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  • Thanks for the recommendations. They've been added to my want list [petdance.com].

    Amy & I watched Roger & Me's director commentary last night.

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  • I absolutely love that film. It's also one of Andy Lau's 2 best performances, the other being in Days of Being Wild.

    If you liked Running Out of Time, I'd recommend most of the other action films from that same production studio (Milky Way), which would include The Mission, The Longest Nite, and a few others.

    There's also a Running Out of Time 2, with the same cop (Lau Ching-Wan) but a different "bad" guy. Unfortunately, it really doesn't live up to the first one at all.
    • Andy Lau's performance was great, I'll have to see if Netflix has any of his other films.

      I've noticed with HK films a definate tendency to sequels and trilogies that push a hit beyond even what Hollywood would attempt. I've always wondered why they do this.

      • Not to mention insane numbers of spinoffs. Shelly Kraicer has an amusing list of all the Young & Dangerous sequels/spinoffs. Bizarrely, at least one of them was a great film, far better than the Y&D films themselves (Portland Street Blues). The list is at http://www.chinesecinemas.org/ydseries.html

        HK has always been this way, I think because of a tradition of very fast & cheap film-making. This makes it easy to whip together a few sequels and ripoffs very soon after a big hit.

        In the case o