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    B-MOVIE BINGO: ABOVE THE LAW

    ABOVE THE LAW (1986)
    Showing Tuesday 9/5/2017 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Yuen Biao (EASTERN CONDORS, WHEELS ON MEALS) and Cynthia Rothrock (CHINA O’BRIEN, LADY DRAGON) star in this explosive action thriller classic, easily their finest work and also known as RIGHTING WRONGS. Yuen is a mild-mannered prosecutor who takes the law into his own hands, when the justice system fails to capture the most notorious criminals. As the police assign a tough gutsy inspector (Rothrock) to stop Yuen’s vigilante hunting out of court, another murder brings them together in the search for the real killer, who may or may not be one of their own! Already an instant classic among Hong Kong action fans, ABOVE THE LAW is filled with some of the best fight scenes ever filmed, and a hair-raising stunt finale that has yet to be surpassed!
     
    Directed by Corey Yuen (NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER, LETHAL LADY). 
     
    Here’s the trailer!

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: THE MAGIC CRYSTAL

    THE MAGIC CRYSTAL (1986)
    Showing Tuesday 8/2/2016 at The Hollywood Theatre

    While searching for a missing friend in Greece, jewel thief Andy Lau and his young son, Pin-Pin, stumble upon a plot involving KBG and Interpol agents, and a mysterious, glowing green crystal from space. They find their friend, Shen, in Athens being pursued because of this crystal, which he discreetly slips in Pin-Pin’s backpack. After discovering the glowing green rock in his pack, Pin-Pin soon finds himself able to communicate with it telepathically. The crystal houses the essence of an ancient extraterrestrial, and demonstrates a variety of super powers, including the ability to manipulate the thoughts and behavior of those nearby. It’s like combining The Force, a green light saber and E.T., and then making that into a lumpy green rock. Imagine how desirable a lumpy green rock with these powers would be to a devious mind!

    They form a bond and become friends, and find themselves caught between a villainous KGB agent, played by martial arts wizard Richard Norton, and a team of Interpol agents, led by our favorite heroine, Cynthia Rothrock. Only by working together can the friends of the Magic Crystal help it achieve its final destiny! Directed by Wong Jing.

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: MAGIC COP

    Hollywood030513MAGIC COP (1990)
    Showing Tuesday 3/5/2013 at The Hollywood Theatre

    MAGIC COP stars cult movie hero Lam Ching Ying as Uncle Feng, a unibrowed super-priest-cop who fights evil using his supernatural detective skills. Now, that should tell you all you need to know about the movie, and that it’s essential viewing for any person alive in the 21st Century. But there’s more. A lot more. The first thing to remember is this is not David Copperfield magic, or even Job Bluth “illusions”. Uncle Feng wields bizarre powers that are as wildly entertaining as they are completely confusing.

    In MAGIC COP, the local police are baffled by a woman who wouldn’t die when they shot her (she only died after being hit by a dump truck and crushed against a parked car). They call in Uncle Feng to investigate, having heard rumors of his supernatural detective techniques. He’s totally next-level, but is teamed up with a rookie because of a beef with the chief (he’s something of a lone wolf). Turns out a mysterious witch is re-animating corpses and using them to smuggle drugs, and it’s up to Uncle Feng to discover her hideout and put an end to her desecration of all that is holy.

    This film is vaguely related to the late 80s Hong Kong “Mr. Vampire” franchise, in which Ying plays a unibrowed super-priest… who fights evil (aka hopping vampire zombies). MAGIC COP is the same basic story in a modern setting (minus the hopping), with Ying transposing this iconic character into a new, but similar character (even down to the crazy eyebrows). Ying actually got typecast in this kind of role, and there are probably other movies where he’s got a unibrow, is a priest, and fights evil.  Directed by Stephen Tung.