We go all MULAN crazy. Yes with so many stories surrounding the legendary character we look at three films , the 1998 Walt Disney Animated classic , the 2009 Jingle Ma directed masterpiece and the latest 2020 live action film also from Walt Disney. Do any of them actually tell the story of the real Mulan. It was often believed that Mulan may have been different people at various times , even Disney's animated film is set in a different Dynasty to the Jingle Ma directed film . Or should we just take these as great entertainment which pay homage to a legendary figure .
Japanese films have always been a tough one for us viewers in the UK . Unlike their Chinese and Korean counterparts finding English subtitled Japanese films is a secret mission and often at a hefty price.
Anyway as we have now amassed a decent number of films from the TOEI catalogue and all with English Subtitles and / or English Dubs it's time we get all Japanese in our new feature coming soon where we look at a collection of films from Shinichi 'Sonny ' Chiba and Etsuko'Sue' Shihomi and a couple of others we have acquired , Watch this space!
One Media portal we have not covered to much in the past are Chinese drama's . With the event of streaming sites like Amazon Prime / Netflix / Hulu and others it is now possible to stream many of these shows with Subtitles in English now.
Something in the past which where impossible to find subtitled.
And over the past year or more we have viewed various series with a passion , with such titles as the Martial arts Romantic drama Taekwondo Girl to more classic costume drama's like Novoland Eagle Flag and The Longest Day in Changan.
What makes these drama's so different to Western drama's are that more then often they are end to end ,so that your get the whole story in one season of say 40 - 60 episodes .
None of this ten episodes then wait a year to see the next ten. Their often in your face and once you start you just can not stop till the end.
Fronted by Hong Kong Tycoon Sir Dickson Poon and in collaboration with Sammo Hung D&B Films Co released in the region of fifty films in the action cinema category in it's short lifespan from 1988-1992.
Giving a window of opportunity to the likes of Michele Yeoh , Donnie Yen , Cynthia Khan and Cynthia Rothrock.
D&B produced some of the most edge off your seat action films in the late 80's and early 90's .
We will be delving into many of these films in a new feature coming 2020.
So look out for coverage on the Yes Madam series , Tiger Cage , and many more .