WorldCat Identities

Woo, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 585 works in 1,645 publications in 13 languages and 22,400 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  History  Animated films  War films  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gangster films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Actor, Scenarist, Film editor, Performer, Scribe, Conceptor, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, dir, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about John Woo
 
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Most widely held works by John Woo
Windtalkers by John Woo( Visual )
57 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A battle-weary Marine Sergeant guards and ultimately befriends a young Navajo trained in the one wartime code never broken by the enemy, the Navajo Code. 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 )
55 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,089 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
Face/off by John Travolta( Visual )
55 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,744 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 )
50 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,363 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 problem 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
Broken arrow by John Woo( Visual )
43 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,083 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. When a B-2 Stealth Bomber crashes in the Utah desert during a top-secret test run, the military quickly moves in to retrieve its two "broken arrows." But the situation spins out of control after one of the pilots reveals the crash to be part of an incredible nuclear extortion plot."--Container
Bulletproof monk by Yun-fat Chow( Visual )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martial arts master The Monk protects an ancient scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. He goes to America to train the scroll's next guardian, and is surprised that the prophecy points to a street-smart thief as his successor. The two must quickly learn to work together to protect the scroll from a madman who has pursued it for sixty years
Hard boiled by John Woo( Visual )
52 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his partner is killed, a vengeful cop and his undercover colleague take on the gun smugglers responsible for his death
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
M:i-2 ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
IMF agents partner up with a thief to stop a renegade agent from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world
Red cliff by John Woo( Visual )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Emperor declares war on two kingdoms in China to unite the entire country during 208 AD, which becomes one of the biggest military battles in history as the two kingdoms unite against the Emperor
The killer by John Woo( Visual )
57 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeffrey is The Killer, hired by the mob for one last job. Lee is the relentless cop trying to stop the killer at any cost. The two enemies form a strange and powerful bond that blur the lines between good and evil
Die xue shuang xiong = The killer by John Woo( Visual )
45 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in Chinese and No Linguistic content and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeffrey is the killer hired by the mob for one last job. Lee is a relentless cop whose mission is to stop Jeffrey at all cost. The two enemies form a strange bond that blurs the line between good and evil. When Jeffrey is double-crossed by the mob in a shootout, Lee picks up his trail in a church while Jeffrey's mistress is caught in a crossfire
Hard target by John Woo( Visual )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sadistic mercenary named Emil Fouchon recruits homeless combat veterans so that his clients, bored tycoons, can stalk and kill the most challenging prey of all: man. When Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans to find her missing father, she meets Chance Boudreaux, a martial arts expert and combat veteran, and the one man Fouchon cannot seem to beat
Chibi. Red cliff ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[T]he epic historical drama based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty. A power-hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao seeks permission from the Han Dynasty Emperor to organize a southward-bound mission designed to crush the two troublesome warlords who stand in his way, Liu Bei and Sun Quan. Vastly outnumbered by Cao Cao's brutal, fast-approaching army, the warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign-unrivaled in history-that changes the face of China forever"--Container
Appleseed exmachina ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 275 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
Chop socky Cinema Hong Kong ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 247 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
Chi bi Red cliff by John Woo( Visual )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Emperor declares war on two kingdoms in China to unite the entire country during 208 AD, which becomes one of the biggest military battles in history, as the two kingdoms unite against the Emperor. Includes interviews, press conference, and more
Warriors of the rainbow Seediq Bale ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This vivid drama tells the true story of the 1930s rebellion of the Taiwanese aboriginal Seediq tribe against the Japanese occupation. The warriors set out to reclaim their self-respect as well as their land from the Japanese oppressors
Die xie jie tou Bullet in the head ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 168 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
Zong heng si hai Once a thief ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Chinese and English and held by 160 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
 
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Alternative Names
Ng 1946- Yu-sam
Ng 1946- Yu-sum
Ng, Yu-sam, 1946-
Ng Yu Sum 1946-....
Ng, Yu-sum 1948-
Woo, John
Woo, John 1946-
Wu 1946- Hsiang-fei
Wu 1946- Xiangfei
Wu 1946- Yuesheng
Wu, Hsiang-fei, 1946-
Wu, John 1946-
Wu, Xiangfei, 1946-
Wu Yu Sen 1946-....
Wu, Yü-sen 1948-
Wu, Yu-Sheng 1948-
Wu, Yuesheng, 1946-
Wu, Yusen
Wu Yusen 1946-....
Wu, Yusen 1948-
ウー, ジョン
吳 宇森 1946-....
吳, 宇森 1948-
吴宇森 1948-
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English (303)
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French (31)
German (26)
Spanish (18)
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Italian (9)
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