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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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Classic low budget flick
3 March 2007 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

Even when it is obvious that this is a low budget production. You still will be amazed by the beautiful cinematography and artwork. It is like a live action manga. Some special effects are a little cheesy. But they are used in such a way that you won't mind. The action scenes are fast paced and very energetic. There is not much of a story. The main part is about Ching's love for Yiu May-kwan (Anita Mui). There is lot of humor used in this movie. Sometimes it is a bit over the top but in combination with the serious love theme there is a fine balance which overall is very enjoyable. This movie is a showcase what the hong kong cinema is about. The lack of budget never is a problem for hong kong movie makers to be creative and come with a good product. When it comes to action Hong Kong cinema is the best. Saviour of the Soul is proof of that.


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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

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1.85 : 1
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