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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 »

Directors:

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 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 Wang Ban Poon
Matthew Wong 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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Technical Specs

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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mind-bending comedy action
24 April 1999 | by Flower-13See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film I was totally stunned. The pace never slows down for one second. Action sequences of never before seen standard comes one after another. It is truly fantasy. I think this is necessary if you are going to make a "manga in motion" picture, which is exactly what this film is. The directors have created an post-holocaust-like kind of world and the characters fit in like the hand in the glove. If you like Hong Kong movies because of the rapid pace, incredible fight scenes, and, the often included, comic dialogue; you will love this one. Saviour of the soul contains all of these, and a lot of it. This film is a classic in its genre.


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