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Woo, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 516 works in 1,501 publications in 14 languages and 22,154 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  History  Animated films  War films  Fiction  Gangster films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Actor, Scenarist, Film editor, Scribe, Performer, Conceptor, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Collector, Contributor, dir
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Windtalkers by John Woo( visu )
56 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,229 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. These men were to be guarded as they went into action. It was the unspoken duty of the Marine to kill this soldier before he could be taken prisoner of war by the Japanese
M:i-2 by John Woo( visu )
53 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,056 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 Woo( visu )
59 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,721 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( visu )
47 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,342 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( visu )
46 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,075 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( visu )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 819 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( visu )
54 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 796 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
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 633 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
Red cliff by John Woo( visu )
32 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Rond 200 n.C. trekt het leger van de Chinese keizer onder leiding van eerste minister Cao Cao ten strijde tegen de koninkrijken Xu en Wu, met als hoogtepunt de veldslag bij de Rode Rots
M:i-2 ( visu )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 601 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
The killer by John Woo( visu )
32 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Feature film from Hong Kong. Jeff, a professional killer accidentally blinds a beautiful night club singer in a gangland hit, and resolves to take one more job before retiring to pay for an operation. Investigating police find themselves allied with Jeff as the Triad boss decides not to honour his side of the contract
A better tomorrow by John Woo( visu )
47 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
A gangster is caught between loyalty to his down-and-out partner and to his rookie-cop younger brother
Die xue shuang xiong The killer by John Woo( visu )
39 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in Chinese and No Linguistic Content and held by 327 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 the crossfire
Hard target by John Woo( visu )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 309 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 273 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 ( visu )
6 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 272 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 250 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
Warriors of the rainbow Seediq Bale ( visu )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 205 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
Chi bi Red cliff by Yusen Wu( visu )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Chinese and Mandingo and held by 184 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
Die xie jie tou Bullet in the head ( visu )
34 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 166 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
 
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Alternative Names
Ng, Yu-sam, 1946-
Ng, Yu-sam 1948-
Ng Yu Sum 1946-....
Ng, Yu-sum 1948-
Shen, Wu Yu 1948-...
Sum, Ng Yu 1948-...
Woo, John
Woo, John, 1946-
Wu, Hsiang-fei, 1946-
Wu, Hsiang-fei 1948-
Wu, John, 1946-
Wu, John 1948-
Wu, Xiangfei, 1946-
Wu, Xiangfei 1948-
Wu Yu Sen 1946-....
Wu, Yü-sen 1948-
Wu, Yu-Sheng 1948-
Wu, Yuesheng, 1946-
Wu, Yuesheng 1948-
Wu, Yusen
Wu Yusen 1946-....
Wu, Yusen 1948-
ウー, ジョン
吳, 宇森
吳 宇森 1946-....
吳, 宇森 1948-
吴宇森 1948-
Languages
English (317)
Chinese (175)
French (25)
Spanish (21)
German (21)
Multiple languages (15)
Italian (13)
Korean (6)
Turkish (2)
Austronesian [Other] (1)
Japanese (1)
Russian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Mandingo (1)
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