With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Monday, June 21, 2021

THE PAPER TIGERS reviewed; available tomorrow on Blu-ray and DVD

Well Go USA
The Paper Tigers
Written and directed by Tran Quoc Bao
Starring Alain Uy (True Detective), Ron Yuan (Mulan), 
and Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Undisputed III),
USA, 2020, 108 minutes
The Paper Tigers is a very fine martial arts action comedy that puts some interesting twists on the traditional "You killed my master!" revenge tale. It will be available on Blu-ray and DVD starting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22nd.
Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins), Danny (Alain Uy), and Hing (Ron Yuan)

When they were teenagers, Danny, Hing and Jim were  the only disciples of their kung fu master. Twenty-five years later, now in their forties, they have grown apart and are no longer practitioners of the martial art they once loved so much. They pretty much have changed into washed-up middle-aged men dealing with such issues as weekend visitation with their teen-age kid, bad knees, annoying former classmates, and middle aged spread.
Upon learning that their elderly master has been murdered, Hing reestablishes contact with Danny and the two of them then seek out Jim. Determined to avenge their sifu, they have to muster all the skill and bravado they can in an effort to identify the assassin and exact retribution.

Disc Specs:
  -- Audio
    -- DTS-HDMA 5.1
    -- Stereo
  -- Subtitles
    -- Off
    -- English SDH
    -- Korean
    -- Traditional Chinese
    -- Simplified Chinese
    -- Vietnamese
  -- Bonus
    -- Behind the Scenes
      -- A Look Behind the Film
      -- Tai Tung Restaurant
      -- Production Design
    -- Deleted Scenes
    -- Bloopers
    -- Trailer
  -- Previews
    -- Silat Warriors: Deed of Death
    -- Undercover Punch & Gun
    -- Deliver Us from Evil

Watch the trailer here.

AsianCineFest Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars; very highly recommended, a film that's very well worth seeing.