-thrillers/

Leave a comment and let me know which one is best – or the “mostest brilliant!”

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