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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)

Writers:

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Would make a great MST3K film
8 June 2010 | by dasklyterSee all my reviews

I loved the Japanese anime of this movie - saw it 15 years ago and loved it. Found this the live action version at a roadside VHS sale. I was so excited! Then I watched it and was disappointed at how BAD it was. Our jaws hit the floor when the guy was having sex w/the Pinball machine/lady. Gave it another chance and watched it with hubby, found new life as a comedy! Would make a great MST3K movie. I still own the VHS copy, wouldn't part with it for anything now. I definitely would still like to see a decent modern adaptation of this movie. The effects were so bad, I just couldn't get past was the scenes with the lasers(?)that looked like those glow necklaces from the Dollar Tree.


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