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A "James Bond" type burglar named King Kong (Sam Hui) tries to redeem himself and joins forces with Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), a bumbling police detective from the states, to try to track down a rare set of stolen luscious diamonds before it ends up in the hands of a notorious European gangster named "White Gloves." The two unlikely duo are supervised by Supt. Nancy Ho, a masculine, fiery-tempered policewoman.Written by
In every Euro or American version of a Hong Kong movie I see, scenes in the Euro-version have been cut out and replaced by scenes that are supposed to be more pleasing to western audiences. This mentality I don't get but it's usually so. But alas with one of the greatest comedies in history it wasn't meant to be. I first saw the Hong Kong version on DVD, (really crisp sound!!!), and here is the story in a nut-shell. Famous jewel thief "King Kong" steals $30,000,000 in diamonds from the mob, but leaves a white glove at the scean of the crime, causing the mob to believe it to be the work of the famous jewel thief "White Glove". After tracking him down in Veins, Italy he claims that he is innocent. Not really buying his story but giving him the benefit of doubt the mob gives him a chance go to Hong Kong and get back the diamonds or forfeit his life. Mean while the "Best Partners" consisting of King Kong and Gigolo Joe have hidden the diamonds. Well actually Gigalo Joe hid them but before he could divulge the location to King Kong he is killed by Mad Max, the local gang leader, with a gang right out of the movie "The Warriors" you know the Polo gang. His crime, sleeping with Mad Maxes sister. Before he dies Joe is able to tell King Kong that he put the clues to where the diamonds are on the asses of two different women, in the form of tattoos. Mean while at the Royal Hong Kong police headquarters, the Hong Kong police find out that White Gloves is in town and they enlist the aid of the famous New York detective Albert Au, AKA:Kodiejack, AKA:Baldy to aid them in their search. Assigned to help Baldy is the super tough cop Superintendent Nancy Ho who mistakenly arrested Baldy earlier, and who is just as Sadistic as she is beautiful (watch for the meat grinder scean). The police catch King Kong and in exchange for turning over the diamonds and helping the cops catch White Gloves he will be set free. "Man the law in Hong Kong is really lenient." White Gloves and Mad Max make several attempts to kill our new "Best Partners" consisting of Nancy Ho, King Kong and Baldy, but each one is foiled. A search continues for the two women on who's butts rest King Kong's chance for freedom and White Gloves chance for life and probably Nancy Ho's chance for promotion. To add to the trouble one of the women is Mad Maxes sister. In the final scean White Gloves vs. King Kong with a squad of sports cars, I will not give away anything els toward the end, but what follows is a brief description of what to look for: 1. Great escape by wire, motorcycle, and glider. 2. Great slapstick al the way through the show. 3. Great acting by the main cast Sam Hui, Karl Maka and Silvia Chang, as well as great acting all around. 4. Great comedy as our hero's' try to convincethe women to show their stuff, so that they can examine the clues. 5. The Aces go places music video sung by Sam Hui himself "does he ever do concerts anymore?" 6. great gagits used by King Kong, a bit like James Bond 7. A climatic battle of street cars and toy cars and a great chase scean at the end. 8. Nancy "Hot-toung" Ho and her sister, both beautiful.
Euro version: Many sceans are cut out, much of the dialog is totally different which I can usually accept but here it's really bad.
Sceans cut out: 1. Part of the interrogation of King Kong at the police station. 2. Part of the scean with King Kong and Gigolo Joe in the restaurant. 3. The entire music video 4. Part of the scean with King Kong and Baldy in the hospital. Other comments about the euro-cut: 1. King Kong is now only known as Sam "Bad" 2. Gigolo Joe is now only charley "Bad" 3. Nancy Ho is now Hot-Toung "good" It's not a sexual reference and it's cool.
The Euro version is a piece of c**p, and it isn't available in wide screen!!!! No actor does their own voice over, and I know Karl Maka know english perfect. Watch the Euro cut only if you cannot stand subtitles.
The Hong Kong cut is top notch!!! A perfect ten, the greatest Action Comedy there is. You will not be disappointed.es
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