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Saviour of the Soul (1991)

Gau yat: San diu hap lui (original title)
A graying black-clad swordsman slays palace guards, as he flies through the air to an uncertain purpose. Centuries (or is it days?) later, gun-toting, Armani-clad super policemen -- Hong ... See full summary »

Directors:

David Lai, Corey Yuen

Writers:

Jeffrey Lau, Kar-Wai Wong (as Kar Wai Wong)
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Andy Lau ... Ching
Anita Mui ... Yiu May-kwan
Aaron Kwok ... Silver Fox
Kenny Bee ... Siu Chuen
Gloria Yip ... Wai Heung
Carina Lau ... Pet Lady
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joanna Chan Joanna Chan
Kei-Mei Chan Kei-Mei Chan
Henry Fong ... Fox's Master
Fong Fong Poon
Wang Ban Poon
Matthew Wong
San Yip San Yip
Corey Yuen
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A graying black-clad swordsman slays palace guards, as he flies through the air to an uncertain purpose. Centuries (or is it days?) later, gun-toting, Armani-clad super policemen -- Hong Kong's Saviours -- are devastated by a cloaked assassin. Kinetic medieval fantasy; overstructured, outgunned urban nightmare. And that's only the first ten minutes! A highly entertaining, eye-popping genre bender in every way. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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Not Bad
29 August 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

I just saw "Dance Of A Dream", which also starred Andy Lau and Anita Mui and I liked their chemistry, even though the film has nothing in common with this one. This one is a sci-fi fantasy with superheroes. Ms. Mui plays May and, of course, looks wonderful. She also plays her sister, who keeps getting herself shot, blown up (its comic relief, she doesn't die). Aaron Kwok plays The Silver Fox, who wants to kill May because May blinded his mentor. Mr. Lau, as Ching, tries to protect her. There are pretty good action sequences in this film, decent fight scenes. Nothing terribly original or revelatory, but you can do a lot worse. Its a great Saturday afternoon movie, play it on a big screen TV and enjoy. The acting is fine, especially the always mesmerizing Anita Mui. If you're a fan of this genre, watch it, its fun.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

19 December 1991 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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