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The forest ambush scene from "Duel to the death" (1983) is top tier action madness. Really brilliant and inventive ideas.

This one is a gift from me to you, @Thomas !

youtube.com/watch?v=Ur68dWVpPR

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Winners & Sinners (1983) is pretty bad (but with some wild stunts sprinkled here and there, I'll give them that), but Richard Ng's one minute long "fight" has a perfect comedic touch in an otherwise brutally choregraphed action scene. Perhaps leaning more towards Chaplin than the Buster Keaton humour that Jackie and Sammo often excel at. youtu.be/SdkdAbwrjTQ?t=165

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Chow Yun-Fat is the God of Gamblers (1989)! The movies has a really bloody shootout in a garage the second half of the movie, but it's the gambling scenes in the beginning that have the most inventive action set pieces.
youtu.be/AS_Ux9G45yo?t=185

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The Private Eyes (1976) has the world's only(?) fight scene that is a mashup of "Jaws" and "Enter the Dragon". www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsn9XnfNz2s&t=51s

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You liked that? The finale escalates everything to ridiculous levels of awesome: youtu.be/FnuzHsWC5NY?t=4964

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The Mighty Gambler (1992) is completely bonkers over the top action with umpteen somersaults, flips, shotguns galore and god knows what - merciless preppy violence dressed in a white blouse, chinos and sailor shoes. Almost like a fashion statement?

Here's a first taste: youtu.be/FnuzHsWC5NY?t=4651

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The finale surely must've inspired John Woo to make his actors dive through hospital windows a year later in "Hard Boiled": youtu.be/VLJ7hP3X9ig?t=4952

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The car chase with dozens of uzi wielding mopedists is just pure madness. And whaddyaknow: it's Andy Lau time again! youtu.be/VLJ7hP3X9ig?t=2838

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The ambush at the airport has flight stewardesses with machine guns that can make loooong platform drops IN THEIR LOW HEEL PUMPS. youtube.com/watch?v=VLJ7hP3X9i

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When someone lets Wong Jing loose, the end result is often complete chaos. Much like "Pom Pom and Hot Hot", Jing's "The Last Blood" (1991) has acrobatic supercops that borders on looney tunes - nonstop every five minutes! Here are four clips:
The stuntwork is just plain absurdity. youtu.be/VLJ7hP3X9ig?t=156

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Just Heroes (1989) is a minor John Woo that has a brutal finale in the the absurdist action filmmaking tradition, complete with signature Woo stuff. However, the humourous attempts of the flowerpot gag in "A Better Tomorrow" doesn't quite gel with the extreme bloodletting going on: youtu.be/AntQ7iZcCBQ?t=5130

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Fun fantasy horror elements in here as we reach the finale. Still Andy Lau. Still trippin' ballz. youtu.be/o9jxkrycHIU?t=4353

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Good thing that Andy Lau can come to save the day! (and NO, I have no clue to what is happening in this film cuz I'm trippin' ballz ovah here!): youtu.be/o9jxkrycHIU?t=3011

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Next up are three clips from "Saviour of the Soul" (1991). This movie is COMPLETELY bananas. It's wire fu seen through an "Evil Dead" filter.
The bathroom fight comes first. Holeeeeeee sheet! youtu.be/o9jxkrycHIU?t=948

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"Long Arm of the Law III" (1989). The first installment of the series has a really solid Michael Mann-ish quality to it. This is from part 3 in which they almost pre-date the corridor fight in "Oldboy" by 14 years (but not stylized as a video game). Andy Lau again; has a really tight, chaotic and punchy feel to it. youtu.be/GffaEZfxH2c?t=1286

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"The Dragon Family" (1988). The grand finale of this yawny gangster triad film turns into absurdly balls-to-the-wall action gold in the same vein as "Tiger on the Beat" and "A Better Tomorrow 2": youtu.be/g1cclJlAifQ?t=4815

First of many Andy Lau clips.

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"Pom Pom And Hot Hot" (1992) again, this car chase is SOMETHING ELSE. All laws of gravity are defied here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxNplu44u7g

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The action sequences the action comedy "Pom Pom And Hot Hot" (1992) are downright looney tunes level of hilarious. Rock hard, almost Z/A/Z-ified John Woo gunplay with the dial set to 11.

The finale is rather reminiscent of the warehouse shootout in "Hard Boiled": www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CyM4A5TnZA

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