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Wicked City (1992)

Yao shou du shi (original title)
Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if ... See full summary »

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(as Peter Mak)

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Michelle Reis ...
Windy (Gaye)
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Ken Kai
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Shudo
Shu-Kei Chow ...
Anti-Rapter Agent
Carman Lee ...
Loh / Shira / Orchid
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Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung)
Woo-Ping Yuen ...
Sergeant Kayama
Reiko Hayama ...
Spider Woman
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Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if they stop taking it. Actually it is another group of Rapters that are selling the happiness. The second group attacks Daishu's group, and eventually Taki, Daishu, and Daishu's daughter join forces to fight the evil Rapters. Lots of psychic powers, shape changing and general weirdness. Written by Marty Hoff <martang@evtech.com>

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Release Date:

20 November 1992 (Hong Kong)  »

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Wicked City  »

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HKD 10,778,465 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Look what anime has been butchered by a Live Action version now!
4 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is my first and probably last review... I just couldn't help it when I saw a previous review's praise of the films originality among other things. This film is a HORRIBLE live action adaption of the Anime Wicked City (which was based on a Novel to begin with). I had to force myself to stay awake and I had to convince my friend watching it with me who wanted to see the anime version (It was being borrowed at the time) that the anime film did NOT suck. I swear this adaption rivals Fist of the Northstar and Guyver for the "Good Anime source, Horrible trash produced" award. Not was it boring, it changed a majority of the plot and replaced it with mindless drivel. And all the grotesque sexuality was completely removed... And now that I think about it, the major reason I like the anime is that it reminds me of David Cronenbergs work.. Anyway.. End of rant.


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