Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is the latest movie I have with Andy Lau on DVD (I bought Shaolin a while back). The setting is ancient China and Lau plays Detective Dee. He is brought out of prison to solve seemingly supernatural murders. Lau has a good screen presence and the movie is pretty good. It starts a bit slowly though. I will probably be loaning this out to friends at work soon and I think they will enjoy it.
There is another Ip Man movie out, the Legend is Born; Ip Man, on DVD but it doesn’t star Donnie Yen. I really liked him in the two IP Man films. I am not sure if I will buy this third Ip Man movie. Maybe two Ip Man films are enough. (Oh well, if the reviews are good, perhaps I will get it.)
In January, Jackie Chan’s movie 1911 comes out on DVD. I haven’t heard much about it but his last film, Little Big Soldier was pretty good. This one will be set in 1911 China. I will investigate more.
More DVD thoughts later and maybe they will be even thoughts on American movies or tv shows.