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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOHN WOO


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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 04 2005 - 01:35 AM

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)



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#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 04 2005 - 01:36 AM

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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) Posted Image Posted Image
The Hire: Hostage (2002)
Windtalkers (2002) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Mission: Impossible II (2000) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Blackjack (1998)
Face/Off (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Once a Thief (1996)
Broken Arrow (1996) Posted Image Posted Image
Hard Target (1993) Posted Image Posted Image
Hard-Boiled (1992) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Once a Thief (1991) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Bullet in the Head (1990) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Tragic Heroes (1989) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Killer (1989) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Better Tomorrow II (1987) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
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Heroes Shed No Tears (1986) Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 04 2005 - 02:30 AM

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)

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#4 of 23 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted June 04 2005 - 03:20 AM

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All the Invisible Children (2005) (segment "Song Song and Little Cat")
Paycheck (2003) Posted Image Posted Image
The Hire: Hostage (2002)
Windtalkers (2002) Posted Image Posted Image
Mission: Impossible II (2000) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Blackjack (1998) (TV)
Face/Off (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the Blu)
Once a Thief (1996) (TV)
Broken Arrow (1996) Posted Image
Hard Target (1993) Posted Image
Hard-Boiled (1992) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Once a Thief (1991)
Bullet in the Head (1990)
Tragic Heroes (1989)
The Killer (1989) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
A Better Tomorrow (1986) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (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 of 23 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted June 04 2005 - 03:34 AM

Paycheck (2003) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Windtalkers (2002) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Mission: Impossible II (2000) Posted Image Posted Image
Face/Off (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Broken Arrow (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Hard Target (1993) Posted Image Posted Image
Hard-Boiled (1992) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Once a Thief (1991) Posted Image Posted Image
Bullet in the Head (1990) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Killer (1989) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Better Tomorrow II (1987) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Better Tomorrow (1986) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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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#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted June 04 2005 - 03:35 AM

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Bullet in the Head - 1/2
 

#7 of 23 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted June 04 2005 - 04:36 AM

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.

#8 of 23 OFFLINE   Thi Them

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Posted June 04 2005 - 01:23 PM

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.

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#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted June 05 2005 - 01:50 AM

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

#10 of 23 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted June 05 2005 - 03:16 PM

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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#11 of 23 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted June 07 2005 - 10:04 PM

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#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Ric Bagoly

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Posted June 16 2005 - 10:25 AM

1. Face / Off

2. The Killer

3. Broken Arrow

4. Mission Impossible 2

5. Hard Target
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#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted September 08 2005 - 01:07 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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#14 of 23 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted September 17 2005 - 01:49 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted December 08 2005 - 10:47 AM

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.

#16 of 23 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted December 27 2005 - 10:10 PM

Updated with Bullet in the Head.

#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted February 03 2006 - 09:25 AM

Updated with A Better Tomorrow (1986).

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Posted February 21 2006 - 05:41 AM

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#19 of 23 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted July 06 2006 - 01:02 PM

Updated with Hard-Boiled (1992).

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Posted November 30 2006 - 09:50 AM

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