venerdì 13 aprile 2012

Red Fists (联手警探)(1990)

Red Fists (联手警探)
Dir:  Guo Baochang
Cast: Rongguang Yu , Yuzhou Hong , Yanli Zhang , Jing Ning , Chunhua Ji , Yiu-Wah Kwok, Xiuyun Guo, Han Wang
Plot:  Countless HK dollars and a rotten dead man body are flowing upon the sea area between Shenzhen and HK. Authenticated nu Shenzhen policemen, all the HK dollars which flow from HK are fake . SZ police immediately inform HK counterpart and require cooperation to solve the case.
Year: 1990
Country: Mainland China  / HK
Trailer (edit by me ):
Notes:  The movie is available in China on dvd with English subtitles as well (along with simplified and traditional Chinese).
This is the only action movie directed by Guo Baochang. The cast , on the other hand, has plenty of experience both in HK and Mainland. We have Rongguang Yu who started his career with the movie Holy Robe of the Shaolin Temple (木棉袈裟) and lots lots of movies in HK (Project S, A Gleam of hope). Then we have the beautiful Sharon Kwok who starred in movie like Ghost Busting and Lethal Panther 2. Back to mainland China we have the great Chunhua Ji who started his career with one of the best movie ever made (for me): The Shaolin Temple (少林寺)(1982). From that movie on he starred in plenty of movies both in China and HK.
Personal opinion:  Some days ago I had some free time and I decided to watch a movie. I wanted some action from the east and I ended up watching this coproduction between the red land and HK.
The plot is pretty simple and classic, nothing to scream about.
To be honest the action scenes were kinda of dull, not something you would remember. I was hoping for more punches and less shooting, I guess I was wrong.
Rongguang Yu was fine but I was expecting a pretty exiting duel between him and Chunhua Ji, instead I got just 5min of basically nothing (moreover they speeded up the fight so it wasn't that great).
During the movie there are some funny dialogues (the one I liked the most was the one about dog meat between Rongguang Yu and Chunhua Ji) regarding mainland China and HK.
Overall the movie is not that bad, but it’s not that good either. If you are really into this genre (like me) and you don’t want to skip any movies, give it a shot. Otherwise, leave it. 

Some snapshots from the original dvd:

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