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Woo, John 1948-

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Windtalkers by John Woo( Visual )

79 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,274 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
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( Visual )

77 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,227 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. 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 Travolta( Visual )

58 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,777 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
Paycheck by John Woo( Visual )

62 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,423 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 )

73 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale, led by the Prime Minister, himself. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance. Numerous battles of strength and wit ensued, both on land and on water, eventually culminating in the battle of Red Cliff. During the battle, two thousand ships were burned, and the course of Chinese history was changed forever
Broken arrow by John Woo( Visual )

56 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,105 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 )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 826 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
Hard-boiled by John Woo( Visual )

59 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action thriller. 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 soars
The killer by John Woo( Visual )

86 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeffrey, a hired killer, wants out of the crime world but agrees to one last job. During the fatal assignment, he accidentially blinds cabaret singer Jennie. Haunted by guilt, he befriends her and consents to yet one more killing to finance a sight-saving operation for her. His final contract is to kill the head of a drug syndicate through an agent named Sydney."--AFI Online Catalogue
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
M:i-2( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member 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
A better tomorrow by Hae-sŏng Song( Visual )

86 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit is a cop, his brother Ho a street-hardened criminal. When the city's most ruthless crime syndicate launches a billion-dollar counterfeiting scheme, they're both caught up in an underworld battle that takes no prisoners
Appleseed exmachina by Shinji Aramaki( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 367 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
Hard target by John Woo( Visual )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 322 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
Warriors of the rainbow : Seediq Bale by Desheng Wei( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member 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
Chop socky : Cinema Hong Kong( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 240 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( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe, Jim and Cherie have been partners in crime ever since their childhoods spent on the streets stealing to survive. Now world-class art thieves, their relationships and lives are put on the line when they agree to one last mission: steal a multi-million dollar painting for a mysterious client who's bent on revenge
Die xie jie tou = Bullet in the head( Visual )

40 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member 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
Tian tang kou = Blood brothers by Yili Chen( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 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
A better tomorrow II( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Chinese and English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being released from jail, Sung Tzu-hao and his younger brother Tzu-chieh join the police force in the battle against the counterfeit organization, and eventually becomes reconciled with him
 
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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

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Wu, Hsiang-fei 1946-

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Wu, Xiangfei 1946-

Wu, Yü-sen.

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Wu, Yu-Seng, 1948-

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Wu, Yuesheng 1946-

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