Creating Blood Brothers through Bloodshed: The Fusion of East and West to Form a Distinct “Hong Kong-ness” in Heroic Bloodshed Films

Chen, Adrienne


  • Packed with gory violence and kinetic action, the Hong Kong Heroic Bloodshed genre incorporates dramatic narratives surrounding modern crime and violence while exploring profound themes of brotherhood, duty, honor, sacrifice, and redemption. The genre was formed during a highly modernizing and westernizing time in Hong Kong, and it very much reflects the city’s cultural duality of East and West ... read more
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