Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain ... See full summary »
(Cantonese with English subtitles) Classic, slapstick, all-out-ridiculous Hong Kong action-comedy delivered by the one-and-only Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer), who plays a ... See full summary »
Action superstar Chow Yun-Fat portrays real-life gangster Chen Daqi as he rises to the upper echelons of power, finding himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war.
The story starts with small-time conman Cool (Nicholas Tse), whose undercover policeman half-brother (Phillip Ng) is murdered by Ko (Gao Hu), the head of an illegal gambling syndicate. Cool... See full summary »
The Prequel to the God of Gambler's movie. It chronicles how a young Ko Chun played by Leon Lai, acquires his legendary gambling skills and claims the title God of Gamblers. Ko Chun is a young orphan under the tutelage of Kent, a talented gambler, when he goes to compete for the God of Gambler's title. Unfortunately, Ko Chun is nearly murdered by Kent before he goes to win the final round and lapses into a coma. Seven, a girl who likes him, nurses him back to health but is killed the night before Ko Chun competes for the international God of Gambler's title and he seeks revenge for her death.... Written by
The playing cards used in this movie are Bicycle Playing Cards manufactured by the USPC. This is the first time in a Hong Kong movie that Bicycle Playing Cards received a lot of screen time. Usually, Bee Playing Cards are used and Bicycle is only used for a few minor sequences. See more »
Obviously a stunt double is used for Anita Yuen's character falling over the balcony. See more »
In 1986, when Ko Chun hadn't obtained the crown of the God of Gamblers yet, he had to face the most life-risking and hazardous challenge of his life.
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it's always nice to wrap up a Good movie as a trilogy, adding the third sequel, in this case a prequel to the first movie. however, as this is considered the "early stage" of god of gamblers, it's flawed with contradicting things, such as Ko Chun and Dragon meeting one another, which they did not do until the japanese gambler in God of Gamblers I assigned Dragon as a body guard to Ko Chun. moreover, the characters depicting the original characters in GOG does not quite meet up to the requirement, Jordan Chan being Dragon, does indeed do some good action scenes but his physical appearance is too small to be Dragon, while as Leon Lai does not have the same charisma as Chow Yun Fat depicts in the 2 original GOGs.
finally, the plot of GOG3 explains how Ko Chun came to like chocolate and why he has faded back hair. i personally think they needed to be revised they didn't quite make sense.
all in all, putting aside the above notion, the movie has the same slick twist at the end leaving you in suspsense and then a fair explanation as of how the result came to be as it came. and action scenes were very well too, if not better than the original GOG's which used more gun vs gun battle, here Dragon usually starts off barehanded and ends up with a gun from his enemies hands.
try to put aside the original GOG's and watch this as a separate movie, it did try its best to tie the movie to the original one's , but i guess they tried too hard and they tried to ignore the fact that Ko Chun and Dragon never met until GOG1.
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