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    R.I.P. Ringo Lam (1955-2018)

    The legend RINGO LAM 林岭东 (63) has died at his home. We'll always remember him as an incredible Hong Kong movie director; known for classics like City On Fire, The Twin Dragons and Full Contact. Ringo Lam was one of the most unsung heroes of Hong Kong action, we salute you.








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    Scholar of Sleaze Paul L's Avatar
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    Sad news The man made some excellent films. 63 seems far too young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
    Sad news The man made some excellent films. 63 seems far too young.
    Agreed. He had a few misfires but man oh man, was his vintage HK stuff ever killer.
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    I was just listening to the director's series on Ringo lam on the POF podcast when I saw this news. RIP.
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    My fave of the Hong Kong action directors. RIP in deed
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    Sadly unfamiliar with his HK output but the Van Damme stuff is pretty sweet.
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    For me, he was a little hit and miss but, when he was on form, he was amazing.

    City and School on Fire are my two favourites. RIP.
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    Very, very sad news, and much too young.

    For me, his masterpiece is FULL CONTACT, but I also loved his PRISON ON FIRE, THE ADVENTURERS, and WILD SEARCH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelGuts View Post
    Very, very sad news, and much too young.

    For me, his masterpiece is FULL CONTACT, but I also loved his PRISON ON FIRE, THE ADVENTURERS, and WILD SEARCH.
    My faves are the same with WILD SEARCH just narrowly missing out on the top spot. I enjoyed that one much more than the Peter Weir original. I've pretty much seen every film in his filmography except his last, SKY ON FIRE. Finally had a chance to see it the other day as I was put off by the bad reviews and bad word of mouth from my friends who steered me away from it. yeah, it's a mess and has none of the gritty feel of his earlier 'on fire' flicks but glad I watched it though and felt a bit emotional as the end credits rolled knowing Ringo will never make another film.

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    It’s sad that the man that Quentin Tarantino owes his career to has passed away.

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