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Gau yat: San diu hap lui (1991)

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 »

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David Lai, Corey Yuen

Writers:

Jeffrey Lau, Kar-Wai Wong (as Kar Wai Wong)
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Cast

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 Fong Fong Poon
Wang Ban Poon
Matthew Wong
San Yip San Yip
Corey Yuen
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Storyline

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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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

19 December 1991 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Terrible Angel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Featured in Xin tong ju shi dai (1994) See more »

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Wild, wacky, dramatic sci-fi fantasy.
31 August 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is an action sci-fi adventure from Hong Kong, starring Aarok Kwok as the graying black-clad swordsman Silver Fox, out to wreck havoc on mercenaries Ching (Andy Lau), Kwan (Anita Mui) and Chuen (Kenny Bee). He kills Chuen (Kenny Bee), but is wounded by Kwan (Anita Mui). Kwan is later poisoned by a spell, which only the powerful Madam Pet (Carina Lau) has the antidote. While Ching hopes to obtain the antidote from her, Silver Fox is out to defeat them all.

Filled with wild, sword-wielding action, sci-fi elements, drama and some wacky comic relief, this film is definitely a medieval fantasy with reality-suspended moments. Aaron Kwok plays quite the formidable villain, somebody you would love to hate. Andy Lau was OK as the protagonist, but Anita Mui is the main highlight of the film. Quite the fast-paced movie, but there's a little too much genre elements all slapped into one story.

Grade B-


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