Sundays on Fire: Secret Hong Kong 35mm Feature
Run Time: 101 min. Format: 35mm
Warning: Images are not from the movies we’re showing. Trust us, you can’t imagine what we’re showing!
The second Sunday of every month sees Subway Cinema take over the Nitehawk to unleash an action classic from the golden days of Hong Kong movies and this month we’re REALLY bringing our A-game. We’re not telling you the title until it appears onscreen because it’s more fun that way but, trust us, we’re celebrating the biggest stars of the ‘80s and ‘90s in their best movies, all presented in glorious 35mm and trust us…this is one you don’t want to miss.
In the mid-‘80s, one of Hong Kong’s biggest action stars split from his former partners and forged a new solo path that saw him deliver one stone cold classic after another. Every movie got bigger — more stunts! more brushes with death! more action! more jaw-dropping insanity! — until finally he almost died. After he recovered, he wanted to show the world he was still ready to rumble and so he made this movie which is probably his most dazzling showcase of all time. It’s not just the action that stuns in this award-winning flick, but the intricately choreographed comedy, the massive sprawling period sets, the hairpin plot twists, and the turn-on-a-dime reversals. Sometimes a filmmaker delivers a movie that’s truly a gift to an audience, so consider this one Christmas in July.