Movies Like The Descent (2005) On Criterionchannel

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Usually, when your film is over budget, you rewrite scenes, cut down production costs, or maybe even try to renegotiate with suppliers and crew members to fit within the budget. Allegedly, when Wong Kar Wai was making Ashes of Time, however, his friend Jeffrey Lau decided to help him out by creating The Eagle Shooting Heroes, a parody of the same source novel Legend of the Condor Heroes. It is very silly, and the costumes are very stereotypical. But for fans of Hong Kong mo lei tau, and fans of either directors, it’s an interesting double watch, seeing all the actors that made viewers cry in Wong’s dramas now make us laugh with their antics instead.

Genre: Action, Comedy

Actor: Benny Lai Keung-Kuen, Billy Ching Sau-Yat, Brigitte Lin, Carina Lau, Chan Tat-Kwong, Jacky Cheung, Jacky Cheung Hok-Yau, Joey Wang, Joey Wong, Johnny Cheung Wa, Kenny Bee, Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk, Pau Hei-Ching, Sze-Ma Wah-Lung, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Veronica Yip, Veronica Yip Yuk-Hing

Director: Jeff Lau Chun-Wai, Jeffrey Lau