A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
The imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later pass and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind
Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... 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.
The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.
The year is 1963, an illegal immigrant named Ho (Donnie Yen) sneaks into British-ruled Hong Kong. Equipped with guts and combat skills, he plunges into the underground world getting into constant conflict with rivals. After many adversaries, the once good-natured man is physically crippled and turns into a monster more atrocious than all the most corrupted cops and ruthless drug dealers. Ho eventually emerges as the most powerful drug lord under the control of Chief Detective Sergeant, Lee Rock (Andy Lau). However, with the establishment of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) by the law enforcement in 1974, Rock is forced into premature retirement. But Ho still insists he would not be stopped as he determines to become the sole dictator of the drug empire.Written by
A good drama of wonderful collaboration of Yen and Lau. Telling the fans about mafia and corrupt cops back then in Hong Kong is something.
But definitely we may not find Yen's usual fighting scenes. As rumbles are here and there, we have seen how it is supposed to be by The Raid, so from that on, audience expect same thrill. But it is not. Yes this is not Yen's martial art film, but a brawl is always a brawl, should be depicted as real as possible. Using multi cameras and many takes like Hollywood does, would be better, to deliver the violence.
I also have no idea, why smoking scenes have to be the way to show the brotherhood. It is too much. Sharing one cigarette is weird for all the wealth they possess eventually. Unless it has been a habit since they were zero. Sharing weed makes sense more, but I guess there is certain reason, just a cigarette not weed.
My compliment is also for the western actors, they act so natural.
One more thing, the reunion of actors from TVB Hong Kong 1980's, "Kwee Cheng", "Ho Tu", "Oey Yok Soe" and of course, "Yo Ko" himself, is quite a fun.
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