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Woo, John 1948-

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Windtalkers by John Woo( Visual )

82 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A battle-weary Marine is assigned to guard - and ultimately befriends - a young Navajo soldier who has been trained to be a code talker. This code, the Navajo code, and the men who knew the code, were to be guarded as they went into action. It was the unspoken duty of the Marine to kill the Navajo soldier before he could be taken prisoner of war by the Japanese. This is the one wartime code that was never broken by the enemy
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( Visual )

93 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IMF agent Ethan Hunt partners up with Nyah Hall to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. But before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in
Face/off by John Travolta( Visual )

59 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must go undercover to investigate the location of a lethal biological weapon planted by his arch rival, terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). After undergoing a radical surgical procedure, Archer literally "borrows" Troy's face and identity to carry out his mission. But things go awry when Troy, emerging from a coma, is transformed into Archer and wreaks havoc upon his life, both at work and at home
Paycheck by John Woo( Visual )

62 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennings is the best reverse-engineer in the business. He is hired by his friend Rethrick to do a special job, with the promise of a multi-million dollar paycheck when successfully completed. When he is finished, all memory of what he had been working on is erased from his mind. That's when his problems really start to begin. He is hunted by the FBI for something he has no recollection of doing and has little time to work it out. Before his memory wipe, he sent himself 19 seemingly unconnected objects, to allow him to put the puzzle together and discover just what has gone on and what he has done
Red cliff by John Woo( Visual )

76 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale, led by the Prime Minister, himself. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance. Numerous battles of strength and wit ensued, both on land and on water, eventually culminating in the battle of Red Cliff. During the battle, two thousand ships were burned, and the course of Chinese history was changed forever
Broken arrow by John Woo( Visual )

56 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two military pilots engage in a no-holds-barred battle against time and each other in a race to recover two stolen nuclear warheads
Bulletproof monk by Paul Hunter( Visual )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer
Hard-boiled by John Woo( Visual )

60 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tequila, a die-hard cop, stops at nothing to see that justice is done. To avenge his partner's murder, Tequila joins forces with a rebel cop, and then the body count mounts to a hair raising climax
The killer by John Woo( Visual )

86 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a highly kinetic male bonding movie which is also something of a commentary on classic American and French gangster movies comparable to Sergio Leone's on the western. A maverick cop in effect falls in love with the killer he has to apprehend. The killer in turn is fixated on a woman he has inadvertently blinded while carrying out a hit. The Killer is an outrageously high camp mix of choreographed aggression fantasy combined with romantic fatalism and glossy melodrama suggesting in Jim Hoberman's words ǹothing so much as Magnificent Obsession remade by Sam Peckinpah." The Killer also recalls the the Chinese martial chivalry genre popular in the sixties, particularly through the role of Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat as the killer, àn updating of the all but gay myths into the gangster genre.'
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre otras cualidades, "Le samouraï" es un poema desgarrador del hombre solo. Es también, y ante todo, una película policiaca. Este "samurai", Jeff Costello, no es sino un asesino a sueldo del hampa parisina. Engañado por sus socios, tiene que defenderse en dos frentes: contra la policía y contra sus cómplices. Se organiza entonces una implacable caza, todos contra un solo hombre. El héroe irrisorio de este combate nocturno triunfará. En la muerte, claro está. Una muerte deseada, organizada, como una apoteosis
A better tomorrow by Hark Tsui( Visual )

88 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit is a cop, his brother Ho a street-hardened criminal. When the city's most ruthless crime syndicate launches a billion-dollar counterfeiting scheme, they're both caught up in an underworld battle that takes no prisoners
Appleseed exmachina by Shinji Aramaki( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deunan and Briareos, find their partnership tested by the arrival of Tereus who resembles Briareos before the war injuries that led to his becoming a cyborg. Together they face threats from Cyborg terrorism, nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens
Hard target by John Woo( Visual )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thrill of the hunt. It's the ultimate drug, and the more intense the rush, the higher the price. Banking on this equation is sadistic mercenary Emil Fouchon, who is recruiting homeless combat veterans for the "amusement of his clients"--Bored tycoons who will pay half a million dollars to stalk and kill the most challenging prey of all: man
Warriors of the rainbow : Seediq Bale by Desheng Wei( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, the Seediq were forced to lose their own culture and give up their faith. Men were subject to harsh labor and kept from traditional hunting; whereas women had to serve the Japanese policemen and their families by doing the household work and giving up their traditional weaving work. Above all, they were forbidden to tattoo their faces. And these tattoos were seen as the Seediq's traditional belief to transform themselves into Seediq Bale
Chop socky : Cinema Hong Kong( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an in-depth look at martial arts films, particularly Hong Kong's wu xia film legacy and its influence on global cinema. From its roots in Beijing Opera to Quentin Tarantino's tribute Kill Bill, Vol. 2, this film presents the development of the genre, insight into the techniques, weaponry and well-known stars of Hong Kong martial arts action. Beginning with Hong Kong cinema's first martial-arts hero, Wong Fei Hung to the balletic choreography of Chang Che, through the "one-punch" impact of Bruce Lee and the evolution of kung-fu comedy as epitomized by Jackie Chan. The Hong Kong technique of editing-in-camera is demonstrated in a multi-screen sequence, and there are numerous clips from the genre's classic films
Zong heng si hai = Once a thief( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe, Jim and Cherie have been partners in crime ever since their childhoods spent on the streets stealing to survive. Now world-class art thieves, their relationships and lives are put on the line when they agree to one last mission: steal a multi-million dollar painting for a mysterious client who's bent on revenge
Die xie jie tou = Bullet in the head( Visual )

40 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1967, on the way to the wedding of a friend a young man is accosted by a local gang member. Later, the three friends administer justice, in the process of which the gang member is killed, so they leave Hong Kong to avoid the police and the gang. They run black market supplies to Saigon and get embroiled in the war, being arrested as Viet Cong, then later captured by the Viet Cong, and find that their friendship is tested to the limits as they try to escape
Reign of assassins by Zhaobin Su( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in Chinese and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger because a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which holds an ancient power-wielding secret
Tian tang kou = Blood brothers by Yili Chen( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three close friends who begin as poor fishermen from a small village on the outskirts of Shanghai in the 1930s. In search of opportunities the big city may have for them, they move to Shanghai, and accidentally get involved with the criminal underworld
John Woo : interviews by John Woo( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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John Woo Chinees filmregisseur

John Woo director de cine chino-estadounidense

John Woo Hong Kong film director, screenwriter and film producer

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John Woo réalisateur de Hong-Kong

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