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Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980)

Di yi lei xing wei xian (original title)
Three lazybones friends manufacture a firebomb and place it in a cinema. Pearl, a sadistic young girl, has observed the scene, follows the bombers and starts to manipulate them. The four criminals plan more and more daring acts.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lieh Lo ...
Tan
Chen Chi Lin ...
Pearl
Albert Au ...
Paul
Tin Sang Lung ...
Lung
Paul Che ...
Ko (as Biu Law Che)
Ray Lui ...
Inspector Lui
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Baron ...
Bruce
Kwok-Ming Cheung ...
Interpol Officer
Man Ching Chong ...
Social Worker
Shing-Choi Chu ...
Paul's Mother
Richard Da Silva ...
Uncle Hark
Xiaoyu Deng ...
Interpol Officer
Nigel Falgate ...
Nigel
Ping Fong ...
Woman at Identification parade
Oi-Tsu Fung ...
Bank Clerk
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Three lazybones friends manufacture a firebomb and place it in a cinema. Pearl, a sadistic young girl, has observed the scene, follows the bombers and starts to manipulate them. The four criminals plan more and more daring acts.

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It started as a joyride; the terror never ended...

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4 December 1980 (Hong Kong)  »

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Performed by Wolfgang Riechmann
Taken from the album "Wunderbar"
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Tsui Hark's masterpiece?
20 April 2011 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Three friends out for a night of fun in daddy's car accidentally kill a pedestrian. The only witness is young, psychotic girl who decides to blackmail them. She forces the boys to participate in her misanthropic deeds, which eventually bring them into some Japanese bank notes for 800 million yen that belong to some illegal arms dealers. Wow, this is one psychotic movie! DON'T PLAY WITH FIRE (aka DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS: 1ST KIND) is Tsui Hark's third film and it is one angry movie. Opening with the scene of a mouse having a pin shoved into its head (sadly, for real), Hark makes modern day Hong Kong look like hell on earth with its grimy streets and claustrophobic apartment buildings. I'd like to think he is making a statement on class warfare, but Hark just seems like he wants to destroy everything in a wave of nihilistic fury. A final shootout in an equally crowded cemetery is the film's highlight. The score is stolen from all over the place. Tracks I identified were from Goblin (off the DAWN OF THE DEAD soundtrack), Jean Michel Jarre, and the disco band The Mike Theodore Orchestra. I actually wish Hark made more modern day stuff like this as I got tired of his costume kung fu drama porn rather quickly.


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