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Ji dong qi xia (1989)

A frozen Ming Dynasty royal guard and the equally frigid rapist-killer he's tracking are thawed out in modern-day Hong Kong.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fong Sau-Ching (as Biu Yuen)
... Fung San
... Polla (as Man-yuk Cheung)
Lai-Yui Lee ... Hooker
Elvina Kong ... Hooker
Jing Chen ... Arms Dealer
... Scientist
... Pimp
... Santa Claus (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Wai-Hung Liu ... Angel (as Wai Hung Liu)
Lap-Man Sinn ... Robber
Jing Wong ... Crane Operator
... Bum
Yin San Lai ... Princess Nan Chang
Sek-Ming Gan ... Police sargeant
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A frozen Ming Dynasty royal guard and the equally frigid rapist-killer he's tracking are thawed out in modern-day Hong Kong.

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18 August 1989 (Hong Kong)  »

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Remade as Bing feng: Yong heng zhi men (2018) See more »

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A mixture of Kung-Fu, fantasy, drama and comedy in this HK flick!
27 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is a fantasy action film from Hong Kong, starring Yuen Biao as Ming Dynasty royal guard named Fong Sau-Ching, who got frozen in time after a fierce battle with the evil Fung San (Yuen Wah). After many years, both Fong and Fung have been thawed out in modern Hong Kong, where they continue their battle.

This movie is chock full of martial arts action, from Yuen Biao and Yuen Wah duking it out in the Ming Dynasty to modern day Hong Kong. It's really smashing and edge-of-your-seat excitement seeing these two martial arts greats do their amazing stunt work.

Caught in the middle of the centuries-old duel is call girl Polla (Maggie Cheung), who takes in Fong at her home. Seeing Fong try to assimilate and adjust living life in the modern day was pretty hilarious. But, much of the comic relief came from Maggie Cheung, who gave a rather dramatic but sassy performance at the same time. There were some touching chemistry between the two as well.

Yuen Wah as the villain offers up some dark moments in the film as well, being a merciless attacker and all-around bad guy - somebody you would love to root against. I do think, though, that Wah's character was overkill and over dramatic at times.

Rounding up the cast of characters are cameo appearances from a host of Hong Kong actors, from Elvina Kong to Elvis Tsui, and from Stanley Fung to Corey Yuen. Fun stuff here! Grade A-


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