VideoHound's Dragon: Asian Action & Cult Flicks
As timely as Matrix mania, VideoHound's Dragon is the bible for fans of Hong Kong action movies and other adrenaline-rich Asian fare. Brain Thomas, the sensai of Asian cinema, pens the worthy successor to last year's VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics. With 900 pages and more than 125 photos, VideoHound's Dragon exhaustively explores the hottest film genre that has had loyal fans drooling for years--and, lately, has Hollywood (John) Woo-Hooing! Asian film buffs and average American Joes (who like sock-y in their cinema) will, treasure VideoHound's latest tribute to a film genre lesser publishers ignore. From blockbusters like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, to cult faves like Mothra to classics like the Seven Samurai, readers will be treated to insights and highlights of the movies, casts, directors, and influences. VideoHound's Dragon reviews three types of films: Asian Films (duh!); Anime (cartoons to those of you going, "Huh?"); and American films with Asian stars (thank Buddha!). Sidebars entertain and inform on the stars and legends that give Asian films their kick. Magnificent indexes and resource lists, including fan Web sites, magazines, and clubs and lots and lots of photos (minus the lipsynching) round out this VideoHound tome. The foreword is by Cynthia Rothrock, the undisputed "Queen of Martial Arts Films," and one of the greatest martial arts/action film stars in the world.