The New Essential Guide to Hong Kong Movies
Rick Baker, Kenneth Miller, Jackie Chan, Cynthia Rothrock, Vincent Lyn
- 328 Pages
- February 13, 2024
- ISBN: 9781648210167
- Imprint: Rat Pack Books
- Trim Size: 6in x 9in x 0in
Extensively revised and expanded, The New Essential Guide to Hong Kong Movies includes over 670 film reviews, a poster gallery, and a look at the key studios that made Hong Kong cinema so amazing, along with insights into the Hong Kong movie industry written by global superstar Jackie Chan and Hong Kong film stars Cynthia Rothrock, and Vincent Lyn.
Rick Baker and Ken Miller have curated a huge selection of reviews of kung fu and swordplay films, gangster flicks, crime dramas, action, horror, fantasy, erotic, and assorted Category III films, sharing their love for these distinctive, kinetic, and sometimes utterly bizarre Hong Kong genre productions with an infectious enthusiasm.
He has been an adviser on the cult TV series The Incredibly Strange Picture Show, started the label Eastern Heroes Distribution which specializes in the release of Hong Kong movies on video and DVD, co-created the six-part TV series Stop! Kung Fu!, presented awards and was a panel guest at the 2022 Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival, in Times Square, NYC, and appears in the feature length, theatrically-released documentary Scala!!! or, The Incredibly Strange Rise and Fall of the World’s Wildest Cinema and How It Influenced a Mixed-Up Generation of Weirdos and Misfits, talking about the popular kung fu triple bill film shows he hosted at the venue.
Ken Miller is a contributor to Eastern Heroes magazine, and was the publisher of Imaginator magazine, which covered horror, fantasy, sci-fi, kung fu and action films, especially those from Hong Kong, as well as co-publisher of Film Extremes magazine. He was the co-creator of the six-part BBC entertainment show Stop! Kung Fu! (2001), a series hosted by Jonathan Ross, featuring a delirious deluge of awesome kung fu movie clips.
He has consulted on the BBC documentary Asian Invasion (2006), and Japanorama (2002), and wrote the screenplay for Kill ‘Em All (2012), a martial arts action thriller starring Hong Kong movie royalty Gordon Liu as the kung fu-skilled villain.