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The Iceman Cometh (1989)

Ji dong ji xia (original title)
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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Lai-Yui Lee ...
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Elvina Kong ...
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Jing Chen ...
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Po Tai ...
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Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ...
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Wai Hung Liu ...
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Lap-Man Tan ...
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Jing Wong ...
Crane Operator
Corey Yuen ...
Bum
Yin San Lai ...
Princess Nan Chang
Sek-Ming Gan ...
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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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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 Iceman (2014) See more »

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Entertaining and often hilarious
14 October 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a cheesy but enjoyable film about two warriors who live in the Ming Dynasty and quite simply - one is good, the other a womanising rapist. They get transported into modern day Hong Kong where the main character ends up meeting a prositute (Maggie Cheung) who hires him as her servant to do some chores around the house as well as being her bodyguard.

This is a film not to be taken seriously and you'll enjoy it the more if you don't. It is a no brainer action comedy flick that has a silly plot that works well in this type of genre. Maggie Cheung is terrific as the self centred prostitute who just doesn't really konw what to do with her life and Biao Yuen as Ching (the protagonist) is pretty good in his role and both of the leads work well together The action scenes are the sort you sort of expect in the Hong Kong action film and they remain believable if slightly outrageous. Essentially what makes the story work is its humour and I wasn't expecting this to be a comedy at all - in fact I think I must have not read the blurb at the back of the DVD cover properly as I didn't realise Ching was going to be transported to another era - and it surprised me the more when I watched it.

Check it out - it's a good film. Sure it's not a masterpiece nor will it be helmed as one of the greatest movies of our time but for what it is worth - it is worth the watch.


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