Posts Tagged ‘Karl Maka’
Hong Kong cinema is the cinema of contrasts, often in the same movie but this week, dark is kept to one movie and light within the other. Starting with Corey Yuen’s dark actioner Righting Wrongs where Yuen Biao loses faith in the justice system. And in the second half, the review of Cinema City’s cashcow Aces Go Places. Classic leading man pairing, comedy and internationally flavored stunt work, Hong Kong audiences loved the mix. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.
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Plot: Dirty Tiger (Lau Kar-Wing) is a bounty hunter who summoned up by an elderly woman, she begs him to help her retrieve her husband – Crazy Frog (Sammo Hung). Her husband as ran away from her and so she’s willing to pay Tiger 20 taels of gold for her safe return. Tiger would have to be a fool to turn down this offer, so he sets out to find her husband. Read the rest of this entry »
Plot: Resigning undercover cop – Ko Chow (Chow Yun-Fat) plans resigning are shattered when brought into the station to have a meeting with his boss, Lau (Yueh Sun). Lau tells him that has one job left to do before leaving the force. The job is to infiltrate a violent gang of jewelery thieves, to gain their trust he must pass himself off as a gun dealer, selling weapons to the gang and then work his way into the gang participating in their next heist.
Ko Chow befriends on of the gangs main men – Fu (Danny Lee), both having similar backgrounds they create a decent friendship between them. But Ko Chow is haunted by past missions when one of his best friends were killed because of him. Ko doesn’t want the same thing to happen twice. 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 »
Plot: After a jewellery deal set up by the mafia is spoiled when a thief physically flies in steals the diamonds and escapes with ease. All that is left is a White Glove, which was left by the thief.
The police believe it to be a thief called ‘The White Glove’. So they call in a expert from America – Albert Au (Karl Maka) and team him up with a feisty cop, Inspector Ho (Sylvia Chiang). The mafia also believe it is this ‘White Glove’ who stole their diamonds, but after hunting him down in Venice he proves loyal to them and is forced to retrieve the diamonds…if he doesn’t he’ll be sleeping with the fishes, mafia style.
The real thieve was a local bugger – King Kong (Sam Hui), with the help of his partner – Gigolo Joe (Dean Shek). They escaped with ease and King Kong left the diamonds with Joe.
Joe’s hiding them and left two clues tattooed on two women. but now he’s trouble, one of the women he tattooed was the sister of the crazed triad ‘Mad Max’, who kills Joe before King Kong can find out the location of the diamonds. All Kong needs to do is see the tattoos on these women.
Before King can start his search Inspector Ho and half the Hong Kong Armed forces arrest him! Albert tries to reason with King to help them retrieve the diamonds, but King refuses. So the police let King go since they have no evidence against him, but Albert tricks King into a life or death situation leaving King with no option but to help Albert and Ho. In return for finding the diamonds for them, King doesn’t get charged! Read the rest of this entry »