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Fatal Raid – Review

Fatal Raid – Review
(left-right) Jade Lin, Hidy Yu, Jade Leung, Michael Tong and Sin-Hang Chiu star in Fatal Raid. Photo courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment.

The Fatal Raid is a contemporary Hong Kong action flick offering the best and the worst of this category of subtitled imports. It’s cops vs. bad guys, setting up a slew of intense, elaborately staged action sequences. It also features a handful of lethally gifted babes (some of whom wear less than their situations call for) among the ranks on both sides of the law, reviving the “girls with guns” subset of the martial arts family that thrived a couple of decades ago on both sides of the Pacific.

My low rating comes from the script being hard to follow as it jumps between two time frames 20 years apart, and several illogical aspects to what the characters do, even once we understand their motivations.

In The Fatal Raid,
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The Fatal Raid Available on Digital & Blu-ray August 24th – Action-Packed Martial Arts Extravaganza

The Fatal Raid Available on Digital & Blu-ray August 24th – Action-Packed Martial Arts Extravaganza
The Action-Packed, Martial Arts Extravaganza featuring the Kick Ass Return of Jade Leung hits Digital, Blu-ray & DVD August 24 with an English Dub

The Fatal Raid, hitting Digital, Blu-ray and DVD August 24 from Well Go USA Entertainment, “…brings back the ‘girls with guns’ sub-genre of Asian action cinema with a bang.” Action icon Jade Leung “makes an impressive return” (Asian Action Pulse) alongside a stellar cast including Patrick Tam, Min-Chen Lin (Vampire Cleanup Department), Jeana Ho (iGirl), Michael Tong, and Kristy Yeung. In The Fatal Raid, two elite police teams undertake a secret operation tracking a dangerous gang across the border into Macau, ending in a deadly firefight. Twenty years later, an escort mission brings the survivors back to the scene—and an unwelcome reunion.

Two elite police teams head up a secret operation following a dangerous smuggling ring across the Macau border, but when their presence is discovered, the mission ends in a deadly firefight.
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Raging Fire (2021) U.S. Movie Trailers: Donnie Yen stars in Benny Chan’s Hong Kong Action Film

Raging Fire (2021) U.S. Movie Trailers: Donnie Yen stars in Benny Chan’s Hong Kong Action Film
Raging Fire Trailers — Benny Chan‘s Raging Fire / Nou fo (2021) movie trailers have been released by Well Go USA Entertainment. The Raging Fire trailer stars Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Jeana Ho, Ray Lui, Patrick Tam, Ben Lam, Deep Ng, and Kang Yu. Crew Benny Chan wrote the screenplay for Raging Fire. Nicolas Errèra created [...]

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Donnie Yen’s Action Film ‘Raging Fire’ to Premiere in U.S. in August (Exclusive)

Donnie Yen’s Action Film ‘Raging Fire’ to Premiere in U.S. in August (Exclusive)
The Donnie Yen-starring action thriller “Raging Fire” will open in North American theaters on Aug. 13, its distributor Well Go USA Entertainment announced Friday.

The film is the final project of the late iconic Hong Kong film director Benny Chan, who passed away last summer. Chan was beloved for action films like “The White Storm” and Jackie Chan pictures like “New Police Story.”

Raging Fire” will screen ahead of its broader theatrical outing on Aug. 9 as the Centerpiece film selection of the New York Asian Film Festival (Nyaff). Later this year, it will land on the martial arts streaming channel Hi-yah!, prior to its physical and digital release.

“We have been long-time champions of both the late director Benny Chan’s work and Donnie Yen,” said Nyaff executive director Samuel Jamier. “The Centerpiece presentation is the keystone event of Nyaff, representing the tone and unique spirit of our festival, which
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Donnie Yen Actioner ‘Raging Fire’ Acquired by Well Go USA For North America (Exclusive)

Donnie Yen Actioner ‘Raging Fire’ Acquired by Well Go USA For North America (Exclusive)
Distributor Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to “Raging Fire,” the latest action thriller featuring martial arts superstar Donnie Yen.

The pic is set to hit U.S. theaters later this year before landing on martial arts streaming channel Hi-yah!.

Raging Fire” is the final title from the late Hong Kong helmer Benny Chan, who passed away last August. He was best known for action and martial arts works, including crime thriller “The White Storm,” 2011’s “Shaolin, and Jackie Chan pictures “New Police Story” and “Robin B-Hood.”

It was produced by Emperor Film Production, Tencent Pictures and Super Bullet Pictures.

Yen, known for his roles in Disney’s live-action “Mulan” and the “Ip Man” franchises, appears alongside actors Patrick Tan, Nicholas Tse, Jeana Ho, and Ray Liu (“Flash Point”).

“We are thrilled to team up with Emperor, Tencent and Super Bullet Pictures to bring ‘Raging Fire’ to North American audiences,
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Full US Trailer for Ultra Violent Hong Kong Action Film 'The Fatal Raid'

Full US Trailer for Ultra Violent Hong Kong Action Film 'The Fatal Raid'
"Honor the fallen... by claiming revenge." Well Go USA has released an official trailer for a violent Hong Kong action film titled The Fatal Raid directed by Jacky Lee. This originally opened in Hong Kong in 2019 and is part of the new wave of "girls-with-guns" action films coming out of Hk recently. It also played at the New York Asian Film Festival (Nyaff), and arrives in the US this August. Two elite police teams head up a secret operation following a dangerous smuggling ring across the Macau border, but when their presence is discovered, the mission ends in a deadly firefight. Twenty years later, an escort mission brings the survivors back to the scene of the tragedy—and fosters a highly unwelcome reunion. Starring Patrick Tam, Michael Tong, and Jade Leung, this "police action thriller" also features a hard-hitting cast including Jeana Ho, Hidy Yu, Min-Chen Lin, and Jadie Lin.
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Film Review: The Fatal Raid (2019) by Jacky Lee

Film Review: The Fatal Raid (2019) by Jacky Lee
Recently, we have scene the return of the “Girls with Guns” sub-genre to the Jade Screen with several female led action movies emerging with various degrees of success, with former action heroines slipping back into their former roles after years away. After Kara Hui returned to action prominence in “Mrs K” in 2016, we now have the resurrection of Jade Leung in Jacky Lee’s “The Fatal Raid”.

A police operation in Macau involving Inspector Tan Ka Ming (Patrick Tam) and Madam Fong (Jade Leung) goes tragically wrong, resulting in the deaths of most of their teams and several civilians. The operation is deleted from police records and the survivors are left to deal with the traumas. Twenty years later, they return to Macau as part of a guard detail. After an attack on the Chief inspector, they remain along with two junior policewomen Alma (Jeana Ho) and Zi Han Minchen) to investigate,
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Film News: Season Nine of Asian Pop-Up Cinema Honors Kenneth Tsang on Closing Night

Chicago – Season Nine of Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema (Apuc) had a grand finale on its Closing Night on October 10th, 2019, by honoring one of the most prolific character actors in Hong Kong cinema with a Lifetime Achievement Award … the incomparable Kenneth Tsang. The actor, who has also appeared in Western films like “Die Another Day” and “Rush Hour 2,” began his career in 1955 and has over 250 credits in his long career.

The Lifetime Achievement Award night was special, as it also served to introduce the newest Director of the Chicago Film Office, Kwame Amoaku, who presented the award to Kenneth Tsang.

Apuc Honored Actor Kenneth Tsang (left) with Sophia Wong Bocchio and Presenter Kwame Amoaku

Photo credit: Patrick McDonald for HollywoodChicago.com

After a false start in the film industry, Kenneth Tsang studied architecture at Berkeley in San Francisco. When he settled back in Hong Kong he couldn’t
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Film Review: The Fatal Raid (2019) by Jacky Lee

Sequel to the 2016 film “Special Female Force”, “The Fatal Raid” is another addition to the Girls with Guns subcategory, which seems to ascend the stairs of the most popular action flick quite rapidly.

“The Fatal Raid” is screening at New York Asian Film Festival

The story begins with a rather violent confrontation between Detective Tam, Inspector Madam Fong, Blacky and a team of commandos, and a group of outlaws trying to cross to Macao through Hong Kong. The result was tragic for the law forces, with a number of commandos getting killed and Blackie disappearing. 20 years later, Tam and Madam Fong still feel much regret about the incident, but now have a chance to atone,during a mission of escorting the female deputy commissioner of the Hong Kong Police Force to Macao, along with four female officers: Alma, Zi Han, Sheila, and Tong Yu. However, this time young members of
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Macao Festival Opens Brightly, Touts Industry Development Role

Macao Festival Opens Brightly, Touts Industry Development Role
Nicolas Cage, accompanied by Australian actress and producer Nikki Whelan, trod the red carpet on Saturday night as part of the opening festivities at the third edition of the International Film Festival and Awards.

Set as a talent ambassador, Cage held small group seminars earlier on Saturday. On Sunday he will hold a masterclass.

His presence helped compensate for a couple of high-profile mainland Chinese talent absentees, presumably summoned North for the Huabiao Awards taking place in China the same evening.

The breezy opening event included a specially composed song and dance routine, a whirl of clips from films that will unspool over the coming week, and an elaborate ticket-slotting set-piece.

International guests in attendance included director of Copenhagen Pix Film Festival Jacob Neiiendam; director of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Tiina Lokk; director of Sydney Film Festival, Nashen Moodley; artistic director of Chicago International Film Festival, Mimi Plauche; director of Busan International Film Festival,
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Film Review: Special Female Force (2016) by Wilson Chin Kwok Wai

Girls with guns movies similar to “The Inspector Wears Skirts” series directed by Wellson Chin Sing Wai, were popular in Hong Kong during the late 80s. In this updated version, director Wilson Chin Kwok Wai offers us nothing new except more cleavage and perhaps a glossier looking movie.

Nonetheless, “Special Female Force” kicks off with a bang in a Thailand hotel resort where an all-female task force, dressed only in bikinis, comes face to face with a terrorist known as the President. After a very violent shootout in which five of the six members were killed, the President manages to escape unharmed thanks to the help of his blood thirty body guard.

Fast forward twenty years, we learn that the sole survivor is now working in the Hong Kong police academy, where she’s taking on new female recruits. It also happens that one of the girls
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Filmart: China 3D Digital Entertainment launches three new features

Filmart: China 3D Digital Entertainment launches three new features
New titles include Herman Yau’s action pic Death Notify with Julian Cheung and Louis Koo.

China 3D Digital Entertainment has launched three new feature titles at Filmart: director Herman Yau’s crime action film Death Notify, Christopher Sun’s thriller Deception Of The Novelist and action drama Deception Of The Novelist, directed and produced by Roy Chow.

Death Notify follows an elite police task force hunting a vigilante serial killer. The film features Julian Cheung, Louis Koo, Francis Ng, Myolie Wu and Pakho Chau.

Deception Of The Novelist follows a young successful writer who gets embroiled in the
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Hk's Sun Entertainment shines on seven films

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Hk's Sun Entertainment shines on seven films
Hong Kong-based Sun Entertainment Culture is unveiling several new projects at Filmart, including romantic drama Concerto Of The Bully, starring Ronald Cheng and Janice Man.

Fung Chih-chiang has scripted and will direct Concerto Of The Bully, which is based on his novel about a street punk who kidnaps a gifted songwriter who never forgets anything she has heard.

Peter Kam, who won a Berlin Silver Bear for best music for Isabella in 2006, has written the score of the film, which is currently in pre-production.

Sun is also introducing Fire Lee’s Robbery, which stars Derek Tsang, J. Aire and Lam Suet in a story about a series of bizarre events at a corner convenience store.

The Cantonese-language drama is in post-production for release later this year.

Sun has also invested in Wilson Chin’s ‘girls with guns’ action drama, Special Female Force, starring Anita Chui, Jeana Ho and Eliza Sam.

Chin previously
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Lan Kwai Fong 3 (2014) Movie Review

Wilson Chin takes another trip back to Hong Kong’s hottest nightlife district (apparently) with “Lan Kwai Fong 3”, completing an unlikely but extremely popular trilogy about the lives and lusts of good looking young party goers. As usual, the third instalment features another cast of unfeasibly attractive stars, with series regulars Jeana Ho and Jason Chan joined by the likes of Ava, Whitney Hui, Celia K and Alex Lam for more bumping and grinding on the dance floor. The film’s narrative basically revolves around Ava as Sara and Alex Lam as her fiancé Sean, a couple going through a rough patch due to his refusal to stop hanging around with his ex-girlfriend. Naturally, her friends Jeana (Jeana Ho), Jolie (Whitney Hui) and Papa (Celia K) advise her to party even harder and forget about him. Things get more complicated after she hooks up with Korean hunk Kim (Lee
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Due West: Our Sex Journey (2012) Movie Review

The revival of category III rated Chinese erotic cinema continues with “Due West: Our Sex Journey”, based on the popular internet writings of Xiang Xi Murakami Haruki. Like the recent global hit “Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy”, the film was shot in 3D, and comes from the same team, again written by Mark Wu, who also worked on the screenplay for “Lan Kwai Fong”, and who here makes his directorial debut. Taking the male lead is Justin Cheung, a man with plenty of genre experience, having starred in both “Sex and Zen” and the ridiculous but enjoyable “The 33D Invader”, backed by Wu himself, plus, of course, an impressive number of attractive actresses from across Asia, including Jeana Ho (“Hong Kong Ghost Stories”), Celia Kwok, Angelina Zhang, Daniella Wang, and Japanese Av idol Kizaki Jessica. Justin Cheung stars and narrates as Frankie, a young Hong Kong man brought up in a strict middle class family,
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