HBO Asia Films: Martial Arts Film Anthology

By Liza Solberg

Just in time for Lunar New YearHBO will premiere its first two Chinese-language original productions in the U.S. on January 24: “Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So” and “Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying.” At 90 minutes long, each film is set at the end of the Qing Dynasty and shot in Chinese language. Executive-produced by Corey Yuen and directed by Guo Jian-yong, who had worked together on “The Transporter” movies, the martial arts sequences were specially choreographed and trained for authenticity.

A bit about the films:

‘Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So’

So Chan is determined to take down his enemy, the man who framed him and ruined his life, by mastering the long-lost martial art skill of the Drunken Fist.

Watch with HBO on XFINITY TV: EST: 2/07/17

‘Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying’

Wong, a peaceful physician, must master the ancient martial art skill of the Shadowless Kick in a final attempt to take down Canton’s villainous new governor.

Watch with HBO on XFINITY TV: EST: 2/07/17

HBO Asia is based in Singapore and reaches 23 territories across Asia. Both “Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So” and “Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying” will be available on HBO GO and HBO On Demand in Asia as well as the U.S.

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