TSUI HARK'S VAMPIRE HUNTERS
Filmjerk have posted a review of Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters.
'After a career in Asia that led him to be hailed as the ?Hong Kong Spielberg? in Time Magazine, director Tsui Hark joined his contemporaries like John Woo, Chow Yun-Fat and Jackie Chan as the leaders in an Asian Invasion of Hollywood nearly a decade ago. Unlike his colleagues, Hark never found an American project that would give him the kind of international success he enjoyed with films like ?Once Upon A Time in China? and ?Zu Warriors.? Like French filmmaker Luc Besson, he made two commercially unsuccessful films in the States before leaving for home, where he has reclaimed his spot as one of the region?s most influential filmmakers. And while his latest feature is being billed as ?Tsui Hark?s Vampire Hunters,? he acts only as writer and producer here. As directed by veteran Hong Kong filmmaker Wellson Chin, ?Vampire Hunters? is a passable attempt to mix the cheesy do-it-yourself effects of Sam Raimi?s first two ?Evil Dead? movies with the historical epic on a budget aesthetics of a ?The Bride With White Hair.? While it never quite equals the levels of its obvious influences, it is still worth watching to the end...'
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