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Ji dong qi xia (1989)

A frozen Ming Dynasty royal guard and the equally frigid rapist-killer he's tracking are thawed out in modern-day Hong Kong.

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Fung San
Lai-Yui Lee ...
Hooker
Elvina Kong ...
Hooker
Jing Chen ...
Arms Dealer
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Scientist
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Santa Claus (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Wai-Hung Liu ...
Angel (as Wai Hung Liu)
Lap-Man Tan ...
Robber
Jing Wong ...
Crane Operator
Corey Yuen ...
Bum
Yin San Lai ...
Princess Nan Chang
Sek-Ming Gan ...
Police sargeant
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A frozen Ming Dynasty royal guard and the equally frigid rapist-killer he's tracking are thawed out in modern-day Hong Kong.

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18 August 1989 (Hong Kong)  »

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The film's opening fight scene was filmed on location in Korea. This part of the shoot was troubled by snowstorms. The weather was so extreme that some members of the crew suffered from frostbite while filming. See more »

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Remade as Bing feng: Yong heng zhi men (2018) See more »

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Yuen Biao underrated
10 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Most fans of martial arts films can never understand why Yuen Biao somehow never made the big time like Jackie Chan or Jet Li. He came from the same background had a boyish charisma and charm shown to great effect in this film. His athletic abilities are legendary and the fights here show he had real martial arts abilities. This film has genuine comic moments and to my mind Maggie Cheung gives one of her best ever performances as the hooker /model with a heart of gold. Wah Yuen is a great evil brother and the final fight is surely one of the best recorded. OK the effects are fairly poor even for 1989 but the stunts are terrific. My Hong Kong Legends has good interviews with Yuen (where he shows the snow burns he got making this film) and Wah and a very clear print. An underrated film from an underrated artist.


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