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Woo, John 1948-

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Mission, impossible II by John Woo( Visual )

103 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,804 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
Windtalkers by John Woo( Visual )

90 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,315 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 John Travolta( Visual )

76 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,805 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
Hard-boiled by John Woo( Visual )

201 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,624 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 )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,408 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
Broken arrow by John Woo( Visual )

63 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,111 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. When a B-2 Stealth Bomber crashes in the Utah desert during a top-secret test run, the military quickly moves in to retrieve its two "broken arrows." But the situation spins out of control after one of the pilots reveals the crash to part of an incredible nuclear extortion plot
Red cliff by John Woo( Visual )

98 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,040 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
Bulletproof monk by Paul Hunter( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monk travels the world to protect an ancient scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. He needs to train a new scroll keeper, which he finds in a street-wise punk that saves him from capture
The killer by John Woo( Visual )

98 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 787 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 687 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
Appleseed exmachina by Shinji Aramaki( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 366 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 )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sadistic mercenary named Emil Fouchon recruits homeless combat veterans so that his clients, bored tycoons, can stalk and kill the most challenging prey of all: man. When Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans to find her missing father, she meets Chance Boudreaux, a martial arts expert and combat veteran, and the one man Fouchon cannot seem to beat
Chibi. Red cliff( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[T]he epic historical drama based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty. A power-hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao seeks permission from the Han Dynasty Emperor to organize a southward-bound mission designed to crush the two troublesome warlords who stand in his way, Liu Bei and Sun Quan. Vastly outnumbered by Cao Cao's brutal, fast-approaching army, the warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign-unrivaled in history-that changes the face of China forever"--Container
Warriors of the rainbow Seediq Bale by Desheng Wei( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 252 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 245 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
Die xie jie tou Bullet in the head by John Woo( Visual )

55 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young tough Chinese gangsters continue their criminal activities in Saigon during the Vietnamese war
Zong heng si hai Once a thief( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in Chinese and English and held by 173 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
Tian tang kou Blood brothers by Rose Tattoo (Musical group)( 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
Jian yu Reign of assassins by Zhaobin Su( Visual )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in Chinese and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger as a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which hold an ancient power-wielding secret
Hao xia Last hurrah for chivalry by John Woo( Visual )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to defend himself and his family from a ruthless enemy, the honorable Kao seeks the assistance of two swordsmen-for-hire. They discover that Kao has an evil scheme of his own, and learn the true meaning of friendship and trust through bitter betrayals and deadly challenges
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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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