Michal Mak's second sequel to his brother's action classic finds an ex-soldier/escaped death row prisoner fleeing to Hong Kong and forced to work for a gang of criminals when they kidnap the woman he loves.
In early 1997, mobsters Kwai Ching-hung, Yip Kwok-foon and Cheuk Tze-keung, whom have never met one another, are all in Hong Kong. Thereafter, rumour has it that Hong Kong's three most ... See full summary »
Realizing that he will be defeated in no time during a police showdown, a thug shoots himself to force the cops to cease fire and take him to the hospital. In the hospital, he claims human ... See full summary »
Old Hui runs a restaurant specializing in roast duck. His secret duck recipe is very tasty, but customers and staff alike have to put up with the filthy shop and Hui's cost-cutting way of ... See full summary »
A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that ... See full summary »
Worth watching for the performances from Elvis Tsui, Yuen Yat Chor and Alex Man
These 3 actors do such a great job in this movie. It would have been completely stale without them. Ben Lam is the 4th co-star, and he does a good job, but there was nothing about his performance that made him stand out like the other 3 actors. Elvis Tsui, Ben Lam and Yuen Yat Chor are in prison for fighting for their freedom. They are given a job as undercover gang members and in return they will be able to get their passport and finally have their freedom. They meet up with Alex Man who is basically their superior, though he ends up being friends with them more than their superior. There is one conversation between Elvis Tsui and Alex Man that is a really great scene. Just 2 guys talking, except these are 2 actors putting everything they have into their performances. If there were more great scenes like this it would probably be a 10 star movie. But unfortunately this is a Hong Kong movie, and there's just too many things wrong with it. For one, I wish there was more action. There's hardly any at all. And the main thing that bugged me was that the scenes don't flow together well. One scene never seems to lead into the next.
So, if you are a fan of Alex Man or Elvis Tsui, then you may want to take a look at this. Like I said Yuen Yat Chor gives a good performance, but I doubt there's many people that will watch a movie because of a supposed good acting performance from him. I just don't see it happening. And one more thing I have to mention is the torture scene. It's another great scene that stands out in this all too average movie. I don't want to give anything away, so just be on the lookout for it. It's definitely one of the most brutal and realistic torture scenes I have ever seen in a non horror movie.
The picture quality on the Megastar DVD is a little above average and the subtitles are decent.
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