Netflix launches special Lunar New Year collection


Netflix is officially all-ratted-out with the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations with a specially-curated Lunar New Year collection. Available at now, it presents more than 100 Chinese films and shows to commemorate the new year.

The special limited-edition collection is available exclusively in Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam until 8 February. The collection will feature beloved Chinese classics such as comedian Stephen Chow’s Flirting Scholar, Fight Back to School series, Kung Fu Hustle and King of Beggars as well as Jackie Chan’s Police Story series, Lydia Shum’s It’s a Mad Mad World series and Chow Yun-fat’s A Better Tomorrow series.

The impressive live of current and classics will be joined by Netflix Original Chinese shows such as Nowhere Man, Triad Princess, Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures and the upcoming The Ghost Bride (launching today, 23 January), together with acclaimed movies such as The Wandering Earth and A Sun (launching on 24 January). 

To access this list, all you need to do is type “888” into the search bar and shout “Huat ah!” OK, the last bit is unnecessary; just to get you into the mood!

Below are some of the auspicious titles Netflix is recommending to usher in the Year of the Rat.

Lunar New Year Series and Movies 

  • A Sun (launching on 24 Jan) 
  • Cities of Last Things
  • Handsome Siblings
  • Mayday Life
  • Nowhere Man 
  • The 9th Precinct
  • The Ghost Bride (launching on 23 Jan)
  • The Wandering Earth 
  • Triad Princess
  • Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures 

The Evergreen Classics

  • A Better Tomorrow series 
  • The Accidental Spy
  • A Chinese Odyssey 
  • The Conman 
  • Double Fattiness
  • Fat Choi Spirit 
  • Fight Back to School series
  • Flirting Scholar
  • Fly Me to Polaris 
  • Future Cops 
  • Initial D
  • Ip Man series 
  • It’s a Mad Mad World series 
  • Look Out, Officer! 
  • Love on Delivery 
  • Kungfu Hustle 
  • Once Upon a Time in China series
  • Para Para Sakura 
  • Police Story series 
  • The Romancing Star series 
  • The Storm Riders 
  • Tokyo Raiders

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