Stream/Society--Mystery Hong Kong Theater 2K20: Girls with Guns (surprise movie live stream)

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Location: Streaming (online)

Location Link: https://www.twitch.tv/screensociety

Screen/Society delves into the dusty archive of import, out of print, and custom fan-subtitled DVDs, in search of forgotten gems of Hong Kong genre cinema from the 80s and 90s.

Show up to one of our Thursday night live-streams with no preconceptions, not knowing what film you are about to see, and if you are not already a devotee of this particular cinematic universe then it’s very likely that you’ll come away with new memories of spectacles unlike anything you’ve seen before onscreen… Questions and reactions welcome in the live chat!

Unusual genre hybrids of kung fu, comedy, supernatural horror, sci-fi, modern day police and gangster action, warrior women and “girls with guns”, with wild tonal shifts, creative low-budget special effects, and unbelievable stunts, acrobatics, and fight choreography at a level that was the best in the world at the time!

This week's sub-genre is "Girls with Guns":

A celebration of the HK Girls with Guns genre of the 80s and early 90s.


NB: Hong Kong has a three-tier film classification system: Category I (suitable for all ages); Category II, which is subdivided into Category IIA (not suitable for children) and Category IIB (not suitable for young persons and children); and Category III (for persons aged 18 and above only).
Tonight's film received a Category IIB classification = "not suitable for young persons and children".

Additional references:

https://cinematichorizons.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/fists-of-doom-sammos-angels/
http://www.back-row.com/home/2018/7/27/hong-kong-cinema-girls-with-guns
https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/kaiju-shakedown-girls-with-guns/
https://10kbullets.com/features/hk-girls-with-guns/
https://www.36styles.com/kungfufandom/index.php?/topic/22051-official-girls-with-guns-thread/

The Mystery HK Theater 2K20 series streams live on occasional Thursdays, 8pm @ twitch.tv/screensociety.
When will it happen next? What movie will we see?

Actress dressed in black and holding a pistol

Email: hokazak@duke.edu

Sponsor: Cinematic Arts at Duke University