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 »
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
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Sandra Kwan Yue Ng
A rich playboy gets blown up by a gangster when he flirts with the gangster's wife. Through a series of circumstances, his professor makes him a synthetic body that allows him to change into anything he wants.
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Anthony Chau-Sang Wong,
While attending their respective parent's funeral in London, two strangers discover their parent's secret love affair spanning across three decades and two continents. (Chinese with English subtitles).
This movie tries to follow generic Hollywood high-tech action thriller guidelines, but gets thrown off track by good acting, a complex story, beautiful trick-cinematography, awesome spy gadgets, incredible special effects, and a healthy dose of kung-fu. It's simply a very well thought out, very well made film along the lines of the Matrix but with a slightly less exotic location. (Kuala-Lumpur and Australia)
The characters are complex and introspective if you use your imagination a little. Emotion is implied. Rather than saying one word about their feelings throughout the film, the characters let their actions speak for them. It's definitely possible to view this movie on two different levels- the first of pure enjoyment, the second of discovering motives behind the story.
I wouldn't say this movie changed my life, but there's almost nothing better I can recommend for assured entertainment. The year 2000 has shown Hong Kong catch up to and surpass Hollywood even in the big-budget thriller genre. What's next? If Skyline Cruisers is any indication, a Chinese live-action 'Gatchaman' film can't be too far behind.
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