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Kenny B sits down with legendary martial artist, action film star, stuntman, fight coordinator, once bodyguard and trainer Richard Norton for a career retrospective. Ranging from his early days of personal bodyguard for the stars, getting into Hong Kong movies and how his career has received a boost through Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Joined by Tom Kent-Williams and David Harris, Ken tackles Godfrey Ho’s B-movie actioner that survived: Undefeatable. Cynthia Rothrock kicking butt flanked by kung-fu fighting cop and Don Niam (and mullet) tear it up Hong Kong style which means this one will have a perfect blend of eyebrow raising, good, mad fun!
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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 »
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.
Plot: Scottish Businessman Richard Nordon was known to have a small piece of microfilm, with criminating evidence against crime lord Tin (James Tien). Richard attempts to bargain with Tin’s henchman, Dick (Dick Wei). Dick is in no mood to bargain, so he kills Richard on the spot and then goes for the microfilm. Although his plan doesn’t work when a Bellboy comes in the room. This mysterious Bellboy ends up stealing from Richard (To Whom he thinks is sleeping) and ends up taking the microfilm as well without known it. Dick has to escape when the police hit the scene.
The police officer in charge is Inspector Ng (Michelle Yeoh), she was a personal friend of Richard and is more than happy to arrest the crooks. She believes that is was the Bellboy who murdered him, as she say him leaving the room. Ng’s boss, Chief Inspector Wong (Melvin Wong) decides to bring in one of Richards colleagues from Scotland Yard to help with the investigation.
Carrie Morris (Cynthia Rothrock) is a tough cookie and believes in using her fists before her brain. She apprehends a thug who is attempting to leave the country and he was also using Richard Nordons passport.
It turns out that he had bought this passport from a guy who sells fake goods, mainly passports and weapons. Everyone knows this person as Panadol (Tsui Hark). Panadol is a real slippery fish with a workshop that has more tricks and trapdoors than you can imagine. He is accompanied by two dim sidekicks, Strepsil (John Shum) and Aspirin (Mang Hoi). Both Strepsil and Aspirin were the Bellboys stealing from the hotel rooms the night Richard died.
The trio soon find the microfilm and they find out what its worth, but they are mixed with the decision of either handing it over to the police or handing it over to Mr. Tin… Read the rest of this entry »