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The Storm Riders (1998)
"Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha" (original title)

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An evil warlord takes in 2 students (Wind & Cloud) in an effort to become invincible so he can take over the world.

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Whispering Wind / Nip Fung
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Lord Conqueror / Hung Baa (as Sonny Chiba)
Kristy Yang ...
Charity / Hung Chi
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lawrence Cheng ...
Jester / Man Chow Chow (as Tan-shui Cheng)
Roy Cheung ...
Shaolin Monk
Yue Dung Cheung ...
Jason Chu ...
Ming
Alex Fong ...
Whispering Prince
Rocky Lai ...
Wedding Guest
Yiu-Cheung Lai ...
Mud Buddha / Nai Pou Saat
Dion Lam ...
Crow (as Dik-on Lam)
Siu-Kei Lee ...
Wedding Guest
Tat Chiu Lee ...
Hawk
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Lord Conquer is a great and mighty warlord who wants to take over the world. To do so, he must defeat another warrior named Sword Saint; but the battle is prophesized to take place in ten years. Lord Conquer's servant, Mud Buddah, says that he can make himself invincible by then if he can make two certain children into his disciples. Those children are Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud. But Lord Conquer discovers that if Wind and Cloud were to unite against him, they could overthrow him. He tries to avoid this by marrying his daughter Charity to Wind. Cloud intervines and Lord Conquer accidentally kills Charity. Meanwhile, the time has come for Lord Conquer's duel with Sword Saint. He shows his true intentions by turning against Cloud and Wind. Now it's a free-for-all battle between Lord Conquer, Sword Saint, Cloud, and Wind. And only one will emerge the victor! Written by Montrel

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Rated PG-13 for intense martial arts violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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18 July 1998 (Hong Kong)  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

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SGD 2,020,000 (Singapore)
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21 August 2002 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the box for The Stormriders, I had never heard of the comics, let alone the film. But given that this is one of the biggest films, Hong Kong had ever made, I had to watch it for myself.

I was, it has to be said, very pleasantly surprised. The storyline was a bit dark (possibly one might say it could have been darker to give it a bit more depth), and some of the martial arts action were brilliantly choreographed. The characters were on the whole well built giving the whole movie an edge.

However, the main weakness of the film has to be the discontinuity in many places in the film. It does feel, even with the Directors' Cut, version that I saw, there was too much edited out of the film and it left you slightly disoriented at times. I can't begin to imagine what the International Version must be like as it has some 40 minutes taken out of it.

But credit has to be given to the graphics team behind the special effects. They were all discreetly put together into the film, such that it added to the film rather than the film depending on it. The film is already some four years old as I write this, and it seems to not have aged at all.

Overall, it is a good film to watch. The box also mentions that it's Final Fantasy HK Style, and though I'd say the story itself might not make a great Final Fantasy game, the SFX do give it that feel. The film isn't perfect, but I have to give it full marks have for effort.


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