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Woo, John 1948-

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Most widely held works by John Woo
Windtalkers by John Woo( Visual )

104 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,435 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 )

116 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,326 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
Face/off by John Travolta( Visual )

110 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,887 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 )

76 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,442 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
Broken arrow by Delmer Daves( Visual )

67 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,120 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
Red cliff by John Woo( Visual )

101 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, Prime Minster Cao Cao convinced the Emperor of Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Shu 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 Shu 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
Bulletproof monk by Paul Hunter( Visual )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 830 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 )

81 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 822 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
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 726 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
Die xue shuang xiong = The killer by John Woo( Visual )

115 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeffrey is The Killer, hired by the mob for one last job. Lee is the relentless cop trying to stop the killer at any cost. The two enemies form a strange and powerful bond that blur the lines between good and evil
M:i-2( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 572 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 John Woo( Visual )

85 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese "God Father" story which portrays countless difficulties & setbacks experienced by a couple of counterfeit money smugglers who have decided to wash their hands off their past and choose a better life. In this first part, Sung Tzu-hao, one of the main protagonists, is on his last "business" trip
Hard target by John Woo( Visual )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 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 pay half a million dollars to stalk and kill the most challenging prey of all: man
Appleseed exmachina by Shinji Aramaki( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 361 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
Chibi. Red cliff( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 311 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 )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 274 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
The killer( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assassin with a code of honor agrees to do one last job before quitting for good. But, when his bosses double-cross him, he must take on the mob and the police
Chop socky : Cinema Hong Kong( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 232 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 Calder Willingham( Visual )

47 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 205 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 )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 194 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)
 
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