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At The Gutter: Blurry Images Coming Clear: Hong Kong Cinema, Censorship and Me

This week, Carol writes about Hong Kong movies, subtitles and censorship:

"[W]hen I started watching Hong Kong movies (projected in their correct aspect ratios and with no unintentional decapitations), I started wondering why they came pre-subtitled. Chinese subtitles do automatically expand the market for Cantonese films beyond Cantonese-speaking communities. And English subtitles were nice for me. But it turns out that British colonial authorities wanted to keep an eye on Chinese film. In 1963, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed a law requiring that all films be subtitled in English. (Stokes & Hoover, 25). The British had been concerned with the possiblity of film fomenting dissent and hostility towards Europeans since the beginning of the Chinese film industry, but between 1919 and 1963, Hong Kong censors had examined, cut, and banned thousands of films without necessarily understanding Cantonese or Mandarin."

(Thai poster for No One Can Touch Her (1979) via Kung Fu Movie Posters)

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Even still more More Master of the Flying Guillotine

Celebrate Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia’s birthday with a gallery of movie posters from her films.

(most come from HKMDB.com)

Films represented: The East Is Red; Dragon Inn; Peking Opera Blues; Chungking Express; Bride With White Hair; Swordsman 2; Dream Of The Red Chamber; Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain.

Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia as Asia in Swordsman II, the Victor Victoria of wuxia movies. Last genderqueer picture from HK cinema today, I promise.

Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia as Asia in Swordsman II, the Victor Victoria of wuxia movies. Last genderqueer picture from HK cinema today, I promise.

Windy confronts Yang in Kagan McLeod’s Infinite Kung Fu. One of the panels from this was used in Comics Editor Carol’s piece on IKF.
Read a preview of IKF here.

Windy confronts Yang in Kagan McLeod’s Infinite Kung Fu. One of the panels from this was used in Comics Editor Carol’s piece on IKF.

Read a preview of IKF here.

softfilm:

Wu Suxin cross-dressing in The Female Knight-Errant White Rose (1929)
(Source: “From Pearl White to White Rose Woo: Tracing the Vernacular Body of Nüxia in Chinese Silent Cinema, 1927-1931” by Weihong Bao)

softfilm:

Wu Suxin cross-dressing in The Female Knight-Errant White Rose (1929)

(Source: “From Pearl White to White Rose Woo: Tracing the Vernacular Body of Nüxia in Chinese Silent Cinema, 1927-1931” by Weihong Bao)

Happy Birthday, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Here’s a gallery of posters from some of his films.

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Poster Gallery: Ladies of Asskickery

A gallery of poster art accompanying this week’s Gutter article: "Heroic Trio."

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