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Release Date:
19 January 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »
International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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Review: The Viral Factor May Be The Year's Best Asian Action Movie!
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The Viral Factor (2012) Movie Review
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  (in credits order)

Jay Chou ... Jon

Nicholas Tse ... Man Yeung

Peng Lin ... Rachel
Bing Bai ... Ice (as Michelle Bai)

Andy On ... Sean (as Andy Tien)

Kai Chi Liu ... Man Tin
Carl Ng ... Ross
Tin Chiu Hung ... Mark (as Sammy Hung)
Philip Keung ... Russell
Elaine Jin ... Jon's Mother
Deep Ng ... Man Yeung's former partner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Dasz ... Villain
Steven Dasz ... Jordanian Mercenary

Jawed El Berni ... Tyler's Henchman
Issam M. Husseini ... Jordanian Doctor
Crystal Lee ... Man Cheung Sing
Man Biu Lee

Brad Dirk Martin ... Russian Hitman

Jared Robinsen ... Tyler (as Jared Robinson)
Anthony Sandstrom ... Villain

Ron Smoorenburg ... Gang member

Directed by
Dante Lam 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dante Lam  screenplay and story
Candy Leung  story
Wai Lun Ng  screenplay

Produced by
Nga-Bok Lee .... co-producer (as Albert Lee)
Candy Leung .... producer
Solon So .... co-executive producer
Solon So .... co-producer
Zhongjun Wang .... co-executive producer
Zhonglei Wang .... co-producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Kam 
Cinematography by
Kenny Tse (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Wai Chiu Chung 
Production Design by
Kwok-wing Chong 
Alex Mok 
Costume Design by
William Fung 
Makeup Department
Farah Turjuman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Zain Duraie .... production management assistant
Issam M. Husseini .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arifa Bseiso .... first assistant director: second unit
Sound Department
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound designer
Kinson Tsang .... sound designer
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Po Yan Chan .... compositor
Siu Fu Ma .... compositor
Edward Pak .... compositor
Kar Lok Chin .... action director
Kar Lok Chin .... stunt coordinator
Dante Lam .... action choreographer
Emerson Wong .... stunt performer
Shane Yan .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Dory Aoun .... high speed camera
Hoi Yan Chan .... gaffer
Yuk Hoy Cheong .... steadicam: Malaysia
Samuel Fu .... assistant camera: first unit
Po Wing Ho .... assistant camera: third unit
Sze-cheung Hon .... camera operator: third unit
Mahmoud Hourani .... lighting technician: Jordan
Yiu-Fai Lai .... camera operator: third unit
Ming-Chuen Lo .... first assistant camera: third unit
Eric Oh .... steadicam operator
Kwee Sang Soo .... second assistant camera: Malaysia
Lin Yau Tsou .... camera operator: second unit
Teo Kok Wah .... second assistant camera: Malaysia
Other crew
Tarik Afifi .... production assistant
Jamal Al Adwan .... assistant location manager
Peng Seong Chuah .... handyman
Lim Chung Man .... image consultant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jik zin" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Blood Weapon" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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122 min
Aspect Ratio:
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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Full of actions & unconvincing coincidental happenings, 23 January 2012
Author: moviesbest from Asia

This is another typical action movie from HK that will be loved by those who watch with their right-sided brain but not those with left-sided brain. Better still if watch without working on the brains.Anyway, you have no time for the brain. Scenes are fast, action start right from the beginning till end, mostly well filmed, fast paced but the whole story, main plots and sub-plots right to the action details are full of multi-layered coincidental happenings or actions and events all in the nick time that the audience will find it unconvincing and unbelievable. If only they have paid more attention to the script instead of the action. Revealing the characters or more of the story will spoil the fun, there are also too many loose ends. One important role's mum actually got lost in the middle of the action. Most of the acting are good except for Jay Chou who look lost throughout the movie but it's OK considering his "problem". The location of KL(Kuala Lumpur) made the movie better; instead of usual HK.

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