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1. A Tale Of Two Sisters

Two sisters, Su-mi (Im Su-Jeong) and Su-yeon (Mun Geun-Yeong), come home after recovering from a long illness. Their new stepmother Eun-joo (Yeom Jeong-A) welcomes them, but Su-mi, the elder sister, intentionally avoids her while Su-yeon is quite scared of her wierd stepmother. After their first dinner back home, Su-mi and Su-yeon go to bed in their dark and dismal rooms. One day, Mu-hyun (the girls' father) goes into town and Su-mi can't find her siser Su-yeon anywhere. Feeling petrified, Su-mi looks all over the house for her sister and then discovers bloody stains on the floor...

2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Set in the 19th centuryr, China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon follows two martial-arts masters Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) and Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh), as they battle against evil forces to regain the stolen Green Destiny word and defeat long time foe Jade Fox. To succeed they must overcome an unknown warrior, the supremely skilled Jen (Zhang Ziyi), who is fighting against an arranged marriage. In the process Li is torn between his deep and long-denied feelings for Yu, and his wish to tame and teach Jen.

3. Shaolin Soccer

In a fight against the gangsters, Sing, who is watched by a previous soccer star Fung, fights his way out, showing his powerful martial arts kicking skills. Sing is persuaded to form a soccer team together with his Shaolin comrades for the national soccer tournament. With Fung as their coach, Sing and his teammates' talents for kung fu are unleashed on the soccer field...

4. The Bride With White Hair

With its rich visual textures and its fast and furious action, The Bride With White Hair is a dazzling combination of fantasy and martial arts. Armed with a deadly whip that can rip her enemies apart, the Bride is a fierce and beautiful warrior, raised by wolves and working for the cult leader Chi Wu Shuang, a malevolent siamese twin consisting of brother and sister.

When the Bride falls in love with rival leader Yi-Hang, heir to the rival Chung Yuan Clan, she attempts to leave her evil master, but he wreaks deadly revenge, throwing the love between the Bride and Yi Hang into doubt.

5. Hard Boiled

Inspector Yuen (Chow Yun Fat) swears to sweep out the gangsters and sometimes breaks the rules in his furious drive to see justice done. An undercover cop Tony (Leung Chiu Wai) has the same mission to fight an uphill war against the triads. He painstakingly plays notorious games in order to show faith to the underworld. Finally the two cops, both dedicated to the same ends but have different working styles, have to join forces in their ultimate battle against their maniac enemies.

6. My Sassy Girl

Kyun Woo (Cha Tae-Hyun) is a kind-hearted but at times nave college student who seems to keep getting into trouble. On his way home one night, he encounters a beautiful but completely smashed young woman (Jeon Ji-Hyun) who causes a scene in the subway, calls him "honey," and then passes out. With the eyes of the other subway passengers upon him, he has little choice but to take responsibility for her. Thus begins his relationship with the at-times charming, at-times violent damsel who steals his heart.

7. Battle Royale

Japan at the start of the new millennium. The country is in a state of chaos, violence by rebellious teenagers in schools is completely out of control. The government hits back with a new law: every year a school class picked at random will be cast away on a desert island to fight it out among themselves. The rules are simple: it lasts three days, everyone gets water, food and a weapon and only one may survive. Then a class on a school trip is kidnapped. When they wake up, angry teacher Kitano tells them that the collar around their necks monitors their position and can be caused to explode remotely at any moment. They are then left to play the game, with only one of them allowed to survive.

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8. Lost In Time

Siu Wai (Cecilia Cheung), a stubborn girl from a broken family, and Ah Man (Louis Koo), the driver of a mini-bus she took every day, were engaged to be married. However, Ah Man was killed in a traffic accident, leaving behind Lok Lok, the son of Ah Man and his ex-wife. Despite opposition from her family, Siu Wai was determined to raise Lok Lok, to have Ah Man's mini-bus repaired and even to become a mini-bus driver herself. Dai Fai (Lau Ching Wan) witnessed Ah Man's accident and took pity on her. Seeing her lack of experience he helper her out on difficult occassions and taught her tricks to survive the intense competition, and the more they spent time together, the more reliant on him she became.

9. Hero (Director's Cut)

At the end of China's Warring States, the Kingdom of Qin is the most ruthless and ambitious of the seven states. Its King is the target of assassin from all over China. Of all the would be assassins, Broken Sword, Flying Snow and Sky are the most dangerous. When Nameless kills all three, he is offered a chance to meet the King. Nameless explains to the King how he used their personal relationships to expose and attack their weaknesses, but the King tells a different version of the same story...

10. Fearless (Director's Cut)

This is the story of Huo Yuanjia - A fighter who represents Chinese martial arts to a nation; A man who fought his way out of darkness and into history.

Young Yuanjia was an arrogant fighter, always looking to be the best and prove it to others. As he grew up he kept his reputation going as one of the best fighters in his province, but on the day that he proves himself the best fighter in Tianjin, he also makes a dreadful mistake resulting in the loss of his mother and daughter. Crazed with grief he flees and finds himself in a peaceful mountain village where he begins to learn of peace and the things that were missing in his life before. With this new knowledge he starts to understand a greater purpose of martial arts, one that his father sought for but Yuanjia was too arrogant to see or understand.Cheap iPad Mini Cases

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