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Wicked City (1992)

Yao shou du shi (original title)
Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if ... See full summary »

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Tai Kit Mak (as Peter Mak)

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Hideyuki Kikuchi (novel), Roy Szeto | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leon Lai ... Taki Renzaburô
Michelle Reis ... Windy (Gaye)
Jacky Cheung ... Ken Kai
Roy Cheung ... Shudo
Shu-Kei Chow Shu-Kei Chow ... Anti-Rapter Agent
Carman Lee ... Loh / Shira / Orchid
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung)
Woo-Ping Yuen ... Sergeant Kayama
Reiko Hayama Reiko Hayama ... Spider Woman
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Storyline

Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if they stop taking it. Actually it is another group of Rapters that are selling the happiness. The second group attacks Daishu's group, and eventually Taki, Daishu, and Daishu's daughter join forces to fight the evil Rapters. Lots of psychic powers, shape changing and general weirdness. Written by Marty Hoff <martang@evtech.com>

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Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

20 November 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Wicked City See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD 10,778,465 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Film for the Classes, Not Masses
12 January 2000 | by Jimbo-96See all my reviews

This film is a mess. No amount of suspension of disbelief will overcome the real world short comings. This is a special effects laden film, but the letter box format, ruins the impact by greatly reducing the size of the effects. Far worse is the use of a blue filter on many of scenes, which were shot entirely at night. Then, when the filter wasn't used, the backgrounds were in blue. Then, I guess for a diversion, some scenes used a bright red filter. I mean everything was red. Blue, red and dark. In conclusion, everything was difficult to see clearly, you had to use your imagination.

A foreign film has to be really good to gain acceptance from me. This film wasn't close. However, I am not meaning to put down people who like this sort of stuff. I am sure that this film does include elements that will be are greatly appreciated by some viewers. This is not a main stream film. Steer clear of this type of film-making.


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