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Wicked City (1992)
"Yao shou du shi" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  20 November 1992 (Hong Kong)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Michelle Reis ...
Windy (Gaye)
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Ken Kai
Roy Cheung ...
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
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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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HKD 10,778,465 (estimated)
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Insanely incoherent comic-styled Asian sci-fi
20 March 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

This movie rarely pauses to let you catch your breath (or figure out the plot) before another onslaught of stylish action wierdness happens. Like Jackie Chan's CITY HUNTER, this is a Hong Kong adaptation of a Japanese manga (comic) which would explain all the tentacle monsters in the movie (a particular Japanese obsession). I couldn't follow the plot but this film is so manic and overloaded with bizarre wham-bang special effects that only the most jaded of fans could dislike it.


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