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His discovery at the hands of fa11s ca1ne with Bio Zombie (98), a cheap horror film set in a shoppmg inall that riffed 011 Daiun of the Dead with surprisingly sharp humor and a downbeat ending. Yip followed up with his cop film Bullets Over Sun1mer (99) and another triad dran1a Juliet in Love (00); in ter1ns of characterization and executio11, both far exceeded audience expectatio11s. Bullets sees a sta11dard stake-out movie tra11sformed into a shaggy dog story about a surrogate family, while Juliet mixes traditional triad bloodletti11g with weightier plot ele1nents such as breast ca11cer, babysitting, and a doomed love affair.

Since tl1en, Chow has directed only two films, the sci-fi comedy CJ7 (08) and the action-fantasy journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (13). Yet despite his reduced output a11d screen prese11ce, 11e looms large over Hong Kong cinema. Risi11g from TV actor to inter11ationally renowned filmmaker, Chow is the ultimate rags-to-riches tale. He started out as the host of a children's television program before starri11g in nearly a dozen TVB dramas and the11 movi11g on to features, quickly dethro11ing Jackie Chan as Hong Kong's top box-office draw with All for the Winner (90), a parody of the 1989 Chow Yu11-fat llit God of Gamblers.

Negatives were stole11 from labs by triad-backed producers. Fi11ally, in 1992, hu11dreds of stars a11d film i11dustry workers inarched to demand protectio11 fro1n the police and get the triads out of the film business. They did11't need to worry. In 1993, exports to Taiwan, one of Hong Ko11g's biggest markets, plunged-the first sign of trouble. That yeai; Hong Ko11g tur11ed out around 300 lnovies, but by 1996 it was inaking 116, and by 1998 that number was down to 85. It1 short order, the collapse of the production bubble, rampant piracy, a11d tl1e Asia11 eco11omic crisis wrecked the i11dustry.

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