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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOHN WOO

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

    JOHN WOO

    Reign of Assassins (2010)

    Red Cliff II (2009)
    Red Cliff (2008)
    All the Invisible Children (2005) (segment "Song Song and Little Cat")
    The Robinsons: Lost in Space (2004) (TV)
    Paycheck (2003)
    The Hire: Hostage (2002)
    Windtalkers (2002)
    Mission: Impossible II (2000)
    Blackjack (1998) (TV)
    Face/Off (1997)
    Once a Thief (1996) (TV)
    Broken Arrow (1996)
    Hard Target (1993)
    Hard-Boiled (1992)
    Once a Thief (1991)
    Bullet in the Head (1990)
    Tragic Heroes (1989)
    The Killer (1989)
    A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
    A Better Tomorrow (1986)
    Heroes Shed No Tears (1986)
    Run Tiger Run hu (1985)
    The Time You Need a Friend (1984)
    Plain Jane to the Rescue (1982)
    Laughing Times (1981)
    To Hell with the Devil (1981)
    Follow the Star (1978)
    Hello, Late Homecomers (1978)
    Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1978)
    Money Crazy (1977)
    From Riches to Rags (1977)
    Hand of Death (1976)
    Princess Chang Ping (1975)
    The Dragon Tamers (1974)
    The Young Dragons (1974)
    Fists of the Double K (1973)
    Accidentaly (1968)
    Dead Knot (1968) (co-director)
     
  2. Jim_K

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    JOHN WOO (1946 - )


    Reign of Assassins (2010)
    Red Cliff II (2009)
    Red Cliff (2008)
    All the Invisible Children (2005) (segment "Song Song and Little Cat")
    The Robinsons: Lost in Space (2004)
    Paycheck (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Hire: Hostage (2002)
    Windtalkers (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mission: Impossible II (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blackjack (1998)
    Face/Off (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Once a Thief (1996)
    Broken Arrow (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hard Target (1993) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hard-Boiled (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Once a Thief (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bullet in the Head (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tragic Heroes (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Killer (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Better Tomorrow II (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Better Tomorrow (1986)
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    Heroes Shed No Tears (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Run Tiger Run hu (1985)
    The Time You Need a Friend (1984)
    Plain Jane to the Rescue (1982)
    Laughing Times (1981)
    To Hell with the Devil (1981)
    Follow the Star (1978)
    Hello, Late Homecomers (1978)
    Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Money Crazy (1977)
    From Riches to Rags (1977)
    Hand of Death (1976)
    Princess Chang Ping (1975)
    The Dragon Tamers (1974)
    The Young Dragons (1974)
    Fists of the Double K (1973)
    Accidentaly (1968)
    Dead Knot (1968)
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    JOHN WOO

    Seen: 5
    Like: 3
    Own: 3

    Rank order:

    The Killer (1989)
    Hard-Boiled (1992)
    Mission: Impossible II (2000)
    A Better Tomorrow (1986)
    Face/Off (1997)
     
  4. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    All the Invisible Children (2005) (segment "Song Song and Little Cat")
    Paycheck (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Hire: Hostage (2002)
    Windtalkers (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mission: Impossible II (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Blackjack (1998) (TV)
    Face/Off (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Once a Thief (1996) (TV)
    Broken Arrow (1996) [​IMG]
    Hard Target (1993) [​IMG]
    Hard-Boiled (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Once a Thief (1991)
    Bullet in the Head (1990)
    Tragic Heroes (1989)
    The Killer (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
    A Better Tomorrow (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Heroes Shed No Tears (1986)
    Run Tiger Run hu (1985)
    The Time You Need a Friend (1984)
    Plain Jane to the Rescue (1982)
    Laughing Times (1981)
    To Hell with the Devil (1981)
    Follow the Star (1978)
    Hello, Late Homecomers (1978)
    Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1978)
    Money Crazy (1977)
    From Riches to Rags (1977)
    Hand of Death (1976)
    Princess Chang Ping (1975)
    The Dragon Tamers (1974)
    The Young Dragons (1974)
    Fists of the Double K (1973)
    Accidentaly (1968)
    Dead Knot (1968) (co-director)

    Seen 9
    Own 5
     
  5. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    Paycheck (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Windtalkers (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mission: Impossible II (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Face/Off (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Broken Arrow (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hard Target (1993) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hard-Boiled (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Once a Thief (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bullet in the Head (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Killer (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Better Tomorrow II (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Better Tomorrow (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Heroes Shed No Tears (1986)
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    Rankings

    1)Hard-Boiled (I saw this before The Killer and went totally nuts over it, my favorite HK thriller, although there are a number of HK martial arts movies I love more)
    2)Face-Off
    3)The Killer (I loved it up till the last few minutes, the painful climax to that incredible never-ending shootout was so overwrought and unnecessary it made me cringe and knocks it off 2nd place)
    4)A Bullet in the Head
    5)A Better Tomorrow
    6)A Better Tomorrow II
    7)Broken Arrow
    8)Windtalkers
    9)Paycheck
    10)Mission Impossible II
     
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    Mission Impossible II - [​IMG][​IMG]
    Bullet in the Head - 1/2
     
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    Paycheck (2003)
    The Hire: Hostage (2002)
    Windtalkers (2002)
    Mission: Impossible II (2000)

    Blackjack (1998) (TV)
    Face/Off (1997)
    Once a Thief (1996) (TV)
    Broken Arrow (1996)
    Hard Target (1993)
    Hard-Boiled (1992)

    Once a Thief (1991)
    Bullet in the Head (1990)
    Tragic Heroes (1989)
    The Killer (1989)
    A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
    A Better Tomorrow (1986)

    Heroes Shed No Tears (1986)
    Run Tiger Run hu (1985)
    The Time You Need a Friend (1984)
    Plain Jane to the Rescue (1982)
    Laughing Times (1981)
    To Hell with the Devil (1981)
    Follow the Star (1978)
    Hello, Late Homecomers (1978)
    Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1978)
    Money Crazy (1977)
    From Riches to Rags (1977)
    Hand of Death (1976)
    Princess Chang Ping (1975)
    The Dragon Tamers (1974)
    The Young Dragons (1974)
    Fists of the Double K (1973)
    Accidentaly (1968)
    Dead Knot (1968) (co-director)


    Bolded films I've seen.
     
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    1. The Killer
    2. Face/Off
    3. Hard Boiled
    4. Broken Arrow
    5. MI2, Bullet in the Head

    I don't remember A Better Tomorrow, Once a Thief, Hard Target, and Black Jack well enough.

    ~T
     
  9. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

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    Ranking:

    a fav:
    1. The Killer

    still like:
    2. Face/Off
    3. Hard Boiled
    4. A Better Tomorrow
    5. A Better Tomorrow II
    6. Paycheck
    7. Broken Arrow

    not that much:
    8. Once a Thief
    9. Bullet in the Head
    10. Hard Target
    11. Mission Impossible 2
    12. Windtalkers
     
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    Brook K Lead Actor

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    1. A Better Tomorrow - A (also one of my all-time favorite movie titles)
    2. Hard-Boiled - A
    3. Bullet In The Head - A (despite containing a blatant ripoff of The Deer Hunter, this is still outstanding, powerful stuff)
    4. The Killer - A-
    5. A Better Tomorrow II - A- (silly, but a lot of fun)
    6. Face/Off - B+
    7. Mission Impossible II - B

    *I think Dead Knot is the student film included on the Criterion Hard-Boiled DVD. If so I give it an A-.

    Own: 3 (Seems like every edition of Better Tomorrow has some kind of problem so I haven't bought it. There probably is a better edition of Bullet available now, but when I was really buying DVD's there was just the sucky Mei-Ah)

    Not sure why I never rented Once A Thief. Interested in other HK movies from seeing a bunch of the trailers on the Crit DVD. Not really interested in the US stuff I haven't seen.
     
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    1. Face / Off

    2. The Killer

    3. Broken Arrow

    4. Mission Impossible 2

    5. Hard Target
     
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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    Ratings on a scale of * to *****:

    1: The Killer (1989) *****
    2: Bullet in the Head (1990) *****
    3: A Better Tomorrow (1986) ***½
    4: Broken Arrow (1996) ***½
    5: Hard Target (1993) ***½
    6: Hard-Boiled (1992) ***
    7: Face/Off (1997) **½
    8: Windtalkers (2002) **
    9: Paycheck (2003) **

    Own 3

    I've gotta say that Hard-Boiled was quite underwhelming. It contains nowhere near the amount of emotional resonance as The Killer or Bullet in the Head, and the action, while well staged, becomes stale and repetitive by film's end.
     
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    Updated with Bullet in the Head.
     
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    Updated with A Better Tomorrow (1986).
     
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    Scott_MacD Supporting Actor

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    The Killer (1989) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Hard-Boiled (1992) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    Face/Off (1997) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Hard Target (1993) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Bullet in the Head (1990) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Broken Arrow (1996) - [​IMG][​IMG]
    A Better Tomorrow (1986) - [​IMG][​IMG]
    Windtalkers (2002) - [​IMG]
    Paycheck (2003) - [​IMG]
     
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    Updated with Hard-Boiled (1992).
     
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    Face/Off (1997) - 3/10
    Hard-Boiled (1992) - 7/10
    Bullet in the Head (1990) - 7/10
    The Killer (1989) - 7/10
    A Better Tomorrow (1986) - 6/10
     

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