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The Bullet Vanishes (2012)

Xiao shi de zi dan (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 14 August 2012 (China)
Son Donglu, a newly promoted detective teams up with Guo Zhui, fastest gunman in Tiancheng and Xiaowu, a novice policeman to investigate the mystery deaths in a bullet factory.

Director:

Chi-Leung Law (as Lo Chi-Leung)

Writers:

Chi-Leung Law (as Lo Chi-Leung), Sin Ling Yeung (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicholas Tse ... Guo Zhui
Ching Wan Lau ... Song Donglu
Mi Yang ... Little Lark (as Yang Mi)
Boran Jing ... Xiaowu
Kai Chi Liu ... Boss Ding
Gang Wu ... Chief Jin
Hei-Yi Cheng ... Li Jia (as Yumiko Cheng)
Ziyi Wang ... Wang Hai (as Zhiyi Wang)
Kar Lok Chin ... Wu ZhongGuo (as Chin Ka-lok)
Yiyan Jiang Yiyan Jiang ... Fu Yuan - Wu Zhonggou's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xiang Bin Xiang Bin ... Ruffian
Gang Chen Gang Chen ... Jailer
Hu Gao Hu Gao ... Senior Official
Lu Kai Lu Kai ... Chief Jin's men
To-Hoi Kong To-Hoi Kong ... Sulfur Manufacturer (as Kong Tao-hoi)
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Storyline

Son Donglu, a newly promoted detective teams up with Guo Zhui, fastest gunman in Tiancheng and Xiaowu, a novice policeman to investigate the mystery deaths in a bullet factory.

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Plot Keywords:

police shootout | See All (1) »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

14 August 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bullet Vanishes See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,444, 2 September 2012

Gross USA:

$117,629

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,528,580
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Never mind the 'Mixed Bag' comments, this li'l bugger ROX solid! Blu-ray: Stunning A:10 V:10
7 March 2013 | by lathe-of-heavenSee all my reviews

I just finished watching this and I was quite impressed. Do yourself a favour and ignore the jaded, critical comments in the 1 or 2 other reviews which are completely unfounded.

I DO though fully agree with all the other 'GOOD' reviews here and their strong praise for this beautiful looking and engaging film! And, when I say 'Beautiful', I mean frigg'n BEAUTIFUL! The Blu-ray that I saw had a picture quality that was so stunning, it virtually leapt off the screen and was VERY 3 dimensional.

And YES it does very much bring to mind Guy Ritchie's recent 'SHERLOCK HOLMES' in the look and with the soundtrack. But, it is NOT as hyper stylized. The Mystery is very involving; the writing, direction, and acting is excellent. YES, the final twist at the end may or may not be completely necessary, but I personally do not think it detracts that much from the story and overall impact of the film.

So, if you DO happen to like Asian Action / Crime films that are sharply executed and very entertaining, not to mention beautiful looking, then you will indeed very much enjoy this movie!


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