mercoledì 24 novembre 2010

Revenge (报仇)(1993)

Revenge (报仇)(1993)
Dir:  Chong Yan Gin
Cast:  Zhang Feng Yi,Lau Shek Ming,Wong Hap,Choi Wang,Alexander Lo Rei,Teddy Yip Wing Cho,Tsui Man Wah,Cheung Kin Li
Plot: Chou Feng and Nie Fei are two good friends. They came to Shanghai to look for a new life, but during the trip they menaged to enter the Hong Men secret society. Nie Fei is hard working and in order to save a girl from being raped by a foreign, he kills the man. Although it was Nie Fei who killed the man, the man found guilty was his friend, Chou Feng. In order to pay the bail, Nie Fei will do anything, so he tries to get from a Japanese a stroll and sell it to the secret society. Unfortunately Nie Fei loses his life, and Chou Feng will seek for revenge..
Year: 1993
Country: Mainland China / Taiwan
Trailer (Edit by us (source Official Mainland dvd):
Notes: This movie got released in mainland China in two editions: dvd and vcd [by GZbeauty]. Both of them are in mandarin with no subs. It was released also in HK on vcd with the title Revanchist (the vcd is oop now). This version has only cantonese as soundtrack and eng/chi subtitles burned in. The director didnt make a lot of movies, but the cast is well known. Zhang Feng Yi acted in movies like Red Cliff (赤壁), Soccer Heroes (京都球侠), The Emperor and the Assassin (荆轲刺秦王). Lau Shek Ming had a good carrer in the HK film industry with movies like Zen Of Sword (俠女傳奇), The Black Morning Glory (疊影驚情). We also have the Taiwanese Choi Wang whose career in HK is remarkable with movies such as The Brave Archer (射鵰英雄傳) and The Shaolin Avengers (方世玉與胡惠乾).
Personal opinion: We bought this movie just because of the poster, we didnt even know what it was about. We saw a guy with a sword ,so we decided to get it. The movie is pure HK style, it doesn't seem from mainland China. More or less all the fights are helped with wires, expect some scenes at the end. If you like Yuen Woo-ping movies u will like this one as well. The only thing we didn't like about the wires was during the bullet ballet scenes. We must admit that we are not really fond of this kind of things, for us bullet ballet should be "realistic" , ok being extreme and such, but the wires (at least this time) were really too much. It's just us, maybe you guys will appreciate this.
The ending is easy to anticipate, but we won't spoil it to you.  Overall this flick is average, nothing special but give it a shot if u have the chance.
Some snapshots (source: official mainland dvd):



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