Samantha Culp

Melbourne Memories of Hong Kong Cinema’s Golden Age

Some fantastic posters on the Phantoms of Pulp blog from the 1980s/90s heyday of Hong Kong film, as experienced from Melbourne, Australia.

HK’s movie industry was so prolific during this period, the author tells us, that “…in Melbourne, the Chinese exhibitors’ solution was to rent additional screens from the English language chains (Hoyts and the Russell Cinemas chain, for example) to play their surplus. For a die-hard fan like myself, it was possible to see between four and eight new releases each week. I have strange memories of frantically driving into the city with my brother on two or three weeknights per week to catch releases that were guaranteed no more than a seven day theatrical run…”

More reveries here.