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God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage (1996)
"Do san 3: Chi siu nin do san" (original title)

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Following Ko Chun's earlier years as he battles for the position he was destined for: The God of Gamblers.

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Anita Yuen ...
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Lone Ng
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Kent Hing (as Leung Wing Kei)
Francis Ng ...
Ko Ngo
King-fai Chung ...
Kent (as Chung King Fai)
Tat-Ming Cheung ...
So (as Cheung Tat Ming)
Elvis Tsui ...
Tai-Chin (as Xu Jin Jiang)
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Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (archive footage) (as Chow Yun Fat)
Wai-Kai Law
Do-Yu Lee ...
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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 Aya

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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 »

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Obviously a stunt double is used for Anita Yuen's character falling over the balcony. See more »

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Title Card: 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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should've been a total separation from GoG series
21 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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