Private detective Calvin is hired to tape the sex life of a female politician Kwai Fung Ming, but falls for her instead. He decides to help her counter-attack Law Sau Nam, who is the ... See full summary »
Szeto Ginyi is a young businessman recently returned to Hong Kong to open a branch of a Japanese company. He's been living in a hotel. To save money, he rents from the loquacious Baby - ... See full summary »
The world's best fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. There, four female rival fighters will have to work together to uncover the secret that the organizer of the tournament is trying to hide.
Before the West entered World War II, a Japanese death cult called the Temple of Hades is ordered to aid in the spiritual destruction of China. Their method - abduct their enemies' children... See full summary »
Action superstar Chow Yun-Fat portrays real-life gangster Chen Daqi as he rises to the upper echelons of power, finding himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war.
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Details the workings of a mysterious assassination organization, (codenamed: Naked Weapon), led by its globally feared and master assassin, Fiona Birch. It essays the modus operandi of Fiona where she assassinates a crime mob boss and his mooks. A trained assassin, she violently breaks the spine of a fat mob boss using the infamous Deadly Spine Rip technique.
Mark Aldred, who played the Russian crime boss (uncredited) was fired from his job as an English teacher in a Hong Kong primary school because the principal had discovered his role in this film. After a lengthy hearing, an industrial tribunal awarded Aldred HK$11,600 as a contract gratuity. However, it threw out his claim for around $79,000 in damages and dismissed Aldred's claims that his sacking was unlawful. See more »
After Ryuichi has killed Kat, he and Charlene meet outside the building where he throws his sword away. The film then cuts to a wide shot but the sword is nowhere to be seen. See more »
In Germany two versions were released on DVD:
the cut version has a "Not under 18" rating and runs ca 1 min. shorter (rape scene was edited)
the uncut version which has no FSK rating but a JK/SPIO approval
The plot of Naked Weapon is not too bad, but the way it is ultimately presented leaves a lot to be desired. The pacing is dreadful, scenes are arranged haphazardly, and far, far more could have been done with the interesting premise. Most of the dialogue is really terrible.
However, even with all the shortcomings of the script, the movie is saved by its stylism. The action is pretty good, and while the characters obviously don't actually hit each other, their moves and speed are absolutely incredible and breathtaking. The acting is pretty good, too.
All in all, a highly entertaining package filled with sexy girls kicking ass. It's not as good as So Close, though.
7 out of 10.
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