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Woo, John 1948-

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Most widely held works by John Woo
Mission: Impossible : Ghost Protocol by Brad Bird( Visual )

120 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,855 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
Windtalkers by John Woo( Visual )

88 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,307 WorldCat member 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. 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
Face/off by Tianming Wu( Visual )

79 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,826 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
Braveheart by Mel Gibson( Visual )

213 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gangster is caught between loyalty to his down-and-out partner and to his rookie-cop younger brother
Paycheck by John Woo( Visual )

62 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,416 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 sucessfully 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
Red cliff by John Woo( Visual )

127 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story relating on a battle fought in China's Threen Kingdoms period
Broken arrow by John Woo( Visual )

66 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,116 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
Bulletproof monk by Paul Hunter( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer
The killer by John Woo( Visual )

99 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a highly kinetic male bonding movie which is also something of a commentary on classic American and French gangster movies comparable to Sergio Leone's on the western. A maverick cop in effect falls in love with the killer he has to apprehend. The killer in turn is fixated on a woman he has inadvertently blinded while carrying out a hit. The Killer is an outrageously high camp mix of choreographed aggression fantasy combined with romantic fatalism and glossy melodrama suggesting in Jim Hoberman's words ǹothing so much as Magnificent Obsession remade by Sam Peckinpah." The Killer also recalls the the Chinese martial chivalry genre popular in the sixties, particularly through the role of Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat as the killer, àn updating of the all but gay myths into the gangster genre.'
Appleseed exmachina by Shinji Aramaki( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 369 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
Warriors of the rainbow Seediq Bale by Desheng Wei( Visual )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 355 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
Hard target by John Woo( Visual )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thrill of the hunt. It's the ultimate drug, and the more intense the rush, the higher the price. Banking on this equation is sadistic mercenary Emil Fouchon, who is recruiting homeless combat veterans for the "amusement of his clients"--Bored tycoons who will pauy half a million dollars to stalk and kill the most challenging prey of all: man
Chop socky Cinema Hong Kong( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 241 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
Zong heng si hai Once a thief by John Woo( Visual )

48 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mac and his party, Li Ann, two expertly trained martial arts renegades break from their Hong Kong mob family and escape to a top secret crime-fighting syndicate in America. The powerful Hong Kong crime lord attempts to reach across the ocean to settle the score
Bullet to the head by Sophia Aram( Visual )

59 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young tough Chinese gangsters continue their criminal activities in Saigon during the Vietnamese war
Tian tang kou Blood brothers by Yili Chen( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three close friends who begin as poor fishermen from a small village on the outskirts of Shanghai in the 1930s. In search of opportunities the big city may have for them, they move to Shanghai, and accidentally get involved with the criminal underworld
Hao xia Last hurrah for chivalry by John Woo( Visual )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly married swordsman Kao, seeks revenge on the evil Pai for wiping out his family on his wedding night. Because he cannot defeat him alone, he enlists the help of Chang and Green to exact justice upon Pain
John Woo : interviews by John Woo( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Woo's 7 brothers by John Woo( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Seven Brothers rushes towards its conclusion as the Son of Hell makes his play. Rachel's efforts turn the brothers into fighters have proved fruitless, as the assassin Zhen prepares to finish off what's left of them. One last glimmer of hope remains!
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John Woo Chinees filmregisseur

John Woo director de cine chino-estadounidense

John Woo Hong Kong film director, screenwriter and film producer

John Woo Hongkonger Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

John Woo réalisateur de Hong-Kong

John Woo regista cinese

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