A "James Bond" type burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui) tries to redeem himself and joins forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to ... See full summary »
This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect ... See full summary »
The first part of the Lee Rock trilogy which chronicles the rise and fall of the corrupt police force that Lee Rock becomes a part of. Rock enters Hong Kong as an immigrant from the ... See full summary »
A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.
Ching Wan Lau,
Tony Chiu Wai Leung,
The second part of the trilogy chronicling the rise and fall of Hong Kong's top corrupt official. During this time period, Lee Rock enjoys his sucess and has found a new love. But jealousy ... See full summary »
With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he ... See full summary »
A gritty view of the Hong Kong Triad, it graphically illustrates the meaning of "Face" and the consequences of this moral ethic. Whether or not the gangs abide by the rules presented here, or if the gang structures exist as presented, or the cops behave with such unrestrained arrogance is not the issue. It just feels so real. It's the HK equivalent of Goodfellas.
Contributing to produce this realism is the general interaction of the characters to each other and the world about them. Nice touches are the moments of filial respect with no words spoken and subtle gestures which speak volumes. If you can set aside the clownish fight scenes, this is a good way of seeing into the Chinese psyche.
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