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Majestic Thunderbolt (1985)

Lei ting chu chuan (original title)
| Action, Crime
A case full of valuable diamonds ends up in the hands of an evil crime boss and it's up to a vengeful cop to take him down.

Director:

Godfrey Ho

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AAV Creative Unit (based on a story by), Stephen So (story developer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Harrison ... Richard
Phillip Ko ... Phillip
John Ladalski John Ladalski
Kuan Tai Chen ... (archive footage) (as Chan Kun Tai)
Kathy Evan Kathy Evan ... (as Cathy Evan)
Peng Tien ... (archive footage) (as Roc Tien)
Tricia Yen Tricia Yen ... (archive footage)
Ho Tien ... (archive footage)
Mimo Lawrence Mimo Lawrence
End Tai Sai End Tai Sai
Alan Wong Alan Wong ... (as Allan Wong)
Kei-Ying Cheng ... (as Keith Cheng)
James Yu James Yu
Lily Li ... (archive footage) (as Lily Lee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sing Chen ... (archive footage)
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A case full of valuable diamonds ends up in the hands of an evil crime boss and it's up to a vengeful cop to take him down.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

English

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IFD Films and Arts See more »
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Alternate Versions

The Film was cut by 4m 57s by the BBFC in the UK, but still received an uncut release by 'Bronx Video Company' in the UK on Rental VHS. See more »

Connections

Edited into Scorpion Thunderbolt (1988) See more »

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Spazjestic Blunderdolt
27 May 2014 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Yet another Gofrey Ho film that defies logic, gives the finger to common sense, farts in a bag and releases it into the face of good taste, and mails a turd to folks who don't like to be confused. Here, Godfrey Ho-Ho-Ho gives us Majestic Thunderbolt, the most violent cut-n-paste film I've seen from him yet.

Richard Harrison and his moustache get off a plane with some diamonds and immediately get robbed by Philip Ko and friends. The diamonds belong to Mr Franco (Played by Phil Lynnot of Thin Lizzy)who is battling rival gang run by Tiger Chan. When Franco's men kill Richard's girlfriend, and also kill the brother of Alan Chan, it's vendetta city with a side order of "This is actually two films spliced together badly".

Rather than give myself a nosebleed by describing the plot, here a list of what goes on in this film. Harrison tracks down Ko (sometimes on roller skates with a baseball bat) while Ko paints a nude woman before drinking her blood for some reason. Mr Franco poisons people while watching synchronised swimming and harpoons fish that hang from strings. Alan Chan kills loads of folks in various ways (exploding toilets, acid showers, falling chandeliers), while one character manages to remain hidden for almost the entire film before revealing himself. Also, one guy gets shot about seventy times and even melons can't escape the carnage.

Throw in a lot (and I mean A LOT) of violence, uncomfortable misogyny, uncomfortable animal cruelty (it loses a point for those), and you've got one of the most "exciting" and "action packed" "films" that Godfrey's delivered into the world from his bizarre, film making womb.

Aye.


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