Posts Tagged ‘1986’
High paced crime thriller that turns into a martial arts roller coaster from start to finish. Full star cast too; Yuen Biao, Cynthia Rothrock, Melvin Wong, Fan Siu-Wong, Corey Yuen Kwai, Tai Bo, Fung Lee, Wu Ma and Chung Fat!
Yuen Biao plays Jason Chan, a lawyer who witnessed his colleagues assassination, catches the bad guys and attempts to put behind bars, although another man who witnessed the murder was assassinated the night before the trial. Jason looses the case by lack of evidence and decides to retire from the firm.
Jason takes things into his own hands and decides to kill off the gang leaders who staged the murder (one of them played by James Tien). Jason successfully kills off ‘four eyed bill’ and beings planning for the next boss (Tien).
Although the head of the gang takes out his partner Chow Ting-Kwong (Tien) before he could back out of the deal, although after the head leaves, Jason comes to kill Chow but finds out he’s dead…when Jason leaves but bumps into The Lady Dragon (Cynthia Rothrock) a hard as nails cop who has being tailed Jason since his first kill. Although after a small spare Jason escapes the scene of the crime.
Although this murder was witnessed by Yu Chi-Wen (Fan Siu-Wong), who was hiding under a table in the department. He plans to have the leader of the gang put behind bars and have Jasons name cleared…but will he live for that long?
There is also Joe Do (Corey Yuen Kwai) a lazy cop who is teamed up with the Dragon Lady. His father Mr. Do (Wu Ma) is also a cop who refuses to retire because he has nothing else left in his life apart from his son and his job. Read the rest of this entry »
Plot: A small family of vampires are unleashed in Hong Kong after a group antique dealers discover their corpses. Dealer Kwok (Chung Fat) attempts to sell the corpses off to other antique dealers, but his stupid assistant, Chicken (Billy Lau) accidentally awakens the vampires causing all sort of havoc!
Coroner Lin (Lam Ching-Ying) and his son-in-law Gen (Yuen Biao) set out to apprehend this vampires before they claim any victims. Lin first finds out about the vampires after Chicken appears Lin’s chemist looking for a remedy to a vicious bite wound. Lin can tell it is a vampire bite as soon as he see’s it, although Chicken just claims he was biting by a child.
One of the Vampires is a young boy, who escapes after Kwok was traveling to an antique dealer. The young vampire stumbles across a small family. A father (Wu Fong) and his two children.
The children mistake the vampire for an illegal immigrant and decide to shelter and feed it. Finding out that the young vampire is completely harmless.
If things cant get anymore crazy Chicken finds out that his only cure is to get a sample of the vampires blood. Kwok’s other assistant (Fung Lee) is also after the vampire blood after Chicken loosing his temper and biting into him too! Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most well casted films I’ve seen to date!
Sammo Hung plays a petty thief who returned to his home town, Hanshui. Sammo returns with a group of prostitutes including Olivia Cheng, Rosamund Kwan, Emily Chu & Wong Yuk Waan. Sammo comes up with the idea to de-rail a train filled with Multi-Millionaires travelling to Shanghai.
His reasons be that his home town seems run down, nothing new, nothing to attract people. So stopping this train will flood the town with many rich people and hoping it picks up the towns business…
Yet on the train their is a group of Japanese led by Hwang Jang Lee, Yasuaki Kurata & Yukari Oshima. They are carrying a very valuable map which leads to the location of a very valuable Jade Buddha. Now a group of Bandits led by James Tien along with Corey Yuen Kwai, Dick Wei, Chung Fat, Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton and a whole bunch of lackys.
Another Storyline is the Police Force, led by Eric Tsang, Lam Ching-Ying, Yuen Wah, Wu Ma, Mang Hoi & Chow Gam Kong. The town off Hanshui is so quiet, there isn’t any crimes. Yet the police force were so bored they decided to set fire to the one of the buildings, this is used as a distraction the police force rob the towns bank. Most of the group escape, yet both Wu Ma & Mang Hoi are caught by the Firemen, led by Yuen Biao, Hsiao Ho, Chin Kar-Lok, Peter Chan & Siu Tak Foo.
The Police Force plan that their only method of escape is hitching a ride on the Shanghai Express. Now the town without a police force is useless. So the mayor decides to make the Fire Brigade the new Police Force. Biao decides that the first plan of action is to foil Sammos plan on derailing the train and then arrest the fleeing bank robbers.
Richard Ng and Lynda Shum join the list A cast as a rich couple boarding the train although Richard Ng has a secret mistress which leads him into some sticky situations.
Now the action, you know its Sammo Hung Action, its got to be good don’t you think? Well it is. We get to see a great fight between Sammo vs. Yuen Biao, Sammo vs. Cynthia Rothrock and Yuen Biao versing Dick Wei in a very fast paced fight to the end.
Yuen Biao also does a excellent stunt, doing a cartwheel off a two story building and landing on the ground and then delivering a line of dialogue. Hsiao Ho also takes quite a jump, Sammo tricks Ho into following him to the roof of a hotel. Sammo confronts Ho and Ho decides to exit by jumping off the building. from the roof to a balcony and from the balcony to the dirt!!
The Millionaires Express is a great action comedy which I highly recommend to all.
A war movie made in the eighties…
Let me tell you know, this is no Eastern Condors. Here’s the plot; Thai government hires group of Chinese mercenaries (including Leading man, Eddy Ko) to capture powerful drug lord from Golden Triangle. The group of mercenaries manage to capture their target, even with the odds against them. Yet the drug lord has been leaving a trail of clues so his men can retrace his steps…But Along the way mercenaries bump into a Vietnamese general (played by Lam Ching-Ying) and end up shooting him in the eye! Read the rest of this entry »
This was Jet Li’s directorial debut. He also took the job of producing, choreographing and any other job he could get his hands on. However, due to health reasons his manager convinced him to concentrate on directing and choreographing the action scenes.
The story goes back to 1944 when Japan was fighting for greater East-Asian co-prosperity alliance. We see Jet Li as a member of a Chinese battalion fighting a heavily armed Japanese army. Now despite being out done in terms of armaments and numbers Jet Li defies the odds and puts up a darn good fight. Read the rest of this entry »
Plot: A Professor in New Zealand has created this new prism which gives the ability to erase the human mind and then input new data into the brain, King Kong (Sam Hui) is their Guinea pig for this experiment. Things go wrong, as the prism appears to have no effect on King Kong. But before the Professor can uncover the problem a group of armed men blast their way in and attempt to steal the prism. However, they only get away with the professor’s notes.
Things take a turn for the worse when the professor has a heart attack. In a frantic search for the professor’s pills, King Kong accidentally steps on the last pill. Since the Professor knows he’s doomed he tells Kong that he has to take his daughter (Sally Yeh) as his wife and to guard the prism from the enemy!
King Kong barely escapes New Zealand. He returns to Hong Kong where he discovers that Albert (Karl Maka) is taking part in a Hong Kong Police vs. Interpol Hockey Match. Things aren’t looking too good as the Police are losing points and players, so they decide to send King Kong in to help. As you can expect the pair clean the rink and win the game too!
Kong tells Albert to protect the prism at all costs, as soon as Kong finishes that sentence they are once again under attack from the gang from New Zealand. But both Kong and Albert escape in one piece.
When all seems to be over Albert’s wife, Nancy (Sylvia Chiang) is beaten and abducted leaving Albert and his son only a few days to return to New Zealand with the Prism If not – he wont see his wife again! Read the rest of this entry »
The lucky stars reunite again, Hooray!
Kidstuff (Sammo Hung) has been asked from the police to investigate an international ammunition trade that involves two gangs. One is the Japanese underworld society that holds many stolen diamonds, and another he is the mysterious terrorist who owns an enormous amount of ammunition. Read the rest of this entry »