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Woo, John 1948-

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Windtalkers by John Woo( Visual )

95 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,330 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 )

110 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,289 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 )

93 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,843 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 )

67 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,420 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 successfully 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 )

99 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,112 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
Hard-boiled by John Woo( Visual )

79 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 mounts to a hair raising climax
The killer by John Woo( Visual )

121 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 833 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.'
Bulletproof monk by Paul Hunter( Visual )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 820 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
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre otras cualidades, "Le samouraï" es un poema desgarrador del hombre solo. Es también, y ante todo, una película policiaca. Este "samurai", Jeff Costello, no es sino un asesino a sueldo del hampa parisina. Engañado por sus socios, tiene que defenderse en dos frentes: contra la policía y contra sus cómplices. Se organiza entonces una implacable caza, todos contra un solo hombre. El héroe irrisorio de este combate nocturno triunfará. En la muerte, claro está. Una muerte deseada, organizada, como una apoteosis
A better tomorrow by John Woo( Visual )

109 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers are torn by their loyalties to their partners and to each other
M:i-2( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 585 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
Appleseed exmachina by Shinji Aramaki( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 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
Hard target by John Woo( Visual )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 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 )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 254 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 236 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 )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mac and Li Ann, two expertly trained martial arts renegades, break from their Hong Kong mob family by escaping to America. They join a top secret crime-fighting syndicate in America. But, the powerful Hong Kong crime lord attempts to reach across the ocean to settle the score
A better tomorrow II( Visual )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the bloody climax of the previous film, A Better Tomorrow -- again directed by John Woo -- opens with Sung Chi-hi (spelled Tse-ho in the first film though still played by Ti Lung) getting released from jail on the condition that he rat out his gangland associate and a shipyard owner, Lung (Dean Shek). Chi-ti's younger brother, a young cop named Chi-kit (Leslie Cheung), is working undercover on the case and has already gotten into the gangster's good graces by dating his daughter, Peggy (Regina Kent). Fearing that he might put his brother's life in danger, Chi-hi cooperates with the cops. Meanwhile, Lung comes to believe that he is responsible for the death of a competitor and flees to New York. There he promptly goes crazy while under the care of Ken (Chow Yun-fat), the twin brother of the sunglass and trench coat-sporting Mark who died in the previous film. During a gun battle with the Mafia who tried to blackmail the exiled crime boss, Lung miraculously regains his sanity. Together he and Ken return to Hong Kong to settle a few scores. This film's onscreen mayhem was almost matched offscreen. Director John Woo and producer Tsui Hark had radically different views of how the film ought to progress. As a result, Hark reportedly recut the film without Woo's consent, ending a long-time professional relationship between the two filmmakers -- Jonathan Crow, Rovi"-- http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/better_tomorrow_ii/ (as viewed on March 12, 2014)
Die xie jie tou = Bullet in the head by John Woo( Visual )

45 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 168 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
Reign of assassins by Zhao-bin Su( Visual )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in Chinese and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elusive assassin Drizzle transforms herself into modest shop owner Zeng Jing in order to transport the remains of an exalted Buddhist monk to their eternal resting place, but finds her mission unexpectedly complicated when she falls in love with Jiang, a fierce warrior posing as a typical messenger. According to legend, the monk's remains possess untold powers. In order to ensure that they do not fall into the possession of the Dark Stone gang, the former killer goes into deep hiding
 
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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

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