Sex and Zen & A Bullet in the Head
by Stefan Hammond & Mike Wilkins
A Fireside Book Published by Simon & Schuster - 1996
Paperback - 260 pages - $ 12

An excellent book to introduce people to HK cinema. The authors show a great enthusiasm for HK cinema - often almost to the point of gushing at times. They cover in review format nearly all of  the classic films with chapters devoted to John Woo, fighting femmes, Tsui Hark, the Supernatural, Jackie Chan, Ringo Lam and other subjects.

At times I feel like their reviews give too much detail on the film's plot, but their enthusiasm is infectious and I have followed up on a number of these films after reading about them here.

A large number of b/w pictures along with selected filmography's of many of the stars is included.